Cate Blanchett – biographyCate Blanchett is an Australian actress renowned far away from her home continent. After having struck fame in the historical drama «Elizabeth», she remained in the memory of millions of viewers as Galadriel, the Elven queen, and received Oscars for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in «The Aviator» (2005) and best performance by an actress in a leading role in «Blue Jasmine» (2013). She also starred in «The Curious Case of Benjamin Button», «Robin Hood», «Cinderella» and many other notable films.
ChildhoodCatherine Elise Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in the old Australian town of Ivanhoe, in the family of Robert Blanchett, a Texas native and United States Navy officer, and June, an Australian teacher. Her parents met thanks to a romantic incident: Robert's ship broke down and had to be repaired in Melbourne.
Acting careerIn 1992 Cate was accepted to Sydney Theatre Company. She debuted in the play «Top Girls», and then got a role in «Kafka Dances». Her work as a new actress was highly praised – she won the Newcomer Award from the Sydney Theatre Critics Circle for her performance. Later, Cate played Carol in the controversial and polemic "Oleanna", which brought her the Rosemont Best Actress Award, her second award that year.
In 1995 Cate was the star of Sydney stage in three parallel projects: «The Blind Giant is Dancing», «Sweet Phoebe», and «The Tempest». Her theatre success did not go unnoticed, as she was noted by film producers and directors. In 1997 the actress played Nina in Chekhov’s «The Seagull», after which she started combining her theatre and film career, yet later cinema took over the leading place in her life.