May. 14th, 1969
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5' 8 1/2"
Cate Blanchett's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2014 - The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
2014 - How to Train Your Dragon 2
2010 - Robin Hood
2008 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2008 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2007 - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
2007 - Hot Fuzz
2006 - Babel
2006 - The Good German
2006 - Notes on a Scandal
2005 - Little Fish
2004 - The Aviator
2004 - The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
2004 - Coffee and Cigarettes
2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2003 - Veronica Guerin
2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2001 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2001 - Charlotte Gray
2001 - Bandits
2001 - The Shipping News
2000 - The Gift
2000 - The Man Who Cried
1999 - The Talented Mr. Ripley
1999 - Pushing Tin
1999 - An Ideal Husband
1998 - Elizabeth
1997 - Oscar and Lucinda
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Special Guest Host
Herself - Actress (segment "Cate Blanchett")
Herself - Presenter
Herself - Guest
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.
- Has an older brother named Bob who works in the computer field, and a younger sister, Genevieve who is a theater designer.
- She participated in six films nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award, four of them in a row: _Elizabeth (1998)_ (qv), _The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)_ (qv), _The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)_ (qv), _The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)_ (qv), _The Aviator (2004)_ (qv) and _Babel (2006)_ (qv).
- She and her _The Shipping News (2001)_ (qv) and _Notes on a Scandal (2006)_ (qv) co-star 'Judi Dench' (qv) both received Oscar-nominations for playing Queen Elizabeth I in 1999. Dench won for her supporting role in _Shakespeare in Love (1998)_ (qv) while Blanchett was nominated for _Elizabeth (1998)_ (qv).
- Was considered for the role of Jane Smith in _Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)_ (qv).
- She, Linda Hunt and Felicity Huffman are the only performers to be nominated for an Oscar for playing a member of the opposite sex.
- In an interview she gave to Fox Television Network, she admitted blushingly that she had accepted the role of Galadriel, the Elf Queen, in The Lord of the Rings trilogy because she always wanted to appear in a movie wearing pointed ears.
- She is one of the elite eleven thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year for their achievements in two different movies. The other nine are 'Fay Bainter' (qv), 'Sigourney Weaver' (qv), 'Teresa Wright (I)' (qv), 'Barry Fitzgerald (I)' (qv) (he has been nominated in both categories for the same role in the same movie), 'Jessica Lange' (qv), 'Al Pacino' (qv), 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv), 'Holly Hunter' (qv), 'Julianne Moore (I)' (qv) and 'Jamie Foxx' (qv).
- She was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to acting and Australian society.