Anne Hathaway Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Anne Hathaway Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

American actress Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born on November 12, 1982. She was among the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015. She has won numerous honours, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Her films have earned over $6.8 billion globally, and in 2009, she was listed among Forbes' Celebrity 100.

In high school, Hathaway participated in several plays. She was chosen for the television series Get Real while she was a youngster (1999–2000), and her breakthrough part came in the Disney comedy The Princess Diaries (2001). After appearing in several family-friendly films, such as Ella Enchanted (2004), Hathaway transitioned to adult roles in the thriller Brokeback Mountain in 2005. Her biggest commercial success up to that moment was the comedy-drama The Devil Wears Prada (2006), in which she portrayed an editor's assistant for a fashion magazine. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her work as a recovering addict in the 2008 movie Rachel Getting Married.

The comedy Get Smart (2008), the love stories Bride Wars (2009), Valentine's Day (2010), and Love & Other Drugs (2010), as well as the fantasy movie Alice in Wonderland (2010), were all commercial successes that Hathaway went on to star in. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2012 for her performances as Fantine, a prostitute who is dying of tuberculosis in the musical Les Misérables, and as Catwoman in her highest-grossing movie of the year, The Dark Knight Rises. Since then, she has portrayed a scientist in the science fiction film Interstellar (2014), the owner of an online fashion store in the comedy The Intern (2015), a pretentious actress in the heist movie Ocean's 8 (2018), a con man in the comedy The Hustle (2019), and Rebekah Neumann in the miniseries WeCrashed (2022).

Hathaway has performed on stage, recorded music for soundtracks, hosted events, and received a Primetime Emmy Award for her voice work in the animated television series The Simpsons. She backs a number of charity projects. She promotes gender equality as a UN Women goodwill ambassador and is on the board of the Lollipop Theatre Network, which shows films to kids in hospitals. Hathaway and actor and entrepreneur Adam Shulman have two sons together.

Early Years

Brooklyn, New York City's Anne Jacqueline "Annie" Hathaway, was born on November 12, 1982. Her mother Kate (née McCauley) is a former actress, and her father Gerald is a labour lawyer. Joe McCauley, a radio host at WIP (AM) Philadelphia, was Hathaway's maternal grandpa. Her father has Irish, French, English, and German ancestry, and her mother is of Irish descent. Shakespeare's wife's name was adopted for Hathaway. Her brothers are Thomas, her younger brother, and Michael, her older brother. Hathaway was reared in Millburn, New Jersey after the family relocated there when she was six years old.

Hathaway became enamoured with the theatre at the age of eight after seeing her mother play Fantine in the first national tour of Les Misérables, but her parents were not keen on letting her pursue an acting career. Following this, Kate gave up her career in acting to raise Hathaway and her brothers. Hathaway was brought up as a Roman Catholic with what she describes as "really strong values," and as a little girl, she dreamed of becoming a nun. However, acting has always been a top priority for her. When she was fifteen years old and discovered her elder brother was gay, her connection with the Catholic Church shifted. Because of the church's embrace of homosexuality, her family left it and later abandoned Episcopalianism as well. Hathaway called her religious views "a work in progress" in 2009.

Hathaway attended Wyoming Elementary School in Millburn and Brooklyn Heights Montessori School. She attended Millburn High School, where she participated in numerous productions, including Once Upon a Mattress, in which she played Winnifred, and played football. Later, she made appearances in other productions at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, including Jane Eyre and Gigi. In 1993, she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and was the first teenager to be accepted into the acting programme of the Barrow Group Theatre Company. She attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, for a number of semesters while majoring in English and minoring in Political Science before transferring to New York University's Gallatin School of Individualised Study.

Hathaway performed in plays at Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey, and at Carnegie Hall in 1998 and 1999 with the All-Eastern U.S. High School Honours Chorus. She cites Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn as two actresses whose performance and looks were likened to hers in the beginning of her film career. Hathaway was given the part of Get Real in the short-lived Fox television series three days after her performance at Carnegie Hall. Along with Jesse Eisenberg, Debrah Farentino, and Jon Tenney, she portrayed the adolescent Meghan Green. Despite her early success, Hathaway battled anxiety and depression as an adolescent; nevertheless, she claimed in 2008 that she had since recovered. She skipped her first semester of college to focus on the making of The Princess Diaries (2001), her feature film debut. Hathaway claims that because she enjoyed being around people who "were trying to grow up," she never regretted not finishing her degree.


Early roles and breakthroughs from 2001 to 2004

Hathaway played the lead in the 2001 Disney films The Princess Diaries and The Other Side of Heaven, both comedies. The former follows teenage Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway), who learns that she is the heir to the throne of the fictional Kingdom of Genovia, and is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. While waiting for her aircraft to New Zealand to take off, Hathaway tried out for the part. The movie's director, Garry Marshall, first selected Liv Tyler for the part but decided to cast Anne Hathaway after hearing from his granddaughters that she had the nicest "princess" hair. The movie was a huge commercial success, earning $165 million globally. In the titular part, Hathaway "shines" and "generates great chemistry," according to a BBC critic, and The New York Times' Elvis Mitchell called her "royalty in the making, a young comic talent with a scramble of features." For the part, she was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance. In Mitch Davis' film The Other Side of Heaven, Hathaway co-starred with Christopher Gorham. The movie, which took its inspiration from John H. Groberg's autobiography In the Eye of the Storm, received largely unfavourable reviews and bombed at the box office.

Because of the popularity of The Princess Diaries, People magazine named Anne Hathaway one of the year's most promising newcomers. Hathaway performed in the City Centre Encores in February 2002. Carnival's concert production! in her onstage debut in New York City. She portrayed Lili, an upbeat orphan who develops feelings for a magician. Hathaway received two weeks of voice coaching prior to working with the entire cast in rehearsals. At the first read-through, she had practically all of her songs and lines memorised. The majority of critics commended her for competing with well-known performers and hailed her as a rising star. Charles Isherwood of Variety gave the musical a strong review, calling Hathaway the show's high point and applauding her "remarkably unaffected and winning" performance. A Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Female was given to her. Later, Hathaway provided the voices for the first three The Princess Diaries audiobooks.

Over the following three years, Hathaway played princesses and made appearances in family-friendly films, which helped her establish a reputation as a positive role model for kids in the general public. She portrayed Haru Yoshioka in the English dub of The Cat Returns (2002) before starring in the well-received comedy-drama Nicholas Nickleby (2002) directed by Douglas McGrath. Less than $4 million worth of tickets were sold for the movie in North America, where it was not widely distributed. Hathaway starred as the titular character in the romantic fantasy comedy Ella Enchanted (2004), but the movie did poorly at the box office. She noted that the script was originally much closer to the book but did not work as a film and that she consequently preferred the film the way it became. She had read the novel on which the movie is based for the first time when she was 16 years old. The movie opened to generally conflicting reviews. On the soundtrack to the movie, Hathaway contributed vocals to three songs, including a duet with Jesse McCartney.

Since The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement's production schedule conflicted with The Phantom of the Opera's production schedule in 2003, Hathaway declined the role of Christine Daaé. She was initially apprehensive and anxious about appearing in the follow-up, but she consented after Marshall persuaded her that there was nothing she was repeating. Despite receiving negative reviews upon its August 2004 release, the $40 million budgeted movie generated $95.1 million.

2005–2008: Adapting to adult positions and receiving critical acclaim

Despite claiming that "anyone who was a role model for children needs a reprieve," Hathaway wrote in a 2008 article that "it's lovely to think that my audience is growing up with me." She started acting in adult roles to avoid being typecast. After taking Tara Strong's place as Red Puckett's voice in Hoodwinked! She played a pampered socialite in the drama Havoc (2005) and appeared nude in certain of the film's scenes. Hathaway denied that her role was an effort to be perceived as a more mature actress, despite the fact that the movie had a different theme from her previous works. She cited her conviction that performing nudity in some movies is simply a part of what her chosen form of art requires of her; as a result, she does not find appearing nude in appropriate movies to be morally objectionable. Due to unfavourable reviews, the movie was not presented in theatres in the United States.

In Ang Lee's 2005 film Brokeback Mountain, Hathaway co-starred with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. She played Jack Gyllenhaal's wife, Lureen, and he played Ennis, two men who were married to women. The movie depicts their emotional and sexual relationship. Hathaway was originally given the part of Alma, Ennis' wife, in the script, but after reading it she decided to try out for Lureen. She lied to Lee at her audition about having experience riding a horse in order to get the part, but she afterwards started taking lessons. The movie was praised by critics and nominated for multiple Academy Awards. According to Todd McCarthy of Variety and Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, Hathaway "provides an entertaining contrast in wifely disappointment" as she "excels at showing Lureen's journey from cutie-pie to hard case". In a later interview, Hathaway said that the movie's content was more significant than its box office performance and that working on it had helped her realise the types of stories she wanted to portray as an actor. She then understood that she wanted to play parts that would inspire audiences or otherwise occupy them with entertainment that would make them forget about their own lives.

Based on Lauren Weisberger's book of the same name, Hathaway appeared in David Frankel's comedy-drama The Devil Wears Prada in 2006. In the movie, she plays a recent college grad who accepts a position as a co-assistant to Miranda Priestly, a strong fashion magazine editor (played by Meryl Streep). Hathaway later referred to her status as "the ninth choice" for the part as an example for people to never lose up. She volunteered to work as an assistant at an auction house for a few weeks in order to practise for the role. Although she acknowledged that her personal style was something she "still can't get right," she claimed that working on the movie increased her respect for the fashion industry significantly from what it was before. While on their weight-loss plan for the movie, she and Emily Blunt's co-stars became so hungry that they started crying. Positive reviews for The Devil Wears Prada were given; Roger Ebert referred to Hathaway as "a great beauty who makes a convincing career girl," and Rotten Tomatoes stated that "Streep was in top form and Anne Hathaway more than holding her own." Her biggest commercial success up to that point, the movie brought in more than $326.5 million globally.

Hathaway was first cast in Knocked Up, but she withdrew before filming ever started, and Katherine Heigl took her place. This, according to writer-director Judd Apatow, occurred because Hathaway felt the use of real video of a woman giving birth did not advance the plot of the movie. She appeared as the titular English novelist Jane Austen in the biographical love drama Becoming Jane, which was her only release in 2007. Hathaway, an Austen devotee since she was 14, studied the author's letters and reread her works in order to prepare for the part. She also picked up sign language, calligraphy, dance choreography, and the piano. A month before filming started, she relocated to England to work on her English accent. Even though several critics criticised her accent and acting, she was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Actress for the movie.

Hathaway presided over an episode of the NBC late-night sketch comedy Saturday Night Live in October 2008. She also played Agent 99 in Peter Segal's cinematic adaptation of the Mel Brooks comedy series Get Smart. Hathaway trained in dancing and martial arts in preparation for the part, which she described as "a childhood dream come true". She needed 15 stitches after splitting the flesh off of her shin while filming an action scene. The movie, which followed an analyst who wants to work as a real field agent and improve his spy skills, was a commercial success. Her next film, Passengers, a mystery-thriller starring Patrick Wilson, was a critical and financial flop. Then, Hathaway played Kym, a young woman who returns home for her sister's wedding after finishing drug rehab, in Jonathan Demme's drama Rachel Getting Married. "Narcissistic—downright selfish" was how she described her character. Hathaway's portrayal in Rachel Getting Married, which had its world premiere at the 2008 Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, received a lot of praise. She is "raw and riveting," according to Peter Travers, who also said that she "acts the hell out of it, achieving a state of sorrowful grace" in the part. She was nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes.

Romantic comedies and event hosting from 2009 to 2011

Bride Wars, which Hathaway starred in and called "hideously commercial—gloriously so," was released in 2009. She and Kate Hudson starred in the romantic comedy as two best friends who turn into rivals when their nuptials are set for the same day. It was a critical flop and was listed by Time as one of the top ten worst chick films of all time in 2010. Despite this, the movie made money and netted Anne Hathaway a nomination for an MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance. In a summer 2009 performance of Twelfth Night at the Delacorte Theatre in New York City, she portrayed the title character, Viola. Hathaway "dives smoothly and with obvious pleasure into the embrace of a cohesive ensemble cast," according to Charles Isherwood. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her performance in the part. She was also honoured with a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010 for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for her work on The Simpsons' "Once Upon a Time in Springfield" episode. In 2010 and 2011, Hathaway provided the voices for various characters in Family Guy.

In Garry Marshall's ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day, which starred Topher Grace as a clerk, Hathaway portrayed a receptionist who dates the character. In spite of having a $52 million budget, the movie made more than $215 million worldwide. Alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp, Hathaway portrayed the White Queen in Tim Burton's 2010 film adaptation of the fantasy books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Hathaway described her portrayal of the White Queen as "a punk-rock vegan pacifist", drawing inspiration from Debbie Harry and the works of Dan Flavin. She summarised her character with a caption on a magnet depicting Happy Bunny wielding a knife: "Cute but psycho. Things even out." Critics gave Alice in Wonderland mixed reviews, praising the visuals but criticising the story's lack of consistency. It earned $1 billion in sales, making it the second-highest-grossing movie of 2010.

In Edward Zwick's sensual romantic comedy-drama Love & Other Drugs, based on Jamie Reidy's nonfiction book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman, Hathaway reconnected with Jake Gyllenhaal as a free-spirited artist with Parkinson's illness. In order to prepare for the part, Anne Hathaway spent time with a Parkinson's patient to learn about the condition. She also viewed films of Kate Winslet and Penélope Cruz, who, in Hathaway's opinion, have handled nudity with grace and empathy. She was confident that viewers of socially conservative films would not be put off by these scenes. The adult romance in the movie received positive reviews from critics, although they weren't very excited about the plot. Hathaway was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical and received a Satellite Award for her "warm, lovable" performance, which Ebert praised. Hathaway co-hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway in December 2010 alongside actor Denzel Washington. James Franco and she presented the 83rd Academy Awards two months later. Although they didn't think much of their chemistry, the critics felt that Hathaway gave it her all and did a better job than Franco, who they thought lacked enthusiasm. She received a nomination for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

Hathaway provided the voice of Jewel, a female Rio de Janeiro-based Spix's macaw, in the animated movie Rio, which was made by 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios. Film critics gave the movie largely favourable reviews, praising the visuals, voice acting, and soundtrack. It was a commercial triumph, earning more than $484 million globally against a $90 million budget. Later, in Lone Scherfig's One Day, based on David Nicholls' 2009 novel of the same name, Hathaway co-starred with Jim Sturgess. In the movie, two young people who had a platonic one-night stand together meet together every year for twenty years. Since One Day is set in Britain and Scherfig was not looking for any American actresses for the part, Hathaway was covertly given the script. After a fruitless meeting with Scherfig, Hathaway left the director a list of songs; after hearing them, the filmmaker chose the actress for the role. Hathaway later expressed concern that, by not believing Scherfig to be a capable director, which she believed to be due to her gender, she may have unintentionally promoted misogyny. In the movie, Hathaway's Yorkshire accent was thought to be lacking. When reviewing the movie on BBC Radio 4's Front Row, columnist Suzanne Moore noted that Hathaway's accents were "all over the shop" and that sometimes you couldn't tell whether she was from Scotland or New York. While the movie itself received divisive reviews from critics, it moderately succeeded at the box office.

Les Misérables and Christopher Nolan films from 2012 to 2014

2012 saw the release of Hathaway's L. She received an Audie Award nomination for Best Solo Narration - Female for her performance of Frank Baum's 1900 book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which was published at Then, in The Dark Knight Rises, the concluding film in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, she portrayed the cunning, morally dubious cat burglar Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Hathaway admitted that she went in for her audition with only one character in mind and that she only found out her role after speaking with Nolan for an hour. As she had to step up her efforts in the gym to keep up with the demands of the role, she characterised it as her most physically taxing assignment to that point. She spent a lot of time practising martial arts, and she modelled her Catwoman character after Hedy Lamarr. The Dark Knight Rises was the third-highest grossing movie of 2012 after receiving positive reviews and earning over $1 billion worldwide. Hathaway has a "magnetic presence," according to IGN writer Jim Vejvoda, who also noted that she "imbues her [character] with a wounded spirit and a survivor's edge that makes her feel genuine and sympathetic." For her work, she was given the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, a motion picture adaptation of the stage musical of the same name, Hathaway played Fantine, a prostitute who was dying of tuberculosis. Hooper praised the actress' vocals as "raw" and "real" after seeing footage of her performing the movie's song "I Dreamed a Dream" at the 2012 CinemaCon. Hathaway researched prostitution, chopped her hair, and consumed less than 500 calories a day to lose 25 pounds (11 kg) in order to look the part. She sent her husband back to the States during the London shoot so she could get into her character's headspace alone; this made her more irritable. According to Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post, Anne Hathaway, who plays the tragic heroine Fantine, sings another of the unforgettable songs, is the "centrepiece of a movie composed entirely of centrepieces." She received the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA Awards. Hathaway responded with a "Eh" when asked if she was happy with her role in the movie. Hathaway's cover of "I Dreamed a Dream" peaked at number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2013.

After making a fleeting appearance in the 2013 love comedy Don Jon, Hathaway went on to star in and co-produce Song One alongside her husband and others. She portrayed an anthropology student who, after visiting her crippled brother Henry (played by Ben Rosenfield) at home, soon develops feelings for James Forester (played by Johnny Flynn), Henry's favourite singer. After finding Hathaway for the role, the movie's writer and director Kate Barker-Froyland modified the character's age from 19 to an older woman. The actress claimed that the movie's portrayal of the therapeutic value of music and second chances was the reason she made the decision to produce it. She contributed her vocals to the song "Afraid of Heights" on the movie's soundtrack. In the US, Song One made its debut. Dramatic Competition at the 30th Sundance Film Festival in January 2014, and it received mixed reviews from reviewers when it was released in theatres the following year. The movie didn't make back its $6 million investment in the box office.

In Rio 2, her third movie with Jamie Foxx, Hathaway resumed her role as Jewel. Rio 2 was released in 2014. The $103 million budget was roughly five times overpaid in revenue. In 2014, she only appeared in Christopher Nolan's sweeping science fiction thriller Interstellar. The movie, which is set in a dystopian future in which humankind is fighting for survival, centres on a crew of astronauts who use a wormhole to travel in search of a new planet for humanity. Dr. Amelia Brand, a NASA scientist who was one of the astronauts, was played by Hathaway. The high-profile project, which also starred Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain, had a $165 million budget and was primarily shot with IMAX cameras. Hathaway was intrigued by how her character changed from being haughty to becoming more humble. Because the dry suit she was wearing had not been properly fastened, she almost died from hypothermia while filming a water scene in Iceland. She was praised for playing the position of a scientist who couldn't decide between her duties as a professional and her sentiments with "soulful nuance" by critics for The Independent and Empire, who considered her to be "affecting" in the role. Hathaway received a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Actress for Interstellar, which brought in over $701 million worldwide.

Comedic roles and career changes from 2015 to 2021

In the inaugural season of the musical reality series Lip Sync Battle, Hathaway made her debut in 2015. She performed "Love" by Mary J. Blige and "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus in the episode, competing against Emily Blunt, her co-star from The Devil Wears Prada. Hathaway only had one film out in 2015, which was Nancy Meyers' The Intern. It depicts the tale of Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who becomes a senior intern at Jules Ostin's (Hathaway) online fashion website. She had wanted to work with her favourite actors, De Niro and Meyers, and after being moved by the film's plot, she went in for a third audition for a Meyers movie. A reviewer for Roger Ebert's website called her "extremely appealing," and a critic for New York magazine commented, "The Intern gets off on De Niro's amiability and Hathaway's sweet energy." The reviews for the movie were mostly positive. Despite having a $35 million budget, the movie made $194 million worldwide. Be My Cat: A Film for Anne, a 2015 found footage horror movie about a Romanian wannabe director who goes to surprising lengths to get Anne Hathaway to act in his movie, was officially chosen and had its North American premiere at the 2016 Nashville Film Festival.

In the 2016 follow-up to Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Hathaway played the White Queen once more. When Garry Marshall, who was supposed to helm The Princess Diaries 3, passed away in March of that year, it was claimed that she would reprise her role for the sequel. On Barbra Streisand's 2016 album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, a number of actors are mentioned, including Anne Hathaway. She portrayed the part of Maggie, one of a trio of dancers seeking to get cast in a forthcoming production, and sang 'At The Ballet' from A Chorus Line with Daisy Ridley. Her final movie that year was Colossal, a science fiction black comedy directed by Nacho Vigalondo and starring Jason Sudeikis. Hathaway was the first actress to agree to participate in the production at a period when it lacked funding, playing an unemployed young writer. She was captivated to the script's mix of genres and later compared it to one of her favourite films, Being John Malkovich (1999). Critics gave the movie high marks, but it only made $4 million at the box office.

After a two-year hiatus from acting, Hathaway returned to the big screen in Gary Ross' all-female Ocean's 8 spinoff as a well-known actress. The movie, in which Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett also star, centres on a crew of thieves who scheme to rob the Met Gala. Hathaway enjoyed playing a character with a big ego and thought the role gave her a chance to "lean into all the ridiculous fame nonsense that I've been trying to side-step for all of these years." She hoped the movie would be successful so it could refute the myth that female-led films don't do well on the box office. The film's best moments belong to Hathaway as the anxious, vain, and capricious starlet. She's the only successful meld of comedy and pathos—a victim of the celebrity treadmill who is also capable of outsmarting it. Ocean's 8 was a box office success, earning over $297 million globally against a $70 million budget.

The comedic The Hustle and the thriller Serenity, Hathaway's first two films of 2019, failed to impress critics. She co-starred in the former movie with Matthew McConaughey as a lady who hires her ex-husband to kill her new violent spouse; she had her hair tinted blonde for the part. Her femme fatale character was likened to "a kind of live-action Jessica Rabbit" by The Washington Post, which described her performance as "cartoonish". The latter movie was a remake of the sleeper smash from 1988, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which also starred Rebel Wilson. The following episode of the romantic comedy Modern Love on Amazon Prime Video featured Hathaway as a woman suffering from bipolar disorder. In Todd Haynes' courtroom drama Dark Waters, which is about environmental poisoning done by the chemical firm DuPont, she later portrayed the wife of Mark Ruffalo's character. Owen Gleiberman described her supporting role as "a piercing dance of agony and loyalty" in a Variety article.

The Last Thing He Wanted (2020), a political thriller inspired on Joan Didion's book of the same name, marked the start of Hathaway's decade. She believed that, given her own "puppy dog" mentality, she would be an unexpected choice to play a forceful journalist. Critics gave it poor reviews. Then she starred in Robert Zemeckis' adaptation of the same-named novel, The Witches, in which she played a wicked witch. Critics gave the movie a mixed bag of reviews and thought the 1990 version was better. Hathaway received nominations for Worst Actress at the 41st Golden Raspberry Awards thanks to her work in both movies. She starred in Doug Liman's crime movie Locked Down in 2021, which had its HBO Max debut. It also starred Chiwetel Ejiofor and was set during the COVID-19 pandemic. With little funding, the movie was made over the period of 18 days. The Amazon Prime Video anthology series Solos, in which she then appeared, cast her in a role for one of its episodes.

Critical resurgence from 2022 to the present

In the Apple TV+ miniseries WeCrashed, about the startup WeWork, Hathaway co-starred with Jared Leto and served as the series' executive producer. Positive reviews were given to it, with special attention being paid to Hathaway's portrayal of Rebekah Neumann. Her refusal to "turn Rebekah into an exaggerated caricature of an entitled woo-woo type, which ultimately only makes Rebekah funnier" was praised by Angie Han of The Hollywood Reporter. Hathaway played a role modelled after Gray's mother in James Gray's semi-autobiographical historical drama Armageddon Time. In contrast, Owen Gleiberman of Variety commended Hathaway for rendering her character "at once affectionate and blinkered" in his review of her performance in Rachel Getting Married. David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter deemed it her best performance since Rachel Getting Married.

Eileen, a thriller starring Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie and based on the same-named novel by Ottessa Moshfegh, premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Hathaway described the idea as "Carol meets Reservoir Dogs" and was cast as a gorgeous criminal psychotherapist. According to Ryan Lattanzio of IndieWire, who called the movie a "perverse folie à deux," Anne Hathaway "has never been better in a role that feels tailor-made for her." Rebecca Miller's romantic comedy She Came to Me, in which Hathaway played a supporting role, was presented at the Berlin International Film Festival that year.

The psychological suspense thriller Mothers' Instinct, which will serve as a remake of the 2018 Belgian film of the same name, will be the next project for Hathaway and Jessica Chastain.

Public image

John Hiscock of The Daily Telegraph commented in 2014 that Anne Hathaway is a "well-grounded, friendly young woman with a good sense of humor, a wide smile, and an easy-going attitude" when describing her off-screen persona. In addition, according to Hiscock, despite her enormous success, she has never "gone Hollywood" and has stayed close to her friends. Hathaway is described as "wise beyond her years" by The Intern director Nancy Meyers, who also recognized Hathaway's girl next door persona in her book 365 Style. She was described as a "sincere," "warm," and "funny" woman by journalist Laura Brown. The Atlantic said that some media pundits accused her of being "annoying" and making "awkward" jokes after her 2013 award acceptance remarks for Les Misérables. Regarding this, Hathaway said she initially experiences stage fright but has since overcome it and developed into a more sympathetic person. People have this perception of me as simply being a very prim, professional person, which I suppose I am, but I do let loose and have fun in my life, she remarked in reference to her projected image.

Charles Isherwood remarked of Anne Hathaway's performance in Twelfth Night that "on screen or onstage Ms. Hathaway possesses the unmistakable glow of a natural star" Her career has been described as "subtle brilliance that has largely gone unnoticed" by an Esquire writer who claimed that many of her strong performances had gone unreported. Hathaway admitted in 2015 that she had trouble securing serious jobs or ones that weren't about princesses after her breakout performance in The Princess Diaries. People's Judi Gugliemli claims that Hathaway used her concern about being stereotyped as inspiration to create a diverse collection of work. Gugliemli said that the secret to her success was her ability to thoroughly research her roles. She was praised for her willingness to appear in a variety of genres, from tragedies to action comedy, by a writer for The Daily Telegraph. Hathaway hopes to portray a variety of parts, collaborate with numerous filmmakers, and act in numerous movies. She claimed that she would be "lost" without acting and felt fortunate to have made it her career. She is a trained stage actress who says she is frightened of playing in front of the camera and prefers performing on stage to film roles. "I always think that every movie I make will be my last, and I always think that I have to go out and persuade everyone to employ me. I'm still trying out," she stated.

In 2015, according to Forbes, Hathaway was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. As of 2017, she has also ranked among the highest-grossing actresses of the twenty-first century. She received an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009 and was listed on Forbes' annual Celebrity 100 list with earnings of $7 million. Her movies have made $6.7 billion globally as of July 2018. Hathaway, who is listed among the top actresses in the world by Vanity Fair, is sought after by both directors and cosmetics businesses, according to Catherine Elsworth of The Daily Telegraph. She began working for French luxury fragrance and cosmetics brand Lancôme in January 2008 as the "Magnifique" fragrance's face. She replaced him as the new face of the Italian brand Tod's in 2011. 

Numerous media outlets have taken notice of Hathaway's beauty and sex appeal; FHM, People, Maxim, Empire, and Entertainment Weekly have all listed her among the year's sexiest women. She was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful Women in Film by the Los Angeles Times Magazine in 2011. She was referred to as "the hottest young actress in Hollywood" by Elsworth in 2008. Hathaway argued that she lacks sex appeal and has a "good girl" image. Because she feels confident in her own skin, she has declined to receive Botox treatment.


Hathaway has long been a supporter of the Nike Foundation's efforts to combat child marriage. She traveled to Nicaragua for a week in July 2006 to assist with the hepatitis A vaccination of youngsters. She has also been to other nations, such as Kenya and Ethiopia, to advocate for the rights of women and girls. She received recognition for her generosity in 2008 from the Human Rights Campaign, as well as for her work with Step Up Women's Network, at Elle's Women in Hollywood tribute. In 2010, she joined forces with the World Bank for the two-year development program The Girl Effect, whose goal is to support the empowerment of girls in both developing and developed countries, where one-third of young women are not in school or the workforce. She narrated Girl Rising, a CNN documentary program that examined the value of female education and followed seven girls as they attempted to overcome challenges and pursue their aspirations, in 2013.

Hathaway is a member of the Lollipop Theatre Network board and is active in the Human Rights Campaign, Creative Coalition, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Hathaway received the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador title in 2016 as a result of her support for gender equality. The following year, she advocated for paid parental leave for both men and women on International Women's Day. Hathaway has argued for more professional chances for women and condemned Hollywood as not being a place of equality in an effort to raise awareness of systematic sexism in the entertainment business. In order to defend women from harassment and discrimination, she founded the Time's Up project in 2018 in partnership with 300 other women in Hollywood.

Private life

Hathaway and Italian property developer Raffaello Follieri started dating in 2004. The Manhattan-based Follieri Foundation specialized in projects like giving children in underdeveloped nations access to vaccinations. The IRS began looking into it in June 2008 because it had not submitted the necessary nonprofit information forms. Follieri was detained in June 2008 on suspicion of scamming investors of millions of dollars through a scheme in which he pretended to be the Vatican's real estate agent. As part of their ongoing inquiry into Follieri's actions, the FBI reportedly took Hathaway's personal journals from his flat in New York City. Hathaway was not accused of any wrongdoing. After earlier entering a guilty plea, Follieri was given a four and a half year prison term in October 2008.

Early in 2007, Hathaway discussed her struggles with depression while still a teen, adding that she eventually managed to do so without taking any medications. After a trying summer and the breakdown of her relationship with Follieri, she started smoking in 2008. She returned to being a vegetarian after quitting smoking, which she attributes to the following decrease in her stress level. Early in 2012, Hathaway converted to veganism, but she gave it up in 2014.

On September 29, 2012, in Big Sur, California, Hathaway wed businessman and actor Adam Shulman in a religious ceremony. In March 2016, their first son was born. In that same year, Hathaway paid $2.55 million for an apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side, where she now resides with Shulman and their son. Hathaway and Shulman donated the proceeds from the sale of their wedding photo to the organization Freedom to Marry, which promotes same-sex marriage. Additionally, they hosted Freedom to Marry's National Engagement Party, which raised $500,000 for the organization. Hathaway said their second child was on the way in July 2019 and talked openly about her challenges with conception and infertility. In November 2019, they had their second son.

Politics Hathaway backs initiatives for immigration rights, gun control, and abortion rights. She has condemned the anti-immigration measures taken by the previous administration of Donald Trump. Hathaway has provided money to groups that promote the legalization of same-sex marriage and is a supporter of LGBT rights. In an Instagram post, she said that Black people "fear for their lives daily in America and have done so for generations," speaking out against issues including homophobia, school bullying, transphobia, and white supremacy.

Hathaway backed Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama's presidential bid during the 2012 US presidential election. Four years later, in 2016, she participated in a benefit concert at the St. James Theatre in New York City with Sienna Miller, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emily Blunt, and Helen Mirren to support the campaign of fellow Democratic politician Hillary Clinton that year. She backed Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

In reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Hathaway expressed her "sincere prayers to the people of Ukraine" and gave money to UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Ukrainian Red Cross Society to aid those affected by the conflict. She commended the inclusion of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who delivered a televised message during the opening ceremony, at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2023.

Accolades and acting credits

The Princess Diaries (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005, 2006), Get Smart (2008, 2009), Rachel Getting Married (2008, 2009), Valentine's Day (2010, 2010), Alice in Wonderland (2010, 2010), Love and Other Drugs (2010, 2012), The Dark Knight Rises (2012, 2012), Les Misérables (2012, 2012), Interstellar (2014, 2015), The Intern (2015, 2015), and Colossal (2016, 2016). According to the

For two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and a British Academy Film Award, Hathaway has received nominations. For her work in Les Misérables, she received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress. Additionally, she received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for her work as a voice actor in a 2010 Simpsons episode. Hathaway was one of 50 candidates for the New Jersey Hall of Fame, which recognizes accomplishments to society and the global community, in November 2018. For her services to the film industry, Hathaway was awarded a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2019. 

Quick Bio


Annie, Ann




40 years old (in 2023)

Date of Birth

November 12, 1982

Full Name

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway


Actress and Singer



Zodiac Sign



Degree in English and Political Science


Millburn High School, New Jersey


Vassar College Poughkeepsie, New York University, New York


Actress and Singer

Height, Weight & Physical Stats


5 foot 6 inches (1.73 m)


55 kg (121 lb)


25 inches

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

5 US

Dress Size

4 US



Gerald Hathaway


Kate McCauley Hathaway


Michael, Thomas

Marital Status



Adam Shulman

No. of Children



Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman

Anne Hathaway Favorites


Reading Books and Novels, Swimming, Listening to Music The Secret Garden (By Frances Hodgson Burnett)

Favorite Movie

Elizabeth (1998), Stand by Me (1986), Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001), Pretty Woman (1990) and City of God (2002)

Favorite Books

The Secret Garden (By Frances Hodgson Burnett)

Favorite Cars

Volvo XC 70, Audi R8 spyder, Audi A5, Porche Carrera s converible


  • Hathaway’s parents named her Anne after Shakespeare’s wife.
  • As a child, Hathaway aspired to be a nun; she was raised a strict Catholic, but her family’s relationship with the church changed drastically after finding out that her older brother was gay.
  • Hathaway has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role as Fantine in “Les Miserables.”
  • Hathaway dated Italian real estate developer Raffaello Follieri from 2004 to 2008; Follieri got arrested in 2008 on suspicion of scamming investors of millions of dollars in a scheme to provide vaccines to underprivileged children but fortunately, Hathaway wasn’t charged with any crimes.
  • Hathaway once became a vegan for four years.

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