Cate Blanchett is the stage name of an Australian actor Catherine Elise Blanchett. She has been honored and recognized as an Australian citizen for her achievements and service. She is regarded as one of the best actors of her generation and is well-known for her diverse work in independent and mainstream movies as well as on stage.
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Cate Blanchett Identity and Early Life
On May 14, 1969, in Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia, Catherine Elise Blanchett was born. Her American father, Robert DeWitt Blanchett Jr., a native of Texas and a former Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy, was an advertising executive. Her Australian mother, June, was a real estate developer and teacher. Cate lost her through heart attack when she was only ten.
Cate Blanchett graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), in Sydney, having earlier studied economics and fine arts at the University of Melbourne. She attended Ivanhoe East Primary School in Melbourne for her elementary education before moving on to Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School for her secondary education and Methodist Ladies’ College for her college years, where she pursued her passion for the performing arts.
Her professional acting career got its start in Australia. She performed with the Sydney Theatre Company in Timothy Daly’s Kafka Dances and Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls. She played Oleanna, a student who accuses her teacher of sexual harassment, in David Mamet’s Oleanna in 1993, in front of Geoffrey Rush.
In the 1994 television miniseries Heartland, Blanchett costarred with Ernie Dingo. She also starred in the 1996 50-minute short drama Parklands, which the Australian Film Institute (AFI) has nominated for the original best script award. In 1997’s Paradise Road, directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Glenn Close and Frances McDormand, Blanchett made her acting debut in a supporting role as an Australian nurse.
Blanchett has appeared on stage in more than twenty plays. From 2008 until 2013, she and her husband, Andrew Upton, served as the Sydney Theatre Company’s artistic directors. She performed in The Present on Broadway for the first time in 2017, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
How Tall is Cate Blanchett
The Australian born actress stands at 5 feet 8 inches (174 centimeters)tall and weighs at 55kg.
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