Bobbie Phillips

Bobbie Phillips (born January 29, 1968)[1] is an American actress, and animal advocate.

Bobbie Phillips
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Phillips in 2011
Born
Bobbie Jeanette Phillips

(1968-01-29) January 29, 1968 (age 53)
OccupationActress
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)
Anthony Filipetto
(m. 2000)
Children1

CareerEdit

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.[2] 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.

Paramount Pictures offered Phillips a studio contract after high ratings for Chameleon. It was a followed by two sequels: Chameleon II: Death Match and Chameleon 3: Dark Angel.

Phillips appeared on numerous popular television shows such as The Hitchhiker, Stargate SG-1, The X-Files (Best Actress Winner),[3] 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.[4] Phillips received praise from Variety for her role as Julie Costello.[5]

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.[6]

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.

Personal lifeEdit

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.[7]

Phillips is involved in animal rescue work around the world.[7]

She has one son named Mark from her previous marriage.[8][9]

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.[10]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
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
1995 Lion Strike Kelly
1995 Showgirls Dee
1996 Cheyenne Cheyenne Bo Svenson, Gary Hudson, M.C. Hammer and Robert Bell co-stars
1998 Carnival of Souls Alex Grant
1999 American Virgin Raquel
2003 Weed Man
2003 Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain Karen Douglas
2004 Last Flight Out Dr. Anne Williams
2015 Hunter's Moon Melanie
2015 Renaissance Dr. Ginette Grey
2016 The Apostle Peter: Redemption Poppaea
2018 The Gandhi Murder Elizabeth
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1991 They Came from Outer Space Mrs. Morley Episode: "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"
1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Melinda Episode: "Love Handles"
1991
1992
Married... with Children Jill
Kara
"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 Pointman Brenner Episode: "Models"
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 Chameleon Kam Movie
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ There are conflicting sources for the year of Phillips' birth. Film Reference, The New York Times and others give 1972 "Bobbie Phillips biography". filmreference.com. Advameg, Inc. Retrieved June 3, 2011."Bobbie Phillips – biography". The New York Times. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "Bobbie Phillips". Filmbug. December 4, 2003. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  3. ^ "The X-Files (1993 - 2002) - Awards @ EOFFTV". eofftv.com. Archived from the original on January 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "People's Choice Awards: Fan Favorites in Movies, Music & TV - PeoplesChoice.com". peopleschoice.com.
  5. ^ Lowry, Brian (September 17, 1995). "Variety Reviews – Murder One – TV Reviews – Review by Brian Lowry". Variety.com. Archived from the original on February 5, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  6. ^ ""Dharma & Greg" Dream a Little Dream of Her (TV Episode 2001)". IMDb.
  7. ^ a b Harness, Allison (October 15, 2010). "Lorne Park gem oozes style". Toronto Star. Toronto. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  8. ^ Fretts, Bruce (December 13, 1996). "Bobbie Phillips on The Cape". ew.com.
  9. ^ Huff, Richard (February 7, 1997). "IN HER ROLE AS MOM, PHILLIPS GETS CHOOSIER". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  10. ^ "Bobbie-Phillips-Visits-Embark". otara.lk. June 16, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2020.

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