May 10, 1970
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Lee Nelson (October 24, 2009-present; 1 child)|
Early life and education
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. 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. 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.
In 2001, Philips was cast as the second lead in the 2001 horror film Jeepers Creepers. The film received mixed reviews from critics, however received positive awards from audiences. 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. 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. 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%, and Metacritic's average review score is 36 out of 100.
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. 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. 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." Mac McEntire of DVD Verdict wrote, "Dead and Breakfast is why we love low budget horror movies." 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".
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.
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. It had its world premiere at the Fantasia Festival on 5 August 2012.
She is set to be a lead in the third Jeepers Creepers film, titled Jeepers Creepers Cathedral. It is currently being developed.
|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|
|Jeepers Creepers||Patricia 'Trish' Jenner|
|2002||The Anarchist Cookbook||Karla|
|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|
|2017||Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral||Trish Jenner|
|1992||Growing Pains||Gail||1 episode|
|Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Varis||1 episode, "The Storyteller"|
|Silk Stalkings||Stacy||1 episode|
|1995||Strange Luck||Jensen||1 episode|
|1996||Dark Skies||Marnie Lane||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|
- Gina Philips profile, nndb.com; accessed April 4, 2015.
- http://m.imdb.com/name/nm0005312/trivia?ref_=m_nm_dyk_trv. Missing or empty
- Sunday Star Ledger. TV Time Pullout Section. pg. 9. March 5-11, 1995.
- Review Variety
- "Jeepers Creepers (2001)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
- "Jeepers Creepers". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
- Jeepers Creepers (2001). Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-10-24.
- The Anarchist Cookbook at Rotten Tomatoes
- The Anarchist Cookbook at Metacritic
- "Dead and Breakfast (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
- Siebalt, Joshua (2004-09-04). "Dead & Breakfast (2004)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2015-03-22.
- Barton, Steve (2005-08-26). "Dead & Breakfast (DVD)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2015-03-22.
- McEntire, Mac (2005-10-03). "Dead And Breakfast: Unrated Edition". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2015-03-22.
- http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2012/04/the-10-best-latin-american-horror-movies/. Missing or empty
- Bain, Whitney Scott (2012-09-20). "Interview: Jennifer Lynch, Director of CHAINED". Starburst. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
- 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.
- UHM - Upcoming Horror Movies | Movie | Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral