Britta Phillips

Britta Phillips (born June 11, 1963, Boyne City, Michigan) is an American musician, songwriter, actress and voice actor. She is best known as the singing voice of the title character of Jem and as one half of the duo Dean and Britta, with her husband Dean Wareham. Her acting credits include the 1988 film Satisfaction. Phillips was born in Boyne City, Michigan to a musical family, but grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Her father, Peter Phillips, is a musician, songwriter, jingle composer and former music teacher of Paul Simon. He has also worked on several Broadway plays. At the age of 19, Phillips moved to Brooklyn, New York to pursue a career in music. In 1985, through his musical contacts, Phillips father secured an audition for her for the role of "Jem". Phillips was hired on the strength of her demo for the show's theme song, and that version was the one used in the opening credits. Phillips was a member of the bands The Belltower and Ultrababyfat in the 1990s and Luna from 2001 to 2005. Since then, Phillips has released albums with fellow Luna bandmate (and husband) Dean Wareham.


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