Anne Hathaway. biography
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born on November 12, 1982, in Brooklyn, New York and was the first teenager admitted to the New York City acting school The Barrow Group. She made her TV debut in the short-lived series Get Real (1999) for which she earned her first Teen Choice Award nomination, but found true stardom as Mia Thermopolis in the family comedy The Princess Diaries (2001) and again in its sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004).
In 2005, Hathaway strayed away from family comedies and found critical praise for her performances in the independent hits Havoc and Brokeback Mountain alongside Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Williams. Her popularity quickly skyrocketed when she starred in the dramedy The Devil Wears Prada (2006) opposite Meryl Streep and perfected an English accent in the history romance Becoming Jane (2007).
Hathaway then showed off her array of acting skills in the thriller Passengers (2008) and the drama Rachel Getting Married (2008), which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She tapped into her comedic side in the romantic comedies Bride Wars (2009) opposite Kate Hudson and Valentine's Day (2010), as well as Tim Burton's fantasy film Alice in Wonderland (2010) alongside Johnny Depp and the animation flick Rio (2011). Also during this time, Hathaway played off her serious side in the drama Love and Other Drug (2010) opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and the film adaptation of David Nicholls' novel One Day (2011).
Most recently, Hathaway starred as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and gave an Oscar-worthy performance in the drama musical Les Misérables (2012) alongside Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Her upcoming projects include, Rio 2 (2014) and the sci-fi thriller Robopocalypse (2014) with Chris Hemsworth.