Bijou Phillips

Highest Rated: 89% Almost Famous (2000)
Lowest Rated: 11% Venom (2005)
Birthday: Apr 1, 1980
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
A reformed, drug-addicted wild child-model turned actress from a notable celebrity lineage, Bijou Phillips' uninhibited club-kid childhood proved fodder for the celebrity-obsessed masses as its lurid details were documented in nearly every tabloid on the shelves. Yet despite the traps and temptations that she may have fallen victim to in her early years, Phillips has restored her existence from tabloid headlines to forge a successful career in film and music. Born in Greenwich, CT, in 1980 to Mamas & Papas founder John Phillips and actress Genevieve Waite, Bijou's early years were accelerated into overdrive when she began modeling at the age of 13. Emancipated from her parents the following year, Phillips went out on her own in New York City and although she initially resisted the lure of its cocaine-fueled nightlife after witnessing its effects on her sister and father's lives, soon began to experiment with drugs after being ostracized by the city's substance-powered movers and shakers. Though she would become the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of Vogue and once again became the center of attention for appearing in Calvin Klein's revealing and controversial ad campaign, life in the fast lane was bleeding Phillips of both her soul and vital energy. It was only a few short months later that the former champion equestrian pleaded with her father to be allowed to return home and attend rehab -- a plea that was initially denied until her father awoke to the mirror-image dangers his daughter was facing. Recovering from her accelerated youth more focused and wiser from experience, Phillips began to turn life around by focusing on her music and film career. As the animal-loving and self-proclaimed bipolar actress emerged to appear in such films as Almost Famous (2000) and renegade director Larry Clark's Bully (2001), she also began to reach into her past to find inspiration as a singer/songwriter. Utilizing the 12 chords her father had taught her on a guitar at age 15, and drawing from the harrowing experiences that nearly destroyed her in her early teens, Phillips crafted her debut album entitled I'd Rather Eat Glass. An unguarded musical eulogy to her former life, Phillips' debut as a songwriter may not have broken as much new ground as her father in his prime, though it marked a maturity and growth that hinted toward the good things to come from a reformed free spirit reclaiming her youthful vigor.Over the next several years, Phillips would continue to appear in films like The Door in the Floor, Havoc, The Wizard of Gore, Choke, and Black Limousine. She would also find particular success on the quirky sitcom Raising Hope.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Black Limousine (The Land of the Astronauts) Erica Long 2010
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Marcy 2009
71% Chelsea on the Rocks Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Bridge to Nowhere Jasper 2009
No Score Yet Wake Carys Reitman 2009
No Score Yet The Heart Is a Drum Machine Actor 2009
19% Dark Streets Crystal Labelle 2008
55% Choke Ursula $2.9M 2008
63% The Art Of Travel Christina Layne 2008
No Score Yet It's Alive Lenore Harker 2008
45% What We Do Is Secret Lorna Doom 2007
44% Hostel Part II Whitney $17.6M 2007
No Score Yet Wizard of Gore Maggie 2007
No Score Yet Totally Awesome Karelynn 2006
No Score Yet Friendly Fire Actor 2006
No Score Yet Spin (You Are Here) Aubrey 2006
65% The Outsider Actor 2006
45% Havoc Emily 2005
11% Venom Tammy $0.9M 2005
No Score Yet The Reaper Actor 2005
67% The Door in the Floor Alice $3.7M 2004
17% Octane (Pulse) Backpacker 2004
39% Black and White Charlie 2002
No Score Yet Tart Delilah Milford 2002
54% Bully Ali Willis 2001
No Score Yet Fast Sofa Traci 2001
89% Almost Famous Estrella Starr $31.8M 2000
67% Sugar Town Autograph Girl 1999

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • 2012
96% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Lucy Carlisle
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Camille Townsend
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Li'l Cherry
  • 2006

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