Phoebe Cates

Actor, Singer, Dancer
The cinematic object of desire for many a young man in the early 1980s, Phoebe Cates was a model-turned-actress who gained plenty of attention for her sexually charged roles in films like "Paradise" (1982), "Fast Times ... Read more »
Born: 07/16/1963 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

The Anniversary Party 2001 (Movie)

Sophia Gold (Actor)

Scratch the Surface 1997 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

My Life's in Turnaround 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Princess Caraboo 1994 (Movie)

Princess Caraboo (Actor)

Bodies, Rest and Motion 1993 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Drop Dead Fred 1991 (Movie)

Elizabeth Cronin (Actor)

The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

Kate Beringer (Actor)

I Love You to Death 1990 (Movie)

(uncredited) Woman at Discotheque Bar (Actor)

Vaclav Havel's Largo Desolato 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Heart of Dixie 1989 (Movie)

Aiken Reed (Actor)

Shag: The Movie 1989 (Movie)

Carson McBride (Actor)

Bright Lights, Big City 1988 (Movie)

Amanda (Actor)

Date With an Angel 1987 (Movie)

Patty Winston (Actor)

Lace II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Gremlins 1984 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Private School 1983 (Movie)

Christine Ramsay (Actor)

Fast Times At Ridgemont High 1982 (Movie)

Linda Barrett (Actor)

Paradise 1982 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Baby Sister (TV Show)

Actor

Lace (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The cinematic object of desire for many a young man in the early 1980s, Phoebe Cates was a model-turned-actress who gained plenty of attention for her sexually charged roles in films like "Paradise" (1982), "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982) and "Private School" (1983). Her willingness to appear nude on camera made her a favorite of teenaged viewers and devotees of cinematic skin, all of which eventually pigeonholed Cates as wantons. The runaway success of "Gremlins" (1984) moved her into more wholesome roles, but she struggled to find substantive parts in its wake. By the early 1990s, she had abandoned acting altogether to focus on her family with actor Kevin Kline and business opportunities. Her brief film career, however, provided enough memorable moments - albeit somewhat prurient ones - to ensure her a permanent place in the annals of screen sex symbols.

Relationships

Gilbert Cates Producer

Uncle
Brother of Phoebe's father Joseph Cates; directed TV and film projects; produced Academy Awards telecasts

Joseph Cates

Father
divorced from Cates' mother died on October 10, 1998 at age 74

Philip Cates

Brother

Alexandra Cates

Sister
younger

Valerie Cates

Sister

Gilbert Cates

Uncle
president, Directors Guild of America

Kevin Kline Actor

Husband
Met 1983 Married March 5, 1989

Greta Kline

Daughter
born on March 21, 1994 father, Kevin Kline

Owen Kline

Son
born on October 14, 1991 father, Kevin Kline

EDUCATION

Professional Children's School

New York , New York

studied with Actors Circle theater group

The Juilliard School

New York , New York
left after injuring her knee, which ended her chances of becoming a professional dancer

Milestones

1994

Starred opposite husband Kevin Kline in "Princess Caraboo"

1990

Reprised role in "Gremlins 2: The New Batch"

1989

Broadway debut, "The Tenth Man"

1985

Starred in "Lace II" (ABC)

1984

Had lead in the ABC miniseries "Lace"

1984

Off-Broadway debut in "The Nest of the Wood Grouse"

1984

Co-starred in the hit film "Gremlins"

1983

TV debut in "Baby Sister"

1982

Screen acting debut in "Paradise"

Began modeling professionally at age 15

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