Phoebe Cates Kline (born Phoebe Belle Cates; July 16, 1963) 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. Cates Kline was born Phoebe Belle Cates in New York City to a family of TV and Broadway production insiders. Her parents are Lily and Joseph Cates, who was a major Broadway producer and a pioneering figure in television, who helped create The $64,000 Question. Her late uncle, Gilbert Cates, produced numerous TV specials, often in partnership with Cates Kline's father, and several annual Academy Awards shows. Her paternal grandparents and maternal grandmother were Russian Jews, and her maternal grandfather was Chinese Filipino.
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