Phillips in 2011
Bobbie Jeanette Phillips
January 29, 1968
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Phillips moved to Hollywood in 1990 and began working in television soon after. Her first acting job was guest-starring with Halle Berry on the science-fiction Fox comedy They Came from Outer Space. Phillips was also a sought-after fitness and swimsuit model. Canadian bodybuilder and entrepreneur Joe Weider placed her under contract. During this time she was used in advertising campaigns, as a spokesmodel, appearing on the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine four times.
She landed her first regular television series for Paramount Pictures alongside Sir Mix-a-Lot in The Watcher. Phillips continued to land roles in television and independent films from comedies to martial arts films; Phillips is a trained martial artist and performed most of her fighting and stunts in these films. On the television series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998), Phillips played the dual role of Talon aka Hannah Foster. With this role, Phillips became the first female to play a crow on screen. In between The Crow: Stairway to Heaven filming, Phillips also showed off her martial arts abilities in a series of tele-films for Paramount Pictures.
Phillips appeared on numerous popular television shows such as The Hitchhiker, Stargate SG-1, The X-Files (Best Actress Winner), Married... with Children, Two Guys and a Girl and Baywatch. Bobbie often impressed producers to such a degree in her guest appearances that they extended her roles, brought her character back (as with Two Guys and a Girl) or made her a series regular, as with Murder One.
Phillips was a regular on the first season of the 22nd People's Choice Awards winner for "Favorite New TV Dramatic Series" for Murder One. Phillips received praise from Variety for her role as Julie Costello.
She had a small role in the controversial big screen Hollywood film Showgirls. She has starred in several small independent films and has appeared on stage as well. Prior to acting professionally, Phillips starred in several musicals. She performed as a child at the Dock Street Theater in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Another famous Dock Street alumnus is Thomas Gibson, also originally from Charleston. Phillips and Gibson later worked together, acting in the television series Dharma & Greg.
Phillips continued to perform in television sitcoms, dramas, and independent feature films up until her early retirement in 2003. Phillips' last film prior to retiring was Last Flight Out, in which she starred as a missionary doctor. Phillips returned to acting in 2014 with several independent feature films released in 2015 and 2016.
Phillips is married to Anthony Filipetto, who was her hairstylist on several films and television shows, after meeting on the set of the film Hustle in 1999. Phillips retired and left Hollywood in 2003. Bobbie and her husband travelled to Costa Rica to rescue animals and begin Anthony's surfing career. The couple travelled extensively between Canada, Fiji, Australia and Mexico before Bobbie moved to Anthony's home country of Canada. She appeared on the April 17, 2010 episode of the HGTV home design show Divine Design, where it was disclosed that she had recently moved to her husband Anthony's home country of Canada with their three dogs.
Phillips is involved in animal rescue work around the world.
Beginning in 2016, Phillips branched out further in her animal rescue work and became involved with several elephant rescue organizations. As well, visiting and learning the inner workings of Embark whose main focus is street dogs in Sri Lanka.
|1993||Back in Action||Helen Lewinsky|
|1993||Body of Influence||First Woman||Video|
|1993||TC 2000||Zoey Kinsella / TC 2000 X|
|1994||Hail Caesar||Buffer Bidwell|
|1994||Animal Instincts II||Waitress||Video|
|1995||Guns and Lipstick||Felicia|
|1996||Cheyenne||Cheyenne||Bo Svenson, Gary Hudson, M.C. Hammer and Robert Bell co-stars|
|1998||Carnival of Souls||Alex Grant|
|2003||Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain||Karen Douglas|
|2004||Last Flight Out||Dr. Anne Williams|
|2015||Renaissance||Dr. Ginette Grey|
|2016||The Apostle Peter: Redemption||Poppaea|
|2018||The Gandhi Murder||Elizabeth|
|1991||They Came from Outer Space||Mrs. Morley||Episode: "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"|
|1991||Parker Lewis Can't Lose||Melinda||Episode: "Love Handles"|
|Married... with Children||Jill
|"If Al Had a Hammer"|
"The Mystery of Skull Island"
|1992||Matlock||Lisa Loomis||Episode: "The Big Payoff"|
|1992||Silk Stalkings||Tessa Shaver||Episode: "Goodtime Charlie"|
|1992||Dark Justice||Lucy||Episode: "A Better Mousetrap"|
|1992||Baywatch||Lifeguard||Episode: "War of Nerves"|
|1993||The Cover Girl Murders||Hetty Barnett||Movie|
|1994||Red Shoe Diaries||Luscious Lola||Episode: "Luscious Lola"|
|1994||Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders||Jamie Pisarcik||Movie|
|1994||Fortune Hunter||Kelly Owen||Episode: "Stowaway"|
|1994||Baywatch||Kim||Episode: "Red Wind"|
|1994||The Bold and the Beautiful||Rhonda||1 episode|
|1995||The Watcher||Lori Danforth||8 episodes|
|1995–96||Murder One||Julie Costello||15 episodes|
|1996||The X-Files||Dr. Bambi Berenbaum||Episode: "War of the Coprophages"|
|1996||Boy Meets World||Louanne||Episode: "I Never Sang for My Legal Guardian"|
|1996–97||The Cape||Navy Pilot Lt. Cmdr. Barbara De Santos||17 episodes|
|1997||Stargate SG-1||Kynthia||Episode: "Brief Candle"|
|1998||House Rules||Dr. Chris Cavanaugh||Episode: "Riley's New Job"|
|1998-2000||Two Guys and a Girl||Shawn||3 episodes, including "Another Moving Script"|
|1999||Chameleon II: Death Match||Kam||Movie|
|1999||The Magnificent Seven||Alice||Episode: "Wagon Train": Parts 1 and 2|
|1999||The Crow: Stairway to Heaven||Hannah Foster / Talon||2 episodes|
|1999||The Strip||Lilly Briscoe||Episode: "Winner Takes It All"|
|2000||Hustle||Maya / Corinna||Movie|
|2000||Chameleon 3: Dark Angel||Kam||Movie|
|2001||Seven Days||Raven||Episode: "Raven"|
|2001||Dharma & Greg||Anna||Episode: "Dream a Little Dream of Her"|
|2014||The Good Sister||Mrs. Nelles||Movie|
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- "People's Choice Awards: Fan Favorites in Movies, Music & TV - PeoplesChoice.com". peopleschoice.com.
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- ""Dharma & Greg" Dream a Little Dream of Her (TV Episode 2001)". IMDb.
- Harness, Allison (October 15, 2010). "Lorne Park gem oozes style". Toronto Star. Toronto. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
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