* Phoebe Cates is the daughter of producer/director Joseph Cates.
* Phoebe Cates' godmother was legendary Hollywood actress Joan Crawford.
* Phoebe Cates attended "Professional Children's School" in New York City.
* During the 70's Phoebe Cates was a teen model before turning her attention to an acting career.
* In 1982 Phoebe Cates made her big screen film debut opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh & Sean Penn in Amy Heckerling's critically acclaimed teen classic "Fast Times at Ridgemont High".
* Also in 1982 Phoebe Cates appeared with Willie Aames in "The Blue Lagoon" clone "Paradise".
* In 1983 Phoebe Cates starred opposite Mathew Modine in the teen sex comedy "Private School". The producers took advantage of her singing talents by having Phoebe sing two of the films songs: "Just One Touch" & "How Do I Let You Know."
* Phoebe Cates' big break came in 1984 when Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment called her up to star in the box office blockbuster "Gremlins" opposite Zach Galligan.
* Throughout her career Phoebe Cates has continued to perform in Broadway productions such as "The Nest of the Wood Grouse", David Hwang's "Rich Relations" & "Much Ado About Nothing".
* In 1989 Phoebe Cates married actor Kevin Kline.
* In 1990 Phoebe Cates appeared again with Zach Galligan in the Gremlins sequel, "Gremlins II: The New Batch".
* Also in 1990 Phoebe Cates made an interesting cameo appearance in her husband's film "I Love You to Death".
* In 1991 Phoebe Cates starred in the critically bashed but commercially successful kids comedy "Drop Dead Fred".
* Phoebe Cates was originally cast in the role of Steve Martin's daughter in the classic remake of "Father of the Bride" (1991). She became pregnant however & had to withdraw from the project.
* In 1994 Phoebe Cates starred with her husband Kevin Kevin in the period piece "Princess Caraboo". The film is set in 19th century England & Phoebe Cates stars as the mysterious Princess of the title.
* Phoebe Cates even had the honor of having punk rock band "Fenix TX" write a song about her titled simply "Phoebe Cates".
* In 2001 Phoebe Cates reunited with her "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh to star in "The Anniversary Party". Her husband Kevin Kline also appears.