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Mackenzie Phillips Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Career, Movies, Net Worth, and More

Mackenzie Phillips is an American actress, with notable performances such as Carol Morrison in the movie American Graffiti, Julie Mora Cooper Horvath in the sitcom One Day at a Time, and Molly Phillips in the Disney Channel’s supernatural series So Weird.


Age- 64 years

Height- 1.7 m

Weight-55 kg

Full name-Laura Mackenzie Phillips

Born-10 November 1959

Birthplace-Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Spouse-Keith Levenson (m. 2005), Shane Fontayne (m. 1986–2000), Jeff Sessler (m. 1979–1981)

Profession-American actress

Nationality- American


Hailing from Alexandria, Virginia, Laura Mackenzie Phillips is the daughter of John Phillips, known for being a singer in The Mamas & the Papas, and his first wife, Susan Stuart Adams. She shares sibling ties with Jeffrey Phillips and is a half-sister to Tamerlane Phillips, actress Bijou Phillips, and singer Chynna Phillips.

Mackenzie Phillips father



Laura Mackenzie Phillips has entered into matrimony three times. Her first marriage was to rock group manager Jeffrey Sessler, lasting from 1979 to 1981. Following that, she tied the knot with rock guitarist Shane Fontayne, a union that lasted from 1986 to 2000. Her third marriage was to Keith Levenson in 2005, but the two later divorced. She is a mother to one child, her son Shane Barakan, born in 1987, who is a musician. In a March 2022 interview, she revealed that she has experienced relationships with both men and women.

Mackenzie Phillips ex husband-shane fontayne

Relation with Father

Following the publication of her memoir High on Arrival in September 2009, Phillips participated in an hour-long interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She admitted to Winfrey that she had used cocaine for the first time at the age of eleven and that her father had given her an injection of the substance along with other narcotics. The conversation featured readings from Phillips’ book. As she explained, “I woke up that night from a blackout to discover myself having sex with my own father,” the night before her first wedding in 1979, when she was 19 years old. When she confronted her father months later, asking why he had raped her, he simply stated, “Raped you? Do you not mean that we had sex?” Phillips revealed to Oprah.


At the age of 12, Phillips formed a band with three classmates, and her talent caught the eye of a casting agent during one of their performances. This led to an audition for a role in the 1973 film American Graffiti, where she successfully secured the part of Carol Morrison. Due to California state law, producer Gary Kurtz became Phillips’s legal guardian during the film’s production.

Phillips rose to fame in the 1970s through her portrayal of teenager Julie Cooper (later Horvath upon marriage) on the long-running TV show One Day at a Time, earning a substantial weekly salary of $50,000. However, her struggles with drug and alcohol abuse led to late arrivals and incoherent rehearsals, resulting in a temporary dismissal in 1977. After two near-fatal overdoses, she voluntarily entered Fair Oaks Hospital for treatment in 1980. Although invited back to One Day at a Time in 1981, her relapse into drug use in 1982 led to a permanent dismissal in 1983.

From the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, Phillips embarked on a singing career, touring with a re-formed version of The Mamas & the Papas known as The New Mamas and The Papas. In 1999, she starred in the Disney Channel series So Weird and performed original songs. Her diverse career includes appearances in ER, Without a Trace, 7th Heaven, Cold Case, and Beverly Hills, 90210.

Phillips received an Honorary Best Actress award in 2011 for her role in the independent film Peach Plum Pear. In 2016, she began working as a drug rehab counselor at the Breathe Life Healing Center in West Hollywood. Notably, she appeared in the rebooted One Day at a Time in 2017 and 2019, portraying a counselor, and in 2018, she played Barbara Denning in multiple episodes of the Netflix original Orange Is the New Black.

Mackenzie Phillips career

Movies and TV Show

  • One Day at a Time1975 – 1984
  • So Weird 1999 – 2001
  • American Graffiti 1973
  • More American Graffiti 1979
  • Orange Is the New Black 2013 – 2019
  • She Made Them Do It 2013
  • Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins 1975
  • Double Teamed 2002
  • The One Day at a Time Reunion
  • Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew 2008 – 2012
  • The Jacket 2005
  • Love Child 1982
  • Go Ask Alice 1973
  • Sacred Journeys
  • Girl on the Edge 2015
  • Peach Plum Pear 2011
  • Criminal Minds Since 2005
  • Caroline in the City 1995 – 1999
  • Miles to Go Before I Sleep 1975
  • Hercules Saves Christmas2011
  • True Friends1998
  • Cold Case2003 – 2010
  • NYPD Blue1993 – 2005
  • Without a Trace2002 – 2009
  • Melrose Place (Classic)1992 – 1999
  • The Outer Limits1995 – 2002
  • Murder, She Wrote1984 – 1996
  • Beverly Hills, 90210(1990 – 2000)
  • ER1994 – 2009
  • Hell’s Kitchen Since 2005
  • Milo Murphy’s Law2016 – 2019
  • Chicago Hope1994 – 2000
  • Suburban Gothic2014
  • Battle of the Network Stars
  • The Cry of the Owl2009
  • Kate’s Secret1986
  • Viper1994 – 1999
  • Eleanor and Franklin
  • Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003
  • CBS at 75
  • The First 100 Years: A Celebration Of American Movies1995
  • Living in TV LandSince 2004
  • Fast Friends1979
  • The Mamas and the Papas at the Chanel
  • Interns: The Web Series
  • Moviola: The Silent Lovers1980
  • Ona Ih Je Navela
  • The Summoning2010
  • Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 4
  • Aux frontières de l’étrangeSince 2005

Arrested on Drug Charge

Phillips has struggled with substance usage all of his life. After passing through airport security, she was taken into custody by the Los Angeles Airport Police on August 27, 2008, on suspicion of possessing cocaine and heroin. She entered a guilty plea to a single felony charge of possessing cocaine on October 31, 2008, and was subsequently sentenced to a drug rehabilitation program. Following her successful completion of a drug diversion program, Phillips’ drug prosecution was dropped.

Mackenzie Phillips Arrested on Drug Charge

2010’s January and February saw her appear on the third season of Celebrity Rehab. Later, on the March 17, 2010, broadcast of The View, she talked about her recuperation.

Net Worth 2023

Mackenzie Phillips has accumulated a net worth of $2 million, encompassing her income as both a child actress and musician.

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