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"
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 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
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. 
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.
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."
|Little Fish||$ 750,000|
|Robin Hood||$ 10 .000.000|
|Good Morning America||Herself-Guest/...(4episodes,2015-2016)|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||Herself-Guest(2episodes,2005-2008)|
|Live! with Kelly||Herself-Guest(5episodes,2004-2015)|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Herself-Guest(8episodes,1999-2013)|
|Late Show with David Letterman||Herself-Guest(6episodes,1999-2013)|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||Herself-Guest(1episode,2002)|
|Oscar and Lucinda||LucindaLeplastrier|
|Thank God He Met Lizzie||Lizzie|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring||Galadriel|
|The Shipping News||Petal|
|An Ideal Husband||LadyGertrudeChiltern|
|The Talented Mr. Ripley||MeredithLogue|
|National Geographic Explorer||Galadriel/...(1episode,2001)|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||Galadriel|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||Galadriel|
|Inside the Actors Studio||Herself-Guest(1episode,2003)|
|Inside the Actors Studio|
|The Man Who Cried||Lola|
|The 71st Annual Academy Awards||Herself-Nominee:BestActressinaLeadingRole|
|God kveld Norge||Herself(1episode,2003)|
|Quest for the Ring||Herself|
|Friday Night with Jonathan Ross||Herself-Guest(1episode,2007)|
|History vs. Hollywood||Herself(1episode,2004)|
|A Passage to Middle-earth: The Making of 'Lord of the Rings'||Herself|
|The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings'||Herself|
|Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings||Herself/Galadriel|
|The Orange British Academy Film Awards||Herself|
|V Graham Norton||Herself-Guest(1episode,2003)|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Herself-Guest(4episodes,2014-2016)|
|Fox Studios Australia: The Grand Opening||Herself|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||Galadriel(archivefootage)|
|Reflections on 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'||Herself|
|The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards||Herself-Presenter:BestForeignLanguageFilm|
|Enough Rope with Andrew Denton||Herself-Guest(1episode,2005)|
|The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou||JaneWinslett-Richardson|
|The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards||Herself-Nominee:BestActressinaMotionPicture-MusicalorComedy|
|Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull||IrinaSpalko|
|I'm Not There.||Jude|
|The 100 Greatest Movie Stars||Herself|
|Inside 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'||Herself|
|Coffee and Cigarettes||Cate/Shelly(segment"Cousins")|
|Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Herself-Guest(3episodes,2005-2015)|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||Galadriel(archivefootage)|
|Días de cine||Herself(2episodes,2015)|
|Extreme Close Up with...||Herself(1episode)|
|New Frontiers: Making 'The Missing'||Herself|
|The Golden Age||QueenElizabethI|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age||Galadriel(archivefootage)|
|At the Movies||Herself-SpecialGuestHost(1episode,2011)|
|The Curious Case of Benjamin Button||Daisy|
|The Making of 'Elizabeth'||Herself|
|Le grand journal de Canal+||Herself(2episodes,2006-2008)|
|The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards||Herself-Nominee:BestSupportingActressinaMotionPicture|
|Good Day Live||Herself-Guest(1episode,2004)|
|5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards||Herself|
|11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards||Herself-Winner:OutstandingPerformancebyaFemaleActorinaSupportingRole&Co-Presenter:'TheAviator'FilmClip|
|The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards||Herself-Winner:BestActressinaMotionPictureDrama|
|The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards||Herself-Presenter:BestFemaleLead|
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