Cate Blanchett

Born May 14, 1969

Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett is an Academy Award–winning Australian actress. She came to international attention for her role as Elizabeth I of England in the 1998 biopic film Elizabeth, for which she won British Academy of Film and Television Arts and Golden Globe Awards, and earned her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Blanchett appeared as the elf queen Galadriel in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy from 2001 to 2003.… Read More

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1969 Birth Blanchett was born on 14 May 1969 in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe. … Read More


1992 23 Years Old 1 More Event
She graduated from NIDA in 1992.
1993 24 Years Old In 1993, Blanchett was awarded the Sydney Theatre Critics' Best Newcomer Award for her performance in Timothy Daly's Kafka Dances and won Best Actress for her performance in Mamet's Oleanna, making her the first actor to win both categories in the same year.
1994 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Blanchett played the role of Ophelia in an acclaimed 1994–95 Company B production of Hamlet directed by Neil Armfield, starring Rush and Richard Roxburgh, and was nominated for a Green Room Award.
1997 28 Years Old By 1997, Blanchett had accrued significant praise and recognition in her native Australia. … Read More


2001 - 2005 3 More Events
2006 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, she starred opposite Brad Pitt in the multi-lingual, multi-narrative ensemble drama Babel, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, which received seven Academy Award nominations, the Steven Soderbergh-directed The Good German with George Clooney, and the acclaimed Notes on a Scandal opposite Dame Judi Dench. … Read More
2007 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Blanchett was named as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World and also one of the most successful actresses by Forbes magazine. … Read More
On 5 December 2008, Blanchett was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Grauman's Egyptian Theatre.


2009 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, she played the antagonist CIA agent Marissa Wiegler in Joe Wright's action thriller film Hanna.
2012 43 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She voiced the role of "Penelope" in the Family Guy episode "Mr. and Mrs. Stewie", which aired on 29 April 2012, and Queen Elizabeth II in the episode "Family Guy Viewer Mail 2". … Read More
2013 44 Years Old 1 More Event
The Sydney Theatre Company's 2013 season was Blanchett's final one as co-CEO and artistic director.
In 2014, Blanchett co-starred with Matt Damon and George Clooney in the latter's film, The Monuments Men, based on the true story of a crew of art historians and museum curators who recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis. … Read More
…  In 2015, she was honoured by the Museum of Modern Art and received the British Film Institute Fellowship in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the industry.
…  Blanchett will narrate one of two versions of Terrence Malick's documentary on Earth and the universe, Voyage of Time, scheduled for release in 2016.
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