Anne Hathaway


Born: 12 November 1982
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Best known as: The Oscar-winning star of Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway is the busy star who won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2013 for her role in the film Les Miserables. Anne Hathaway first broke through in the 2001 Disney comedy The Princess Diaries (with Julie Andrews and Mandy Moore), as an awkward American teen who learns she's really a princess. The movie was a box office success and Anne Hathaway was suddenly a rising star: tall, dark-haired, with a screen persona that mixed naivete with determination. She then co-starred in 2002's Nicholas Nickleby (based on the novel by Charles Dickens), and was cast as the lead in 2004's Ella Enchanted, in which she sang a duet with pop star Jesse McCartney. She also starred in a 2004 sequel to her original hit, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. In a conscious move to break away from her position as a star for young audiences, Hathaway took on darker, edgier roles in 2005, appearing in Barbara Kopple's Havoc (with Channing Tatum) and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain (as Jake Gyllenhaal's long-suffering wife). Her other roles include a star turn opposite Meryl Streep in the comedy The Devil Wears Prada (2006), as author Jane Austen in the mostly-made-up biopic Becoming Jane (2007), in an Oscar-nominated performance as the lead in Rachel Getting Married (2008) and as the White Queen in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (2010). In 2012 she showed her versatility by first playing Selina (aka Catwoman) in the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises, then winning the best supporting actress Oscar as the French peasant woman Fantine in the film Les Misérables.

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Anne Hathaway married jewelry designer Adam Shulman on September 29, 2012… She hosted the Academy Awards broadcast in 2011 with fellow actor James Franco… Anne Hathaway was also the name of William Shakespeare‘s wife… Before her success in The Princess Diaries, Anne Hathaway starred in the short-lived Fox TV family drama Get Real (1999).

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