Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born November 12, 1982 and first turned heads when she played Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries (2001) and its 2004 sequel.
Recent film credits include: Ed Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs” for which Anne received a Golden Globe nomination; Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”; Gary Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day”; Gary Winick’s comedy “Bride Wars”; “Get Smart”; the Jane Austen biopic “Becoming Jane”; Rodrigo Garcia’s “Passengers”; Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain”; Garry Marshall’s “The Princess Diaries” and “The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement”; Barbara Kopple’s “Havoc”; Tommy O’Haver’s “Ella Enchanted”; Douglas McGrath’s screen rendition of Charles Dickens” “Nicholas Nickleby”; and Mitch Davis’ “The Other Side of Heaven.”
Hathaway has also lent her voice to two highly successful animated features – Fox’s instant classic “Rio” as well as The Weinstein Company’s hit film “Hoodwinked.” Hathaway first gained Hollywood’s attention for her acclaimed turn in the series “Get Real” for which she was nominated for a 2000 Teen Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama.
Anne is also an accomplished dancer who studied at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Additionally, she is a first soprano and has performed in two concerts at Carnegie Hall as a member of the All-Eastern US High School Honors Chorus.
The young actress has also lent a hand to several philanthropic initiatives around the world. She travelled to Cambodia in January 2005 on behalf of the documentary, “A Moment in the World,” organized by Angelina Jolie. The project placed roughly 25 participants in various locations on a specific day, each instructed to videotape their surroundings at the same specific moment in time. In addition, she has been involved with the Step Up Women’s Network, a foundation created to strengthen community resources for women and girls. Anne also serves on the advisory board for Lollipop Theater Network, an organization that screens movies in hospitals for pediatric patients suffering from chronic or life-threatening illness.
In 2010, she was named one of the sexiest stars of 2010 by Entertainment Weekly. She’s also been featured as one of the top 100 sexiest women in the world by FHM and Maxim.
You can catch Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises come 19 July
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