Cate Blanchett Biography

Birthday: 1969-05-14
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Height: 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Wiki Biography: Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Australia to an American father and an Australian mother. She has an older brother and an 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 (1994). She made her feature film debut in Paradise Road (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 she 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 children.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Heartland (1994) Elizabeth Ashton 1994 - 1994
The Gift Annabelle 'Annie' Wilson 2000 Crime
Robin Hood Marion Loxley 2006 Action
Iconoclasts 2012
Kings of the Ring Galadriel 2013
The Returned (2000) Galadriel 2013 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Parklands 0000
Gift Annie Wilson 1993
Police Rescue Vivian 1994 Action, Crime
Paradise Road 1997 Romance, 0
Thank God He Met Lizzie 1997 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Oscar and Lucinda 1997 Drama, Romance
Elizabeth Elizabeth I 1998 Drama, History
Bangers 1999
The Talented Mr. Ripley Meredith Logue 1999 Game Show, Comedy, 0
Pushing Tin Connie Falzone 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
An Ideal Husband Lady Gertrude Chiltern 1999 Comedy, Romance
The Gift Annabelle 'Annie' Wilson 2000 Game Show, Reality Tv
The Shipping News Petal 2001 0
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Galadriel 2001 0, 0
Charlotte Gray Charlotte Gray 2001 0, 0, Biography
Bandits Kate Wheeler 2001 0, 0, Comedy, Biography
Heaven Philippa 2002 Biography, Comedy, 0
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Galadriel 2002 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Galadriel 2003 0, 0
Veronica Guerin Veronica Guerin 2003 Game Show, 0
The Missing Magdalena Gilkeson 2003 Adventure, Thriller
Coffee and Cigarettes Cate 2004 Comedy, Music, Drama
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Jane Winslett-Richardson 2004 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The Aviator Katharine Hepburn 2004 Drama
Stories of Lost Souls 2005
Little Fish Tracy 2005 Crime, Drama, Romance
Babel Susan Jones 2006
Elizabeth: The Golden Age Queen Elizabeth I 2007 0, 0
Notes on a Scandal Sheba Hart 2007 Drama, Thriller
The Good German Lena Brandt 2007 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
I'm Not There Jude 2007
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Irina Spalko 2008 Action, Adventure
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Daisy 2008 Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Robin Hood Marion Loxley 2010 0
Hanna Marissa 2011 0
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Galadriel 2013 0, 0
Blue Jasmine Jasmine 2013
Carol Carol Aird 2014 Drama, Romance
Blackbird Janet 2014
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Valka 2014 0, 0, Drama, 0
The Monuments Men Rose Valland 2014 Romance, 0, 0
Struggle to the Light Clementine 2014 History
The Hobbit: There and Back Again Galadriel 2014 Adventure, Fantasy
Truth Mary Mapes 2015 Biography, Drama
Cinderella Lady Tremaine 2015 Fantasy, Romance