- Phoebe Cates
name = Phoebe Cates
caption = Cates and husband Kevin Kline at the Governor's Ball party after the 1989 Academy Awards, March 29, 1989
birthname = Phoebe Belle Katz
birthdate = birth date and age|1963|7|16|mf=y
New York City, U.S.A.
yearsactive = 1981-2001
Cates was born Phoebe Belle Katz in
New York City, New York, the daughter of Lily and director and producer Joseph Cates (originally "Joseph Katz"). [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/50/Phoebe-Cates.html filmreference.com biography] ] Her uncle is producer/director Gilbert Catesand her stepfather was Marshall Naify, a horse breeder. [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/03/nyregion/03vilar.html?ex=1275451200&en=63a1abdb4f49f5f5&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss NY Times article] ] Cates' maternal grandfather was of Chinese Filipinodescent, and her father as well as her maternal grandmother were of Russian Jewish origin. Cates attended the Professional Children's Schooland the Juilliard School. [ [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800041437/bio Yahoo movies] ]
Cates achieved icon status in 1982 for her popular girl role in "
Fast Times at Ridgemont High", particularly the topless scene in which she sheds her bikinitop in a slow-motion fantasy sequence as "Fast Times" became a 1980s cult classic. That year, in the romance film "Paradise," and in contrast to the coyness of Brooke Shieldsin the similarly themed "The Blue Lagoon," Cates displayed copious nudity. In a "People" magazine article, Cates said she had expressed reservations about this situation to her father, who advised her to play it in whatever way she felt was artistically and financially honest. She is quoted as saying "I was only 17 when I did my nude scenes in "Paradise." They were serious and more difficult because they were not easily justified. But the topless scene in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" was funny, which made it easy." [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000121/bio IMDb biography/collection of quote] ]
Her later film roles were more modest and largely oriented toward younger audiences, who remember her best as the female lead in the two "
Gremlins" films, and the 1991 film " Drop Dead Fred". Her face made the covers of teen magazines such as "Seventeen", " Tiger Beat", " Teen Beat" and others. In 1991, she was slated to be in "Father of the Bride", but dropped out due to pregnancy. In 1994, she starred along with her husband Kevin Kline in "Princess Caraboo." In 1996, she narrated the award-winning documentary short, "The Flame", a film about the nonprofit world hunger organization Heifer International. [Martinez, Joe. [http://x.mptv.net/whatever-happened-to-.-.-./former-teen-model-and-actress-phoebe-cates.html Motion Picture and Television Photo Archive, Former Teen Model and Actress Phoebe Cates, April 19, 2007. Retrieved on October 12, 2007] ]
In 1985, Cates appeared
Off-Broadwayin "Rich Relations" by David Henry Hwang at Second Stage Theatre.
Cates is estranged from her mother. In 1989, Cates married actor
Kevin Kline, whom she had originally met while auditioning for the part that Meg Tillyultimately won in "The Big Chill". Kline and Cates make their home in New York City and have two children, Owen Kline, born in 1991 (who, in 2005, received rave reviews for his performance in " The Squid and the Whale"), and Greta Kline, born in 1994. Owen and Greta appeared in Cates' most recent film, " The Anniversary Party" (2001). The film was an ensemble drama written and directed by Scottish actor Alan Cummingand Cates' real-life best friend of the past 25 years, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh. In the film, Cates played, fittingly enough, a Hollywood actress who has retired from acting to be a full-time mother.
In 2005, Cates opened her own boutique called [http://www.bluetreeny.com/ Blue Tree] on
New York's Madison Avenue. [ [http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=1590206&page=1 ABC News (June 1, 2006): Perfect Gifts, According to Phoebe Cates: Former Teen Starlet Owns Upper East Side Gift Store] ]
Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982)
*"Baby Sister" (1983, TV)
*"Private School" (1983)
*"Lace II" (1985, TV)
Date with an Angel" (1987)
*"Bright Lights, Big City" (1988)
Heart of Dixie" (1989)
*"Largo desolato" (1990)
I Love You to Death" (1990)
Drop Dead Fred" (1991)
*"Bodies, Rest and Motion" (1993)
*"Princess Caraboo" (1994)
The Anniversary Party" (2001)
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* [http://www.bluetreeny.com/ Blue Tree] Cates' NY boutique website
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