Bijou Phillips Biography!
Name: Bijou Phillips
Birth Date: April 1, 1980
Birth Place: Greenwich, Connecticut.
Father: John Phillips (The Mamas and the Papas).
Mother: Geneviève Waïte - Model from South Africa.
Bijou Phillips 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" by director James Toback and garnered nothing but glowing praise from critics for her performance. Larry Clark cast her in "Bully" 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", 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, Stephan Gaghan's "Havoc", 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". "Backwater" produced by "Scream's" Kevin Williamson, and the upcoming David Fincher film, "Zodiac" with Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal and Gary Oldman