Who is Julianne Phillips?
Julianne Phillips was born on May 6, 1960 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. She is a former model and actress, best known for her work on the television series “Sisters”, playing the character Francesca “Frankie” Reed for five seasons. She is also known as the first wife of American rock star Bruce Springsteen, a relationship that increased her fame.
Julianne Phillips net worth
As of the beginning of 2020, Julianne Phillips’ net worth is estimated to be over $30 million earned through success in her various endeavors.
While she earned some income during her time active in the entertainment industry, most likely it was an allowance given to her during her marriage to Springsteen and their subsequent divorce settlement. Her former husband has a net worth estimated at over $500 million.
Beginning of early life, education and career
While Julianne was born in Evanston, her family later moved to Oregon, settling in Lake Oswego. She was raised Catholic by her father, who worked as an insurance broker; her mother, on the other hand, stayed home to raise the family. She is the youngest of five children, with four older brothers and an older sister.
She showed interest in acting career at a young age and her father encouraged her to pursue her dream. She attended Lake Oswego High School and, after her matriculation exam, enrolled at Brooks College in Long Beach. While the school had several programs, it is best known for its fashion-related programs such as fashion marketing and fashion design. After completing her undergraduate studies, she moved to Manhattan, New York City and attempted to pursue a modeling career in the 1980s.
Transition to acting
Phillips signed a contract with Elite Modeling Agency, which turned out to be a lucrative venture with consistent work.
However, she was not determined to become a model on her own and soon moved to Los Angeles to find work as an actress. One of her first appearances was in the .38 Special’s “If I’d Been the One” music video, which led to her landing her first professional roles, a number of television movies including “His Mistress” starring Robert Urich, and “Summer fantasy”. Around this time, she got a lot of attention for her attractive looks, which was further elevated when she appeared in the music video of “glorious dayswith Bruce Springsteen.
Meeting Bruce would herald the beginning of their relationship, but she continued her acting for the next several years.
Some of her next projects include roles in “Seven Hours to Judgment”, “Sweet Lies” and “Odd Jobs”. She also had one main role in “Skin Deep” where she teamed up with John Ritter; the film follows an author who has problems with both alcohol and women. She also teamed up with Chevy Chase in the movie “Fletch Lives”, a sequel to “Fletch”.
Sisters and inactivity
In 1991, Julianne landed her most memorable role in the television series “Sisters”, playing the business-oriented woman Frankie. The show follows the lives of four sisters living together, all of whom have vastly different personalities and lifestyles. She was present on the show until she decided to leave in 1995, although she returned for the show’s final episode the following year.
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She continued to appear in other projects such as “Tidal: Wave No Escape”, “Allie & Me”, “Big Bully”, and “Colin Fitz Lives!” after which she decided to stay away from film acting and has not taken on any projects since.
However, she has occasionally appeared on television. In 2001, she made her first appearance after her inactivity in an episode of the series “Intimate Portrait” which showed her life in the show “Sisters” alongside her co-star Sela Ward. After thirteen years, the two and their “Sisters” co-stars Patricia Kalember and Swoosie Kurtz appeared together in a special issue of “Entertainment Weekly” magazine. This one meeting also aired on the “Today” program on NBC, but she has since quietly returned to her life away from the entertainment industry.
Former husband – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen rose to fame in the 1970s, thanks to his work as a solo artist and with the E Street Band – some of his most popular songs at that time include “Badlands”, “Thunder Road” and “Born Run”. his lyrics, which often reflected the struggles of the working class in the U.S. He was also known for his live performances, often identified as energetic.
He released both folk and rock songs, his most successful being “Born in the USA” in 1984.
The success of the album made him one rock icon – it was certified 15 times platinum in the US by the RIAA and became one of the best-selling albums of all time, 30 million worldwide. Some of his top hits in the 1980s include ‘Dancing in the Dark’, ‘Brilliant Disguise’ and ‘Glory Days’. He continues to perform and make music, and has sold more than 135 million albums worldwide and won numerous awards during his five-decade career, including Grammys, a Tony, and an Academy Award. He has also been inducted into both the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Julianne was introduced to Bruce through Barry Bell and they quickly developed a romance that culminated in marriage despite a large age difference and the two barely knowing each other. The marriage quickly turned sour due to Springsteen’s heavy touring schedule, which kept him always on the road. In 1988, after inviting longtime friend Patti Scialfa to tour with him, Julianne divorced him and subsequently filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, which was finalized almost a year later after a lengthy settlement process. Springsteen later admitted that he was very unhappy during his first marriage – he eventually married Scialfa. Julianne, on the other hand, quietly lived her life away from the media and it is not known if she has remarried.