cate blanchett

cate blanchett

Cate Blanchett’s Education Background

Cate BlanchettCatherine √Člise “Cate” Blanchett was born May 14, 1969 in Ivanhoe, Australia. She is the daughter of June, an Australian property developer and teacher, and Robert “Bob” Blanchett, a Texas-born US Navy Petty Officer who eventually worked as an advertising executive. Blanchett has two siblings: a brother, Bob, and a sister, Genevieve.

Blanchett attended primary school in Melbourne at Ivanhoe East Primary School. For her secondary education, she attended Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School and then graduated from ¬†Methodist Ladies’ College. Blanchett discovered her love for acting during her time in ¬†secondary school. She studied Economics and Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne. She eventually left Australia to travel overseas.

When Blanchett was eighteen she went on a vacation to Egypt. A guest at her hotel offered her a chance to be an extra in a movie. Blanchett accepted and found her calling. She returned to Australia to study at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Blanchett graduated in 1992 and began her career in the theater.

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