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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 1 April 1980Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameBijou Lilly Phillips
Nicknames Bij
B
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The multi-talented Bijou Phillips has led an unusual life. She spent her childhood in New York, California and South Africa. She excelled in Equestrienne sport. When she was 13, she became a model to escape boarding school and became one of the youngest people to grace the cover of "Interview" Magazine and "Italian Vogue". Bijou also appeared in several ads for Calvin Klein. At 17, she acquired a record deal and began work on her album "I'd Rather Eat Glass" produced by Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison. She was later cast in Black and White (1999) by director James Toback and garnered nothing but glowing praise from critics for her performance. Larry Clark cast her in Bully (2001) which led "The Hollywood Reporter" to name her one of 2002's "Shooting Stars of Tomorrow". Bijou continues to make great films with last year's role opposite 'Jeff Bridges' and Kim Basinger in The Door in the Floor (2004), a film adaptation of John Irving's novel, "A Widow For One Year". She most recently completed a leading role opposite Anne Hathaway in Oscar-winning writer, Stephen Gaghan's Havoc (2005), directed by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, Barbara Kopple. This is only the beginning for her, with several projects on the horizon, including her portrayal of "Lorna Doom" opposite Shane West in a feature film, about late 70s seminal-punk band The Germs, called What We Do Is Secret (2007), Venom (2005) (aka "Backwater"), produced by Scream (1996)'s Kevin Williamson, she is in the new film Choke (2008), with Anjelica Huston and Sam Rockwell. As well as starring in a comedy called Made for Each Other (2009) with Christopher Masterson, she just played "Nancy Spungen", as in "Sid and Nancy", in a bio-pic about the Chealsea Hotel, Chelsea on the Rocks (2008), directed by Abel Ferrara.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Danny Masterson (18 October 2011 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (19)

Younger half-sister of Chynna Phillips, Mackenzie Phillips and Jeffrey Phillips. Younger sister of Tamerlane Phillips.
Professional model and singer.
Aunt of Shane Fontayne Jr., Shane Barakan and Jameson Leon Baldwin.
An animal lover, Bijou owns two dogs and a horse. One is a white male Pekinese named Mama's Flea Angel Eyes (called Flea), which she got in 1996. The other is a black female Pek-a-Poo (a Pekingese/Poodle mix) named Sweet Pea (called Pea), which she got in early 2000 after convincing a journalist who was interviewing her to buy the puppy for her. Her horse is named Finnegan.
Named after the song 'My Petite Bijou' by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. 'Bijou' means 'jewel' in French.
Champion equestrienne as a child.
On the cover of 'Interview' magazine when she was 13, and shortly thereafter became the youngest model to ever appear on the cover of Vogue (she was on the Italian edition).
The title of her album 'I'd Rather Eat Glass' is a reference to what she's rather do than go back to modeling.
Her godfather was Andy Warhol.
Close friends with Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton.
Was a guest at Nicky Hilton's Las Vegas wedding to Todd Andrew Meister.
Along with Tara Reid, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Kimberly Stewart, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie & Kim Kardashian is one of Hollywood's most famous party girls.
Was the January 2007 entry in Stuff magazine's 2006-2007 pin up calendar.
Some songs on Sean Lennon's CD "Friendly Fire" are about their break-up.
Her paternal grandmother was Cherokee Indian and met and married Phillips' grandfather in Oklahoma.
(October 18, 2011) Married her boyfriend of 7 years Danny Masterson following a 2-year-long engagement.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a daughter Fianna Francis Masterson on February 14, 2014. Child's father is her husband, Danny Masterson.

Personal Quotes (4)

On music: "Music is real; it's something you can touch and feel. It moves you - the bass literally shakes you and rocks you from the inside. Music makes your soul feel amazing while you're performing it. It's not air, it's not wind, it's not anything like that. It's solid. It's thick. It's like summertime in New York."
On being world-weary: "I never had innocence."
On modeling: "It was like, I wanted to go swimming in the ocean, but I was jumping up and down in a puddle."
"Bijou Phillips- you never knew what the f**k she would say or do next. There is no line between her unconscious and her articulation of it and her behavior. She is a genuine psychopath. I say that with affection and admiration, because she's also incredibly smart and talented, so she knows how to amuse and how to get and hold attention. If she were just a psychopath, you wouldn't want to use her; you'd just be bored. But she is always amusing and interesting and, if one thing isn't working, she has a good sense of it, and she just starts on something else" - James Toback.

Salary (1)

Hostel: Part II (2007) $65,000.00

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