Phillips, Mackenzie 1959–

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PHILLIPS, Mackenzie 1959–


Full name, Laura Mackenzie Phillips; born November 10, 1959, in Alexandria, VA; daughter of John Phillips (a singer) and Suzy January; married Jeff Sessler, 1978 (divorced, 1980); married Shane Fontayne (divorced); married Michael Barakan, 1996 (divorced February 16, 2000); children: (second marriage) Shane, Jr.


Agent—SDB Partners, 1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 902, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Relativity Management, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Suite 510, Los Angeles, CA 90048.


Actress and singer. Singer with the New Mamas and Papas; appeared in radio commercials for Continental Airlines and Mervyn's; also worked as a lecturer on drug abuse.


Film Appearances:

Carol, American Graffiti, Universal, 1973.

Rita Sykes, Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (also known as Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers), Warner Bros., 1975.

Carol/Rainbow, More American Graffiti (also known as Purple Haze), Universal, 1979.

J. J., Love Child, Warner Bros., 1982.

Herself, George Lucas … Cruisin' Modesto (documentary), 1998.

Connie, True Friends, Artist View Entertainment,1998.

Catherine Brown, When, 1999.

Nurse Harding, The Jacket, Warner Independent Pictures, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Julie Cooper Horvath, One Day at a Time, CBS, 1975–80, then 1981–84.

Rachel Sullivan, The Guiding Light (also known as Guiding Light), 1996.

Molly Phillips, So Weird, The Disney Channel, 1999–2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Eleanor Roosevelt at age fourteen, Eleanor and Franklin, ABC, 1976.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Doris, Go Ask Alice, ABC, 1973.

Robin Williams, Miles to Go Before I Sleep, CBS, 1975.

Susan, Fast Friends, NBC, 1979.

Lillian Gish, Moviola: The Silent Lovers (also known as The Silent Lovers), NBC, 1980.

Deyna, Kate's Secret, NBC, 1986.

Mary Burge, Double Teamed, The Disney Channel, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1976.

Performer, Circus of the Stars #2, CBS, 1977.

CBS team contestant, Battle of the Network Stars IV, ABC, 1978.

Things We Did Last Summer, NBC, 1978.

Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1979.

Herself, Rockin' the Night Away, 1988.

Herself, The Making of "American Graffiti" (documentary), 1998.

Mackenzie Phillips: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

American Graffiti: Then and Now (documentary), VH1, 1998.

Straight Shooter: The Story of the Mamas and the Papas (documentary), Bravo, 1999.

Herself, Celebrity Profile: Henry Winkler (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 4 (documentary), Fox, 2000.

Host, Prism Awards 2000, syndicated, 2000.

Mackenzie Phillips (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Mackenzie Philips (documentary), Lifetime, 2000.

Mama Cass Elliot: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Herself, CBS at 75, CBS, 2003.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Michelle Phillips (documentary), Lifetime, 2003.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Bonnie Franklin (documentary), Lifetime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

That's TV, NBC, 1982.

Herself, Contact: Talking to the Dead, ABC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mindy, "On the Road," Baretta, ABC, 1975.

Francie Stevens, "Mary's Delinquent," The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS, 1975.

Allison, "The Where Is It Written?/Julie's Aunt/Big Deal," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978.

Lisa Swan, "Metamorphosis," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1979.

Rachel Johnson, "I Don't Play Anymore/Gopher's Roommate/Crazy for You," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982.

Carol Needom, "Murder in the Afternoon," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

Counselor Ellen Marks, "Intervention," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1994.

Maureen Dodd, Kimberly's rival camper, "Melrose Impossible," Melrose Place, Fox, 1994.

Maureen Dodd, Kimberly's rival camper, "A Hose by Any Other Name," Melrose Place, Fox, 1995.

Mary Donaldson, "Sorry, Wong Suspect," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996.

Herself, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1996.

Donna Spadaro, "Caroline and the Singer," Caroline in the City, NBC, 1997.

Ellen Simms, "Lucas: Parts 1 & 2," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1997.

Valerie Boyd, "Risky Business," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Heidi Rosen, "The Full Frankie," Viper, syndicated, 1998.

Book Weston, "Down to Earth," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 2000.

Tracy del Rey, "Tracy," Kate Brasher, CBS, 2001.

Elaine Stahler, "The Dawn of a New Day," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2001.

Herself, "Classic TV Stars," Weakest Link, 2001.

Leslie Miller, "Damage Is Done," ER, NBC, 2002.

Mrs. Johnson, "Thus with a Kiss I Die," The Division, 2003.

Theresa Caldwell, "Lost and Found," Without a Trace, CBS, 2004.

Allison Davis, "Why Not Me?," 7th Heaven, The WB, 2004.

Lorraine Stuval, "Fish Out of Water," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2004.

Also appeared in Movin' On, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

Doris, Same Time, Next Year, Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, 2002.

Major Tours:

Doris, Same Time, Next Year, U.S. cities, 2002.

Appeared as Rizzo, Grease, U.S. cities; in On Golden Pond; The Comings & Goings of Average People.


Music Videos:

Appeared in Bijou's "When I Hated Him (Don't Tell Me)."

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