Julianne Phillips has been in Hollywood for over three decades and in that time, she has been able to establish herself in two of the major aspects of Hollywood career, first as a model and later as an actress. She has also achieved notoriety through her marriage to one of Hollywood’s (and the music industry’s) biggest personalities, Bruce Springsteen.
Simply put, Julianne Phillips is a recognizable name in the industry so different levels, which has earned her a symbiotic relationship with the media – lasting attention that ensures she continues to stay relevant while also providing content for fans and admirers of the actress and the industry as a whole.
Learn more about Julianne Phillips and her career so far by reading below.
Julianne Phillips’ Bio, Age
Julianne Phillips was born a beautiful child on the 6th of May, 1960 in Evanston, Illinois. That beauty remained with her all into her adult life, and she worked as a model as a result.
Before she became a model in her 20s, Julianne Phillips was raised in Lake Oswego in Oregon by her parents, William Phillips and Ann Phillips, both of whom were middle-class Americans who raised her and her five siblings (which consisted of four older brothers and an older sister) in the Catholic faith.
Her academic journey ended at the basic level at Lake Oswego High School before she went on to Brooks College where she completed her education.
Being the last child in the family, Julianne Phillips was free to pursue her dreams with no worry about financial responsibilities and so she headed to New York where she began to work as a model in Manhattan, signed on to Elite Modeling Agency in the early days of the 80s.
Julianne Phillips was in the highest class of models at the time and it reflected in the gigs she took and the financial compensation that came with them. Eventually, she headed to Los Angeles where an appearance in a music video led to the start of an acting career for her. She made her debut in 1984, in the TV movie, Summer Fantasy as Joanna Brannigan. The film was the first of 23 total credits Julianne Phillips acquired over the course of her time as an actress.
Following her debut, she got her first big screen appearance via Odd Jobs in 1986, playing the character, Sally. Her TV show debut was in 1990 for Midnight Caller. Ultimately, over her brief career as an actress, Julianne Phillips biggest role came in 1991 when she was cast to play Francesca Reed Margolis in the TV show, Sisters. Julianne Phillips played the character from 1991 to 1996 before she moved on to star in other projects until she retired in 1997.
One of the most significant events in the life of Julianne Phillips was her relationship with Bruce Springsteen. She was married to him as his first wife in May 1985 after they began dating in October 1984. They were together for four years before they separated in August 1988 and finalized their divorce from each other in March 1989.
As mentioned in the introduction, Julianne Phillips has been in the industry for over a decade and in that time, worked as a model and an actress. While those two roles are well capable of making her a millionaire and ensuring she lives a luxurious life, it is her divorce from Bruce Springsteen that has given her the biggest financial income of her career. She got a $20 million settlement from her ex-husband for their divorce and in turn, she has been able to accumulate a total net worth of $30 million.
Julianne Phillips may have been born into a family of six children, and while several people, who are born into large families such as this, grow up to create large families of their own, the case hasn’t been so for Julianne.
Whatever may have been her reason not to have children is unknown to the public, but Julianne Phillips, despite having been married once to Bruce Springsteen between 1985 and 1989, does not have any children, as far as we know.
Where is She now?
Julianne Phillips might still be a revered name in Hollywood that causes faces to light up when her name is mentioned but she stopped being an active member of the industry in 1997 and has sat mostly out of media spotlight since then, only making the occasional appearance in public events, with her most recent onscreen appearance being a documentary of a reunion with other members of her hit show, Sisters. The documentary was aired on NBC’s Today.