Cate Blanchett was born on 14 May 1969 in Melbourne,
Victoria, Australia. She attended Methodist Ladies College (MLC)
in Melbourne, Australia and was the School Drama Captain.
She graduated from Australia's
National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1992 and joined
the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Caryl Churchill's
'Top Girls', going on to play "Felice Bauer" in Timothy
Dalys 'Kafka Dances', winning the 1993 Newcomer Award from
the Sydney Theatre Critics Circle for her performance.
From there she played the role of "Carol" in David
Mamet's 'Oleanna', also for the Sydney Theatre Company, and won
the Rosemont Best Actress Award, her second award that year.
She then co-starred in the ABC Television's prime time drama
'Heartland' in 1994. In 1995, she was nominated for Best Female
Performance for her role as "Ophelia" in 'Hamlet'.
She returned to television as "Bianca" in ABC's 'Bordertown'
in 1995, followed by the role of "Janie Morris" in
She feature film debut was in the Australian/UK movie 'Paradise
Road' (1997). Her next film brought her fully to the world's
attention as the title character in 'Elizabeth' in 1998, and
won her the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama. Cate was
also nominated for an Academy Award for the role.
The role that firmly established her as a star was as the Elf
Queen "Galadriel" in Peter Jackson's 'Lord Of The Rings'
trilogy. A role she admitted she had accepted because she always
wanted to appear in a movie wearing pointed ears.
- The Aviator (2004) .... Katharine
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return
of the King (2003) .... Galadriel
- The Missing (2003) .... Maggie
- Veronica Guerin (2003) ....
- The Fountain (2004)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two
Towers (2002) .... Galadriel
- Heaven (2002) .... Philippa
- The Shipping News (2001) ....
- Charlotte Gray (2001) .... Charlotte
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship
of the Ring (2001) .... Galadriel
- Bandits (2001) .... Kate Wheeler
- Gift, The (2000) .... Annabelle
- The Man Who Cried (2000) ....
- Bangers (1999) .... Julie-Anne
- The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
.... Meredith Logue
- Pushing Tin (1999) .... Connie
- An Ideal Husband (1999) ....
Lady Gertrude Chiltern
- Elizabeth (1998) .... Elizabeth
- Oscar and Lucinda (1997) ....
- Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997)
- Paradise Road (1997) .... Susan
- Parklands (1996) .... Rosie
- Police Rescue (1994) .... Vivian
- "Bordertown" (1995)
(mini) .... Bianca
- "Heartland" (1994)
(mini) .... Elizabeth Ashton
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