Catherine "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has
won multiple acting awards, most notably two Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award. Blanchett earned five Academy Awad nominations between 1998 and 2007. She is known for her portrayals of the elf queen Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s The lord of the Rings trilogy (2001,2002,2003), Colonel-Doctor Irina Spalko in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), and as Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s
The Aviator (2004), a role which brought her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.