Phoebe Cates

Biography: Phoebe Cates was born July 16, 1963, in New York City, New York. As an adolescent, she attended the Professional Children's School in New York City. Cates enjoyed a modeling career as a teenager, and landed her first big job with Seventeen magazine at the age of 15, despite the fact that she was still wearing braces on her teeth at the time. She began her acting career in 1982, when she co-starred with Jennifer Jason Leigh in a blockbuster film, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. From there, she also starred in the 1983 film Private School, and the 1984 film Gremlins along with many others. However, Coates did not limit her acting career to only film, she also dabbled in stage acting. Her stage theater debut was in 1984, when she starred in the play The Nest of the Wood Grouse, an Off-Broadway production. In 1989, Cates married fellow Hollywood actor Kevin Kline. The couple have two children together.

Phoebe Cates' Scores

  • Movies
Average career score: 48
Highest Metascore: 70 Gremlins
Lowest Metascore: 20 Paradise
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
9 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
56 The Anniversary Party Jun 8, 2001 Sophia Gold / Sophia Gold tbd
25 Drop Dead Fred May 24, 1991 Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Cronin / Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Cronin 7.8
69 Gremlins 2: The New Batch Jun 15, 1990 Kate Beringer 6.6
56 Shag Jul 21, 1989 Carson / Carson tbd
51 Bright Lights, Big City Apr 1, 1988 Amanda tbd
70 Gremlins Jun 8, 1984 Kate Beringer 7.3
25 Private School Jul 29, 1983 Christine / Christine 6.6
61 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Aug 13, 1982 Linda Barrett / Linda Barrett tbd
20 Paradise May 7, 1982 Sarah tbd