Cate Blanchett Biography, Age, Family, Spouses, Interests and Net Worth

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This article will answer every question you have about Cate Blanchett. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Cate Blanchett do for a living?
  2. Who are Cate Blanchett’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Cate Blanchett’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Cate Blanchett married or does she have a boyfriend?
  5. Does Cate Blanchett have any children?
  6. Where is Cate Blanchett now?
  7. How tall is Cate Blanchett?
  8. How much money does Cate Blanchett earn?
  9. What is Cate Blanchett’s net worth?

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Who is Cate Blanchett?

Catherine Elise Blanchett is an Australian actor, producer, and theater director. Recognized as one of the finest actresses of her generation. She is noted for her versatile roles in blockbusters, independent movies, and in her stage paintings in numerous theater productions. She has obtained numerous accolades, including Academy Awards, 3 Golden Globe Awards, and 3 British Academy Film Awards.

Cate Blanchett’s Career

After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Blanchett started out her performing career at the Australian stage, taking up roles in Electra in 1992 and Hamlet in 1994. She came to international interest for portraying Elizabeth I in the drama movie Elizabeth (1998). For this she received the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Actress, and obtained her first of seven Academy Award nominations.

Her portrayal of Katherine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004) won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Later she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a neurotic former socialite in Woody Allen’s comedy drama Blue Jasmine (2013). Her highest-grossing movies include Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003) and The Hobbit trilogy (2012-2014). Also The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Cinderella (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Ocean’s 8 (2018).

From 2008 to 2013, Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton, served as the creative directors of the Sydney Theater Company. Her stage roles were in revivals of A Streetcar Named Desire, Uncle Vanya and The Maids. She made her Broadway debut in 2017 with The Present, for which she obtained a Tony Award nomination.

Cate Blanchett’s Achievements

The Australian authorities  presented Blanchett  the Centenary Medal in 2001 and appointed her a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2017. The French authorities appointed her Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2012. She has been presented with honorary Doctor of letters degree from the University of New South Wales, University of Sydney and Macquarie University.

A photo of Cate Blanchett
A photo of Cate Blanchett

The Museum of Modern Art honored her and she acquired the British Film Institute Fellowship in 2015. In 2007, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential human beings in the global and ranked among the world’s highest-paid actresses.

Cate Blanchett’s Age

Catherine Elise Blanchett aged 51 as of 2021, was born on 14 May 1969 in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe, .

Cate Blanchett’s Family

Cate Blanchett’s Parents

Her mother, June Gamble, an Australian, worked as a property developer and teacher. Her father, Robert DeWitt Blanchett Jr., an American and Texas native was a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer. He later worked as an advertising executive.

They met when Robert Blanchett Jr.’s ship broke down in Melbourne. Blanchett’s father died of a heart attack whilst she was 10, leaving her mother widowed. Her ancestry consists of English, a few Scottish, and far off French roots.

Cate Blanchett’s Siblings

Blanchett is the second born in a family of 3. The older brother Bob Blanchett (born 1968), and the younger sister Genevieve Blanchett (born 1971).

Cate Blanchett’s Education

She attended Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School after which Methodist Ladies’ College, in which she explored her passion for the acting arts. At the University of Melbourne she studied economics and fine arts but dropped out after one year to journey overseas.

She later moved back to Australia and worked for a while in Melbourne and moved to Sydney. She enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Cate Blanchett’s Interests

Blanchett has been operating with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since 2015. The UNHCR announced her appointment as a global Goodwill Ambassador in 2016. She and different celebrities featured in a video from UNCHR to assist increase awareness to the worldwide refugee crisis.

The Australian mini series Stateless, which was co-created and produced by Blanchett premiered on Netflix. She additionally contributed an essay to Upturn: A better normal after COVID-19. This was a book published in 2020 about what will be done to improve society after the pandemic in her local Australia.

Cate Blanchett’s Husband

Blanchett is married to playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton. They met in 1996 at the set of a TV show and married on 29 December 1997.

Cate Blanchett’s Kids

Blanchett has 3 sons and one daughter. Their sons are Dashiell John, born in 2001, Roman Robert Upton, born in 2004, and Ignatius Martin Upton, born in 2008. The daughter Edith Vivian Patricia Upton was adopted in 2015.

Where does Blanchett Lives?

She lived in the Sydney suburb of Hunters Hill along with family. However they made their house more eco-friendly through renovations in 2007. Additionally in early 2016, Blanchett and Upton bought a residence in East Sussex, England after sale in their assets there in late 2015.

Cate Blanchett’s Height

Adding up to her stunning body she has a peak of 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m).

Cate Blanchett’s Net Worth

Being an actress, producer and theater director, Blanchett’s net worth is $95 million as of 2021.