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Phillips performing with Wilson Phillips in 2013
Chynna Gilliam Phillips

(1968-02-12) February 12, 1968 (age 56)
Other names Chynna Phillips Baldwin
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active 1975–present
Known for
  • Hold On
  • You're in Love
(m. 1995)
Children 3
Musical career
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989–present
Associated acts Wilson Phillips

Chynna Gilliam Phillips (born February 12, 1968) is an American singer and actress, and a member of the vocal group Wilson Phillips. She is the daughter of the Mamas & the Papas band members John and Michelle Phillips and half-sister of Mackenzie and Bijou Phillips.

Early life and film work

Phillips began her career in acting. She appeared in films such as Some Kind of Wonderful, Caddyshack II, Say Anything and as the title character Roxanne Pulitzer in the 1989 television biographical film, Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer. In 1995, she appeared as Kim MacAfee in the television movie Bye Bye Birdie. Phillips voiced the character of Kitty along with her husband William Baldwin as Johnny 13 in Danny Phantom episodes "13" (2004), "Lucky in Love" (2005) and "Girl's Night Out"(2007).

Phillips was a contestant on the thirteenth season of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was two-time finalist Tony Dovolani.

Music career

In the late 1980s, Phillips formed the trio Wilson Phillips with her childhood friends Carnie and Wendy Wilson. The group released their self-titled debut album in 1990. The album would go on to sell eight million copies. The group's second album, Shadows and Light, released in 1992, was a commercial disappointment, despite being certified platinum.

In 2004, Wilson Phillips reunited to record their third album, California, which featured cover tunes from West Coast singers from the 1960s/70s.

In the October 15, 2007, issue of People magazine, she was said to be writing songs for a Christian album. She appeared in brother-in-law Stephen Baldwin's documentary, Livin It: Unusual Suspects. In 2009, Phillips teamed up with singer/songwriter Vaughan Penn to form the duo "Chynna and Vaughan". The two released their debut album, One Reason, on September 22, 2009. Wilson Phillips released Christmas In Harmony in 2010 and Dedicated in 2012. As of 2020, they continue to play shows every year.

In July 2016, Wilson Phillips reunited and performed on ABC's Greatest Hits.

Personal life

Phillips met actor William Baldwin of the acting Baldwin family in 1991 and has been married to him since 1995. Together, they have three children, daughters Jameson (born in 2000) and Brooke (born in 2004) and son Vance (born in 2001).

On February 12, 2010, Phillips was treated for anxiety. 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." Grubman said Phillips was "happy to be home with her family. She is in great spirits."

Phillips is a born-again Christian.



Year Film Role Notes
1975 Little Boy Blue
1987 Some Kind of Wonderful Mia
1988 The Invisible Kid Cindy Moore
Caddyshack II Mary Frances "Miffy" Young
1989 Say Anything... Mimi
2011 Bridesmaids Herself


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Moving Target Megan Lawrence Television movie
Goodbye, Miss July 4 Alma Television movie
1989 The Comeback Jessica Television movie
Traveling Man Mona Voight Television movie
Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer Roxanne Pulitzer Television movie
1995 Bye Bye Birdie Kim MacAfee Television movie
2004–2007 Danny Phantom Kitty 3 episodes

Dancing with the Stars performances

Chynna Phillip's partner was Tony Dovolani.

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Viennese Waltz/"If I Ain't Got You" 8 7 7 Safe
2 Jive/"The Boy Does Nothing" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Rumba/"Hold On" 8 9 9 Safe
4 Tango/"Theme From Mission: Impossible" 7 7 7 Eliminated


Solo music. For her work in a group, see Wilson Phillips.

See also

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