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Cate Blanchett Bio, Age, Husband, Children, Net Worth, Movies & Wiki

Cate Blanchett is an Academy Award-winning Australian actress and theatre director best identified for performing as Elizabeth I of England in the flick Elizabeth’ and as Katharine Hepburn in the movie The Aviator’. Besides her work in films, Blanchett has also experienced a lengthy career in theatre and is a four-time Helpmann Award winner for the Best Female Actor in a Play’. She first became involved in acting while in college but was distracted about attempting it professionally. She enrolled at the University of Melbourne to study economics but dropped out soon in order to pursue an acting career.

She then flew overseas and took acting classes before settling her first acting appearance. Within years, she established herself successfully not only in her native country but also on an international level. As of March 2018, she is the only actress to earn the Academy Award nominations for playing the same character in two movies (she played Elizabeth I in both Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age’). Also, she is the only Australian artist to earn two Academy Awards for acting.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Wiki/Biodata

Birth NameCatherine Élise Blanchett
Nick NameCate
Age(as in 2020) 51 years
ReligionNon-religious
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignTaurus
Birth PlaceMelbourne, Australia
Date of Birth14 May 1969
NationalityAmerican
ResidenceSuburb of Hunters Hill, Sydney
Home TownMelbourne
HobbiesNot Known

Family

Mother's NameJune (née Gamble) (Previously worked as a teacher and Australian property developer)
Father's NameRobert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr (Was United States Navy petty officer and after retiring worked as an advertising executive) (Died in 1979)
BrotherBob Blanchett (Older Brother) (Computer Systems Engineer)
SisterGenevieve Blanchett (Younger Sister) (Theatrical designer)

Boyfriends/Affairs

Affairs/BoyfriendsAndrew Upton

Marital Status, Husband and Children

Husband/SpouseAndrew Upton
Cate Blanchett With Her Husband

Cate Blanchett With Her Husband

Marriage Date29 December 1997
ChildrenDashiell John (born – December 3, 2001)
Roman Robert (born – April 23, 2004)
Ignatius Martin (born – April 13, 2008)
Cate Blanchett With Her Children

Cate Blanchett With Her Children

Education

SchoolIvanhoe East Primary School, Melbourne
Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School
College/UniversityMethodist Ladies’ College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
University of Melbourne
Educational QualificationGraduated
ProfessionActress
Brands EndorsedProcter & Gamble’s SK-II
Ambassador for Australian Conservation Foundation
Career ManagerRGM Associates

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 174 cm
in meters- 1.74 m
in feet inches- 5’8½”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 59 kg
in pounds- 130 lbs

Figure Measurements

Breast Size34 Inches
Hips Size35 Inches
Waist Size24 Inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityWhite
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress SizeNot Known
Shoe Size9 (US) or 39.5 (EU)

Favourite Things

Favourite MascaraSK-II’s or Tom Ford’s mascara
Favourite Skin Care ProductsSensai (By Sisley), SK-II eye cream
Favourite Makeup ArtistMary Greenwell
Favourite NovelistPeter Carey
Favourite ActressMia Wasikowska
ControversiesNone

Cate Blanchett was born on 14 May 1969 to June and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr. in Victoria, Australia. Her mother worked as a teacher and property developer while her father served in the United States Navy and later became an advertising executive. She has a younger sister who is a theatrical designer and an older brother who is a computer systems engineer.

Her 40-year-old father died of a sudden heart attack when she was ten years old. Her mother never remarried, and her grandmother moved in to help her mother.

Blanchett studied at Ivanhoe East Primary School and Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School before joining Methodist Ladies’ College. She then attended the University of Melbourne for a year before dropping out. In her late teens and early twenties, Blanchett also worked at a nursing home.

Later, she enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and graduated from there in 1992, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. On finishing graduation from NIDA, she reached the Sydney Theatre Company‘s production of Caryl Churchill’s “Top Girls”, then portrayed Felice Bauer, the bride, in Tim Daly’s “Kafka Dances”, winning the 1993 Newcomer Award from the Sydney Theatre Critics Circle for her work.

Cate Blanchett Net Worth

Cate Blanchett is a highly regarded Australian actress who has a net worth of $85 million.

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)$85 million
Previous Year's Net Worth 2018 (Approx)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceFilm actress

Between August 2017 and August 2018, Cate earned $13 million which was enough to make her one of the 10 highest-paid actresses in the world. And her accolades don’t stop there.

Blanchett has continued to mix big-budget projects like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with roles in theater productions such as the A Streetcar Named Desire. She earned her second Oscar for her portray in Blue Jasmine, which made her the first Australian actor to win more than one Academy Award.

Cate Blanchett Movies, Stage Work And TV Shows

  • Blanchett made her U.S. feature film debut in 1997’s Paradise Road, about a group of women imprisoned in Japan during WWII. Later that year she took Hollywood’s attention with her work opposite Ralph Fiennes in Oscar and Lucinda.
  • In 1998, Blanchett‘s Golden Globe-winning portrait of England’s Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth brought in the actress her first Academy Award nomination. She was 29 years old.
  • Blanchett turned in a superb supporting performance in 1999’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, a film also featuring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jude Law.
  • Then in 2000, she played a psychic woman in a small Southern town in the thriller The Gift, starring alongside Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear. The following year Blanchett co-starred with Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton in the comic caper Bandits, and with Kevin Spacey and Julianne Moore in The Shipping News.
  • Additionally, she headlined the World War II-era drama Charlotte Gray, playing a British woman who is drawn into the French resistance movement.
  • In 2001, Blanchett appeared as the benevolent royal elf Galadriel in The Fellowship of the Ring, the first installment of The Lord of the Rings film franchise directed by Peter Jackson and based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Blanchett returned to the character for the second and third installments of the trilogy (reuniting with Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, and Liv Tyler, among other recurring Lord of the Rings cast members): The Two Towers, released in 2002, and The Return of the King, released in 2003.
  • In 2005, Blanchett garnered her biggest cinematic accolade to date: She earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for portraying Katharine Hepburn in the Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator (2004), directed by Martin Scorsese.
  • In 2006, she teamed up with Brad Pitt for the drama Babel, and the following year she returned to one of her most famous characters for Elizabeth: The Golden Age.
  • In 2007, the actress took on another legendary portrayal: She was one of the actors to portray music legend Bob Dylan in the acclaimed biopic I’m Not There, directed by Todd Haynes.
  • In 2008, Blanchett teamed up with Pitt once more, starring as the dancer Daisy alongside his title character in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, about a man who ages in reverse time. Directed by David Fincher, the movie’s screenplay was inspired by a story originally written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the early 20th century.
  • In 2012, Blanchett returned to the character Galadriel yet again, this time for a new Jackson-directed series, The Hobbit. The franchise is a trilogy based on another work from Tolkien published years before The Lord of the Rings that feature the same world.
  • The series’ first film, An Unexpected Journey, was released in December 2012, and its second and third parts, The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again, hit theaters in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Blanchett was featured in each part.
  • Blanchett won another Oscar in 2014, this time for Best Actress, for her enthralling performance as a delusional New York socialite in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine (2013).
  • After having co-starred in 2014’s WWII drama The Monuments Men and the animated feature How to Train Your Dragon 2, Blanchett once again inhabited an iconic role, this time as the wicked stepmother in Disney’s 2015 non-animated film adaptation of Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh.
  • Later that year she portrayed 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes in James Vanderbilt’s Truth, co-starring Robert Redford as Dan Rather. The film explores the news program’s investigation into President George W. Bush’s military service and the resulting fallout after a questionable on-air report.
  • Blanchett was also reunited with director Haynes in another drama for the 2015 season, Carol, in which she plays a suburban housewife who becomes romantically involved with a store saleswoman (Rooney Mara). The project was adapted from a 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith, the same author who’d penned The Talented Mr. Ripley.
  • In 2017, Blanchett returned to a more fantasy-based genre, playing Thor’s villainous older sister Hela in Thor: Ragnarok. In 2018, she starred in the all-female heist comedy Ocean’s 8, with Sandra Bullock, as well as in the fantasy film The House with a Clock in Its Walls, based on John Bellairs’ 1973 novel.
  • The following year she played the title character of Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette, drawing strong praise for her performance amid otherwise lukewarm reviews for the feature.
  • Turning to the small screen in early 2020, Blanchett served as an executive producer and supporting player in the Australian drama Stateless, about some of the unfortunate characters caught in the complexities of the country’s border control system.
  • Around that time she also assumed the role of staunch anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly in the Hulu series Mrs. America.
  • Among her upcoming projects, Blanchett is slated to play legendary comedian Lucille Ball in Lucy and Desi, an authorized biopic written by Aaron Sorkin and acquired by Amazon Studios.

Movies List

1996
Parklands
1997Paradise Road
Thank God He Met Lizzie
Oscar and Lucinda
1998Elizabeth
1999An Ideal Husband
Bangers
Pushing Tin
Eyes Wide Shut
The Talented Mr. Ripley
2000The Gift
The Man Who Cried
2001The Shipping News
Charlotte Gray
Bandits
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2002The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Heaven
2003Coffee and Cigarettes
Veronica Guerin
The Missing
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Aviator
2005
Little Fish
2006Babel
The Good German
Notes on a Scandal
2007Hot Fuzz
In the Company of Actors
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
I'm Not There
2008Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2009
Ponyo
2010
Robin Hood
2011
Hanna
2012The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2013Girl Rising
Journey to the South Pacific
Blue Jasmine
The Turning
The Galapagos Affair
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2014The Monuments Men
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
2015Knight of Cups
Cinderella
Carol
Truth
Manifesto
2016
Voyage of Time
2017Song to Song
Thor: Ragnarok
2018Ocean's 8
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
2019How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Yet To Be ReleaseNightmare Alley

Stage Works List

1992
Electra
Top Girls
1993Kafka Dances
Oleanna
1994
Hamlet
1995Sweet Phoebe
The Tempest
The Blind Giant is Dancing
1997
The Seagull
1999Plenty
The Vagina Monologues
2004
Hedda Gabler
2006
A Kind of Alaska
2007

Blackbird
2009
Named Desire
The War of the Roses
A Streetcar
2011Uncle Vanya
Gross und Klein
2013
The Maids
2015The Present
2017
The Present
2019When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

TV Shows & Serials List

1993
Police Rescue
1994Heartland
G.P.
1995
Bordertown
2012Family Guy
2014
Rake
2019
Documentary Now!
2020Stateless
Mrs. America
The Simpsons

Facts

  1. During her childhood, she was kind of “part extrovert, part wallflower”.
  2. Methodist Ladies’ College is the place, where she developed her passion for acting.
  3. As of 2014, she earned six Oscar nominations, out of which four were to play real people. But, she was able to win only 1 Oscar award for the 2004 film The Aviator in which she played Katharine Hepburn.
  4. On March 30, 2012, she was appointed as Chevalier the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government to recognize her contribution to the field of arts.
  5. She has also done theater work and appeared in dozens of plays.
  6. Initially, Cate was considered for the voice character of Mrs. Fox in the 2009 animated adventure comedy movie Fantastic Mr. Fox, but the later the role was offered to Meryl Streep.
  7. She gave birth to her third child at the age of 38.
  8. Blanchett was presented with the portray of Daisy Fuller in the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button after English actress Rachel Weisz backed out as she had scheduling problems.
  9. She is good friends with fellow actress Nicole Kidman.
  10. She is not available on social media.

FAQ

How Many Languages Does Cate Blanchett Speak?
English
What Is Cate Blanchett Best Known For?
Cate Blanchett Is An Academy Award-winning Actress Known For Roles In An Array Of Esteemed Films, Including ‘Elizabeth,’ ‘The Aviator,’ ‘Blue Jasmine’ And ‘carol.
Is Cate Blanchett Nice?
As Far As I Have Seen On Interviews, Cate Is Super Funny, Have An Enormous Sense Of Humor, And Is Very Playful. She Is Very Kind With Everybody. She Has Been Recently Named As Goodwill Ambassador By The Un.
How Much Did Cate Blanchett Get Paid For Thor?
Cate Blanchett Came In At Sixth Place As Hela In Thor: Ragnarok With A Pay Of 12.5 Million.
Is Cate Blanchett Hela?
Oscar-Winning Actress Cate Blanchett Entered New Territory When She Signed On To Play Goddess Of Death Hela In Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok.
What Movie Did Cate Blanchett Won An Oscar For?
Her Portrayal Of Katharine Hepburn In The Biopic 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 The Drama Blue Jasmine (2013).
Is Cate Blanchett A Vegetarian?
“I Was A Vegetarian For Years When My Husband Wanted To Get Pigs,” Blanchett Says. “I Said, ‘i’ll Get Pigs As Long As We Tell The Kids That The Sausages And Bacon They Eat Are From Our Pigs.

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