Her performance as Electra became one of her most acclaimed at NIDA.In 1993, Blanchett was awarded the Sydney Theatre Critics' Best Newcomer Award for her performance in Timothy Daly's Kafka Dances and won Best Actress for her performance in Mamet's Oleanna, making her the first actor to win both categories in the same year.The short was written and directed by her husband, Andrew Upton, and produced by Blanchett and Upton.and the critically acclaimed Anthony Minghella film The Talented Mr.This is the thing, I love doing things which I'd never envisaged before.And so getting me on the back of a horse, with Tommy Lee Jones and shooting guns and chasing Indians, it's just not something that I would have expected myself to be ...She has been presented with a Doctor of Letters from University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, and Macquarie University in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to the arts, philanthropy and the community.
She is additionally the only Australian to win two acting Oscars.
They got married in December 1997 and currently have three sons together.
born ) is an Australian actress and theatre director.
In 2017, Blanchett was made a Companion in the Order of Australia for "eminent service to the performing arts as an international stage and screen actor, through seminal contributions as director of artistic organisations, as a role model for women and young performers, and as a supporter of humanitarian and environmental causes." She attended primary school in Melbourne at Ivanhoe East Primary School; for her secondary education, she attended Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School and then Methodist Ladies' College, where she explored her passion for the performing arts.
She studied economics and fine arts at the University of Melbourne but dropped out after one year to travel overseas.
She has been in one celebrity relationship averaging approximately 21.9 years.