May. 14th, 1969
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5' 8 1/2"
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Guest
Herself - Guest
Herself - Guest
Queen Elizabeth II (Voiced)
Herself - Actress (segment "Cate Blanchett")
Herself - Special Guest Host
Herself - Presenter
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.
- Dec. 2007 - Ranked #45 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
- Second son, Roman Robert, with 'Andrew Upton (I)' (qv), born 23 April 2004 in London, England.
- Was unknowingly pregnant while portraying the pregnant journalist in _The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)_ (qv).
- (2007) Was officially in the BAFTA longlist (Equivalently, the semi-finals) for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her role in _Notes on a Scandal (2006)_ (qv) (unlike the Oscars, where she was competing for Supporting Role), which consisted of 15 finalists for each category (except Animated Film). However, she was eliminated in the next round, which the five official nominees were selected.
- (1999) Chosen as one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful."
- Four of her five Oscar nominations are for playing real people (Queen Elizabeth I, 'Katharine Hepburn' (qv) and 'Bob Dylan' (qv)).
- 15th February 2005: Attended the 2005 Elle Style Awards held at London's trendy Spitalfields Market. Posed for photos with fellow Australian 'Kylie Minogue' (qv), who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Won the Rosemont Best Actress Award for her performance in "Oleanna".