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Bijou Phillips Biography
Bijou Phillips born as Bijou Lilly Phillips is an American actress, model, socialite, and singer. She is well known as daughter of musician John Phillips and actress, model, and artist Geneviève Waïte, she started her career as a model but soon began acting and singing. At age 13 she became one of the youngest people to ever appear on the cover of Italian Vogue. Bijou also appeared in several ads for Calvin Klein.
In 1999 she made her musical debut with her album I’d Rather Eat Glass. She has also appeared in several 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). Bijou played the recurring role of Lucy Carlyle from 2010 to 2013 on the television series Raising Hope.
Bijou Phillips Age
Bijou was born on April 1, 1980 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. She is 38 years old as of 2018.
Bijou Phillips Family | Bijou Phillips Parents
Bijou was born in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. She is the daughter of John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, and his then-wife, Geneviève Waïte, a South African model, artist, and actress. Bijou is the youngest of 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 her and Bijou was placed in foster care with a family in Bolton Landing, New York. Bijou lived there on and off, making 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 Lloyd Harbor, a village of the Town of Huntington, Long Island.
Bijou Phillips Marriage
Bijou started dating dating That ’70s Show actor Danny Masterson in 2004. The couple met at a poker tournament in Las Vegas. They are both Scientologists. In March 2009 they announced their engagement. October 18, 2011 they got married in a private castle in Ireland. Bijou gave birth to their daughter, Fianna Francis Masterson on February 14, 2014.
Bijou Phillips Acting Career
Bijou in 1999 she made her film debut as Charlie in Black and White. Her performance was praised by film critics. The film was directed by James Toback and starred Robert Downey Jr., Jared Leto, Brooke Shields and Elijah Wood, with whom she would later start an off-screen romance.
Alongside Kate Hudson she appeared in the musical drama Almost Famous (2000). The film received four Academy Awards nominations and was a critical success but not a box office success. She appeared in the comedy Tart and in the drama Bully in 2001. Later, Bijou starred in the thriller feature Octane, which was released at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003; in the film, she appeared opposite Mischa Barton. Bijou starred opposite Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger in The Door in the Floor in 2004 , a film adaptation of John Irving’s novel A Widow For One Year. She represented a leading role as Emily in the low-budget drama Havoc (2005), alongside Anne Hathaway. In the same year, she appeared in the teen horror-thriller Venom. Bijou played one of the main characters, Whitney, in the sequel to the horror film Hostel, Hostel: Part II, which opened in 2007. She also starred in What We Do Is Secret, in which she appeared again with Lauren German (her Hostel co-star). She received critical acclaim for her portrayal; Phil Gallo for Variety called Phillips’ performance “striking” and stated that her character “lights up in a unique way whenever she’s in Crash’s company or simply talking about him.”
In the 2008 black comedy Choke she starred , with Anjelica Huston and Sam Rockwell, and directed by Clark Gregg. This film is based on the Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name. On 21 January 2008 Choke premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival , where it won a Special Jury Prize for a dramatic work by an ensemble cast. In the comedy Made for Each Other, with Danny Masterson and Chris Masterson she played as Marcy. In a biopic about the Hotel Chelsea directed by Abel Ferrara she was a cast as Nancy Spungen. She also got the starring role in Dark Streets.
Bijou landed the lead role in a horror remake It’s Alive. She also has an uncredited cameo in the as-yet-unreleased Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead. Bijou alongside Danny Masterson she starred in the 2009 drama The Bridge to Nowhere. In three episodes of the Fox Network’s comedy series Raising Hope Bijou appeared as Lucy. The show premiered on September 1, 2010. She starred in the video for Broken Social Scene’s song Sweetest Kill in 2011.
Bijou Phillips Filmography
2010 – Black Limousine as Erica Long
2010 – Hawaii Five-0 as Camille
2010–2013 – Raising Hope as Lucy Carlyle
2009 – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead as Lauren Lamont
2009 – Wake as Carys Reitman
2009 – Made for Each Other as Marcy
2009 – The Heart Is a Drum Machine as Herself
2009 – The Bridge to Nowhere as Jasper
2009 – It’s Alive as Lenore Harker
2008 – Chelsea on the Rocks as Nancy Spungen
2008 – The Art of Travel as Christina Layne
2008 – Choke as Ursula
2008 – Dark Streets as Crystal
2007 – Spin as Aubrey
2007 – The Wizard of Gore as Maggie
2007 – Hostel: Part II as Whitney Swerling
2007 – What We Do Is Secret as Lorna Doom
2006 – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Lil’ Cherry
2006 – Totally Awesome as Karelynn (uncredited)
2006 – Friendly Fire as The Lover
2005 – Pancho’s Pizza N/A
2005 – Havoc as Emily
2005 – Venom as Tammy
2005 – The Outsider as Herself
2004 – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Helena Wankstein (voice)
2004 – The Door in the Floor as Alice
2003 – Octane as Backpacker
2001 – Fast Sofa as Tracy
2001 – Tart as Delilah Milford
2001 – Bully as Ali Willis
2000 – Almost Famous as Estrella Starr
1999 – Sugar Town as Autograph Girl
1999 – Black and White as Charlie
Bijou Phillips Calvin Klein
Bijou also appeared in several ads for Calvin Klein.
Bijou Phillips Bully
Bully is a 2001 American psychological crime drama film directed by Larry Clark, and starring Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Michael Pitt, Leo Fitzpatrick, Daniel Franzese, Kelli Garner, and Nick Stahl. It is Based on the 1993 murder of Bobby Kent. The plot follows several young adults in South Florida who enact a murder plot against a mutual friend who has emotionally, physically and sexually abused them for years. The screenplay was written by David McKenna (under the pseudonym Zachary Long) and Roger Pullis, who adapted the book Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge by Jim Schutze.
On June 15, 2001the film was released in the United States , and met with mixed critical responses, though many critics noted the film’s disturbing and straightforward handling of youth crime and murder.
Bijou Phillips Hostel |Bijou Phillips Hostel 2
Hostel: Part II is a 2007 American horror film written and directed by Eli Roth, and starring Lauren German, Roger Bart, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips, and Richard Burgi, while Jay Hernandez briefly reprises his role from the first film.
Bijou Phillips Havoc
Havoc is an American crime drama film 2005 starred by Anne Hathaway and Bijou Phillips, with Shiri Appleby, Freddy Rodriguez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Biehn, and Laura San Giacomo appearing in supporting roles. It is about the lives of wealthy Los Angeles teenagers whose exposure to hip hop culture inspires them to imitate the gangster lifestyle. They run into trouble when they encounter a gang of drug dealers, discovering they are not as street-wise as they had thought.
Bijou Phillips Model
Bijou has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Playboy, Missbehave, Stuff, and Nylon. When she was 13 she was on the cover of Interview magazine, and shortly thereafter became the youngest model to ever appear on the cover of Vogue’s Italian edition. She also became an image model for Calvin Klein and appeared in several advertising campaigns in which adolescents showed white underwear. The campaigns were widely condemned as eerily pedophilic. In 2007 she was listed #88 on Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100” list.
Stuff magazine ranked Bijou as #52 in their “100 Sexiest Women in the World” In one interview on modeling she said that: “It was like, I wanted to go swimming in the ocean, but I was jumping up and down in a puddle.” It is said that the title of her album ‘I’d Rather Eat Glass’ is a reference to what she’d rather do than go back to modeling.
Bijou Phillips Tart
Tart is a 2001 American film coming of age which was released by Lionsgate in 2001. It is written and directed by Christina Wayne and starring Dominique Swain, Bijou Phillips, and Brad Renfro. It follows a young woman at a preparatory school in 1980s New York City and her ingratiation with a group of elite peers. It was released by Lionsgate in 2001.
Bijou Phillips Kidney Desease
Masterson revealed on February 17, 2017,that Bijou had been suffering from kidney disease for five years. Bijou was born with small kidneys and had been battling the disease by living a stress-free life, eating a vegan diet, and getting dialysis. She later suffered from a blood infection and was in need of a transplant. Bijou received a kidney transplant on April 7, 2017.