Anne Hathaway, born on November 12, 1982, began her career on television before being cast in the film adaptation of “The Princess Diaries.” She quickly rose to the status of one of Hollywood’s most coveted leading women by taking on roles in a variety of film and television genres. She was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015, and as of 2017, she ranks among the highest-grossing female actors of the 21st century. She has won numerous awards, and her movies have made billions of dollars globally. In addition to her talent, Hathaway is well-known and esteemed for her attractiveness and charitable deeds. On her special day, we’ll celebrate all of her accomplishments.
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born on November 12, 1982, in Brooklyn, New York City, to Gerald, a labor attorney, and Kate, a former actress. She’s of Irish, French, English, and German heritage and is the middle child with two brothers. At six years old, she moved with her family to Milburn, New Jersey, where she graduated from Millburn High School.
As a child, Hathaway participated in several plays and got chosen for the T.V. show “Get Real” (1999 to 2000). She made her big screen debut as the adored Mia Thermopolis in the Disney comedy “The Princess Diaries” (2001). Hathaway became a teen idol and later appeared in the follow-up. In “Carnival!” the following year, she made her New York theatrical debut. Before ultimately making the switch to adult roles with movies like “Havoc” (2005) and “Brokeback Mountain,” she went on to star in a few unsuccessful movies.
Hathaway started to take on roles in various genres, showcasing her versatility as an actor. The comedy-drama “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006) was at the time her greatest commercial success, and the drama “Rachel Getting Married” (2008) earned her her first nomination in the ‘Best Actress’ category of the Academy Awards. She appeared in several popular films between 2009 and 2014, including the romantic comedies “Bride Wars” (2009), “Valentine’s Day” (2010), “Love & Other Drugs,” as well as the fantasy drama “Alice in Wonderland,” a superhero sequel called “The Dark Knight Rises,” a musical romance called “Les Miserables,” for which she won an Oscar for ‘Best Supporting Actress,’ and the science fiction film “Interstellar.”
She voiced a Spix’s Macaw in “Rio” (2011) and “Rio 2” (2014) and continued to star in successful movies such as “The Intern” (2015), “Ocean’s 8” (2018), and “The Hustle” (2019). Hathaway has hosted “Saturday Night Live” three times and has co-hosted the Oscars. She has also featured in various episodes of “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons.” In 2010, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Voice-Over Performance’ for the latter. Hathaway has appeared on stage a total of six times and has sung for soundtracks several times. She made her return to television with roles in “Modern Love” (2019) and “Solos” (2021). Her most recent projects for this year include the miniseries “We Crashed” and the upcoming movie “Armageddon Time.”
Hathaway is married to actor and businessman Adam Shulman, with whom she has two sons, Jonathan, born in 2016, and Jack, born in 2019. Hathaway’s ‘girl-next-door’ image is emphasized by the media, while professionals she has worked with from the industry deem her to be “wise beyond her years.” Coveted for her acting talent and natural beauty, she is sought after by filmmakers and cosmetics companies alike. She has served as the face of Lancome’s fragrance Magnifique and Italian company Tod’s and featured on yearly listings of sexiest women. Hathaway is a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador and supports many charitable causes, such as the Lollipop Theatre Network, which brings films to children in hospitals. She has advocated the necessity of vaccinations in villages and donated to support L.G.T.B.Q rights and same-sex marriages. Hathaway actively raises awareness for issues such as child marriage, girls’ education, women’s rights, and systemic sexism and has received various honors for her philanthropy. She was part of the team of 300 women in Hollywood who set up the Time’s Up initiative to protect women in the industry from harassment and discrimination.
Hathaway is cast as a series regular on “Get Real.”
Hathaway stars as Princess Mia in “The Princess Diaries,” a fan-favorite role to date.
She stars in the Encores Production of “Carnival!” in New York.
Hathaway makes a break from teen-oriented movies and appears in grittier roles.
Hathaway is nominated in the ‘Best Actress’ category for “Rachel Getting Married.”
Hathaway wins an Oscar for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for “Les Miserables.”
Hathaway marries Shulman in Big Sur, California.
Hathaway receives a motion pictures star on the celebrated boulevard for her contributions to the film industry.
Why We Love Anne Hathaway
She speaks up about health issues
Hathaway has been vocal about her health experiences. She suffered from depression during her teens and has stated that she managed to overcome it without medication. Hathaway also opened up about her struggles with infertility before her second pregnancy. She is a vegetarian and has credited the decline in her stress levels to quitting smoking.
She supports important causes
Hathaway has advocated almost every worthy cause under the sun, from health issues stemming from poverty to L.G.B.T.Q. liberties to same-sex marriage. She also actively raises awareness and supports initiatives to combat issues such as gender inequality and discrimination, systemic sexism, and white supremacy.
She works hard to avoid stereotypes
After "The Princess Diaries," Hathaway made a concerted attempt to break out of the teen-centric role model rut she had fallen into. She deserves praise for her willingness to take on roles of all levels of complexity in films ranging from musicals to tragedies to action comedies. She continues to develop a diverse body of work and hopes to collaborate with other directors and cast members.
5 Surprising Facts
She was named after Shakespeare’s wife
Hathaway’s parents named her Anne after Shakespeare’s wife.
Acting wasn’t always her passion
As a child, Hathaway aspired to be a nun; she was raised a strict Catholic, but her family’s relationship with the church changed drastically after finding out that her older brother was gay.
She won multiple awards
Hathaway has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role as Fantine in “Les Miserables.”
She was conned
Hathaway dated Italian real estate developer Raffaello Follieri from 2004 to 2008; Follieri got arrested in 2008 on suspicion of scamming investors of millions of dollars in a scheme to provide vaccines to underprivileged children but fortunately, Hathaway wasn’t charged with any crimes.
She was once a vegan
Hathaway once became a vegan for four years.
Anne Hathaway FAQs
Is Anne Hathaway, a billionaire?
Hathaway is a multi-millionaire with an estimated net worth of $80 million.
How did Anne Hathaway meet Adam Shulman?
They met at the Palm Springs Film Festival in 2008.
Does Anne Hathaway have curly hair?
Hathaway frequently straightens out her hair but is a type three curly girl.
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