Challen Cates


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Challen Cates is an American actress best known for portraying "Mrs. Jennifer Knight" on the TV series Big Time Rush (2009). As of 2007, she has been the executive producer of two American independent films, A Fare to Remember (1999) and The A-List (2001). In addition to producing, she's also playing the main character in both movies. In 2003, she... See full bio »

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Big Time Rush Jennifer Knight
(2009-2013)
(2014)
Midnight, Texas Melanie Pratt
(2017)
Sensitivity Training Dr. Laura Stern
(2016)

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 2019 Stolen Season (post-production)
Kristen Webb
 2020 Kajillionaire (completed)
Med Spa Manager
 2019 People Just Do Nothing (TV Movie)
Tonya
 2018 Broken Sidewalk (TV Series)
Ginger
- Pilot (2018) ... Ginger
 2017 Midnight, Texas (TV Series)
Melanie Pratt
- The Virgin Sacrifice (2017) ... Melanie Pratt
 2016/I Penumbra
Dr. Corrie Richardson
 2016 Sensitivity Training
Dr. Laura Stern
 2016 Modern Family (TV Series)
Dana
- Man Shouldn't Lie (2016) ... Dana
 2016 Norooz (Short)
Assistant Judge
 2015 Pups United
Principal Winkle
 2015 The Night Shift (TV Series)
Mrs. Harrison
- Eyes Look Your Last (2015) ... Mrs. Harrison
 2015 Namaste Bitches (TV Series short)
Layla
- Who Shot JD? (2015) ... Layla
- Lemon Aid (2015) ... Layla
- Ryan Gosling?! (2015) ... Layla
- Pussy (2015) ... Layla
- Cheezes (2015) ... Layla
 2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West
Female Passenger
 2014 Chasing the Devil
Eileen Tynan
 2014 NCIS (TV Series)
Fay Gussman
- Bulletproof (2014) ... Fay Gussman
 2009-2013 Big Time Rush (TV Series)
Jennifer Knight
- Big Time Dreams (2013) ... Jennifer Knight
- Big Time Breakout (2013) ... Jennifer Knight
- Big Time Cartoon (2013) ... Jennifer Knight
- Big Time Tests (2013) ... Jennifer Knight
- Big Time Rides (2013) ... Jennifer Knight
 2012 Big Time Movie (TV Movie)
Jennifer Knight
 2011 Love's Christmas Journey (TV Movie)
Mrs. Johnson
 2010 The Whole Truth (TV Series)
Joan Wilson
- Liars (2010) ... Joan Wilson
 2010 Footsteps
Mrs. Dennenberg
 2009 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Woman
- Hero (2009) ... Woman (uncredited)
 2008 Shattered!
Dr. Dittman
 2007 Passions (TV Series)
Dr. Jonas
- Episode #9.9 (2007) ... Dr. Jonas
- Episode #9.8 (2007) ... Dr. Jonas
- Episode #9.7 (2007) ... Dr. Jonas
- Episode #9.6 (2007) ... Dr. Jonas
- Episode #9.5 (2007) ... Dr. Jonas
 2007 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Samantha Lang
- Dress Big (2007) ... Samantha Lang
 2007 The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (TV Movie)
Psychic
 2007 Murder 101: College Can Be Murder (TV Movie)
Alana
 2006 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Dr. Jesson
- The Fisher King: Part 1 (2006) ... Dr. Jesson
 2006 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Stacie Avida
- Cool Hunter (2006) ... Stacie Avida
 2006 Special
Business Woman
 2005 Monk (TV Series)
Sheryl Thorn
- Mr. Monk Goes to Vegas (2005) ... Sheryl Thorn
 2004 LAX (TV Series)
Amani's Lawyer
- Abduction (2004) ... Amani's Lawyer
 2004 Restive Planet (Short)
Darla
 2003 1-800-Missing (TV Series)
Maj. Catherine O'Malley
- Basic Training (2003) ... Maj. Catherine O'Malley
- M.I.A. (2003) ... Maj. Catherine O'Malley
 2002 Santiara (TV Series)
Sophia
 2001 The A-List (Short)
Amy Wittenman
 2000-2001 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Lily Wilson / Abby Chadway
- Deja Vous (2001) ... Abby Chadway / Lily Wilson
- The Unluckiest Bachelor in L.A. (2000) ... Lily Wilson
 2000 Pensacola: Wings of Gold (TV Series)
Joyce Staples
- Busted (2000) ... Joyce Staples
 1999 A Fare to Remember
Tamara
 1998 Getting Personal (TV Series)
Margie
- Midnight Milo (1998) ... Margie
 1997 High Tide (TV Series)
Rachel
- Up and Away (1997) ... Rachel
 1996 Roseanne (TV Series short)
Cindy Kenner
- Morning Becomes Obnoxious (1996) ... Cindy Kenner
 1995 Maybe This Time (TV Series)
- Maybe This Time (1995)
 1995 Partners (TV Series)
Denise
 1995 Cybill (TV Series short)
Nancy
- Death and Execs (1995) ... Nancy
 1993 A Kiss to Die For (TV Movie)
Call Girl
 1991-1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Jennifer / Winnie Furlong
- Private Sessions (1993) ... Jennifer
- A Turning (1991) ... Winnie Furlong
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Chaleen Cates

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5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Daughter of philosopher, photographer and writer William Wesley Cates (September 17, 1939-March 25, 2018) and artist Gwen Cates who were married for 57 years until William's death. See more »

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