Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. After several stage roles, she appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She played Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries (2001). Over the next three years, Hathaway reprised that role for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, and starred in family films, appearing as the title character in Ella Enchanted, both in 2004.
Hathaway had dramatic roles in Havoc and Brokeback Mountain, both in 2005. She starred in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and starred in Becoming Jane (2007) as Jane Austen. In 2008, she was acclaimed for her lead role in Rachel Getting Married, for which she won awards and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 2010, she starred in the box office hits Valentine’s Day, Love and Other Drugs and Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland. She is scheduled to play Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
People magazine named her one of its breakthrough stars of 2001, and she first appeared on its list of the world’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2006.
First and only teenager admitted to the acting program at the award-winning The Barrow Group in New York. Three days before being cast in “Get Real” (1999), she performed in two concerts at Carnegie Hall as member of All- Eastern U.S. High School Honors Chorus.
Appeared at both 1999 Teen Choice Awards and 1999 Billboard Awards, introducing musical acts.
In his column “Just for Variety” published on October 25, 2000 in Daily Variety, columnist Army Archerd quotes Garry Marshall, the director of The Princess Diaries (2001): “The multi-talented Hathaway is a combination Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland.”
Goes by the name Annie with all of her friends.
Attended Millburn High school.
Daughter of stage actress Kate McCauley Hathaway.
Has the same name as William Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway.
Named one of People Magazine’s ‘Breakthrough Stars of 2001’.
Named one of Teen People Magazine’s 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 in its June 2002 issue.
Won the Clarence Derwent Award for her performance as Lili in the City Center Encores! production of Carnival (2002)
Was a vegetarian for most of her life, but has recently quit.
Father Gerard is an Attorney, mother Kate McCauley Hathaway is a singer/actress.
Grew up in New Jersey.
Was majoring in English & minoring in Women’s Studies at Vassar. Transferred to New York University in 2005.
Was nominated for the Paper Mill’s “Rising Star Award” for the best high school performance by an actress in New Jersey
She was nominated for the 2002 Teens Choice Award in the Best Actress/ Comedy (The Princess Diaries (2001)) series category.
In 1998, was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role at the Paper Mill Playhouse “Rising Star Awards”, an award given to high schools across New Jersey. Ironically, she was nominated for playing the Princess in “Once Upon A Mattress”. To further the irony, she lost to a girl who was played the exact same role. The nomination ballot listed her as Annie Hathaway.
Parents Gerard and Kate attended La Salle University in Philadelphia during the 1970s graduating one year apart.
Everyone knows that The Princess Diaries (2001) was her breakthrough role, but it is a little known fact that she auditioned for that part on her way to New Zealand to co-star in another film with Christopher Gorham. She reported to others on the set that she felt really good about the audition. Film-makers knew that she would be a big star, so the film in question, The Other Side of Heaven (2001), was delayed in post production and released after The Princess Diaries (2001) in order to capitalize on her stardom.
Was not available for role of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera (2004) due to contractual obligation to Disney for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004).. The two movies had overlapping filming schedules.
Attended Wyoming School in Millburn, New Jersey.
Has stated that she would only appear nude/topless in a film if she felt it would add significance to it. She appeared topless for the first time in Havoc (2005) and then in the same year in Brokeback Mountain (2005).
Has a dog (chocolate Labrador) named Esmerelda, born July 2004.
Named one of Teen People Magazine’s 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 in its June 2006 issue for the second time. She was also on the list in 2002.
Was ranked #85 on FHM’s sexiest women in the world list 2006.
In July 2006 she spent a week in Nicaragua helping vaccinate kids there against Hepatitis A. She called the experience “..an eye opener” for her.
Beat out Sienna Miller for the role of “Lureen Twist” in the movie Brokeback Mountain (2005).
Was very reluctant to take on the role of Jane Austen in Becoming Jane (2007) as she didn’t think she would be suited for the role but Ang Lee, who was directing Anne in Brokeback Mountain (2005) (and who also directed Sense and Sensibility (1995)) persuaded her to take on the role.
Favorite actresses are Cate Blanchett, Sigourney Weaverand Michelle Pfeiffer
Plans on finishing her degree from NYU someday.
Her role models are Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet and Meryl Streep
Learning how to play the piano and working with a dialect coach for Becoming Jane (2007).
She is an honoree of women’s empowerment organization the Step Up Women’s Network and is also an advisor for the Lollipop Theater Network, that screens movies in hospitals for the terminally ill.
In 2004 received Chanel’s Spotlight Award for Emerging Talent.
Has an older brother Michael who is a writer and a younger brother Tom who is an aspiring actor.
Named #85 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” supplement. (2006).
Bust 36B (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
She befriended Emily Blunt on the set of The Devil Wears Prada (2006). They are fast friends now, Emily calls Anne ‘her rock’.
Favorite movies are Elizabeth (1998), Stand by Me (1986), Amélie (2001), Pretty Woman (1990) and City of God (2002) (City of God).
Favorite actors are Joaquin Phoenix and Ralph Fiennes.
After the release of The Princess Diaries (2001), Anne’s hometown newspaper, The Item, printed an article comparing Anne to Greta Garbo because of the paper’s inability to get an interview with Anne (who was busy making movies and living in LA at the time).
She grew up in Millburn Township, New Jersey, which is adjacent to the town of Summit, NJ, which is the birthplace of her The Devil Wears Prada (2006) co-star Meryl Streep. Meryl grew up in Bernardsville, NJ. It is also adjacent to Maplewood, NJ, which has Columbia High School that Zach Braff attended (as well as Grammy-winning artist and former Fugee Lauryn Hill), and Zach Braff’s “Scrubs” (2001) co-star, John C. McGinley, attended Millburn High School – Anne’s alma mater.
Ranked #80 on Askmen.com’s 100 Most desirable Women in the World. (2006).
One of People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the world. (2006).
Born in New York but was raised in New Jersey.
Is a fan of Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland.
Her TV debut was in a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate commercial filmed in 1997 in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Was engaged to Raffaello Follieri, a Real Estate developer, whom she met in 2004. They split up in June 2008.
Greatly admires Ryan Gosling and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Was almost cast as Johanna in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), but Tim Burton wanted an unknown actress for the role, and newcomer Jayne Wisener got the role.
Cites Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead (1943) as her favorite novel.
Named as one People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the world 2007.
Turned down the lead role in Knocked Up (2007).
Accidentally fell off of her chair during her audition for the role of the klutzy princess in The Princess Diaries (2001). She was hired on the spot.
Is of French, Irish, German and Native American descent.
Good friends with Sienna Miller, Emily Blunt and Heather Matarazzo.
Ranked #6 by InStyle magazine as one of the 10 most stylish stars in Hollywood (2007).
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#18). .
Announced as the new face of “Lancome” [January 1, 2008].
Ranked #63 on Askmen.com’s 100 Most Desirable Women in the World. (2008).
Was ranked #3 on Entertainment Weekly’s ’30 Under 30′ the actress list. (2008).
Ranked #51 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2008” supplement. (2008).
Her ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri was charged with a dozen counts of federal wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering. During the investigation of the case, Hathaway’s diaries were seized by the FBI in July 2008. [June 2008]
Suffered from depressions when she was a teenager.
Is a huge fan of Meryl Streep .
Ranked #5 on Askmen.com’s 100 Most Desirable Women in the World (2009).
One of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful People 2009.
Ranked #2 on Glamour Magazine’s Most Glamourous Women in the World list (2009).
For the movie The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Hathaway was told to gain 10 pounds (bringing her weight to 130) only to be told afterward that she would have to lose 10 pounds and they would pad her for the “fat scenes”. After production, Hathaway was presented with the padding which she jokingly refers to as “Andy’s ass”.
Campaigned for the role of Stephanie Necrophuros in Nine (2009), but Kate Hudson was given the part instead.
Ranked 85 on Forbes Magazines 100 Most Powerful People. The magazine lists her earnings for 2008 at $7 million.
Voted #9 in FHM 100 Sexiest 2009.
Became a close friend of Julie White after they co-starred together this summer in William Shakespeare’s play “Twelfth Night” at the Delacorte Theatre in New York’s Central Park [June 24, 2009].
Born at 9:00am-EST.
Her performance as “Kym” in Rachel Getting Married (2008) is ranked #20 in Paste Magazine’s 25 Best Movie Performances of the Decade (2009).
Is in a relationship with Adam Shulman (November 2008).
One of People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the world (2010).