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Bijou Lilly Phillips (born April 1, 1980) is an American actress, model, and singer. Phillips began her career as a model but soon transitioned herself into acting and singing. She made her musical debut with her album I'd Rather Eat Glass in 1999. She has appeared in films such as Black and White (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Bully (2001), Octane (2003), The Door in the Floor (2004), Venom (2005), Hostel: Part II (2007), and Choke (2008).

Early life

Phillips was born in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is the daughter of John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas and his then-wife Geneviève Waïte, a South African model, artist, and actress.[1] The youngest of John Phillips's children, she has one brother, Tamerlane, and three half-siblings: Mackenzie, Jeffrey, and Chynna. After her parents split up, both were found unfit to have custody of Bijou and she was placed in foster care with a family in Bolton Landing, New York. She lived there on and off, doing extended visits with her parents, who had both acquired houses in the area. Her father won custody when she was in third grade and she moved with him to Long Island.[2]

Career

She made her film debut in Black and White (1999), Phillips's performance was praised by the film critics. The film was directed by James Toback and starring Robert Downey Jr., Jared Leto, Brooke Shields and Elijah Wood, with whom she would later begin an off-screen romance.

Phillips appeared alongside Kate Hudson in the musical drama Almost Famous (2001), the film received four Academy Awards nominations and was a critical and box office success. In 2001, she appeared in films Tart and Bully , and starred in the drama Octane (2003), opposite Mischa Barton. In 2004, Phillips starred opposite Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger in The Door in the Floor, a film adaptation of John Irving's novel A Widow For One Year. She portrayed a leading role in Havoc (2005), alongside Anne Hathaway; Later that year, she appeared in the horror/thriller film Venom.

She appeared in the sequel to the horror film Hostel, Hostel: Part II, which opened in 2007, she portrayed the leading role, Whitney. She has also appeared in What We Do Is Secret.

She starred in the 2008 black comedy Choke, with Anjelica Huston and Sam Rockwell, and directed by Clark Gregg. The film is based on the Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same name. Choke premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival on 21 January 2008, where it won a Special Jury Prize for a dramatic work by an ensemble cast. She played as Marcy in the comedy Made for Each Other, with Danny Masterson and Chris Masterson. She was also cast as Nancy Spungeon in a biopic about the Hotel Chelsea directed by Abel Ferrara.[2] Her most recent starring roles are in Dark Streets and a horror remake of It's Alive.[3] She also has an uncredited cameo in the as-yet-unreleased Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead.[4] Phillips starred alongside Danny Masterson, in the 2009 drama The Bridge to Nowhere.[5] In 2010, she had a guest role in the premiere episode of Raising Hope

Personal life

In 1999, she started dating her Black and White co-star actor Elijah Wood, the couple broke up eventually. In 2004, Phillips began dating That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson;[6][7] the couple met at a poker tournament in Las Vegas.[8] The couple announced their engagement in March 2009.[9] Both Phillips and Masterson have been described as devout Scientologists.[10]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Sugar Town Autograph Girl
Black and White Charlie
2000 Almost Famous
2001 Fast Sofa Tracy
Tart Delilah Milford
Bully Ali Willis
2003 Octane Backpacker
2004 The Door in the Floor Alice
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Helena Wankstein (voice) Video game
2005 Pancho's Pizza Short film
Havoc Emily
Venom Tammy
The Outsider Herself Documentary
2006 Totally Awesome Karelynn (uncredited)
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 6 Episode 13: Kiss-Kiss, Bye-Bye Lil' Cherry
2007 You Are Here Aubrey
The Wizard of Gore Maggie
Hostel: Part II Whitney
What We Do Is Secret Lorna Doom
2008 Choke Ursula
Dark Streets Crystal
It's Alive Lenore
2009 Wake Carys
Made for Each Other Marcy
The Bridge to Nowhere Jasper

Discography

References

External links

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