May. 14th, 1969
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5' 8 1/2"
Cate Blanchett's Main TV Roles
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Cate Blanchett 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 (I)'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), and, in 1998, she played the title character in Elizabeth (1998), winning 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.
- After completing work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the role of Galadriel, she kept and bronzed her elf ear prosthetics.
- Children: Dashiell John, born on December 3, 2001 in London, England; Roman Robert, born on April 23, 2004
- Was originally going to play the role of Anna in 'Mike Nichols (I)' (qv)'s latest film _Closer (2004/I)_ (qv), but due to her second pregnancy she had to drop out, so it was recast with 'Julia Roberts (I)' (qv) instead.
- Was the original 'Tim-Tam' girl in the series of commercials promoting the product.
- September 2004: Flew back home to Melbourne, Australia to launch the skincare range from SK-II at Australia's leading department store Myer.
- Is of French descent.
- Was unknowingly pregnant while portraying the pregnant journalist in _The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)_ (qv).
- In _The Aviator (2004)_ (qv), she works opposite 'Leonardo DiCaprio' (qv), who plays 'Howard Hughes (I)' (qv). The year before, she appeared in _The Missing (2003/I)_ (qv) with 'Tommy Lee Jones' (qv). Jones played Hughes years earlier in _The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977) (TV)_ (qv).