Cate Blanchett

Birth Day May 14th, 1969
Birth Place Ivanhoe, Victoria
Age 55 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress and theatre director. She is the recipient of two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Film Awards. "Time" magazine named Blanchett one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and in 2018, she was ranked among the highest-paid actresses in the world. Scroll down to get more information about her full biography, family details, birthday, wiki, facts, net worth, movies, career, salary, age, and many more.

Famous For 

  • For her roles in both blockbusters and independent films like Elizabeth (1998), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit trilogy (2012–2014), the How to Train Your Dragon film trilogy (2014–2019), Cinderella (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Ocean's 8 (2018).
  • For her stage or theatrical acting in "Electra" in 1992 and "Hamlet" in 1994.

Cate Blanchett as Galadriel in The Hobbit


Early Life of Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett was born on 14 May 1969 in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe in Australia. Her birth name is Catherine Elise Blanchett. Her Zodiac sign is Taurus. She holds an American nationality and belongs to Mixed ethnicity of English, Scottish, small amounts of Cornish and Northern Irish, remote French. She was born to an American Father and Australian Mother. Her father's name is Robert DeWitt Blanchett who was a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer and later worked as an advertising executive. Her mother's name is June Gamble who worked as a property developer and teacher. She has two siblings: older brother Bob Blanchett and a younger sister Genevieve Blanchett. She attended  Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School for her secondary education in Melbourne and then Methodist Ladies' College. She studied economics and fine arts at the University of Melbourne but dropped out after one year. She also graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) of Sydney in 1992.  

Career of Cate Blanchett

  • After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Blanchett began her acting career on the Australian stage, taking on roles in Electra in 1992 and Hamlet in 1994. 
  • She came to international attention for portraying Elizabeth I in the drama film Elizabeth (1998), for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress and earned her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
  • Her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (2004), earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a neurotic former socialite in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine (2013).
  • Her other Oscar-nominated roles were in the dramas Notes on a Scandal (2006), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), I'm Not There (2007), and Carol (2015).
  • Blanchett's most commercially successful films include The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit trilogy (2012–2014), Babel (2006), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), the How to Train Your Dragon film trilogy (2014–2019), Cinderella (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Ocean's 8 (2018).

Cate Blanchett, a famous actress


  • From 2008 to 2013, Blanchett and her husband, Andrew Upton, served as the artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company. Some of her stage roles during this period were in revivals of A Streetcar Named Desire, Uncle Vanya, and The Maids. 
  • She made her Broadway debut in 2017 with The Present, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. 
  • In 2020, Blanchett starred in the Australian drama series "Stateless" which aired from 1 March 2020 to 5 April 2020 and it will also premiere internationally on Netflix later in 2020. 
  • Currently, Blanchett headlines and produces the FX/Hulu historical drama miniseries "Mrs. America" and also portrays the role of Phyllis Schlafly in the series. 

Achievement and Awards

Blanchett has received two Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, three Critics' Choice Movie Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three Independent Spirit Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, six Australian Academy Awards, and awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, National Board of Review, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, and Venice Film Festival. Her performance as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator made her the only actor to win an Academy Award for portraying an Academy Award-winning actor. Blanchett is one of only four actresses, others being Meryl Streep, Jessica Lange, and Renée Zellweger to win Best Actress after winning Best Supporting Actress. She is one of only six actors (and the only actress) in Oscar history to be nominated twice for playing the same role in two films (Elizabeth I for Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age), and the eleventh actor to receive two acting nominations in the same year. She is also the only Australian actor to win two acting Oscars. 

 Personal Life of Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is a married woman. Her husband's name is  Andrew Upton. Andrew Upton is an Australian playwright and screenwriter. Andrew and Blanchett met in 1996 on the set of a TV show and were married on 29 December 1997. The couple has four children: three sons and one daughter. Their sons are Dashiell John Upton (born 2001), Roman Robert Upton (born 2004), Ignatius Martin Upton (born 2008), and daughter Edith Vivian Patricia Upton (adopted in 2015). Blanchett said that she and her husband had been wanting to adopt ever since the birth of their first child. 

Cate Blanchett With Her Husband Andrew Upton


Net Worth of Cate Blanchett 

As of 2020, The net worth of Cate Blanchett is estimated to be the US $85 million and earns an annual salary of $12.5 million. Her primary income sources include her acting career and as a film and TV series producer and theatre director. She also earns additional income through her endorsement deal with  "SK-II" the luxury skincare brand owned by "Procter & Gamble" and "Giorgio Armani" fragrances. She owns a mansion in East Sussex, England which she purchased in early 2016. She owns a Porsche convertible car.

Body Measurement of Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is a beautiful woman with a slim and hourglass-like body physique. She stands 5 ft 9 inches tall and weighs 59 Kg. Her body measurement is 34-24-35 inches (Breast-Waist-Hip). She has a straight sexual orientation. Her shoe size is 9(US), Dress size is 2(US), Bra Size is 38B (US) and Bra Cup size is B(US). Her hair color is Blonde and eye color is Blue. 

Interesting Facts of Cate Blanchett

  • In 2018 Forbes estimated Blanchett's annual earnings to be $12.5 million and ranked her as the eighth highest-paid actress in the world.
  • Blanchett became a brand ambassador for Giorgio Armani fragrances for women during 2013, being paid $10 million to do so.
  • In 2017, Blanchett was made a Companion of the Order of Australia by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Blanchett has appeared in over 70 films and over 20 theatre productions.
  • As of 2020, Blanchett's films have grossed over $9.8 billion at the worldwide box-office.

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