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Mackenzie Phillips Biography

Mackenzie Philips born as Laura Mackenzie Phillips is an American actress and singer best known for her roles in American Graffiti, as rebellious teenager Julie Mora Cooper Horvath on the sitcom One Day at a Time, and for the Disney Channel science fiction show So Weird.

Mackenzie Phillips Age

Mackenzie was born on November 10, 1959 in Alexandria Virginia. She is 59 years old as of 2018.

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Mackenzie was born in Alexandria, Virginia. She is the daughter of John Phillips, singer in The Mamas & the Papas, and his first wife, Susan Adams. Mackenzie is the sister of Jeffrey Phillips and a half-sister of Tamerlane Phillips, actress Bijou Phillips, and singer Chynna Phillips.

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Mackenzie’s memoir High on Arrival was released in September 2009, after which she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show for an hour-long interview. She told Winfrey that she first tried cocaine when she was 11 years old, and that her father had taken drugs with her, and had also injected her with cocaine.

Mackenzie during the interview she read excerpts from her book. She said that at the age of 19, on the night before her first wedding, “I woke up that night from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father”, and that when she confronted her father months later, asking why he had raped her, her father simply replied, “Raped you? Don’t you mean we made love?”

Mackenzie told Oprah Winfrey of having a consensual sexual relationship with her father, describing her participation as “sort of Stockholm Syndrome, where you begin to love your captor.”

John’s wife Geneviève Waïte, at the time MacKenzie claimed the incest first started, denies the allegations, saying they were inconsistent with his character. , John’s second wife Michelle Phillips , also stated that she had “every reason to believe [Mackenzie’s account is] untrue.”

However, Chynna Phillips, Mackenzie’s half-sister and Michelle Phillips’ daughter, stated that she believed Mackenzie’s claims and that Mackenzie first told her about the relationship during a phone conversation in 1997, approximately 11 years after the supposed relationship had ended.

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Mackenzie Phillips Book

  1. High On Arrival (2009)
  2. Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery and Surviving Addiction (2017)

Mackenzie Phillips Movies

2018 – North Blvd as Linda
2016 – Sacred Journeys as Tiff
2015 – Girl on the Edge as Deborah Green
2014 – Suburban Gothic as Mrs. Richards
2014 – Blackout as Sarah
2014 – North Blvd as Linda
2011 – Hercules Saves Christmas as Helen Dunn
2011 – Peach Plum Pear as Sharon
2005 – The Jacket as Nurse Harding
1999 – When as Catherine Brown
1998 – True Friends as Connie
1982 – Love Child as J.J.
1979 – More American Graffiti as Carol “Rainbow” Morrison
1975 – Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins as Rita “Frisbee” Sykes
1973 – American Graffiti as Carol Morrison

Mackenzie Phillips Tv Shows

Tv Shows From Year 2001 to 2018

2018 – Orange Is The New Black asBarbara “Barb” Denning
2017 – Battle of the Network Stars -Herself
2017 – One Day at a Time Pam Valentine
2016–18 – Milo Murphy’s Law as Principal Elizabeth Milder (voice)
2015 – Hot in Cleveland as Kaylin
2014 – Phineas and Ferb as Female Judge / Jump Instructor (voice)
2014 – The Daily Helpline -Herself Co-Hostes
2012 – Interns: The Web Series as CEO
2012 – Criminal Minds as Ellen Russell
2012 – She Made Them Do It as Jamie Long
2009 – Radio Needles as Tonya Taylor
2007 – Cold Case as Sheila Swett
2005 – One Day at a Time Reunion as Herself
2004 – Without a Trace as Theresa Caldwell
2004 – NYPD Blue as Lorraine Stuval
2004 – 7th Heaven as Allison Davies
2003 – The Division as Carol Johnson
2002 – Double Teamed as Mary Burge
2002 – ER as Leslie Miller

TV shows  From Year 1973 to 2001

2001 – Kate Brasher as Tracy Del Rey
2001 – Crossing Jordan as Elaine Stahler
2000 – The Outer Limits as Boo Weston
1999–01 – So Weird as Molly Phillips
1998 – Chicago Hope as Valerie Boyd
1998 – Viper as Heidi Rosen
1997 – Caroline in the City as Donna Spadaro
1997 – Walker, Texas Ranger as Ellen Simms
1996 – Guiding Light as Rachel Sullivan
1996 – NYPD Blue as Mary Donaldson
1995 – Melrose Place as Maureen Dodd
1994 – Beverly Hills, 90210 as Counselor Ellen Marks
1986 – Kate’s Secret as Deyna
1985 – Murder, She Wrote as Carol Needom
1982 – The Love Boat as Rachel Johnson
1980 – The Silent Lovers as Lillian Gish
1979 – Fast Friends as Susan
1979 – The Incredible Hulk as Lisa Swan
1978 – The Love Boat as Allison Scott
1976 – Eleanor and Franklin as Eleanor Roosevelt, age 14
1975 – Miles to Go Before I Sleep as Robin Williams
1975 – Baretta Mindy
1975 – The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Francie
1975–83 – One Day at a Time as Julie Mora Cooper Horvath
1974 – Movin’ On as Chessie
1973 – Go Ask Alice as Doris


2005–07 – Annie as Lily St. Regis
2004–05 – How I Learned to Drive
2002 – Same Time, Next Year
2001–02 – A Delicate Balance
1999 – The Vagina Monologues as Performer
1994-98 -Grease as Betty Rizzo

Mackenzie Phillips One Day At A Time

When Mackenzie played boy-crazy teenger Julie Cooper (when the character got married, her married name was Horvath) on the long-running television show One Day at a Time, for which she earned $50,000 (equal to $227,396 today) a week this is when she gained stardom in the 1970s. In 1977 during the show’s third season, Mackenzie was arrested for disorderly conduct. Due to her drug and alcohol abuse, Phillips started arriving late and was even incoherent for rehearsals. She was ordered to take six-week break to overcome addition by producers but were ultimately forced to fire her in 1980.

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During the filming of American Graffiti Mackenzie was 12 years old and 13 when the movie was released. She was cast as Carol Morrison, a young girl accidentally picked up by hot rodding teenager John Milner (Paul Le Mat). Producer Gary Kurtz became Phillips’ legal guardian for the duration of the filming due to California state law.

Mackenzie in the 1970s she gained stardom when she played boy-crazy teenager Julie Cooper (when the character got married, her married name was Horvath) on the long-running television show One Day at a Time, for which she earned $50,000 (equal to $227,396 today) a week. In 1977 during the show’s third season, Mackenzie was arrested for disorderly conduct. Due to drug and alcohol abuse, Mackenzie started arriving late and was even incoherent for rehearsals. She was ordered to take a six-week break by the producer to overcome her addiction but were ultimately forced to fire her in 1980.

Mackenzie voluntarily entered Fair Oaks Hospital to undergo treatment after two near-fatal overdoses . In 1981 after she completed treatment , the producers of One Day at a Time invited her back to the show. However, in 1982, Mackenzie returned to cocaine use and the following year, she collapsed on the show’s set. She refused to take a drug test and was fired again, this time for good. Her character was written out of the series. She entered a long-term drug rehabilitation program and underwent intensive treatment for nine months in 1992.

Mackenzie performed with a re-formed version of The Mamas & the Papas, known as The New Mamas and The Papas from the mid 1980s to the early 1990s.

Phillips co-starred with Cara DeLizia in the Disney Channel series So Weird in 1999, playing a fictional rock star named Molly Phillips. She also sang original songs written by show producers Jon Cooksey and Ann Marie Montade. Mackenzie appeared in the Disney Channel original movie Double Teamed in 2002. She guest-starred on episodes of ER, Without a Trace, 7th Heaven, and Cold Case.

Mackenzie on March 20, 2011 she won an Honorary Best Actress award, at the closing night awards gala of the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for her performance as Sharon in the 2010 independent film Peach Plum Pear. Mackenzi while in Toronto, she was interviewed on Canada Am, ET Canada, and The Marilyn Denis Show.

Mackenzie Phillips Today

Mackenzie in 2017 she  appeared in an episode of the rebooted One Day at a Time, featured as Pam Valentine. The role was apt, given Phillips’ history: she portrayed a counselor.

In 2018 she  appeared as Barbara Denning in multiple episodes of Netflix original Orange is the New Black

Currently  she is working  at the Breathe Life Healing Center in West Hollywood, California, as a drug rehab counselor.

Mackenzie Phillips Net Worth

Mackenzie being a popular American singer and actress who has a net worth of $2 million.

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Mackenzie has been married three times: First from 1979 to 1981 she was married to rock group manager Jeffrey Sessler, son of Freddie Sessler, then she got married to rock guitarist Michael Barakan who is now known professionally as Shane Fontayne from 1986 to 2000. Mackenzie has one child, son Shane Barakan who was born in 1987, a musician. She was married a third time by Keith Levenson in June 2005.

Mackenzie Phillips Dead

After Mackenzie returned to cocaine use in 1982 the folllowing year she collapsed on show’s set. Her character was written out of the series after she refused to take a drug test and was fired. She entered a long-term drug rehabilitation program and underwent intensive treatment for nine months in 1992. She has since recovered and returned to acting. She is so much alive and kicking.

Mackenzie Phillips Mick Jagger

Mackenzie revealed that Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger once tried to sleep with her.

“Mick Jagger locks the door and he says, ‘I’ve been waiting for this since you were 10 years old,”” Mackenzie  recounted in an Oprah promo.

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