Mackenzie Phillips Biography
Mackenzie Philips is an American actress and singer who is best known for her appearances in the film American Graffiti, as the defiant adolescent Julie Mora Cooper Horvath on the television sitcom One Day at a Time, and for the science fiction show So Weird on the Disney Channel.
Mackenzie Phillips Age
Mackenzie (Laura Mackenzie Phillips) was born on November 10, 1959, in Alexandria Virginia. She is 63 years old.
Mackenzie Phillips Parents
Mackenzie was born in Alexandria, which is located in the state of Virginia. Her father, John Phillips, was a member of the band The Mamas & the Papas, and her mother, Susan Adams, was his first wife. She is their daughter. Mackenzie Phillips is the sister of Jeffrey Phillips as well as the half-sister of Tamerlane Phillips, actress Bijou Phillips, and singer Chynna Phillips. Mackenzie also has a half-sister named Bijou Phillips.
Mackenzie Phillips Father
After the publication of Mackenzie’s autobiography High on Arrival in September 2009, she was invited to go on The Oprah Winfrey Show for an interview that lasted for the whole hour. She revealed to Winfrey that she had her first experience with cocaine when she was 11 years old and that her father had used drugs with her and had also injected her with cocaine. She also said that her father had taken drugs with her.
During the course of the conversation, Mackenzie read out loud from her book. She shared this story on the evening before her first wedding, when she was 19 years old “”I woke up that night from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father,” she said, adding that when she confronted her father about it months later, asking why he had raped her, her father simply responded, “Raped you? Do you really think that we made love?”
Mackenzie admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she had a sexual relationship with her father that was consensual. She likened her participation in the relationship to a form of Stockholm Syndrome, in which the patient begins to love their captor.
Around the time when MacKenzie alleged that the incest first started, John’s wife Geneviève Wate was denying the charges and arguing that they were inconsistent with her husband’s character. , Michelle Phillips, John’s second wife, also indicated that she had “every reason to believe [Mackenzie’s allegation is] incorrect.” Michelle Phillips was John’s second wife.
Chynna Phillips, Mackenzie’s half-sister and Michelle Phillips’ daughter, stated that she believed Mackenzie’s claims and that Mackenzie first told her about the relationship during a phone conversation in 1997, which was approximately 11 years after the purported relationship had come to an end. Chynna Phillips is Mackenzie’s half-sister.
Mackenzie Phillips Book
- High On Arrival (2009)
- Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery and Surviving Addiction (2017)
Mackenzie Phillips One Day At A Time
When Mackenzie played the boy-crazy teenager Julie Cooper on the long-running television show One Day at a Time, for which she earned $50,000 (equivalent to $227,396 today) a week, this is when she gained stardom in the 1970s. The character’s married name was Horvath after she got married on the show, which was when the character got married. In 1977, during the third season of the show, Mackenzie was arrested for disruptive conduct. The incident occurred in 1977.
Because of her addiction to drink and drugs, Phillips began showing up late for rehearsals and was sometimes incoherent when she did show up. The producers demanded that she take a sabbatical of three months in attempt to beat her addiction, but they were ultimately obliged to fire her in the year 1980.
Mackenzie Phillips Movies
Graffiti Mackenzie was only 12 years old while American was being filmed, but she was 13 years old when the movie was finally released. She was cast in the role of Carol Morrison, a little girl who was picked up by John Milner, a teenager driving a hot rod, by accident (Paul Le Mat). Because of the laws of the state of California, the film’s producer, Gary Kurtz, was appointed Phillips’ legal guardian for the length of the production.
In the 1970s, Mackenzie rose to fame thanks to her role as the boy-crazy teenager Julie Cooper on the long-running television show One Day at a Time. After the character got married, she took the surname Horvath, and Mackenzie was paid a weekly salary of $50,000 (which is equivalent to $227,396 in today’s dollars).
In 1977, during the third season of the show, Mackenzie was arrested for disruptive conduct. The incident occurred in 1977. Mackenzie’s problem with substance misuse and alcoholism led to her appearing late to rehearsals and making a fool of herself there. The producer demanded that she take a sabbatical for a period of three months in order to beat her addiction, but in the end, he had no choice but to terminate her in 1980.
Following two near-fatal overdoses, Mackenzie checked herself willingly into Fair Oaks Hospital in order to receive treatment. After she had finished her treatment in 1981, the creators of One Day at a Time extended an invitation to her to return to the show. Despite this, Mackenzie resumed her cocaine use in 1982, and the following year, she passed out on the set of the show.
Because she refused to submit to a drug test, she was terminated from her position once more, this time for good. Her part in the show was eventually cut from the script. In 1992, she checked herself into a long-term drug recovery facility and participated in intensive treatment for a period of nine months.
From the middle of the 1980s until the beginning of the 1990s, Mackenzie was a member of a resurrected version of The Mamas and the Papas that went by the name The New Mamas and The Papas.
Molly Phillips, a fictitious rock singer, was portrayed by Phillips in the 1999 season of the Disney Channel series So Weird, where she co-starred in alongside Cara Delizia. In addition to that, she sang songs that were composed just for the show by the producers, Jon Cooksey and Ann Marie Montage. In the year 2002, Mackenzie made an appearance in the Disney Channel original movie titled “Double Teamed.” She has appeared as a guest star on episodes of the television shows ER, Without a Trace, 7th Heaven, and Cold Case.
Mackenzie received an Honorary Best Actress award on March 20, 2011, at the closing night awards gala of the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for her portrayal as Sharon in the indie film Peach Plum Pear, which was released in 2010. Peach Plum Pear was released in 2010. Interviews with Mackenzi were place on Canada AM, ET Canada, and The Marilyn Denis Show when she was in Toronto.
Mackenzie Phillips Today
In 2017, Mackenzie had a role as Pam Valentine in an episode of the reimagined version of the television series One Day at a Time. Given Phillips’s background, the part she played—that of a counselor—was an excellent fit.
She made many appearances in the role of Barbara Denning throughout the course of 2018 on the original Netflix series Orange is the New Black.
At the moment, she is employed as a drug rehabilitation counselor at the Breathe Life Healing Center, which is located in West Hollywood, California.
Mackenzie Phillips Net Worth
Mackenzie is a popular American singer and actress who has a net worth of $2 million.
Mackenzie Phillips Spouse
Mackenzie has been married three times: first, from 1979 to 1981, she was married to rock group manager Jeffrey Sessler, son of Freddie Sessler; second, from 1986 to 2000, she was married to rock guitarist Michael Barakan, who is now known professionally as Shane Fontayne; and third, she was married to rock guitarist Michael Barakan, who is still known professionally as Shane Fontayne.
Shane Barakan, Mackenzie’s only kid, was born in 1987 and is a musician. Shane is Mackenzie’s only child. In June of 2005, she tied the knot for the third time, this time with Keith Levenson.
Mackenzie Phillips Dead
Mackenzie’s relapse into cocaine addiction occurred in 1982, and the following year, she passed out on the set of the show. Following her refusal to undergo a drug test and subsequent termination from the show, her character was eventually written off. In 1992, she checked herself into a long-term drug recovery facility and participated in intensive treatment for a period of nine months. Since then, she has made a full recovery and is back in the acting business. She is very much alive and moving around quite a bit.