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CATE BLANCHETT (Bernadette Fox) is an internationally acclaimed actress, producer, and Artistic Director with multiple awards from the Academy Awards, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the Golden Globes, BAFTA, the Independent Spirit Awards, and numerous other critics' groups. Blanchett is a graduate of the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art and holds Honorary Doctorates of Letters from the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney, and Macquarie University. Last year, Blanchett served as Jury President of the 71st Cannes Film Festival in France. She and her husband Andrew Upton co-founded the production company Dirty Films, and from 2008-2013 they served as coArtistic Directors and co-CEOs of the Sydney Theatre Company.

Most recently, Blanchett was seen onstage in the National Theatre's production of When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other. Her most recent film credits include DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019); Ocean's Eight (2018), which was the first all-female installment in the franchise; The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018) based off of John Bellairs 1973 novel; and Warner Bros. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018). In 2017, Blanchett was seen as Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of the Marvel franchise, as well as Julian Rosefeldt's art film and installation, Manifesto. She will also soon be seen in the four-part drama series Stateless, which examines issues of immigration as shown through four characters in Australia's immigration system. Blanchett also cocreated this series and will executive produce with Dirty Films and Matchbox Pictures. This summer, she will begin production as the starring role in FX's new television series Mrs. America, which she will produce alongside Dahvi Waller, Stacey Sher, and Coco Francini.

In 2015, Blanchett starred alongside Rooney Mara in Carol, directed by Todd Haynes and based on Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt. She received an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and SAG nomination for her title role in the film. Blanchett served as an executive producer on the project, which was produced in association with Dirty Films. That same year, Blanchett also appeared in Truth starring opposite Robert Redford, as Mary Mapes, whose memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, The President and The Privilege was adapted into the feature film. Dirty Films also received a producing credit in association with Truth. In 2014, Blanchett starred as Jasmine in the film Blue Jasmine, for which she won Best Actress at the Academy Awards, as well as at SAG, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Independent Spirit, and numerous Critics Group awards.

In 2004, Blanchett won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, for which she also won BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Awards and received a Golden Globe nomination. In 2008, Blanchett was nominated for two Oscars, 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 SAG 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 Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress 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.

Blanchett originated the role of Galadriel in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and reprised her role in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Additional film credits include George Clooney's The Monuments Men; Joe Wright's Hanna; Ridley Scott's Robin Hood; David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; Steven Soderbergh's The Good German; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 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 Hallstrom'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; Cherie Nowlan's Thank God He Met Lizzie, for which she won both the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) and the Sydney Film Critic's Awards for Best Supporting Actress; and Gillian Armstrong's Oscar and Lucinda, for which she also earned an AFI nomination for Best Actress.

Blanchett made her Broadway debut in 2017 in the Sydney Theatre Company and Stuart Thompson production of Andrew Upton's The Present, for which she earned a Tony nomination. Some of her other most notable stage roles live within productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Uncle Vanya, Gross und Klein, The Maids, and Hedda Gabler, for which she won the Ibsen Centennial Award, Helpmann Award and the MO Award for Best Actress. In addition to her onstage roles, she also directed the Sydney Theatre Company's production The Year of Magical Thinking, based off of Joan Didion's book of the same title.

Blanchett was the 2018 recipient of the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film. In 2017, Blanchett was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in the General Division for her eminent service to the performing arts as an international stage and screen actor, through seminal contributions as director of artistic organizations, as a role model for women and young performers, and as a supporter of humanitarian and environmental causes. In 2014, the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards presented Blanchett with the Crystal Award for her excellence and endurance in expanding the roles of women in the entertainment industry. 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. 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. She has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Blanchett is a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and was honored with the Crystal Award at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos. She has undertaken fact-finding missions to Lebanon and Jordan to meet refugees and stateless people who have been displaced by the Syrian conflict. Blanchett is committed to raising awareness on issues of forced displacement, and, in particular, on the scourge of statelessness which affects millions or people worldwide, denying them basic rights including access to education and healthcare and the ability to work and travel.

Blanchett resides in the U.K. with Andrew Upton and their four children.


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