Catherine Elise Blanchett, AC, born in Melbourne, Victoria, is an Australian actor and theatre director. She has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, six AACTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Blanchett came to international attention for her role as 'Queen Elizabeth I of England' in "Elizabeth" (1998), for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award, and earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress nomination. Her portrayal of 'Katharine Hepburn' in "The Aviator" (2004) brought her critical acclaim and many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, making her the only actor to win an Oscar for portraying another Oscar-winning actor. In 2013, she starred in Blue Jasmine, for which she won numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress.