Born May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Australia, Cate Blanchett became interested in acting when asked to play an extra in a film while traveling through Egypt. Cate then decided to return to Australia to study acting full time, and she is now one of the most well-known faces in Hollywood. With roles in popular films including The Lord of the Rings and Ocean's 8, here is a look back at Cate Blanchett's best roles.
While she quickly became a rising star in Australia with successful performances on the Australian stage, Cate Blanchett wouldn't see international fame until 1998 with biographical drama Elizabeth. The role would earn her a BAFTA for Best Actress, and the leading role in 2007 sequel film, Elizabeth: The Golden Age.