Anne Hathaway

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series Get Real (1999). She gained widespread recognition for her roles in The Princess Diaries (2001) and its 2004 sequel as a young girl who discovers she is a member of royalty, opposite Julie Andrews and Heather Matarazzo.

Her name is inspired by William Shakespeare’s wife Anne Hathaway

She studied at the ‘American Academy of Dramatic Arts’ and became the first teenager to be admitted into ‘The Barrow Group Theater’ company’s acting program

She is a huge fan of Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, and Meryl Streep

‘She(Meryl Streep) is just divine. As a human being, she has basically accomplished everything that I want to do … It’s not that she just gets inside the character, she’s just absolutely at the center of all of her choices, of the truth of the character.’

She has just one tattoo: the letter M on left wrist

Hathaway swept awards season with her performance as Fantine in Tom Hooper’s “Les Misérables,” which won Hathaway the Best Supporting Actress prizes at the BAFTAS, SAG Awards, Golden Globes, and Academy Awards

Though she was raised as a Catholic, she was of the opinion that she couldn’t be part of a religion that rejected her brother’s sexual orientation

‘I disagree with a couple of the stances of the Catholic Church. My older brother is gay and it’s important for me to be able to love him completely and freely and it’s important for me to spread beliefs in the world that are not going to limit people in their love. I can’t support a religion that doesn’t support my brother.’

Anne Hathaway

‘I gave up my struggle with perfection a long time ago. That is a concept I don’t find very interesting anymore. Everyone just wants to look good in the photographs. I think that is where some of the pressure comes from. Be happy. Be yourself, the day is about a lot more. If designers want to dress me then I am at the larger end of the Hollywood scale so they have to be fine with that. And I think what some designers do is if a dress doesn’t fit you because it’s been fitted to a size zero model they will remake the dress for you.’

Anne Hathaway