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By Union of Excellence Staff Jan 05, 2018




Melborne, Australia


Actress, Theatre Director

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Cate Blanchett is an Academy Award-winning actress known for roles in an array of esteemed films, including 'Elizabeth,' 'The Aviator,' 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,' 'Blue Jasmine' and 'Carol.' 


Born in 1969 in Melborne, Australia, Cate Blanchett studied at Australia's National Institute for Dramatic Art, graduating in 1992. Her U.S. film debut was in 1997's Paradise Road and she's gone on to star in a number of lauded projects, including The Talented Mr. RipleyThe AviatorThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button and two films about Queen Elizabeth I. In 2005, she won an Academy Award (best supporting actress) for her role as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator. She received another Oscar in 2014, this time for best actress for her performance in Blue Jasmine (2013), and has earned further acclaim for her role in 2015's romantic drama Carol.

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Early Career

Born Catherine Élise Blanchett in Melbourne, Australia, on May 14, 1969, Cate Blanchett began making a name for herself in theater soon after graduating from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1992. She quickly won roles with the Sydney Theater Company, first in its production of Top Girls and then in Kafka Dances. For her latter performance, Blanchett won the Sydney Theatre Critics Circle Newcomer Award in 1993. She also received critical acclaim for roles in productions of Hamlet, The Tempest and The Seagull.

Awards and achievements

Among her numerous accolades for her performances, Blanchett has received two Academy Awards, three British Academy Awards, three Critics' Choice Movie Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three Independent Spirit Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, six Australian Academy Awards, and awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics AssociationNational Board of ReviewNational Society of Film CriticsNew York Film Critics Circle, and Venice Film Festival. Her performance as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator made her the only actor to win an Oscar for portraying another Oscar-winning actor.

Cate Blanchett, Jury President of the Festival de Cannes 2018

Further Achievements

Blanchett is only the third actress, after Jessica Lange and Meryl Streep, to win Best Actress after winning Best Supporting Actress. She is one of only six actors (and the only actress) in the history of the Oscars to be nominated twice for portraying the same role in two films (Elizabeth I for Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age), and the eleventh actor to receive two acting nominations in the same year. She is also the only Australian actor to win two acting Oscars. 

Blanchett received Premiere magazine's Icon Award in 2006. In 2008, she received the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Modern Master Award in recognition of her accomplishments in the film industry. That year, she received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, inducted at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard. She received Women in Film and Television International's Crystal Award for excellence in the entertainment industry in 2014. In 2015, Blanchett was honoured at the Museum of Modern Art's Film Benefit for her outstanding contributions to the industry. She received the British Film Institute Fellowshipin recognition of her outstanding contribution to film, presented to her by fellow actor Ian McKellen. Blanchett was the recipient of the AACTA Longford Lyell Award for her "outstanding contribution to the enrichment of Australia’s screen environment and culture." In 2016, she received the Costume Designers Guild Lacoste Spotlight Award, in honour of an "enduring commitment to excellence" and her "appreciation for the artistry of costume design and collaboration with the Costume Designers."


  • ​2018 Mowgli - Kaa

  • 2017 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - Hela

  • 2017 Song to Song - Amanda

  • 2015 Manifesto (2017) Various

  • 2015 Knight of Cups - Nancy

  • 2015 Carol - Carol Aird

  • 2015 Truth (2015) -Mary Mapes

  • 2015 Cinderella - The Wicked Stepmother

  • 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Galadriel

  • 2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Valka

  • 2014 The Monuments Men -Claire Simone

  • 2013 The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden - Dore Strauch

  • 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Galadriel

  • 2013 Blue Jasmine - Jasmine

  • 2013 Girl Rising - Narrator

  • 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Galadriel

  • 2011 Hanna - Marissa

  • 2010 Robin Hood (2010) - Marion Loxley

  • 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Daisy

  • 2008 Ponyo - Gran Mamare (English Version)

  • 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Irina Spalko

  • 2007 I'm Not There - Jude

  • 2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Queen Elizabeth I

  • ​2006 Notes on a Scandal - Sheba Hart

  • 2006 The Good German - Lena Brandt

  • 2006 Babel - Susan

  • 2005 Little Fish - Tracy Heart

  • 2004 The Aviator - Katharine Hepburn

  • 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - Jane Winslett Richardson

  • 2003 Coffee and Cigarettes - Shelly

  • 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Galadriel

  • 2003 Missing - Maggie Gilkeson

  • 2003 Veronica Guerin - Veronica Guerin

  • 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Galadriel

  • 2002 Heaven - Philippa

  • 2001 Charlotte Gray - Charlotte Gray

  • 2001 The Shipping News - Petal Bear

  • 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Queen - Galadriel

  • 2001 Bandits - Kate Wheeler

  • 2000 The Man Who Cried - Lola

  • 2000 Gift (1993) - Annie Wilson

  • 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley - Meredith Logue

  • 1999 Pushing Tin - Connie Falzone

  • 1998 Elizabeth (1998)- Queen Elizabeth I

  • 1997 Oscar and Lucinda - Lucinda Leplastrier

  • 1997 Paradise Road - Susan McCarthy

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