Cate Blanchett Catherine Elise Blanchett AC ( / ˈblæntʃɪt /;   born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actor [a] and television producer. Regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation, she is known for her versatile work across independent films, blockbusters, and the stage.
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 ...
Mini Bio (1) 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.
- Catherine Elise Blanchett
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Oct 04, 2022 · Cate Blanchett, in full Catherine Elise Blanchett, (born May 14, 1969, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), Australian actress known for her multidimensional characters and wide range of roles. Early life and career Blanchett grew up in suburban Melbourne with an Australian mother and an American father, who died when Blanchett was 10 years old.
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Golden Globe for 'Elizabeth'
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 actress her first Academy Award nomination. She was 29 years old.
'The Talented Mr. Ripley' and 'The Gift'
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 and Billy Bob Thornton in the comic caper Bandits, and with Kevin Spacey and Julianne Moore in The Shipping News. Additionally, she headlined the...
'The Lord of the Rings'
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 McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Liv Tyler, among other recurring Lord of the Rings cast members): The Two Towers, released in 2002, and The Return of the...
In 2008, Blanchett and her husband, Andrew Upton, were appointed co-artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company, serving in that capacity for several seasons. She also performed in several productions that included Jean Genet's The Maids, which appeared at the 2014 Lincoln Center Festival in New York. In 2017, the acclaimed actress made her Br...
Blanchett and screenwriter Andrew Upton wed in 1997. The couple has three sons and one daughter: Dashiell John (born in 2001), Roman Robert (born in 2004) and Ignatius Martin (born in 2008), with the couple adopting baby girl Edith in early 2015.