Cate Blanchett’s incredible acting skills have been a fierce and long-term affair. Fortunately, her efforts have not been without recognition as she has received prestigious awards such as the Academy Award and the Golden Globe. Not so long ago she was nominated for a Tony Award for best leading actress in a play; this was for her role in The Present. From her age to her husband, her wealth and her body statistics, you will find below answers to most of the questions you have asked about Cate Blanchett.
How old is Cate Blanchett?
Blanchett was born on 14 May 1969 to an Australian mother, June Blanchett, and an American father, Robert DeWitt Blanchett. She had her early education in Melbourne at the Ivanhoe East Primary School. She later entered the Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School. After high school, she enrolled in Ladies’ College before continuing her studies at the University of Melbourne.
Cate Blanchett gave up her studies of economics and fine arts after her first year to travel abroad. However, she never forgot how important education is for the career she wanted to pursue. She returned to Australia to continue her acting career at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). In 1992 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and immediately started her acting career professionally.
Her notable roles include Elizabeth I in the 1998 film Elizabeth I, Sheba Hart in the 2006 film Notes on a Scandal and Katherine Hepburn in Aviator. She also gave an outstanding performance in Blue Jasmine and I am Not There. To date, she has six Oscar nominations, of which she has won two.
Her net worth
Thanks to her roles in large projects, Cate Blanchett is one of the big earners in the film industry. In 2009 she was ranked among the top earners and recently (2017) she was ranked 8th highest-earning star. In that year, she made over $12 million. Against this background, the net worth of the two-time Oscar winner is estimated at 45 million dollars.
Cate Blanchett husband, children, and family
Blanchett has two siblings, an older brother Bob and a younger sister Genevieve. The family is of English, Scottish and distant French descent. All three siblings grew up in a middle-class home – thanks to their mother, who had a successful career in real estate development and also taught in a school. Their father also did well financially, as he worked as Chief Petty Officer and later as an advertising specialist in the US Navy.
The couple met in an unpredictable way when Robert’s ship developed a fault in Melbourne. While things were going well for the family, Blanchett’s life took a different turn at the age of 10 when her father died of a heart attack, which put childcare responsibilities on their shoulders in June.
More than two decades ago, in December, Blanchett married the love of her life, Australian playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton. The wedding took place in the Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales. Her romance is one of the many examples of celebrities who fell in love on a screen when they met on a television show in 1996.
Despite their active presence in the film industry at the time, the couple could not afford a photographer at the time of the wedding. Apparently this could not stop them from remaining true to their marriage vows. Their decision to stay together since their union in 1997 has allowed the family to grow not only in numbers but also financially.
Speaking of numbers: The couple has four children, three biological sons and an adopted daughter named Edith Vivian Patricia Upton. Their first son Dashiell John Upton was born in 2001, while the second, Roman Robert Upton, was born in 2004. The youngest of them was born in 2008 and his name is Ignatius Martin Upton. The Oscar-winning star and her husband decided to adopt after their first child, but it wasn’t until 2015 that they realized their dream.
Height and body measurements
The talented star from Australia is undeniably beautiful. She has a unique natural blonde and blue eyes. Apart from that, she is 1.5 meters 8 inches tall, which makes her a tall woman. She weighs 130 lb and her body measures 34-24-35 inches.