Mackenzie Phillips is an American actress who rose in fame after her exceptional acting on the TV sitcom ‘One Day at a Time’. She portrayed the character of rebellious teenager Lulie Mora Cooper Horvath on this TV sitcom. Other than her acting career, Mackenzie also garnered huge publicity for the negative reasons. Let’s have a look at the career, biography, earnings, and net worth of Mackenzie Phillips in 2018.
Early life & biography
Mackenzie Phillips was born as Laura Mackenzie Phillip on November 10, 1959, in Alexandria, Virginia. She is the daughter of musician John Phillip and Susan Adams. She has a sister and a half-sister. Her parents got divorced when she only three years old. Speaking of her education, she attended Highland Hall Waldorf School, California. During her high school itself, she stepped into music and then into acting, so she didn’t complete her higher studies.
Mackenzie Phillips always created headlines for her personal issues. She had a very estranged relationship with her father. She even accused her father to have had sexual relation with her. Talking about her love life, Mackenzie married trice and has one kid. Presently Keith Levenson is her husband whom she married in 2005. First of all, she was married to Jeff Sessler. They remained together for nearly two years before getting divorced in 1981. Then, she married Michael Barakan in 1997. They divorced in 2000. They had one kid together.
Career, awards & nominations
Mackenzie started her career very early. She was only 12 years old when she came up with the idea of forming a music band. So, she formed a music band along with her three schoolmates. There, she grabbed the eyeballs of a casting agent. What next? She auditioned for the film American Graffiti and bagged the role at the first go itself. The film was a huge hit at the box office and earned her an instant success.
The blockbuster success of this film made her bag a role in the TV sitcom One Day at a Time with any much effort. This TV series bolstered her popularity, and she became an overnight star. Unfortunately, she misused her success and became a drug addict. She was even jailed when she got involved in some drug and alcohol case. She struggled with the drugs for years. The producer of ‘One day at a Time’ gave her many chances but eventually, he had to fire her from the show. She made a comeback after years but couldn’t gain that much success.
Speaking of the awards, Mackenzie hasn’t won many awards over her career. ‘Meritorious Achievement Award’ is the only award she has under her belt. However, she has been nominated for several awards.
Net worth & earnings
Mackenzie’s career was full of disorders. Her drug addiction didn’t let her have a successful career. Initially, she was very successful and has made a massive amount of money, but now the things are not the same. Still, the beautiful actress holds a good net worth of $3.5 million at present. She has reportedly charged $47,500 weekly for the TV sitcom ‘One day at a Time’.
Mackenzie actually has her acting career in two spans. Her first span was extremely successful. But when she got legal troubles and drug addiction, her instant success collapsed as rapid as it had risen.