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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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".
In 2019, Anne Hathaway had a second child from Shulman, son Jack.