Phoebe Cates


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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

(1982)
Drop Dead Fred Elizabeth
(1991)
Gremlins Kate
(1984)
Private School Christine
(1983)

Filmography

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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
 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
 1988 Shag
Carson
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City
Amanda
 1987 Date with an Angel
Patty Winston
 1985 Lace II (TV Movie)
Lili
 1984 Gremlins
Kate
 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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Personal Details

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 »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Kevin Kline  (2 children)

Children:

Greta Kline | See more »

Parents:

Cates, Lily | Joseph Cates

Relatives:

Gilbert Cates (aunt or uncle) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

"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:

Has an older sister, Valerie Cates, and a younger sister, Alexandra Cates. See more »

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