Cate Blanchett Biography


Cate Blanchett

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Birth Name: Cate Blanchett
Date of birth:
Birth Country: Australia
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Sign: taurus
Age:   48 Years
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Golden Globes, USA winner, Cate Blanchett is one of the great Australian actress and she is popular in the world for portraying her role in the movies like Elizabeth, The Aviator, Blue Jasmine, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and many more. She is also an established theatre director. Born as Catherine Elise Blanchett in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to June (née Gamble) and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., Cate was raised in upper middle class family though her father died when she was just 10. She is an Australian and she is of American, Australian, English, Scottish, and French descent.

In 1996, when Cate was on the set of a TV show, she met love of her life Andrew Upton for the first time in her life. They fell in love since then and they got married on 29th December 1997. She is happy to have him as her loving spouse and this is also her only love affairs. Together they have welcomed three children and they have also adopted one.

With a keen interest in acting, Cate joined Methodist Ladies' College. There she got chance to explore more about her acting. Once she was in Egypt and there she was offered to appear as an extra American cheerleader in the movie, Kaboria. After she appeared in this movie, she went back to Sydney and graduated from National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1992. Soon after her graduation, she appeared in the play Oleanna and she finally earned her place in her first Australian movie, Parklands in 1996. Till now, she has appeared in more than 100 movies, television series and stage shows. For her role in the Hanna, she earned the salary of $7,000,000. Her net worth is rumored to be around $45 million.

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Born in Melbourne, Victoria

1969 14th of May

Born as Catherine Elise Blanchett in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to June (née Gamble) and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., Cate was raised in upper middle class family though her father died when she was just 10. She is an Australian and she is of American, Australian, English, Scottish, and French descent.

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Her father died

1979

Cate Blanchett was born in one of the happiest family, she was born to June (née Gamble) and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr. Her father was a United States Navy petty officer but when she was 10, he got a heart attack and was dead soon. 

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First movie, Kaboria

1990

Avid actress, Cate Blanchett childhood dream was also acting and she also loved to travel around the world. Once she was in Egypt and there she was offered to appear as an extra American cheerleader in the movie, Kaboria. 

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Graduated from National Institute of Dramatic Art

1992

She received her formal education from Ivanhoe East Primary School after that she joined Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School and Methodist Ladies' College. To quench her interest in acting, she attended National Institute of Dramatic Art and she graduated from there in 1992. 

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First Australian movie, Parklands

1996

Soon after she graduated from National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), she appeared in the play Oleanna and she finally earned her place in her first Australian movie, Parklands in 1996. Her first television appearance came in 1993. 

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Met love of her life, Andrew Upton

1996

It was a cold day in 1996; she met love of her life Andrew Upton for the first time in her life. She was on the set of a TV show and coincidentally he also appeared on that TV set and few days later they fell in love and began dating each other. 

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Married to Andrew Upton

1997 27th of December

After being in love for about a year, they decided to enter into the new stage of relationship and they got married on 29th December 1997. She is happy to have him as her loving spouse and this is also her only love affairs. 

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Won Golden Globes, USA

1999

In 1999, she got her first nomination in Golden Globes, USA and she won this award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama. After that she has been frequently been nominated in this award but she won it for the second time in 2008. 

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First child, Dashiell John Upton

2001 3rd of December

After being married with love of her life, Andrew Upton she became pregnant with the start of 2001. And she became finally able to welcome her first child on this earth and her first child, Dashiell John Upton was born on 3rd of December of that year. 

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Second child, Roman Robert Upton

2004 23rd of April

She also became mother for the second time in her life and that was in 2004. She and her husband, Andrew Upton welcomed their second child together on 23rd of April and that time it was also a son and they named him, Roman Robert Upton. 

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Won Academy Awards, USA

2005

Till now, she has been nominated in Academy Awards, USA for six different times and out of these six nominations she has been honored twice. She got her first nomination in this award in 1999 but she won it for the first time in 2005. 

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Was listed in The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood

2007 of December

In 2007, she was also honored by several prestigious magazines. That year, she was listed in the listings of The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood by the EW and she was voted 45th in this listings. 

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Third child, Ignatius Martin Upton

2008 13th of April

She was also able to become mother for the third time in her life and that was in 2008. She and her husband, Andrew Upton welcomed their third child together on 13th of April and it was a son named Ignatius Martin Upton. 

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She became Star on the Walk of Fame

2008 5th of December

There is no any major award she has not won in her life. She has been honored with every major award in an uncountable way. Besides there awards her has also received Star on the Walk of Fame in 2008 and that been for Motion Picture. 

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