Phillips performing with Wilson Phillips in 2013
|Born||Chynna Gilliam Phillips
(1968-02-12) February 12, 1968
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
William Baldwin (m. 1995)
|Family||Bijou Phillips (half-sister)
Mackenzie Phillips (half-sister)
|Associated acts||Wilson Phillips|
Chynna Gilliam Phillips (born February 12, 1968) is an American singer and actress, and a member of the vocal group Wilson Phillips. She is the daughter of The Mamas & the Papas band members John and Michelle Phillips, and the half-sister of Mackenzie Phillips and Bijou Phillips.
Early life and film work
Phillips was born Chynna Gilliam Phillips in Los Angeles. Phillips began her career in acting. She appeared in films such as Some Kind of Wonderful, Caddyshack II, Say Anything and as the title character Roxanne Pulitzer in the 1989 television biographical film, Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer. In 1995, she returned to acting appearing as Kim MacAfee in the television movie Bye Bye Birdie. In 2004, she voiced the character of Kitty along with her husband William Baldwin as Johnny 13 in Danny Phantom.
Phillips was a contestant on the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was two-time finalist Tony Dovolani. While she seemed to be one of the frontrunners to win, Phillips was unexpectedly eliminated in the fourth week of competition. Despite her early exit, Phillips held a much higher average of scores compared with celebrities who lasted much longer than she did.
In the late 1980s Phillips formed the trio Wilson Phillips with her childhood friends Carnie and Wendy Wilson. The group released their self-titled debut album in 1990. The album would go on to sell eight million copies. The group’s second album, Shadows and Light, released in 1992, was a commercial disappointment, despite being certified platinum. After that project, Phillips left the group, citing exhaustion.
In 1995 Phillips released her debut solo album, Naked and Sacred, but failed to recapture the success she found with Wilson Phillips. In 2004 Wilson Phillips reunited to record their third album, California, which featured cover tunes from West Coast singers from the 1960s/70s.
In the October 15, 2007, issue of People magazine, she was said to be writing songs for a Christian album. She appeared in brother-in-law Stephen Baldwin‘s documentary, Livin It: Unusual Suspects. In 2009 Phillips teamed up with singer/songwriter Vaughan Penn to form the duo “Chynna and Vaughan”. The two released their debut album, One Reason, on September 22, 2009. Wilson Phillips released ‘Christmas In Harmony’ in 2010 and ‘Dedicated’ in 2012. They continue to play shows every year.
Phillips had a drug and alcohol addiction as a teenager.
In September 2009 Chynna’s half-sister, Mackenzie Phillips, alleged in her memoirs that she [Mackenzie] and her father had a “consensual” ten-year incestuous relationship. While both Geneviève Waïte (John’s wife at the time, and mother of Bijou Phillips), and Michelle Phillips, John’s second wife (mother of Chynna Phillips) told the media that they did not believe her claims, Chynna said she believed Mackenzie.
On February 12, 2010, Phillips was treated for anxiety. In a statement made on February 27, her manager Lizzie Grubman said, “After successfully completing her in-patient treatment for anxiety, Chynna Phillips has happily returned home to celebrate her daughter’s birthday with her family.” Grubman said Phillips was “happy to be home with her family. She is in great spirits.”
|1975||Little Boy Blue|
|1987||Some Kind of Wonderful||Mia|
|1988||The Invisible Kid||Cindy Moore|
|Caddyshack II||Mary Frances “Miffy” Young|
|1988||Moving Target||Megan Lawrence||Television movie|
|Goodbye, Miss July 4||Alma||Television movie|
|1989||The Comeback||Jessica||Television movie|
|Traveling Man||Mona Voight||Television movie|
|Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer||Roxanne Pulitzer||Television movie|
|1995||Bye Bye Birdie||Kim MacAfee||Television movie|
|2004–2007||Danny Phantom||Kitty||3 episodes|
Dancing with the Stars performances
Chynna Phillip’s partner was Tony Dovolani.
|Week #||Dance/Song||Judges’ score||Result|
|1||Viennese Waltz/”If I Ain’t Got You“||8||7||7||Safe|
|2||Jive/”The Boy Does Nothing“||7||7||7||Safe|
|4||Tango/”Theme From Mission: Impossible”||7||7||7||Eliminated|
|1995||Naked and Sacred
|1995||“Naked and Sacred”||15||62||Naked and Sacred|
|1996||“I Live for You”||9||—|
|“Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me“||64||—|