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Bijou Phillips

Bijou Phillips: Actress, Model, Singer

Bijou Phillips was an iconic New York party-goer 10 years before Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan made an impressive entry. She modeled for Calvin Klein campaigns as well as appearing in film and television productions.

She now resides with her husband Danny Masterson from That ’70s Show and they have one child together; she stood by him during his rape trial and provided emotional support during their ordeal.

Biography of Bijou Phillips

Bijou Phillips was an internationally acclaimed model and actress. At age 13 to escape boarding school, she started modeling. Soon thereafter she graced the covers of Interview Magazine, Italian Vogue, and Calvin Klein ads as well as many Playboy/misbehave magazines before eventually becoming a regular on Stuff and Nylon pages.

Bijou has appeared in multiple films, such as Almost Famous and It’s Alive. She also regularly makes guest appearances on Fox’s Raising Hope show; most notably as herself! Additionally, Bijou has stood by their husband Danny Masterson after allegations of sexual assault were leveled against him.

Bijou Phillips grew up on Long Island in New York with her musician father John Phillips of Mamas and Papas fame, Genevieve Waite from South Africa, and four half-siblings: Mackenzie, Jeffrey, and Chynna (three of which died young). Her mother passed away when Bijou was young while her father remarried subsequently in the 1970s; after this second marriage took place he has three more half-siblings: Mackenzie, Jeffrey, and Chynna who she now shares with as well.

Phillips quickly established herself on the New York party scene even before she could legally drive, garnering headlines for her hard-core partying and heavy drug use. Additionally, she often appeared in controversial ad campaigns clad only in thongs or bra tops.

Phillips left boarding school and quickly established herself as an in-demand runway model and music video actress for bands like Stone Temple Pilots. Later she turned her focus toward acting, appearing in such films as The Door in the Floor and Hostel: Part II as well as appearing in television series such as Hawaii Five-0 and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Bijou co-starred alongside Masterson in two 2009 films: the romantic comedy Made for Each Other and the crime drama The Bridge to Nowhere. She made an appearance in Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Choke as well.

In June 2023, reports surfaced of Danny Masterson being accused of sexually assaulting three women. While Danny strongly denied these allegations, Bijou has stood by her husband throughout this ordeal.

Filmography of Bijou Phillips

Bijou Phillips first garnered media attention as a prepubescent teen with her wild partying and appearances in contentious Calvin Klein ad campaigns. Following in her parent’s footsteps by studying music and acting – but with tragedy and public scandal along the way. Phillips went on to star in films such as Almost Famous, Black and White, The Door on the Floor, and Hostel: Part II while appearing in the television sitcom Raising Hope as well as guest starring roles on Hawaii Five-0 and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit among many others.

Phillips played an outspoken and bohemian groupie to an up-and-coming 1970s rock band in Almost Famous (2000), earning widespread acclaim from critics such as Roger Ebert for her performance and being named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 2002 “Shooting Stars”.

Tart and Choke both received critical acclaim; PopMatters even stated that Bijou “is what keeps these movies moving forward”.

Phillips next starred in two 2009 movies: The Bridge to Nowhere and Made for Each Other. In the former she reunited with director Lauren German; while in Made for Each Other she played a woman whose husband attempts to morally rectify his cheating by convincing his wife to have an affair with him. That same year she also co-starred alongside Kip Pardue and Crispin Glover in the comedy film, The Man from Shanghai.

Phillips is married to actor Danny Masterson from That 70’s Show and they share a daughter. Phillips has long supported LGBT community causes and fought for workplace equality; in 2023 he was accused of sexually assaulting multiple women over eleven years; Phillips strongly defended her husband even when one of his accusers included one of his co-stars from The Princess Diaries series as she denied all accusations and charges were eventually dropped against him.

Personal Life of Bijou Phillips

Bijou Phillips is an actress, model, singer, and dancer with an eventful life. Born April 1st, 1980 to John Phillips (Lead Singer of The Mamas and Papas) and South African model Genevieve Waite in Greenwich Connecticut United States she began her professional life early.

At 13, Phillips burst onto the New York City party scene, becoming a staple in gossip-page headlines for her hard-partying and heavy drug use. Additionally, she made headlines as one of the youngest models ever featured on Interview Magazine and Italian Vogue covers; later signing a record deal and producing her debut album I’d Rather Eat Glass produced by Talking Heads guitarist Jerry Harrison at age 17.

Phillips’ acting career soon gained momentum, landing roles in films like The Door in the Floor, Choke, and Hostel Part II as well as independent movies Wake Dark Streets Made for Each Other and Wake Dark Streets Made for Each Other. Additionally, she made several guest appearances on various series like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), Hawaii Five-0, and Law & Order Special Victims Unit; from 2010 to 2013 she held a recurring role on Fox sitcom Raising Hope from 2010-13.

Phillips first garnered recognition with her performance in Danny Masterson’s hit That ’70s Show film Black and White in 2022; shortly thereafter she played a dancer who becomes obsessed with an anonymous sex worker in crime drama The Bridge to Nowhere the following year.

2024 Phillips has stood firmly by her husband despite allegations of rape against him. Masterson was charged with three counts of rape by force or fear in June 2020, yet has staunchly defended himself during trial proceedings.

Phillips has four children – a son and three daughters, with her youngest born in 2024. Phillips continues her acting career and this year has starred in two more movies (The Devil’s Rock and Awake). Additionally, she will soon begin filming a biopic on singer Darby Crash’s life in which Phillips will portray Lorna Doom from rock band The Germs who was close with Darby Crash at that time.

Career of Bijou Phillips

Bijou Phillips is an acclaimed American actress, singer, model, and socialite. She began her career modeling – appearing on covers of magazines such as Interview and Vogue Italia – before being selected as an image model for Calvin Klein (including several controversial advertising campaigns featuring adolescents wearing only white underwear ). However, after abandoning modeling she transitioned into music; appearing in many films and television shows.

She is the daughter of musician John Phillips and actress Genevieve Waite. She has one brother named Tamerlane as well as three half-siblings named Mackenzie Phillips, Jeffrey Phillips, and Chynna Phillips – with four of these being half-siblings! In 2016, she married Danny Masterson – best known for his appearances on That 70’s Show – whom she publicly supported following allegations of rape against him.

Bijou left school at 14 and decided to become a model, becoming one of the youngest covers of Vogue Italia as well as appearing in other ad campaigns and landing her record deal with Universal Records for her first album I’d Rather Eat Glass Die, released in 1999. Soon afterward she made her acting debut in Sugar Town before receiving her big break as an Upper East Side girl in Black and White where she gained international notoriety before continuing to star in films like Almost Famous 2000, The Door in the Floor 2004, and Hostel Part II 2007 before finally appearing Choke 2008.

She has also established herself as a fashion designer with multiple clothing lines bearing her name, as well as being an accomplished painter, having displayed her works at galleries throughout the country and becoming active on social media with an impressive following.

Bijou owns several properties across America, including her residence in Los Angeles. She is extremely wealthy and owns an impressive car collection. Additionally, Bijou adores animals – she owns dogs and cats of her own!


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