Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett
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Cate Blanchett
Film: South side of the 6700 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Australia

After her Oscar-nominated performance as Queen Elizabeth I in 1998’s “Elizabeth,” Cate Blanchett joined the ranks of one of the world’s most respected “serious” actresses.

The ethereally beautiful Blanchett, who began her professional career on the Sydney, Australia, stage, followed “Elizabeth” with a decade’s worth of unique, intriguing and oft-lauded feature work. During this time, she earned four additional Oscar nominations: one for lead actress (“Elizabeth: the Golden Age”) and three for supporting actress (“The Aviator,” “Notes on a Scandal,” “I’m Not There”). She won the prize in 2005 for her spot-on portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in “The Aviator.”

Blanchett’s other major film credits include “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy (playing the elf queen Galadriel), “Babel,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

She returned to the stage several times over the last decade, including turns in "Hedda Gabler" and as Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” both at the Sydney Theatre Co. where she and playwright husband Andrew Upton serve as artistic directors. The actress has directed there as well.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1998 Best Actress Elizabeth Nomination
    2004 Best Supporting Actress The Aviator Win
    2006 Best Supporting Actress Notes on a Scandal Nomination
    2007 Best Actress Elizabeth: The Golden Age Nomination
    2007 Best Supporting Actress I'm Not There Nomination
    2013 Best Actress Blue Jasmine Win
    2015 Best Actress Carol Nomination

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