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Georgina Cates
BornClare Woodgate
(1975-01-14) 14 January 1975 (age 43)
Colchester, Essex, England
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s) Skeet Ulrich (1997–2005)

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

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.


Life and career

Born Clare Woodgate 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] [2]

Colchester town in Essex, United Kingdom

Colchester is a historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex. Colchester was the first Roman-founded city in Britain, and Colchester lays claim to be regarded as Britain's oldest recorded town. It was for a time the capital of Roman Britain, and is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.

Essex County of England

Essex is a county in the south-east of England, north-east of London. One of the home counties, it borders Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south, and London to the south-west. The county town is Chelmsford, the only city in the county. For government statistical purposes Essex is placed in the East of England region.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London, and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees. It employs over 20,950 staff in total, 16,672 of whom are in public sector broadcasting. The total number of staff is 35,402 when part-time, flexible, and fixed-contract staff are included.

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 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. 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]

<i>An Awfully Big Adventure</i> 1995 film by Mike Newell

An Awfully Big Adventure is a 1995 British coming-of-age film directed by Mike Newell. The story concerns a teenage girl who joins a local repertory theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth as she becomes drawn into a web of sexual politics and intrigue.

<i>Frankie Starlight</i> 1995 film by Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Frankie Starlight is a 1995 drama–romantic war film directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. The screenplay was written by Ronan O'Leary and Chet Raymo, based on the internationally best-selling novel The Dork of Cork by Raymo.

<i>Illuminata</i> (film) 1998 film by John Turturro

Illuminata is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by John Turturro and written by Brandon Cole and John Turturro, based on Cole's play. The cinematographer was Harris Savides. The puppet sequences were done by Roman Paska. Music for the 'Tuccio Operatic Dream Sequence' was composed by Richard Termini.

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]

United States Federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

Skeet Ulrich American actor

Bryan Ray "Skeet" Ulrich is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in popular 1990s films, as Billy Loomis in Scream and Chris Hooker in The Craft. Since 2017, he has starred as FP Jones on The CW's Riverdale. His other television roles include Paul Callan in the short-lived ABC drama Miracles, Johnston Jacob "Jake" Green, Jr. in the television series Jericho, and L.A.P.D. Detective Rex Winters, a former Marine from the Law & Order franchise.

The concept of irreconcilable differences provides possible grounds for divorce in a number of jurisdictions.


<i>Sinner</i> (film) 2007 film by Marc Benardout

Sinner is a 2007 drama film directed by Marc Benardout and starring Nick Chinlund, Georgina Cates, Michael E. Rodgers, Tom Wright, and Brad Dourif.


Film and television
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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  2. Profile,; accessed 8 October 2014.
  3. "Scream-Skeet to Divorce". 2005-06-23. Retrieved 23 June 2005.