Catherine Elise Blanchett AC ( / ˈblæntʃɪt / BLAN-chit;  born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actor [a] and producer. Regarded as one of the best performers of her generation, she is known for her versatile work across independent films, blockbusters, and stage.
Cate Blanchett. Actress: Carol. 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.
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- 1.74 m
- May 14, 1969
- Actress, Producer, Writer
- Who Is Cate Blanchett?
- Early Life and Career
- Golden Globe For 'Elizabeth'
- 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' and 'The Gift'
- 'The Lord of The Rings'
- Oscar Win For 'The Aviator'
- Portraying Bob Dylan in 'I'm Not There'
- 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
- 'The Hobbit'
- Oscar For 'Blue Jasmine'
Actress Cate Blanchett studied at Australia's National Institute for Dramatic Art, graduating in 1992. Her U.S. film debut was in 1997's Paradise Road and she's gone on to star in a number of lauded projects, including The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Aviator, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and two films about Queen Elizabeth I. In 2005, she won a...
Born Catherine Élise Blanchett in Melbourne, Australia, on May 14, 1969, Cate Blanchett began making a name for herself in theater soon after graduating from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1992. She quickly won roles with the Sydney Theatre Company, first in its production of Top Girls and then in Kafka Dances. For her latter per...
Blanchett made her U.S. feature film debut in 1997's Paradise Road, about a group of women imprisoned in Japan during WWII. Later that year she grabbed Hollywood's attention with her performance opposite Ralph Fiennes in Oscar and Lucinda. In 1998, Blanchett's Golden Globe-winning portrayal of England's Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabethearned the actr...
Blanchett turned in a superb supporting performance in 1999's The Talented Mr. Ripley, a film also featuring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law. Then in 2000, she played a psychic woman in a small Southern town in the thriller The Gift, starring alongside Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear. The following year Blanchett co-starred with Bruce Willis...
In 2001, Blanchett appeared as the benevolent royal elf Galadriel in The Fellowship of the Ring, the first installment of The Lord of the Rings film franchise directed by Peter Jackson and based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. Blanchett returned to the character for the second and third installmentsof the trilogy (reuniting with Elijah Wood, Ian Mc...
In 2005, Blanchett garnered her biggest cinematic accolade to date: She earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for portraying Katharine Hepburn in the Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator (2004), directed by Martin Scorsese. In 2006, she teamed up with Brad Pitt for the drama Babel, and the following year she returned to one of her most fa...
In 2007, the actress took on another legendary portrayal: She was one of the actors to portray music legend Bob Dylan in the acclaimed biopic I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes. For her performance as the iconic singer-songwriter, Blanchett earned another Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, as well as Golden Globe and Oscar nods in the Suppor...
In 2008, Blanchett teamed up with Pitt once more, starring as the dancer Daisy alongside his title character in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, about a man who ages in reverse time. Directed by David Fincher, the movie's screenplay was inspired by a story originally written by F. Scott Fitzgeraldin the early 20th century.
In 2012, Blanchett returned to the character Galadriel yet again, this time for a new Jackson-directed series, The Hobbit. The franchise is a trilogy based on another work from Tolkien published years before The Lord of the Rings thatfeatures the same world. The Hobbit's cast includes many of the same actors from The Lord of the Rings screen outing...
Blanchett won another Oscar in 2014, this time for Best Actress, for her enthralling performance as a delusional New York socialite in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine (2013). She starred in the film alongside Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwinand Annie McNamara. Blanchett again showcased her extraordinary skills as a thespian, presenting a character inhabiting...
Cate Blanchett. Actress: Carol. 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.
- May 14, 1969
Cate Blanchett, Australian actress known for her multidimensional characters and wide range of roles. Her breakthrough came playing a young Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth, and she later appeared in The Lord of the Rings series, The Aviator, and Blue Jasmine. For her work in the latter two films, Blanchett won Oscars.
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