Michelle Phillips

Singer, Actor, Songwriter
As a founding member of the pop group the Mamas and the Papas, Michelle Phillips' clear, bright soprano was an integral element of the group's soaring four-part harmonies, which helped to make songs like "California ... Read more »
Born: 06/03/1944 in Long Beach, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (81)

March 2014 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

Unbeatable Harold 2009 (Movie)

Erma (Actor)

Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry and Max 2005 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

7th Heaven 2001, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Abby 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Carnie Wilson 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Jane White Is Sick & Twisted 2002 (Movie)

June (Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1984 - 1985, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel 2001 (Movie)

Miss M (Actor)

Mama Cass Elliot: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Popular 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Seven 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Twice in a Lifetime 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Mackenzie Phillips 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock N' Roll Forever: Ed Sullivan's Greatest Hits 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Price of Air 2000 (Movie)

Mrs Rye (Actor)

Providence 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Herman's Head 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spicy City 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-De-Sac 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Pauly 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Pretty Poison 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Malibu Shores 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

New York Daze 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Chances 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Army of One 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Knots Landing 1979 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Knots Landing Block Party 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

2 Years... Later 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Keep on Running 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scissors 1991 (Movie)

Ann (Actor)

The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Let It Ride 1989 (Movie)

Mrs Davis (Actor)

Hotel 1983 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Movie 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lifetime Salutes Mom 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

American Anthem 1986 (Movie)

Linda Tevere (Actor)

Covenant 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Scene of the Crime 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Moonlight 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Savage Harvest 1981 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

The French Atlantic Affair 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Bloodline 1979 (Movie)

Vivian Nichols (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man With Bogart's Face 1979 (Movie)

Gena (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars III 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Valentino 1977 (Movie)

Natasha Rambova (Actor)

Don't Call Me Mama Anymore 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Dillinger 1973 (Movie)

Billie Frechette (Actor)

American Video Awards (TV Show)

Actor

Aspen (TV Show)

Actor

Assault and Matrimony (TV Show)

Actor

Fantasy Island (TV Show)

Actor

No One Would Tell (TV Show)

Actor

Rubdown (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets of a Married Man (TV Show)

Actor

Stark: Mirror Image (TV Show)

Actor

The California Kid (TV Show)

Actor

The Death Squad (TV Show)

Actor

The Users (TV Show)

Actor

Trenchcoat in Paradise (TV Show)

Actor
Music (5)

Unbeatable Harold 2009 (Movie)

("Harold Has Arrived") (Song Performer)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

("California Dreamin") (Song)

Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story 1993 (Movie)

("California Dreaming") (Song)

Stella 1990 (Movie)

("California Dreamin'") (Song)

She's Out Of Control 1989 (Movie)

("California Dreamin'") (Song)

Biography

As a founding member of the pop group the Mamas and the Papas, Michelle Phillips' clear, bright soprano was an integral element of the group's soaring four-part harmonies, which helped to make songs like "California Dreamin'," "Monday, Monday" and "I Saw Her Today" hits in the late 1960s. The group's sun-dappled image stood in sharp contrast to their emotionally tumultuous lives off the stage; her husband, John Phillips, tried to exert complete control over her life, which the free-spirited Michelle countered through numerous affairs. After the Mamas and the Papas broke up in 1968, Phillips enjoyed a prolific run as a tabloid favorite after affairs with Dennis Hopper and Warren Beatty, as well as a long if unremarkable tenure as an actress in films and on television while raising her daughter, Chynna Phillips, as well as ex-husband John Phillips' son, Tamerlane, as well as a son and a foster son. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, Phillips was a survivor in both the literal and figurative sense, having both outlived all the other Mamas and Papas and gaining control of her own life and legacy.

Relationships

David Giler

Companion

Jeffrey E A Phillips

Step-Son

Warren Beatty Actor

Companion

Robert Burch

Husband

Denny Doherty

Companion
member of The Mamas and the Papas Phillips' affair with him caused her to be asked to leave the group

Gardner Gilliam

Father

Joyce Gilliam

Mother

Grainger Hines Actor

Husband
Married Divorced

Austin Hines

Son
father, Grainger Hines

Dennis Hopper Actor

Husband
Married Oct. 31, 1970 Divorced after eight days Nov. 8, 1970

Jack Nicholson Actor

Companion

Chynna Phillips Actor

Child

John Phillips Actor

Husband
Married Dec. 31, 1962 Divorced Aug. 10, 1970

Gilliam Phillips

Daughter
born on February 12, 1968 father, John Phillips married actor William Baldwin in 1995

Mackenzie Phillips

Step-Daughter

Steven Zax

Husband
Married in Mexico March 2000

Milestones

1997

Reprised role of Anne Matheson on "Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac" (CBS)

1996

Co-starred in the short-lived NBC primetime serial "Malibu Shores"

1990

Reprised role of Anne Matheson on "Knots Landing"

1987

Created role of Anne Matheson on the CBS primetime soap "Knots Landing"

1986

Had recurring role on the ABC series "Hotel"

1977

Played Natasha Rambova in Ken Russell's film biography "Valentino"

1977

Co-starred in the NBC miniseries "Aspen"

1974

TV-movie debut, "The Death Squad" (ABC)

1973

Played Billie Frechette, the title character's girlfriend, in "Dillinger"

1973

Made TV episodic debut on "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law" (ABC)

1970

Feature acting debut in Dennis Hopper's experimental film, "The Last Movie"

1967

Appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival; film debut in "Monterey Pop"

1966

Co-wrote The Mamas and The Papas hit, "California Dreamin'" with husabnd (date approximate)

1966

Had first Number 1 hit with the Grammy-winning song "Monday, Monday"

1966

Co-founded the pop group The Mamas and The Papas (date approximate)

1962

Met and married John Phillips; joined singing group The Journeymen, co-founded by Phillips

Joined with Denny Doherty to form The New Journeymen

Moved to NYC to pursue career as a model

Made appearances as Abby Malone, the mother of Valerie (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox)

Returned to series TV on "Second Chances" (CBS)

Bonus Trivia

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As a member of The Mamas and the Papas, Phillips earned four Gold Records, and won a Grammy.

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Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 as a member of The Mamas and the Papas

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