Gina Philips

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Gina Philips
Born Gina Consolo
(1970-05-10) May 10, 1970 (age 45)
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actress (1992-present)
Spouse(s) Lee Nelson (October 24, 2009-present); 1 child

Gina Philips (born May 10, 1970) is an American actress.[1] She is known for her recurring roles on David E. Kelley's Ally McBeal as Sandy Hingle and Boston Public as Jenna Miller.

Life & Career[edit]

Philips was born Gina Consolo in North Miami Beach, Florida. She attended the University of Pennsylvania but dropped out half way 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.

She got 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 the role of Tammy, the daughter of an abusive father. The film premiered on April 30, 1996 on CBS and received little to no critical acclaim. While 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 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 horror film Jeepers Creepers. The film received mixed reviews from critics, however received positive awards from audiences.[5][6] The film was a commercial success, opening in 2,944 theaters and took in a domestic gross of $37,904,175; it later made $21,313,614 internationally, making a total of $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 film 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] The film was heavily criticized by anarchists for its poor presentation of anarchist theory, philosophy, and ethics, which they felt amounted to anti-anarchist propaganda.

In 2004, she starred in the horror films Dead & Breakfast and Jennifer's Shadow. Dead & Breakfast received mixed to positive 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. Playing a young woman is plagued by horrible visions and dreams of tragic past events while spending time at her grandparent's 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 be a lead in the third Jeepers Creepers sequel, titled Jeepers Creepers Cathedral. It is currently being developed.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1993 When the Bough Breaks Teenage Girl As Gina Phillips
Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage Adult Gigi TV movie
1994 Rave, Dancing to a Different Beat L
Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg Alicia TV movie
1995 Breaking Free Lindsay Kurtz
Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare Tracy Ingram TV movie
1996 No Greater Love Alexis 'Lexie' Winfield TV movie
Unforgivable Tammy TV movie / As Gina Phillips
Her Costly Affair Tess Weston TV movie
1997 Born Into Exile Holly Nolan TV movie
The Advocate's Devil Emma TV movie
Bella Mafia Rosa Luciano TV movie
1998 Telling You Kristen Barrett
Living Out Loud Lisa Francato
2001 Nailed Mia Romano
Jeepers Creepers Patricia 'Trish' Jenner
2002 The Anarchist Cookbook Karla
2003 Something More Orangina
Sam & Joe Lisa
2004 Dead & Breakfast Melody
Jennifer's Shadow Jennifer Cassi/Johanna
2006 Ring Around the Rosie Karen Baldwin
Thanks to Gravity Jordan
2007 The Sick House Anna
My Baby Is Missing Jenna Davis TV movie
2012 Chained Marie
Hijacked Michelle Leib
2015 Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral Trish Jenner

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role # episodes
1992 Growing Pains Gail 1 episode
1993 Blossom Tracy 1 episode
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Varis 1 episode
Silk Stalkings Stacy 1 episode
1995 Strange Luck Jensen 1 episode
1996 Dark Skies Marnie Lane 1 episode
Sliders Devin 1 episode
1998 Michael Hayes Jessica Hartman 1 episode
Buddy Faro Tara Davies 1 episode
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
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Raina Krell 1 episode
2004 Hawaii Harper Woods 4 episodes
2007 Medium Colleen Fitzpatrick Barlow 1 episode
Monk Brandy Barber 1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gina Philips profile, nndb.com; accessed April 4, 2015.
  2. ^ http://m.imdb.com/name/nm0005312/trivia?ref_=m_nm_dyk_trv.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Sunday Star Ledger. TV Time Pullout Section. pg. 9. March 5, 1995 - March 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. ^ http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0301470/trivia?ref_=m_tt_trv_trv
  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. ^ http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2012/04/the-10-best-latin-american-horror-movies/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ http://www.videoezy.com.au/Movies/a6633d9e-134b-4d49-b60b-a938a57aae4d.aspx
  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. ^ UHM - Upcoming Horror Movies | Movie | Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral

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