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Bijou Phillips

The multi-talented Bijou Phillips has led an unusual life. She spent her childhood in New York, California and South Africa. She excelled in Equestrienne sport. When she was 13, she became a model to escape boarding school and became one of the youngest people to grace the cover of Interview Magazine and Italian Vogue. Bijou also appeared in several ads for Calvin Klein. At 17, she acquired a record deal and began work on her album I'd Rather Eat Glass produced by Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison.

She was later cast in BLACK AND WHITE by director James Toback and garnered nothing but glowing praise from critics for her performance. Larry Clark cast her in BULLY which led The Hollywood Reporter to name her one of 2002's Shooting Stars of tomorrow. Bijou continues to make great films with her role opposite Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger in THE DOOR ON THE FLOOR, a film adaptation of John Irving's novel A Widow For One Year. She most recently completed a leading role opposite Anne Hathaway in Oscar-winning writer Stephan Gaghan's HAVOC, directed by Oscar-winning documentarian, Barbara Kopple. VENOM, produced by SCREAM's Kevin Williamson, and the David Fincher film ZODIAC with Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal and Gary Oldman. This is only the beginning for her, with several projects on the horizon, including her portrayal of 'Lorna Doom' opposite Shane West in a feature film about late 70's seminal-punk band The Germs.

She just wrapped three other movies including WIZARD OF GORE, directed by Jeremy Kasten and starring Kip Pardue and Crispin Glover; DARK STREETS and YOU ARE HERE, directed by Henry Pincus. Recently, she performed as Yitzak in a revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Roxy Theater in Hollywood.


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Bijou Phillips Facts

Birth NameBijou Lilly Phillips
OccupationActress, Model, Musician
BirthdayApril 1, 1980 (37)
SignAries
BirthplaceGreenwich, Connecticut, USA
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Bijou Phillips compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Hostel: Part II
Tart
Havoc
Bully Unrated
Bully
Choke
Hostel Part II
Kiss-Kiss, Bye-Bye
The Door in the Floor
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