- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
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Australian-American stage and screen actress and theatre director known for her roles in both blockbusters and independent films. Blanchett is the recipient of a number of accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three BAFTA Awards. She has appeared in over 70 films and over 20 theatre productions. As of 2019, Blanchett's films have grossed over $9.8 billion at the worldwide box-office.
The middle child of a Texan father stationed in the Navy (who died when she was ten) and an Australian mother, she discovered drama in her Melbourne private high school. In the Sydney Theatre company, she stood out as Best New Actress in 1992.
She came to international attention for portraying Elizabeth I of England in the drama film Elizabeth (1998), for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress and earned her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in the biopic The Aviator (2004), earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on 27 February 2005, and she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a neurotic former socialite in the drama Blue Jasmine (2013). Her other Oscar-nominated roles were in the dramas Notes on a Scandal (2006), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), I'm Not There (2007), and Carol (2015).
Blanchett's most commercially successful films include The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit trilogy (2012–2014).
Blanchett married playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton on 29 December 1997. The couple has four children: three sons and one adopted daughter (Dashiell John, born in December 2001 in London; Roman Robert, born on 23 April 2004 in London; Ignatius Martin, born on 13 April 2008 in Sydney; and daughter Edith Vivian Patricia Upton).
Blanchett has been awarded the Centenary Medal by the Australian government, who made her a companion of the Order of Australia in 2017. She was appointed Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2012. In 2015, she was honoured by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and received the British Film Institute Fellowship.