Cate Blanchett Bio, Age, Height, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth, Husband, Children,

Cate Blanchett Biography

Catherine Elise Blanchett (Cate Blanchett) is a famous Australian actor and producer. Not to mention her achievement, she has been in consideration as one of the best actresses of her generation.

she is however is known for her versatile work across independent films, blockbusters, and the stage. Cate has as well won numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards.

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Cate Blanchett Age

Elise Blanchett was born in the year 1969 on 14th may. Therefore she is currently 49 years of age and she is yet to celebrate her 50th birthday.

Cate Blanchett Height

She stands 5 ft 8 inches or  1.73 meters tall.

Cate Blanchett Weight

Blanchett’s body measurement weight is  59 kg or 130 pounds.

Cate Blanchett Family

Initially,  Catherine Elise Blanchett was born in Ivanhoe, a suburb in Melbourne. So her parents are  Robert DeWitt Blanchett Jr the father was a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer who later was working as an advertising executive.

While her mother June  Gamble was working as a property developer and teacher. The two met when Robert’s ship broke down in Melbourne. Cate’s father died of a heart attack when she was at 10 years of age.

In addition to that,  She is the second of three children, with a younger sister and older brother. So her ancestry includes English, some Scottish, and remote French roots.

Blanchett did describe herself as a “part extrovert, part wallflower” child. During her teenage years, however, she had a penchant for dressing in traditionally masculine clothing, and went through goth and punk phases, at one point-shaving her head.

Education

When cate was at the age of going to school, she was taken to primary school in Melbourne at Ivanhoe East Primary School. After graduating from primary school, she did join  Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School a secondary school.

Later Blanchett did join a college by the name of Methodist Ladies’ College. And here she did explore her passion for the performing arts.

During her late teens and early twenties, she was working at a nursing home in Victoria. So she studied economics and fine arts at the University of Melbourne but dropped out after one year to travel overseas.

While in Egypt, Blanchett was asked to play an American cheerleader as an extra in the Egyptian boxing movie, Kaboria in need of money, she accepted.

Upon returning to Australia, and after working in the pocket theatres of Melbourne, including La Mama, she moved to Sydney and enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). She graduated from NIDA in 1992 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Cate Blanchett Career

During her early work as an actress. She did her first stage role was opposite Geoffrey Rush, in the 1992 David Mamet plays Oleanna for the Sydney Theatre Company.

Blanchett However made her feature film debut with a supporting role as an Australian nurse captured by the Japanese Army during World War II, in Bruce Beresford’s film Paradise Road, which co-starred Glenn Close and Frances McDormand.

After that in the year 2001 to 2007 around that time, Blanchett received a host of new fans when she appeared in Peter Jackson’s Academy Award-winning blockbuster trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, playing the role of elf leader Galadriel in all three films.

During the same period, she also did star in a movie opposite Giovanni Ribisi in Tom Tykwer-directed Heaven, the first film in an unfinished trilogy by acclaimed writer-director Krzysztof Kieślowski.

After that, in 2005, Blanchett won her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her highly acclaimed portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004).

Cate did again appear in Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), as the villainous KGB agent Col. Dr. Irina Spalko, Spielberg’s favorite villain from the entire series.

In 2017  Blanchett did star in the Sydney Theatre Company play The Present, Andrew Upton’s adaption of Anton Chekhov’s play Platonov, directed by John Crowley.

In addition to that, in The Jungle Book, she did portray a female version of the python Kaa in Andy Serkis’ adaptation of the same. So in 2020, she did return to television by starring in two miniseries and cate played a supporting role in the Australian drama series Stateless, inspired by the controversial mandatory detention case of Cornelia Rau.

Progress

In February 2022, Blanchett was then set to star in The New Boy written and directed by Warwick Thornton.

Blanchett has been working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since 2015.

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Cate Blanchett Net Worth

So Blanchett’s Net Worth stands at  $95 Million.

Cate Blanchett Husband

She is a wife to Andrew Upton from 1997 till date, and they happily live together.

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Children

So Cate Elise and Andrew Upton, together have four children.

  1. Dashiell John Upton
  2. Edith Vivian Patricia Upton
  3. Ignatius Martin Upton
  4. Roman Robert Upton

Movies and Tv shows

  • Carol (film)
  • Ocean’s Eight
  • Nightmare Alley
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Cinderella 2015
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Elizabeth (film)
  • The Aviator
  • Robin Hood 2010
  • INDIANA JONES 4
  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls
  • Notes on a Scandal
  • The Hobbit
  • The Missing 2003
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

Awards

  1. Academy Award for Best Actress
  2. Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
  3. BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
  4. Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  5. Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
  6. Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama
  7. Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
  8. Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress
  9. BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  10. Volpi Cup for Best Actress
  11. Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
  12. Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
  13. Ordre des Arts et des Lettres