Cate Blanchett (born May 14, 1969) is an Australian actress. She was born as Catherine Elise Blanchett in Melbourne, Australia as the daughter of a Texan navy officer and a Melbourne schoolteacher. Her father, Robert, had moved on to advertising when he met her mother, June. He died of a heart attack when Cate was only 10 years old. She has two brothers, the oldest, Bob, is a computer programmer, and her younger sister, Genevieve, is a set designer in the theatre.
Blanchett graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney in 1992, and began her career on the stage. Her first major stage role was opposite Geoffrey Rush in the 1993 David Mamet play Oleanna. Her film debut was as an Australian nurse captured by the Japanese in the POW production directed by Bruce Beresford, Paradise Road, that co-starred Glenn Close and Frances McDormand.
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