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

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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
Carol
 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
Carson
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City
Amanda
 1987 Date with an Angel
Patty Winston
 1985 Lace II (TV Movie)
Lili
 1984 Gremlins
Kate Beringer
 1984 Lace (TV Mini-Series)
Lili
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Lili
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Lili
 1983 Private School
Christine
 1983 Baby Sister (TV Movie)
Annie Burroughs
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Linda Barrett
 1982 Paradise
Sarah
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Other Works:

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 »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Kids today are much more independent than their parents were. We're really into getting jobs and we mature sexually much earlier than a generation ago. Or, at least, we are involved in sex earlier. 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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Cancer

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