Michelle Phillips Biography (1944-)

Original name, Holly Michelle Gilliam; born June 4, 1944, in Long Beach, CA;daughter of Gardner Burnett (a merchant marine) and Joyce Leon (an accountant; maiden name, Poole) Gilliam; married John Phillips (a musician, composer, actor, and producer), December 31, 1962 (divorced, 1968); married Dennis Hopper (an actor and director), c. 1971 (divorced, c. 1971); married Robert Burch(a radio executive; marriage ended); married Grainger Hines (marriage ended);married Steven Zax (a plastic surgeon), March, 2000; children: (first marriage) Gilliam Chynna Phillips (a singer and songwriter); (fourth marriage) Austin Devereux Hines; Aron Scott Wilson; stepchildren: Bijou Phillips (an actress), Mackenzie Phillips (an actress). Politics: "Liberal Democrat." Addresses: Agent: Paul Santana, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, singer, writer
Birth Details
June 4, 1944
Long Beach, California

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Officer Casey Hunt, Ladies in Blue, CBS, 1980-1981
  • Ann W. Matheson, Knots Landing, CBS, 1987 1990-1993
  • Joanna, Second Chances, CBS, 1993-1994
  • Suki Walker, Malibu Shores, CBS, 1996
  • Voice of Raven, Spicy City, 1997
  • Movies
  • Maggie, The California Kid, ABC, 1974
  • Joyce Kreski, The Death Squad, ABC, 1974
  • Marina Brent, The Users, ABC, 1978
  • Meredith Tyne, Moonlight, CBS, 1982
  • Chris Jameson, Murder Me, Murder You (also known as Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: Murder Me, Murder You), CBS, 1983
  • Katie Jordan, Secrets of a Married Man, NBC, 1984
  • Claire (some sources cite Caitlin) Noble, Covenant, NBC, 1985
  • Paint Me a Murder (also known as Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense: Paint Me a Murder), USA Network, 1985
  • Jennifer Clayton, Stark: Mirror Image (also known as Stark II), CBS, 1986
  • Madge Evers, Assault and Matrimony, NBC, 1987
  • Susanna Hollander, Trenchcoat in Paradise, CBS, 1989
  • Leora, "Murder Takes All" (also known as "Mike Hammer in Las Vegas"), Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, CBS, 1989
  • Jordonna, Rubdown, USA Network, 1993
  • Laura Collins, No One Would Tell, NBC, 1996
  • Miniseries
  • Gloria Osborne, Aspen (also known as The Innocent and the Damned), NBC, 1977
  • Jennie Barber, The French Atlantic Affair, ABC, 1979
  • Anne Matheson, Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac, CBS, 1997
  • Episodic
  • "The Prowler," Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, ABC, 1973
  • Anne Winston Matheson, Knots Landing, CBS, 1979
  • Princess Nyah the Mermaid, "The Mermaid," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1979
  • "Ladies in Blue," Vegas (also known as Vega$), ABC, 1980
  • Officer Cassandra Hunt, "Golden Gate Cop Killer," Vegas (also known as Vega$), ABC, 1980
  • Princess Nyah the Mermaid, "The Mermaid Returns," Fantasy Island,ABC, 1980
  • "Lady Godiva," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981
  • "The Three R's," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981
  • "Legend," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1982
  • "Doc's Nephew," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982
  • Glenda Collins, "Shark Bait," Matt Houston, ABC, 1982
  • Fay Charles, "The Chameleon," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1983
  • The Mississippi, CBS, 1983
  • Elizabeth Bradshaw, "Secrets," Hotel, ABC, 1983
  • Helen Sinclair, "Three's a Crowd," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1983
  • "No More Alimony," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983
  • "Murder Take One," Automan, ABC, 1984
  • Princess Nyah the Mermaid, "The Mermaid and the Matchmaker," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1984
  • "Doc's Slump," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984
  • Alicia Marsh, "Yesterday's Child," Finder of Lost Loves, ABC, 1984
  • Regina Kellijian, "Death Casts a Spell," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1984
  • Teri Sherman, "Love Story," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1985
  • "Murder on the Half Shell," Scene of the Crime, NBC, 1985
  • "The Matriarch," Glitter, ABC, 1985
  • Woman, Santa Barbara, 1985
  • Elizabeth Bradshaw, "Hidden Talents," Hotel, ABC, 1986
  • Elizabeth Bradshaw, "Queen's Gambit," Hotel, ABC, 1986
  • Elizabeth Bradshaw, "Enemies Within," Hotel, ABC, 1986
  • Elizabeth Bradshaw, "Double Jeopardy," Hotel, ABC, 1986
  • Elizabeth Bradshaw, "Hornet's Nest," Hotel, ABC, 1986
  • Elizabeth Bradshaw, "Undercurrents," Hotel, ABC, 1986
  • Elizabeth Bradshaw, "Forsaking All Others," Hotel, ABC, 1986
  • Katherine Clark, "If Looks Could Kill," Alfred Hitchcock Presents,USA, 1988
  • Jenice Manheim, "We'll Always Have Paris," Star Trek: The Next Generation, syndicated, 1988
  • "A Many Splendored Thing," Knots Landing, CBS, 1989
  • Denise Zima, "Who Killed the Starlet?" Burke's Law, CBS, 1994
  • Sandra Clayton, "A Head in the Polls," Herman's Head, Fox, 1994
  • Christine Shaw, "A Very Fatal Funeral," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1994
  • Claudette Wilder, "Target: Jimmy Olsen," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, ABC, 1995
  • Karen Reeves, "Donny's Mother," Too Something, Fox, 1996
  • Abby Malone, "My Funny Valentine," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1997
  • Abby Malone, "With This Ring," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1997
  • Cassandra, "Foreplay," Pauly, Fox, 1997
  • Herself, "The Mamas and the Papas," Behind the Music, VH1, 1998
  • Maude Standish, "Witness," The Magnificent Seven, CBS, 1998
  • Abby Malone, "The Nature of Nurture," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1998
  • Abby Malone, "Aunt Bea's Pickles," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1998
  • Quinn, "True Course," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1998
  • Maude Standish, "Sins of the Past," The Magnificent Seven, CBS, 1999
  • Blair Mason, "If Memory Serves," Providence, NBC, 1999
  • Vivian, "Dude Awakening," Rude Awakening, Showtime, 1999
  • Vivian, "Trude Awakening," Rude Awakening, Showtime, 1999
  • Livia Parkinson, "The Flame," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1999
  • Edwina Lewis, "Old Flames," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX, 2000
  • Maude Standish, "The Trial," The Magnificent Seven, CBS, 2000
  • Hellacious Akers, "Style and Substance Abuse," Popular, The WB, 2000
  • Hellacious Akers, "Ur-ine Trouble," Popular, The WB, 2000
  • Lily, "Regrets," 7th Heaven, The WB, 2001
  • Specials
  • NBC team member, Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1977
  • Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1979
  • Lifetime Salutes Mom, Lifetime, 1987
  • American Video Awards, syndicated, 1987
  • 2 Years ... Later, NBC, 1990
  • Host, CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1990
  • The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show, CBS, 1991
  • The 8th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1992
  • Knots Landing Block Party, CBS, 1993
  • Host, Rock 'n' Roll Revolution: The British Invade America, CBS, 1995
  • Other
  • Don't Call Me Mama Anymore (pilot), CBS, 1973
  • Appearances, 1990
  • 919 Fifth Avenue (also known as Dominick Dunne's 919 Fifth Avenue), 1995
  • Mrs. Stepanek, Pretty Poison, 1996
  • Nancy Nevins, Sweetwater (also known as Sweetwater: A True RockStory), VH1, 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • Monterey Pop, 1968
  • The banker's daughter, The Last Movie (also known as Chinchero), 1971
  • Billie Frechette, Dillinger, American International Pictures, 1973
  • Natasha Rambova, Valentino, United Artists, 1977
  • Vivan Nichols, Bloodline (also known as Sidney Sheldon's Bloodline and Blutspur), Paramount, 1979
  • Gena, The Man with Bogart's Face (also known as Sam Marlowe, Private Eye), 1980
  • Maggie, Savage Harvest, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Linda Tevere, American Anthem, 1986
  • Mrs. Davis, Let It Ride, Paramount, 1989
  • Herself, Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document, 1990
  • Ann, Scissors, Paramount, 1991
  • Keep on Running, 1991
  • Esther Severence, Army of One (also known as Joshua Tree),1993
  • Herself, The History of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 4 (documentary; also known as Plugging In), Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, 1995
  • Anna Petrovic, You Rock!, All Film, 1998
  • DeeDee Westbrook (Miss M), Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, Pershing Point Productions/Pierrepont Productions, 2000
  • Mrs. Rye, The Price of Air, Artistic License, 2000
  • Joan, March, Kanan/Hammerschlag, 2001
  • June, Jane White Is Sick and Twisted, Asylum/Not the Asylum, 2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums; with the Mamas and the Papas
  • If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, 1966
  • The Mamas and The Papas, 1967
  • Farewell to First Golden Era, MCA, 1968
  • The Papas and The Mamas, MCA, 1987
  • Deliver, MCA, 1987
  • Creeque Alley/The History of The Mamas and the Papas, MCA, 1991
  • Also recorded The Best of The Mamas and the Papas, 16 GreatestHits, and 16 of Their Greatest Hits, all for MCA.
  • Other Albums
  • Victim of Romance, A&M, 1977
  • WRITINGS
  • California Dreamin': The Story of The Mamas and the Papas, WarnerBooks, 1986
  • Coauthor (with John Phillips) of the hit single "California Dreamin'," performed by The Mamas and the Papas.

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