Phoebe Cates

Born Jul 16, 1963

Phoebe Cates Kline, better known as Phoebe Cates, is an American film actress, model, and entrepreneur known for her roles in several teen films, most notably Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Phoebe Cates.


1963 Birth Born on July 16, 1963.


1982 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In a 1982 interview, she recalled having trouble with the change of career, because as a model, she had to be conscious of the camera, whereas in front of the movie camera, she could not. … Read More
1983 19 Years Old 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 16-year age gap.


1984 20 Years Old In 1984, she starred in the TV mini-series Lace, based on a novel which Shirley Conran had written. … Read More
1985 21 Years Old In 1985, Cates appeared Off-Broadway in Rich Relations, written by David Henry Hwang of the Second Stage Theatre.
1989 25 Years Old In 1989 they married, and she changed her name to Phoebe Cates Kline. … Read More


1994 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, she starred in the fact-based romantic comedy-drama Princess Caraboo.
2001 37 Years Old She returned to acting in 2001 for one film, The Anniversary Party, as a favor to her best friend, and former Fast Times At Ridgemont High cast-mate, Jennifer Jason Leigh, who directed the film. … Read More


2005 41 Years Old In 2005, Cates opened her own boutique, called Blue Tree, on New York's Madison Avenue.
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