Cate Blanchett Biography

Updated On Feb 20, 2019 Published On Nov 23, 2015
Facts of Cate Blanchett
Date of Birth: 1969 , May-14
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Cate Blanchett
Birth Name Catherine Élise Blanchett
Nick Name Cate
Father Robert Blanchett
Mother June Blanchett
Nationality Australian
Birth Place/City Ivanhoe, Melbourne
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $10 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blonde
Body Measurements 34-24-35
Weight in KG 59 KG
Married Yes
Married to Andrew Upton (m. 1997)
Children Roman Robert Upton, Ignatius Martin Upton, Dashiell John Upton, Edith Vivian Patricia Upton
Education University of Melbourne
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress
Movies Jungle Book: Origins
TV Show Rake
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Golden Globes, USA winner, Cate Blanchett is one of the great Australian actresses, 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.

Childhood, Age, Height, Family

Born as Catherine Elise Blanchett on May 14, 1969, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (née Gamble) and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., Cate was raised in the upper-middle-class family.

Her father Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr. was a Navy Chief Petty Officer, whereas her mother June Blanchett was an advertising executive in Australia. Well, Cate's father died of a heart attack when she was just 10 years of age, and her mother was the one who took care of the family afterward.

Besides, Blanchett also has a sister younger than her, Genevieve Blanchett, who was born on 1971. Likewise, her older brother Bob Blanchett was born in 1968.

She is an Australian and she is of American, Australian, English, Scottish, and French descent.

How old is Cate Blanchett?

As of 2019, Cate is 49 years of age.

What is Cate's height?

Cate stands 1.74 m, ie. 5 ft 8.5 inches

Marriage With Husband Andrew Upton & Children

Golden Globe Awards winner Cate is currently married to husband Andrew Upton, an Australian playwright, director, and screenwriter. The couple got married on 29th December 1997 and are living happily ever since.

They met for the first time in 1996 when Cate was on the set of a TV show. Their friendship soon turned into a love affair as they began dating. 

Do they have children together?

Cate and Andrew are parents to 4 children altogether, three sons and an adopted daughter. Their first son Dashiell John Upton was born in 2001, while their second child Roman Robert Upton was born in 2004, and their third son Ignatius Martin Upton was born in 2008.

They also have adopted a daughter named Edith Vivian Patricia Upton, whose date of birth is not revealed. The couple also once mentioned that they had a desire to adopt a child for a long time.

Career: Movies And TV Works

With a keen interest in acting, Cate joined Methodist Ladies' College. There she got a 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 named Kaboria.

After she appeared in this movie, she went back to Sydney and graduated from the 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.

Salary and Net Worth

For her role in the Hanna, she earned the salary of $7,000,000. Her net worth is rumored to be around $85 million. But a few years back, her total assets were estimated at worth $45 million.

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Cate Blanchett facts on timeline

Born in Melbourne, Victoria

May 14 , 1969

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Married to Andrew Upton

December 27 , 1997

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. 

First child, Dashiell John Upton

December 3 , 2001

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. 

Second child, Roman Robert Upton

April 23 , 2004

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. 

Third child, Ignatius Martin Upton

April 13 , 2008

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. 

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. 

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. 

She became Star on the Walk of Fame

December 5 , 2008

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. 

Was listed in The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood

2007

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.