Child actors who returned with memorable roles after a long hiatus from acting

As the daughter of a famous singer, actor Mackenzie Phillips was born into a Hollywood family and it’s no surprise that, like her younger half-siblings Bijou and Chynna, she found herself in the entertainment business. But the eldest Phillips’ early beginnings led to a life filled with struggles, including high-profile addiction issues and an incestuous relationship with her own father (which she wrote about in her book, “Raised on arrival”). Fortunately, Phillips in her later years found stability and happiness, and she is now work as a consultant for others struggling with addiction.

Phillips began her acting career in 1973 with a small role in a television movie, “Doris”, and a role in the classic “American graffiti”. She rose to prominence a few years later as rebellious teenager Julie Cooper in “One Day at a Time,” which remains her biggest role to date. Phillips was 25 when the nine-season series ended, and she left the musical a year later in 1986. It wasn’t until 1994 that she returned to the screen, mostly for spots. of guests on shows like “Melrose Place” and “Caroline in the City.” In 1999, Phillips finally found another memorable role, playing a rocker mom on the Disney show “So Weird.” She also had notable roles in “Orange Is The New Black” and the reboot series “One Day at a Time.”

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