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Judd Hirsch is an award-winning actor:
• Became popular with the American audience when he starred in the television series “Taxi” (1978-1983)
• Gained global fame with the movie, “Independence Day,” in 1990
• Received recognition for his acting in “Taxi” with five consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations and two wins
• Appeared in critically acclaimed movie “Ordinary People” in 1980 and earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination from both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award
• Est. net worth of $12 million

Judd Hirsch is an award-winning actor, who became popular with the American audience when he starred in the television series “Taxi” (1978-1983) and who became known globally with the movie, “Independence Day,” in 1990, successful at the box-office

Early life and Family

Judd Seymore Hirsch was born on 15 March 1935 in The Bronx of New York City, to Joseph Sidney Hirsch, an electrician, and Sally Kitzis Hirsch. Judd had a German-Jewish paternal grandfather, Benjamin Hirsch, who was born in New York City and a Dutch-Jewish paternal grandmother, Rosa Hirsch, who was born in England. The Judd’s mother was born in Russia to a Jewish family. He has a brother named Roland Hirsch, but no other details about him are disclosed.

Not much information is available about Judd’s early life, except that he grew up in The Bronx and Brooklyn.

Early Education

He matriculated from the DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx in 1952, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the City College of New York. He served a tour in the US Army after he graduated, then first worked at the US-based nuclear power company, Westinghouse Electric Company LLC., after which he worked in theater, and studied acting at the HB Studio (Herbert Berghof Studio) in Greenwich Village, New York City, a non-profit organization that offers professional training in the performing arts.

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It was unclear if he studied acting because he discovered a passion for it after working in theater, or if he took acting lessons first before working on stage.

Career

First Steps

Hirsch began his professional acting career reportedly at the age of 27 in theater, and made over a dozen appearances from 1962 to 1973. He was in a couple of movies, although uncredited, that were commercially successful, such as “Jump” and “Evil Knievel” in 1971, and “Serpico” in 1973. He made his television debut in 1974 in the television movie, “The Law.” He was a guest actor for two episodes in the television series “Rhoda” in 1977, and was nominated at the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

His first lead role was in 1976, when he was cast as the title character in the 22-episode CBS TV series, “Delvecchio.”

Further Success

“Taxi”

It was his role as Alex Rieger, the main protagonist, in the hit American sitcom “Taxi,” that made him into a star. The series that was originally aired on ABC (1978-1982) then on NBC (1982-1983), and received 31 nominations for Emmys and won 18 of them, three of which were for Outstanding Comedy Series.  They also won four Golden Globes out of 25 nominations, and the sitcom is ranked 48th in “TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.”

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Judd received recognition for his acting in “Taxi” by being nominated five consecutive times (1979-1983) at the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and won two of them in 1981 and 1983. He was also nominated at the Golden Globes for Best Actor in a TV Series-Comedy every year from 1979 to 1983.

Television

Hirsch went on accepting projects for television in lead, supporting and guest roles until 2020. He was the title character in NBC’s “Dear John” for four seasons (1988-1992), not as successful as “Taxi,” but he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series in a Comedy in 1989 for this.

He was cast in the crime drama television series, “Numbers,” that ran for six seasons (2005-2010). Judd also appeared as a guest in popular series, such as “The Good Wife,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” His latest appearance on a TV series was in early 2020 in the Amazon Prime Video Show, “Hunters,” which starred Al Pacino.

Movies

One of the movies that he made was the critically acclaimed “Ordinary People,” which was the directorial debut of the actor Robert Redford, released in 1980. He received a Best Supporting Actor nomination from both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for his role.

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In 2001, he was cast in the Russell Crowe movie, “A Beautiful Mind,” and it earned him a joint nomination from the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture.

Box-Office success

Judd has made more than 20 movies, three of which were box-office hits not just in America but also globally, such as the American biographical drama film, “A Beautiful Mind” in 2001, which earned more than $300 million worldwide; the science fiction disaster film, “Independence Day” in 1996, which grossed more than $800 million worldwide; and its sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence” in 2016, which raked in almost $400 million worldwide.

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It was actually his role in the “Independence Day” franchise as Julius Levinson, the father of Jeff Goldblum’s character, which made him famous with the international audience.

Theater

If he was not making movies or television series, he was doing theater work. He appeared in more than five plays from 1976 to 2004. “Knock Knock” was an off-Broadway comedy in 1976 which moved to Broadway after getting positive reviews – he won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play. He received his first Tony Award nomination in 1980 for the Broadway show, “Talley’s Folly,” by the American playwright Lanford Wilson, who won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this work.

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His two succeeding Broadway plays, both by Herb Gardner, namely “I’m Not Rappaport” (1985-1988) and “Conversations with My Father” (1992-1993), gave him two Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Play.

Personal life

Judd Hirsch married Elisa Sadaune in 1963, and they had a son together named Alexander born in 1966, but they were divorced in 1967. After 25 years, he married fashion designer Bonnie Sue Chalkin on 24 December 1992, and had two children with her, namely Montana and London. However, the couple divorced in 2005. Not much else is known about his two marriages and children. Judd is now 85 years old and currently single. He has been living in Catskill Town of Denning in Ulster County, New York for almost 50 years.

Interesting rumors and facts

  • On 15 November 2013, an article was published in The New York Times about Judd Hirsch planning to install a 177-foot-tall wind-turbine electric generator that would cost him $132,000 on his 96-acre property in Denning, which some residents opposed. They said that not only would it ruin the beauty of the place, but it would also create noise and disturb the stillness. Hirsch had all this to say about his neighbors, ‘Their fears, in my estimation, are baloney. Behind it, I believe, are the pollution of jealousy and the pollution of stupidity.’ Denning’s Zoning Board of Appeals denied the wind turbine construction in 2014, saying the town codes do not specifically allow it.
  • The creator of “Taxi,” James L. Brooks thought of Hirsch, already a Broadway star, when he was writing the character of Alex Rieger. It was said that the studio was reluctant at first to hire Judd because his asking price was too high; conversely, at that time Judd was hesitant to accept the part because he wasn’t that sure that he belonged on television. Obviously everything worked out in the end.
  • In an interview, he said that for the “Independence Day” sequel, he improvised at the beginning of the movie because some of the lines weren’t written. Apparently, the director wanted him to be spontaneous in his reaction and lines.
  • Judd preferred being an actor on stage than in films and TV. He said, “I’m a stage actor because my heart is in that and all of my energy of being a success would be there. All the challenges of the stage are the life of this actor.”
  • On 30 March 2020, Judd Hirsch together with the actors from “Taxi,” including Danny DeVito, Tony Danza, and Christopher Lloyd were guests on “Stars in the House” for The Actors Fund, a national human services organization, to uplift everyone’s spirits as well as to ask for donations for people who are most vulnerable to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Appearance

Judd is 6ft (1.83m) tall and weighs around 150lbs (68 kgs). He has dark brown hair and blue eyes.

Net worth and salary

It was reported that aside from his Denning property, he also owns two apartments in the Upper East Side and West Village of New York City. In 2018, he bought a hillside estate in Studio City, California for $1.56 million. Judd Hirsch has a long career in acting, appearing in plays, movies, television series, and made-for-television movies. Although it was not revealed how much he earns as an actor and how many and how much all his properties are worth, sources estimated his net worth at a minimum of  $12 million as of early 2020.

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How rich is Keshia Knight Pulliam? Husband, Age, Pregnant

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Who is Keshia Knight Pulliam?

American actress, producer and director Keshia Knight Pulliam was born in Newark, New Jersey USA, on 9 April 1979, meaning that Aries is her zodiac sign. She’s had roles in close to 40 TV series and films, but is perhaps still known best for starring as Rudy Huxtable in nearly all the 197 episodes of the romantic family comedy series “The Cosby Show”, which also starred Phylicia Rashad and Bill Cosby, and was created by Michael Leeson. It follows the lives of members of an African-American family, the series aired from 1984 through 1992, and won 56 of its 115 award nominations.

Education and early life

Keshia and her three brothers Juwan, Mshon Knight and James Knight were raised in Newark by their father James Knight Pulliam Sr., who was a manager in the entertainment industry, and mother Denise who was a housewife.

Keshia was only five when she launched her acting career by appearing in “The Cosby Show” in 1984, and the same year saw her appear in two episodes of the animated adventure comedy series “Sesame Street”. She studied at Rutgers Preparatory School, and after she was done shooting for “The Cosby Show” in 1992, she and her family moved to Virginia; Keshia studied at Potomac School prior to switching to Foxcroft School, from which she matriculated in 1997.

She continued her education at Spelman College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001.

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Roles in movies

Keshia’s debut film role was playing Sophia in the 1985 action comedy “The Last Dragon”, which Michael Schultz directed, and which starred Christopher Murney, Vanity and Taimak. It follows a young man who’s searching for a martial arts master in New York City, and the film was nominated for three awards. The remainder of the ‘80s saw Keshia appear in the 1985 family drama “Back to Next Saturday”, the 1987 family drama “The Little Match Girl” and the 1989 family adventure comedy “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”.

Keshia appeared in the 1990 family comedy “The Earth Day Special” and the  family musical “Polly: Comin’ Home!”, also in 1990, then had no other film roles in the ‘90s.

The year 2004 saw her play Letrice in the thriller “Motives”, directed by Craig Ross Jr, and which starred Vivica A. Fox, Shemar Moore and Golden Brooks. It follows successful businessman Emery Simms who’s cheating on his wife with free-spirited Allanah, and the film was nominated for four awards. Keshia could then have been seen appearing in the 2005 family adventure “The Gospel”, the 2008 action crime thriller “Death Toll” and the 2009 crime comedy “Madea Goes to Jail”.

She starred as Rachel Paris in the 2015 romantic comedy “Will to Love”, written and directed by Chris Stokes, and which also starred Marques Houston and Draya Michele; the film follows a man who has to find a wife if he wants to inherit his family’s multi-million dollar company.

Keshia’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2021 family drama “Redeemed”, the 2022 romantic comedy “A New Orleans Noel” and the 2023 thriller “The Hillsdale Adoption Scam”.

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Roles in TV series

Keshia played Rudy Huxtable in three episodes (1988) of the comedy “A Different World”, which starred Jasmine Guy, Lisa Bonet and Kadeem Hardison, and was created by Bill Cosby. It follows the lives of several college students, the series aired from 1987 through 1993 and won 17 of its 25 award nominations. Keshia’s only other TV series role in the ‘80s was playing Polly in the 1989 episode “Polly” of the family adventure “The Magical World of Disney”.

Her only TV series role in the ‘90s was portraying Guitarist in the 1997 episode “The Return of the Charlites” of the comedy “Cosby”, which starred Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad, and was created by Dennis Klein. It follows Hilton Lucas who’s been forced to retire, while both he and his wife want him to work; the series aired from 1996 through 2000 and won 10 of its 24 award nominations.

Since 2007, Keshia’s been starring as Miranda Payne in the hit family comedy “House of Payne”, which also stars LaVan Davis and Cassi Davis, and was created by Tyler Perry. It follows several generations of a family as they’re all living under the same roof, and the series won 20 of its 37 award nominations.

Other credits

Keshia produced the 2021 family movie “Redeemed”, the documentary film “Eggs Over Easy” and the 2022 romantic comedy movie “A New Orleans Noel”; she also directed the romantic comedy film “Girlfriendship” and the episode “Cracked Nest Egg” of the series “House of Payne”, all in 2022.

She produced the 2022 documentary movie “Bill Cosby: Walking Free”.

Keshia’s most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Married at First Sight”, “Tamron Hall” and “Entertainment Tonight”.

Awards and nominations

Keshia’s won eight of her 17 award nominations. Some of her wins include a 1989 Young Artist Award for Best Ensemble in a Television Comedy, a 1991 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress and a 2011 TV Land Impact Award, all three for her performance in “The Cosby Show”; she also won three Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2009, 2010 and 2012, all for “House of Payne”.

Keshia was also nominated for a 1986 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, for “The Cosby Show”.

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Love life and marriages

There are only two men whom Keshia’s been with, that her fans know about. She met American former football linebacker Edgerton ‘Ed’ Hartwell II in 2015, and they married on 1 January 2016, but she filed for divorce on 25 July 2016, then gave birth to their daughter Ella Grace Hartwell on 23 January 2017. Keshia was given full custody over Ella when the divorce was finalized in April 2018, while Ed was ordered to pay child support of $3,000 a month.

She met American actor Brad James while they were shooting for the 2019 film “Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta”, they became engaged in December 2020 and married in September 2021; Keshia gave birth to their son in April 2023.

She’s yet to speak about other men whom she’s maybe dated, Keisha’s married to her second husband Brad James as of May 2023 and they have a son together, while she also has a daughter with her first husband Edgerton Hartwell.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Keisha was only six when she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy, making her the youngest actress to be nominated for the prestigious award.

She won the celebrity versions of the game-shows “Fear Factor” and “Weakest Link”.

VH1 once ranked her #19 on their list ‘100 Greatest Kid Stars’, while E! Television ranked her #11 on their list ’50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up’.

Keisha’s an Instagram star, as over two million people are following her on the network, while she’s posted more than 1,600 pictures and videos.

She’s passionate about dancing, and took lessons for five years as a teenager.

Keisha’s a lover of animals, and she and her husband have a pet dog.

Her favorite actress is Regina King, while some of her favorite movies include “The Harder They Fall”, “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous”, and “Boyz n the Hollywood”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Keshia’s age is 44. She has brown eyes and black hair, is 5ft (1.54m) tall and weighs around 108lbs (49kgs).

Keshia’s net worth’s been estimated at over $6 million, as of May 2023.

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How Adam Richman overcame his health challenges and became a vegan

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Who is Adam Richman?

Adam Richman is an American actor, celebrity chef, and television personality, possibly still best known to the world as the host of the travel and food reality series “Man v. Food” (2008-2012), among several other shows he has hosted.

Adam Richman Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Adam Richman was born on 16 May 1974, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He was raised in a Jewish family in Sheepshead Bay, a neighborhood in Brooklyn. His father, Jay Richman, was a pulmonologist, and his mother, Ellen Richman, was a food author and nutritionist.

As a child, Adam Richman had a passion for food, and his parents encouraged his interest by taking him to different restaurants and trying new dishes. He also developed a love for travel and exploring new cultures, and has stated in interviews that he was fascinated by the way food can bring people together, and create connections.

In addition, Adam was also involved in various extracurricular activities while growing up. In high school, he was a member of the debate team and the school newspaper, and later played football in college.

Adam Richman attended Midwood High School, where he was the valedictorian of his class. He went on to attend Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, from which he earned a degree in International Studies, then obtained a master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama.

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Career Beginnings

Adam Richman began his career in the entertainment industry in the early 2000s, moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting and writing. He landed small roles in TV shows such as “Joan of Arcadia” and “Guiding Light” and appeared in films such as “Sundays at Tiffany’s.”

Success with ‘Man v. Food’

In 2008, Adam Richman landed the hosting role in “Man v. Food,” a popular show on the Travel Channel that became a massive hit with audiences. The concept of the show was simple: each episode showcased a different city or town in the US and featured Richman taking on a food challenge or eating contest, ranging from spicy hot wings to massive burgers and burritos.

“Man v. Food” quickly became a sensation, and Richman’s enthusiastic and comedic approach to hosting made him a fan favorite. He traveled to over 48 cities in America, and sampled some of the country’s most iconic dishes. The show also explored the cultural and historical significance of the foods featured, as Richman often met with local chefs and food historians to learn about the dishes’ origins.

Richman’s success on “Man v. Food” propelled him to stardom, and he quickly became one of the most recognizable faces in the food industry. The show’s popularity led to numerous spin-offs and specials, including “Man v. Food Nation,” “Man v. Food: Carnivore Chronicles,” and “Man v. Food: The Quest for the Best.”

He was known for his fearless approach to trying new foods, and his ability to connect with the local communities where he filmed. His humorous commentary and personality made him a relatable and engaging host, and fans quickly fell in love with his passion for food and adventure.

Richman’s work on “Man v. Food” also earned him critical acclaim and recognition. In 2010, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Travel/Adventure Program Host for his work on the show. He also became a New York Times bestselling author with his cookbook “Straight-Up Tasty: Meals, Memories, and Mouthfuls from My Travels”.

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Other Projects

During his time on “Man v. Food” Richman also appeared in several other food-related shows, including “Best Thing I Ever Ate” and “Food Wars”. In the former, Richman joined other food experts to discuss their favorite dishes in various categories, such as burgers, pizza, and desserts. In “Food Wars” Richman served as a judge for food competitions between rival restaurants in different cities.

After leaving “Man v. Food”, Richman continued to make appearances in various food shows. He hosted and produced “Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America” on the Travel Channel, in which he is seen traveling the country in search of the best sandwiches. He also appeared in “The Today Show” as a guest food correspondent, and hosted “Secret Eats with Adam Richman” on the Cooking Channel, in which he uncovered hidden food gems in cities around the world.

Richman also made guest appearances on other food-related shows such as “Iron Chef America” and “Chopped”. In “Iron Chef America” Richman served as a judge alongside other culinary experts to evaluate the dishes prepared by competing chefs.

In 2013, Adam Richman hosted “Fandemonium” a show that explored the world of die-hard fans and their unique subcultures. Each episode featured a different fandom, such as Star Wars or Harry Potter, and Richman immersed himself in the culture by attending conventions and events and interviewing passionate fans. Richman’s engaging personality and humor made him an excellent fit for the show, and he was able to connect with fans on a personal level.

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In 2019, Richman was announced as a host and consulting producer on “The Food That Built America”, a docudrama series that explored the history of the American food industry. The series featured re-enactments of historical events, and interviews with food experts and historians, with Richman providing context and insight into the evolution of American food culture. So far, he’s filmed 23 episodes of the popular show.

Adam Richman’s Weight Struggles and Why He Became a Vegan

Richman has been very open about his struggles with weight, and his journey to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

During his time on “Man v. Food,” Richman consumed large quantities of food as part of the show’s concept. This led to him gaining a significant amount of weight, which he struggled to lose after the show ended. Richman’s been very candid about the physical and mental toll that his weight gain took on him, and has spoken about his struggles with body image and self-esteem.

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In 2014, Richman made headlines when he posted a photo of himself on Instagram in which he appeared to have lost a significant amount of weight. However, the post was met with criticism due to Richman’s use of the hashtag #thinspiration, which is associated with pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia content. Richman apologized for his use of the hashtag, and clarified that his weight loss was the result of a healthier lifestyle and exercise.

In addition to adopting a healthier diet and exercise routine, Richman also became a vegan in 2015. He’s spoken about how his decision to go vegan was motivated by his desire to improve his health, and reduce his impact on the environment. Richman has also used his platform to advocate for plant-based eating, and to highlight the benefits of a vegan lifestyle.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Adam Richman’s net worth is estimated at $10 million, as of early 2023.

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Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Wife, Children

According to sources, Adam Richman is single and doesn’t have children. He’s very secretive and has never mentioned any romantic partner.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Adam Richman has black hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.8m), while he weighs approximately 175lbs (80kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, but he has an average figure.

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What happened to Phoebe Cates? Actress Who Left the Spotlight for Love

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Who is Phoebe Cates?

Phoebe Cates is a retired American actress perhaps best remembered as Linda Barrett in the film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982), and as Elizabeth in the film “Drop Dead Fred” (1991), among several other notable roles that she had during her career.

What happened to Phoebe Cates?

Phoebe retired from acting after giving birth to her daughter Greta Kline in 1994. She came out of retirement in 2001 and 2015 for two unrelated projects, while in 2018 attended a screening of the movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” in Hollywood, to commemorate the film’s 35th anniversary.

Phoebe Cates Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Phoebe Belle Cates was born on 16 July 1963, to a family with a background in television and Broadway production. Her parents were Lily and Joseph Cates, the latter of whom was a renowned Broadway producer and a key figure in the television industry, having played a role in the creation of “The $64,000 Question”. Her uncle is Gilbert Cates, a popular film and TV producer.

Cates’ family had a mixed ethnic background, with her father and maternal grandmother being of Russian-Jewish descent and her maternal grandfather being Chinese-Filipino. Her mother was born in Shanghai, China. Cates attended the Professional Children’s School, and later the prestigious Juilliard School in New York.

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Early Modeling Work

She began her modeling career at the age of 10, and later went on to become a successful model. She appeared on the covers of several teen magazines, including Seventeen, among others.

However, she quit the profession due to her dislike of the repetitive nature of the industry, doing it solely for the money.

Transition to Acting and Instant Success

Dissatisfied with her modeling career, Phoebe Cates transitioned to acting. She was offered her first role in the film “Paradise” (1982) after a screen test in New York. Initially hesitant about the nudity required for the part, her father encouraged her to take the job. The film was shot in Israel from March to May 1981, with a plot similar to “The Blue Lagoon” (1980) and featured several full-frontal and rear nude scenes while Cates was still a minor. She also recorded an album of the same name, and sang the film’s main theme song, however, she later regretted being in the film, and claimed that the producers had used a body double for some of the nude scenes without informing her.

Cates went on to star in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982), which is known for the memorable bikini-drop scene. Directed by Amy Heckerling, the movie is a coming-of-age comedy-drama about a group of high school students in Southern California, starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold and Forest Whitaker.

In 1983, Cates starred in two films – “Private School” and “Baby Sister”; in the former, directed by Noel Black and starring Matthew Modine, Betsy Russell and Kathleen Wilhoite, she played the character of Christine Ramsey, a student at an all-girls boarding school who becomes involved in a romantic triangle with two boys from a nearby school.

“Baby Sister” was a made-for-TV movie, in which Cates played the role of Annie Burroughs, a young woman who must care for her younger sister after their parents are killed in a car accident, co-starring Ted Wass, Pamela Bellwood and Cynthia Nixon.

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Cates also starred in the 1984 miniseries “Lace” in which she played the character of Elizabeth “Lili” Lace. The miniseries, based on a novel by Shirley Conran, follows the lives of four women who were friends in boarding school, and reunite years later to uncover the truth about their past. Cates reprised her role as Lili Lace in the 1985 miniseries sequel “Lace II”, alongside Brooke Adams and Arielle Dombasle – in the series, her line “Which one of you bitches is my mother?” was named the greatest line in television history by TV Guide in 1993.

To speak further of her success in 1984, Cates starred in the horror-comedy film “Gremlins”, alongside Zach Galligan, Hoyt Axton, and Frances Lee McCain and directed by Joe Dante. In the film, she played the role of Kate Beringer, a young woman who must help her boyfriend stop a group of mischievous creatures from wreaking havoc in their town.

She also starred in the 1987 romantic comedy “Date with an Angel” with Michael E. Knight, Emmanuelle Béart, and David Dukes, playing the character of Patricia “Patty” Winston, a woman who falls in love with an angel.

In 1988, Cates appeared in “Bright Lights, Big City”, which starred Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jason Robards, a drama based on the novel by Jay McInerney. In the film, she played the character of Amanda Conway, the estranged wife of the protagonist.

Later Career and Retirement

Phoebe also starred in the 1989 film “Shag”, a coming-of-age comedy set in 1963. She played the character of Carson McBride, one of four young women who go on a road trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in search of fun and romance, co-starring with Bridget Fonda, Annabeth Gish and Page Hannah.

In “Heart of Dixie” a 1989 drama set in the 1960s, Cates played the role of Aiken Reed, a wealthy young woman who becomes involved with a group of civil rights activists.

In 1990, Phoebe Cates reprised her role as Kate Beringer in “Gremlins 2: The New Batch,” alongside actors like Zach Galligan, John Glover, and Christopher Lee.

That same year, she also appeared in the TV movie “Largo Desolato,” playing a Young Philosophy Student.

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In 1991, Cates starred in the comedy film “Drop Dead Fred,” playing Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cronin alongside Rik Mayall, Carrie Fisher and Marsha Mason.

In 1993, she appeared in “Bodies, Rest & Motion” as Carol, starring alongside Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth and Eric Stoltz, and made a cameo appearance as herself in the film “My Life’s in Turnaround.”

In 1994, she starred in “Princess Caraboo,” playing both Princess Caraboo and Mary Baker, alongside Jim Broadbent and Wendy Hughes.

She returned from her retirement in 2001, starring in “The Anniversary Party,” as Sophia Gold, alongside a star-studded cast that included Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Cumming and Kevin Kline.

Theater Career

Cates also ventured into theater, making her stage debut in “The Nest of the Wood Grouse” in June 1984. She appeared in several other Off-Broadway productions, before making her Broadway debut in 1989, in a revival of Paddy Chayefsky’s “The Tenth Man”.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Phoebe Cates’ net worth is estimated at $35 million, as of early 2023.

Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Husband. Children

Phoebe Cates has been married to actor Kevin Kline since 1989. The couple met while working on “The Big Chill” in 1983, but didn’t start dating until several years later. They tied the knot in a private ceremony in New York City and have apparently been happily married ever since. Phoebe’s husband, Kevin, is a renowned actor, having worked on such projects as “A Fish Called Wanda” (1988), “Dave” (1993), and “In & Out” (1997), among many others.

Cates and Kline have two children together, a son named Owen Joseph Kline, who was born in 1991, and daughter Greta Simone Kline born in 1994. Owen has followed in his parents’ footsteps and pursued a career in acting, while Greta has become a successful indie musician under the stage name Frankie Cosmos.

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Appearance and Body Measurement

Phoebe Cates has black hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), while she weighs approximately 130lbs (60kgs). Her vital statistics are 34-23-34, and her bra size 34B.

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