Mackenzie Phillips – Helping Animals One Day At A Time!
Mackenzie Phillips, iconic actress, author, guest speaker before the United Nations, is also a Super Pawsome animal lover, rescuer and advocate with great pet adventures to share! Her entire life from being a guest on Oprah to starring in iconic films like American Graffiti and TV series like One Day at a Time has been an adventure. She has 6 pets, 5 of which have dramatic rescue stories. Mackenzie is the Official Celebrity Host of the Pet Expo USA, which works to uplift pets and spread the word about adoption. She's even danced in a Super Smiley Flash Mob! Smiley knows "Mack," has given her lots of kisses, and says You Can't Miss This One! Woof! :)
Mackenzie Phillips was born in Alexandria, Virginia on November 10, 1959. She is a mother, actress, musician and writer of the bestselling memoir "High on Arrival."
Mackenzie is the daughter of musician and songwriter John Phillips and his first wife, Susan Adams. When Mackenzie was 12, she formed a band with some of her classmates from school in California and was spotted by a casting agent during one of their performances. Soon after, Hollywood and the world took notice after her star-making turn in the film American Graffiti and the hit television sitcom One Day at a Time as the rebellious Julie Cooper Horvath. Early on, Mackenzie could be seen in many other roles, including the ABC television movie Go Ask Alice, 14-year-old Eleanor Roosevelt in the ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin and silent screen legend Lillian Gish in the NBC TV film Moviola: The Silent Lovers. She toured, wrote songs, and sang with her father John Phillips and the band The New Mamas and the Papas. Mackenzie has appeared on many hit TV shows, including The Love Boat, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Guiding Light, Chicago Hope, The Outer Limits, Crossing Jordan, ER, The Division, Without a Trace, NYPD Blue, 7th Heaven and Cold Case. She is known for her role as Molly Phillips, the star and singer in the Disney Channel series So Weird, and her role as Rizzo in the Broadway production of Grease and Lily St. Regis in a national tour of Annie. Recently she was a celebrity patient on Celebrity Rehab 3 with Dr. Drew on VH1.
In her bestselling memoir, High on Arrival, Mackenzie's astounding, outrageous, and often tender life story unfolds, and she shares her lifelong battle with personal demons and near-fatal addictions. She overcomes seemingly impossible obstacles again and again and journeys toward redemption and peace. By exposing the shadows and secrets of the past to the light of day, the star who turned up High on Arrival has finally come back down to earth -- to stay. With her honesty and candor, she has become a brave voice for victims of sexual abuse and for those recovering from addiction and substance abuse, as well as an advocate for the humane and ethical treatment of animals and the adoption of rescue pets.
Mackenzie's true life story and the outstanding success of her book High on Arrival has led to guest appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The View, The Joy Behar Show and many other television shows. High on Arrival premiered in the top 3 of the New York Times Bestseller list and is a national bestseller.