Phoebe Cates Biography
A native of New York, New York, United States, Phoebe Cates is a former American actress, known mainly for her roles in films such as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Drop Dead Fred, and Gremlins.
Phoebe Cates Age
Cates is 59 years old as of 2022. She was born on 16 July 1963 in New York, New York, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 16 July every year.
Phoebe Cates Height
Cates stands at a height of5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall and weighs 60 kg(132 pounds).
Phoebe Cates Education
Cates attended the Professional Children’s School and the Juilliard School. At the age of ten, she began modeling, emerging in Seventeen and other teen-oriented magazines. A few years later, she wanted to become a dancer.
Eventually, she acquired a scholarship to the School of American Ballet but quit after a knee injury at age 14. Next, she began a short, successful career as a model. Cates said that she disliked the industry: “It was just the same thing, over and over. After a while, I did it solely for the money.”
Phoebe Cates Family
Cates was born and raised in New York, New York, United States by her caring and devoted parents. She is the daughter of Lily and Joseph Cates (originally Joseph Katz), who was a major Broadway producer and a pioneering figure in television, and who helped create The $64,000 Question.
Her uncle, Gilbert Cates, produced numerous television specials, often in partnership with Cates’s father, as well as several annual Academy Awards shows. Cates is a Eurasian; both her father and maternal grandmother were of Russian Jewish descent, whereas her maternal grandfather was Chinese-Filipino. Cates’s mother was born in Shanghai, China. Her siblings are Valerie Cates, Alexandra Cates, and Phillip Cates.
Phoebe Cates Husband
In 1983, Cates met actor Kevin Kline during her audition for a role (awarded to Meg Tilly) in The Big Chill. They were both dating other people at the time but became romantically involved two years later. In 1989, they married, and she changed her name to Phoebe Cates Kline. They moved to the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York across Fifth Avenue from Central Park where they raised their two kids, son Owen Joseph Kline (born 1991) and daughter Greta Kline (born 1994).
Phoebe Cates Net Worth
Cates has an estimated net worth of $35 Million.
Phoebe Cates Actress
Cates finished her modeling and then dance careers to begin acting. Her first acting career was in Paradise in 1982. Later on, she starred in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Later on, Phoebe also co-starred in Private School alongside Matthew Modine and Besty Russell.
In 1994, Cates starred in the fact-based romantic comedy-drama Princess Caraboo (1994). This was also the last film in which she co-starred with her husband, Kevin Kline. In 1994, Cates retired from acting to raise her children, Owen and Greta
Phoebe Cates Movies and Tv Shows
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982
- Paradise 1982
- Private School 1983
- Drop Dead Fred 1991
- Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990
- Gremlins 1984
- Shag 1989
- Princess Caraboo 1994
- Bright Lights, Big City 1988
- Lace 1984
- Date with an Angel 1987
- Baby Sister 1983
- The Anniversary Party 2001
- Bodies, Rest & Motion 1993
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun 1985
- Heart of Dixie 1989
- Best Summer Ever 2020
- Lace II Mami Koyama Celebrity Skin Part 1 2011
- Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003
- My Life’s in Turnaround 1993
- Scratch the Surface 1997