Georgina Cates

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Georgina Cates
Born Clare Woodgate
(1975-01-14) 14 January 1975 (age 39)
Colchester, Essex, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991 – present
Spouse(s) Skeet Ulrich (1997-2005; 2 children)

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

Life and career[edit]

Born in Colchester, Essex, she attended Colchester County High School for Girls and broke into television acting when she was only sixteen 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 drama such as Casualty and The Bill and in low-budget films.[1]

In 1995, Cates (then still known as Clare Woodgate) applied for the role of Stella in the film An Awfully Big Adventure but didn't get the role. She returned home, dyed her hair red, and re-invented 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.

Cates went on to co-star 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 the 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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[2]

Awards[edit]

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role, Sinner, 41st Annual Brooklyn Arts Council International Film & Video Festival
  • Actress of the Year (Nominee), An Awfully Big Adventure, 1996 London Critics Circle Film Awards

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1991-1992 2point4 Children Jenny Porter TV series
1992 Ruth Rendell Mysteries, TheThe Ruth Rendell Mysteries Sophie Stacey Episode: "An Unwanted Woman: Part 2"
1993 Casualty Emily Russell Episode: "Life in the Fast Lane"
1993 Exchange of Fire, AnAn Exchange of Fire Olga Slajek TV movie
1993 Debutante, TheThe Debutante Amber Short film
1993 Bill, TheThe Bill Susie Harper Episode: "The Price of Fame"
1994 Bill, TheThe Bill Lorraine Lee Episode: "House Arrest"
1994 Au Pair Susan
1994 Chris Cross Annette Morton Episode: "Politics"
1995 Loving Edith TV movie
1995 Shadowy Third, TheThe Shadowy Third Maureen / Young Margaret TV movie
1995 Awfully Big Adventure, AnAn Awfully Big Adventure Stella
1995 Frankie Starlight Young Emma
1997 Big City Blues Angela
1998 Illuminata Simone
1998 Soldier's Sweetheart, AA Soldier's Sweetheart Marianne Bell
1998 Stiff Upper Lips Emily
1998 Treat, TheThe Treat Mimi
1998 Clay Pigeons Amanda
2007 Sinner Lil
2008 Upshot, TheThe Upshot Samantha TV movie
2009 Closer, TheThe Closer Kim Sherman Episode: "Elysian Fields"
2013 Bad Grandpa Kimmie
2014 Everlasting Elaine Insane

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rotten Tomatoes site
  2. ^ "Scream-Skeet to Divorce". contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2005-06-23. 

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