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Chynna Phillips
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date 12 February 1968 (1968-02-12) (age 56)
Hometown Los Angeles, California
Known For Singer, actress

Dancing with the Stars 13

Partner(s) Tony Dovolani
Placement 9th
Highest Score 26 (Rumba)
Lowest Score 21 (Jive & Tango)
Average Score 22.5

Chynna Gilliam Phillips is a celebrity from Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars.

Early Life[]

Phillips was born Chynna Gilliam Phillips in Los Angeles. 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 returned to acting appearing as Kim MacAfee in the television movie Bye Bye Birdie. In 2004, she voiced the character of Kitty along with her husband William Baldwin as Johnny 13 in Danny Phantom.

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. After that project, Phillips left the group, citing exhaustion.

In 1995 Phillips released her debut solo album, Naked and Sacred, but failed to recapture the success she found with Wilson Phillips. In 2004 Wilson Phillips reunited to record their third album, California, which featured cover tunes from West Coast singers from the 1960s and 70s.

In the 15 October 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, 22 September 2009.

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

Personal Life[]

Phillips had a drug and alcohol addiction as a teenager.

Phillips met actor William Baldwin of the acting Baldwin family in 1991 and has been married to him since 1995. The couple have three children, daughters Jameson (b. 2000) and Brooke (b. 2004) and son Vance (b. 2002).

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

On 12 February 2010 (her 42nd birthday), Phillips was treated for anxiety. In a statement made 27 February, 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."

Dancing with the Stars 13[]

Phillips was a contestant in the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was two-time finalist Tony Dovolani. While she seemed to be one of the frontrunners to win, Phillips was unexpectedly eliminated in the fourth week of competition. Despite her early exit, Phillips held a much higher average of scores compared with celebrities who lasted much longer than she did.


Week # Dance/Song Judges' Scores 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