Julianne Phillips

Actor, Model
A fresh-faced, strawberry blonde Julianne Phillips is best known for playing Frankie Reed, the most career-oriented of the "Sisters" on that NBC series, a role she played for four years (1991-1995). Raised in Oregon ... Read more »
Born: 05/12/1960

Filmography

Actor (23)

Colin Fitz Lives! 2006 (Movie)

Justice Fitz (Actor)

Allie & Me 2002 (Movie)

Angela Nansky (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Sela Ward 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Boulevard 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wedding Band 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Big Bully 1996 (Movie)

Victoria (Actor)

46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Original Sins 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Sisters 1990 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fletch Lives 1989 (Movie)

Becky Culpepper (Actor)

Skin Deep 1989 (Movie)

Molly (Actor)

Seven Hours to Judgment 1988 (Movie)

Lisa Eden (Actor)

Sweet Lies 1988 (Movie)

Dixie (Actor)

Odd Jobs 1987 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

A Vow to Kill (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Up and Going Home (TV Show)

Actor

His Mistress (TV Show)

Actor

Jealousy (Movie)

(Actor)

Summer Fantasy (TV Show)

Actor

The Only Way Out (TV Show)

Actor

Tidal Wave: No Escape (TV Show)

Actor

Where's the Money, Noreen? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A fresh-faced, strawberry blonde Julianne Phillips is best known for playing Frankie Reed, the most career-oriented of the "Sisters" on that NBC series, a role she played for four years (1991-1995). Raised in Oregon, she moved to Southern California to attend Brooks College. Returning to Oregon, Phillips began her career acting in community theater until she was signed by the Elite Modeling Agency and moved to NYC for a brief career in magazines and TV commercials.

Deciding to actively pursue her dream, Phillips settled in L.A. and began landing small roles in films and on TV. Before she landed her breakthrough TV role, however, she landed in the spotlight by marrying singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen (although the marriage lasted but three years). Once established as a small screen player by the success of "Sisters", Phillips branched out into TV-movies, playing everything from one of the women in the life of a man undergoing a mid-life crisis in "Getting Up and Going Home" (Lifetime, 1992) to a woman who discovers her photographer-husband is actually a kidnapper and murderer in "A Vow to Kill" (USA Network, 1995). More recently, Phillips played an oceanographer racing against time to save the world in "Tidal Wave: No Escape" (ABC, 1997). Like many television players, she has had difficulty making the jump to features. While she landed the female lead opposite Chevy Chase in "Fletch Lives" (1989), the film was not a box-office hit. Phillips had only slightly better luck as a sex education teacher who had been the object of a Rick Moranis' fantasies when they were younger in "Big Bully" (1996).

Relationships

Bruce Springsteen

Husband
married in May 1986 separated in 1988 divorced in 1989

EDUCATION

Brooks College

Long Beach , California
took drama courses

Milestones

1997

Had lead in ABC TV-movie "Tidal Wave: No Escape"

1996

Co-starred in "Big Bully"

1991

Played Frankie Reed on the NBC drama series "Sisters"; left the show in February

1989

Was leading lady to Chevy Chase in "Fletch Lives"

1986

Feature film debut, "Odd Jobs"

1984

TV-movie debut, "Summer Fantasy" (NBC)

1982

Worked as a model for Elite Modeling Agency; appeared in various commercials

After college graduation, appeared in community theatre in Oregon

Raised in Evanston, IL, and Lake Oswego, OR

Bonus Trivia

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"Actually, Bruce [Springsteen] taught me about introspection. I think that's an incredible gift. I can really look inside myself. And you know what? I like what's inside. And it's taken me a long time to say that." --Julianne Phillips in US, February 1996

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