Biography and personal life
Bijou Phillips was born on April 1, 1980, in Greenwich, a town in Fairfield County in Connecticut. The actress’s father is John Phillips, leader of the band The Mamas & the Papas. Bijou bore him his third wife – actress Geneviève Veit. The singer’s first spouse was Susan Adams. Bijou’s brother and sister to father Geoffrey and Laura Mackenzie were born in their family. From his second wife, Michelle Gilliam, John has a daughter, China. Bijou has a brother, Tamerlane. Together with the step-ups, the actress has 2 brothers and 2 sisters. China became a singer and Laura McKenzie became a singer and actress. Their father was arrested for possession and drug use. Also, the eldest daughter accused him of sexual assault.
In the 1980s, Bijou’s parents divorced. The girl was given to foster care. John gained custody of her and soon took his daughter. In 2011, the actress married actor Danny Masterson. He played in the films “Always Say YES”, “Without a Face”, and “Faculty”. A daughter Fianna Franis grows up in their family. Bijou and her husband are Scientologists. Celebrities who support this teaching include forging Bob Adams, Karen Black, Catherine Bell, Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Isaac Hayes, Priscilla Presley and Jena Elfman.
Bijou is not only an actress, but also a model. At 13, she set the record by appearing on the cover of Italian magazine Vogue. Phillips is pursuing a music career. The singer released the album in 1999. It’s called I’d Rather Eat Glass, which can be translated as “I’d rather eat glass.” The album has 12 songs, all she wrote herself, some co-written. The genre of compositions can be defined as alternative pop rock, post-grunge, folk, and trip hop. The name of the disc signifies Bijou’s reluctance to return to Phillips’s creativity has been compared to songs by Natalie Imbruglia and Kathleen Mary Hanley.
Beginning of her career
In 1999, Bijou received an occasional role in the film “Sugar Town”. The musical comedy tells several stories of people who aspire to fame in Los Angeles. Phillips appeared in it as a girl taking an autograph. The lead roles in the picture went to Jade Gordon, John Taylor, Michael De Barr and Martin Kemp. The film was presented at the Sundance Film Festival, Tessaloniki International Film Festivals, Mar del Plata and Karlovy Vary, Fantasporto International Film Festival in Portugal. That same year, the actress could be seen playing the role of Charlie in the crime drama “Black and White”. The action takes place in Manhattan. Characters include representatives of the local bohemian. The drama was presented at the Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals.
Bijou has starred in several well-known TV series. Among them is “Law & Order. Special Corps”, “C.S.I. Crime Scene”, “Hawaii 5.0″ and “Raising Hope”. In 2000, she received the role of Estrella in “Almost Famous”. The hero of the adventure comedy is a correspondent for the magazine. The drama won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a British Academy Award. She was also nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award. The actress then got one of the lead roles in the crime drama “College”. The film’s heroine tried to get close to the elite of the college she’s studying at. However, the students turned out not to be as she represented them. Director and screenwriter of the picture – Christina Wayne
Later Phillips played Tracey in the film “Love on the Run”. The hero of the adventure drama is infatuated with the sex star and follows her to filming. There he confronts her jealous husband. The painting was shown at the Oldenburg International Film Festival. The actress went on to get one of the lead roles in the crime picture “Sadist”. The story tells of two friends between whom there was a strange relationship. In 2003, Biju could be seen in the horror film “Oktan”. In the scenario, the girl gets into a sect and has to become a sacrifice. The following year, the actress underwent a casting call for the role of Alice in the film tape “The Door in the Floor”. According to the story, a married couple loses two sons in a car crash.
In 2005, Phillips played Emily in the film “Krazy”. Her partner was Anne Hathaway. At the center of the story are two girlfriends who are looking for adventure. The director of the crime thriller is Barbara Kopple. Bijou then played Tammy in the horror film “Swamp”. The picture’s director is Jim Gillespie. In 2006, the actress received a role in the film tape “Fire on Your Own”. The director, producer and screenwriter of the musical drama is Michele Civetta. Phillips later played in the drama “Here and Now”. The film is about a group of young men who wake up after a nightclub in Los Angeles. In 2007, Bijou performed the role of Whitney in the horror film “Hostel 2″. In the scenario, three female students end up in a spooky hotel in Bratislava. People are tortured and killed here.
In the same year, the actress was invited to play the role of Maggie in the film “King of Illusions”. The horror film tells the story of an illusionist show in which he seems to be sawing girls. Then the participants of the performance return unharmed to the hall. However, time later die. Bijou played Lorna in “What We Do Is a Mystery”. It is the musical story of becoming a punk band. In the adventure painting “The Art of Traveling”, Phillips can be seen as Christina. The main character sets out on a journey. Its goal is Central America. In 2008, she played Ursula in the film adaptation of Chuck Palanik’s book “Choking”. The plot tells of a con artist who plays out fits of asphyxiation.
That same year Phillips could be seen as Nancy in the documentary film “Chelsea With Ice”. The film has been presented at events such as the Entrevues Film Festival in Belfort, the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, the International Documentary Film Festival in Copenhagen, Mar del Plata International Film Festivals, Stockholm and Sitges, ERA New Horizons International Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. The actress went on to perform the role of Crystal in the picture “All That Blues”. In 2009, Bijou received roles in the films “Awakening”, “It Lives”, “Made for Each Other”, and “Bridge to Nowhere”. The following year, she starred as Erica Long in a drama about a former composer now forced to work as a chauffeur, Earth of Astronauts. In this picture Phillips has the lead female role. Her hero meets at a meeting of anonymous alcoholics, and his life changes.