Who is Cate Blanchett?
Cate Blanchett is an Australian actor. She is best known for her work in many critically acclaimed independent films, blockbusters, and stage plays. Blanchett is the recipient of many acting awards including two Academy Awards (Oscars), four Golden Globe awards, and many more.
Cate Blanchett’s full name is Cate Elise Blanchett. She was born on May 14, 1969, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is 53 years old as of January 2023.
About Cate Blanchett’s parents
Cate Blanchett was born to Robert DeWitt Blanchett Jr (father) and June Blanchett (mother). Her mother was a property developer and teacher while her father was a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer who later became an advertising executive.
They both met when Robert’s ship broke down in Melbourne, Australia. They have three children. Cate’s ancestry includes English, Scottish, and remote French roots.
About Cate Blanchett’s father – Robert DeWitt Blanchett
Robert DeWitt Blanchett Jr was a Texas native who previously worked as a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer and later became an advertising executive. When Robert’s ship was temporarily based in Melbourne, he met June Blanchett (Cate Blanchett’s mother) and they fell in love.
They have three children together. Unfortunately, Cate Blanchett’s father, Robert DeWitt Blanchett Jr died of a heart attack in 1979 at the age of 40.
In an interview with Observer Magazine in 2013, the actress spoke about losing her father at a very early age.
I lost my father young. The earliest memory I have is seeing him in bed when I was 18 months old. I later learned he was recuperating from his first heart attack at 32. He died when he was 40 but I don’t think I quantified the consequences for him until much later when my husband reached 40.
About Cate Blanchett’s mother – June Blanchett
Cate Blanchett’s mother, June Blanchett (nèe Gamble) is an Australian-born property developer and teacher. She got married to Robert DeWitt Blanchett Jr (Cate Blanchett’s father) and they have three children together. There is no detailed information about her.
About Cate Blanchett’s siblings
Cate Blanchett was born as the second of three children. Her siblings include Bob Blanchett and Genevieve Blanchett.
a. Bob Blanchett
Bob Blanchett is the older brother of Cate Blanchett. He is named after their late father, Robert DeWitt Blanchett Jr. According to reports, Bob is a computer system engineer and is speculated to be in his late 50s. There is detailed information about his personal life.
b. Genevieve Blanchett
Genevieve Blanchett is the younger sister of Cate Blanchett. Genevieve Blanchett is a production designer, known for her work in projects like Frauds (1993), Audacious (1995), and Bangers (1999). She was born in 1971 in Melbourne, Australia. She is 52 years old as of January 2023.
About Cate Blanchett’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article, Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett is happily married to playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton. Blanchett and Upton have been married for 25 years and counting. The couple met in the mid-1990s and got married in December 1997. Their union is blessed with four children.
About Cate Blanchett’s past boyfriends
Interestingly, Cate Blanchett’s only publicly known relationship is with her husband of over 25 years, Andrew Upton. There is no information about Cate Blanchett’s past relationships at this time.
About Cate Blanchett’s husband – Andrew Upton
Andrew Upton is the current husband of Cate Blanchett. He is an Australian playwright, screenwriter, and director. He was born on February 1, 1966, in Australia. He is 56 years old as of January 2023.
Andrew Upton has done everything from adapting famous plays for the National Theatre in London to serving as the Director of the Sydney Theatre Company’s waiting for Godot adaptation.
He has also worked with actress Rose Byrne and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. He got married to Cate Blanchett in 1997 and they have four children together. The couple became joint artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company from 2008 until 2012.
About Cate Blanchett’s marriage to Andrew Upton
According to online reports, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton met in 1996 while working as actors in Sydney. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in October 2015, the actress spoke about her long-term marriage with her husband, revealing that they initially didn’t get along.
We didn’t like each other for a long time- about 17 years. We knew each other socially and we didn’t get on.
The actress also revealed that Andrew Upton proposed to her three weeks into their relationship just after she prepared what she called “a terrible meal”. They got married on December 29, 1997, and spent a decade living in Brighton in Sussex before moving back to Sydney.
Following their marriage, the couple became parents to four kids. Aside from being married, Blanchett and Upton are also business partners. They jointly created their own production company called “Dirty Films” where they both work behind the scenes to produce TV and film projects such as “The New Boy” and the Apple TV+ series “Disclaimer”.
About Cate Blanchett’s children
As of the time of publishing this article (January 2023), Cate Blanchett is the proud mother of four children (three sons and one adopted daughter). Her children include Dashiell John Upton, Roman Robert Upton, Ignatius Martin Upton, and Edith Vivian Patricia Upton.
Despite being one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood, Cate Blanchett has stated that her children are unaware of her level of fame.
|Dashiell John Upton||Male||21 years old|
|Roman Robert Upton||Male||18 years old|
|Ignatius Martin Upton||Male||15 years old|
|Edith Patricia Vivian Upton||Female||7 years old|
About Cate Blanchett’s children
a. Dashiell John Upton
Dashiell John Upton is the eldest son of Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton. He was born on December 3, 2001. He is 21 years old as of January 2023. According to reports, Dashiell is named after Dashiell Hammet, the author of the classic detective thriller “The Maltese Falcon”.
In 2010, Dashiell Upton was already showing some interest in the entertainment field. As of January 2023, the 21-year-old is currently in film school.
b. Roman Robert Upton
Roman Robert Upton is the second son of Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton. He was born on April 23, 2004. He is 18 years old as of January 2023. Like his siblings, Roman is often kept out of the spotlight, though the 18-year-old has been seen joining his mom on the red carpet in recent times.
In 2014, he walked the red carpet at the Critic’s Choice Awards, and in 2018 he attended IWC Schaffhausen at SIHH in Switzerland.
c. Ignatius Martin Upton
Ignatius Martin Upton is the third son of Cate Blanchett. He was born on January 1, 2008, in Sydney, Australia. He is 15 years old as of January 2023. There is no detailed information about him at this time.
d. Edith Vivian Patricia Upton
Edith Vivian Patricia Upton is the adopted daughter of Cate Blanchett. She was born on March 6, 2015, in Crowborough, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She is 7 years old as of January 2023. The actress recently spoke about her sons’ bond with their little sister.
I find it extraordinary, to glimpse them becoming a unit. And a very welcoming unit.