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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
Carson
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City
Amanda
 1987 Date with an Angel
Patty Winston
 1985 Lace II (TV Movie)
Lili
 1984 Lace (TV Mini-Series)
Lili
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Lili
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Lili
 1983 Baby Sister (TV Movie)
Annie Burroughs
 1982 Paradise
Sarah
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Other Works:

The Tenth Man (1989). (Revival). Written by Paddy Chayefsky. Directed by Ulu Grosbard. Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 10 Dec 1989- 14 Jan 1990 (41 performances + 35 previews that began on 10 Nov 1989). Cast: Sidney Armus (as "Sexton"), David Berman (as "Elder Kessler"), Phoebe Cates (as "Evelyn Foreman") [Broadway debut], Dan Daily (... See more »

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

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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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 »

Trivia:

One of her first jobs at the age of 15 was being a plainclothes security person at Gallery Drug Store. She was given a basket and walked up and down the aisles pretending to shop whilst patrolling for shoplifters. She only ever caught one old woman stealing Band-Aids, but didn't turn her in. See more »

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