Catherine Elise Blanchett AC is an Australian actor and producer. Regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation, she is known for her versatile work across independent films, blockbusters, and the stage.
Cate Blanchett is the only Australian Actress to win two Academy Awards
”I don’t know if I ever really wanted to be an actor. I’m an active person – the thought of waiting for the phone to ring wasn’t something that sat happily with me. But I kept doing it, trying not to do it, and then doing it. There’s such a blessed unrest that you feel all the time, but maybe that’s what keeps you going.”
She made her feature film debut with a supporting role as an Australian nurse captured by the Japanese Army during World War II, in Paradise Road (1997)
Cate Blanchett has been married to screenwriter/ playwright Andrew Upton since 29 December 1997. The couple has three sons as well as one adopted daughter
She is a resolute supporter of LGBTQ
In the 2015 film Carol, she played a bisexual. The film is considered one of the best LGBTQ+ films, which turned Blanchett into a gay icon. When Australia had its public vote on same-sex marriage, the actor recorded a video message for the “Vote Yes” campaign urging people to get out and vote.
She is a fan favorite in the “Lord of the Rings” movies for having played the character of Galadriel, an elf
Cate Blanchett has three honorary doctorate degrees!
The actress has honorary doctorate degrees from the Macquarie University, New South Wales, and the University of Sydney. Time magazine named Blanchett one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007.