Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ye...

Born on May 14, 1969

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Height 1.73m / 5' 8"

Biography

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten years old, her 40-year-old father died of a sudden heart attack. Her mother never remarried, and her grandmother moved in to help her mother. Cate graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1992 and, in a little over a year, had won both critical and popular acclaim. On graduating from NIDA, she joined the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls", then played Felice Bauer, the bride, in Tim Daly's "Kafka Dances", winning the 1993 Newcomer Award from the Sydney Theatre Critics Circle for her performance. From there, Blanchett moved to the role of Carol in David Mamet's searing polemic "Oleanna", also for the Sydney Theatre Company, and won the Rosemont Best Actress Award, her second award that year. She then co-starred in the ABC Television's prime time drama Heartland (1994), again winning critical acclaim. In 1995, she was nominated for Best Female Performance for her role as Ophelia in the Belvoir Street Theatre Company's production of "Hamlet". Other theatre credits include Helen in the Sydney Theatre Company's "Sweet Phoebe", Miranda in "The Tempest" and Rose in "The Blind Giant is Dancing", both for the Belvoir Street Theatre Company. In other television roles, Blanchett starred as Bianca in ABC's Bordertown (1995), as Janie Morris in G.P. (1989) and in ABC's popular series Police Rescue - Profis unter Verdacht (1994). She made her feature film debut in Weg aus der Hölle (1997). She also married writer Andrew Upton in 1997. She had met him a year earlier on a movie set, and they didn't like each other at first. He thought she was aloof, and she thought he was arrogant, but then they connected over a poker game at a party, and she went home with him that night. Three weeks later he proposed marriage and they quickly married before she went off to England to play her breakthrough role in films: the title character in Elizabeth (1998) for which she won numerous awards for her performance, including the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama. Cate was also nominated for an Academy Award for the role but lost out to Gwyneth Paltrow. 2001 was a particularly busy year, with starring roles in Bandits (2001), The Shipping News (2001), Charlotte Gray (2001) and playing Elf Queen Galadriel in the "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy. She also gave birth to her first child, son Dashiell, in 2001. In 2004, she gave birth to her second son Roman. Also, in 2004, she played actress Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's film "Aviator" (2004), for which she received an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress. Two years later, she received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for playing a teacher having an affair with an underage student in "Notes on a Scandal" (2006). In 2007, she returned to the role that made her a star in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007). It earned her an Oscar nomination as Best Actress. She was nominated for another Oscar that same year as Best Supporting Actress for playing Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There" (2007). In 2008, she gave birth to her third child, son Ignatius. She and her husband became artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company, choosing to spend more time in Australia raising their three sons. She also purchased a multi-million dollar home in Sydney, Australia and named it Bulwarra and made extensive renovations to it. Because of her life in Australia, her film work became sporadic, until Woody Allen cast her in the title role in Blue Jasmine (2013), which won her the Academy Award as Best Actress. She ended her job as artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company, while her husband continued there for two more years before he too resigned. In 2015, she adopted her daughter Edith in her father's homeland of America. That same year, she and her husband sold their multi-million dollar home in Australia at a profit and moved to America. Reasons varied from her wanting to work more in America to wanting to familiarize herself with her late father's American heritage. She played the title role of Carol (2015), a 1950s American housewife in a lesbian affair with a younger woman. She won rave reviews for the role, and may again be an Oscar contender.Read More

Known For

TradeMarks

Known for playing many different roles with multifarious personalities, such as the young sensible English queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth (1998), the rude, hustling wife in The Shipping News (2001), and the dangerous Russian villain in Indiana Jones and ...

Highly defined cheekbones

Blonde hair and blue eyes

Trivia

1993: She was the first person to win the Sydney Theatre Critic's Circle Theatre award for Best Newcomer (for her role in "Kafka Dances"), and Best Lead Actress (for her role in David Mamet's "Oleanna", with the Sydney Theatre Company, opposite Shine - Der Weg ins Licht (1996) star Geoffrey Rush in the same year.

Chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1999]

Enjoys making lists and crossing items off as she accomplishes them.

In an interview she gave to Fox Television Network, she admitted blushingly that she had accepted the role of Galadriel, the Elf Queen, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy because she always wanted to appear in a movie wearing pointed ears.

Was considered for the role of Clarice Starling in Hannibal (2001). The part eventually went to Julianne Moore.

After completing work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the role of Galadriel, she kept and bronzed her elf ear prosthetics.

Her father, (Robert Blanchett) a Texan advertising executive, died of a heart attack when she was ten years old.

Attended Methodist Ladies College (MLC) in Melbourne, Australia and was the School Drama Captain.

When she was 18, Cate was on vacation in Egypt. A fellow guest at a cheap hotel in Cairo asked if she wanted to be an extra in a movie, the Egyptian boxing movie Kaboria [Crabs (1990)], directed by Khairy Beshara. She appeared in 3 scenes in that movie, in one of them she was dancing to the main song of the movie.

Has an older brother named Bob who works in the computer field, and a younger sister, Genevieve who is a theater designer.

Quotes

If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously!

[on the pressures women face regarding plastic surgery] It's not just women on film, 18-year-old girls feel pressure to do preventative injecting. I see someone's face, someone's body who'd had children and I think they're the song lines of your experience, and why would you want to eradicate that? I look at people sort of entombing themselves and all you see is their little pin holes of terror... and you think, just live your life, death is not going to be any easier just because your face can't move.

[SAG acceptance speech Feb. 5, 2005] Thank you. I so didn't expected this. I wore a really tight dress that's very ungracious walking up those stairs. Thank you very much, I sort of don't know where to begin. Playing Katharine Hepburn, I absolutely did not expect to be standing here in front of you all. But Hepburn aside, I actually would like to say, as an actor coming from another country to this country, I am so astounded and amazed, and grateful, at the power of the SAG union and what it does for its members. And I hope that other countries, mine own included, you know, is inspired by that - I think it's incredible.

The more you do it, the more you learn to concentrate, as a child does, incredibly intensively and then you sort of have to relax. I remember the first film I did, the lead actor would in between scenes be reading a newspaper or sleeping and I'd think, "How can you do that?"

[on working with Ron Howard in The Missing (2003)] I loved making it, I had a ball - cowboys and Indians. This is the thing, I love doing things which I'd never envisaged before. And so getting me on the back of a horse, with Tommy Lee Jones and shooting guns and chasing Indians, it's just not something that I would have expected myself to be doing.

It's part of my job. You can't play Veronica Guerin puts on heavy Strine] sounding like this. It just wouldn't wash. But what I find fascinating about doing an accent - unless it's a farce - is that it's not slapped on. [on doing many accents]

If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life - that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment - that would be the perfect state.

[on the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy] I had never done anything with blue screen before, or prosthetics, or anything like that. Lord of the Rings was like stepping into a videogame for me. It was another world completely. But, to be honest, I basically did it so that I could have the ears. I thought they would really work with my bare head.

When asked if she has ever appeared in Nachbarn (1985): "Absolutely not. I'm an actress."

When asked what colour her hair is: "Look, it's one of the great mysteries of the world, I cannot answer that question. I think I'm vaguely blonde. To be perfectly frank, I don't know."

Salaries

Little Fish  Little Fish  $ 750,000
Hanna  Hanna  $ 7,000,000
Robin Hood  Robin Hood  $ 10 .000.000

Filmography

Today Today Herself-Guest(2episodes,2010-2015)
Good Morning America Good Morning America Herself-Guest/...(4episodes,2015-2016)
Entertainment Tonight Entertainment Tonight Herself(34episodes,2003-2016)
Wetten, dass..? Wetten, dass..? Herself(1episode,2005)
The Oprah Winfrey Show The Oprah Winfrey Show Herself-Guest(2episodes,2005-2008)
G.P. G.P. JanieMorris(1episode,1994)
Live! with Kelly Live! with Kelly Herself-Guest(5episodes,2004-2015)
Police Rescue Police Rescue Mrs.Haines(1episode,1993)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Herself-Guest(8episodes,1999-2013)
Late Show with David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman Herself-Guest(6episodes,1999-2013)
Heartland Heartland ElizabethAshton(8episodes,1994)
Police Rescue  Police Rescue  Vivian
Cinema 3 Cinema 3 Herself(1episode,2007)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show The Rosie O'Donnell Show Herself-Guest(1episode,2002)
Oscar and Lucinda  Oscar and Lucinda  LucindaLeplastrier
Paradise Road  Paradise Road  SusanMacarthy
Thank God He Met Lizzie  Thank God He Met Lizzie  Lizzie
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring  Galadriel
Pushing Tin  Pushing Tin  ConnieFalzone
The Shipping News  The Shipping News  Petal
An Ideal Husband  An Ideal Husband  LadyGertrudeChiltern
Bordertown Bordertown Bianca(10episodes,1995)
60 Minutes 60 Minutes Herself-Actress(segment"CateBlanchett")(2episodes,2014)
The View The View Herself-Guest(1episode,2013)
Elizabeth  Elizabeth  ElizabethI
The Talented Mr. Ripley  The Talented Mr. Ripley  MeredithLogue
National Geographic Explorer National Geographic Explorer Galadriel/...(1episode,2001)
Inside Edition Inside Edition Herself(3episodes,2014-2015)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King  Galadriel
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers  The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers  Galadriel
Access Hollywood Access Hollywood Herself(1episode,2008)
Parkinson Parkinson Herself-Guest(1episode,2002)
Inside the Actors Studio Inside the Actors Studio Herself-Guest(1episode,2003)
Inside the Actors Studio Inside the Actors Studio
Family Guy Family Guy Penelope/...(2episodes,2012)
Film 2016 Film 2016 Herself/...(5episodes,2004-2016)
The Man Who Cried  The Man Who Cried  Lola
The Gift  The Gift  Annabelle'Annie'Wilson
Bandits  Bandits  KateWheeler
Charlotte Gray  Charlotte Gray  CharlotteGray
Heaven  Heaven  Philippa
Extra Extra Herself(8episodes,2014-2016)
Breakfast Breakfast Herself-Guest(3episodes,2007-2010)
The 71st Annual Academy Awards  The 71st Annual Academy Awards  Herself-Nominee:BestActressinaLeadingRole
Charlie Rose Charlie Rose Herself-Guest(8episodes,1999-2013)
God kveld Norge God kveld Norge Herself(1episode,2003)
Bravo Profiles Bravo Profiles Herself(1episode,2002)
Drama School Drama School Herself(unknownepisodes)
Quest for the Ring  Quest for the Ring  Herself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Herself-Guest(1episode,2007)
History vs. Hollywood History vs. Hollywood Herself(1episode,2004)
A Passage to Middle-earth: The Making of 'Lord of the Rings'  A Passage to Middle-earth: The Making of 'Lord of the Rings'  Herself
The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings'  The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings'  Herself
Seitenblicke Seitenblicke Herself(1episode,2008)
Veronica Guerin  Veronica Guerin  VeronicaGuerin
Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings Herself/Galadriel
The Orange British Academy Film Awards  The Orange British Academy Film Awards  Herself
V Graham Norton V Graham Norton Herself-Guest(1episode,2003)
Troldspejlet Troldspejlet Herself(1episode,2001)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself-Guest(4episodes,2014-2016)
Fox Studios Australia: The Grand Opening  Fox Studios Australia: The Grand Opening  Herself
Inside 'Bandits'  Inside 'Bandits'  Herself
The Aviator  The Aviator  KatharineHepburn
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers  The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers  Galadriel(archivefootage)
Reflections on 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'  Reflections on 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'  Herself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards  The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards  Herself-Presenter:BestForeignLanguageFilm
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton Enough Rope with Andrew Denton Herself-Guest(1episode,2005)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou  The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou  JaneWinslett-Richardson
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards  The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards  Herself-Nominee:BestActressinaMotionPicture-MusicalorComedy
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull  Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull  IrinaSpalko
I'm Not There.  I'm Not There.  Jude
The 100 Greatest Movie Stars  The 100 Greatest Movie Stars  Herself
Inside 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'  Inside 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'  Herself
Tinseltown TV Tinseltown TV Herself(1episode,2003)
Coffee and Cigarettes  Coffee and Cigarettes  Cate/Shelly(segment"Cousins")
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Herself-Guest(3episodes,2005-2015)
Fantastic Fantastic Herself(1episode,2008)
Little Fish  Little Fish  Tracy
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King  Galadriel(archivefootage)
Días de cine Días de cine Herself(2episodes,2015)
Cartaz Cultural Cartaz Cultural Herself
Extreme Close Up with... Extreme Close Up with... Herself(1episode)
New Frontiers: Making 'The Missing'  New Frontiers: Making 'The Missing'  Herself
Australian Story Australian Story Herself-Presenter(1episode,2012)
The Golden Age  The Golden Age  QueenElizabethI
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age  The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age  Galadriel(archivefootage)
At the Movies At the Movies Herself-SpecialGuestHost(1episode,2011)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button  Daisy
Hot Fuzz  Hot Fuzz  Janine(uncredited)
The Making of 'Elizabeth'  The Making of 'Elizabeth'  Herself
Le grand journal de Canal+ Le grand journal de Canal+ Herself(2episodes,2006-2008)
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards  The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards  Herself-Nominee:BestSupportingActressinaMotionPicture
Omg! Insider Omg! Insider Herself(4episodes,2014-2016)
Good Day Live Good Day Live Herself-Guest(1episode,2004)
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards  5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards  Herself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards  11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards  Herself-Winner:OutstandingPerformancebyaFemaleActorinaSupportingRole&Co-Presenter:'TheAviator'FilmClip
Cartelera Cartelera Herself(1episode,2007)
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards  The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards  Herself-Winner:BestActressinaMotionPictureDrama
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards  The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards  Herself-Presenter:BestFemaleLead
Babel  Babel  Susan
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