50 interesting facts about Anne Hathaway: had near death experience in Oahu, talented soprano singer


Anne Hathaway is a talented actress who is known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada, Becoming Jane, Love and Other Drugs, and Les Miserables.

  1. Anne was born on November 12, 1982, in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in New Jersey.

  2. Her mother was an actress and her father, a lawyer.

  3. Anne is of Irish and English descent.

  4. Her full name is Anne Jacqueline Hathaway.

  5. She began acting at a young age and became the first and only teenager accepted to The Barrow Group, a theater company and acting school in New York City.

  6. She shares the same name as William Shakespeare's wife - Anne Hathaway. In fact, her parents named their daughter after her.

  7. She performed at Carnegie Hall with the All-Eastern U.S. High School Honors Choir in 1998.

  8. Hathaway's favorite novel is Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.

  9. Hathaway received a "Paper Mill's Rising Star Award" nomination for the best high school performance by an actress in the state of New Jersey.

  10. She attended the inaugural pre-college summer program at the Collaborative Arts Project, CAP 21, which is affiliated with New York University.

  11. In 1999, Hathaway got her first big break on the television series Get Real, which only lasted one season. She played the oldest daughter, Meghan, on the family drama.

  12. She became a household name after starring as Mia Thermopolis, a smart, klutzy teen who learns she is actually a princess of a small country called Genovia, in The Princess Diaries in 2001.

  13. During the audition for The Princess Diaries, Hathaway accidentally fell off of her chair during her audition for the role of the klutzy princess in The Princess Diaries. She was hired on the spot.

  14. Hathaway was included in the list of Breakthrough Stars of 2001 compiled by People Magazine.

  15. Anne was awarded the Clarence Derwent Award for her portrayal in the production of City Center Encores! of "Carnival" in 2002.

  16. In 2001, Anne appeared in the music video Super Girl by Krystal Harris

  17. Hathaway returned to the role for the 2004 sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. That same year, she played the title character in Ella Enchanted, a twist on the Cinderella story.

  18. Anne was considered for the role of Christine Daae in "Phantom of the Opera" (2004), but she later quitted due to a schedule conflict as she was slated to film "Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement" (2004).

  19. Director Garry Marshall once described Anne as "...a combination Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland."

  20. Hathaway is lactose intolerant.

  21. She was sued for not paying her share of the rent at a house she stayed in while visiting the Bahamas in May 2005, but she insisted that she was merely an invited guest at the house.

  22. The role of Andie Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada was originally offered to actress Rachel McAdams, but she declined. The part went to Anne instead.

  23. She was beginning to become typecast as a royal girl-next-door and so she decided to choose riskier roles. Her first was in the Academy Award-winning Brokeback Mountain in which she starred as Lureen, a wife whose husband is in love with a man. "I wanted everybody to take her for granted until the end when all of a sudden you realize that just as you had the men pegged wrong, you had her pegged wrong," she told WWD in an interview.

  24. She beat out Sienna Miller for the role of Lureen.

  25. Hathaway starred in the 2008 movie remake of the 60's sitcom, Get Smart, as 'Agent 99'.

  26. She lent her voice to Family Guy - and she even won an Emmy for her vocal work in The Simpsons.

  27. Her friends call her Annie.

  28. She has been an on/off vegetarian for most of her life. Although, apparently this is not for weight-related reasons, as she says: 'Obsessing about weight is a big old waste of time.'

  29. Anne Hathaway kept the butt pads she wore to become a ''Fat Size 6'' as fashion assistant Andy in The Devil Wears Prada. "I have every good intention to have it framed," she told Harper's Bazaar, "and have a little plaque underneath it that says, ANDY'S ASS."

  30. Some of her favorite movies are Elizabeth (1998), Stand by Me (1986), Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001), Pretty Woman (1990) and City of God (2002).

  31. She was raised Catholic, but left the church after her brother came out as gay.

  32. She was offered the female lead in box office hit Knocked Up. However, she was replaced by Katherine Heigl after allegedly pulling out from the film when she found out about the movie's graphic birthing scenes.

  33. She was asked to become the new "brand ambassador" of cosmetics giant Lancome in January 2008 for their newest fragrance to be launched September the same year.

  34. In 2008, Hathaway's personal life made headlines after her Italian real estate developer boyfriend Raffaello Follieri was arrested on numerous fraud and money laundering charges. When she learned that Follieri's charitable foundation was under investigation for tax irregularities, the actress - who served on its board and was a donor - broke off the relationship.

  35. Anne didn't remain single for long. She soon began dating Adam Shulman in 2008.

  36. If her acting career hadn't worked out, she said she would have either become an English teacher or a psychologist.

  37. She shares the same birthday with Ryan Gosling.

  38. She is interested in U.S. politics, particularly the country's history as told by immigrants.

  39. She is 5' 8" tall.

  40. Hathaway's role as a rehabbed drug addict in Rachel Gets Married nabs her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

  41. She appeared nude on the cover of EW magazine alongside her Love and Other Drugs co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal.

  42. She is the youngest person to have hosted the Academy Awards. She co-hosted in 2011 alongside James Franco when she was 27 years old. Critics said she did a stellar job hosting the awards show, while Franco appeared "absent" at times.

  43. After dating for three years, Hathaway, 28, and Adam Shulman, 30, announce they're engaged in November 2011. The couple got married in 2012 in Big Sur, California.

  44. To play the tragic role of Les Misérables heroine Fantine, Hathaway cut her hair and shed 25 lbs. "The idea was to look near death," she said at the time.

  45. Anne is a talented soprano singer and she had the opportunity to show off her singing skills in Les Miserables.

  46. At the 2013 Academy Awards, Hathaway won the Best Supporting Actress statuette for Les Misérables.

  47. She says some of her favorite actors as Joaquin Phoenix and Ralph Fiennes.

  48. In addition to acting, Hathaway supports several charities, including the Step Up Women's Network and the Lollipop Theater Network.

  49. She currently lives in New York City with husband Adam Shulman.

  50. While swimming off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii in January 8, 2014. She was swept away by a wave but fortunately was saved by a nearby surfer.


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