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|Also Known As:||Anne Jacqueline Hathaway||Died:|
|Born:||November 12, 1982||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York, USA||Profession:||actor, singer|
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nal trials with "Bride Wars" (2009), a comedy about best friends (Hathaway and Kate Hudson) who schedule their weddings on the same day and at the same location, New York¿s famed Plaza Hotel. Hathaway continued her romantic comedy streak by joining the ensemble cast of "Valentine¿s Day" (2010), directed by Garry Marshall. The star-studded film followed the interwoven lives of couples and single people living in Los Angeles on the most romantic day of the year. She delivered another nuanced performance as the eccentric White Queen in Tim Burton¿s "Alice in Wonderland" (2010), opposite Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen. Both "Valentine¿s Day" and "Alice in Wonderland" fared well in the box office, reaffirming Hathaway¿s commercial appeal. That same year, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voiceover Performance for her guest stint on the long-running animated series, "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989- ). Continuing her exceptional year, Hathaway earned widespread critical praise for "Love and Other Drugs" (2010), in which she played the alluring and free-spirited Maggie, who develops a powerfully intoxicating romance with a charming pharmaceutical rep (Jake Gyllenhaal)....
nal trials with "Bride Wars" (2009), a comedy about best friends (Hathaway and Kate Hudson) who schedule their weddings on the same day and at the same location, New York¿s famed Plaza Hotel. Hathaway continued her romantic comedy streak by joining the ensemble cast of "Valentine¿s Day" (2010), directed by Garry Marshall. The star-studded film followed the interwoven lives of couples and single people living in Los Angeles on the most romantic day of the year. She delivered another nuanced performance as the eccentric White Queen in Tim Burton¿s "Alice in Wonderland" (2010), opposite Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen. Both "Valentine¿s Day" and "Alice in Wonderland" fared well in the box office, reaffirming Hathaway¿s commercial appeal. That same year, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voiceover Performance for her guest stint on the long-running animated series, "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989- ). Continuing her exceptional year, Hathaway earned widespread critical praise for "Love and Other Drugs" (2010), in which she played the alluring and free-spirited Maggie, who develops a powerfully intoxicating romance with a charming pharmaceutical rep (Jake Gyllenhaal). Her acclaimed performance once again brought forth Oscar talk that first led to a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, while only weeks prior, she was announced as co-host along with James Franco of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
Although Hathaway and Franco¿s stint as Oscar co-hosts met with a mix of ambivalence and derision, voice work in the fowl-themed animated adventure "Rio" (2011) at least put her back on top at the box office. Less successful, both critically and commercially was her turn opposite British actor Jim Sturgess in the dour romantic drama "One Day" (2011). What made critics and fans sit up and take notice, however, was the news that the actress had taken on the role of Selina Kyle (a.k.a. Catwoman) in director Christopher Nolan¿s blockbuster final installment of his epic trilogy "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012), in which the Batman (Christian Bale) is drawn out of retirement to save his beloved Gotham from a fanatical masked mercenary known as Bane (Tom Hardy). Hathaway received high marks for the sultriest and most physically demanding role of her career in a smash that went to become the seventh highest-grossing film of all time at that time. Incredibly, the gifted actress received just as much attention for her next performance at the end of the year as Fantine, the tragic factory worker in the big-budget screen adaptation of the Broadway phenomenon "Les Misérables" (2012). Appearing alongside Aussie actors Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, Hathaway and her considerable pipes garnered universal praise and upped the already substantial anticipation for the film when her rendition of the heartbreaking song "I Dreamed a Dream" was used extensively in the film¿s advance trailer. Before the film was even released, Hathaway received a Golden Globe nod for Best Supporting Actress, followed soon after by an Oscar nomination in the same category. She went on to win both. After that blockbuster success, she appeared in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's debut as a screenwriter and director, "Don Jon" (2013), the indie drama "Song One" (2014), and Dan Fogler's comedy-drama "Don Peyote" (2014), as well as a return to animation in the sequel "Rio 2" (2014). Her next high-profile screen role came as the female lead in Christopher Nolan's philosophical science fiction drama "Interstellar" (2014). This was followed by an endearing turn as a business executive opposite Robert De Niro in Nancy Meyers' "The Intern" (2015).and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture. That year, she also made her Broadway debut as the lead in a revival of "Carnival!" and impressed critics with her well-rounded song and dance talents. Her first misfire ¿ another aspiring Princess tale "Ella Enchanted" (2004) ¿ lacked the sparkle of "Princess Diaries," but Hathaway rebounded with a sequel to her mega-hit, reprising her role in "Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" (2004). But even though she was a newly minted star with a hefty paycheck rolling in, the actress found herself at a crossroads, dangerously close to being typecast in family fare if she did not make some choices that showcased darker, more complex angles. She made her first break with the past by playing a bored, wealthy Los Angeles teenager who entertains herself by cruising the ghettos for drugs and gang member boyfriends, but advance reviews resulted in straight-to-video status for "Havoc" (2005).
A supporting role in Ang Lee's Academy Award-nominated and controversial "Brokeback Mountain" (2005) successfully showcased the actress' evolving talent to a worldwide audience. Fully decked out as a Texas rodeo queen-turned-businesswoman, Hathaway gave a commanding performance that spanned decades and followed her character's transformation from rambunctious flirt to disillusioned, long-suffering wife of a distant husband with a secret double life (Jake Gyllenhaal). Back in the star seat, Hathaway proved yet again that she was a bankable talent with the hit comedy "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006). Based on the bestselling and critically reviled novel about an assistant at Vogue magazine, Hathaway's character was a plain Jane-turned-glamorous fashionista, as a result of constant humiliation by her demanding boss (Meryl Streep). She eventually rebels against the unreasonable standards of beauty and in a triumphant ending, returns to her true love ¿ wearing flannel and tackling serious journalism.
In 2007, Hathaway took on the daunting role of portraying beloved English novelist Jane Austen in the fictionalized portrait of the author's early years, "Becoming Jane" (2007). While praised for her chemistry with romantic lead James McAvoy and her dedication to immersing herself in the character, the resulting film was a critical toss-up that brought in only moderate business. But another successful comedy was on the horizon, with Hathaway co-starring opposite Steve Carell in the summer release "Get Smart" (2008). As Agent 99, a character made famous by Barbara Feldon in the original 1960s TV series, Hathaway was a perfect casting choice to play the infinitely more competent of the pair of spies. After starring in the independently made, but little-seen disaster thriller "Passengers" (2008), Hathaway gave a standout performance in "Rachel Getting Married" (2008), playing an overly dramatic, crisis-ridden woman who returns home for her sister's wedding. Hailed by critics, Hathaway earned several year-end nominations, including nods for Best Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards, Golden Globes and Academy Awards.
Prior to earning her first Golden Globe nod, Hathaway went through a bad patch of personal trauma that was amplified by public embarrassment. In June 2008, her longtime boyfriend, Italian real estate hotshot, Raffaello Follieri, was arrested by the FBI for defrauding investors through his Follieri Foundation by claiming he had connections to the Vatican that would allow him to buy land owned by the Catholic Church at a discount. Follieri then misappropriated his investor's money by spending upwards of $2.4 million on his lavish lifestyle, which included a $37,500-a-month apartment on 5th Avenue in New York that he shared with Hathaway. The couple was together since 2004, but Hathaway broke off the relationship soon after Follieri's arrest. The FBI did, however, confiscate Hathaway's personal journals ¿ she participated in the foundation's development and was a financial donor ¿ but court papers later stated that she was an unwilling beneficiary of stolen money. Hathaway was in a state of shock for a spell and stayed away from the press, but later gave an interview detailing the fiasco in the October 2008 issue of W magazine.
Hathaway quickly rebounded from her perso
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In her first meeting with the press when she was cast in "Get Real", Anne Hathaway had to deal with some innane questions. "They asked me, 'Did you have sex at age fifteen?' I personally found that ridiculous. So I said, 'No, I didn't, but my father is in the back of the room. What do you think I am going to say?'"---From Rolling Stone, September 16, 1999.
"If I weren't acting, I'd probably be an English professor or a psychoanalyst. I've been psychoanlyzing my friends since I was 11."---Anne Hathaway quoted in Vanity Fair, June 2001.
On her college experience, Hathaway quipped to The New York Times (February 18, 2002): "You've never lived until you've shared a dorm bathroom with 10 guys. And then walked down the hallway with zit cream all over your face."
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