On the 1st of December 2005 she gave birth to her third child, Autumn Belle Kline.
October 2005 saw her opening her own boutique store, Blue Tree, in New York City.
Her sister-in-law is producer Kate Kline May.
Phoebe is 1.7 metres tall, or five foot and seven inches.
Phoebe attended the Professional Children's School in Manhattan, New York.
She had the leading role in the 1983 comedy movie Private School about an all-girls private school, playing the part of Christine Ramsey.
She had a song named after her, sung by the pop/rock band Fenix*TX, praising her on her appearance in Fast Times At Ridgemont High.
She was due to star in the comedy Father Of The Bride but had to pull out due to her pregnancy.
She was included in the magazine Harper's Bazaar's America's Ten Most Beautiful Women List in 1984.
In 2001 she starred in The Anniversary Party alongside real-life husband Kevin Kline, as well as their two children Owen and Greta.
She has appeared on the cover of teen magazines Seventeen, Tiger Beat and Teen Beat.
Phoebe and husband Kevin Kline have two children, Owen Kline (born in 1991) and Greta Kline (born in 1994).
She married actor Kevin Kline in 1989.
1990 saw her starring in the comedy sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch, in which she reprised her role as Kate Beringer.
She starred in the Joe Dante directed Gremlins in 1984, playing the part of Kate Beringer. This is the second movie Phoebe has starred in that has attained a cult status.
Phoebe's cult-famous topless scene in Fast Times At Ridgemont High was ranked at number one of the top one hundred nude scenes according to Mr. Skin.
She starred in the teen-comedy Fast Times At Ridgemont High, a movie that has now gained cult status, where she played the role of Linda Barrett.
Her uncle, Gilbert Cates, was also a director.
Her father was director Joseph Cates.
She was born Phoebe Belle Katz, but changed her name to Phoebe Cates when she went into acting, like both her father and uncle.
Phoebe has retired from acting so that she can be a full-time mother.
Phoebe: I was only 17 when I did my nude scenes in Paradise. They were serious and more difficult because they were not easily justified. But the topless scene in Fast Times At Ridgemont High was funny, which made it easy.
Phoebe: In this business, if a girl wants a career, she has to be willing to strip. If you've got a good bod, then why not show it?