Phoebe Cates was a name to reckon with in Hollywood in the 1980s and early 1990s when she ruled with films like Paradise, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Gremlins. However, movie buffs didn’t get to see much of Cates, which is due to a combination of several factors. In this article, we’ll examine some of these factors and also what Phoebe is currently doing with her life.
Phoebe Cates Today
Where’s Phoebe Cates today? A lot of people have asked over the years. To answer that question, we must first determine why she was forced into early retirement.
Cates was forced to retire from acting for a variety of reasons. The first was the poor reception her films received at the box office. Without success, Cates began to grow tired of the industry. Secondly, Phoebe decided to dedicate more time to her family when she and her actor colleague Kevin Kline started making babies.
To give them more time for their children, the couple only took on less time-consuming roles. However, they could not have both, because Phoebe’s career began to suffer. While she and Kevin agreed to take turns so that they didn’t have to work at the same time, Phoebe’s gradually got tired and decided to use her own place to stay with the children and eventually quit acting altogether.
Anyway, fast forward to 2001, Phoebe had her first movie appearance in 7 years in The Anniversary Party alongside her children. Later, Phoebe revealed that she took the role as a favor to her friend, director Jennifer Leigh, with whom she starred in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
She did not accept another entertainment gig until 2015 when she lent her voice to the character of Kate Beringer in the Lego Dimensions video game.
Today, in addition to her occasional roles, Phoebe is also involved in charity work, focusing on people with type 1 diabetes, including her son.
Cates also runs her own boutique, Blue Tree, which she founded in 2005. The boutique, which sells clothing, specialty foods, and household goods, began by selling high-quality designer toys.
Phoebe Cates Bio/Wiki, Parents
Phoebe Belle Cates Kline (née Cates) was born on July 16, 1963, in New York City as the daughter of the parents Lily and Joseph Cates. Her father Joseph, who was an actor, was celebrated as a pioneer of television. He worked as a producer on Broadway and was one of the key figures who created The $64,000 Question.
Since she comes from a family of entertainers (her uncle was a film director and producer Gilbert Cates, who produced a number of Academy Awards), Phoebe naturally carried on the family legacy, starting with dancing. She learned ballet at the School of American Ballet, but her future in dance was marred by a knee injury.
Phoebe then moved on to modeling, where she was immediately successful. She appeared in renowned magazines like Seventeen, Elle and British Vogue. Phoebe was bored with her monotony in the industry and decided to try her hand at acting.
During the transition from model to actress, a challenge for Phoebe was to be aware of the camera, whereas in her former profession she was aware of the camera, whereas later she had to ignore it completely.
Her debut film was Paradise (1982), in which she starred in a series of nude scenes. While she revealed that she hated making the film, her next film Fast Times at Ridgemont High gave her much more to brag about, including the bikini drop, which was described as the most memorable in cinema history.
Phoebe also had a role in private school and the TV movie Baby Sister. She made her debut on the small screen in the mini-series Lace. While Phoebe seemed to have a promising future in acting, she experienced a dwindling success in her works, which culminated in her early retirement.
Besides the acting, Phoebe also sang soundtracks in some of her movies. She is Russian-Jewish and a quarter Chinese (her grandfather on her mother’s side was Chinese-Philippine).
Phoebe Cates Husband, Kids
About a year after entering the film industry, Phoebe found love in the eyes of actor Kevin Kline. The two had met for the first time in 1983 when Phoebe wanted to audition for a role in The Big Chill.
While the role of Meg Tilly was shot, we bet Phoebe would remain grateful that she found Kevin as a result of this project. Not caring about the age difference of 16 years between her and Kevin, Phoebe immediately entered into a romantic relationship with him, which led to their marriage in 1989. Kevin remains active in acting with some of his recent performances, including Dean (2016) and Beauty and the Beast (2017).
The couple has two children, their son Owen Joseph Kline, whose acting achievements include The Squid and the Whale (2005), and daughter Greta Simone Kline, born March 21, 1994, a singer-songwriter under the name Frankie Cosmos. Besides singing, she also plays guitar. She has released at least two albums and one extended piece.
Net worth: $5 million.
Feet: 7.5 (US)
Height: 5′ 7″ (1.7 m)