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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 November 1959Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Birth NameLaura Mackenzie Phillips
Nickname Mack
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mackenzie Phillips was known for her role in the 1973 hit movie American Graffiti (1973). Two years later, she got the role that changed her life in the 1975 sitcom One Day at a Time (1975). The show was an instant success, and everything was going well until the third season was launched, when she was arrested for cocaine possession and lied about the incident on her uncredited appearance on Dinah and Her New Best Friends (1980). During the run of the 1979-1980 season, Mackenzie started to fall off the deep end. The producers didn't know what was wrong; she started getting tired and showing up late for rehearsals. On the set she was incoherent and the producers gave her a six-week leave of absence. In 1980, she was fired from the series, went to rehab, then returned in the fall of 1981. Sadly, in 1983, she fell asleep during a rehearsal. Producer Patricia Fass Palmer told her that she had to take another drug test, but she refused and left. She has since recovered and returned to acting.

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Spouse (3)

Keith Levenson (June 2005 - present)
Michael Barakan (February 1997 - 2000) (divorced) (1 child)
Jeff Sessler (15 August 1979 - 1981) (divorced)

Trivia (16)

Son, Shane Barakan (b. 1987), with Michael Barakan.
Has been in rehab several times for drug and alcohol addiction.
Sang in her father's music group, The Mamas and the Papas, when it made a comeback.
One of her stepmothers was Michelle Phillips.
Daughter of John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas musical group and Suzy Phillips-January (aka Susan Adams).
Half sister of Bijou Phillips, Chynna Phillips and Tamerlane Phillips. Sister of Jeffrey Phillips.
Skipped a grade in elementary school.
Sister-in-law of William Baldwin.
Childhood best friends of Lisa Coleman, musician in "Prince and the Revolution", and in "Wendy & Lisa" (with Wendy Melvoin).
Aunt of Jamison Leon Baldwin.
While shooting So Weird (1999) in Vancouver, Mackenzie was the legal guardian of co-star Patrick Levis until he turned 18.
Best remembered by the public for her starring role as daughter Julie Cooper in One Day at a Time (1975).
Her paternal grandmother was Cherokee Indian and met and married Phillips' grandfather in Oklahoma.
Currently appearing as Lily St. Regis in the touring production of "Annie." [October 2005]
Playing Lily St. Regis in a national tour of "Annie," which stopped at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in October. [October 2005]
Release of her book, "High on Arrival: A Memoir" by MacKenzie with Hilary Liftin. [September 2009]

Personal Quotes (2)

I have gone to great lengths to rearrange my life and change from the inside.
If it never gets better than it is at this moment, if I never am more successful than I am right now, that's OK with me.

Salary (1)

One Day at a Time (1975) $50,000

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