Catherine Élise Blanchett, better known as Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress and theater.
Cate Blanchett was born in Melbourne, Australia, on 14 May 1969. Her career began on the stage the same year she graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney (1992) with the play “Electra” by Sophocles. From that moment he entered the world stage coming to work with Geoffrey Rush in 1993, representing the work of ‘Oleanna’ David Mamet theater and in 1994 by Ophelia in ‘Hamlet’. Her film debut came in 1994 when she landed a role in the Australian film ‘Police Rescue’. Since that time, she was making her own space in the world of film in her native country participating in television series such as ‘Heartland’ and ‘Parklands’ work, while, at the theater.
She caught the attention of international critics with her portrayal of Elizabeth I in ‘Elizabeth’ in 1998. This preformance was awarded a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and her first Oscar nomination.
Between 2001 and 2003 was the elf Galadriel in the trilogy of The Lord of the Rings’ (based on the eponymous trilogy of JRR Tolkien) directed by Peter Jackson. She repeated this role in three films based on The Hobbit. In 2004, she played Katharine Hepburn in ‘The Aviator’, directed by Martin Scorsese. For this role, she received critical acclaim and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
In her films are titles like ‘Babel’ (2006), ‘Notes on a Scandal “(2006),” Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008),’ The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and ‘Blue Jasmine’ (2013), for which she won her second Oscar. This film by Woody Allen led the actress to enter the select club of actresses who have won all four major trade awards the film industry for only a movie: the Golden Globe, the BAFTA Award Actors Guild and Oscar. She also received the Independent Spirit and Critics Choice Awards, awarded by the US criticism.
Often, critics describe her as ‘the new Meryl Streep’ for her success, talent, spirit ‘anti-star’, and the diversity of her roles. She runs with her husband, Australian playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton, the Sydney Theatre Company.
She has received numerous awards including three Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG), three Golden Globes, three awards from the British Academy of Arts and Television (BAFTA), two Oscar a total of six nominations included; and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
She currently lives in the United States with her husband and four children.
- She is the daughter of a policeman and senior executive of American advertising, Robert Blanchett, June and Gamble, a schoolteacher and Australian entrepreneur.
- His father died at age 40 of a heart attack when she was only 10.
- It premiered in the art world in the middle of Melbourne Methodist Ladies College), participating in several plays.
- He abandoned his studies of Economics and Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne to travel and gain experience before deciding on a career.
- He realized that what he really liked was acting when I state in Egypt, a client of the hotel Cairo (where both were staying) I set out to make extra in a movie was given. She agreed because she needed money. After that, he enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, where he graduated in 1992.
- She and her husband have four children, three children (biological) and a girl (adopted in 2015).
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