Wendy Phillips

Actor
With her gap-toothed smile and intelligent yet sometimes fraught demeanor, Wendy Phillips has worked consistently for more than a decade but had not been attached to the runaway hit that should have made her a household ... Read more »
Born: 01/02/1952 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Shameless 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Perception 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mentalist 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Love 2007, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rendition 2007 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

Friends With Money 2006 (Movie)

Fundraiser Host (Actor)

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ghost Whisperer 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Presidio Med 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Very Annie Mary 2002 (Movie)

Hinge (Actor)

Charmed 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Am Sam 2001 (Movie)

Miss Wright (Actor)

Strong Medicine 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Beach Boys: An American Family 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad Cows 1999 (Movie)

Prison Warden (Actor)

Touched By an Angel 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Promised Land 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Picket Fences 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Savannah 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Commish 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Too Soon For Jeff 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Fast Company 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's The Stand 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Bugsy 1991 (Movie)

Esta Siegel (Actor)

Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

From Hollywood to Deadwood 1989 (Movie)

Monolith Secretary (Actor)

The Robert Guillaume Show 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wizard 1989 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

Midnight Run 1988 (Movie)

Gail (Actor)

A Year in the Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Fuzzbucket 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Airplane II: the Sequel 1982 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

The Eddie Capra Mysteries 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Executive Suite 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Riding High 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Fraternity Row 1976 (Movie)

Betty Ann Martin (Actor)

One of Our Own 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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A Season in Purgatory (TV Show)

Actor

A Year in the Life (TV Show)

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Appearances (TV Show)

Actor

Death Be Not Proud (TV Show)

Actor

Life on Liberty Street (TV Show)

Actor

MacShayne: Winner Takes All (TV Show)

Actor

Shattered Vows (TV Show)

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The Gifted One (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Tapes (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With her gap-toothed smile and intelligent yet sometimes fraught demeanor, Wendy Phillips has worked consistently for more than a decade but had not been attached to the runaway hit that should have made her a household name. She broke into TV playing the daughter of a global corporation on the short-lived CBS series "Executive Suite" (1976-77), then was the secretary to an unconventional detective on "The Eddie Capra Mysteries" (NBC, 1978-79). When she returned to series TV in 1986, it was in more high-brow material. Phillips played the eldest daughter of Richard Kiley, an ex-hippie who moved back in with her parents along with her two teen-age children, in the NBC miniseries "A Year in the Life", a role she reprised in the weekly series (1987-88). In 1989, she switched to sitcoms playing the secretary Robert Guillaume was dating on "The Robert Guillaume Show" (ABC), one of the first interracial romances on TV. When that show failed to find an audience, Phillips moved on to "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1989-90) as Gregory Harrison's sister. One of her best roles to date was as a widowed Catholic mother raising two children after World War II in the critically praised, but low-rated period drama "Homefront" (ABC, 1991-93). Exhibiting a slightly malevolent streak, she was cast as the murderous Lucille Richards on the primetime soap "Savannah" (The WB, 1996). Trading in machinations for a more wholesome image, Phillips segued to playing Gerald McRaney's wife in "Promised Land" (CBS, 1996-99).

Relationships

Scott Paulin

Husband

Virginia Paulin

Daughter
father Scott Paulin

Wendell Phillips

Father

Jean Shelton

Mother

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley , California 1974

Milestones

1996

Played Lucille Richards on The WB series "Savannah"

1991

Co-starred as Esta Siegel in the feature "Bugsy"

1989

Co-starred on TV series, "The Robert Guillaume Show"

1988

Played Robert De Niro's ex-wife in "Midnight Run"

1978

Co-starred on "The Eddie Capra Mysteries"

1977

Feature film debut, "Fraternity Row"

1976

TV series debut as daughter on "Executive Suite"

1975

TV-movie debut, "Death Be Not Proud"

Was member of ensemble cast of "Homefront"

Played Richard Kiley's eldest daughter in miniseries and series of "A Year in the Life"

Starred as Gerald McRaney's wife on CBS series "Home of the Brave"

Played Lauren Daniels on TV series, "Falcon Crest"

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