Catherine Elise Blanchett, AC (born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, six AACTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Blanchett came to international attention for her role as Elizabeth I of England in Elizabeth (1998), for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award, and earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress nomination. Her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004) brought her critical acclaim and many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, making her the only actor to win an Oscar for portraying another Oscar-winning actor. In 2013, she starred in Blue Jasmine, for which she won many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress.
|Full name at birth||
Catherine Elise Blanchett
|Claim to fame||
The Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit, Carol
|Date of birth||
14 May 1969
|Place of birth||
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5' 8½" (174 cm)
140 lbs (63.5 kg)
Crowborough, East Sussex, England
Methodist Ladies College, Melbourne, Australia
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