What is Phoebe Cates Net Worth?

Phoebe Cates Net Worth is US$ 35 Million as of January 2023. 

Net Worth US$ 35 Million  
Born: July 16, 1963 (60 Years)
Gender Female
Height  5’ 6” 
Horoscope Cancer
Country of Origin United States of America
Source of Wealth Actress, Model, Entrepreneur
Marital Status Married
Spouse Kevin Kline ​(m. 1989)
Famous For Her Appearances In Movies Including Gremlins (1984), Drop Dead Fred (1985), And Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) (1991).


American actress, model, and businesswoman Phoebe Cates is worth US$ 35 Million. Together, she and fellow actor and husband of more than three decades Kevin Cline have a total net worth of that amount. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Gremlins,” “Gremlins 2: The New Batch,” as well as In the movie “Drop Dead Fred,” Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cronin are some of Phoebe’s best-known roles. Moreover, Cates performed in Paddy Chayefsky’s “The Tenth Man” on Broadway in 1989.



Cates was featured on the Seventeen magazine cover.


Cates’ first feature film was “Paradise.”


“Fast Times at Ridgemont High” starring Cates.


In the comedy “Private School,” Cates acted.


Cates acted in the television miniseries “Lace.”


In The Tenth Man, Cates made her Broadway debut.


In the comedy-drama ‘Princess Caraboo,’ Cates played the lead role.


Cates made a brief comeback to acting in The Anniversary Party.


For the computer game Lego Dimensions, Cates provides the voice of her Gremlins character Kate Beringer.

Early Life  

On July 16, 1963, Phoebe Cates was born in New York City as Phoebe Belle Cates. Her father, Joseph, was a Broadway as well as a television producer who contributed to the creation of the game show “The $64,000 Question,” and her mother, Lily, was born in China. Phoebe went to the Professional Children’s School and the prestigious Juilliard School. She grew up with her sisters, Valerie, who is older, and Alexandra, who is younger. Around the age of 10, Cates started modeling and was featured in adolescent publications including “Seventeen.” She received a scholarship at the School of American Ballet after deciding a few years later that she wanted to concentrate on dancing, but she was forced to leave after tearing her knee at the age of 14.


Cates opted to explore acting after growing disillusioned with modeling, and she made her film debut in 1982’s “Paradise.” She was initially hesitant to accept the job because it involved nudity, but her father pushed her to work on the movie. Phoebe not only acted in the movie, but she also sang the theme song and put together the album “Paradise.” Cates refused to participate in any movie advertising because she claimed that the film’s creators captured naked close-ups of her character using a body double without her consent.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High, her second picture, was released in 1982, and it included “the most famous bikini-drop in cinema history,” according to “Rolling Stone” magazine. The movie was chosen by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its National Film Registry in 2005 because it was “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important.” Phoebe performed the songs “How Do I Let You Know” and “Just One Touch” for the “Private School” soundtrack. Phoebe also starred in the TV movie “Baby Sister” and the movie “Private School” in 1983.

Cates appeared in the miniseries “Lace” and the horror-comedy “Gremlins” in 1984. The 1990 film “Gremlins 2: The New Batch” and the 2015 video game “Lego Dimensions” also featured Phoebe in the Kate Beringer character. “Gremlins” earned $212.9 million at the box office. After that, she made appearances in the 1985 television picture “Largo Desolato,” the 1987 features “Date with an Angel,” “Shag,” “Bright Lights, Big City,” and “Heart of Dixie,” as well as the 1985 miniseries “Lace II.” Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cronin was a character performed by Cates in the comedy “Drop Dead Fred” in 1991.

She later made appearances in the films “My Life’s in Turnaround” and “Bodies, Rest & Motion” in 1993. She was slated to play Steve Martin’s daughter in the 1991 film “Father of the Bride,” but she left after learning she was expecting her first child. Phoebe co-starred in the 1994 movie “Princess Caraboo” with her husband Kevin Kline in the lead role. She then waited until 2001’s “The Anniversary Party” to make another movie appearance, which she did as a favor for the film’s director, her friend Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Phoebe Cates Net Worth Growth

Since the 1980s, Phoebe Cates has been engaged in the Hollywood industry. Phoebe Cates’ net worth is thought to be around US$ 35 Million. Also, Phoebe Cates earns a huge profit each year from her movies.


Film and television

  • Paradise (1982)
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
  • Private School (1983)
  • Baby Sister (1983)
  • Lace (1984)
  • Gremlins (1984)
  • Lace II (1985)
  • Date with an Angel (1987)
  • Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
  • Shag (1989)
  • Heart of Dixie (1989)
  • I Love You to Death (1990)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
  • Largo Desolato (1990)
  • Drop Dead Fred (1991)
  • Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
  • My Life’s in Turnaround (1993)
  • Princess Caraboo (1994)
  • The Anniversary Party (2001)

Favorite Quotes from Phoebe Cates

Favorite Quote 1 from Phoebe Cates

“Modelling teaches you to be completely conscious of the camera. Acting is being totally unconscious of it.” 

– Phoebe Cates
Favorite Quote 2 from Phoebe Cates

“Practical gifts are another great way to be thoughtful, and they work for anything from birthdays to dinner-party gifts.” 

– Phoebe Cates
Favorite Quote 3 from Phoebe Cates

“You’d be surprised how inspired you’ll be when you go into a different store than the one you normally go to for gifts.”

Phoebe Cates
Favorite Quote 4 from Phoebe Cates

“A tea set is good for a newborn girl. It is a gift that instantly makes the room a girl’s room.”

– Phoebe Cates
Favorite Quote 5 from Phoebe Cates

“Too many people are buying gifts for themselves when they pick out a gift for a friend.”

– Phoebe Cates

Key Life Lessons from Phoebe Cates

  • Enjoy life to the fullest and keep your mind on what’s good
  • Prioritize your strengths instead of your faults.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money does Phoebe Cates have?  

Cates’ current net worth was estimated at US$ 35 million.

Phoebe Cates stopped acting for what reason?

Cates reportedly quit acting in order to prioritize parenthood.
In 1994, Cates stopped acting to give birth to Greta Kline, her second child. Greta and Owen Kline were born in 1991, and are Cates’ two children with theatre and screen star Kevin Kline. Since 1989, the couple has been wed.


Phoebe Cates is an American actress, model, and businesswoman with a net worth of US$ 35 million. Her best-known roles include Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Gremlins, and Drop Dead Fred. She was born in New York City and attended the Professional Children’s School and Juilliard School. She received a scholarship at the School of American Ballet but was forced to leave after tearing her knee. Phoebe Cates made her film debut in 1982’s Paradise, which included a bikini drop.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High, her second picture, was released in 1982 and was chosen by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its National Film Registry in 2005. She also starred in the miniseries “Lace” and the horror-comedy “Gremlins.”