Gina Philips

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Gina Philips
Born Gina Consolo
(1970-05-10) May 10, 1970 (age 47)
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992-present
Spouse(s) Lee Nelson (m. 2009)
Children 1

Gina Consolo Philips (born May 10, 1970) is an American actress.[1] She had recurring roles on David E. Kelley's Ally McBeal as Sandy Hingle and Boston Public as Jenna Miller, and played Patricia "Trish" Jenner in the 2001 horror film Jeepers Creepers. She is set to reprise her role in a cameo in Jeepers Creepers 3, set to be released in 2017.

Early life and education[edit]

Philips was born in North Miami Beach, Florida. She attended the University of Pennsylvania but dropped out halfway through her senior year (only one class away from her degree) in order to pursue acting. However, they allowed her to walk through graduation with the rest of her graduating class since she was only one class shy.[2] Philips is known for her recurring roles on David E. Kelley's Ally McBeal as Sandy Hingle and Boston Public as Jenna Miller. She has also made guest appearances on Star Trek: DS9, Sliders, ER, CSI, Medium and Monk.

Career[edit]

Philips landed her first supporting film role in Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare. It aired on the Fox Network on March 7, 1995.[3] In 1996, Philips had a small role in Unforgivable as Tammy, the daughter of an abusive father. The film premiered on April 30, 1996, on CBS and received little to no critical acclaim. In 1997, Philips played her first lead role in Born Into Exile as Holly, a 14-year-old runaway. The film received generally positive reviews.Variety was exceptionally positive[clarification needed] about the film, praising the story, the characters, the cinematography and the acting performances.[4]

In 2001, Philips was cast as the second lead in the 2001 horror film Jeepers Creepers. The film received mixed reviews from critics.[5][6] It was a commercial success, taking in $59,217,789 worldwide.[7] In 2003, Philips was originally going to appear again as Trish Jenner in Jeepers Creepers 2, as the plot was about her character and Patricia Belcher's character hunting down The Creeper, while a school bus full of teens terrorized by The Creeper was just a subplot. But the more writer and director Victor Salva worked on the script, the more the bus plot became more interesting. After rewrites Philips turned down the chance to reprise her role as the film mainly concentrated on the bus instead.[8] Her next film was the American comedy-drama The Anarchist Cookbook. The film follows a young honors student-turned-anarchist and his group of anarchist friends living peacefully in a Dallas commune until a nihilist appears with a copy of The Anarchist Cookbook and completely destroys their way of life. The film was received with generally negative reviews. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes shows a freshness rating of 39%,[9] and Metacritic's average review score is 36 out of 100.[10]

In 2004, she starred in the horror films Dead & Breakfast and Jennifer's Shadow. Dead & Breakfast received mixed reviews. It premiered at The South By Southwest Film Festival and went on to win over a dozen awards and was nominated for a Saturn Award. Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 50% of 18 surveyed critics gave the film a positive rating; the average rating is 5.8/10.[11] Joshua Siebalt of Dread Central rated it 3.5/5 stars and said that it would become a cult film among horror fans that understand it.[12] Reviewing the film on DVD, Steve Barton, also of Dread Central, rated it 4/5 stars and wrote, "It's clever, witty, and ultra-violent; I couldn't be more pleased."[13] Mac McEntire of DVD Verdict wrote, "Dead and Breakfast is why we love low budget horror movies."[14] Critical reception to Jennifer's Shadow was similar. It was numbered 9 on Complex's The 10 Best Latin American Horror Movies. Complex stated "Directors Daniel de la Vega’s and Pablo Parés’ supernatural collaboration does a fine job of emulating much of that older style of cinema’s dread-filled mood and unsettling undercurrents".[15]

In 2006, Philips again played a lead in a low-budget horror film, Ring Around the Rosie, as a young woman plagued by horrible visions and dreams of tragic past events while spending time at her grandparents' secluded summerhouse. The next year she starred in the horror film The Sickhouse and the Lifetime film My Baby Is Missing. The film was released as a DVD under the title Stolen Innocence on 7 January 2010.[16]

In 2011, she began work on the Jennifer Lynch film Chained (previously titled Rabbit)' a Canadian psychological thriller in which a serial killer kidnaps and adopts a young boy, eventually turning him into his protege. The film was shot in Regina, Saskatchewan, over a period of 15 days.[17] It had its world premiere at the Fantasia Festival on 5 August 2012.[18]

She is set to appear in the third Jeepers Creepers film, titled Jeepers Creepers 3. Her involvement is being described as a cameo which will set up future installments of the franchise. Shooting began in Louisiana in February 2017.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1993 When the Bough Breaks Teenage Girl (as Gina Phillips)
1993 Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage Adult Gigi TV movie
1994 Rave, Dancing to a Different Beat L
1994 Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg Alicia TV movie
1995 Breaking Free Lindsay Kurtz
1995 Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare Tracy Ingram TV movie
1996 No Greater Love Alexis 'Lexie' Winfield TV movie
1996 Unforgivable Tammy TV movie (as Gina Phillips)
1996 Her Costly Affair Tess Weston TV movie
1997 Born Into Exile Holly Nolan TV movie
1997 The Advocate's Devil Emma TV movie
1997 Bella Mafia Rosa Luciano TV movie
1998 Telling You Kristen Barrett
1998 Living Out Loud Lisa Francato
2001 Nailed Mia Romano
2001 Jeepers Creepers Trish Jenner
2002 The Anarchist Cookbook Karla
2003 Something More Orangina
2003 Sam & Joe Lisa
2004 Dead & Breakfast Melody
2004 Jennifer's Shadow Jennifer Cassi/Johanna
2006 Ring Around the Rosie Karen Baldwin
2006 Thanks to Gravity Jordan
2007 The Sick House Anna
2007 My Baby Is Missing Jenna Davis TV movie
2012 Chained Marie
2012 Hijacked Michelle Leib
2017 Jeepers Creepers 3 Trish Jenner

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role No. episodes
1992 Growing Pains Gail 1 episode
1993 Blossom Tracy 1 episode
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Varis Sul 1 episode, "The Storyteller"
1993 Silk Stalkings Stacy 1 episode
1995 Strange Luck Jensen 1 episode
1996 Dark Skies Marnie Lane 1 episode
1996 Sliders Devin 1 episode
1998 Michael Hayes Jessica Hartman 1 episode
1998 Buddy Faro Tara Davies 1 episode
1998 Seven Days Rebecca Ann Rhodes/"Teddy Bear"/Tatiana Zenkovskaya 1 episode
1999–2000 Ally McBeal Sandy Hingle 13 episodes
2001 Boston Public Jenna Miller 5 episodes
2002 ER ER Nurse Kathy 2 episodes
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Raina Krell 1 episode
2004 Hawaii Harper Woods 4 episodes
2007 Medium Colleen Fitzpatrick Barlow 1 episode
2007 Monk Brandy Barber 1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gina Philips profile, nndb.com; accessed April 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Gina Philips". Retrieved September 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ Sunday Star Ledger. TV Time Pullout Section. pg. 9. March 5–11, 1995.
  4. ^ Review Variety
  5. ^ "Jeepers Creepers (2001)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  6. ^ "Jeepers Creepers". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  7. ^ Jeepers Creepers (2001). Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-10-24.
  8. ^ "Jeepers Creepers II (2003)". Retrieved September 30, 2016 – via m.imdb.com. 
  9. ^ The Anarchist Cookbook at Rotten Tomatoes
  10. ^ The Anarchist Cookbook at Metacritic
  11. ^ "Dead and Breakfast (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  12. ^ Siebalt, Joshua (2004-09-04). "Dead & Breakfast (2004)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  13. ^ Barton, Steve (2005-08-26). "Dead & Breakfast (DVD)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  14. ^ McEntire, Mac (2005-10-03). "Dead And Breakfast: Unrated Edition". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  15. ^ "The 10 Best Latin American Horror Movies". Retrieved September 30, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Video Ezy - Error on Page". Retrieved September 30, 2016. 
  17. ^ Bain, Whitney Scott (2012-09-20). "Interview: Jennifer Lynch, Director of CHAINED". Starburst. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  18. ^ Knegt, Peter (2012-06-20). "Fantasia Fest Announces First Wave of Programming; Jennifer Lynch's "Chained" to Have World Premiere". Indiewire. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  19. ^ Aaron Couch (2017-02-21). "'Jeepers Creepers 3' Casts Its Creeper Hunter". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 

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