New York City is the home of Phoebe Cates. Her birthday is July 16, 1963. She grew up surrounded by the arts as the daughter of a well-known Broadway producer and went to the prestigious Professional Children’s School and Juilliard School in Manhattan.
Cates started out as a model, showing up in well-known publications like Seventeen and Glamour. The actress, however, claims she realized right away that the position wasn’t fulfilling for her.
In an interview with People in 1982, Cates said of her brief modeling career, “That didn’t teach me anything.” “It was always the exact same thing. After a while, I only did it for the cash.
Cates made the decision to focus on acting instead, and she made her debut on a large scale in the 1982 movie Paradise. She was only 17 at the time, and the film featured nudity. Unexpectedly, her father was the one who encouraged her to accept the role.