Interesting facts about Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway is an American actress and singer.

Her full name is Anne Jacqueline Hathaway.

She was born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on November 12, 1982.

Her father, Gerald, is a labor attorney, and her mother, Kate (née McCauley), is a former actress.

She is the second of three children, with two brothers, one older, Michael, and one younger, Thomas.

Hathaway is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French.



Despite her early success, Hathaway suffered from depression and anxiety as a teenager; she says she has since grown from it.

Her first major role came in the short-lived television series Get Real (1999).

After graduating from high school in 2000, Hathaway began to pursue film work.

Her big-screen debut came with The Princess Diaries (2001), in which she played Mia Thermopolis, a klutzy teenager who discovers that she is heir to a royal throne.

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In February 2002, Hathaway starred in the City Center Encores! concert production of Carnival! in her New York City stage debut.

After voicing Haru Yoshioka for the English version of The Cat Returns (2002), she starred in Douglas McGrath’s comedy-drama Nicholas Nickleby (2002), which opened to positive reviews.

In 2004 Hathaway starred in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, and played another fairy-tale role in Ella Enchanted.

Hathaway made a transition to adult roles with the 2005 dramas Havoc and Brokeback Mountain.

In 2006 Hathaway starred alongside Meryl Streep in the critically and commercially successful The Devil Wears Prada. Hathaway said that working on the film made her respect the fashion industry a great deal more than she had previously, though she claimed that her personal style is something she “still can’t get right.”

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In 2007 she starred the biographical romantic drama Becoming Jane, as the titular English author Jane Austen.

She also starred in Peter Segal’s film adaptation of Mel Brooks’ television series Get Smart (2008), in which she played Agent 99.

She then starred with Debra Winger in Rachel Getting Married (2008) as Kym, a young woman, who after being released from drug rehabilitation, returns home for her sister’s wedding. The film earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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She followed this with roles in the commercially successful romantic films Bride Wars (2009), Valentine’s Day (2010) and Love & Other Drugs (2010).

In 2010 she returned to her fairy-tale roots as the White Queen in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and portrayed a free-spirited woman afflicted with Parkinson disease in the romance Love and Other Drugs.

She provided the voice of a macaw in the animated Rio (2011) and its sequel, Rio 2 (2014).

In 2012, Hathaway’s audiobook recording of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was released at and garnered her a nomination for an Audie Award for Best Solo Narration – Female.

Hathaway then joined the ensemble cast of Nolan’s space drama Interstellar (2014), playing a scientist attempting to locate a habitable planet after Earth is rendered unlivable by war and famine.


She returned to comedy with The Intern (2015), in which she was featured as a fashion entrepreneur who hires a retiree (Robert De Niro), before reprising her role as the White Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).

She followed with the comedy Colossal (2016), portraying a woman who discovers that she has a strange connection to a gigantic beast.

Then she appeared in the all-female spin-off of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise, titled Ocean’s 8 (2016), directed by Gary Ross.

Anne Hathaway has an estimated net worth of $35 million.


Hathaway married actor and businessman Adam Shulman on September 29, 2012, in Big Sur, California in a traditional Jewish ceremony. She gave birth to their son in 2016. That year, Hathaway purchased an apartment worth $2.55 million in Upper West Side, a neighborhood in Manhattan where she lives with Shulman and their child.

She goes by the name Annie with all of her friends.

Hathaway was a vegetarian for most of her life, but she has recently ceased this.

She has the same name as William Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway.

Forbes reported Hathaway as one of the highest paid actresses of 2015, and since 2017 she is among the highest-grossing actresses of the 21st century.