Who are Phoebe Cates parents?
Cates was born in New York City on July 16, 1963, to a family of television and Broadway production insiders.
She is the daughter of Lily and Joseph Cates (originally Joseph Katz), a Broadway producer and television pioneer who helped create The $64,000 Question.
Gilbert Cates, her uncle, produced numerous television specials, often in collaboration with Cates’ father, as well as several annual Academy Awards shows.
Cates is Eurasian; her father and maternal grandmother were both Russian Jews, and her maternal grandfather was Chinese-Filipino. Cates’ mother was born in the Chinese city of Shanghai.