Georgina Cates

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Georgina Cates
Born
Clare Woodgate

(1975-01-14) 14 January 1975 (age 46)
Colchester, Essex, England
OccupationActress
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1997;div. 2005)
Children2

Georgina Cates (born Clare Woodgate; 14 January 1975) is an English film and television actress.

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Life and career

Born Clare Woodgate in Colchester, Essex, Cates attended Colchester County High School for Girls and broke into television acting when she was only 16 years old, playing the role of the original Jenny Porter on the BBC's 2point4 Children . After two series, she left the show to concentrate on acting in television dramas such as Casualty and The Bill and in low-budget films. [1] [2]

In 1995, Cates (then still known as Clare Woodgate) auditioned for the role of Stella in the film An Awfully Big Adventure but failed to be cast. On returning home, she dyed her hair red and reinvented herself as a 17-year-old Liverpudlian girl called Georgina Cates who had no previous acting experience. When she re-applied for the same role, the casting director hired her. She went on to appear in such films as Frankie Starlight (1995), Illuminata (1998), and A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998). She received critical acclaim for her role as Amanda in Clay Pigeons (1998) with Vince Vaughn and Joaquin Phoenix. After a seven-year break from the movie industry, Cates returned to the independent film genre to co-star in Sinner , for which she won a Best Actress award at the Brooklyn Arts Council International Film & Video Festival. [1]

Personal life

In 1997, Cates married her second husband, American actor Skeet Ulrich, with whom she had twins. The couple separated in 2004 and divorced in 2005, citing irreconcilable differences. [3]

Awards

Filmography

Film and television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1991–1992 2point4 Children Jenny PorterTV series
1992 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Sophie StaceyEpisode: "An Unwanted Woman: Part 2"
1993 Casualty Emily RussellEpisode: "Life in the Fast Lane"
1993An Exchange of FireOlga SlajekTV movie
1993The DebutanteAmberShort film
1993 The Bill Susie HarperEpisode: "The Price of Fame"
1994 The Bill Lorraine LeeEpisode: "House Arrest"
1994Au PairSusan
1994 Chris Cross Annette MortonEpisode: "Politics"
1995LovingEdithTV movie
1995 Ghosts Maureen / Young MargaretEpisode:The Shadowy Third
1995 An Awfully Big Adventure Stella
1995 Frankie Starlight Young Emma
1997Big City BluesAngela
1998 Illuminata Simone
1998 A Soldier's Sweetheart Marianne Bell
1998 Stiff Upper Lips Emily
1998The TreatMimi
1998 Clay Pigeons Amanda
2007 Sinner Lil
2008The UpshotSamanthaTV movie
2009 The Closer Kim ShermanEpisode: "Elysian Fields"
2013 Bad Grandpa Kimmie
2014EverlastingElaine Insane

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References

  1. 1 2 Georgina Cates at IMDb
  2. Profile, RottenTomatoes.com; accessed 8 October 2014.
  3. "Skeet To Divorce". contactmusic.com. 23 June 2005. Retrieved 23 February 2021.