How Much is Phoebe Cates’ Net Worth as of 2023?

Phoebe Cates Wealth

What is Phoebe Cates’ net worth?

The actor has amassed a net worth of $35 million.

Phoebe Cates – Quick Facts
Net Worth: $35 million
Date of birth: July 16, 1963 (60 years old)
Gender: Female
Height: 170
Profession: Actor, Entrepreneur, Model
Nationality: American

Biography – A Short Wiki

Phoebe was born July 16, 1963 in New York City. She studied at the prestigious Juilliard School. Phoebe also received a scholarship to the School of American Ballet but dropped out of this career choice after having a knee injury. After that, she worked as a professional model but eventually pursued a career in the movie industry. This proved too be a great decision. Besides the film already mentione above, Cates appeared in Private School, Gremlins, and Princess Caraboo. She dated Stavros Merjos for a while but eventually found herself a new boyfriend, a 16 years older actor Kevin Kline. They got married and have two kids together.


After becoming dissatisfied with modeling, Cates decided to try acting, and she made her film debut in 1982’s “Paradise.” Though she was initially uncertain about the job because it required nudity, her father encouraged her to do the movie, telling her, “What are you going to do, model for the rest of your life? What are you so hung up on nudity for?” Besides starring in the film, Phoebe also sang the theme song and recorded an album entitled “Paradise.” Cates alleged that producers of the movie filmed naked close-ups of her character using a body double without her permission, and she refused to do any promotion for the movie. Her second film was 1982’s “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” in which she was responsible for what “Rolling Stone” magazine described as “the most memorable bikini-drop in cinema history.” In 2005, the Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in its National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” In 1983, Phoebe appeared in the film “Private School” and the TV movie “Baby Sister,” and she performed the songs “How Do I Let You Know” and “Just One Touch” on the “Private School” soundtrack.

Phoebe Cates Net Worth
The actor is looking content, and why shouldn’t she with such a decent net worth?

Personal Life

Phoebe shared a Greenwich Village apartment with her boyfriend, Stavros Merjos, in the early ’80s. In 1983, while auditioning for a role in “The Big Chill,” Cates met actor Kevin Kline. They were both involved with other people when they first met, but two years later when they were both single again, they began a relationship. Phoebe and Kevin married on March 5, 1989, and they welcomed son Owen on October 14, 1991, and daughter Greta on March 21, 1994. The entire family appeared together in the 2001 film “The Anniversary Party,” and Owen went on to became a writer, director, and actor; Greta is a singer-songwriter and musician. In 2005, Cates opened the Blue Tree boutique on NYC’s Madison Avenue.


“When you start out, you have to make compromises, which include doing films of lower quality.”

— Phoebe Cates

“Too many people are buying gifts for themselves when they pick out a gift for a friend.”

— Phoebe Cates

“Modeling teaches you to be completely conscious of the camera. Acting is being totally unconscious of it.”

— Phoebe Cates

“People follow proven formulas in any business.”

— Phoebe Cates

“There are a lot of actors out there who’ve made one or two films and who never work again.”

— Phoebe Cates