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Phoebe Cates

Phoebe Belle Cates was born on July 16, 1963 in New York City, New York, and raised there. She is the daughter of Lily and Joseph Cates, who was a Broadway producer and television pioneer. Her uncle was director/producer Gilbert Cates. Phoebe is of Chinese-Filipino (from her maternal grandfather) and Russian Jewish descent. She studied at Miss ... See full bio »
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 1994 Princess Caraboo
Princess Caraboo / Mary Baker
 1990 Largo Desolato (TV Movie)
Young Philosophy Student
 1990 I Love You to Death
Joey's Girl at Disco (uncredited)
 1989 Heart of Dixie
Aiken Reed
 1989/I Shag
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City
 1987 Date with an Angel
Patty Winston
 1985 Lace II (TV Movie)
 1984 Lace (TV Mini-Series)
 1983 Baby Sister (TV Movie)
Annie Burroughs
 1982 Paradise
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(early 80s) TV commercial: Asahi Draft Beer (Japan) See more »

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3 Interviews | 4 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Young people are more sophisticated today, thanks to magazines and movies and even porno cable television. As a New Yorker I think I've matured faster than other young people. I'm street smart. See more »


Godmother was Jacqueline Susann. See more »

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