When Cates went to an audition for a part in The Big Chill in 1983, she ran into actor Kevin Kline (which went to Meg Tilly).
They were both dating other people at the time, but two years later they started to fall in love. She changed her name to Phoebe Cates Kline after their 1989 wedding.
The Klines relocated to Manhattan’s Upper East Side where they raised their two children, son Owen Joseph and daughter Greta Kline (both born in 1991), across Fifth Avenue from Central Park (born 1994).
Along with their parents, Owen and Greta starred in the 2001 movie The Anniversary Party. Owen starred in the 2005 movie The Squid and the Whale, and Greta is the lead singer of the band Frankie Cosmos.