Birth Date: November 12, 1982
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 5' 8"
Quote: "I look my best after an entire hair and makeup team has spent hours perfecting me. When do I feel my best? When I haven't looked in a mirror for days, and I'm doing things that make me happy."
With her long dark hair, large expressive eyes and obvious talent, Anne Hathaway was earmarked as one to watch from the time she made her primetime acting debut as eldest daughter Meghan Green in the short-lived Fox drama series "Get Real" (1999-2000). The Brooklyn-born, New Jersey-raised player developed her craft as a child performer in theater, earning her stripes in several productions at the famed Paper Mill Playhouse (including "Gigi" with Gavin MacLeod and early stagings of the musical version of "Jane Eyre"). Hathaway was reportedly also the first and (to date) only teenager accepted into the acting program at The Barrow Group based in Manhattan.
Although she had attempted to land Broadway roles, Hathaway found her height (five feet eight inches) and youth detrimental. (She was too tall to be accepted in children's roles and too young-looking to portray adult parts.) She was perfect for TV and films, though, and soon landed the part of the overachieving high schooler on "Get Real" which earned her positive critical reviews. Segueing to the big screen, Hathaway was cast in the independently produced fact-based tale of a missionary to Tonga "The Other Side of Heaven," which did not make it to theaters until 2002. Instead, audiences first saw the actress as Mia, an awkward San Francisco teen who learns she's actually royalty, in the comedy "The Princess Diaries" (2001), directed by veteran Garry Marshall. Holding her own with such talented co-stars as Julie Andrews (as her grandmother), Hector Elizondo (as an adviser) and Heather Matarazzo as Mia's pal, Hathaway proved a supple comic and displayed a commanding screen presence that could easily lead to a long and distinguished career. The actress reprised her role in the equally entertaining sequel "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" (2004), the same year she appeared in the fantasy twist of the Cinderella story, "Ella Enchanted," in which her character Ella is bound by a spell of obedience that is the reason for her shrinking violet nature.
Attempting to more into more adult territory, in 2003 Hathaway appeared in the feature "Havoc" as part of a group of Beverly Hills high school students who are heavily influenced by the hip-hop culture of kids from South Central are taught a lesson by one of their teachers when tragedy strikes the affluent teens. Though it aspired to be edgy--Hathaway ditched her good-girl image for her first nude sex scene in the film--the inauthentic movie was never able to find distribution and went staright to video in 2005. A much better step on the road to more mature roles came with her knowing performance in director Ang Lee's sensitive and haunting "Brokeback Mountain" (2005), in which she played the sexy, rodeo-riding Texan Lurleen, who becomes the well-off wife of ranch hand Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), despite his closeted, years-long love affair with another cowboy (Heath Ledger). The actress was poised to break into the elite ranks of Hollywood's leading ladies when she was cast as Andrea Sachs, the heroine of the film adaptation of the juicy bestseller "The Devil Wears Prada" (lensed 2005), a small-town girl who takes a job working for the imperious editor (Meryl Streep) of a New York fashion magazine.
Anne Hathaway Filmography
Get Smart (2008) .... Agent 99
The Women (2007)
Becoming Jane (2007) .... Jane Austen
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) .... Andy Sachs
Brokeback Mountain (2005) .... Lureen Newsome
Havoc (2005) .... Allison Lang
Hoodwinked! (2005) (voice) .... Red
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) .... Mia Thermopolis
Ella Enchanted (2004) .... Ella
Nicholas Nickleby (2002) .... Madeline Bray
Neko no ongaeshi (2002) (voice: English version) .... Haru
... aka The Cat Returns (International: English title)
The Other Side of Heaven (2001) .... Jean Sabin
The Princess Diaries (2001) .... Mia Thermopolis
"Get Real" .... Meghan Green (4 episodes, 1999)
Anne Hathaway Links
I Just Wanna...Anne Hathaway
TeraBabes: Anne Hathaway
Babe Mania: Anne Hathaway
Babe Invasion: Anne Hathaway
Famous Beauties: Anne Hathaway
Moono.com: Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway at GirlsKickButt.com
Anne Hathaway at All Nude Celebrities
VIP Beauties: Anne Hathaway
Horny Oyster: Anne Hathaway
Star Fool: Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway On Babe West
Top Celebrity Pages: Anne Hathaway
The Iconophile's Anne Hathaway Reliquary
Bomis: Anne Hathaway
Babe Listings: Anne Hathaway