Chynna Phillips life and biography

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Chynna Phillips biography

Date of birth : 1968-02-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-30
Credited as : Actress, singer, DWTS season 13

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Chynna Phillips is an American singer and actress, known for being a member of Wilson Phillips.

Chynna made her singing debut in 1989 with the group Wilson Phillips. The group was made up of Phillips, Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson, the daughters of Beach Boy Brian Wilson. Phillips began her show-business career as a model and actress before joining the trio.

Chynna Phillips was born in Los Angeles, California to singing greats John and Michelle Phillips, members of the popular '60s folk-rock band the Mamas and the Papas. She grew up amidst film greats such as Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson. Phillips and the Wilson sisters had known each other since they were infants and as children had a backyard band they called the Satellites. After graduating from high school, Phillips delved into a modeling/acting career. She was cast in John Hughes' film "Some Kind of Wonderful" and had a starring role in the "Invisible Kid". Owen Elliot, daughter of ex-Mama Cass Elliot, had suggested uniting '60s musicians' children together to do a charity album. After receiving a less than favorable response, Chynna joined with the Wilsons in 1986 and became Wilson Phillips. Owen Elliot was invited to join also, but she declined to pursue a solo career.

The girls wrote and recorded several songs, including "Impulsive" and "Hold On," before having enough money for a record contract. Finally in 1990, with the help of producer Richard Perry, the group produced and released their first album, Wilson Phillips, featuring the hits "Hold On," "Release Me" and "You're in Love." The album sold more than ten million copies worldwide, sending the group on tours as far away as Japan. Upon returning to the United States, the group recorded "Shadows" and "Light", which was completed in three months, but did not succeed as well as the first album.

After eight music videos and two albums, Chynna Phillips decided to pursue a solo career. She released her first solo album, "Naked and Sacred", in 1995. In September of the same year, she married film actor William Baldwin. The couple have three children: daughter Jameson (born 2000), son Vance (born 2002), and daughter Brooke (born 2004).

In September 2009, Chynna's half-sister Mackenzie Phillips alleged in her memoirs that she and her father had a "non-consensual" ten-year incestuous relationship. While both Genevieve Waite, John's wife at the time, and Michelle Phillips, John's second wife, told the media that they did not believe her claims, Chynna Phillips stated on the record that she did believe Mackenzie was telling the truth.

Chynna Phillips was treated for anxiety on Feb. 12, 2010. In a statement made on February 27, her manager Lizzie Grubman said, "After successfully completing her in-patient treatment for anxiety, Chynna Phillips has happily returned home to celebrate her daughter's birthday with her family and close friends." Manager Lizzie Grubman claimed Phillips was "happy to be home with her family. She is in great spirits."

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