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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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Known For

Gremlins 2: The New Batch
(1990)
Gremlins
Gremlins Kate Beringer
(1984)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
(1982)
Drop Dead Fred
Drop Dead Fred Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Cronin
(1991)

Filmography

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 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game)
Kate Beringer (voice)
 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:

(early 80s) TV commercial: Asahi Draft Beer (Japan) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

If the film, play or any project I'm involved in requires some sort of violence or nudity to advance the plot, scene or character in any way, then I would be considered unprofessional not to oblige. Of course, I want to make sure -- and I think I always have -- that the scenes are shot in good taste. I try to have some control; now that I know what I'm capable of including in a contract, I can ... See more »

Trivia:

Met her future husband, Kevin Kline, when she auditioned for the part of Chloe in The Big Chill (1983), that eventually went to Meg Tilly. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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