Cate Blanchett net worth and salary: Cate Blanchett is a highly regarded Australian actress who has a net worth of $45 million dollars. Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Australia. Cate's mother was a property developer and her father was an American Navy officer. Cate's parents met when his ship was briefly stationed in Melbourne. Unfortunately, her father died when Cate was just 10 years old. Cate's acting career started out on stage in Sydney. Se landed her first film role in 1994 and has since gone on to have an incredibly successful and prolific career. She received dozens of awards for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in the 1998 movie Elizabeth. From this point on, film roles began to pour in. Cate would go on to star in The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Bandits, The Aviator, The Hobbit and more. In 2014 Cate was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her role in the 2013 film Blue Jasmine. During her career so far she has won three Gold Globes, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three BAFTAs and an Academy Award (supporting actress for The Aviator). Cate has been married to Australian play writer Andrew Upton since 1997, together the have three children.