A blond Aussie, Cate Blanchett has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry by appearing in some of the biggest movies of decade, including Elizabeth and Bandits”, “The Lord of the Rings trilogy and most recently “Blue Jasmine”. She established herself among the Hollywood’s leading lady by delivering the Academy Award-winning performance in “The Aviator”. She has managed to carve her name in awards such as three British Academy Awards, Two Academy Awards, four Australian Academy Awards, three Screen Guild Awards, three Critics Choice Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and Three Independent Spirit Awards to name a few. In addition to this, she has been nominated for multiple awards.
The Oscar winning actress who began life as Catherine Elise Blanchett on 14th of May 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia is now internationally branded as Cate Blanchett. Product of French, Scottish and English heritage and middle of 3 children, Cate is a daughter of an Australian schoolteacher, June and an American naval officer, Robert Blanchett. Her older brother, Bob is a computer engineer and sister, Genevieve is a theater designer. A tragedy struck her life at age ten when she lost her father to heart attack. Raised by single mother, Cate spent a normal childhood. For her primary education, she went to Ivanhoe East Primary School and attended the Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School for secondary education. While studying at the Methodist Ladies’ College, she discovered her ardor for performing arts. She studied fine arts and economics at the University of Melbourne. Dropping the university, she joined the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. She graduated through NIDA in 1992.
Cate has four children with her screenwriter and playwright husband, Andrew Upton. The love between the couple started to blossom when they first met each other on the set of a television show in 1996. Just after a year on 29th of December 1997, the couple exchanged marriage vows. In 2001, the couple welcomed their first child, Dashiell John. Their second son, Roman Robert took birth in 2004. Ignatius Martin, their third son was born in 2008. On 6th of March 2015, they adopted a daughter named Edith Vivian Patricia. Cate has home in several cities. She is an ambassador and patron of the Australian Film Institute. Cate has been accused of using plastic surgery to correct the shape of her nose. Reportedly she has done botox to retain her youthful appearance. She assisted begin the Australian Conservation Foundation’s Who On Earth Cares Campaign. In addition to this, she supports charities, such as “Australian Conservation Foundation”, “SolarAid”, “Small Steps Project” and “Robert F Kennedy Memorial”.
Gifted actress took no more than a year to solidify her acting career. After appearing in a few projects, like “Paradise Road” and “Oscar and Lucinda”, Cate landed a star making role in 1998, portraying Queen Elizabeth I in “Elizabeth”. Along with awards, she earned critical appreciations for her performance in the movie. She even earned Academy Awards nomination for Best Actress for the film.
She again gained rave reviews for her performance as an Irish journalist who landed in dangers while investigation mob in 2003’s “Veronica Geurin”. Her performance in “Coffee and Cigarettes” earned her the Independent Spirit Awards nods for Best Supporting Actress. In 2004, her incredible performance as Katharine Hepburn was rewarded with the most prestigious awards, the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2005, she won AACTA Awards for Best Actress for her work in “Little Fish”. In 2006, she again earned Academy Awards nod for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in “Notes on a Scandal”. The following year, she earned Academy Awards nominations for Best Actress for “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” and the same award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in “I’m Not There”. Her acting credits include “Heaven”, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”, “The Missing”, “Hot Fuzz”, “Robin Hood”, “Hanna”, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, “The Turning”, “The Monuments Men”, “Cinderella”, “Knight of Cups”. In 2013, she won Academy Awards for Best Actress for “Blue Jasmine”. Her up-coming projects include “Truth”, “Weightless”, “Voyage of Time” among others. Reportedly Cate has a net worth of forty-five million dollars. She loves reading and partying in her spare time. More information is available In wiki.