Michelle Phillips biography
SynopsisMichelle Phillips was born on June 4, 1944 in Long Beach, California. She was a member of 1960s folk/pop group, The Mamas and the Papas. The band had hits with "California Dreamin'" and "Monday, Monday," but disbanded in 1971. Phillips has down extensive television acting. She's the mother of singer Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips) and step-mother of actress Mackenzie Phillips.
California-born Michelle (Holly Michelle Gilliam) Phillips is best known for being one of the singers for the Sixties folk/pop group, The Mamas and the Papas, which she formed in 1965 with Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty, and husband-to-be John Phillips. With hits like "California Dreamin'," "Monday, Monday," and "Dedicated to the One I Love," the members of The Mamas and Papas became international stars, but the group would eventually disband in 1971.
In 1970, Michelle married and divorced actor Dennis Hopper, and after the break-up of The Mamas and the Papas, actively pursued an acting career. She received a Golden Globe nomination for her work in Dillinger (1972), and got her big TV break in 1987 as Anne Matheson Sumner in the prime-time soap "Knots Landing." Michelle has done numerous television guest appearances, in shows such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Santa Barbara," "Murder, She Wrote," "Beverly Hills 90210," and "Providence."
Michelle Phillips is mother of singer Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips) and step-mother of actress Mackenzie Phillips ("One Day at a Time,").