CATE BLANCHETT BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Cate Blanchett was born on May 14th, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria in Australia with the birth name Catherine Elise Blanchett. Her father was American and her mother was Australian and she also had one brother and a younger sister. Sadly, when her father was only forty years old he passed away from a sudden heart attack when she was only ten years old. Her grandmother moved in with her mother to help raise the three children.
After Cate graduated from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1992 she began pursuing her career in the industry, first by joining the Sydney Theatre Company. While with this company she performed in such productions as, “Top Girls” and Kafka Dances” for which she won the 1992 Newcomer Award.
After a couple more stage experiences and awards, Cate then appeared on television in, “Heartland” (1994) followed by roles on other television series such as, “Bordertown” (1995), “G.P.” (1989) and “Police Rescue” (1994).
Cate Blanchett had already made quite a name for herself in theater and television that she was now ready to make her mark on the film industry. Her film debit was in, “Paradise Road” (1997) followed by a trip to England to work on the film, “Elizabeth” (1998) for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama.
Other film roles soon followed such as, “Bandits” (2001), “The Shipping News” (2001), “Charlotte Gray” (2001) and “Aviator” (2004), for which she earned an Academy award for Best Supporting Actress.
Some of her latest film appearances have been in, “Babel” (2006), “Notes on a Scandal” (2006), “The Golden Age” (2007), for which she earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress and another Oscar nomination for, “I’m Not There” (2007). Her latest appearance was in 2010 in the film, “Robin Hood”.
Cate Blanchett currently chooses to reside in Australia where her and her only husband, Andrew Upton, both work as artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company and raise their three children together.
She has made quite a name for herself in the industry, earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTAs awards and an Academy Award. In 2007, she was also named as one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People.
2013 The Hobbit: There and Back Again
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2011 The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg
2010 Robin Hood
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age
2007 Hot Fuzz
2006 Notes on a Scandal
2006 The Good German
2005 Little Fish
2005 Stories of Lost Souls
2004 The Aviato
2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2003 The Missing
2003 Coffee and Cigarettes
2003 Veronica Guerin
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2001 The Shipping News
2001 Charlotte Gray
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2000 The Gift
2000 The Man Who Cried
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley
1999 Pushing Tin
1999 An Ideal Husband
1997 Oscar and Lucinda
1997 Thank God He Met Lizzie
1997 Paradise Road
1994 Police Rescue