First and only teenager admitted to the acting program at the award-winning The Barrow Group in New York. Three days before being cast in Get Real (1999), she performed in two concerts at Carnegie Hall as member of All- Eastern U.S. High School Honors Chorus.
Appeared at both 1999 Teen Choice Awards and 1999 Billboard Awards, introducing musical acts.
In his column "Just for Variety" published on October 25, 2000 in Daily Variety, columnist Army Archerd quotes Garry Marshall, the director of The Princess Diaries (2001): "The multi-talented Hathaway is a combination Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland."
Goes by the name Annie with all of her friends.
She graduated from Millburn High School in New Jersey in June 2000 with the highest honors.
Daughter of stage actress Kate McCauley Hathaway. Anne's maternal grandfather, Joe McCauley, was a prominent Philadelphia radio personality.
Has the same name as William Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway. She was named after her (her name was almost going to be Catherine Hathaway).
Named one of People Magazine's 'Breakthrough Stars of 2001'.
Named one of Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 in its June 2002 issue.
Won the Clarence Derwent Award for her performance as "Lili" in the City Center Encores! production of "Carnival" (2002).
Her father, Gerald T. Hathaway, is an attorney and her mother, Kate McCauley Hathaway, is a singer and actress.
She grew up in New Jersey, but loves being a Manhattanite for most of last seven years now, as demonstrated by her 2013 Oscar-night comments. On the red carpet she boasted wearing a Tiffany necklace as "a New York girl" should. And in her acceptance speech she thanked "my friends, especially the ones who are cheering from Crosby Street tonight," which is right near her very downtown Lower East Side apartment in the converted Avalon Bowery building.
Was majoring in English & minoring in Women's Studies at Vassar. Transferred to New York University in 2005.
Was nominated for the Paper Mill's "Rising Star Award" for the best high school performance by an actress in New Jersey
She was nominated for the 2002 Teens Choice Award in the Best Actress/ Comedy (The Princess Diaries (2001)) series category.
In 1998, was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role at the Paper Mill Playhouse "Rising Star Awards", an award given to high schools across New Jersey. Ironically, she was nominated for playing the Princess in "Once Upon A Mattress". To further the irony, she lost to a girl who was played the exact same role. The nomination ballot listed her as Annie Hathaway.
Parents, Gerald T. Hathaway and Kate McCauley Hathaway, attended La Salle University in Philadelphia during the 1970s, graduating one year apart.
Everyone knows that The Princess Diaries (2001) was her breakthrough role, but it is a little known fact that she auditioned for that part on her way to New Zealand to co-star in another film with Christopher Gorham. She reported to others on the set that she felt really good about the audition. Film-makers knew that she would be a big star, so the film in question, The Other Side of Heaven (2001), was delayed in post production and released after The Princess Diaries (2001) in order to capitalize on her stardom.
Was not available for role of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera (2004) due to contractual obligation to Disney for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004).. The two movies had overlapping filming schedules.
Attended Wyoming School in Millburn, New Jersey.
Has stated that she would only appear nude/topless in a film if she felt it would add significance to it. She appeared topless for the first time in Havoc (2005) and then in the same year in Brokeback Mountain (2005).
Has a dog (chocolate Labrador) named Esmerelda, born July 2004.
Named one of Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 in its June 2006 issue for the second time. She was also on the list in 2002.
She is in the "100 Sexiest Women" list compiled by FHM, the monthly British men's lifestyle magazine, has been ranked: #85 in 2006, #51 in 2008, #9 in 2009.
In July 2006 she spent a week in Nicaragua helping vaccinate kids there against Hepatitis A. She called the experience "..an eye opener" for her.
Beat out Sienna Miller for the role of "Lureen Twist" in the movie Brokeback Mountain (2005).
Was very reluctant to take on the role of Jane Austen in Becoming Jane (2007) as she didn't think she would be suited for the role but Ang Lee, who was directing Anne in Brokeback Mountain (2005) (and who also directed Sense and Sensibility (1995)) persuaded her to take on the role.
Plans on finishing her degree from NYU someday.
Learning how to play the piano and working with a dialect coach for Becoming Jane (2007).
She is an honoree of women's empowerment organization the Step Up Women's Network and is also an advisor for the Lollipop Theater Network, that screens movies in hospitals for the terminally ill.
In 2004 received Chanel's Spotlight Award for Emerging Talent.
Has an older brother, Michael Hathaway, who is a writer and a younger brother, Tom Hathaway, who is an aspiring actor.
She befriended Emily Blunt on the set of The Devil Wears Prada (2006). They are fast friends now, Emily calls Anne 'her rock'.
Favorite movies are Elizabeth (1998), Stand by Me (1986), Amélie (2001), Pretty Woman (1990) and City of God (2002) (City of God).
Favorite actors are Joaquin Phoenix and Ralph Fiennes.
After the release of The Princess Diaries (2001), Anne's hometown newspaper, The Item, printed an article comparing Anne to Greta Garbo because of the paper's inability to get an interview with Anne (who was busy making movies and living in LA at the time).
She grew up in Millburn Township, New Jersey, which is adjacent to the town of Summit, NJ, which is the birthplace of her The Devil Wears Prada (2006) co-star Meryl Streep. Meryl grew up in Bernardsville, NJ. It is also adjacent to Maplewood, NJ, which has Columbia High School that Zach Braff attended (as well as Grammy-winning artist and former Fugee Lauryn Hill), and Zach Braff's Scrubs (2001) co-star, John C. McGinley, attended Millburn High School - Anne's alma mater.
She is in the "Top 99 Most Desirable Women" list compiled by AskMen.com, has been ranked: #80 in 2006, #63 in 2008, #5 in 2009, #9 in 2011, #47 in 2013.
She is in the "Most Beautiful People" list compiled by the People magazine, has been ranked in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010.
Is a fan of Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, and Meryl Streep.
Her TV debut was in a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate commercial filmed in 1997 in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Left Raffaello Follieri days before he was arrested for wire fraud and money laundering. Follieri pled guilty in September 2008 to misappropriating $50 million in a Ponzi scheme involving properties owned by the Catholic Church, and may have defrauded investors, including Ron Burkle, of as much as $100 million. During its investigation of the case, the FBI seized Hathaway's diaries.
Greatly admires Ryan Gosling and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Was almost cast as Johanna in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), but Tim Burton wanted an unknown actress for the role, and newcomer Jayne Wisener got the role.
Turned down the lead role in Knocked Up (2007).
Her father has Irish, English, German, and French ancestry. Her mother is of Irish descent.
Good friends with Sienna Miller, Emily Blunt and Heather Matarazzo.
She is in the "100 Sexiest Movie Stars" list compiled by Empire magazine, has been ranked: #18 in 2007, #5 in 2013.
Ranked #6 by InStyle magazine as one of the 10 most stylish stars in Hollywood (2007).
Announced as the new face of "Lancome" [January 1, 2008].
Was ranked #3 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actress list. (2008).
Suffered from depression when she was a teenager.
Ranked #2 on Glamour Magazine's Most Glamourous Women in the World list (2009).
For the movie The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Hathaway was told to gain 10 pounds (bringing her weight to 130) only to be told afterward that she would have to lose 10 pounds and they would pad her for the "fat scenes". After production, Hathaway was presented with the padding which she jokingly refers to as "Andy's ass".
Campaigned for the role of Stephanie Necrophuros in Nine (2009), but Kate Hudson was given the part instead.
Ranked 85 on Forbes Magazines 100 Most Powerful People. The magazine lists her earnings for 2008 at $7 million.
Became a close friend of Julie White after they co-starred together this summer in William Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night" at the Delacorte Theatre in New York's Central Park [June 24, 2009].
Born at 9:00am-EST.
Her performance as "Kym" in Rachel Getting Married (2008) is ranked #20 in Paste Magazine's 25 Best Movie Performances of the Decade (2009).
Announced her engagement to Adam Shulman, having been in a relationship with him since November 2008 [November 28, 2011].
One of British Vogue's Best Dressed women of 2011.
Ranked #7 on the 2011 Maxim list "Hot 100" women.
Named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year at Harvard University.
Friends with Jake Gyllenhaal Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Bradley Cooper.
(September 29, 2012) Married boyfriend of 3 years Adam Shulman in a Christian (her faith)/Jewish (his) midnight ceremony, wearing a gown designed by Valentino, before 100 guests in Big Sur, California following a 10 month-long engagement.
Is one of 8 actresses who have won an Academy Award for their performance in a musical. The others in chronological order are Rita Moreno, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Hudson and Emma Stone.
(January 8, 2014) Almost drowned when she nearly swept out to sea while vacationing in Oahu, Hawaii. She got caught up in a riptide, and while her husband, Adam Shulman, lay out of earshot on the beach, a fast-acting surfer came to her rescue. According the New York Post's Page Six, she began waving her arms and screaming as the waves engulfed her, catching the attention of the local man who ran down the beach to her aid with a boogie board.
Is a good friend with Les Misérables (2012) co-star Hugh Jackman. In fact he suggested Anne for the role of Fantine which later she won every major award for and thanked him in her speeches.
Was the 140th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Les Misérables (2012) at The Oscars (2013) on February 24, 2013.
Is one of 13 actresses to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich (2000), Renée Zellweger for Cold Mountain (2003), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), Helen Mirren for The Queen (2006), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008), Mo'Nique for Precious (2009), Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010), Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011), Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013), Patricia Arquette for Boyhood (2014) and Julianne Moore for Still Alice (2014).
Johnny Depp is one of her favorite actors. She worked with him on Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).
Is one of 27 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical; hers being Les Misérables (2012). The others, in chronological order, are: Bessie Love for The Broadway Melody (1929), Grace Moore for One Night of Love (1934), Jean Hagen for Singin' in the Rain (1952), Marjorie Rambeau for Torch Song (1953), Dorothy Dandridge for Carmen Jones (1954), Deborah Kerr for The King and I (1956), Rita Moreno for West Side Story (1961), Gladys Cooper for My Fair Lady (1964)), Julie Andrews for Mary Poppins (1964), The Sound of Music (1965), and Victor Victoria (1982), Debbie Reynolds for The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), Peggy Wood for The Sound of Music (1965), Carol Channing for Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Kay Medford for Funny Girl (1968), Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (1968), Liza Minnelli for Cabaret (1972), Ronee Blakley for Nashville (1975), Lily Tomlin for Nashville (1975), Ann-Margret for Tommy (1975), Lesley Ann Warren for Victor Victoria (1982), Amy Irving for Yentl (1983), Nicole Kidman for Moulin Rouge! (2001), Queen Latifah for Chicago (2002), Catherine Zeta-Jones for Chicago (2002), Renée Zellweger for Chicago (2002), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), Penélope Cruz for Nine (2009), Meryl Streep for Into the Woods (2014), and Emma Stone for La La Land (2016).
Is one of 22 Oscar-winning actresses to have been born in the state of New York. The others are Alice Brady, Teresa Wright, Anne Revere, Celeste Holm, Claire Trevor, Judy Holliday, Shirley Booth, Susan Hayward, Patty Duke, Anne Bancroft, Barbra Streisand, Jane Fonda, Lee Grant, Beatrice Straight, Whoopi Goldberg, Mercedes Ruehl, Marisa Tomei, Mira Sorvino, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Connelly and Melissa Leo.
LL Cool J called Anne Hathaway "stunning".
Did all of her own singing in Les Misérables (2012).
When she was a guest on Lip Sync Battle (2015), LL Cool J called her and Emily Blunt two of the most powerful stars of the big screen, as they face off in a Devil Wears Prada reunion battle.
Mother, with husband Adam Shulman, of two sons Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman (b. March 24, 2016) and Jack Shulman (b. November 2019).
Anne was first bitten by the acting bug at the age of six when she watched her mother perform the part of Fantine in a stage production of Les Miserables. Twenty-five years later, Anne would perform the part of Fantine in Tom Hooper's film version of Les Miserables, for which she won an astounding thirty-five awards worldwide and was nominated for another seventeen.
Was 5 months pregnant with her son Jonathan when she completed filming Colossal (2016).
Returned to work 7 months after giving birth to her son Jonathan to begin filming Ocean's Eight (2018).
Has worked with Helena Bonham Carter in 4 films: Alice in Wonderland (2010), Les Misérables (2012), Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016), and Ocean's Eight (2018).
She has worked with 3 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: Ang Lee, Jonathan Demme, and Tom Hooper.
She was scheduled for the lead in Knocked Up (2007) but dropped out due to creative differences. In an interview, she revealed that she objected to Judd Apatow's plan to use footage of a real birth.
She was nominated for the 2018 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Performing Arts category.
Turned down the role of Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook (2012) due to "creative differences" with director David O. Russell. The role went to Jennifer Lawrence who won an Oscar for her performance. Hathaway also went on to win an Oscar the same year as Lawrence, for Best Supporting Actress in Les Misérables (2012).
She has appeared in one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Brokeback Mountain (2005).
Was 5 months pregnant with her son Jack when she completed filming on The Witches (2020).
Considers Michelle Pfeiffer to be one of her influences. She would go on to portray one of Pfeiffer's most iconic roles, Selina Kyle, in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Alumna of the AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Class of 1993.
She was inducted into the 2019-2020 Class of New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Entertainment category.
Returned to work 10 months after giving birth to her son Jack to begin filming Lockdown.