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Phoebe Cates is a Actor American born on 16 july 1963 at New York City (USA)

Phoebe Cates

Phoebe Cates
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Birth name Phoebe Belle Katz
Nationality USA
Birth 16 july 1963 (60 years) at New York City (USA)

Phoebe Cates Kline (born Phoebe Belle Cates; July 16, 1963), better known as Phoebe Cates, is an American film actress, model, and entrepreneur. She is known for her roles in several 1980s films, most notably Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins.


In the early 1980s, Cates shared an apartment in Greenwich Village with her then boyfriend Stavros Merjos. She first met him in 1979, when she went out to her first night in Studio 54 with family friend Andy Warhol.

In 1983, during her audition for a role (that eventually went to Meg Tilly) in The Big Chill, Cates met actor Kevin Kline for the first time, and became romantically involved with him despite a 15-year age gap. In 1989 they married, and she changed her name to Phoebe Cates Kline. The Klines thereupon moved to Cates' native New York City with their two children, son Owen Joseph Kline and daughter Greta Simone Kline. Both Owen and Greta appeared, along with their parents, in the 2001 movie The Anniversary Party. Owen also appeared in the 2005 film The Squid and the Whale, whereas Greta pursued a musical career using the stage name Frankie Cosmos.

In 2005, Cates opened her own boutique, called Blue Tree, on New York's Madison Avenue.

Best films

Gremlins (1984)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

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Filmography of Phoebe Cates (16 films)

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The Anniversary Party, 1h55
Directed by Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about television
Actors Kevin Kline, John C. Reilly, Jane Adams, Parker Posey, Phoebe Cates, Gwyneth Paltrow
Roles Sophia Gold
Rating62% 3.1475653.1475653.1475653.1475653.147565
Sally Nash and Joe Therrian are a Hollywood couple celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary shortly after reconciling following a period of separation. He is a novelist who is about to direct the screen adaptation of his most recent bestseller; she is an actress he has opted not to cast in the lead role, despite the fact it's partly based on her, because he feels she's too old for the part. This decision, coupled with an ongoing dispute about their barking dog Otis with their strait-laced, non-industry neighbors, clean-and-sober writer Ryan and interior decorator Monica Rose, has resulted in an undercurrent of tension between the two as they prepare for the arrival of their guests.
Bodies, Rest & Motion, 1h35
Directed by Michael Steinberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Alicia Witt, Jon Proudstar
Roles Carol
Rating57% 2.850112.850112.850112.850112.85011
Se rebellant contre sa vie moroses dans une petite ville de l'Arizona, le vendeur Nick abandonne sa petite amie, Beth, et se lance sur l'autoroute à la recherche de... autre chose. Encouragée par sa meilleure amie, Carol, Beth accepte à contrecœur les attentions romantiques de Sid, un peintre en bâtiment local.
Princess Caraboo, 1h37
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Historical
Actors Phoebe Cates, Jim Broadbent, Wendy Hughes, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Stephen Rea
Roles Princess Caraboo / Mary Baker
Rating59% 2.998552.998552.998552.998552.99855
In Regency England, an exotically dressed woman is found in the fields, speaking a language no one can understand. She ends up at the home of the Worrall family, the local gentry. Their Greek butler, Frixos thinks the woman is a fraud from the start. Mr. Worrall sends her to the magistrate to be tried for vagrancy, but Mrs. Worrall agrees to care for her. Mr. Gutch, a local printer and newspaper reporter, takes an interest in the case especially after the woman claims via pantomime to be Princess Caraboo.
Drop Dead Fred, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Phoebe Cates, Marsha Mason, Rik Mayall, Tim Matheson, Carrie Fisher, Ron Eldard
Roles Elizabeth
Rating59% 2.9500552.9500552.9500552.9500552.950055
Lizzie Cronin is an unassertive and repressed woman, domineered by her controlling mother, Polly. While taking her lunch break from work, she calls her husband, Charles, whom she is separated from, hoping to sort out their problems. He reasserts his desire for a divorce and says that he is in love with another woman named Annabella. While she is at the public phone, first her purse is stolen, then her car. Forced to walk back to work, she arrives late and loses her job. Polly then appears, again takes control, and brings her back to the house she grew up in.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch, 1h49
Directed by Joe Dante, Chuck Jones
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about films, Monde imaginaire, Comedy horror films
Actors Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lee
Roles Kate Beringer
Rating63% 3.199973.199973.199973.199973.19997
After the death of his owner Mr. Wing (Keye Luke), the mogwai Gizmo (voiced by Howie Mandel) becomes the guinea pig of mad scientists working at Clamp Enterprises, an automatic state-of-the-art office building in Manhattan, run by eccentric billionaire Daniel Clamp (John Glover). At the mercy of the chief researcher Dr. Catheter (Christopher Lee), Gizmo is rescued by his friend Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) and his fiancee Katie (Phoebe Cates), both of whom work at Clamp Enterprises. Clamp quickly befriends Billy upon being impressed by his skills in concept design, also sparking the interest of Billy's superior Marla Bloodstone (Haviland Morris). Gizmo is left in the office, where water spills on his head and spawns new mogwai, including Mohawk (voiced by Frank Welker), who then has Gizmo locked in the vents. They eat after midnight, turning into gremlins.
I Love You to Death, 1h37
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Joan Plowright, River Phoenix, William Hurt, Keanu Reeves
Roles Disco Girl
Rating63% 3.19983.19983.19983.19983.1998
Joey Boca (Kevin Kline) is the owner of a pizza parlor located in Tacoma, Washington, and has been married to Rosalie (Tracey Ullman) for years. Rosalie is horrified to discover that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time.
Heart of Dixie, 1h35
Directed by Martin Davidson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen, Phoebe Cates, Treat Williams, Kurtwood Smith, Don Michael Paul
Roles Aiken Reed
Rating52% 2.610612.610612.610612.610612.61061
Three sorority women at a 1957 Alabama college face the experience and difficulties of ethnic strife and integration.
Shag (1989)
, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Annabeth Gish, Page Hannah, Robert Rusler, Scott Coffey
Roles Carson McBride
Rating63% 3.198523.198523.198523.198523.19852
The film is a lighthearted story of four teenage girlfriends of various temperaments who escape from their parents for a few days in 1963 for an adventure in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where the big spring festival promises a dance contest, beer blasts and lots of cute boys. Carson (Phoebe Cates) is engaged to a rich but square young man, Melaina (Bridget Fonda) fancies herself as a Hollywood sexpot, Luanne (Page Hannah) wears glasses and is a prim and proper senator's daughter, and Pudge (Annabeth Gish) has recently lost weight but has always been called "Pudge" and suffers from low self-esteem.
Bright Lights, Big City, 1h47
Directed by James Bridges
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Frances Sternhagen, Swoosie Kurtz, Tracy Pollan
Roles Amanda
Rating57% 2.8509652.8509652.8509652.8509652.850965
Originally from Pennsylvania, Jamie Conway (Michael J. Fox) works as a fact-checker for a major New York magazine, but because he spends his nights partying with his glib best friend (Kiefer Sutherland) and his frequent cocaine abuse, he's on the verge of getting fired by his boss, Clara Tillinghast (Frances Sternhagen). His wife Amanda, a fast-rising model (Phoebe Cates), just left him; he's still reeling from the death of his mother (Dianne Wiest) a year earlier; and he's obsessed with a tabloid story about a pregnant woman in a coma. The movie captures some of the glossy chaos and decadence of the New York nightlife during the 1980s and also its look at a man desperately trying to escape the pain in his life.
Date with an Angel, 1h45
Directed by Tom McLoughlin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about angels
Actors Michael E. Knight, Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Béart, David Dukes, Albert Macklin, Vinny Argiro
Roles Patty Winston
Rating56% 2.816532.816532.816532.816532.81653
Alors qu'il s'apprête à épouser Patty, Jim est enlevé par ses amis masqués lors d'une réception en l'honneur des futurs mariés. Après cette mauvaise blague, Jim est ramené chez lui. À son réveil, il découvre dans sa piscine, stupéfié, un ange d'une beauté divine...
Gremlins (1984)
, 1h45
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Monde imaginaire, Christmas films, Comedy horror films
Actors Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman
Roles Kate Beringer
Rating72% 3.647613.647613.647613.647613.64761
Randall “Rand” Peltzer, a struggling inventor, visits a Chinatown antique store in the hope to find a Christmas present for his son Billy. In the store, Randall encounters a small, furry creature called a Mogwai. The owner Mr. Wing refuses to sell the creature to Rand, so his grandson secretly sells the Mogwai to Rand but tells him to remember three important rules that must never be broken – do not expose the Mogwai to bright lights or sunlight which will kill it, do not let it get wet, and never feed it after midnight.
Lace (1984)

Directed by William Hale
Genres Drama
Actors Phoebe Cates, Bess Armstrong, Brooke Adams, Arielle Dombasle, Anthony Higgins, Angela Lansbury
Roles Lili
Rating69% 3.4956953.4956953.4956953.4956953.495695
Ce téléfilm plonge dans la mémoire enfouie de trois amies, autrefois pensionnaires d'une école renommée en Suisse, où elles ont scellé leur secret. Mais le passé ressurgit, entraînant avec lui des questions qui vont remettre en cause l'amitié et le présent.
Baby Sister, 1h40
Directed by Steven Hilliard Stern
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ted Wass, Phoebe Cates, Pamela Bellwood, Efrem Zimbalist II, Thomas F. Duffy, Jill Jacobson
Roles Annie Burroughs
Rating55% 2.7562852.7562852.7562852.7562852.756285
Annie Burroughs is a wild 19-year-old teenager who has just dropped out of college. Fearing to face her father, she packs her stuff and moves in with her older sister Marsha, who runs her own gallery in Los Angeles. Marsha is in a relationship with David Mitchell, a 31-year-old doctor who dreams of having his own private practice. Although they are very happy together, David isn't glad Marsha is spending so much time on work. Meanwhile, Annie immediately settles in the big city, landing a job as a receptionist at David's clinic. Although at first it is innocent and playful, Annie and David start flirting with each other.
Private School, 1h28
Directed by Noel Black
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about virginity
Actors Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine, Sylvia Kristel, Fran Ryan, Michael Zorek
Roles Christine Ramsey
Rating52% 2.6062452.6062452.6062452.6062452.606245
Christine "Chris" Ramsey (Phoebe Cates) lies in bed narrating a trashy romance novel to Betsy (Kathleen Wilhoite), her roommate at the Cherryvale Academy for Girls. Meanwhile, three students of the nearby Freemount Academy for Men, including Jim Green (Matthew Modine) and his overweight, slobbish friend Bubba (Michael Zorek), sneak into Cherryvale to peek on the girls. Jordan Leigh-Jenson (Betsy Russell), showering at the time, sees that the boys are peering at her and enlists Chris and Betsy's help to drive them away; the three boys fall off the side of the building. In response to being disturbed, the roommates light a bag of feces on fire and put it in front of Jordan's door.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 1h30
Directed by Amy Heckerling
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Teen movie, Films about virginity
Actors Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus
Roles Linda Barrett
Rating70% 3.5484153.5484153.5484153.5484153.548415
Brad Hamilton is a popular senior who is looking forward to his last year of school and almost has his 1960 Buick LeSabre paid off. He has a part-time job at a burger joint, "All American Burger" where his girlfriend, Lisa, also works. This esteemed establishment has a strict policy of etiquette: "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Dice". He is pondering how to end his relationship with Lisa so he can play the field during his senior year. However, Brad is fired for losing his temper at an obnoxious customer; when he tries to tell Lisa how much he needs her, she says she is dumping him to see other guys. Brad quits his next job at Captain Hook Fish & Chips because of the humiliation of having to wear a pirate costume when delivering food. He gets a job at a convenience store, Mi-T-Mart, where he successfully thwarts an attempted robbery and is promoted to store manager.