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Actress Anne Hathaway had a wholesome start in Hollywood, establishing her strong screen presence with breakout roles in family fare "The Princess Diaries" (2001) and "Ella Enchanted" (2004), while many of her peers were getting far more attention for their rehab and party antics. But the well-grounded, well-educated Hathaway held focus on her career, evolving into impressively three-dimensional adult roles in widely heralded films "Nicholas Nickelby" (2002), "Brokeback Mountain" (2005) and the role which proved she could more than hold her own against the greatest talents, as well as carry a film herself - "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006). Having proven her potential range and her flair for intelligent, feisty, and often unpredictably intense characters, Hathaway found herself with steady offers in both comedies and dramas and a promising career usually far from the tabloid spotlight.
Anne Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, NY on Nov. 12, 1982, and raised in suburban Millburn, NJ. Her father, Gerald, was a lawyer while mother, Kate McCauley, was an actress who inspired Hathaway to follow the same creative path. Hathaway's natural talents proved to be far more evolved than the average high school theater star, resulting in the teenager being accepted into the prestigious Barrow Group Theater Company in New York City.
A trained soprano, Hathaway also performed at Carnegie Hall as part of the All Eastern U.S. High School Honors Chorus. Three days after that momentous performance at Carnegie Hall, she was offered a role in the short-lived television drama "Get Real" (Fox, 1999-2000). After a stint in Hollywood, Hathaway returned to graduate from Millburn High School and studied at the academically competitive Vassar College before transferring to New York University. In New York City, she was able to maintain a presence in the acting world while also maintaining a down-to-earth life with students her age.
In 2001, the unknown 19-year-old became an overnight sensation with her lead role in Disney's "The Princess Diaries," after having charmed director Garry Marshall by accidentally falling off her chair during her audition. The slip convinced Marshall that Hathaway was perfect for the role of the awkward American teenager who discovers she is a princess after the death of her absent father, and is groomed for the throne by her regal grandmother (Julie Andrews).
Marshall - who had directed "Pretty Woman" (1990) - also saw more than a fleeting glimpse of a Julia Roberts-like look and feel to Hathaway's performance. The family film was a box office success and Hathaway found herself in the position of reluctant role model to tweens everywhere. Her next release was the indie "The Other Side of Heaven" (2002) which had actually been filmed prior to "Princess Diaries,"
but producers delayed its release when it became apparent that the film's star was about to become an overnight success. Unfortunately, Hathaway's newly bankable name was not enough to transform "The Other Side of Heaven" into a hit, though it did strike a chord with Christian audiences.
Hathaway followed up with a role as beguiling artist Madeline Bray in the Dickens adaptation "Nicholas Nickleby" (2002), which was one of the year's critical picks and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture. That year, she also made her Broadway debut as the lead in a revival of "Carnival!" and impressed critics with her well-rounded song and dance talents. Her first misfire - another aspiring Princess tale "Ella Enchanted" (2004) - lacked the sparkle of "Princess Diaries," but Hathaway rebounded with a sequel to her mega-hit, reprising her role in "Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" (2004).
But even though she was a newly minted star with a hefty paycheck rolling in, the actress found herself at a crossroads, dangerously close to being typecast in family fare if she did not make some choices that showcased darker, more complex angles. She made her first break with the past by playing a bored, wealthy Los Angeles teenager who entertains herself by cruising the ghettos for drugs and gang member boyfriends, but advance reviews resulted in straight-to-video status for "Havoc" (2005).

A supporting role in Ang Lee's Academy Award-nominated and controversial "Brokeback Mountain" (2005) successfully showcased the actress' evolving talent to a worldwide audience. Fully decked out as a Texas rodeo queen-turned-businesswoman, Hathaway gave a commanding performance that spanned decades and followed her character's transformation from rambunctious flirt to disillusioned, long-suffering wife of a distant husband with a secret double life (Jake Gyllenhaal). in the star seat, Hathaway proved yet again that she was a bankable talent with the hit comedy "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006). Based on the bestselling and critically reviled novel about an assistant at Vogue magazine, Hathaway's character was a plain Jane-turned-glamorous fashionista, as a result of constant humiliation by her demanding boss (Meryl Streep). She eventually rebels against the unreasonable standards of beauty and in a triumphant ending, returns to her true love - wearing flannel and tackling serious journalism.
In 2007, Hathaway took on the daunting role of portraying beloved English novelist Jane Austen in the fictionalized portrait of the author's early years, "Becoming Jane" (2007). While praised for her chemistry with romantic lead James McAvoy and her dedication to immersing herself in the character, the resulting film was a critical toss-up that brought in only moderate business. But another successful comedy was on the horizon, with Hathaway co-starring opposite Steve Carell in the summer release "Get Smart" (2008). As Agent 99,
a character made famous by Barbara Feldon in the original 1960s TV series, Hathaway was a perfect casting choice to play the infinitely more competent of the pair of spies. After starring in the independently made, but little-seen disaster thriller "Passengers" (2008), Hathaway gave a standout performance in "Rachel Getting Married" (2008), playing an overly dramatic, crisis-ridden woman who returns home for her sister's wedding. Hailed by critics, Hathaway earned several year-end nominations, including nods for Best Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards, Golden Globes and Academy Awards
Prior to earning her first Golden Globe nod, Hathaway went through a bad patch of personal trauma that was amplified by public embarrassment. In June 2008, her longtime boyfriend, Italian real estate hotshot, Raffaello Follieri, was arrested by the FBI for defrauding investors through his Follieri Foundation by claiming he had connections to the Vatican that would allow him to buy land owned by the Catholic Church at a discount.
Follieri then misappropriated his investor's money by spending upwards of $2.4 million on his lavish lifestyle, which included a $37,500-a-month apartment on 5th Avenue in New York that he shared with Hathaway. The couple was together since 2004, but Hathaway broke off the relationship soon after Follieri's arrest. The FBI did, however,
confiscate Hathaway's personal journals - she participated in the foundation's development and was a financial donor - but court papers later stated that she was an unwilling beneficiary of stolen money. Hathaway was in a state of shock for a spell and stayed away from the press, but later gave an interview detailing the fiasco in the October 2008 issue of W magazine.

Hathaway quickly rebounded from her personal trials with "Bride Wars" (2009), a comedy about best friends (Hathaway and Kate Hudson) who schedule their weddings on the same day and at the same location, New York's famed Plaza Hotel. Hathaway continued her romantic comedy streak by joining the ensemble cast of "Valentine's Day" (2010),
directed by Garry Marshall. The star-studded film followed the interwoven lives of couples and single people living in Los Angeles on the most romantic day of the year. She delivered another nuanced performance as the eccentric White Queen in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" (2010), opposite Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen. Both "Valentine's Day" and "
Alice in Wonderland" fared well in the box office, reaffirming Hathaway's commercial appeal. That same year, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voiceover Performance for her guest stint on the long-running animated series, "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989- ). Continuing her exceptional year, Hathaway earned widespread critical praise for "Love and Other Drugs" (2010), in which she played the alluring and free-spirited Maggie, who develops a powerfully intoxicating romance with a charming pharmaceutical rape
(Jake Gyllenhaal). Her acclaimed performance once again brought forth Oscar talk that first led to a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, while only weeks prior, she was announced as co-host along with James Franco of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
   * Also Credited As:
      Anne Jacqueline Hathaway
    * Born:
      Anne Jacqueline Hathaway on November 12, 1982 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
    * Job Titles:
      Actor, Singer


    * Brother: Michael Hathaway.
    * Brother: Thomas Hathaway. Younger
    * Father: Gerald Hathaway. Born c. 1954
    * Mother: Kate McCauley. born c. 1954

Significant Others

    * Companion: Adam Shulman.
    * Companion: Raffaello Follieri. Began dating in Spring 2004; rumored to have ended the four-year romance in June 2008, after months of controversy surrounding Follieri s business dealings
    * Companion: Scott Sartiano. Co-owner of the trendy East Village restaurant Butter; dated in 2002; no longer together


    * Vassar College, Poughkeepsie , New York, Literature
    * Millburn High School, Millburn , New Jersey
    * New York University, New York , New York
    * The Barrow Group, New York , New York


    * 1999 TV series debut, playing the intelligent daughter Meghan Green in the FOX series Get Real
    * 1999 Performed as a member of the All-Eastern United States High School Honors Chorus at NYC s Carnegie Hall
    * 2000 Debut feature, The Other Side of Heaven ; screened at Sundance in 2002
    * 2001 Cast in the lead role of Mia Thermopolis in the Garry Marshall-directed The Princess Diaries
    * 2002 Appeared in Nicholas Nickleby opposite Charlie Hunnam and Jamie Bell
    * 2002 Made Broadway debut in the leading role of Lili in the City Center Encores! production of Carnival
    * 2004 Played the title role of a young woman given the gift of obedience in Ella Enchanted
    * 2004 Reprised role for Garry Marshall s The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement
    * 2005 Cast opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in Ang Lee s controversial, Brokeback Mountain
    * 2005 Voiced a version of Little Red Riding Hood in Hoodwinked!
    * 2006 Played an assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor (Meryl Streep) in The Devil Wears Prada ; based on Lauren Weisberger s novel
    * 2007 Portrayed English writer Jane Austen in Becoming Jane
    * 2008 Cast as Agent 99 in the screen adaptation of the TV series Get Smart
    * 2008 Offered a dramatic turn as a recovering drug addict going home for her sister s wedding in Rachel Getting Married ; received Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe, SAG and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress
    * 2009 Co-starred with Kate Hudson in the comedy Bride Wars
    * 2010 Along with James Franco, announced as co-host of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in 2011
    * 2010 Co-starred with Jake Gyllenhaal in Edward Zwick s Love and Other Drugs
    * 2010 Joined an ensemble cast for the Garry Marshall directed romantic comedy, Valentine s Day
    * 2010 Played Mirana, the White Queen in Tim Burton s Alice in Wonderland
    * 2010 Voiced the character of Princess Penelope on Fox s The Simpsons
    * 2011 Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy ( Love and Other Drugs )
    * Appeared in several productions at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, New Jersey
    * Raised in New Jersey


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