Kinga Philipps Movies and Career Information
Aug 16, 1976
Kinga Philipps (born August 16, 1976) is a Polish-American actress and TV host. She has hosted for a variety of networks including: USA, AMC, Food Network, Current TV and Fox Sports. In her acting career she has guest starred on a number of television shows including: The West Wing, Cold Case, According to Jim, Eleventh Hour and NCIS LA. She has also appeared in several films including: Tomcats and Torque. She can be seen as Austin Powers's mother in the 2002 film Austin Powers in Goldmember where, in a flashback, she and an infant Powers are blown up by enemy agents in the family car. Kinga was born Kinga Szpakiewicz in Warsaw, Poland, and changed her name to "Philipps" as inspired by her favorite verse of the Bible, Philippians 4:13. Kinga grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.