Sunday, April 1, 2007

Anne Hathaway

Name: Anne Hathaway
Nickname: Annie
Height: 5' 8"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: November 12, 1982
Horoscope: Scorpio
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Profession: actress
Education: Millburn HighschoolVassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (major in English)
Father: Gerald Hathaway (attorney)
Mother: Kate McCauley (actress)
Brother: Tom Hathaway
Claim to fame: feature debut as the awkward teenager, Mia Thermopolis, in Disney's The Princess Diaries (2001)
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Life Long Goal: To sing on Broadway

Anne Hathaway was the first and only teenager admitted to the acting program at the award-winning The Barrow Group in New York City. She is also a first soprano and, just three days before being cast in Get Real, had the privilege of performing in two concerts at famed Carnegie Hall as a member of the All-Eastern U.S. High School Honors Chorus. For theater, Hathaway also studied at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey and at the inaugural pre-college summer program at the Collaborative Arts Project, CAP 21, which is affiliated with New York University. Among the productions she appeared in were Gigi with Gavin MacLeod and Lillian Montevechi, Jane Eyre and Life on Earth. Also, she performed as Princess Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress, for which she was nominated for the Paper Mill's Rising Star Award for the best high school performance by an actress in New Jersey.

2008 Get Smart
2007 Becoming Jane
2007 Passengers
2006 The Devil Wears Prada
2006 Hoodwinked
2005 Brokeback Mountain
2005 Havoc
2004 Ella Enchanted
2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
2002 The Other Side of Heaven
2002 Nicholas Nickleby
2001 The Princess Diaries

57th Clarence Derwent Awards
Year : 57
Category : Portrayal of Lili
For : Carnival

MTV Movie Awards
Year : 2002
Category : Breakthrough Female Performance
For : The Princess Diaries

*First and only teenager admitted to the acting program at the award-winning The Barrow Group in New York. Three days before being cast in "Get Real" (1999), she performed in two concerts at Carnegie Hall as member of All- Eastern U.S. High School Honors Chorus.
*Appeared at both 1999 Teen Choice Awards and 1999 Billboard Awards, introducing musical acts.
*In his column "Just for Variety" published on October 25, 2000 in Daily Variety, columnist Army Archerd quotes Garry Marshall, the director of The Princess Diaries (2001): "The multi-talented Hathaway is a combination Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland."
*Goes by the name Annie with all of her friends.
*Attended Millburn High school.
*Accidentally fell off of her chair during her audition for the role of the klutzy princess in 'Princess Diaries, The (2001)_ . She was hired on the spot.
*Daughter of stage actress Kate McCauley.
*Has the same name as William Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway.
*Named one of People Magazine's 'Breakthrough Stars of 2001'.
*Named one of Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 in its June 2002 issue.
*Won the Clarence Derwent Award for her performance as Lili in the City Center Encores! production of Carnival (2002)
*Is a vegetarian.
*Father Gerard is an Attorney, mother Kate is a singer/actress.
*Grew up in New Jersey.
*Was majoring in English & minoring in Women's Studies at Vassar. Transferred to New York University in 2005.
*Was nominated for the Paper Mill's "Rising Star Award" for the best high school performance by an actress in New Jersey
*She was nominated for the 2002 Teens Choice Award in the Best Actress/ Comedy (The Princess Diaries (2001)) series category.
*In 1998, was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role at the Paper Mill Playhouse "Rising Star Awards", an award given to high schools across New Jersey. Ironically, she was nominated for playing the Princess in "Once Upon A Mattress". To further the irony, she lost to a girl who was played the exact same role. The nomination billet listed her as Annie Hathaway.
*Parents Gerard and Kate attended La Salle University in Philadelphia during the 1970s graduating one year apart.
*Everyone knows that The Princess Diaries (2001) was her breakthrough role, but it is a little known fact that she auditioned for that part on her way to New Zealand to co-star in another film with Christopher Gorham.
*She reported to others on the set that she felt really good about the audition. Film-makers knew that she would be a big star, so the film in question, The Other Side of Heaven (2001), was delayed in post production and released after The Princess Diaries (2001) in order to capitalize on her stardom.
*Was not available for role of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera (2004) due to contractual obligation to Disney for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004).. The two movies had overlapping filming schedules.
*Attended Wyoming School in Millburn, New Jersey.
*Has mainly Irish and English ancestry.
*Has stated that she would only appear nude/topless in a film if she felt it would add significance to it.
*She appeared topless for the first time in Havoc (2005) and then in the same year in Brokeback Mountain (2005).
*Has a dog named Esmerelda.
*Named one of Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 in its June 2006 issue for the second time.
*She was also on the list in 2002.
*Was ranked #85 on FHM's sexiest women in the world list 2006.
*In July 2006 she spent a week in Nicaragua helping vaccinate kids there against Hepatitis A. She called the experience " eye opener" for her.
*Beat out Sienna Miller for the role of Lureen Twist in Brokeback Mountain
*Was very reluctant to take on the role of Jane Austen in Becoming Jane as she didn't think she would be suited for the role but Ang Lee who was directing Anne in Brokeback Mountain (and who also directed Sense and Sensibility) persuaded her to take on the role.
*Favorite actresses are Cate Blanchett, Sigourney Weaverand Michelle Pfeiffer
*Plans on finishing her degree from NYU someday.
*Her role models are Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet and Meryl Streep
*Learning how to play the piano and working with a dialect coach for Becoming Jane (2007).
*She is an honoree of women's empowerment organization the Step Up Women's Network and is also an advisor for the Lollipop Theater Network, that screens movies in hospitals for the terminally ill.
*Friends with Heather Matarazzo
*In 2004 received Chanel's Spotlight Award for Emerging Talent.
*Has an older brother Michael who is a writer and a younger brother Tom who is an aspiring actor.
*Named #85 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
*Bust 36C (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
*She befriended Emily Blunt on the sets of The Devil Wears Prada (2006). They are fast friends now, Emily calls Anne 'her rock'.
*Favorite movies are Elizabeth, Stand by Me (1986), Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001), Pretty Woman (1990) and City of God.
*Favorite actors are Joaquin Phoenix and Ralph Fiennes.
*After the release of The Princess Diaries, Anne's hometown newspaper, The Item, printed an article comparing Anne to Greta Garbo because of the paper's inability to get an interview with Anne (who was busy making movies and living in LA at the time).
*She grew up in Millburn Township, New Jersey, which is adjacent to the town of Summit, NJ, which is the hometown of her Devil Wears Prada co-star Meryl Streep. It is also adjacent to Maplewood, NJ, which has Columbia High School that Zach Braff attended (as well as grammy-winning artist and former Fugee Lauryn Hill), and Braff's Scrubs co-star, John C. McGinley, attended Millburn High School - Anne's alma mater.
*Ranked #80 on's 100 Most desirable Women in the World. (2006).
*One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the world. (2006).
*Born in New York but was raised in New Jersey.
*Is a fan of Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland.

Personal Quotes
*"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."
*"Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince - so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he's no Prince Charming!"
*I really don't drink, I don't do drugs. I feel like right now I've been given so many opportunities I don't want to mess it up with those things ... I think I was raised in a solidly upper-middle class family who had really strong values and excess was not one of the things that my family put up with. - On avoiding the hard partying young-star life style
*She 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. - On working with Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada.
*She can act sweet, but she's fundamentally a predator. - On her character Lureen in Brokeback Mountain.
*In Hollywood you have to be careful if you go above a six, then you're considered fat. I'm considered to be, I hope, an actress, and you can get away with a couple of extra pounds if you are trading on your talent instead of your sex appeal.I don't have time to be tortured about me weight.
Over the last few years I've learned that the Next Big Thing is something a lot of people wish and want for you - but what you wish for yourself is really important too.
*"College is such a unique time because you're learning a little bit how to be an adult. You're learning how to take care of yourself without parental influence, and you're exposed to so many great minds. I feel like I didn't even know how to think until I got to college." - On the importance of a college education.
*"I've worked with people and I've known people that were really competitive but I've always said that I take an Elizabeth Bennett philosophy of life - I laugh. I love my job but if it means hurting someone I won't do it."
*"I'm more proud of that film than anything I have created." - on Brokeback Mountain.
*"I got into this business to be an actress, to scare myself, and force myself into a place outside of my comfort zone. I have nothing against The Princess Diaries - but it has been a brick wall at times for my career."
*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.
*"Films are letting me get older, which is really nice, because there was always this fear of what happens when I stop being a teenager. But for everyone else, it was kind of a sharp left."
*I think that fashion can be a lot of fun. I love clothes, but I recognize that it should only be a hobby. Some clothes that are more design-based look better on women with figures like wire hangers, because that's the nature of the design. I won't wear those clothes.
*"I'll be honest with you, it really, really, really annoys me, the image that's put out there for women. These tiny, tiny bodies, with absolutely no fat at all on them. It's unhealthy, plain and simple, and there are only a handful of women in the world who are naturally like that. It makes me sick."
*"I'm very choosy! It drives my agent nuts."
*... it's not something that I have ever aspired to be or courted because I think the second that you say, "Oh, I am a role model and that's why I make the decisions that I make," you've kind of shot yourself in the foot. A role model is somebody that does things because of what they believe in regardless of what other people think. (Her views on role models)
*I cry terribly easily. Just a minute ago, I was reading an article about Kate Winslet in Vogue, and I love her so much, I started crying, realizing how great she is and how far I have to go.
*"'I've had directors say to me, 'You're the best actress for the role, but you've put on weight recently.' If people can't understand you've put on five pounds, I don't want to deal with them."
*"Obsessing about weight is a big old waste of time."