Challen Cates Actor

Challen Cates (born January 26, 1966) is an American independent film producer and actress best known for portraying Mrs. Knight on the TV series, Big Time Rush. As of 2007, she has been the executive producer of two American independent films A Fare To Remember (1998) and The A-List (2001). In addition to producing, she's also playing the main character in both movies. In 2003, she also played the lead female role in the independent movie They Would Love You In France. Since the beginning of 2000, Cates has also appeared in minor roles in several American television series Cybill, Roseanne, Diagnosis: Murder, 1-800-Missing, Monk, CSI: NY, Desperate Housewives and others. In 2007, she had a part in the TV movie The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning. She now has a supporting role in the Nickelodeon original series Big Time Rush. Cates has also appeared in 4 Big Time Rush movies such as Big Time Audition, Big Time Concert, Big Time Christmas, and Big Time Beach Party. In Big Time Rush, Cates was only referred to as Mrs. Knight or "Momma Knight" but in Big Time Moms it was revealed that her first named was Jennifer, or Jen.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 28th, 1969
Place of birth
United States of America



Movie performances

1. The A-List (2001)

Comedy, Short
played Amy Wittenman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Walter Cox
Philip Creager
Philip Creager
1 Show list

The A-List is a 2001 short comedy film written and directed by Philip Creager.


Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Don Peake
Seo Mutarevic
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Big Time Rush

Comedy, Musical
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Jennifer Knight
1, 2, 3, 4
2009-11-28 2013-07-25 November 28th, 2009 July 25th, 2013 5
Matt Riedy
Kelli Goss
Savannah Jayde
Rachel Quaintance

Guest TV appearances


Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police procedural
Live action

Official site

External resources

CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists and police officers identified as Crime Scene Investigators as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths as well as other crimes. The series is the second indirect spin-off from the veteran series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and directly from CSI: Miami during an episode in which several of the CSI: NY characters made their first appearance.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E16 March 8th, 2006

Desperate Housewives

Program genre

Romance Film

Official site

External resources

Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. Executive producer Cherry served as showrunner. Other executive producers since the fourth season included Bob Daily, George W. Perkins, John Pardee, Joey Murphy, David Grossman, and Larry Shaw.nThe main setting of the show was Wisteria Lane, a street in the fictional American town of 'Fairview' in the fictional 'Eagle State'. The show followed the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of a dead neighbor who committed suicide in the very first episode. The storyline covers thirteen years of the women's lives over eight seasons, set between the years 2004–2008, and later 2013–2017. They worked through domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets, crimes and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their — at the surface — beautiful and seemingly perfect suburban neighborhood.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E17 April 8th, 2007 ,


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