Full Name: Catherine Elise Blanchett

Relationship Status: Married to Andrew Upton

Birthday: May 14, 1969


Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969, in Melbourne, Australia, the award-winning actress first garnered international attention in the 1998 film Elizabeth.

Since then, Blanchett has worked alongside the most venerated actors in Hollywood, including Brad Pitt, Glenn Close, and George Clooney.


The actress has received much critical praise in her career, notably for her work in the Lord of the Rings films, Babel, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and I’m Not There, for which she earned a 2008 Golden Globe for her performance as Jude Quinn.


Blanchett has been married to playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton since 1997. They met in 1996 on the set of a TV show and tied the knot on 29 December 1997. The couple have three sons and one daughter. Their sons are Dashiell John Upton (born 2001), Roman Robert Upton (born 2004), Ignatius Martin Upton (born 2008), and daughter Edith Vivian Patricia Upton (adopted in 2015). Blanchett said that she and her husband had been wanting to adopt ever since the birth of their first son.


Cate is often considered as one of the finest actresses of her generation and has been remarked for her ability to play characters from many different walks of life, as well as headline a wide range of movie genres, from low-budget independent films to high-profile, mainstream productions. The actress has also been praised for her mastery over a wide array of diverse accents, from English, Irish and French to various regional American accents.


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