Anne Hathaway Biography

Anne Hathaway is a multiple award winning American actress, singer and producer. This biography of Anne Hathaway provides detailed information about her childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline

Anne Hathaway
Quick Facts

Nick Name: Annie

Birthday: November 12, 1982

Nationality: American

Famous: Philanthropists College Dropouts

Age: 36 Years, 36 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Also Known As: Anne Jacqueline Hathaway

Born in: Brooklyn

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Adam Shulman

father: Gerald Hathaway

mother: Kate McCauley Hathaway

siblings: Michael Hathaway, Thomas Hathaway

children: Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman

Personality: ESFJ

Diseases & Disabilities: Depression

City: New York City

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Vassar College, 2000-06 - Millburn High School, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, The Barrow Group

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Anne Hathaway is a multiple award winning American actress, singer and producer. She has acted in several prominent films like ‘The Princess Diaries’, ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, and ‘Becoming Jane’. Born as the daughter of an actress, Anne was exposed to the nuances of acting from a young age. Inspired by her mother, she became interested in acting as a little girl of three. A confident and talented girl, she announced her intention of pursuing an acting career to her parents when she was just eight! As a teenager she started appearing in some commercials and became the first teenager to be ever admitted to the New York City-based Barrow Group's prestigious acting program. She appeared in several stage productions while attending middle school and made her professional acting debut on television as a high school student. Eventually she ventured into films and gained mainstream prominence with her role in the Disney film ‘The Princess Diaries’. Tall, pretty and talented, she soon became a much sought after actress who earned acclaim for her poignant and powerful performances. The winner of several prestigious acting awards, she is also a skilled singer and voice actor. She is an LGBT activist and a strong supporter of same-sex marriages

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Anne Hathaway
Childhood & Early Life
  • Anne Hathaway was born on November 12, 1982, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. to Kathleen Ann "Kate" and Gerald Thomas Hathaway. Her father is a lawyer while her mother is a former stage actress. She has two brothers.
  • Young Anne loved to watch her mother perform and was inspired to become an actress herself. She was just eight years old when she told her parents of her future plans. She also contemplated becoming a nun for a while though she later ditched the idea.
  • She was a confident child blessed with a good voice. After receiving her primary education from Brooklyn Heights Montessori School and Wyoming Elementary School, she enrolled at Millburn High School where she became active in stage productions.
  • She studied at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, before transferring to New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She also studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and became the first teenager to be admitted into The Barrow Group Theater Company's acting program.
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  • Anne Hathaway got her first big break when she was cast as Meghan in the television series ‘Get Real’ in 1999. Even though the series lasted only one season, she got noticed for her performance.
  • In 2001, she was cast in the lead role of Mia Thermopolis in the Disney production’s comedy film ‘The Princess Diaries’, based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The movie became a big hit and peaked at #3 in the box office. She went on to appear in the movie’s sequel, ‘The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement’, in 2004.
  • During the initial years of her career she appeared in a number of family-oriented films like ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ (2002) and ‘Ella Enchanted’ (2004) and became known as a children’s role model. However, the talented actress wanted to avoid being typecast and started taking up more mature roles.
  • In 2005, she starred in the romantic drama film ‘Brokeback Mountain’ which deals with the complex emotional and sexual relationship between two men. Anne Hathaway portrayed the role of Lureen, a wife whose husband is in love with a man.
  • Another one of her acclaimed roles came in 2007 when she played Jane Austen in the historical biographical film ‘Becoming Jane’. The movie depicts the complicated love story between Jane and Thomas Langlois Lefroy.
  • In 2008 she played Kym, a young woman undergoing rehab for drug addiction in the drama film, ‘Rachel Getting Married’. Her role was an emotionally intense one and she was praised for her performance which also earned her several awards and nominations.
  • She played a poor factory worker who struggles to raise a child in the period drama ‘Les Misérables’, in 2012. The film was a critical as well as a commercial success and Hathaway was especially appreciated for her performance.
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  • Some of her more recent films are ‘Don Jon’ (2013), ‘Song One’ (2014), ‘Rio 2’ (2014) and ‘Interstellar’ (2014).
Major Works
  • She received much acclaim for playing the role of a woman who deals with the guilt of having caused her brother’s death in the drama film, ‘Rachel Getting Married’ in 2008. Her poignant performance of a drug addict whose careless action leads to her brother’s death earned her several awards.
  • Her role of Fantine in the 2012 film ‘Les Misérables’ is also undoubtedly one of her best performances. She portrayed a poor factory worker who struggles to raise her illegitimate child. Even though Anne was initially considered not mature enough for the role, she silenced her detractors with her impeccable performance.
Awards & Achievements
  • Her portrayal of Kym Buchman in ‘Rachel Getting Married’ (2008) won her the Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, and a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actress.
  • She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Fantine in the 2012 movie ‘Les Misérables’. The same role also won her several other awards including BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • Anne Hathaway got engaged to actor Adam Shulman in 2011 and married him in September 2012.
  • She is a LGBT activist and supports same-sex marriages. She is also involved with charities like The Creative Coalition, The Step Up Women's Network, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and The Human Rights Campaign.
Net Worth
  • Anne Hathaway has a net worth of $35 million

1. Interstellar (2014)

  (Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure)

2. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

  (Action, Thriller)

3. The Intern (2015)

  (Drama, Comedy)

4. Les Misérables (2012)

  (Drama, Musical, Romance)

5. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

  (Drama, Comedy)

6. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

  (Drama, Romance)

7. Love & Other Drugs (2010)

  (Drama, Comedy, Romance)

8. One Day (2011)

  (Drama, Romance)


Academy Awards(Oscars)
2013 Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Les Misérables (2012)
Golden Globe Awards
2013 Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Les Misérables (2012)
Primetime Emmy Awards
2010 Outstanding Voice-Over Performance The Simpsons (1989)
BAFTA Awards
2013 Best Supporting Actress Les Misérables (2012)

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