Greta, Cates’ daughter, is the lead singer of the band Frankie Cosmos, and Owen, Cates son who is an actor, made an appearance in the 2005 movie The Squid and the Whale.
Cates first met actor Kevin Kline in 1983 while she was trying out for a part in The Big Chill that was eventually given to Meg Tilly. Although they were both seeing other people at the time, they started dating again two years later.
She changed her name to Phoebe Cates Kline after their 1989 wedding. The Klines relocated to Manhattan’s Upper East Side, across Fifth Avenue from Central Park, where they raised their two children, daughter Greta Kline and son Owen Joseph Kline.
In the 2001 film The Anniversary Party, Owen and Greta made an appearance alongside their parents.