Last Updated: May 31, 2023
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$8 Million
Date of Birth:
Apr 1, 1980 (43 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Singer, Model, Actor
United States of America
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  1. Early Life
  2. Career
  3. Personal Life

What is Bijou Phillips' Net Worth?

Bijou Phillips is an American actress, model and singer who has a net worth of $8 million. That is a combined net worth with her husband since 2011, actor Danny Masterson. Bijou began her career as a model when she was 13 in order to escape boarding school. She soon became one of the youngest models to grace the cover of Interview Magazine and Italian Vogue. She also appeared in several ads for Calvin Klein. Phillips has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Playboy, Missbehave, Stuff, and Nylon.

In 1999, she made her film debut as Charlie in "Black and White." Her performance was praised by film critics, and her success led to many other roles including a role alongside Kate Hudson in "Almost Famous," in addition to other parts in films like "Tart," "Bully," "The Door in the Floor," "Havoc," "Choke," "Hotel Chelsea," and "Dark Secrets." Bijou also released a few music singles in the late 1990s.

Early Life

Phillips was born on April 1, 1980 in Greenwich, Connecticut. Her father, John Phillips, was a founding member and primary songwriter for the The Mamas and the Papas. Her mother was South African model, artist, and actress Geneviève Waïte. She has one brother, Tamerlane, and three half siblings. Bijou's half-sister Chynna Phillips is married to Billy Baldwin. Her other half-sister, Mackenzie Phillips, would later claim that she started doing drugs with her father at the age of 11 AND that she had a sexual relationship with him for years, starting the night before her first marriage, eventually leading to a pregnancy which was aborted.

Her parent split up when Phillips was a child and both were found to be unfit to have custody of her. She was then placed in the foster care system and lived with a family in Boloton Landing, New York. She continued visiting her parents until her father won custody of her when she was in the third grade, prompting her move to Lloyd Harbor, where he lived.

At the age of 14, Phillips decided to quit school and moved into her own apartment with a housekeeper on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Her teenage years in the city were full of partying, drug use, and drinking. She was often featured in tabloids and associated with other socialites like the Hilton sisters. When she was 17 years old, he entered a rehab facility following the death of socialite Davide Sorrenti, who had died of a heroin overdose.


Phillips began her career in the spotlight as a model at an early age. She was on the cover of "Interview" magazine when she was 13 and then appeared on the cover of "Vogue Italia." She became an image model for Calvin Klein and appeared in some controversial advertisements in which she was wearing only underwear. Due to her young age, some condemned the campaigns as pedophilic.

When she was 17 years old, Phillips signed a record deal and began working on her debut album. The album, "I'd Rather Eat Glass," was produced by Jerry Harrison and was released in May of 1999. The album title refers to her early days as a model, indicating her disdain for the idea of returning to the profession. The album received mixed reviews from music critics and remains her only full-length music release to date.

The same year, Phillips made her film debut in the independent drama, "Sugar Town." She had a small role. However, the same year, she had a major role in "Black and White," opposite Robert Downey Jr., Jared Leto, Brooke Shields, and Elijah Wood. In 2000, she appeared in "Almost Famous" alongside Kate Hudson. The following year, she starred in two independent coming-of-age films – "Tart" and "Bully." Her performances in the films led to her dubbed one of 2002's "Shooting Stars of Tomorrow" by "The Hollywood Reporter."

Bijou Phillips Net Worth

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In 2003, Phillips starred alongside Mischa Barton in the thriller film "Octane," which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The following year, she appeared in "A Door in the Floor" and then in "Havoc" and "Venom" in 2005. Over the next few years, Phillips appeared in a number of horror films. She starred in "The Wizard of Gore" in 2007 and then collaborated with actress Lauren German in three films – "Spin," "Hostel: Part II," and "What We Do Is Secret." In 2008, she appeared in the documentary "Chelsea on the Rocks," which tells the story of the famous Hotel Chelsea in New York City.

In 2009, Phillips starred in four independent feature films, three of which were opposite her future husband, Danny Masterson. She appeared in "Wake," "It's Alive," "Dread Central," and "Made for Each Other." She then booked recurring role on the FOX sitcom, "Raising Hope," in which she plays the title character's bother. She appeared in a total of seven episodes throughout the show's four year run. During the same time period, she guest-starred in episodes of "Hawaii Five-0" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Following her last appearance on "Raising Hope" in 2014, Phillips has not acted, opting instead to focus on her family and her health.

Personal Life

During the mid-2000s, Phillips dated Sean Lennon. She was the muse and subject matter of his 2006 album, "Friendly Fire."

In 2004, Phillips began dating That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson. The couple met at a poker tournament in Las Vegas. Both Phillips and Masterson are Scientologists. They announced their engagement in March 2009. They were married on October 18, 2011 in a private castle in Ireland.

In 2014, Phillips gave birth to their daughter.

In 2017, Phillips revealed that she had been suffering from kidney disease for five years. She received a kidney transplant that year after suffering a blood infection.

Phillips has also been party to several controversies. A number of actors of accused Phillips of assaulting them on film and television sets. Phillips has apologized for some of her behavior. Both Phillips' father and husband have also been accused of sexual assault and harassment. Phillips has defended them both. Her father was accused of rape and incest by Phillips' half-sister, Mackenzie Phillips, though Phillips has stated that she does not believe her sister.

Danny Masterson has been accused of rape, harassment, and stalking of several women between 2017 and 2020. While Phillips has not responded publicly to the allegations, she has made a few social media posts indicating that she stands by her husband.

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