A fixture on the New York party scene before she was old enough to drive, Bijou Phillips was a wild child personified. Born into rock royalty, she made gossip-page headlines by the time she was 13, thanks to her hard-core partying, excessive drinking, and heavy drug use. As a prepubescent teen, she appeared in controversial ad campaigns clad in nothing but her underwear. Phillips' life was seemingly spinning out of control until she turned her life around and began to focus on an acting career. Her breakout role was in the independent film "Black and White" (1999), a compelling drama about racism. She also appeared in the critically acclaimed drama "Almost Famous" (2000), as a teen groupie to an up-and-coming 1970s rock band. In spite of her family's highly publicized personal tragedies, which included shocking allegations of an incestuous relationship between her father, legendary singer John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas and her half-sister, actress Mackenzie Phillips, Phillips continued to act and tackle roles that showcased her talents and passion for her chosen career.