Georgina Cates (born 14 January 1975) is an English television and film actress.
Born Clare Woodgate in Colchester, Essex, England, she broke into television acting when she was only sixteen years old, playing the role of Jenny in the BBC sitcom 2point4 Children. After two series she left the show to concentrate on acting in television drama such as Casualty and in low budget films.
In 1995, Cates (then still known as Clare Woodgate) auditioned for the role of Stella in the film An Awfully Big Adventure but couldn't gain an audition. Frustrated by this, Woodgate returned home, dyed her hair red, and re-invented herself as a sixteen 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 as the hustler Lil for which she won a Best Actress award at the Brooklyn Arts Council International Film & Video Festival.
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