Cate Blanchett is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning Australian actress.
Blanchett’s first high-profile role was as Elizabeth I of England in the 1998 movie “Elizabeth”. This role earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, losing to Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love. However, Blanchett’s performance won her a British Academy (BAFTA) Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama.
The following year, Blanchett was nominated for another BAFTA Award for her supporting role in “The Talented Mr. Ripley”. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2005 for playing Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviato”r. This made Blanchett the first person ever to garner an Academy Award for playing a previous Oscar-winning actor/actress.
Already an acclaimed actress, Blanchett received a host of new fans when she appeared in Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” movies. She played the role of the High Elf Queen Galadriel in all three films. In 2006, Blanchett played Sheba Hart in “Notes on a Scandal” opposite Dame Judi Dench, receiving her third Academy Award nomination for her performance in the film.