Bijou Phillips

Actress, Model, Singer
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 ... Read more »
Born: 03/31/1980 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Made For Each Other 2014 (Movie)

Marcy (Actor)

The Bridge to Nowhere 2014 (Movie)

Jasper (Actor)

The Wizard of Gore 2014 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Wake 2014 (Movie)

Carys (Actor)

Raising Hope 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead 2010 (Movie)

Lauren Lamont (Actor)

Black Limousine 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chelsea on the Rocks 2009 (Movie)

Nancy Spungen (Actor)

Choke 2008 (Movie)

Ursula (Actor)

Dark Streets 2008 (Movie)

Crystal Labelle (Actor)

It's Alive 2008 (Movie)

Lenore Harker (Actor)

What We Do is Secret 2008 (Movie)

Lorna Doom (Actor)

Hostel: Part II 2007 (Movie)

Whitney (Actor)

The Art of Travel 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin 2006 (Movie)

Aubrey (Actor)

Venom 2005 (Movie)

Tammy (Actor)

Celebrity Blackjack 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Havoc 2004 (Movie)

Emily (Actor)

The Door in the Floor 2004 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Pulse 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bully 2001 (Movie)

Alice 'Ali' Willis (Actor)

Fast Sofa 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rocky Horror: 25th Anniversary Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Tart 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

Estrella Starr (Actor)

Black and White 2000 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Sugar Town 1999 (Movie)

Autograph Girl (Actor)

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

Totally Awesome (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer 1998 (Movie)

("Polite") (Song Performer)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Nick Adler

Companion
Son of record producer Lou Adler dated c. 1999 no longer together

Elijah Allman

Companion
Son of Gregg Allman and Cher no longer together

Evan Dando

Companion
Frontman for the Boston rock band The Lemonheads reportedly deflowered Phillips when she was 16 and he 29 no longer together

Eric Eisner

Companion
Son of executive Michael Eisner dated c. 2000 no longer together

Sean Lennon Actor

Companion
Dated from 2000-04

Sean Lennon

Companion
Son of Yoko Ono and John Lennon dated c. 2005 no longer together

Danny Masterson Actor

Husband
Began dating 2003 Engaged March 2009 Married Oct. 18, 2011 in Ireland

Chynna Phillips Actor

Half-Sister
Born in 1968 daughter of John and Michelle Phillips married to actor William Baldwin former member of Wilson Phillips

John Phillips

Father
Founding member of seminal pop group The Mamas and the Papas died March 19, 2001

Mackenzie Phillips Actor

Half-Sibling
Born in 1959 daughter of John Phillips and Suzy Adams played Julie Cooper on the CBS sitcom "One Day at a Time"

Tamerlane Phillips

Brother
Born c. 1971

Jeffrey Phillips

Half-Brother
Son of John Phillips and Suzy Adams

Genevieve Waite

Mother
South African

Elijah Wood Actor

Companion
Briefly dated No longer together

Milestones

2008

Starred opposite Sam Rockwell in the black comedy "Choke"

2007

Cast in Eli Roth's "Hostel: Part II," the sequel to the 2006 film about a torture ring in Europe

2005

Portrayed Lorna Doom opposite Shane West in "What We Do Is Secret," about late '70s seminal punk band The Germs

2005

Starred opposite Anne Hathaway in Stephen Gaghan's "Havoc"

2004

Cast opposite Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger in "The Door in the Floor"

2001

Portrayed a teenage party girl in Larry Clark's "Bully"

2001

Appeared in the independent drama, "Tart"

2000

Received positive reviews for her portrayal of a young Upper East Side child of privilege who has appropriated African-American hip-hop lingo and lifestyle in James Toback's "Black and White"

2000

Had a supporting role in Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous"

2000

Posed for and featured on the cover of Playboy magazine (April)

1999

Had a brief cameo in the independent film "Sugar Town"

1999

Released her debut album I'd Rather Eat Glass and toured as part of the Lilith Fair music festival

1995

Appeared as part of a controversial Calvin Klein ad campaign featuring underage models in suggestive poses at age 15

1995

Taught by father to play the guitar

1993

At age 13, began work as a model, appearing on the cover of Interview magazine

Will co-star with Danny Masterson in "The Bridge to Nowhere"; directed by Blair Underwood in his directorial debut (lensed 2008)

Bonus Trivia

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"I've always been a performer. My family is in show business. Putting on a show has always been my thing. Even in school I used to say to people, 'One day you're going to be sitting there in your parents' house drinking Natural Lights and smoking your shag weed and you'll see me on MTV.'" - Bijou Phillips quoted in Details magazine, January 1997

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"Music is real; it's something you can touch and feel. It moves you - the bass literally shakes you and rocks you from the inside. Music makes your soul feel amazing while you're performing it. It's not air, it's not wind, it's not anything like that. It's solid. It's thick. It's like summertime in New York." - Bijou Phillips quoted in Interview magazine, May 1999

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Phillips on her wild party past: "I don't regret anything that I did. If I had stayed home and gone to school and done the normal Brady thing, I would have been a total idiot. My whole thing is that I was stupid, but I was 14 and every body's stupid at that age, so it's fine." - quoted to Details magazine, May 1999

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Mackenzie Phillips on her younger half-sister: "Bijou may be thought of as this young privileged kid from a wealthy family, which is not right. We were like poor little rich kids. We may have lived in big mansions, but they were dirty and everything was broken. And the fact that Bijou can put a sentence together and look beautiful is a miracle. She has more strength than anyone would ever see just looking at her." - quoted in Us Weekly, March 27, 2000

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Father John Phillips on his hands-off parenting: "As a little girl, she wasn't a wild child at all until about the last six months before she went to work for Calvin Klein. She started having a lot of parties and running around. She was pretty crazy then. I was mercifully spared the New York years because I was in California. But I certainly knew the press coverage." - quoted in Us Weekly, March 27, 2000

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Phillips on the provocative opening scene of "Black and White" (2000): "What? I'm having a threesome in Central Park with a black man. I loved doing it. I wanted to put that scene out there in the world. I want people to deal with that. I want people to adjust to that." - from the Daily News, April 7, 2000

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In June 2004, Phillips assaulted Playboy Playmate Nicole Marie Lenz in a Los Angeles nightclub. The fight was broken up by actor Matthew Perry, who later testified on Lenz's behalf. Phillips pleaded no contest to the criminal charges and Lenz has filed a civil suit.

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