Georgina Cates

Actor
As Clare Woodgate (her birth name), this ambitious actress had performed on the British stage and TV but was refused an audition for Mike Newell's "An Awfully Big Adventure" (1995). She subsequently won the role of ... Read more »
Born: 01/14/1975 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (8)

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa 2013 (Movie)

Kimmy (Actor)

Illuminata 1999 (Movie)

Simone (Actor)

Stiff Upper Lips 1999 (Movie)

Emily Ivory (Actor)

Clay Pigeons 1998 (Movie)

Amanda (Actor)

An Awfully Big Adventure 1995 (Movie)

Stella (Actor)

Frankie Starlight 1995 (Movie)

Young Emma (Actor)

Loving 1994 (Movie)

Edith (Actor)

A Soldier's Sweetheart (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As Clare Woodgate (her birth name), this ambitious actress had performed on the British stage and TV but was refused an audition for Mike Newell's "An Awfully Big Adventure" (1995). She subsequently won the role of Stella after she dyed her hair red, changed her name to Georgina Cates, and knocked two years from her age. Her portrayal of a stage-struck, naive yet feisty 16-year-old who loses her innocence after joining a Liverpool theatrical group won the admiration of co-stars Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman, as well as general critical acclaim. Cates legally adopted her new stage name. She also appeared as Gabriel Byrne's daughter in "Frankie Starlight" and as a randy maid opposite Mark Rylance in "Loving" (both 1995).

Relationships

Skeet Ulrich

Husband
married in 1997

EDUCATION

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London , England

Milestones

1995

Legally adopted new name

1994

Changed name and appearance to gain role in feature, "An Awfully Big Adventure"; film marked Cates' debut

1991

Played Jenny, a bratty teenager, in British sitcom "2 Point 4 Children" (credited as Clare Woodgate)

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