Anne Hathaway Biography |
  • Anne Hathaway Biography

    Born: November 12, 1982 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

    ANNE HATHAWAY is currently in production on Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” alongside Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, and Matthew McConaughey. The highly anticipated sci-fi film will be released by Paramount Pictures on November 7, 2014. Hathaway completed production on writer/director Kate Barker-Froyland’s feature debut, “Song One” alongside Mary Steenburgen.  Hathaway is also a producer on the film, about a young woman who strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother’s favorite musician. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014.

    Last year, she starred as Fantine in Tom Hooper’s screen adaptation of the musical phenomenon “Les Misérables,” opposite Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried. Hathaway’s performance earned her Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA awards for lead actress.

    Earlier that year, Hathaway starred as the ultimate femme fatale, Catwoman, with Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” The film was Nolan’s third and final chapter in the Warner Bros. franchise and was both a critical triumph and a box-office smash.

    In 2008, Hathaway starred in Jonathan Demme’s critically acclaimed “Rachel Getting Married,” for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, an Independent Spirit Award, and a SAG Award™ in the Best Actress category.  The National Board of Review, the Chicago Film Critics Association, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association all named Hathaway Best Actress for her performance in the film. 

    Other recent film credits are Lone Scherfig’s “One Day” (based on the novel written by David Nicholls); Ed Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs” (for which Anne received her second Golden Globe nomination); Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”; Garry Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day”; “Bride Wars”; “Get Smart”; “Becoming Jane”; Rodrigo Garcia’s “Passengers”; “The Devil Wears Prada” opposite Meryl Streep; and Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain.” Early career credits include Garry Marshall’s “The Princess Diaries” and “The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement; “Havoc”; “Ella Enchanted”; “Nicholas Nickleby”;  and “The Other Side of Heaven.”

    Hathaway first gained Hollywood’s attention for her turn in the television series “Get Real.”  She has also lent her vocal talents to animated films “Rio” and “Hoodwinked,” in addition to her vocal cameos on the television series “The Simpsons,” for which she received an Emmy Award. 

    Theater credits include Shakespeare in the Park’s “Twelfth Night” (2009); Andrew Lloyd Webber’s workshop of “Woman in White” and “Forever Your Child.”   In 2004-2005, Hathaway participated in the Encores Concert Gala as well as the Stephen Sondheim Birthday Gala.  She also appeared in the Lincoln Center Encore series presentation of “Carnival,” for which she won the prestigious 57th Annual Clarence Derwent Award.

    Hathaway studied at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, the Barrow Group in New York City, and at NYU’s Collaborative Arts Projects “CAP 21” (where she focused on her musical theater training).  In April 2005, the award-winning Barrow Group honored Anne for her achievements on behalf of the organization as the first and only teen ever admitted to their intensive acting program. 

    Hathaway serves on the advisory board for Lollipop Theater Network, which is an organization that screens movies in hospitals for pediatric patients suffering from chronic or life-threatening illness.  She also recently began working with The Nike Foundation’s “Girl Effect”.

    Hathaway currently resides in both Los Angeles and New York.

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