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Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress best known for her role in the movie ‘Elizabeth.’

InformationDetail
BirthdayMay 14, 1969
NationalityAustralian
FamousCollege Dropouts, University Of Melbourne, University Of New South Wales, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
City/StateMelbourne
SpousesAndrew Upton
SiblingsGenevieve, Jr., Robert Blanchett
Known asCatherine Élise Blanchett
Childrens Dashiell John Upton, Ignatius Martin Upton, Roman Robert Upton
Universities
  • University Of Melbourne,University Of New South Wales
  • National Institute of Dramatic Art
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Sydney
Notable Alumnis
  • University Of Melbourne
  • University Of New South Wales
Birth PlaceMelbourne
Height174cm
GenderFemale
FatherRobert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr.
MotherJune
Sun SignTaurus
Born inMelbourne
Famous asActress

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Who is Cate Blanchett?

Cate Blanchett is an Academy Award winning Australian actress and theatre director best known for appearing as Elizabeth I of England in the flick ‘Elizabeth’ and as Katharine Hepburn in the movie ‘The Aviator’. Besides her work in films, Blanchett has also enjoyed an extensive career in theatre and is a four-time Helpmann Award winner for the ‘Best Female Actor in a Play’. She first became interested in acting while in college but was confused about pursuing it professionally. She enrolled at the University of Melbourne to study economics but dropped out soon in order to pursue an acting career. She then flew overseas and took acting classes before landing her first acting role. Within years, she established herself successfully not only in her native country, but also on an international level. As of March 2018, she is the only actress to receive the Academy Award nominations for playing the same role in two movies (she played Elizabeth I in both ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’). Also, she is the only Australian artiste to receive two Academy Awards for acting.

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Childhood & Early Life

Cate Blanchett was born on 14 May 1969 to June and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr. in Victoria, Australia. Her mother worked as a teacher and property developer while her father served in the United States Navy and later became an advertising executive. She has a younger sister who is a theatrical designer and an older brother who is a computer systems engineer.

Blanchett studied at Ivanhoe East Primary School and Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School before joining Methodist Ladies' College. She then attended the University of Melbourne for a year before dropping out. In her late teens and early twenties, Blanchett also worked at a nursing home.

Later, she enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and graduated from there in 1992, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Career

Cate Blanchett's first important stage role was in the 1992 play ‘Oleanna’ that was staged by the Sydney Theatre Company. She also performed in a play titled ‘Electra’. After this, she played the role of Ophelia in the play Hamlet which was directed by Neil Armfield.

She then appeared in the TV miniseries ‘Heartland’ and ‘Bordertown’. In 1996, the Australian beauty acted in the short drama ‘Parklands’. Soon after this, she made her feature film debut in Bruce Beresford's flick ‘Paradise Road’ which co-starred Frances McDormand and Glenn Close.

Blanchett's first leading role was in the 1997 romantic drama film ‘Oscar and Lucinda’ in which she appeared as Lucinda Leplastrier. In 1999, she acted in the acting projects ‘Bangers’, ‘Pushing Tin’ and ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’.

She was cast as Galadriel in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film series, an Oscar-winning blockbuster trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. During this time, the Australian actress also diversified her portfolio with a variety of roles in the TV programs ‘Charlotte Gray’, ‘The Shipping News’ and ‘Bandits’.

In 2002, she appeared in the flick ‘Heaven’ that also starred Giovanni Ribisi. The following year, she again played a variety of roles in movies such as ‘The Missing’ and ‘Coffee and Cigarettes’.

In 2005, Blanchett played the role of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s film ‘The Aviator’. A year later, she appeared alongside Brad Pitt in the drama ‘Babel’ and with George Clooney in the drama ‘The Good German’

She played a cameo role in the British action-comedy movie ‘Hot Fuzz’ in 2007. Soon after this, the Australian beauty reprised her role of Queen Elizabeth I in the sequel ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’.

The actress next appeared as Col. Dr. Irina Spalko in the action-adventure flick titled ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’. After this, she once again co-starred with Brad Pitt in the film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’.

Blanchett then voiced Granmamare in the movie ‘Ponyo’ (English version). Soon after this, she and her husband became the artistic directors and CEOs of Sydney Theatre Company (STC). She then acted in STC’s production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ which was directed by Liv Ullmann.

In the year 2010, she did the war film ‘Robin Hood’. A year later, she played Marissa Wiegler in the action-thriller flick ‘Hanna’.

From 2012 to 2014, Cate Blanchett acted in ‘The Hobbit’ film series. During this time, she also did voice work for ‘Family Guy’. Blanchett did the films ‘The Turning’, ‘Blue Jasmine’ and ‘The Monuments Men’ as well.

In 2015, she starred in five movies: ‘Knight of Cups’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Carol’, ‘Truth’ and ‘Manifesto’. Two years later, Blanchett starred in the play ‘The Present’ and in the flick ‘Thor: Ragnarok’.

In 2018, she will be seen in the ‘Ocean's Eleven’ franchise directed by Gary Ross. The movie series will also feature Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, and Helena Bonham Carter.

Major Works

Cate Blanchett gave her first ever high-profile international performance in the critically acclaimed movie ‘Elizabeth’. In this 1998 film, she appeared as Elizabeth I of England. Her role catapulted her to stardom and also earned her several prestigious awards including a BAFTA and a Golden Globe.

In 2007, she played the role of Jude Quinn in Todd Haynes' experimental flick ‘I'm Not There’. Her performance earned much praise and earned her the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Volpi Cup for Best Actress from the Venice Film Festival.

Awards & Achievements

Cate Blanchett won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in the flick ‘The Aviator’ (2004), making her the only artiste to win an Oscar for playing the character of another Oscar-winning actor. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Blue Jasmine’ in 2013.

In 2006, the actress was awarded with ‘Premiere’ magazine's Icon Award.

She was given a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. The same year, Blanchett was honored with the ‘Modern Master Award’ at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

She is also the recipient of the British Film Institute Fellowship for her outstanding contribution to films.

In 2012, the French Minister of Culture appointed Blanchett as a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.

She has also been presented with the Doctor of Letters from the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, and University of Sydney for her amazing contribution to arts, philanthropy, and community.

In 2015, Madame Tussauds unveiled a wax statue of Blanchett. The following year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) appointed the American actress as a global Goodwill Ambassador.

Personal Life

Cate Blanchett has been married to screenwriter/ playwright Andrew Upton since 29 December 1997. The couple has three sons as well as one adopted daughter.

Trivia

Blanchett is an ambassador and patron of the Australian Film Institute as well as its academy named Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.

She is a patron of the development charity SolarAid and Sydney Film Festival.

She serves as the ambassador of the Australian Conservation Foundation.

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Cate Blanchett awards

YearNameAward

Academy Awards(Oscars)

2014Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleBlue Jasmine (2013)
2005Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Aviator (2004)

Golden Globe Awards

2014Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaBlue Jasmine (2013)
2008Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureI'm Not There. (2007)
1999Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaElizabeth (1998)

BAFTA Awards

2014Best Leading ActressBlue Jasmine (2013)
2005Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Aviator (2004)
1999Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleElizabeth (1998)

Cate Blanchett biography timelines

  • // 14th May 1969
    Cate Blanchett was born on 14 May 1969 to June and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr. in Victoria, Australia. Her mother worked as a teacher and property developer while her father served in the United States Navy and later became an advertising executive. She has a younger sister who is a theatrical designer and an older brother who is a computer systems engineer.
  • // 1992
    Later, she enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and graduated from there in 1992, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
  • // 1992
    Cate Blanchett's first important stage role was in the 1992 play ‘Oleanna’ that was staged by the Sydney Theatre Company. She also performed in a play titled ‘Electra’. After this, she played the role of Ophelia in the play Hamlet which was directed by Neil Armfield.
  • // 1996
    She then appeared in the TV miniseries ‘Heartland’ and ‘Bordertown’. In 1996, the Australian beauty acted in the short drama ‘Parklands’. Soon after this, she made her feature film debut in Bruce Beresford's flick ‘Paradise Road’ which co-starred Frances McDormand and Glenn Close.
  • // 1997
    Cate Blanchett has been married to screenwriter/ playwright Andrew Upton since 29 December 1997. The couple has three sons as well as one adopted daughter.
  • // 1999
    Blanchett's first leading role was in the 1997 romantic drama film ‘Oscar and Lucinda’ in which she appeared as Lucinda Leplastrier. In 1999, she acted in the acting projects ‘Bangers’, ‘Pushing Tin’ and ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, she appeared in the flick ‘Heaven’ that also starred Giovanni Ribisi. The following year, she again played a variety of roles in movies such as ‘The Missing’ and ‘Coffee and Cigarettes’.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, Blanchett played the role of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s film ‘The Aviator’. A year later, she appeared alongside Brad Pitt in the drama ‘Babel’ and with George Clooney in the drama ‘The Good German’
  • // 2006
    In 2006, the actress was awarded with ‘Premiere’ magazine's Icon Award.
  • // 2007
    She played a cameo role in the British action-comedy movie ‘Hot Fuzz’ in 2007. Soon after this, the Australian beauty reprised her role of Queen Elizabeth I in the sequel ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, she played the role of Jude Quinn in Todd Haynes' experimental flick ‘I'm Not There’. Her performance earned much praise and earned her the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Volpi Cup for Best Actress from the Venice Film Festival.
  • // 2008
    She was given a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. The same year, Blanchett was honored with the ‘Modern Master Award’ at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
  • // 2010
    In the year 2010, she did the war film ‘Robin Hood’. A year later, she played Marissa Wiegler in the action-thriller flick ‘Hanna’.
  • // 2012
    From 2012 to 2014, Cate Blanchett acted in ‘The Hobbit’ film series. During this time, she also did voice work for ‘Family Guy’. Blanchett did the films ‘The Turning’, ‘Blue Jasmine’ and ‘The Monuments Men’ as well.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, the French Minister of Culture appointed Blanchett as a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.
  • // 2013
    Cate Blanchett won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in the flick ‘The Aviator’ (2004), making her the only artiste to win an Oscar for playing the character of another Oscar-winning actor. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Blue Jasmine’ in 2013.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, she starred in five movies: ‘Knight of Cups’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Carol’, ‘Truth’ and ‘Manifesto’. Two years later, Blanchett starred in the play ‘The Present’ and in the flick ‘Thor: Ragnarok’.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, Madame Tussauds unveiled a wax statue of Blanchett. The following year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) appointed the American actress as a global Goodwill Ambassador.
  • // 2018
    In 2018, she will be seen in the ‘Ocean's Eleven’ franchise directed by Gary Ross. The movie series will also feature Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, and Helena Bonham Carter.

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Cate Blanchett's FAQ

  • What is Cate Blanchett birthday?

    Cate Blanchett was born at 1969-05-14

  • Where is Cate Blanchett's birth place?

    Cate Blanchett was born in Melbourne

  • What is Cate Blanchett nationalities?

    Cate Blanchett's nationalities is Australian

  • Who is Cate Blanchett spouses?

    Cate Blanchett's spouses is Andrew Upton

  • Who is Cate Blanchett siblings?

    Cate Blanchett's siblings is Genevieve, Jr., Robert Blanchett

  • Who is Cate Blanchett childrens?

    Cate Blanchett's childrens is Dashiell John Upton, Ignatius Martin Upton, Roman Robert Upton

  • What was Cate Blanchett universities?

    Cate Blanchett studied at University Of Melbourne,University Of New South Wales, National Institute of Dramatic Art, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney

  • What was Cate Blanchett notable alumnis?

    Cate Blanchett's notable alumnis is University Of Melbourne, University Of New South Wales

  • How tall is Cate Blanchett?

    Cate Blanchett's height is 174

  • Who is Cate Blanchett's father?

    Cate Blanchett's father is Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr.

  • Who is Cate Blanchett's mother?

    Cate Blanchett's mother is June

  • What is Cate Blanchett's sun sign?

    Cate Blanchett is Taurus

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    Cate Blanchett is famouse as Actress