Cate Blanchett – Biography, Relationship, Figure, Life, Age, Height, Wiki, Career, Images, Net Worth, Family, and More

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Cate Blanchett

Biography of Cate Blanchett

Biography of Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett (Catherine Elise Blanchett) is the top-rated actress in the world, and most of her films are successful because of her talent and efforts. It’s normal for her movies to win different awards, such as Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and much more. 

Early Life – Education and Birth Place 

Cate Blanchett Early Life

Blanchett did not like to have fun with her friends and was a very shy girl in her childhood. Sometimes, she likes to wear clothes that the boy likes. Surprisingly, once she shaved her head completely. To complete her basic education, she went to Ivanhoe East Primary School; right after that, she joined Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School. To enter the field of acting, she went to Methodist Ladies’ College.

In her teenage years, before starting her acting career, she worked as a nurse in Victoria for a short time. After finishing school, she started and went to study economics and fine arts at the University of Melbourne, but she didn’t finish because she wanted to travel. At the beginning of her career, she got a very small role as an extra in a movie because she needed money, and at that time, she was in Egypt. To take her acting career to the next level, she returned to Australia, moved to Sydney (a beautiful city in New South Wales), and joined the National Institute of Dramatic Art. In 1992, she finished her learning at that institute.

Cate Blanchett’s Struggle and Career 

Cate Blanchett Struggle and Career

From 1992 to 2000

1993 was a lucky year because she won different awards for acting in plays. One of her notable movies was “World War II”. Moreover, she got a leading role in a romantic movie, “Oscar and Lucinda”.

The famous movie of 1998 was “Elizabeth” and her role as Queen Elizabeth I in this movie. Like before, everyone loved her performance, and he got nominated for many awards. Another role of hers was in the big film, a mix of thriller and crime, “The Talented Mr. Ripley”

From 2001 to 2007

After that, she was in “The Lord of the Rings”, the most popular movie directed by Peter Jackson. This movie made 2.981 billion dollars worldwide. The famous American Magazine Wired ranked this movie in the top 10 best fantasy movies ever.

In 2002, Cate was in “Heaven”, and her role was a sad woman who does something different and serious from others. The next year, she again appeared in “Lord of the Rings” next part, “The Missing”, and “Coffee and Cigarettes”. In 2004, she acted in “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”; in this movie, she is a journalist and goes on a big adventure under the sea.

She worked for “The Aviator” movie and won her first Academy Award in 2005. Blanchett takes her role seriously and studies old Katharine Hepburn movies to work more perfectly. In the same year, although her movie “Little Fish” didn’t perform well worldwide, she won an Australian award for her acting in this movie.

In 2006, Cate acted in “Hedda Gabler” in New York. Then, she appeared in the “Babel” movie, where her character was sad and involved in big problems in Morocco. She was nominated for many awards. In the thriller movie “Notes on a Scandal”, she plays a teacher who gets in trouble because of a relationship with a student. Blanchett’s overall role in the movie was amazing, and she was nominated again for an award.

In 2007, Time Magazine said Cate was one of the most important people in the world. She also appeared in Forbes on the list of most celebrities.  

From 2008 to 2011

Blanchett was in the “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” movie, where she played a bad character named Col. Dr. Irina Spalko. Some people liked the movie, but many people didn’t, and it made a massive amount of money worldwide.

Then, in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, she fell in love with the main character. On the other side, she did the voice-over for the character in the “Ponyo” movie. In 2008, Blanchett and her husband, Andrew Upton, became the head of the Sydney Theatre Company. Blanchett again started acting on stage in 2009.

She acted in a play, “A Streetcar Named Desire”, by Tennessee Williams; the play was the big hit of her career. She worked with Russell Crowe in “Robin Hood” in 2010. This movie fails to get excellent reviews but makes a lot of money. 

From 2012 to 2016

From 2012 to 2014, Blanchett played the character Galadriel again in “The Hobbit” movie series. During this period, she also did voice acting for the TV show “Family Guy” and worked in an Australian film “The Turning”

Her most popular movie in 2013 was “Blue Jasmine” and won multiple awards for acting. In 2014, she worked in the war movie “The Monuments Men” and a voice-over in the family cartoon movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”. She also goes as a guest on “Rake”, an Australian show, and co-hosted an award show. 

In 2015, she worked in five movies in one year, including “Cinderella” and “Carol” which were nominated for Oscars awards. She worked on “Truth” and a unique project called “Manifesto”. She worked in “Voyage of Time”, a documentary film in 2016.  

From 2017 to 2020

Blanchett was in “The Present” play at the Sydney Theatre Company, and people loved her acting, and she was nominated for awards. In 2017, she worked in two movies: “Song to Song” and “Thor: Ragnarok”. Especially her “Thor: Ragnarok” movie, did well in theatres.

In 2018, she worked with many famous actresses in the funny movie “Ocean’s 8”. She voiced a character in the “Sweet Tooth” movie and acted in “The House with a Clock in Its Walls”. Blanchett was one of the main actresses at the Cannes Film Festival. 

Another Cate role was Kaa in “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle”. This movie uses different technologies to make most of the scenes.

In the same year, Blanchett was in “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” and was nominated for a Golden Globe award. She also acted in “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” again, which got nominated for an award.

From 2021 To Present

In 2021, she won two Oscars for working in “Nightmare Alley” with Bradley Cooper and “Don’t Look Up” with Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio. In 2022, Blanchett starred in the movie “Tár”. She played Lydia Tár, a famous conductor. She also voiced a character in “Pinocchio” a Netflix movie. In 2023, she was in an Australian movie called “The New Boy” and acted in a Marvel TV show called “What If…?”.

Next, Cate will be in a thrilling TV show “Disclaimer” with Kevin Kline. And she’s making and acting in a movie, “A Manual for Cleaning Women”, based on stories by Lucia Berlin.

Relationship – Love Life, Marriage or Boyfriend

Cate Blanchett Relationships

Luckily, Cate married a person who belongs to the showbiz industry named Andrew Upton (a professional playwright and screenwriter). The first time they met in Australia was in the 1990s, and after seven years, married in 1997. They are the parents of three sons (Dashiell John Upton, Roman Robert Upton, Ignatius John Upton) and have a daughter (Edith Vivian Patricia Upton), adopted in 2015. After their marriage, they lived in England for about ten years, but in 2006, they decided to come back to their country, Australia. The main reason for coming to Australia was that they wanted to come closer to her family and be part of the Australian theater community. In 2007, they made their home eco-friendly in Sydney. Later, in 2015, they sold their house and bought a new one in East Sussex, England.

Figure – Physical Measurements

The table below gives physical measurements of Cate Blanchett:

Breast 34 inches (86.4 centimeters)
Weight130 pounds (59 kilograms)
Waist24 inches (61 centimeters)
Hips Size35 inches (88.9 centimeters)
Bra Size32B
Dress Size2 (US)
Shoe Size  9 (US)

Cate Blanchett Family Background

Cate Blanchett Family Background

Catherine’s mother (June Blanchett) belongs to Australia, deals with property, and is an excellent teacher. Her father (Robert Blanchett) is American and is from Texas. Moreover, he worked in the Navy and then worked in advertising. Her father met with her mother when the ship had problems in Melbourne. Unfortunately, Cate’s father was suffering from a heart problem and died when she was only years old. After the death of her father, her mother raised her. Catherine has an older brother (Bob Blanchett) and a younger sister (Genevieve Blanchett). Interestingly, she has family from England, a bit from Scotland, and a little from France.  

Age of Cate Blanchett

Catherine Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969, in Ivanhoe, a part of Melbourne, Australia; she is 54 years old.

Net Worth

Cate Blanchett Net Worth

Cate is a talented actress with a net worth of 95 million dollars. Cate’s name is included in the list of high-paid actresses like Emily Browning, Margot Robbie, and Nicole Kidman.

Wiki Info

Here is some Wiki info about Cate Blanchett given below:

Real Name Catherine Elise Blanchett
Date of BirthMay 14, 1969
Place of BirthIvanhoe
Current ResidenceUnknown
Age 54 years
NationalityAustralian, American 
EducationNational Institute of Dramatic Art
Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School
The University of Melbourne
Methodist Ladies College Melbourne
ParentsFather – Robert Blanchett
Mother – June Blanchett
SiblingsBrother – Bob Blanchett
Sister – Genevieve Blanchett
Height5 feet 9 inches (175 centimeters)
Eyes ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Marital StatusMarried
Husband Name Andrew Upton
ChildrenSon – Dashiell John Upton, Roman Robert Upton, Ignatius John Upton
Daughter – Edith Vivian Patricia Upton
Zodiac SignTaurus
Profession        Actress

Social Media Accounts

Below are the social media accounts of Cate Blanchett:

Instagram520k followers
Facebook38k followers
Twitter5k followers

Is Cate Blanchett famous for anything else?

Yes, she's known for being very stylish. Many people worldwide are fans of her dress.

Did Cate Blanchett have facial surgery?

She never had plastic surgery; the beauty on her face is natural.

Is Cate Blanchett English or American?

Her mother is Australian, and her father is American, so we can say she is a mix of English and American.

I'm Lubna Mahfooz , a master's in computer science. I love to write about different celebrities and give authentic information based on research from different internet sources; my primary goal is to provide quality information about celebrities.

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