She is, without question, one of the greatest actresses of our time. She has been in countless films, received her first Oscar nominations when she was just 29, and has accepted numerous other film awards. In addition, she has had a profound theatrical presence both on stage and behind the scenes. Now at 48, Blanchett is a beauty icon with a matching personality that charms everyone who watches her. You can see the Blanchett’s villainous side in her most recent film, Thor: Ragnarak, in theaters now. How does being one of the most well-known, talented actresses and directors monetarily add up? Keep reading to learn about all of the important facts that have contributed to Cate Blanchett’s net worth.
Before becoming a film and Oscar sensation, Cate Blanchett grew up in Australia. She was born in Melbourne on May 14, 1969. She experienced tragedy as a child when her father passed away when she was just ten years old. In 1992, Blanchett graduated the National Institute of Dramatic Arts with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and pursued her acting career thereafter.
Theatre, Films, and Oscar
Before appearing in films, Cate Blanchett spent some time doing on stage acting. Her first major film was in Elizabeth I, the story of the young English queen and her rise to the thrown according to the pressures of the British government at the time. Blanchett played the title role. Film critics highly praised Blanchett for portrayal of the queen. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Oscars and won the same category for the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs (she was nominated in the same category for many other awards companies). Despite not winning the Oscar, her Golden Globe and BAFTA wins surely put Blanchett on the film-making market. After Blanchett’s royal performance, more film opportunities came her way. To name all of her film appearances would take a while, since they tally to more than 50! Blanchett’s most notable films include The Talented Mr. Ripley; The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit Trilogy; The Aviator; Elizabeth: The Golden Age; Carol; Cinderella, The Monuments Men, and Blue Jasmine. Her film appearances have granted her several award nominations and wins. Blanchett has won two Oscars, including the Oscar for Best Leading Actress in Blue Jasmine and the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in The Aviator. Her Oscar nominations, of which there are five, include: three times for the Oscar for Best Leading Actress (Carol, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and Elizabeth) and once for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (Notes on a Scandal, I'm Not There). Her films have garnered attention from several other major film critic companies. She has had six Golden Globe nominations and three wins, three BAFTA nominations and three wins, as well as more than one hundred fifty other wins and nominations by smaller awards companies. Cate Blanchett is also well known for her theatrical performances. Before her rise to film and Oscar stardom, Blanchett had on-stage roles like Ophelia in Hamlet and Nina in The Seagull. After becoming an international film sensation, she has still returned to the stage several times. In the 2000s, she took parts in several plays at the Sydney Theatre Company in Australia, including the roles of Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire and the title role in Hedda Gabler. In addition to acting, Blanchett has worked behind the scenes for theatrical productions. She and her husband, Andrew Upton, worked together as artistic directors for the Sydney Theatre Company for five years.
Cate Blanchett’s net worth is estimated to be $85 million. Her net worth is a summation of her 50+ film and stage appearances, the value of four Oscar nominations and two Oscar wins, as well as the profits from her directing career.
Cate Blanchett married her husband, Andrew Upton, a fellow Australian, in 1997. Upton is a director and screenwriter for both film and theatre, and he and Blanchett met on a film set. Apparently, the two did not get along with each other at first, not until spending time together one night at a social outing. Soon after, they fell in love and started making films together. Today, they are still married with four children.
In many of her onscreen roles, Blanchett always plays a poised and mature character, like Galadriel in Lord of the Rings or the Queen in Elizabeth. Even in Blue Jasmine, her Oscar winning character manages to maintain an air of class despite always being on the verge of going crazy. So, it might come as a surprise to many that Blanchett has an incredible sense of humor. When interviewing to advertise her films and making appearances on late night talk shows, Blanchett lets her humor loose and captivates crowds with how funny she can be. Even in behind the scenes takes of her films, she does not always take herself seriously. She often jokes about her stardom in a sarcastic manner, but despite all of her Oscar accolades and film appearances, Blanchett remains humble. In fact, she has been heard saying that around Oscar season, she believes it important for actors to laugh and not take themselves too seriously. Her personality, combined with her incredible acting abilities, is undoubtedly what makes everyone fall in love with Cate Blanchett.