Biography

Georgina Cates is an English film and television actress and professional photographer based in the US. Born in Colchester in 1975 as Clare Woodgate, she entered the acting profession under that name and first came to fame at the age of sixteen in the role of Jenny Porter in the BBC sitcom 2 Point 4 Children. After two series, she moved on to appear in guest roles in long-running, popular drama series such as The Bill and Casualty. In 1995, she auditioned for the role of Stella in Mike Nicholls' adaptation of the Beryl Bainbridge novel, An Awfully Big Adventure. When her audition proved unsuccessful, she went away and adopted the name Georgina Cates, pretended to be a seventeen year old novice performer from Liverpool and auditioned again. The result was that she won the role and starred opposite Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman and was nominated for Actress of the Year by the London Critics Circle Film Awards. Now known as Georgina Cates, she went on to star in Frankie Starlight, Stiff Upper Lips, Illuminata and Clay Pigeons. She married Skeet Ulrich in 1997, with whom she had twins. The couple divorced in 2005 and Cates returned to acting two years later with an acclaimed, award winning performance in indie film Sinner. Since then, Cates has appeared on TV in The Closer and in the 2013 Johnny Knoxville film, Bad Grandpa. In recent years she has concentrated on her photography.

Georgina Cates is an English film and television actress and professional photographer based in the US. Born in Colchester in 1975 as Clare Woodgate, she entered the acting profession under that name and first came to fame at the age of sixteen in the role of Jenny Porter in the BBC sitcom 2 Point 4 Children. After two series, she moved on to appear in guest roles in long-running, popular drama series such as The Bill and Casualty. In 1995, she auditioned for the role of Stella in Mike Nicholls' adaptation of the Beryl Bainbridge novel, An Awfully Big Adventure. When her audition proved unsuccessful, she went away and adopted the name Georgina Cates, pretended to be a seventeen year old novice performer from Liverpool and auditioned again. The result was that she won the role and starred opposite Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman and was nominated for Actress of the Year by the London Critics Circle Film Awards. Now known as Georgina Cates, she went on to star in Frankie Starlight, Stiff Upper Lips, Illuminata and Clay Pigeons. She married Skeet Ulrich in 1997, with whom she had twins. The couple divorced in 2005 and Cates returned to acting two years later with an acclaimed, award winning performance in indie film Sinner. Since then, Cates has appeared on TV in The Closer and in the 2013 Johnny Knoxville film, Bad Grandpa. In recent years she has concentrated on her photography.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 18

Birthday 1975-01-14

Place of Birth Colchester, Essex, UK

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Also Known As

  • Clare Woodgate

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Save Me from the Sound of the Siren as Madeleine
2016 Everlasting as Elaine Insane
2014 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 as Kimmie
2013 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa as Kimmy
2007 Sinner as Lil
2005 The Closer (1 episode)
1998 Clay Pigeons as Amanda
1998 The Treat as Mimi
1998 Stiff Upper Lips as Emily
1998 A Soldier's Sweetheart as Marianne Bell
1998 Illuminata as Simone
1997 Big City Blues as Angela
1996 Loving as Edith
1995 An Awfully Big Adventure as Stella
1994 Au Pair as Susan (as Clare Woodgate)
1993 The Debutante as Amber (as Clare Woodgate)
1991 2point4 children (14 episodes) as Jenny Porter (as Clare Woodgate)
1986 Casualty (1 episode) as Emily Russell (as Clare Woodgate)

Production

2016 Save Me from the Sound of the Siren Producer

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