Cate Blanchett - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 29, 2022

Cate Blanchett
Profession: Actress, Director
Best Known For: Lord of the rings (films)
Salary: $12.5 million
Net Worth: $95 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 14, 1969 (age 54)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Catherine Elise Blanchett
Birth Place: Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Robert Blanchett
Mother's Name: June Blanchett
Siblings: 2

Bob Blanchett (older brother)
Genevieve Blanchett (younger sister)

High School: Methodist Ladies' College
University: University of Melbourne
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Scottish, Cornish, Irish, French)
Nationality: Australian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: December 29, 1997
Husband's Name: Andrew Upton
Children: 4

Dashiell John Upton (son)
Roman Robert Upton (son)
Ignatius Martin Upton (son)
Edith Vivian Patricia Upton (adopted daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.74 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 59 kg (130.07 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown/Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 9 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: B

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Who is Cate Blanchett?

Cate Blanchett is an Actress, Voice Actor, and Theatre director.

Cate Blanchett – Age, Parents, Siblings

Cate Blanchett's birth took place on 14 May 1969 in Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia. She was born Catherine Elise Blanchett to parents June Blanchett (Australian) and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr. (American). Her mother worked as a property developer and teacher while her father worked as the United States NavyChief Petty Officer and later as an advertising executive.

Sadly, when Cate Blanchett was 10 years old, her father died of a heart attack. So, her mother raised her along with siblings Bob Blanchett (older brother), and Genevieve Blanchett (younger sister).

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Education, Ethnicity

As for education, she attended Ivanhoe East Primary School, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School, and Methodist Ladies' College. For a year, she attended the University of Melbourne to study economics and fine arts but dropped out. Instead, after a short break, she enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and graduated from the same with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1992.

Her ethnicity is English, Scottish, Cornish, Irish, and French.

Cate Blanchett – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce, Affair

Cate Blanchett and screenwriter Andrew Upton met on set in 1996. In little over a year, they married on 29 December 1997.

Together the couple has four children- three sons and one adopted daughter. The couple welcomed their first son Dashiell John Upton on December 3, 2001, followed by the birth of their second son Roman Robert Upton on April 23, 2004.

Cate Blanchett got pregnant for the third time and delivered their son Ignatius Martin Upton on April 13, 2008. The married couple adopted a baby girl named Edith Vivian Patricia Upton on March 6, 2015. The couple seems to be content with their marriage as there are no rumors of their extramarital affairs or divorce.

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Cate Blanchett – Career

Before Fame

While in her late teens and early twenties, Blanchett worked in a nursing home in Victoria, and while at Methodist Ladies' College, she caught the acting bug. She also had the sudden chance to appear in an Egyptian boxing movie, Kaboria as an American cheerleader.

After graduating from NIDA, Cate Blanchett landed roles in films and series such as Bordertown (1995), Parklands (1996), and Paradise Road (1997). Finally, in 1997’s Oscar and Lucinda, she played the leading female role opposite Ralph Fiennes. This role of hers is also considered her breakthrough role.

She received international recognition as an actress with the movie Elizabeth (1998) where she played Elizabeth I of England.

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Films, Series

Cate Blanchett has appeared in over 50 films and more than 20 theatre productions. Among all, she is best known to have acted in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003), The Hobbit trilogy (2012–2014),  The Aviator (2004),   Babel (2006), Notes on a Scandal  (2006).

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Other high grossing film includes Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), I'm Not There (2007), Blue Jasmine (2013), Carol (2015), Cinderella (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Ocean's 8 (2018), Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019).


Cate Blanchett has worked with Geoffrey Rush, Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Evangeline Lilly, Thomasin McKenzie, Damian Lewis, Ryan Gage, Lee Pace, Dakota Fanning, and Dana Ivey.

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Cate Blanchett – Awards, Nominations

Blanchett has had 338 award nominations and 159 wins. Among her wins includes two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three BAFTA Awards. 

In 2007, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2018 Cate Blanchett was ranked among the highest-paid actresses in the world.

Cate Blanchett – Net Worth, Salary

The annual salary/income and net worth of Cate Blanchett are estimated at around $12.5 million and $95 million respectively.

Cate Blanchett – Social Media

Blanchett is not active on social media such as Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. However, there are numerous fan accounts with enormous followers dedicated to the actress.

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