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Born: May 13, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor, model

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A fresh-faced, strawberry blonde Julianne Phillips is best known for playing Frankie Reed, the most career-oriented of the "Sisters" on that NBC series, a role she played for four years (1991-1995). Raised in Oregon, she moved to Southern California to attend Brooks College. Returning to Oregon, Phillips began her career acting in community theater until she was signed by the Elite Modeling Agency and moved to NYC for a brief career in magazines and TV commercials.Deciding to actively pursue her dream, Phillips settled in L.A. and began landing small roles in films and on TV. Before she landed her breakthrough TV role, however, she landed in the spotlight by marrying singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen (although the marriage lasted but three years). Once established as a small screen player by the success of "Sisters", Phillips branched out into TV-movies, playing everything from one of the women in the life of a man undergoing a mid-life crisis in "Getting Up and Going Home" (Lifetime, 1992) to a woman who discovers her photographer-husband is actually a kidnapper and murderer in "A Vow to Kill" (USA Network, 1995). More recently, Phillips played an oceanographer racing against time to save the...

A fresh-faced, strawberry blonde Julianne Phillips is best known for playing Frankie Reed, the most career-oriented of the "Sisters" on that NBC series, a role she played for four years (1991-1995). Raised in Oregon, she moved to Southern California to attend Brooks College. Returning to Oregon, Phillips began her career acting in community theater until she was signed by the Elite Modeling Agency and moved to NYC for a brief career in magazines and TV commercials.

Deciding to actively pursue her dream, Phillips settled in L.A. and began landing small roles in films and on TV. Before she landed her breakthrough TV role, however, she landed in the spotlight by marrying singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen (although the marriage lasted but three years). Once established as a small screen player by the success of "Sisters", Phillips branched out into TV-movies, playing everything from one of the women in the life of a man undergoing a mid-life crisis in "Getting Up and Going Home" (Lifetime, 1992) to a woman who discovers her photographer-husband is actually a kidnapper and murderer in "A Vow to Kill" (USA Network, 1995). More recently, Phillips played an oceanographer racing against time to save the world in "Tidal Wave: No Escape" (ABC, 1997). Like many television players, she has had difficulty making the jump to features. While she landed the female lead opposite Chevy Chase in "Fletch Lives" (1989), the film was not a box-office hit. Phillips had only slightly better luck as a sex education teacher who had been the object of a Rick Moranis' fantasies when they were younger in "Big Bully" (1996).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Allie & Me (1997) Angela Nansky
3.
 Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997) Dr Jessica "Jessi" Weaver
4.
 Colin Fitz Lives! (1997) Justice Fitz
5.
 Big Bully (1996) Victoria
6.
 Vow to Kill, A (1995) Rachel Evans
7.
 Original Sins (1995) Becka Sharp
8.
 Where's the Money, Noreen? (1995) Noreen Rafferty
9.
 Only Way Out, The (1993) Susannah
10.
 Getting Up and Going Home (1992) Janet Huntley
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Raised in Evanston, IL, and Lake Oswego, OR
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After college graduation, appeared in community theatre in Oregon
1982:
Worked as a model for Elite Modeling Agency; appeared in various commercials
1984:
TV-movie debut, "Summer Fantasy" (NBC)
1986:
Feature film debut, "Odd Jobs"
1989:
Was leading lady to Chevy Chase in "Fletch Lives"
1991:
Played Frankie Reed on the NBC drama series "Sisters"; left the show in February
1996:
Co-starred in "Big Bully"
1997:
Had lead in ABC TV-movie "Tidal Wave: No Escape"
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Education

Brooks College: Long Beach , California -

Notes

"Actually, Bruce [Springsteen] taught me about introspection. I think that's an incredible gift. I can really look inside myself. And you know what? I like what's inside. And it's taken me a long time to say that." --Julianne Phillips in US, February 1996

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husband:
Bruce Springsteen. Musician, songwriter. Married in May 1986; separated in 1988; divorced in 1989.

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