Cate Blanchett was named after a character in a book by the British author, Harold Robbins.
Blanchett is fluent in French and has performed in French-language films.
Blanchett was an Australian television presenter early in her career, hosting a travel show called "Wanderlust" in 1994.
Blanchett is a skilled tap dancer and has performed in several stage productions that feature tap dance numbers.
Blanchett was once offered a job as a librarian at the National Gallery of Victoria, but turned it down to pursue her acting career.
Blanchett has a passion for architecture and has served as a patron of the Australian architecture organization, ArchiTeam.
Blanchett has been a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since 2016
Blanchett is a member of the Order of Australia, which is the highest civilian honor in the country.
Blanchett has collaborated with numerous prominent filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Peter Jackson.
Blanchett is an accomplished stage actress who has appeared in numerous productions in Australia, the UK, and the US