Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. She made her atuação debut in the 1999 televisão series Get Real, but her first prominent role was in Disney's family comedy The Princess Diaries starring opposite Julie Andrews, which established her career.

She continued to appear in family films over the seguinte three years, with lead roles in Ella encantada and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement in 2004. Hathaway would later venture away from the "G-rated" image her early atuação career bestowed upon her, starring in the adult-themed films Havoc and Brokeback Mountain. She later starred in The Devil Wears Prada opposite Meryl Streep, Becoming Jane, in which she portrays Jane Austen, and Get Smart opposite Steve Carell.

Her atuação style has been compared to that of Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn[3] and she cites Hepburn as her favorito actress[4] and Streep as her idol.[5] People magazine named her one of 2001's breakthrough stars[6] and in 2006 she was listed as one of the world’s 50 Most Beautiful People.[7]

Contents [hide]
1 Biography
1.1 Early life and career
1.2 1999–2004: Career development
1.3 2005–2007: Career transition
1.4 2008–present: Recent and future projects
1.5 Personal life
2 Filmography
3 References
4 External links

[edit] Biography

[edit] Early life and career
Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Millburn, New Jersey, when she was six years old. She is the daughter of Gerald Hathaway, a lawyer, and Kate McCauley, an actress who inspired Hathaway to follow in her footsteps.[8] She was named after the wife of playwright William Shakespeare. She has an older brother, Michael, and a younger brother, Thomas. Hathaway has mainly Irish and French ancestry, with mais distant German and Native American roots.[9]

Hathaway was raised a Catholic with what she considered "really strong values," and has stated she wanted to be a nun during her childhood.[8][10] However, at the age of fifteen she decided not to become a nun after learning that her brother Michael was gay.[10] Despite her Catholic upbringing, she felt that she could not be part of a religion that disapproved of her brother's sexual orientation. She has stated that she is a non-denominational Christian.[10]

A very intelligent child, she was involved in a Montessori program as a preschooler and was then able to enter first grade when she was technically still a kindergartner.[11] Hathaway graduated from Millburn High School where she participated in many school plays. She performed in plays such as Jane Eyre and Gigi at New Jersey's Papermill Playhouse. Hathaway's high school performance as Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress garnered her a New Jersey Rising estrela Award nomination from the community theatre for best performance por a high school actress[12] She spent several semesters studying as an English major and women's studies minor at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York before transferring to New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.[13] She referred to her college enrollment as one of her best decisions because she enjoyed being with others who were trying to "grow up."[14] Hathaway was a member of the Barrow Group Theater Company's atuação program and was the first teenager ever admitted into the program.[15] She is a trained stage actress and has stated that she prefers appearing on stage to film roles.[8]

A soprano, Hathaway performed twice in 1998 with the All Eastern U.S. High School Honors Chorus at Carnegie Hall and has performed in plays at Seton Hall Prep in West Orange. Three days after performing at Carnegie Hall, she was cast in the short-lived 1999 televisão series Get Real at age sixteen.

[edit] 1999–2004: Career development

Hathaway made her film debut in the Garry Marshall-directed The Princess Diaries (2001). It was generally well received por critics.Hathaway starred in the 1999 raposa televisão series Get Real for one season, after which it was canceled. Her first filmed role in a motion picture was as Jean Sabin in The Other Side of Heaven opposite Christopher Gorham. Before production of Heaven began in New Zealand, she auditioned for the lead role of Mia Thermopolis in the Garry Marshall-directed The Princess Diaries. Hathaway auditioned for the role during a flight layover on the way to New Zealand and won the role after only one audition. Marshall claimed that he loved her immediately because she fell off her chair during the audition and believed her clumsiness would make her perfect for the role.[4] (However, in a 2008 conversation with Steve Carell, Hathaway denied that she fell during this audition, although she openly admits to being a "klutz".)[2] The Princess Diaries was released before The Other Side of Heaven in the hopes that its success would increase interest in Heaven. Across the world, The Princess Diaries was a commercial success[16] and a sequel was planned shortly after. Many critics praised Hathaway's performance in Diaries; a BBC critic noted that "Hathaway shines in the título role and generates great chemistry."[17] The Other Side of Heaven was received weakly por critics, but it performed well for a religious-themed film.[18][19]

In 2002, Hathaway began voicing the audio books of The Princess Diaries. She has voiced the first three of the series. That same year, she provided the voice of the character Haru in the English version of Hiroyuki Morita's The Cat Returns.[20]

In February 2002, Hathaway starred opposite Brian Stokes Mitchell in the City Center Encores! show, concerto production of Carnival! in New York City. She received positive reviews for her portrayal of Lili.

Hathaway continued to appear in family-oriented films over the seguinte three years and subsequently became known in mainstream media as a children's role model.[21] In 2002, she appeared in Nicholas Nickleby opposite Charlie Hunnam and Jamie Bell, which opened to positive reviews; the Northwest Herald referred to it as "an unbelievably fun film"[22] and the Deseret News said that the cast was "Oscar-worthy."[23] Despite critical acclaim, the film never entered wide release and failed at the North American box office, totaling less than US$4 million in ticket sales.[24]

Hathaway's seguinte film role was as the titular character in Ella Enchanted, the film adaptation of the novel, which opened to mostly indifferent reviews.[25][26] Hathaway sang two songs in the film as well as three on the soundtrack.

In 2004, Hathaway was set to estrela opposite Gerard Butler in The Phantom of the Opera, but was forced to turn down the role due to the movie having a production schedule that overlapped with that of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, which she was contractually obligated to make.[13] disney began production on The Princess Diaries 2 in early 2004 and it was released in August of that year. The film opened to negative reviews, but still managed to peak higher at the box office than its predecessor, commissioning $95.1 million against a $40 million budget.[27]

[edit] 2005–2007: Career transition

Hathaway's career moved in a less comedic direction with her role in Brokeback Mountain (2005).Hathaway began appearing in mais dramatic roles after The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. She said that "anybody who was a role model for children needs a reprieve",[14] although she also noted that "it's lovely to think that my audience is growing up with me", a reference to her anterior status as a children's actress.[21] She voiced Little Red Riding capuz, capa in Hoodwinked!, which received generally positive reviews. That same year, Hathaway starred in the R-rated Havoc (2005), in which she played a spoiled socialite. In a surprise move, Hathaway was featured in several nude and sexual scenes throughout the film. Despite the content of the movie being radically different from her anterior films, Hathaway denied that her role in the film was a blatant attempt to be seen as mais of an adult actress, citing her belief that doing nudity in certain filmes is merely a part of what her chosen form of art demands of her, and because of that belief she does not consider appearing nude in the appropriate films to be morally objectionable.[28]

After Havoc, she appeared in the drama Brokeback Mountain, opposite Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, in a role that further displayed a mais serious side of Hathaway. Havoc was not released in theaters in the United States (but was later released in other countries) because of its weak critical reception,[29] but Brokeback Mountain won rave reviews[30] for its depiction of a homosexual relationship in the 1960s, and received several Academy Award nominations. Hathaway would later assert that the content of Brokeback Mountain was mais important than its award count and also stated that making the film made her mais aware of the kind of stories she wanted to tell as an actress.[31]

Hathaway's seguinte film was The Devil Wears Prada, in which she starred as an assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor (Meryl Streep, whom Hathaway described as being "just divine.")[8] Hathaway said that working on the film earned her respect in the fashion industry, but she claims that her personal style is something she "can't get right"[15] and instead prefers "doing the things she loves."[15]

In an interview with Us Weekly, Hathaway spoke about her weight loss for the film. "I basically stuck with fruit, vegetables and peixe (to slim down for the movie). I wouldn’t recommend that. Emily Blunt and I would clutch at each other and cry because we were so hungry."[32]

Hathaway was initially cast in the comedy Knocked Up but dropped out before filming began and was replaced por Katherine Heigl. Writer/director Judd Apatow stated in a May 2007 issue of The New York Times Magazine that Hathaway dropped out "because she didn't want to allow us to use real footage of a woman giving birth to create the illusion that she is giving birth."[33] In an August 2008 interview with Marie Claire magazine, Hathaway commented that she "didn't believe that it was necessary to the story."[34]

Hathaway was seguinte seen in Becoming Jane, in which she stars as English writer Jane Austen.[31] Also in 2007, Hathaway performed a selection from the musical Saturday Night for Stephen Sondheim's 75th Birthday and ASCAP Foundation Concert.

Tim burton considered Hathaway for the part of Johanna in his 2007 film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, but in the end the role was given to Jayne Wisener, a then-unknown actress, reportedly because burton decided he wanted an unknown actress for the part.

[edit] 2008–present: Recent and future projects
Hathaway's first film of 2008 was a modern adaptation of the 1960s Mel Brooks televisão series Get Smart, in which she starred opposite Steve Carell, Dwayne Johnson, and Alan Arkin. The film was a hit at the box office and received mostly positive reviews, prompting talk of a sequel. She also made a cameo appearance in the corresponding film Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control. In October 2008, she premiered the drama Passengers, alongside Patrick Wilson, as well as the drama Rachel Getting Married, opposite Debra Winger. Rachel Getting Married premiered at the 2008 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals and has generated Oscar buzz as well as a Golden Globe nomination. Hathaway stated that the film appealed to her because of its real depiction of relationships and because of the strong emotional connection she felt with her character.[35]

Hathaway has finished filming the comedy Bride Wars, in which she will estrela with Kate Hudson. The film is scheduled to be released on January 9, 2009. She appears with Hudson on the February/March cover of Modern Bride, but tells the magazine, "I'm not the type of girl who dreams about her wedding."[36] Her future projects include a film adaptation of the Julie Buxbaum novel The Opposite of Love, a Tim Burton-directed adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and "Through the Looking Glass" alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp, and the romantic comedy The Fiance, in which she will play a woman who ends her engagement only to have her overzealous parents try to get her back together with her ex.[37]

In January 2008, Hathaway joined beauty giant Lancôme as the face of their fragrance Magnifique.[38] In October of that year, Hathaway hosted Saturday Night Live, with musical guest The Killers.

[edit] Personal life
In 2004, Hathaway began a relationship with Italian real estate developer Raffaello Follieri.[8][39] During their relationship, Hathaway took part in the development of the charitable Follieri Foundation, serving as a financial donor as well as a member of the foundation's board of directors until 2007.[40] A Manhattan-based charity founded in 2003 focusing on programs such as providing vaccinations for children in Third-World nations, the organization had come under investigation in early June 2008 por the IRS, reportedly for failing to file tax papers required from non-profit organizations.[41] Citing the fear that this and other ongoing legal issues involving Follieri would become detrimental to her atuação career, as well as for her own ethical reasons, Hathaway ended her relationship with Follieri in mid-June 2008.[40]

Follieri was arrested in June 2008 on fraud charges for allegedly fleecing investors out of millions of dollars in a scheme involving purchasing Catholic properties in the U.S. for re-development. Court papers state that Hathaway was an unwitting beneficiary of the stolen money which had in large part paid for Follieri's opulent lifestyle of jet-setting, shopping sprees and fine dining.[42] It was reported that the FBI had confiscated Hathaway's private journals from Follieri's New York City apartment as part of their ongoing investigation into Follieri's activities,[43] although Hathaway was not implicated in any wrongdoing from the events.

In the October 2008 issue of W Magazine, Hathaway spoke for the first time of the break-up. She related that she "spent a week in shock" after the arrest of Follieri, and credited the kindness of friends to her ability to keep working during such difficult times.[44]

On an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, Hathaway noted that she had once again stopped smoking. The actress, who had begun smoking “heavily” while filming Rachel Getting Married,[45][46] had “quit for a while, but it was a stressful summer in the wake of her broken relationship with Follieri.[47] She credited stopping with the decline in her stress level. She also declared her return to being a vegetarian.[47]

In early 2007, Hathaway spoke of her experiences with depression during her teenage years, and said that she eventually overcame the disorder without medication.[48]

In regard to personal strife and subsequent media attention, Hathaway's self-subscribed mantra is a quote por Oscar Wilde: "The less said about life's sores the better."[49]

Hathaway is involved with various charities including The Creative Coalition, The StepUp Women's Network, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Human Rights Campaign, and The Lolipop Theatre Network, an organization that screens films to critically ill children. In 2008, she was honored at Elle Magazine's "Women in Hollywood" Tribute and has also been honored for her work with The StepUp Women's Network and The Human Rights Campaign.

[edit] Filmography
ano Film Role Other notes
1999 - 2000 Get Real Meghan Green TV series, 1999-2000
2001 The Princess Diaries Amelia "Mia" Thermopolis
The Other Side of Heaven Jean Sabin
2002 The Cat Returns Haru Voice
Nicholas Nickleby Madeline Bray
2004 Ella encantada Ella of Frell
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Amelia "Mia" Thermopolis
2005 Hoodwinked! Red Puckett voice
Havoc Allison Lang Direct-to-video (U.S.)
Brokeback Mountain Lureen Newsome Twist Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance por a Cast in a Motion Picture
2006 The Devil Wears Prada Andrea "Andy" Sachs
2007 Becoming Jane Jane Austen
2008 Get Smart Agent 99
Passengers Claire Summers
Rachel Getting Married Kym National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
Southeastern Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Nomination: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
Nomination: Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
Nomination: Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress
2009 Bride Wars Emma in post-production
2010 Alice in Wonderland White queen filming
The Fiance unknown pre-production

[edit] References