Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (Brooklyn, New York, November 12, 1982) is an actress, singer. She won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Les Misérables.
She was named by People magazine as one of the great stars discovered in 20013 and she first appeared on the magazine’s list of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 2006.
Personal Information of Anne Hathaway:
Full Name: Anne JacquelineHathaway
Nick Name: Annie
Date of Birth: November 12, 1982
Age: 37 Years (2020)
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Famous: Anne Jacqueline Hathaway
Born Country: United States
Born In: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Famous As: Actress
Height: 5’8″ (173 cm), 5’8″
Weight: 56 Kg 123 Pounds
Body Measurement: 31-25-35
Race / Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Spouse/Ex-: Adam Shulman
Father: Gerald Hathaway
Mother: Kate McCauley Hathaway
Siblings: Michael Hathaway, Thomas Hathaway
Children: Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman
Diseases & Disabilities: Depression
City: New York City
U.S. State: New Yorkers
Active Years: 1999–present
Early Life of Anne Hathaway:
The daughter of stage actress Kate McCauley and attorney Geraldston Hathaway, Anne always found inspiration and support to follow in her mother’s footsteps.
In spite of everything, the coincidence of her name with that of Anne Hathaway, wife of the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare, neither more nor less, is just a coincidence.
Anne has an older brother, Michael, and a younger brother, Thomas. Hathaway is primarily of Irish and French descent, and more distantly of German and English descent.
Hathaway was raised Catholic with what she considered “really strong values,” and had expressed her desire to become a nun during her childhood.
However, she rejected the idea at the age of 15, after learning that her brother Michael was gay. “I realized my older brother was gay, and I couldn’t support a religion that didn’t support my brother.
I now consider myself a non-denominational Christian because I haven’t found religion for myself.” In 2009, Hathaway called her religious beliefs “a work in progress.”
He spent most of his youth in Short Hills (New Jersey) and attended Millburn High School, from which he graduated. His permanence in the public institute of Millburn served him to introduce himself in the scenic world and to make his first artistic attempts in the theater.
The result was so satisfying for Anne that she ended up studying drama at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey and, while still in high school, was nominated for the Playhouse’s “Rising Star Award” for best school performance in the state.
Subsequently, she studied for several semesters at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie (New York) before finally transferring to the Gallatin School of Individualized Study belonging to New York University.
A time of which she keeps fond memories and which she refers to as one of her best decisions. There, she was the first and only teenager to be admitted to the intensive acting studies program organized by the award-winning Barrow Group theater company.
She also studied in the musical theater program organized by the Collaborative Arts Project, CAP 21, affiliated with her university. In this way, Hathaway has extensive professional training that has led her to prefer the stage to the world of celluloid.
Anne is also an accomplished dancer, who studied at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City and, as first soprano, in 1998 she had the privilege of giving two concerts at Carnegie Hall as a member of the All-Eastern US High School.
Honors Chorus. Other qualities of Anne are a taste for design: she worked on a project with designer Lázaro Hernández, with whom it is rumored that there was a short-lived romance.
Personal Life of Anne Hathaway:
Her acting style has been compared to Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn. Hathaway cites Hepburn as one of his favorite actresses and Meryl Streep as an idol.
Hathaway made the cover of magazines multiple times. In 2006, People magazine included her in its list of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World, and in 2008 Lancôme chose her to be the face of their new fragrance Magnifique. The actress has claimed that she does not identify with the classic canons of Hollywood beauty and ended up taking up residence in New York.
Professional Life of Anna Hathaway:
The jump to the cinema came only two years later when he participated in the drama The Other Side of Heaven along with Christopher Gorham. But before production began in New Zealand,
Anne auditioned for the title role of Mia Thermopolis in Garry Marshall’s family comedy The Princess Diaries. Marshall is said to have hired the actress to play the accident-prone princess when she fell from a chair during the audition. The Princess Diaries was the first of her films to be released.
In this way, the movie audience saw her for the first time as Mia, a teenager from San Francisco who discovers that she belongs to royalty. Working with such talented stars as Julie Andrews (as her grandmother),
Hector Elizondo (as a counselor), and Heather Matarazzo (as Mia’s friend), Hathaway gained favorable opinion from the public and critics. By her own account, Garry Marshall gave her the best advice of her entire career when he said:
“You never know if a movie is going to be a hit, so you better have a good time shooting it.” And she had fun filming it with the entire production team, but also the film was a worldwide success that launched 19-year-old Anne to stardom. Her other film, The Other Side of Heaven, based on the true story of a Mormon missionary in Tonga, did not get as much media coverage.
He then starred in a second drama with Nicholas Nickleby based on the novel by Charles Dickens. The film began with good references from critics. In fact, even the Deseret Morning News predicted that she was a possible candidate for the Oscars.
However, despite acclaim from experts, the film never garnered a large audience and ended up sinking at the US box office. Later, Anne decided to regain her idol image for children’s audiences thanks to her role in Ella Enchanted, a new family title.
The story took place in a magical world populated by fairy godmothers, ogres and princes. But, although the novel of the same name had been very well accepted by the public, the film passed indifferently on the big screen.
In 2004 Hathaway may have been Gerard Butler’s co-star in the film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera, but she ended up turning down the role due to her conflicting contract with the Walt Disney Pictures company,
with which she was not too satisfied either. Disney began production of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement in early 2004 and, following in its wake of all audiences, Anne repeated her character in the sequel to The Princess Diaries.
On this occasion, the shock of knowing she was heir to the throne of Genovia gave way to the need to find a suitable husband. Her connection with the world of children continued with the animated film Hoodwinked! 2005,
where she lent her voice to the renewed protagonist of the story. A dubbing that served her to exploit another of her qualities, as she sang a theme from the soundtrack.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement marked Anne Hathaway’s farewell from family cinema. Aware that she had been typecast as a child icon, Anne followed the valuable advice that Julie Andrews gave her during the filming of the Disney movie: to break away from this cliché, there was nothing better than a nude in time, like the one that Julie herself starred in SOB (1981).
Anne Hathaway took note and soon began to say in interviews that although she was always associated with family movies, she would not mind accepting a somewhat more risque role. And the opportunity came with the independent film Havoc, where she played a rebellious upper-class teenager who wanted to try new stimuli and ended up involved in the world of drugs and corruption.
The break with her childhood version, therefore, was radical. However, when Anne earned her stripes as an actress and proved her professional maturity was with her participation in the controversial and award-winning Brokeback Mountain. Ang Lee cast her to play the wife of Jake Gyllenhaal’s character.
And again, Anne did not flinch from a role with few sentences and a lot of skin. In this way, she scored her first great success in adult cinema since the film obtained practically all the awards for which it was nominated, including three Oscars.
Just a year later, in 2006, with The Devil Wears Prada, Hathaway managed to further establish himself in his professional advancement. The role of Andy Sachs,
the innocent young woman who comes to New York to work as a personal assistant to the voracious and relentless fashion editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), was perfect for the genuine look in Anne’s eyes and smile. Despite the fact that her role did not add anything new to her interpretive register,
Anne gave a very worthy replica to a spectacular Meryl Streep and managed not to be at any time overshadowed by the presence of the veteran.
The film grossed more than $ 125 million in the United States alone and allowed him to become known to audiences without age limits. Her wish, then, had been fulfilled since, as she herself says, what she likes most about her profession are new challenges, far from being typecast.
This is how her next film Becoming Jane (2007) was raised, her most ambitious project up to that point, since for the first time, Anne bore the weight of history completely alone.
In this biographical drama Anne had to get into the shoes of the British writer responsible for novels such as Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, in which Jane Austen knew how to capture the social and moral environment of her time like few others.
For this reason, Anne had to document herself about the Regency period, learn the manners, dances and decorum typical of her society and, above all, learn a more than necessary British accent at the same time that she exploited her more romantic streak.
Her immersion in the role of Jane was such that Anne herself went so far as to affirm: “I reread all of Jane’s work and a few biographies. I also read critical essays about her, her letters, and researched the Regency period. I read everything that came my way.
There came a time when the director tore the books out of my hands because I kept pointing out incongruous details between the script and the time ».
In October 2011, it was confirmed that Hathaway would participate in the film Les Misérables directed by Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, playing Fantine.
A video of Hathaway singing I Dreamed a Dream, a song from Les Misérables was presented at CinemaCon on April 26, 2012. Hooper describes Hathaway’s singing as “raw and real.”
For the role, Hathaway cut her hair into a pixie cut, stating, “I don’t feel like a sacrifice. Transforming is one of the best things about acting. This film was released on December 25, 2012 in the United States.
For her performance, Hathaway received critical acclaim and was nominated for several awards, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild Award, and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She won all the aforementioned awards, receiving the last of these awards, on February 24, 2013, receiving an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Les Misérables.