113 Facts About Anne Hathaway


Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born on November 12,1982 and is an American actress.


Anne Hathaway played a recovering addict in the drama Rachel Getting Married, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.


Anne Hathaway has since played a scientist in the science fiction film Interstellar, the owner of an online fashion site in the comedy The Intern, a haughty actress in the heist film Ocean's 8, a con artist in the comedy The Hustle, and Rebekah Neumann in the miniseries WeCrashed.


Anne Hathaway has won a Primetime Emmy Award for her voice role in the sitcom The Simpsons, sung for soundtracks, appeared on stage, and hosted events.


Anne Hathaway is a board member of the Lollipop Theatre Network, an organization that brings films to children in hospitals, and advocates for gender equality as a UN Women goodwill ambassador.


Anne Hathaway is married to actor and businessman Adam Shulman and has two sons with him.


Anne Jacqueline "Annie" Hathaway was born on November 12,1982, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.


Anne Hathaway's father, Gerald, is a labor attorney, and her mother, Kate, is a former actress.


Anne Hathaway's mother is of Irish descent, and her father has Irish, French, English, and German ancestry.


Anne Hathaway has an older brother, Michael, and a younger brother, Thomas.


At age eight, when Anne Hathaway watched her mother perform in the first national tour of Les Miserables as Fantine, she instantly became fascinated with the stage, but her parents were not keen on allowing her to pursue an acting career.


Anne Hathaway was raised as Roman Catholic with what she considers to be "really strong values" and wished to be a nun during her childhood, but acting was always a high priority for her.


Anne Hathaway's family left the church, joining the Episcopal Church because of its acceptance of homosexuality, but they eventually left that too.


In 2009, Anne Hathaway described her religious beliefs as "a work in progress".


Anne Hathaway attended Brooklyn Heights Montessori School and Wyoming Elementary School in Millburn.


Anne Hathaway graduated from Millburn High School, where she played soccer and took part in many plays, including Once Upon a Mattress, in which she portrayed Winnifred.


Anne Hathaway studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1993 and became the first teenager admitted into the Barrow Group Theater Company's acting program.


Anne Hathaway spent several semesters studying as an English major and political science minor at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, before transferring to New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.


Between 1998 and 1999, Anne Hathaway sang soprano with the All-Eastern US High School Honors Chorus at Carnegie Hall and in plays at Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey.


Three days after her performance at Carnegie Hall, Anne Hathaway was cast in the short-lived Fox television series Get Real.


Anne Hathaway played the teenager Meghan Green, alongside Jon Tenney, Debrah Farentino and Jesse Eisenberg.


Anne Hathaway missed her first college semester for the filming of her cinematic debut, The Princess Diaries.


Anne Hathaway auditioned for the role during a flight layover on the way to New Zealand.


Anne Hathaway earned an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance nomination for the role.


Anne Hathaway starred with Christopher Gorham in Mitch Davis's The Other Side of Heaven.


Anne Hathaway played Lili, an optimistic orphan who falls in love with a magician.


Anne Hathaway memorized almost all her lines and songs at the first read-through.


Anne Hathaway won a Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Female.


Later, Anne Hathaway voiced the audiobook release of the first three books in The Princess Diaries novels.


Anne Hathaway portrayed princesses and appeared in family-oriented films over the next three years, subsequently becoming known in mainstream media as a children's role model.


The fantasy romantic comedy film Ella Enchanted, in which Anne Hathaway played the titular character, performed poorly at the box office.


Anne Hathaway had first read the book on which the film is based when she was 16, and stated that the script was originally much closer to the book but did not work as a film, and therefore prefers the film the way it became.


Anne Hathaway sang three songs on the film's soundtrack, including a duet with singer Jesse McCartney.


In 2003, Anne Hathaway turned down the role of Christine Daae for Joel Schumacher's The Phantom of the Opera, because the production schedule of the film overlapped with The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.


Anne Hathaway was initially hesitant and nervous about starring in the sequel, but agreed to it after Marshall convinced her that she was not repeating anything.


Anne Hathaway starred opposite Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in Ang Lee's drama Brokeback Mountain.


Anne Hathaway was originally sent the script with the role of Alma, Ennis' wife, but decided to audition for Lureen once she read the screenplay.


Peter Travers of Rolling Stone believed that Anne Hathaway "excels at showing Lureen's journey from cutie-pie to hard case", and Todd McCarthy of Variety wrote that she "provides an entertaining contrast in wifely disappointment".


Anne Hathaway later stated that the content of the film was more important than its award count, and that making it made her more aware of the kind of stories she wanted to tell as an actor.


In 2006, Anne Hathaway starred in David Frankel's comedy-drama The Devil Wears Prada, based on the novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger.


Anne Hathaway was "the ninth choice" for the role, citing this later as an inspiration for people to never give up.


Anne Hathaway said working on the film made her respect the fashion industry a great deal more than she did previously, though she admitted that her personal style was something she "still can't get right".


Anne Hathaway was cast in Knocked Up, but dropped out before filming began and was replaced by Katherine Heigl.


Anne Hathaway moved to England a month before filming began to improve her English accent.


Anne Hathaway received a British Independent Film Award for Best Actress nomination for the film, although some critics negatively focused on her accent and performance.


In October 2008, Anne Hathaway hosted an episode of the NBC late-night sketch comedy Saturday Night Live.


Anne Hathaway starred in Peter Segal's film adaptation of Mel Brooks' television series Get Smart, in which she played Agent 99.


Anne Hathaway's following release, the mystery thriller Passengers alongside Patrick Wilson, was a critical and commercial failure.


Anne Hathaway then starred in Jonathan Demme's drama Rachel Getting Married as Kym, a young woman who, after being released from drug rehabilitation, returns home for her sister's wedding.


Rachel Getting Married premiered at the 2008 Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, and Anne Hathaway was widely acclaimed for her performance.


Anne Hathaway received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress.


Anne Hathaway played the heroine Viola in a summer 2009 production of Twelfth Night at the Delacorte Theater in New York City.


Anne Hathaway voiced different characters in Family Guy in 2010 and 2011.


In 2010, Anne Hathaway appeared as a receptionist who dates a clerk in the ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day, directed by Garry Marshall.


Anne Hathaway played the White Queen in Tim Burton's 2010 adaptation of the fantasy novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp.


Anne Hathaway believed these scenes would not discourage socially conservative people from watching the film.


Together with actor Denzel Washington, Anne Hathaway hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway in December 2010.


Critics were unenthusiastic about their chemistry, but thought Anne Hathaway gave her best and did a better job than Franco, who they felt seemed uninterested.


In 2011, Anne Hathaway voiced Jewel, a female Spix's macaw from Rio de Janeiro, in the animated film Rio, produced by 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios.


Later, Anne Hathaway starred alongside Jim Sturgess in Lone Scherfig's One Day, based on David Nicholls' 2009 novel of the same name.


Anne Hathaway was clandestinely given the script, as One Day was set in Britain, and Scherfig was not looking for any American actresses for the part.


Anne Hathaway later expressed regret that she might have inadvertently encouraged misogyny as she did not trust Scherfig as a director, which she felt was because of her gender.


Anne Hathaway auditioned not knowing what part she was being considered for, admitting that she had one character in mind but only learned her role after talking with Nolan for an hour.


Anne Hathaway described it as her most physically demanding assignment to that point, as she had to redouble her efforts in the gym to keep up with the requirements of the role.


Anne Hathaway trained extensively in martial arts, and looked to Hedy Lamarr in developing her Catwoman portrayal.


Anne Hathaway won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.


Anne Hathaway portrayed Fantine, a prostitute dying of tuberculosis, in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables, a film adaptation of the stage musical of the same name.


In preparation for the role, Anne Hathaway consumed fewer than 500 calories a day to lose 25 pounds, researched prostitution, and cut her hair.


Anne Hathaway won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress.


Anne Hathaway's character was originally written as a 19-year-old, but Kate Barker-Froyland, the film's writer and director, changed the part to that of an older woman after casting Hathaway.


Anne Hathaway played Dr Amelia Brand, a NASA scientist among the astronauts.


Anne Hathaway was drawn to her character's growth from an arrogant to a humbler person.


Anne Hathaway nearly had hypothermia while filming a water scene in Iceland, because the dry suit she was wearing had not been properly secured.


Anne Hathaway began 2015 with an appearance in the first season of the musical reality show Lip Sync Battle.


Anne Hathaway reprised the role of the White Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass, the 2016 sequel to Alice in Wonderland.


Anne Hathaway is one of several actors featured on Barbra Streisand's 2016 album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.


Anne Hathaway was drawn to the genre-hopping nature of the script, later comparing it to Being John Malkovich, one of her favorite films.


Anne Hathaway next played a woman with bipolar disorder in an episode of the Amazon Prime Video romantic anthology series Modern Love.


Anne Hathaway then played the wife of Mark Ruffalo's character in Todd Haynes' legal drama Dark Waters, about environmental poisoning committed by the chemical company DuPont.


Anne Hathaway began the new decade with the political thriller The Last Thing He Wanted, based on the book of the same name by Joan Didion.


Anne Hathaway considered herself to be an unlikely choice for the part of a headstrong journalist, as it differed from her own "puppy dog" personality.


Anne Hathaway then starred in The Witches, an adaptation of the novel of the same name from director Robert Zemeckis, in which she played an evil witch.


Anne Hathaway next took on a role in one episode of the Amazon Prime Video anthology series Solos.


Anne Hathaway starred opposite Jared Leto in the Apple TV+ miniseries WeCrashed, about the company WeWork; she was executive producer of the series.


Anne Hathaway starred in James Gray's semi-autobiographical period drama Armageddon Time, portraying a character inspired by Gray's mother.


David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter considered it her best performance since Rachel Getting Married, while Owen Gleiberman of Variety praised Anne Hathaway for making her character "at once affectionate and blinkered".


Anne Hathaway was cast as a glamorous criminal psychologist, and she described the project as "Carol meets Reservoir Dogs".


At that year's Berlin International Film Festival, Rebecca Miller's romantic comedy She Came to Me, in which Anne Hathaway had a supporting part, was released.


Anne Hathaway said regarding her perceived image: "People have this idea of me as just being a very prim, professional girl, which I suppose I am, but I do cut loose and have fun in my life".


Anne Hathaway aspires to appear in many different films, work with different directors and play diverse roles.


Anne Hathaway said she would be "lost" without acting and feels lucky to have found it as her profession.


Forbes reported that Anne Hathaway was one of the world's highest-paid actresses in 2015, and since 2017, she has been among the highest-grossing actresses of the 21st century.


Anne Hathaway has refused to undergo treatment with Botox, saying she is comfortable in her own skin.


Anne Hathaway has served as a long-term advocate for the Nike Foundation to raise awareness against child marriage.


Anne Hathaway then teamed up in 2010 with World Bank in a two-year development program The Girl Effect whose mission focuses on helping empower girls in developing and developed nations where one-third of young women are not employed and not in school.


Anne Hathaway serves on the board of the Lollipop Theatre Network and is involved with charities Creative Coalition, St Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Human Rights Campaign.


In 2016, Anne Hathaway was appointed UN Women Goodwill ambassador based on her advocacy for gender equality.


In 2004, Anne Hathaway began a romantic relationship with Italian real estate developer Raffaello Follieri.


In early 2007, Anne Hathaway spoke of her experiences with depression during her teens, saying that she eventually overcame the disorder without medication.


Anne Hathaway has credited quitting smoking for the subsequent decline in her stress level and returned to being a vegetarian.


Anne Hathaway became a vegan in early 2012, but she quit in 2014.


Anne Hathaway married actor and businessman Adam Shulman on September 29,2012, in Big Sur, California, in a traditional Jewish ceremony.


In July 2019, Anne Hathaway announced they were expecting their second child together, and opened up about her struggles with conception and infertility.


Anne Hathaway has criticized former President Donald Trump for his administration's anti-immigration policies.


Anne Hathaway is a supporter of LGBT rights, and has donated money to organizations which support the legalization of same-sex marriage.


Anne Hathaway has spoken out against issues such as homophobia, school bullying, transphobia and white privilege, writing in an Instagram post that Black people "fear for their lives daily in America and have done so for generations".


In 2022, in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Anne Hathaway stated that she was sending her "sincere prayers to the people of Ukraine" and made donations to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, UNICEF and Save the Children to help Ukrainians affected by the war.


Anne Hathaway praised the Berlin International Film Festival in 2023 for featuring Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who gave a televised speech during the opening ceremony.


Anne Hathaway has been nominated for two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and a British Academy Film Award.


Anne Hathaway has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables.


Anne Hathaway has won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for her voice role in a 2010 episode of The Simpsons.


In November 2018, Anne Hathaway was one of 50 nominees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame, an organization that honors contributions to society and the world beyond.


In May 2019, Anne Hathaway received a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the film industry.