Cate Blanchett

Actor
A gifted performer who developed her talent at a young age, actress Cate Blanchett grew into an exceptional actress who achieved international acclaim with her Oscar-nominated turn as a young Elizabeth I in "Elizabeth" ... Read more »
Born: 05/13/1969 in Australia

Filmography

Actor (71)

Knight of Cups 2016 (Movie)

Nancy (Actor)

Cinderella 2015 (Movie)

Stepmother (Actor)

The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

Truth 2015 (Movie)

Mary Mapes (Actor)

Cancer Vixen 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014 (Movie)

Valka (Voice)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stories of Lost Souls 2014 (Movie)

("Bangers") (Actor)

The 2014 Independent Spirit Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden 2014 (Movie)

Dore Strauch (Voice)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 (Movie)

Galadriel (Actor)

The Monuments Men 2014 (Movie)

Claire Simone (Actor)

Blue Jasmine 2013 (Movie)

Jasmine (Actor)

Girl Rising 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Journey to The South Pacific 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 (Movie)

Galadriel (Actor)

The Turning 2013 (Movie)

Gail Lang (Actor)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 (Movie)

Galadriel (Actor)

Hanna 2011 (Movie)

Marissa (Actor)

Iconoclasts 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Robin Hood 2010 (Movie)

Marion Loxley (Actor)

The 64th Annual Tony Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Ponyo 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Gran Mamare (Actor)

Golden Globe Winner Special 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 (Movie)

Irina Spalko (Actor)

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 (Movie)

Daisy (Actor)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 (Movie)

Queen Elizabeth I (Actor)

I'm Not There 2007 (Movie)

Jude (Actor)

The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Babel 2006 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

In the Company of Actors 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Little Fish 2006 (Movie)

Tracy Heart (Actor)

Notes on a Scandal 2006 (Movie)

Sheba Hart (Actor)

The Good German 2006 (Movie)

Lena Brandt (Actor)

20th Independent Spirit Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Coffee and Cigarettes 2004 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

Katharine Hepburn (Actor)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

Jane Winslett-Richardson (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2003 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

Galadriel (Actor)

The Missing 2003 (Movie)

Maggie Gilkeson (Actor)

Veronica Guerin 2003 (Movie)

Veronica Guerin (Actor)

Heaven 2002 (Movie)

Philippa (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Bandits 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

Galadriel (Actor)

Bandits 2001 (Movie)

Kate Wheeler (Actor)

Charlotte Gray 2001 (Movie)

Charlotte Gray (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 (Movie)

Galadriel (Actor)

The Man Who Cried 2001 (Movie)

Lola (Actor)

The Shipping News 2001 (Movie)

Petal Bear (Actor)

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gift 2000 (Movie)

Annie Wilson (Actor)

An Ideal Husband 1999 (Movie)

Gertrude (Actor)

Pushing Tin 1999 (Movie)

Connie Falzone (Actor)

The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 (Movie)

Meredith Logue (Actor)

Bangers 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Elizabeth 1998 (Movie)

Elizabeth I (Actor)

Thank God He Met Lizzie 1998 (Movie)

Lizzie O'Hara (Actor)

Oscar and Lucinda 1997 (Movie)

Lucinda Leplastrier (Actor)

Paradise Road 1997 (Movie)

Susan Macarthy (Actor)
Producer (1)

Cancer Vixen 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

The Turning 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A gifted performer who developed her talent at a young age, actress Cate Blanchett grew into an exceptional actress who achieved international acclaim with her Oscar-nominated turn as a young Elizabeth I in "Elizabeth" (1998). Prior to that role, the alluring Australian found herself thrust into the spotlight with just her third feature, "Oscar and Lucinda" (1997). Post-"Elizabeth," Blanchett quickly blossomed into one of Hollywood's most esteemed actresses. Following a prominent turn as a wealthy socialite in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999), she was a Southern woman with psychic abilities in "The Gift" (2000), played Kevin Spacey's wife in "The Shipping News" (2001) and was the titular slain Irish journalist in "Veronica Guerin" (2003). Seemingly favoring smaller films, it came as a surprise that Blanchett appeared as the elf Galadriel in the blockbuster trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings" (2001-03), which she followed with a critically hailed performance as Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator" (2004). From there, Blanchett traveled easily from small indies to major studio films, earning acclaim for her work in "Babel" (2006), "Notes on a Scandal" (2006) and "I'm Not There" (2007), to vamping her way through "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008). Following further critical praise for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), Blanchett delivered memorable turns in "Robin Hood" (2010) and "Hanna" (2011), solidifying her status as one of Hollywood's most preeminent performers.

Relationships

Robert Blanchett

Father
American (from Texas); met Blanchett's mother while he was in the U.S. Navy Died c. 1979

June Blanchett

Mother
Australian

Robert Blanchett

Brother
Older

Genevieve Blanchett

Sister
Younger

Andrew Upton Screenplay

Husband
Married Dec. 29, 1997

Dashiell Upton

Son
Born Dec. 3, 2001 in London, England; father, Andrew Upton

Ignatius Upton

Son
Born April 13, 2008; father, Andrew Upton

Roman Upton

Son
Born April 23, 2004 in London, England; father, Andrew Upton

EDUCATION

Methodist Ladies' College

Victoria

National Institute of Dramatic Art

1992

Melbourne University

Dropped out after two years to attend drama school

Milestones

2013

Appeared in the second "Hobbit" movie, "The Desolation of Smaug"

2013

Starred in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine"

2012

Returned to Middle Earth as Galadriel in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson

2011

Played a ruthless intelligence operative in Joe Wright's thriller "Hanna"

2010

Portrayed Marian opposite Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's adaptation of "Robin Hood"

2008

Re-teamed with Brad Pitt to play lovers in David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

2008

Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (December)

2008

Cast as the villain in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by George Lucas, and starring Harrison Ford

2007

Portrayed Bob Dylan at one distinct stage of his life in Todd Haynes' biopic "I'm Not There"; received SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress

2007

Reprised award-winning role in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"; earned Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama

2006

Co-starred with Brad Pitt to play a tragedy-stricken American couple vacationing in Morocco in Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Babel"

2006

With husband Andrew Upton, named as joint artistic directors of Australia's Sydney Theatre Company (STC)

2006

Portrayed an art teacher who is arrested for having an affair with a 15-year-old student in "Notes on a Scandal"; received Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

2004

Cast in Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee and Cigarettes," a series of short stories that had coffee and cigarettes in common; received Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female

2004

Portrayed legendary screen icon Katharine Hepburn opposite Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in "The Aviator"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress

2003

Starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones in the suspense thriller "The Missing," directed by Ron Howard

2003

Again portrayed Galadriel in "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"

2002

Starred in "Heaven," Tom Tykwer's English-language directorial debut

2002

Reprised Galadriel in "The Lord of the Rings; The Two Towers"

2002

Portrayed slain Irish journalist Veronica Guerin in "Chasing the Dragon: The Veronica Guerin Story"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama

2001

Portrayed the elf queen Galadriel in the Peter Jackson-directed "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings"

2001

Played the title character in Gillian Armstrong's "Charlotte Gray"

2001

Cast as Petal Bear, the wife of Quoyle (Kevin Spacey) in "The Shipping News"

2000

Cast as a southern widow with psychic abilities in "The Gift"

2000

Co-starred as a Russian chorus girl in "The Man Who Cried"; screened at Venice; released in U.S 2001

1999

Made London stage debut in the Donmar revival of David Hare's "Plenty"

1999

Landed featured roles in Barry Levinson's "Pushing Tin" and Anthony Minghella's "The Talented Mr. Ripley"

1998

Played title role in Shekhar Kapur's "Elizabeth," a film biography of Queen Elizabeth I; received Best Actress Oscar nomination

1997

Featured in Australian film "Thank God He Met Lizzie"; won Best Supporting Actress Award from Australian Film Institute

1997

Co-starred opposite Ralph Fiennes in "Oscar and Lucinda," directed by Gillian Armstrong

1997

Joined Glenn Close and Frances McDormand in "Paradise Road"

1996

Made film acting debut in drama "Parklands"

1994

Made TV acting debut on Australian series "Police Rescue"

1994

Co-starred on Australian TV program "Heartland"

1993

Made TV debut in a commercial

1992

Joined Sydney Theatre Company; appeared in "Oleanna" opposite Geoffrey Rush

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia

Appeared as an extra in a film made in Egypt while visiting the country on holiday

Attracted attention for her performance in "Electra" at the National Institute of Dramatic Art

Bonus Trivia

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In 2011, Blanchett launched The Oasis: Homeless Short Film Competition in Sydney to raise awareness of homelessness. Aspiring young filmmakers were asked to create a three-minute movie about the plight of homeless youngsters and the winner received a grant of more than $25,000 (£15,600) for their school.

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