Cate Blanchett’s sister, Genevieve Blanchett Biography: Net Worth, Age, Spouse, Instagram, Pictures, Family, Parents

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Genevieve Blanchett is a talented and creative production designer who has worked on various films and theatre productions.

She is also the younger sister of the renowned actress Cate Blanchett, with whom she has collaborated on some projects.

Genevieve is passionate about architecture and coffee, influencing her artistic vision and style.


  • Full name: Genevieve Blanchett
  • Date of birth: 1971
  • Age: 52
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Melbourne, Australia
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Profession: Production designer
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • Parents: Robert Blanchett and June Blanchett
  • Siblings: Cate Blanchett (older sister), Bob Blanchett (older brother)
  • Spouse: Andrew Upton (divorced)
  • Children: Alice Upton and Max Upton
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

Genevieve Blanchett, currently 52, was born in 1971 in Melbourne, Australia. She is the youngest of three children of Robert Blanchett, an advertising executive, and June Blanchett, a teacher and property developer.

Her older sister is Cate Blanchett, who became a famous actress, and her older brother is Bob Blanchett, who works as a computer engineer.

Genevieve grew up in a middle-class family and attended Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School. From a young age, she was interested in art and design and often drew sketches and made models of buildings and landscapes.

She also enjoyed watching movies and theater plays with her sister, Cate, who inspired her to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Genevieve studied architecture at the University of Melbourne and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1993. She then moved to Sydney and worked as an assistant to various production designers and art directors.

Personal Life

Genevieve Blanchett married Andrew Upton, a playwright and director, in 1998. They met while working on a theatre production of Audacious, a comedy written by Upton and starring Cate Blanchett.

Genevieve and Andrew had two children, Alice and Max, born in 2000 and 2002. Genevieve and Andrew divorced in 2016, citing irreconcilable differences.

They remained on good terms and shared custody of their children. Genevieve is currently single and lives in Sydney.

She is close to her sister, Cate, and often visits her and her family. Genevieve is also a coffee lover and owns a collection of coffee machines and beans.

She likes to travel and explore different cultures and cuisines.


Genevieve Blanchett started her career as a production designer in 1993 when she worked on the film Frauds, a dark comedy directed by Stephan Elliott and starring Phil Collins and Hugo Weaving.

She received positive reviews for her quirky and inventive designs, which matched the tone and theme of the film.

She then worked on several other films, such as Audacious (1995), Bangers (1999), The Rage in Placid Lake (2003), Little Fish (2005), and The Eye of the Storm (2011).

She also worked on some television shows, such as Wildside (1997-1999), Love My Way (2004-2007), and Rake (2010-2018).

Genevieve also ventured into theatre, collaborating with her sister Cate and her ex-husband Andrew on some productions.

She designed the sets and costumes for the Sydney Theatre Company’s productions of The Maids (2014), The Present (2015), and The Year of Magical Thinking (2017).

She also worked on the opera Katya Kabanova (2017) staged at the Sydney Opera House. Genevieve has won several awards and nominations for her work, including the Australian Film Institute Award, the Australian Production Design Guild Award, and the Helpmann Award.

Net Worth

Genevieve Blanchett has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

She earns most of her income as a film, television, and theatre production designer. She also owns some properties and investments in Sydney and Melbourne.

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