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Chynna Phillips

Biography

Chynna Phillips produced her performing debut in 1989 using the group Wilson Phillips. The group was comprised of Phillips, Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson, the daughters of Seaside Boy Brian Wilson. Phillips started her show-business profession being a model and celebrity before signing up for the trio. Chynna Phillips was created in LA, California to performing greats John and Michelle Phillips, associates of the favorite ’60s folk-rock music group the Mamas as well as the Papas. She was raised amidst film greats such as for example Warren Beatty and Jack port Nicholson. Phillips as well as the Wilson sisters acquired known one another since they had been infants so when children acquired a backyard music group they known as the Satellites. After graduating from senior high school, Phillips delved right into a modeling/performing profession. She was ensemble in John Hughes’ film Some type of Wonderful and acquired a starring function within the Unseen Child. Owen Elliot, little girl of ex-Mama Cass Elliot, acquired recommended uniting ’60s music artists’ children jointly to accomplish a charity record. After finding a less than advantageous response, Chynna became a member of with the Wilsons in 1986 and became Wilson Phillips. Owen Elliot was asked to become listed on also, but she dropped to go after a solo profession. The girls composed and recorded many tunes, including “Impulsive” and “HANG ON,” before having plenty of money for an archive agreement. Finally in 1990, by using maker Richard Perry, the group created and released their 1st recording, Wilson Phillips, offering the strikes “HANG ON,” “Launch Me” and “You’re in Like.” The recording sold a lot more than ten million copies world-wide, sending the group on trips as a long way away as Japan. Upon time for america, the group documented Shadows and Light, that was finished in 90 days, but didn’t succeed along with the 1st recording. After eight music video clips and two albums, Chynna Phillips made a decision to pursue a single profession. She released her initial solo album, Nude and Sacred, in 1995. In Sept of the same calendar year, she wedded film professional William Baldwin.

Quick Facts


Full Name Chynna Phillips
Profession Actor, Singer, Philanthropist, Songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse William Baldwin
Children Vance Baldwin, Jamison Baldwin, Brooke Baldwin
Parents Michelle Phillips, John Phillips
Siblings Mackenzie Phillips, Bijou Phillips, Tamerlane Phillips, Austin Hines, Aron Wilson, Jeffrey Phillips
Music Groups Wilson Phillips
Music Songs I Live for You, Jewel in My Crown, Follow Love Down, When 2000 Comes, Naked and Sacred, This Close, Life Ain't No Dress Rehearsal, Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me, Got a Feeling, Trun Around, Will You?, Remember Me, Till the End
Albums Wilson Philips - Greatest Hits, Naked and Sacred
Nominations Grammy Award for Song of the Year
Movies Some Kind of Wonderful, Moving Target, Caddyshack II, The Invisible Kid, Say Anything…, Traveling Man, Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer, Bye Bye Birdie, Goodbye, Miss 4th of July, The Comeback
TV Shows Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On, Dancing with the Stars


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Debut album for Chynna & Vaughan (a new duo with Vaughan Penn) released, titled "One Reason". [September 2009]
2 Used to watch Emergency! (1972), when she was young.
3 Her paternal grandmother was Cherokee Indian and met and married Phillips' grandfather in Oklahoma.
4 She is a vegan.
5 Daughter Brooke Michelle born in New York on December 6 2004 weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces.
6 In 1983, Chynna and the Wilson Sisters (Carnie Wilson & Wendy Wilson) recorded a song-demo, "Take Me Out to the Ball-game", under the group name, "The Satellites." Years later, Chynna and Owen Elliot (daughter of Mama Cass Elliot) decided to record a demo, an anti-drug song and enlisted the help of childhood friends Carnie and Wendy. Owen later opted on pursuing a career on her own. Some of the Earlier Group names suggested for the girls, by their record label (SBK), included "Gypsy" and "Leda".
7 In 1995, released her Solo-Debut Album: 'Naked and Sacred,'
8 Cameo in Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' "Into The Great Wide Open" video, along with Terence Trent D'Arby, Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway.
9 Son Vance Alexander Baldwin born on October 23rd 2001 weighing 8lbs. 8oz.
10 Aunt of Ireland Baldwin, Shane Fontayne Jr.
11 Cousin-in-law of Joseph Baldwin.
12 Sister-in-law of Alec Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, and Stephen Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin.
13 Chynna, along with former bandmates sisters Wendy Wilson and Carnie Wilson, is writing songs for a Wilson Phillips reunion album--their first album since their break-up, 9 years ago. [2001]
14 Was a member of the once popular music group, Wilson Phillips, along with Wendy Wilson and Carnie Wilson.
15 Half-sister of Bijou Phillips, Mackenzie Phillips, Tamerlane Phillips, Jeffrey Phillips, Aron Wilson, Austin Hines.
16 Daughter of John Phillips and Michelle Phillips, co-founders of the popular group, The Mamas and the Papas.
17 Her mother wanted to name her India at first, but her father said "You might as well name her North Vietnam or China."
18 Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]
19 Singer, daughter of Michelle Phillips
20 Daughter Jamison Baldwin born on Sunday February 27, 2000, weighing 7 lbs, 2ozs.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Youth Group post-production Mrs. Cameron
Bridesmaids 2011/I Chynna Phillips
Danny Phantom 2004-2007 TV Series Kitty
Bye Bye Birdie 1995 TV Movie Kim MacAfee
Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer 1989 TV Movie Roxanne Pulitzer
Traveling Man 1989 TV Movie Mona Voight
Say Anything... 1989 Mimi
The Comeback 1989 TV Movie Jessica
Goodbye, Miss 4th of July 1988 TV Movie Alma
Caddyshack II 1988 Mary Frances 'Miffy' Young
The Invisible Kid 1988 Cindy Moore
Moving Target 1988 TV Movie Megan Lawrence
Some Kind of Wonderful 1987 Mia
Little Boy Blue 1975

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lead with Your Heart 2015 TV Movie performer: "Up Where We Belong"
Glee 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Napoleon Dynamite 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bridesmaids 2011/I writer: "Hold On"
Whip It 2009 writer: "Hold On"
Spring Breakdown 2009 writer: "Hold On"
The X Factor 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love the '90s 2004 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle 2004 writer: "Hold On"
Striptease 1996 performer: "I Live For You" / writer: "I Live For You"
Bye Bye Birdie 1995 TV Movie performer: "How Lovely to Be a Woman", "One Boy", "Hymn for a Sunday Evening Ed Sullivan", "What Did I Ever See in Him?", "A Lot of Livin' to Do"
Wilson Phillips: Hold On 1990 Video short writer: "Hold On"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2014 Hero Dog Awards 2014 TV Special Herself (as Wilson Phillips)
Wilson Phillips Live from Infinity Hall 2012 TV Movie Herself
Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On 2012 TV Series Herself
Kathy 2012 TV Series Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2010-2011 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series Herself - Contestant
The Talk 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Alzheimer's Foundation of America Together for Care Telethon 2010 TV Movie Herself
The 2010 Miss Universe Pageant 2010 TV Special Herself - Judge
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2010 TV Series Herself
Access Hollywood 2009 TV Series Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2009 TV Series Herself
The View 2009 TV Series Herself
Livin It: Unusual Suspects 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
California Dreamin': The Songs of 'The Mamas & the Papas' 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary Herself (as Wilson Phillips)
The Tony Danza Show 2004 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Blackjack 2004 TV Series Herself
Primetime 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Howard Stern 1995-2004 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004 TV Series Herself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Revealed with Jules Asner 2002 TV Series Herself
Intimate Portrait 2000-2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Herself
1995 MTV Movie Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
1995 Billboard Music Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1995 TV Series Herself
Shadows and Light: From a Different View 1992 Video documentary short Herself
The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Presenter
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Herself
Wilson Phillips: The Videos 1990 Video Herself
1990 Billboard Music Awards 1990 TV Special Herself
Wilson Phillips: Hold On 1990 Video short Herself
The Starlight Annual Foundation Benefit 1988 TV Special Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Access Hollywood 2009 TV Series Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Bridesmaids (2011) · Glen Ballard (lyrics by)
· Carnie Wilson (additional lyrics by)
· Wilson Phillips (performed by)


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#Trademark
1 Long legs
2 Blonde hair, sometimes sported with bangs
3 Slender frame

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