Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne.
After college, he entered the University of Melbourne, where he studied economics and art, but soon dropped out and went to travel around Britain. When her visa expired and money, Blanchett went without a specific plan of action in Egypt. It was there that she was offered to play in the crowd, and it was the first appearance of Cate on the screen.
Returning to Australia, Cate admitted to the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and later became one of the most successful theater actress green continent.
By the mid-1990s, Cate began to try myself on TV and the big screen, while continuing to work in the theater. In 1997, while working on the play "The Seagull" actress met her future husband, screenwriter Andrew Upton.
The first notable role of Cate in the film - in the drama "Road to Paradise" with Glenn Close. Following was a role in the romantic comedy "Thank God he met Lizzie," and then a novel by Peter Carey's "Oscar and Lucinda". It's really outside of Australia, Cate became famous after the role of the Queen in the film "Elizabeth". For this work, Blanchett won the award BAFTA, as well as the "Golden Globe".
In 1999, Blanchett began to pay more attention to the theater, but not Australian and British. She has been involved in the London productions of "Abundance" and controversial "The Vagina Monologues." In addition, in 1999, came three films with her participation: the film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's works, "An Ideal Husband" tape "Pushing Tin" as well as famous painting by Anthony Minghella's "The Talented Mr. Ripley." For last Blanchett was nominated for a BAFTA and "Golden Globe" for Best Supporting Actress.
By 2001 Blanchett was one of the most popular actresses in the movie screens out: Bandits, "the trilogy" Lord of the Rings", "Charlotte Gray", "Coffee and Cigarettes".
Yet most of the paintings with Blanchett had success both with the audience and the critics. For the role of Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator" actress even won the "Oscar". Subsequent work Cate - "Little Fish" and "Babylon" today has almost reached cult status.
In 2007, Cate returned to the role of Elizabeth I in Shekhar Kapur film "The Golden Age" soon on the screens out the film "I'm Not There". The following year, Blanchett appeared in the films "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button".
After a two-year break in 2010 came the picture "Robin Hood" where Cate starred with Russell Crowe.
Cate Blanchett very strong marriage to Andrew Upton - the couple has three sons - Deshiela John (2001), Roman Robert (2004) and Ignatius Martin (2008).