Anne Hathaway's BiographyAnne Jacqueline Hathaway is a well-known American actress and singer. She became famous thanks to the films "The Princess Diaries", "The Devil Wears Prada", "Jane Austen", "Rachel Getting Married", "Alice in Wonderland", "Love and Other Drugs", "Les Miserables", "Intern", etc. She is the winner of "Oscar", "Golden Globe", "The USA Screen Actors Guild Award", as well as many other awards. Net worth: $80 million.
Childhood and EducationAnne Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 12, 1982, to the family of lawyer Gerard Hathaway and his wife, actress Kathleen Anne Macaulay. She has an older brother, Michael, and younger brother Thomas.
Parents named Anne after the wife of William Shakespeare, whose maiden name was Anne Hathaway.When the girl was six years old, the family moved to a small town in Millburn, New Jersey, not far from New York. She grew up there. All three children were brought up within the Catholic faith, and Anne frequently said that she was inculcated with "strict moral principles." As a child, she even intended to go to a monastery, but by the time she was fifteen she had changed her attitude to religion: "I realized that my elder brother was gay, and could no longer support a church that does not support my brother". Since then, the actress considers herself a non-confessional Christian.
In early childhood, Anne was trained in a children's development center by the Montessori method, and then she graduated from primary and secondary school in Millburn. At school, she played in a football team, and also regularly performed on stage in school and amateur productions. The main stage for her at that time was the concert hall Paper Mill Playhouse, once organized at the local pulp and paper mill, and then transformed into the Theater of New Jersey.
In parallel with her school education, she completed a special course at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, the oldest school of acting in English-speaking countries, and graduated in 1993.
In addition to playing in the theater, she also practiced vocal, and in 1998-1999 she sang the soprano several times, performing with the choir at Carnegie Hall. Subsequently, the actress repeatedly said in an interview that she likes to go on stage much more than to play in front of the camera. Her idols among the actresses were Judy Garland and Meryl Streep.
After graduating from school, the girl entered a private female Vassar College in New York State, and there, according to her own description, "made its way through the jungle of political science, American Gothic literature and literature of Great Britain".
After a few semesters, Anne was transferred to the Gallatin School of New York University, where students have the opportunity to choose their own courses and design curricula. Subsequently, she called this transfer one of the best decisions in her life and admitted that if it were not for an acting career, she could become a teacher of English literature or a psychologist.
Film CareerOnce, when a 16-year-old girl performed at Carnegie Hall, she was noticed by the producers and invited to the television series "Be yourself." After that, the young actress was offered a major role in the teenage film of Disney's "The Princess Diaries" (2001), where she played an ordinary American high school student who, by the will of fate, became a princess in a small European country. The film had a huge box office success, generally not typical for children's films, and Anne Hathaway suddenly became famous.
Later she performed the main roles in the children's film "Ella Enchanted" (2004) and in the sequel "The Princess Diaries 2: How to become a queen" (2004).
During the same period, Anne voiced the main characters in two full-length animated films - the English version of the Japanese anime "The Return of the Cat" (2002-2003) and the comedy detective "The True History of the Red Cap" (2005). After that, the actress played the main female role in the youth criminal drama "Crazy" (2005) and the role of the second plan in the thrice Oscar-winning melodrama "Brokeback Mountain" (2005) directed by Ang Lee.
In this film, the girl needed to ride a horse, and the question, whether she knows how to do it, was asked at the very end of the audition when she had already practically got a role. Anne learned everything during the filming, although she experienced more than one fall. The film was successful, and Anne's colleagues in this film - Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michelle Williams - were nominated for "Oscar" and other prestigious awards.
It was because of her first prominent adult role in the film "Brokeback Mountain" that Anne Hathaway established herself as an actress mature enough and was able to play one of her iconic works in the comedy-drama "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006) along with her idol, a wonderful actress Meryl Streep.
And although the success of this film is attributed to the brilliant playing of Meryl Streep, who received the "Golden Globe" and "Oscar" nomination for it, Anne was quite pleased: "I'm proud of this work. Simply my role was calmer among other, brightly characteristic roles".
Anne Hathaway's next work was the title role in the British-Irish biographical drama "Jane Austen" (2007), which allowed the young actress to further manifest her dramatic potential. The press wrote: "Jane turned out to be wonderful from Anne Hathaway, with her innocent beauty and sincere manner".
When asked by the journalist about how she felt about the fact that she would play the great writer, the actress replied: "I was very worried, and not so much about how my audience will perceive my playing, but about how I can play this legendary woman whom I respect and admire so much".
And again, the shooting required serious self-improvement: Anne had to quickly learn to dance, adapt to the British accent, and get used to writing with an ink pen.
In 2008, the actress starred in the comedy spy-thriller "Get Smart" in the role of an experienced superspy and then played a major role in the family drama "Rachel getting married," which earned her a nomination for "Oscar", "Golden Globe", the Screen Actors Guild Award and other awards.
After the film was released to the screen, the actress admitted: «I did not want to let Kim go out of me. Honestly, I did not want to. I fell in love with her. She inspired me to be sincere. After I played this role, I felt a commitment to open up before the world and not be afraid of being judged, misunderstood, or disliked for something.»
Following this, she played one of two heroines in the romantic comedy "Bride Wars" (2009), along with Kate Hudson. Critics did not appreciate this film so much because of its unpretentious plot, but it pleased the audience just with its ease and a predetermined happy ending.
According to Zoomboola.com, in 2010, there was another romantic comedy with Anne Hathaway - "Valentine's Day". Like the previous film, this film was also perceived differently by a wide audience and professionals: despite the high box office, critics were frosty about it, berating for fragmentary narrative and lack of originality.
In the same 2010, the actress was lucky enough to take part in the fantasy adventure film "Alice in Wonderland" based on the fairy tale by Lewis Carroll - an unusual and very beautiful film created by the wonderful creative union of Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, with the participation of Mia Wasikowska, who played the main role, as well as Stephen Fry and other talented actors.
Anne Hathaway played the role of White Queen, the contradictory character of whom she described as: "She likes the dark side, but she is afraid to go too far and therefore wants everything to be light and joyful. She lives in constant fear that she cannot control herself".
Another interesting role for Anne Hathaway was the main role in the drama "Love and Other Drugs" (2010), played in partnership with Jake Gyllenhaal. For this work, she received a nomination for the "Golden Globe" and "Sputnik" award. Here, the actress first appeared in front of the camera in the nude, which was uneasy for her. According to her, she tried to take a pattern by Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz - actresses, who were shot naked "with deep sensuality and amazing dignity".
After that, she participated in the soundtrack of the animated musical film "Rio" (2011) and the sequel "Rio 2" (2014), and also starred in the romantic drama "One Day" (2011) and in the role of Catwoman in the famous superhero action movie about Batman "The Dark Knight: The revival of the legend" (2012), with the participation of Christian Bale, Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman.
In 2012, the actress took part in the filming of the dramatic musical "Les Miserables" based on the novel by Victor Hugo, along with such vivid actors as Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen. This film received as many as eight nominations for "Oscar" and won three of them - including Anne Hathaway deservedly won a prize for the Best Female Supporting role.
In addition to this "Oscar", the actress received "Golden Globe", as well as the music award "Grammy." Critics wrote: "Anne Hathaway just tears the heart when she sings about how life killed her dream. Her playing is so beautiful - it is clear at first glance that this is "Oscar". Others agreed: "This film is worth seeing for the sake of Hathaway alone". It is worth noting that the scenes featuring Anne are just a few, but they are with no doubt priceless.
In 2014, the actress made her debut as a producer and participated in the creation of the dramatic film "Song One", in which she also played the main role - but the film did not have much success. Then she starred in the science-fiction blockbuster "Interstellar" (2014), along with Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, and Miles Kane.
Despite the scientifically obvious "bloopers" in the script, Christopher Nolan's film was very well acclaimed by the critics and audience. Anne herself believes that its main idea is expressed in one of the replicas of her character: "Maybe we should believe and love, even if we cannot understand much".
Another interesting work of the actress of this period was the comedy "The Intern" (2015), in which she played the main role in a partnership with Robert De Niro. This film, known for the slogan "Experience is always in fashion", tells about an elderly man who decided to master a new profession and his tension with a young and ambitious boss.
After that, in 2016 Anne Hathaway again played the White Queen - in the film "Alice in the Looking Glass", which can be considered to be a sequel to the famous film "Alice in Wonderland". Unfortunately, this film failed to duplicate the success of the first "Alice", and the press called it "incredibly expensive and terribly stupid".
In 2018, a crime film "8 Ocean Girlfriends" was released, a remake of the famous film "Ocean's Eleven", in which she participates along with such stars as Sandra Bullock, Keith Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, singer Rihanna, Matt Damon, Kim Kardashian and others.
In the same year, the post-production of the dramatic thriller "Serenity" with Matthew McConaughey and Diane Lane and the comedy "Nasty Women" - the remake of the famous film "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (1988) will end. In addition, the actress played the title role in the film"Barbie" about the famous doll and in the sci-fi thriller "02", where her heroine wakes up locked in a cryogenic chamber.
Views and social activitiesAnne Hathaway is an active fighter for the rights of women and children around the world. In particular, she is fighting against children's marriages and traveled with this mission to Kenya, Ethiopia and other countries, where this issue is quite important.
In 2010, she joined the group, funded by a charitable World Bank, to participate in the two-year program "The Girl Effect" to help girls from developing countries to receive education and profession.
The actress is a vegetarian and smoking opponent - at one time she was addicted to this habit but forced herself to quit.
In 2016, she became the Goodwill Ambassador of UN-Women, the United Nations structure for gender equality and women's empowerment.
In 2017, she made a public statement about the introduction of the same paid child care leave for fathers and mothers.
Anne Hathaway's personal lifeIn 2004, Anne started love affairs with Italian businessman Raffaello Follieri, who a year earlier opened a fund in the US that finances vaccination of children in poor countries of the world, but later failed to document the target spending of funds.
Relationships of the couple were difficult and greatly complicated her life. In June 2008, Follieri was arrested for the deception of investors and multimillion-dollar embezzlement of funds donated to real estate for the Catholic Church. Since Anne Hathaway was formally listed as his business partner, the proceedings affected her, but she was not accused.
Nevertheless, the girl had to go through a serious public humiliation, and she managed to maintain her dignity: "At first I felt such a fool! And it seemed to me that everyone would judge me. But it turned out that I met the only sympathy from my family, my friends, and from all people - literally from all sides. This helped me to accept and overcome everything".
After some time after the scandal break with Follieri, Anne began to date with actor and jewelry designer Adam Shulman. They announced their engagement in November 2011 and married on September 29, 2012.
In one of the interviews the actress confessed: "Thanks to him, it became more pleasant for me to live in the world. In my opinion, now they say that we, women, do not need anybody in this world. But it turned out that I still need my husband. His love, so unique and unlike anything, has changed me".
On March 24, 2016, the couple had a son, Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman. After the appearance of her son, the actress's attitudes to life have changed in many ways: "I am happy when my life is arranged simply ... My day begins with control questions: Does he breathe? Is he healthy? Does he grow? Does he develop? And if all four answers are "yes", then my day is hard to be ruined with anything".
In 2019, Anne Hathaway had a second child from Shulman, son Jack.
Anne Hathaway nowDespite the fact that the actress has a little child, she continues to actively act in films. In 2019, Anne Hathaway starred in several more films, including "Modern Love", "Dark Waters" and "The Hustle". In 2020, with the participation of the actress, the shooting of Robert Zemeckis's film "Witches" took place, the premiere of which has not yet been announced.
In 2020, the quarantine time due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ann Hathaway managed to surprise fans with an external transformation - according to fans, the girl became noticeably plump during the period of self-isolation.
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