Bobbie Phillips

Last updated

Bobbie Phillips
Bobbie Phillips white dress charity.jpg
Phillips in 2011
Born (1968-01-29) January 29, 1968 (age 55)
Years active1990–2003
Anthony Filipetto
(m. 2000)

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



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.

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/Hannah Foster. Phillips was the first female to play the character of The 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 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 .

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 film Showgirls . She has also 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. 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 life

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. In the same year she visited Sri Lanka and learned about the inner workings of the organization Embark, whose main focus is street dogs in the island nation. [10]


1993Back in ActionHelen Lewinsky
1993Body of InfluenceFirst WomanVideo
1993 TC 2000 Zoey Kinsella / TC 2000 X
1994 Hail Caesar Buffer Bidwell
1994Animal Instincts IIWaitressVideo
1995Guns and LipstickFelicia
1995Lion StrikeKelly
1995 Showgirls Dee
1996CheyenneCheyenneBo Svenson, Gary Hudson, M.C. Hammer and Robert Bell co-stars
1998 Carnival of Souls Alex Grant
1999 American Virgin Raquel
2003Weed ManUnknown
2003 Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain Karen Douglas
2004Last Flight OutDr. Anne Williams
2015Hunter's MoonMelanie
2015RenaissanceDr. Ginette Grey
2016The Apostle Peter: RedemptionPoppaea
2018 The Gandhi Murder Elizabeth
1991 They Came from Outer Space Mrs. MorleyEpisode: "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"
1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose MelindaEpisode: "Love Handles"
1991-1992 Married... with Children Jill / Kara"If Al Had a Hammer"
"The Mystery of Skull Island"
1992 Matlock Lisa LoomisEpisode: "The Big Payoff"
1992 Silk Stalkings Tessa ShaverEpisode: "Goodtime Charlie"
1992 Dark Justice LucyEpisode: "A Better Mousetrap"
1992 Baywatch LifeguardEpisode: "War of Nerves"
1993The Cover Girl MurdersHetty BarnettMovie
1994 Red Shoe Diaries Luscious LolaEpisode: "Luscious Lola"
1994Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez MurdersJamie PisarcikMovie
1994 Fortune Hunter Kelly OwenEpisode: "Stowaway"
1994 Baywatch KimEpisode: "Red Wind"
1994 The Bold and the Beautiful Rhonda1 episode
1995 Pointman BrennerEpisode: "Models"
1995 The Watcher Lori Danforth8 episodes
1995–1996 Murder One Julie Costello15 episodes
1996 The X-Files Dr. Bambi BerenbaumEpisode: "War of the Coprophages"
1996 Boy Meets World LouanneEpisode: "I Never Sang for My Legal Guardian"
1996–1997 The Cape Lieutenant Commander Barbara De Santos17 episodes
1997 Stargate SG-1 KynthiaEpisode: "Brief Candle"
1998 House Rules Dr. Chris CavanaughEpisode: "Riley's New Job"
1998 Chameleon KamMovie
1998-2000 Two Guys and a Girl Shawn3 episodes, including "Another Moving Script"
1999 Chameleon II: Death Match KamMovie
1999 The Magnificent Seven AliceEpisode: "Wagon Train": Parts 1 and 2
1999 The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Hannah Foster / Talon2 episodes
1999 The Strip Lilly BriscoeEpisode: "Winner Takes It All"
2000HustleMaya / CorinnaMovie
2000 Chameleon 3: Dark Angel KamMovie
2001 Seven Days RavenEpisode: "Raven"
2001 Dharma & Greg AnnaEpisode: "Dream a Little Dream of Her"
2014The Good SisterMrs. NellesMovie

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Thora Birch</span> American actress

Thora Birch is an American actress and producer. She made her feature film debut in 1988 with a starring role in Purple People Eater, for which she received a Young Artist Award for "Best Young Actress Under Nine Years of Age". Birch rose to prominence as a child star during the 1990s with a string of notable appearances in films such as Paradise, All I Want for Christmas, Patriot Games (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), Monkey Trouble (1994), Now and Then (1995), and Alaska (1996). Her breakthrough into adult-oriented roles came at the end of that decade, when she earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Jane Burnham in American Beauty (1999).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ruth Chatterton</span> American actress

Ruth Chatterton was an American stage, film, and television actress, aviator and novelist. She was at her most popular in the early to mid-1930s, and in the same era gained prominence as an aviator, one of the few female pilots in the United States at the time. In the late 1930s, Chatterton retired from film acting but continued her career on the stage. She had several TV roles beginning in the late 1940s and became a successful novelist in the 1950s.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Peta Wilson</span> Australian actress and model (born 1970)

Peta Gia Wilson is an Australian actress, lingerie designer and model. She is best known as Nikita in the television series La Femme Nikita.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Floyd Westerman</span> Actor and political activist

Floyd Westerman, also known as Kanghi Duta, was a Dakota Sioux musician, political activist, and actor. After establishing a career as a country music singer, later in his life he became an actor, usually depicting Native American elders in American films and television. He is also credited as Floyd Red Crow Westerman. As a political activist, he spoke and marched for Native American causes.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kathleen Robertson</span> Canadian actress, producer (b. 1973)

Kathleen Robertson is a Canadian actress, producer, writer and showrunner. She is best known for her roles as Kitty O' Neill in the Starz, Golden Globe winning series Boss, Hildy Mulligan in TNT's Murder in the First, Tina Edison in the Canadian sitcom Maniac Mansion (1990–1993) and as Clare Arnold in the Fox teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1994–1997). Robertson also starred in a number of films, and from 2011 to 2012 played the role of Kitty O'Neill in the Starz political drama series Boss. From 2014 to 2016, Robertson starred as homicide detective Hildy Mulligan in the TNT series Murder in the First. In 2019, she played a main character in the series Northern Rescue.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Justine Bateman</span> American writer, director and producer

Justine Tanya Bateman is an American writer, director and producer. Her former acting work includes Family Ties, Satisfaction, Men Behaving Badly, The TV Set, Desperate Housewives, and Californication. Her feature film directorial debut, Violet, starring Olivia Munn, Luke Bracey, and Justin Theroux, premiered at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival. Bateman also wrote, directed and produced the film short Five Minutes, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

<i>Liquid Television</i> Television series

Liquid Television was an animation showcase that appeared on MTV from 1991 to 1995. It has served as the launching point for several high-profile original cartoons, including Beavis and Butt-Head and Æon Flux. The bulk of Liquid Television's material was created by independent animators and artists specially for the show, and some previously produced segments were compiled from festivals such as Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mark Dacascos</span> American actor, martial artist, television personality (born 1964)

Mark Alan Dacascos is an American actor and martial artist. He won numerous karate and kung fu championships between the ages of 7 and 18. He is known for his roles as Wo Fat in Hawaii Five-0, Louis Stevens in Only the Strong, Mani in Brotherhood of the Wolf, Toby Wong in Drive, Ling in Cradle 2 the Grave, the titular role in Crying Freeman and Zero in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gigi Edgley</span> Australian actress

Gigi Edgley is an Australian actress, singer and songwriter. She is best known for her roles as Chiana on the series Farscape and Lara Knight in Rescue: Special Ops.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Meredith Salenger</span> American actress

Meredith Dawn Salenger is an American actress. Her credits include the 1985 film The Journey of Natty Gann, as the title character, and the 1989 teen comedy Dream a Little Dream.

<i>The Crow: Stairway to Heaven</i> Canadian superhero television series

The Crow: Stairway to Heaven is a Canadian superhero television series created by Bryce Zabel. It originally aired from September 25, 1998, to May 22, 1999, consisting of only 22 episodes. The series was based on the 1994 film The Crow, which itself was based on James O'Barr's 1989 comic book series of the same name. It starred Mark Dacascos as the protagonist, Eric Draven.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Aunjanue Ellis</span> American actress

Aunjanue L. Ellis is an American actress. She had roles in the films Men of Honor (2000), The Caveman's Valentine (2001), Undercover Brother (2002), Ray (2004), The Express: The Ernie Davis Story (2008), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) and The Help (2011). In 2021, Ellis starred in the critically acclaimed film King Richard, which earned her nominations for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, British Academy Film Award, and Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sharon Lawrence</span> American actress (born 1961)

Sharon Elizabeth Lawrence is an American actress. From 1993 to 1999, she starred as Sylvia Costas in the ABC drama series, NYPD Blue. The role garnered her three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. She received three additional Emmy Awards nominations for her later television performances.

Tina Keeper, OM is a Cree actress, film producer and former politician from Canada.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Meghan Ory</span> Canadian television and film actress (born 1982)

Meghan Ory is a Canadian television and film actress. She is best known for her role as Red Riding Hood/Ruby on the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time and also starred in the short-lived CBS drama Intelligence as Riley Neal. Ory currently stars in the Hallmark family drama Chesapeake Shores as Abby O'Brien.

Justine Chelsea "J. C." Brandy is a British-born American actress.

Deanna Russo is an American actress. She is known for her starring roles on the 2008 NBC version of Knight Rider and the 2014 USA Network television series Satisfaction.

Lily Li is a Hong Kong film and television actress. She is best known for her films The Wandering Swordsman, Executioners from Shaolin, One Foot Crane and The Young Master, and television series The Bride with White Hair, Blood Debt, Beyond the Realm of Conscience and Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils.

<i>Chameleon II: Death Match</i> 1999 science fiction TV film

Chameleon II: Death Match is a 1999 science fiction action television movie, starring Bobbie Phillips. It was written by Bennett Cohen and directed by Craig R. Baxley and Russell King. The film is part of a trilogy. It is a sequel to the 1998 film Chameleon and was followed by a second sequel, Chameleon 3: Dark Angel. Chameleon II was first aired on October 15, 1999 on UPN.

<i>Chameleon</i> (1998 film) 1998 science fiction TV film

Chameleon is a 1998 science fiction action film television movie, written by Bennett Cohen and directed by Stuart Cooper. This is the first film of a trilogy and was followed by Chameleon II: Death Match and Chameleon 3: Dark Angel. Chameleon was originally aired on October 22, 1998 on UPN.


  1. There are conflicting sources for the year of Phillips' birth. Film Reference, The New York Times and others give 1972 "Bobbie Phillips – biography". Movies & TV Dept. 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". Archived from the original on January 3, 2015.
  4. "People's Choice Awards: Fan Favorites in Movies, Music & TV -".
  5. Lowry, Brian (September 17, 1995). "Variety Reviews – Murder One – TV Reviews – Review by Brian Lowry". 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. 1 2 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".
  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". June 16, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2020.