Cate Blanchett a gorgeous and talented actress hailing from Australia had made her mark in the world of cinema. Her acting talent was acclaimed twice internationally through the Golden Globe award and the Academy award. This versatile Australian actress had tried her hand out in a range of movies and has not typecast herself. Heartthrob of many men Cate Blanchett is known for her amazing figure and dignified look. The two films which have made her a household name were ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘The Lord’s of the Rings’.
Cate Blanchett was born in the year 1969 on 14th of May. The place of her birth was Melbourne in Australia in a neighbourhood called Ivanhoe. Her mother was an Australian but her father was of American origin. She was the second child of the couple having only one younger sister. Cate lost her father very young and grew up under the guidance of her mother. She associated herself with acting from her college days and began her acting days with small roles in dramas. She joined the University of Melbourne and there she studied art history. After that she went to England to peruse further education. After returning to Australia she began studying acting in the ‘National Institute of Dramatic Art’ in Sydney. She gained fame very soon and was even awarded the Best Actress Rosemount award for her theatre ‘Oleanna’. She made numerous appearances in a number of theatres and television serials Australia and gained considerable amount of fame. After proving her talent in the small screen Cate Blanchett got roles in the silver screen of Australia where she was again recognized for her mind blowing performances. In 1997 she got Best Supporting Actress award for the role in the film ‘Thank God He Met Lizzie’. It was after these she got numerous offers from Hollywood. Some of the major stage performances of Cate Blanchett when she was in Australia are ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Oleanna’.
The golden period in the career of Cate Blanchett began when she sifted to Hollywood. In 1998 she got a jackpot when she got a lead role in the film ‘Elizabeth’. For this role she won the Golden Globe award and she was nominated for the best actress academy award. Another big movie which Cate Blanchett was part of was ‘Lord of the Rings’ in 2001. Between these two movies Cate had acted in some of the films like ‘Pushing Tin’, ‘The Man Who Cried’ and ‘An Ideal Husband’. In 2005 she finally won the Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in the film ‘The Aviator’. Very recently she was declared as one of the most influential hundred people of the world by the Time Magazine. The next big role for Cate Blanchett is in Babel for which she started shooting in the year 2005.
Cate is married to Andrew Upton with whom she has tied knots in 1997. With him she has two sons called Dashiell john and Roman Robert.
The two other big films which are in the offing are Indiana Jones 4 and Fantastic Mr. Fox.