Phoebe Cates Kline is an American film actress, singer and former model. She became popular for her prominent roles in blockbuster movies like Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins. She retired from the entertainment industry in 1994, primarily to take care of her children.
Early Life and Education
Phoebe Cates Kline was born on 16 July 1963, to producer and director Joseph Cates and mother Lily Cates. She was born and raised in New York City, New York, the United States. Cate belongs to mixed ethnicity and holds American Nationality.
A source reported that she has completed her schooling in segregated schools but no more details are provided. The same source claimed that she is a dropout student of Juilliard School, New York.
At the age of 10, she wanted to become a ballet dancer and also joined the School of American Ballet in scholarship. But her dream came to an end after her severe knee injury.
A short time after that, she was involved in the modeling industry. But after a short period, she stepped in the film industry. She debuted in the entertainment industry in 1982 with the movie named Paradise.
Her breakthrough role came in the same year through her role of Linda Barrett in movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. After her breakthrough role, she appeared in a number of movies and TV series including Baby Sister, Private School, Lace 1 & 2, I Love you to Death, Drop Dead Fred, Gremlins 1 & 2, and many more.
She retired in 1994 but as of 2019, she is rumored to be the cast in the movie The Homecoming: A Musical, which has an estimated budget of $350,000.
According to various online sources, she is said to have an estimated net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2019. She mainly earned her net worth from her acting career. She now earns mostly from her own boutique, Blue Tree, in New York Mansion Avenue.
The store opened in 2005 which now sells jewelry, clothing, photography, books, vintage LPs, antiques, perfume, candles, and Stuffed animals.
The New York Times referred her store as "a version of Elizabeth Street for the Carnegie Hill crowd, a little oasis of downtown aesthetic at Ladies Who Lunch prices."
Moreover, Cates is also engaged in charity. She donates and helps people suffering from Type 1 diabetes as she is also suffering from it.
Personal Life And Past Affairs
They met each other on the audition of The Big Chill in 1983 and their friendship gradually turned in to the romantic relationship.
The power couple is blessed with two children; son Owen Kline and daughter Frankie Cosmos. The happy family now resides in New York City. In 1994, she retired from the film world to raise her children, she explained in an interview.
Previously, Cate dated Stavros Merjos. She and her ex-boyfriend shared an apartment in the 1980s in Greenwich Village.
Age: As of 2019, Phoebe Cates Kline is 55 years old.
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Body Stats: 34-24-32