Date of Birth: November 12, 1982
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Hathaway studied acting at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey and at a pre-college summer program at the Collaborative Arts Project in affiliation with New York University. While
training with the Paper Mill, she performed in a number of plays including Gigi, Jane Eyre, Life on Earth and Once Upon a
Mattress (for which she earned a nomination for Rising Star Award).
Hathaway was accepted into her college of choice, Vassar, and became the first teen to be admitted into the acting program at The Burrow Group in New York.
During this time, she had a regular gig on the television series Get Real, playing Meghan Green. Impressed by her acting talent, Miramax offered her a three picture deal, but she turned the offer down due to the scripts. At the start of the new millennium, Hathaway was offered a
starring role in The Princess Diaries (2001) opposite Julie Andrews. She immediately found herself being offered more roles in other major features such as The Other Side of Heaven (2001), Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Ella Enchanted (2003) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006). In 2009, she received her first Academy Award nomination for her outstanding performance in Rachel Getting Married (2008).
Also a singer, Hathaway has sung in two concerts at Carnegie Hall as a
member of her high school honor's chorus. A vegetarian, Anne (called Annie by her friends) was named one of Teen People Magazine's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" in their June 2002 issue. Also in 2002, she shared a National Board of Review award for "Best Ensemble Performance" with the rest of the cast of Nicholas Nickleby. In 2008, she was named Female Star of the Year, receiving a ShoWest Award. In 2011, she had the great honor of co-hosting the Academy Awards with fellow actor James Franco. 2012 also proved to be a lucky year with lead roles in not one but two major film releases—she played Selena Kyle/Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's Batman conclusion The Dark Knight Rises and Fantine in the film adaptation of Les Misérables. She received her first Academy Award in 2013 for her performance in the movie musical. She most recently lent her voice for the animated film Rio 2 (2014).
On September 29, 2012, she married actor Adam Shulman.
Les Misérables (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises
Rio (2011) (voice)
Love and Other Drugs(2010)
Alice in Wonderland
Rachel Getting Married
The Devil Wears Prada
Hoodwinked! (2005) (voice)
The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement (2004)
The Other Side of Heaven (2001)
The Princess Diaries (2001)