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Bio For: Cate Blanchett
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CATE BLANCHETT (Valka) served as the co-artistic director and co-CEO of Sydney Theatre Company, alongside Andrew Upton from 2008-2013. She is a graduate of the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art and holds Honorary Doctorates of Letters from the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney.

Blanchett starred as Jasmine in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," for which she won the 2014 Best Actress Academy Award. She also earned the best actress awards at the Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards. In 2004, Blanchett won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award, BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's Howard Hughes biopic "The Aviator." She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award. In 2008, Blanchett was nominated as Best Actress for "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and as Best Supporting Actress for "I'm Not There," making her only the fifth actor in Academy history to be nominated in both acting categories in the same year. Additionally, she received dual Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Award nominations, for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively, for "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and "I'm Not There." For the latter, she also won a Golden Globe Award, an Independent Spirit Award, several critics groups' awards, and the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 2007 Venice Film Festival.

Blanchett earned her first Oscar nomination and won BAFTA, Golden Globe Award and London Film Critics Circle Awards for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in Shekhar Kapur's "Elizabeth." She also received Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award™ nominations for her performance in "Notes on a Scandal." Additionally, Blanchett has earned Best Actress Golden Globe nominations for the title role in Joel Schumacher's "Veronica Guerin" and her work in Barry Levinson's "Bandits," and, earlier, another BAFTA Award nomination for her performance in Anthony Minghella's "The Talented Mr. Ripley."

In February 2014, Blanchett appeared in "The Monuments Men," directed by George Clooney. Blanchett recently wrapped production in London on Disney's live-action "Cinderella." She has also completed production on two untitled Terrence Malick films with pending release dates. Blanchett is currently in production on Todd Haynes' film "Carol," based on the Patrica Highsmith novel "The Price of Salt."

Blanchett originated the role of Galadriel in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and reprised her role in the recent "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Additional film credits include Joe Wright's "Hanna"; Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood"; David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; Steven Spielberg's blockbuster "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"; Steven Soderbergh's "The Good German"; "Babel"; and Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou."

Among her other film credits are Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee and Cigarettes," earning an Independent Spirit Award nomination; Ron Howard's "The Missing"; Gillian Armstrong's "Charlotte Gray"; Lasse Hallström's "The Shipping News"; Rowan Woods' "Little Fish"; Mike Newell's "Pushing Tin"; Oliver Parker's "An Ideal Husband"; Sam Raimi's "The Gift"; Sally Potter's "The Man Who Cried"; Bruce Beresford's "Paradise Road"; "Thank God He Met Lizzie," for which she won both the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) and the Sydney Film Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actress; and Gillian Armstrong's "Oscar and Lucinda," for which she also earned a Best Actress AFI nomination.

Blanchett has worked extensively on the stage in Australia and abroad. Blanchett's roles on stage include Hedda Gabler, for which she won the Ibsen Centennial Award, Helpmann Award and the MO Award for Best Actress; Richard II in the celebrated STC production of The War of the Roses; Blanche Du Bois in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, which traveled to much acclaim from Sydney to Washington and New York (her performance was considered the 'performance of the year' by the New York Times) and for which she received the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress in a non-resident production; Yelena in Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, in a new adaptation by Andrew Upton, which toured to Washington in 2011 and New York in 2012 to great critical acclaim and for which she received the Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Play and the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress in a non-resident production; and Lotte in Botho Strauss' Gross und Klein, which toured extensively throughout Europe in 2012 and was part of the London Cultural Olympiad, and for which she received the Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Play. Blanchett is currently performing opposite Isabelle Huppert in STC's production of Jean Genet's The Maids, directed by Benedict Andrews and co-adapted by Andrew Upton and Benedict Andrews.

Blanchett has been awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society through Acting and in 2007 she was named one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. In 2012, she was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des arts et des lettres by the French Minister for Culture, in recognition of her significant contributions to the arts. She has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2008, Blanchett co-chaired the creative stream of the Prime Minister of Australia's National 2020 Summit. She is a patron of the Sydney Film Festival and an ambassador for the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Australian Film Institute.

Blanchett resides in Sydney with her husband and their three children.

Movies For: Cate Blanchett
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THE MONUMENTS MEN (PG-13) On Video: 5/20/2014 At Theaters: 2/7/2014
BLUE JASMINE (PG-13) On Video: 1/21/2014 At Theaters: 7/26/2013
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) On Video: 3/19/2013 At Theaters: 12/14/2012
HANNA (PG-13) On Video: 9/6/2011 At Theaters: 4/8/2011
ROBIN HOOD (PG-13) On Video: 9/21/2010 At Theaters: 5/14/2010
PONYO (G) On Video: 3/2/2010 At Theaters: 8/14/2009
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (PG-13) On Video: 5/5/2009 At Theaters: 12/25/2008
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM
OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
(PG-13)
On Video: 10/14/2008 At Theaters: 5/22/2008
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE (PG-13) On Video: 2/5/2008 At Theaters: 10/12/2007
THE GOOD GERMAN (R) On Video: 5/22/2007 At Theaters: 12/15/2006
NOTES ON A SCANDAL (R) On Video: 4/17/2007 At Theaters: 12/27/2006
BABEL (R) On Video: 2/20/2007 At Theaters: 10/27/2006
THE AVIATOR (PG-13) On Video: 5/24/2005 At Theaters: 12/25/2004
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (R) On Video: 5/10/2005 At Theaters: 12/25/2004
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING (PG-13) On Video: 5/25/2004 At Theaters: 12/17/2003
VERONICA GUERIN (R) On Video: 3/16/2004 At Theaters: 10/17/2003
THE MISSING (R) On Video: 2/24/2004 At Theaters: 11/26/2003
THE LORD OF THE RINGS:
THE TWO TOWERS
(PG-13)
On Video: 8/26/2003 At Theaters: 12/18/2002
THE SHIPPING NEWS (R) On Video: 6/18/2002 At Theaters: 1/11/2002
BANDITS (PG-13) On Video: 4/2/2002 At Theaters: 10/12/2001
THE GIFT (R) On Video: 7/17/2001 At Theaters: 1/19/2001
THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY (R) On Video: 6/27/2000 At Theaters: 12/25/1999
AN IDEAL HUSBAND (PG-13) On Video: 1/18/2000 At Theaters: 7/2/1999
PUSHING TIN (R) On Video: 10/5/1999 At Theaters: 4/23/1999
ELIZABETH (R) On Video: 4/27/1999 At Theaters: 11/6/1998
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (PG) At Theaters: 6/13/2014
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