Cates was a massive star in the 1980s thanks to her starring role in Fast Times in Ridgemont High. She continued working into the ’90s with a successful role in the Gremlins franchise. But she fell out of love with acting because of the pressure and stress of the industry. It’s the same story as a lot of people on this list.
In 2015, she lent her voice to a Lego video game and quit acting soon thereafter. It was time to focus on raising her family and her interests outside of celebrity. Cates loves fashion and even runs a luxury store in New York that sells her approved designs. This is her passion outside of the world of acting (via Distractify).