Anne Hathaway

Biography

Anne Hathaway (born 12.11.1982)

Anne Hathaway is an American actress, famous for her roles in The Princess Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada.

Anne Hathaway: Childhood

Anne Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents are Gerald Hathaway and Kate McCauley. Her father was a lawyer and her mother was an actress (Anne was inspired to follow in her mother's footsteps). When Anne was six years old, the family moved to Milburn, New Jersey.

Hathaway attended Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Wyoming Elementary School and Millburn High School. Whilst at high school, she acted in a number of school plays. She won a nomination for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for 'Best Performance By A High School Actress' for her performance as Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress. Anne Hathaway also became the first teenager to be admitted to he Barrow Group Theater Company's acting programme. At the age of 16, she was cast in Get Real, for the Fox network.

Anne Hathaway: Acting Career

Anne Hathaway's debut movie role came with her performance in the 2001 film The Other Side of Heaven. The film, which also starred Christopher Gorham, was filmed in New Zealand. Before filming commenced, Hathaway auditioned for a part in The Princess Diaries. She landed the lead role after just one audition and the film - which also starred Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo and Mandy Moore - was an international success.

The following year, Anne Hathaway was in a production of Carnival! in New York, as well as providing her voice for an English version of The Cat Returns, by Hiroyuki Morita.

Hathaway then continued to star in a number of family-oriented films, such as Nicholas Nickleby (with Jamie Bell and Charlie Hunnam) and Ella Enchanted, along with Steve Coogan, Minnie Driver and Hugh Dancy.

In 2004, Anne Hathaway began filming the sequel to The Princess Diaries, entitled The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. The scheduling of the film forced her to pull out of a prior commitment to star opposite Gerard Butler in The Phantom of the Opera.

In 2005's Hoodwinked!, Anne Hathaway voiced the character of Little Red Riding Hood. In a move that surprised many of her followers, Hathaway then chose to appear in Havoc. The film, which also stars Bijou Phillips and Freddy Rodriguez, was R-rated and featured Hathaway in a number of nude scenes and performing sex scenes.

This was followed by an appearance in the critically-lauded Brokeback Mountain, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams. Hathaway continued this success with a performance in The Devil Wears Prada. She stars in the film as a fashion magazine editor's assistant, with the editor's role being played by Meryl Streep. She and her co-star Emily Blunt followed the same strict diet for the film, in order to lose weight for the role.

Anne Hathaway was originally due to star in one of the lead roles of Knocked Up, by Judd Apatow. She was eventually replaced by Katherine Heigl, because she did not want to use real footage of a woman giving birth, to create the illusion that her character was giving birth. Instead, 2007 became the year that she starred in Becoming Jane: a film in which she portrayed the English author, Jane Austen. The film also starred James McAvoy, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters. Hathaway was originally considered for Tim Burton's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The role eventually went to Jayne Wisener, as Burton wanted a younger, unknown actress for the part.

Anne Hatchway started 2008 with a performance in Get Smart, an updated adaptation of the Mel Brooks TV series of the 1960s. The film also starred Steve Carrell, Alan Arkin and Dwayne Johnson. 2008 also saw Hatchway appear in Passengers, with Patrick Wilson and Rachel Getting Married, with Debra Winger. The following year, she starred in Bride Wars, opposite Kate Hudson, as well as providing voice work for The Simpsons and Family Guy. That summer, she performed in a stage production of Twelfth Night at the Delacorte Theater in New York. Toward the end of 2009, footage was released of the Tim Burton-produced version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, starring Hathaway, alongside Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter

Anne Hathaway: Personal Life

Anne Hathaway once dated the real estate developer Raffaello Follieri. Hatchway ended her relationship with him amid him being arrested for fraud charges. Since 2008, she has been dating the actor Adam Shulman.

Hathaway and Shulman married in a secret wedding ceremony in 2012.

Read More

Interstellar

1st August 2014 -

 Video

Cooper is a pilot and engineer with a huge ambition to save the world. With little discoveries left to be made on Earth and the development of pioneering technology ever slowing down, mankind's only chance...

What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?

31st July 2014 -

 News

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made a surprise visit to the San Diego Comic-Con last week to unveil the full trailer for their new movie, Interstellar. It seems fans were impressed but, with a November...

Who Could Play The Female 'Thor' On The Big Screen?

17th July 2014 -

 News

In a move that many comic book aficionados may not have expected, Marvel Comics has announced that one of their most dominant male characters has been given a sex change. In the new comic series...

Cool Thing Of The Week: Jenny Lewis' "Just One Of The Guys" Video, Featuring Anne Hathaway

16th July 2014 -

 News

Jenny Lewis’ new music video might be the best thing on the internet this week. Not only is the song, Lewis’ new single Just One of the Guys all about gender roles and why they’re...

The Shorter The Better: Celebrities Who Are Rocking The Pixie Cut For Summer

13th June 2014 -

 News

It looks as if the hottest celebrity hairstyle for this summer is going be the classic pixie cut, with more stars than ever now going for the chop. There’s no better time then than the...

Interstellar

19th May 2014 -

 Video

With the Earth facing a bleak future, pilot and engineer Cooper wants to know how it can possibly be saved from its inevitable demise. The world seems to be slowing down in terms of technological...

Don Peyote

16th May 2014 -

 Movie Review

The most surprising thing about this comedy is that it's not very funny, but then it's not meant to be. This is a trippy odyssey into the mind of a drug-addled guy who thinks the...

Is It Time To Quit Hatha-hating On Anne Hathaway?

15th April 2014 -

 News

Anne Hathaway may bring out hit movie after hit movie but the actress just can’t catch a break. No matter how hard she tries to prove how quirky and genuine she is, she’s never managed...

'Rio 2': Critics Squawk Their First Verdicts On The Colourful Kids' Comedy [Trailer]

11th April 2014 -

 News

Don't you know about the bird? Well, Spix's Macaw to be precise and a new kids' movie that's bound to get you feeling in the mood for some summer sun and the Brazilian world cup....

Anne Hathaway Jazzes Up Profane Rap Hits With Jimmy Fallon [Video]

9th April 2014 -

 News

Anne Hathaway has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to promote her latest movie, Rio 2. However, instead of opting for the standard interview fare, the One Day actress threw herself into the comedy...

Will 'Rio 2' Soar, Or Will It Fall Victim To The Curses Of The Sequel?

4th April 2014 -

 News

It's common knowledge that a sequel has to be more spectacular than the film that came before it, which is one of the reasons people are starting to worry about the Marvel universe (saving the...

New Face Of Lancome, Lupita Nyong'o, Hopes To Cultivate "Symbiotic Relationship" With Cosmetics Company

4th April 2014 -

 News

Lupita Nyong'o is the face of new Lancôme, the French cosmetic company confirmed on Friday (4th April). Campaigns featuring the 31-year-old actress will be released in September.Lupita Nyong'o won an Oscar for her role in...

Rio 2

4th April 2014 -

 Movie Review

After the snappy, clever 2011 original, this sequel feels rather lazy by comparison: it's still visually colourful and sometimes witty, but the overcrowded story is all over the place, mixing wacky slapstick and corny satire...

A Week In Movies: Noah Continues Its Roll-Out, Rio 2 Has A Tropical Premiere, Macbeth Films In England, Three Sci-Fi Trailers Arrive At Once

28th March 2014 -

 News

As Darren Aronofsky's ambitious retelling of the biblical tale of Noah opens in America this weekend, Russell Crowe continues his world tour, premiering the film in cities on every continent. This Saturday alone he'll attend...

Anne Hathaway Celebrates 'Rio 2' Release At The Fontainebleau Miami Beach Premiere - Part 2

25th March 2014 -

 Footage

Anne Hathaway is ushered away by an assistant after finishing up a brief interview with a reporter on the red carpet at the 'Rio 2' premiere held at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Florida. She can be...

Anne Hathaway Talks About Bruno Mars At 'Rio 2' Fontainebleau Miami Beach Premiere - Part 3

25th March 2014 -

 Footage

Anne Hathaway speaks to reporters on the red carpet at the premiere of her new animated movie 'Rio 2', held at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. She is asked if Bruno Mars has been singing to her,...

Anne Hathaway Hits The Red Carpet At 'Rio 2' Fontainebleau Miami Beach Premiere - Part 1

25th March 2014 -

 Footage

Anne Hathaway is snapped taking an interview with a reporter on the red carpet at the premiere of her new movie 'Rio 2' at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Florida. The actress embraced the sunny weather in...

The Cast Of 'Rio 2' Enjoy An Upbeat Musical Choir At The Fontainebleau Miami Beach Premiere

25th March 2014 -

 Footage

Stars Anne Hathaway, George Lopez and Jamie Foxx were a few members of the 'Rio 2' cast who sat and enjoyed the choir of singers chanting along to a Latin beat at the movie's Fontainebleau...

Is This A Celebrity Which I See Before Me? Hollywood Actors Who Have Tackled Shakespeare Roles

25th March 2014 -

 News

There’s no better way of proving that you are a true artiste than taking on a challenging Shakespearean role. Not content with raking in millions of dollars from their blockbuster movies, these famous actors and...

Leighton Meester Marries Adam Brody: 10 Couples Who Kept Their Wedding Secret

19th February 2014 -

 News

We were all a bit surprised with the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody had tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony over the weekend, but this isn't the first time a celebrity...

Oscars Goodie Bag 2014: What's In The $55,000 Hamper?

13th February 2014 -

 News

We'll be the first to admit that you have to be pretty talented and hard-working in order to have even received an Oscar nomination to begin with. Still, we can’t help but turn green with...

Rio 2

27th January 2014 -

 Video

Blu and Jewel believe that they are two of a kind as the only full grown blue macaws in existence as they make their home in a cosy Brazilian bird sanctuary with their fast-growing offspring....

Interstellar

17th December 2013 -

 Video

At a time where scientists and explorers are on the verge of reaching a stalemate with making new discoveries and extending the limits of human endeavour, a group of ever-curious space explorers uncover a wormhole...

First Glimpse At 'Interstellar' Gives Very Little Away - Why Are We So Excited Then!?

15th December 2013 -

 News

Earlier this week we were treated to the first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar. The trailer really did put the 'teaser' back in to teaser trailer, as it consisted only of archive...

Sundance 2014 Lineup - Our Highlights From An Eclectic Mix

6th December 2013 -

 News

Sundance 2014 promises to be as varied as ever, with a healthy mix of world cinema, documentary film and Hollywood output. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the festival will run from January 16-26 and, by the...

Veganism Is SO In, Even Beyonce And Jay Z Are Doing It

5th December 2013 -

 News

The vegans, they’re everywhere! The latest celebrities to try out the vegan lifestyle are Beyonce and Jay Z, who were seen at a “classy vegan lunch joint in LA”, as TMZ report. The couple were...

Beyonce & Jay-Z Begin 22-Day Vegan Challenge - Will It Last?

5th December 2013 -

 News

In between two of the biggest pigging-out days on the American calendar - Thanksgiving and Christmas - Beyonce and Jay-Z have decided to get healthy by adopting a strictly vegan diet. The couple decided to...

Don Jon

14th November 2013 -

 Movie Review

With this writing-directing debut, Joseph Gordon-Levitt delivers a remarkably assured comedy-drama while also giving himself a role that's far against his usual type. It's raucously hilarious but also surprisingly involving as it reveals the vulnerabilities...

Jake Gyllenhaal Swaps Biceps For Bones As He Slims Down For 'Nightcrawler'

23rd October 2013 -

 News

Jake Gyllenhaal becomes the latest actor to take his new role to the extreme by losing a significant twenty pounds for crime drama 'Nightcrawler'.The 'Brokeback Mountain' star looked alarmingly different as he appeared on the...

Blu and Jewell Go In Search of Roots In 'Rio 2' [Trailer + Pictures]

4th October 2013 -

 News

Those Blue Macaws are back, and this time they’ve got parrot sprogs to account for. But the bustling streets of Rio isn’t a great place to bring up kids – all three of them, played...

Back to top

Anne Hathaway Images

More Anne Hathaway Pictures

Back to top

Anne Hathaway Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Anne Hathaway

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

David Chase Backtracks, Maybe Tony Soprano DID Die in that Diner

David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos, has responded to the story that set the internet...

David Chase Backtracks, Maybe Tony Soprano DID Die in that Diner

Leeds Festival 2014 - Live Review

It came, It went, It conquered as per. Leeds Festival 2014 was a real pinnacle for this year's UK live music, cramming it's masses into...

Leeds Festival 2014 - Live Review

Brody Dalle - Rat Race Video

Brody Dalle's first track featured on her recent debut solo album, 'Diploid Love' has received its own music video. The song...

Brody Dalle - Rat Race Video

Despite Emmy Snub, The Future is Bright for Netflix (Starting with Gervais Ad)

Netflix probably didn't have any deserved winners of major Emmy awards on Monday...

Despite Emmy Snub, The Future is Bright for Netflix (Starting with Gervais Ad)

Who Is Celestina Warbeck, The Subject Of J.K Rowling's Latest Work?

Creator of one of the biggest literary and cinematic franchises of all time, JK Rowling...

Who Is Celestina Warbeck, The Subject Of J.K Rowling's Latest Work?

Angus and Julia Stone - Grizzly Bear Video

Following the release of their self-titled debut album, Angus and Julia Stone have released a music video for their song, 'Grizzly Bear'...

Angus And Julia Stone - Grizzly Bear Video
Advertisement

Robert Downey Jr: "Guardians of the Galaxy is the Best Marvel Movie Ever"

And so it's official. It must be. Iron Man said it. Yep, that's right: Robert Downey Jr himself...

Robert Downey Jr:

The Best Of Me - Trailer

Dawson and Amanda are living the life of the typical movie love story - they spend their time enjoying long summer days and nights...

The Best Of Me Trailer

Nickelback - Edge Of A Revolution [Lyric] Video

Nickleback's latest single, 'Edge of a Revolution', has received a new lyric video. The single is the first to be released for their...

Nickelback - Edge Of A Revolution (Lyric Video) Video


More recommendations

Comments

malivich's picture

malivich

Finding anything on Anne is difficult at best.But as near as any one knows she on the set now in production of "The fiance" probably in New York. But then she too could be at home away from home in LA.Ah but one momment to consider... Her Havoc screen captures are causing some major testosteron poisoning on the world at large. For me it's just her smile that is the cause....

5 years 5 months ago
Report
View Comments

malivich's picture

malivich

Well I guess she was in the big apple....Just in time to mop up a wwine mess with a signed Valetino original

5 years 5 months ago
Report
View Comments

G.pa's picture

G.pa

Whoever maintains this site on Anne's behalf, seems to have been a little lax of late, as it is left to annehathaway fan.com to keep her fans updated . According to this site Anne is currently filming a new film Passengers and has another in the pipeline, but there has been no mention of either on her own site. Unfortunatly AHF are unable to supply any details, such as storyline or the role she is playing.

7 years 7 months ago
Report
View Comments