CATE Blanchett made her name in showbiz with blockbuster films, and now she’s about to hit our small screens in BBC Two’s Mrs. America.
One of the most critically acclaimed actresses working today, here’s how the woman from Australia conquered Hollywood.
Cate Blanchett has become one of Hollywood’s leading actressesEPA
How old is Cate Blanchett?
Cate Blanchett is 51 years old.
The actress was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1969
In her youth she studied at Australia’s National Institute for Dramatic Art.
After graduating in 1992, she quickly secured roles with the Sydney Theater Company, and won a Sydney Theatre Critics Circle Newcomer Award in 1993 for her part in Kafka Dances.
She also starred to critical acclaim in productions of Hamlet, The Tempest and The Seagull, before going on to land parts in Australian and American television series.
Getty Images Cate got her big break in 1997[/caption]
What are the biggest films the Mrs America star has been in?
Cate’s first feature film debut in the United States was for Paradise Road in 1997. Later that year she caught Hollywood’s attention with her turn in Oscar and Lucinda opposite Ralph Fiennes.
After her big break in 1997, she rose up the ranks of Hollywood fast, winning a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for playing Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth the following year.
The following year, in 2000, she appeared in The Gift with Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear.
BBC Cate is about to star in Mrs. America, a series about the fight for equal rights in 1970s America[/caption]
In 2005, she won an Oscar for best supporting actress her portrayal of Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator.
She returned to the part of Queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth: The Golden Age in 2007 and picked up Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.
More recently she was involved in the 2007 Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There, starred alongside Brad Pitt in 2008’s The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and revived the character Galadriel for The Hobbit.
In 2014 she won a best actress Oscar for Woody Allen‘s Blue Jasmine, and in 2015 she won her seventh Oscar nod for the film Carol.
She then played Hela in Thor: Ragnorak, making her Marvel’s first female villain.
In 2018 she starred in The House with a Clock in its Walls, an adaption of a book written in 1973 by John Bellairs.
Blanchett stars alongside Jack Black and Owen Vaccaro.
She’s about to make her name for herself even more so in TV, as she starts in Netflix’s Stateless which drops TOMORROW (July 8) and BBC Two’s Mrs. America which also begins TOMORROW (July 8).
Who is Cate Blanchett’s husband?
PA:Press Association Cate is married to Andrew Upton[/caption]
Cate married the screenwriter Andrew Upton in 1997, after they met on the set of a TV show in 1996.
They have three sons, including Dashiell John in 2001, Roman Robert in 2004, and Ignatius Martin in 2008. They also adopted a baby girl Edith in 2015.
The actress appeared to indicate in a 2016 interview that she was bisexual, saying she had dated women “many times”.
However, she later accused the Vanity Fair reporter of misquoting her.
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What is Cate Blanchett’s net worth?
It’s estimated that Cate’s net work is $85million.
In 2018 she was on Forbes’ list of highest paid actresses.
That year she made $12.5million.