Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress and singer.
The Princess Diaries
Born in Brooklyn, New York and brought up in Millburn, New Jersey, Hathaway was inspired to act by her mother and as a high school student, was nominated for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Best Performance by a High School Actress for her performance in Once Upon a Mattress. She made her professional screen debut in the short-lived Fox television series Get Real (1999-2000), before landing the lead role of Mia Thermopolis in the Disney comedy film The Princess Diaries (2001), for which she won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy. Hathaway went on to become a widely praised “role model for children” for her roles in Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Ella Enchanted (2004), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), and Hoodwinked! (2005).
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Hathaway began to transition to more adult roles in 2005, winning a DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actress for Havoc (2005), receiving a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed Brokeback Mountain (2005), garnering further recognition for appearing alongside Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and earning a BIFA nomination for Best Performance by an Actress for her portrayal of Jane Austen in Becoming Jane (2007). Hathaway received praise for her performance as a recovering drug addict in Rachel Getting Married (2008), for which she won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Indie Spirit Awards for Best Actress / Female Lead. She went on to win her second Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy for starring in Bride Wars (2009) and in 2010, appeared in the box office hits Valentine’s Day, Alice in Wonderland and Love & Other Drugs, which earned her the Satellite Award for Best Actress and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
In 2011, Hathaway voiced Jewel in the animated film Rio and hosted the 83rd Academy Awards with James Franco, which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program. In 2012, she portrayed Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. The same year, she starred as Fantine in Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, which earned her widespread acclaim and she won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actress. Hathaway has since gone on to appear in Rio 2 (2014), Interstellar (2014), The Intern (2015), and reprised her role as the White Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).
People magazine named Hathaway one of its breakthrough stars of 2001, and she appeared on its list of the world’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2006. Following a four-year relationship with real estate developer Raffaello Follieri, Hathaway married Adam Shulman in 2012, with whom she has one son, born in March 2016.
Hathaway reprised her role as Jewel in the animated film Rio 2, which was released in the North America on April 11, 2014. This was the 3rd time Hathaway starred with Jamie Foxx. Hathaway starred in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, along with Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain. The science-fiction film pertained to relativists Albert Einstein’s, Stephen Hawking’s and Kip Thorne’s theories on wormholes, and was released in the United States and Canada on November 5, 2014.
Hathaway starred with Robert De Niro in Nancy Meyers’ The Intern. She reprised the role of the White Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, which was released on May 27, 2016.
In November 2015, she joined the ensemble cast of Shane Carruth’s third film The Modern Ocean, alongside Keanu Reeves, Jeff Goldblum, Daniel Radcliffe, Chloe Grace Moretz, Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland and Abraham Attah.
Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
In March 2016, it was reported that Hathaway would reprise her role for The Princess Diaries 3. Garry Marshall was also set to direct once again, and it was to begin filming in New York City, but the project was pulled after his death in July of the same year. The 2015 found footage horror movie Be My Cat: A Film for Anne, about a young man in Romania going to shocking extremes to convince Hathaway to star in the film, was officially selected and had its North American Premiere in April 2016 at the Nashville Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize for Best Actor. In August 2016, Hathaway joined the all-female spin-off of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise, called Ocean’s Eight directed by Gary Ross, opposite Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna and Awkwafina.