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.
- Dec. 2007 - Ranked #45 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
- Received the 2,367th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 5, 2008.
- 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 unknowingly pregnant while portraying the pregnant journalist in _The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)_ (qv).
- Children: Dashiell John, born on December 3, 2001 in London, England; Roman Robert, born on April 23, 2004
- 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).
- 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.
- By winning the Oscar for her portrayal of 'Katharine Hepburn' (qv), she became the first person to give an Oscar-winning portrayal of a previous Oscar winner.