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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 Russian Jewish, and one quarter Chinese, descent. She studied at Miss Hewitt's school and at the ... See full bio »

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Gremlins Kate Beringer
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Drop Dead Fred
Drop Dead Fred Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Cronin


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 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game)
Kate Beringer (voice)
 2001 The Anniversary Party
Sophia Gold
 1994 Princess Caraboo
Princess Caraboo / Mary Baker
 1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion
 1991 Drop Dead Fred
Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Cronin
 1990 Largo Desolato (TV Movie)
Young Philosophy Student
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Kate Beringer
 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 Gremlins
Kate Beringer
 1984 Lace (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Lili
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Lili
 1983 Private School
 1983 Baby Sister (TV Movie)
Annie Burroughs
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Linda Barrett
 1982 Paradise
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Music video "Kiss and Tell" for band Brian Ferry includes many clips from 1988 film, "Bright Lights, Big City". Appearances in the video include: Phoebe Cates, Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Kelly Lynch, Swoosie Kurtz and others. Music video credited to Virgin Records CD Bete Noire aired during 2011 on TheCoolTV. See more »

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


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"I was only 17 when I did my nude scenes in Paradise (1982). They were serious and more difficult because they were not easily justified. But the topless scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) was funny, which made it easy". See more »


According to Izumi Matsumoto, the creator of Kimagure Orenji Rôdo (1987) a popular manga series (Japanese comic) and animated TV-series. Ms Cates was the inspiration behind the beautiful character Ayukawa Madoka. See more »

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