Location Avenue of the Americas
Cate Blanchett is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning actress, producer, humanitarian, and dedicated member of the arts community. In recognition of her continued advocacy for the arts and support of humanitarian and environmental causes, Blanchett has been awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in the General Division; the Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society through Acting; and the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture.
She also holds Honorary Doctorates of Letters from the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney, and Macquarie University. Blanchett is equally accomplished and celebrated on the stage, having led the Sydney Theatre Company as Co-Artistic Director and CEO for six years alongside Andrew Upton. Some of her most notable stage roles live within productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Uncle Vanya, Gross und Klein, The Maids, and Hedda Gabler, for which she was honored with the Ibsen Centennial Commemoration Award. Blanchett was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in The Present and was most recently seen onstage in the National Theatre’s production of When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other. She is also currently featured in photographer Julian Rosefeldt’s art exhibition, Manifesto.
Her countless extraordinary film performances have garnered Blanchett three BAFTAs, two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. She led the 71st Cannes Film Festival as Jury President in 2018. Blanchett is a patron of the Sydney Film Festival, an ambassador for the Australian Film Institute and The Old Vic theatre, and a lifetime ambassador for the Australian Conservation Foundation. She is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and was honored with a Crystal Award at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos. Blanchett is Co-Founder and President of production company Dirty Films, and a mother to four children.