Anne Hathaway Biography, Age, Career, Salary and Religion

Anne Hathaway Biography

Anne Hathaway is an American Actress born Anne Jacqueline Hathaway. She was one of the highest-paid actors in 2015. She has earned several accolades including an Academy Award, A Golden Globe, British Academy Film Award and a Primetime Emmy award. Her films are known to have earned a lot globally thus her appearance in Forbes 100 in 2009.

She started acting in plays in her high school, Millburn High School in New  Jersey. She was cast in the television series Get Real, as a teenager. Later in 2001, she played in the Disney comedy The Princess Diaries and this became her breakthrough. After this, she moved to adult roles with Havoc and Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada, Rachel Getting Married, which got her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, Bride Wars, Valentine’s Day and Love & Other Drugs.

She supports several charities and is a board member of the Lollipop Theatre Network. She also advocates gender inequality as a UN Women Goodwill ambassador.

Anne Hathaway Age

She was born on the 12th of November, 1982 in Brooklyn, New York. As of 2018, she is 36 years old.


She stands at a height of 5ft 8. (1.73m)


She has a weight of 56 kg or 123.5 lbs

Anne Hathaway Religion

She used to be a catholic due to her bringing up, but when her brother turned out to be gay, she denounced the religion together with her whole family and moved to  Episcopalianism. After a while, they left that too. She states that she couldn’t support an organization that has a limited view of her brother.

Anne Hathaway Family

Her father, Gerald, is a labor attorney whereas her mother, Kate, is a former actress. She was born alongside two brothers, one older, Michael, and one younger, Thomas.


She got married to Adam Shulman, an actor, and businessman, on the 29th of September, 2012.


The couple have one son Jonathan, born in 2016.

A headshot photo of Anne Hathaway
A photo of Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway Career

The Princess Diaries and The Other Side of Heaven, both 2001 Disney films, featured her in lead roles. The former received great praise which earned her an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance nomination for the former role. The latter was considered a box office failure and received negative reviews.

In 2002, she starred in the City Center Encores!, a concert production of Carnival! in her first New York stage performance. The performance was an absolute success and received several positive reviews. She won a Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Female for the same. Later, she voiced the audiobook release of the first three books in The Princess Diaries novels.

Over the next three years, she became known in mainstream media as a children’s role model as she appeared in family-oriented films. She moved from voicing Haru Yoshioka for the English version of The Cat Returns in 2002 to starring in Nicholas Nickleby in the same year which also received positive reviews. In 2004 she played in Ella Enchanted which was a failure in the box-office. She refused to take a role The Phantom of the Opera in 2003, as it was scheduled at the same time with The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, which received negative reviews.

To avoid getting identified for only children roles she began taking on adult roles. She voiced Red Puckett in Hoodwinked! in 2005, and later starred in the drama Havoc, still in 2005, which was not released in theaters in the United States due to unfavorable critical reception. She later starred in Ang Lee’s drama Brokeback Mountain in 2005. The film received positive reviews from critics and several Academy Award nominations.

In 2006, she starred in The Devil Wears Prada. The film received plenty of positive reviews. She was cast in ‘Knocked Up’, but dropped out before filming began because she was uncomfortable with the use of real footage of a woman giving birth. The only film she played in 2007 was the biographical romantic drama Becoming Jane. The film received mixed reviews some of them from her performance and accent, however, she received a British Independent Film Award for Best Actress nomination for the film.

She hosted the NBC late-night sketch comedy Saturday Night Live in October 2008. She also starred in Peter Segal’s television series Get Smart. While filming, she split the flesh of her shin leading to her getting 15 stitches. The film was a success. After this, her following film, Passengers, was a failure. She then starred in Rachel Getting Married to Debra Winger. She gathered great recognition for her performance and an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Drama.

Anne Hathaway starred in Bride Wars in 2009 which was named among the 10 worst chick flicks of all time by Time in 2010. Despite this, it was financially successful and earned her an MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance nomination. She then played in a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in New York. For her performance in the play, she received a nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play. She also won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for the episode “Once Upon a Time in Springfield” in The Simpsons. In 2010 and 2011, she voiced different characters in Family Guy.

She appeared in the romantic comedy Valentine’s Day in 2010 which was a commercial success. Hathaway played in Tim Burton‘s 2010 adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp. Alice in Wonderland received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its visuals but criticized its little narrative coherence.

She starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the romantic comedy-drama Love & Other Drugs. The performance earned her a Satellite Award and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical. Together with Denzel Washington, Hathaway hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway on December 2010 and two months later, she and James Franco hosted the 83rd Academy Awards. She then earned an Outstanding Variety Special (Live) nomination at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

She voiced Jewel in the animated film Rio in 2011. The film received great reviews from critics. She later starred alongside Jim Sturgess in One Day. The film itself received polarized reviews from critics but became a moderate box office success. In 2012, her audiobook recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was released at and earned a nomination for an Audie Award for Best Solo Narration  – Female.

A photo of Anne Hathaway
A photo of Anne Hathaway

She later played in The Dark Knight Rises as Selina Kyle. The Dark Knight Rises received positive critical responses and became the third-highest-grossing film of 2012. She won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance. In Les Misérables, she played Fantine, a prostitute dying of tuberculosis. For the film, she won an Academy, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress. In January 2013, her rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” in the film reached number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2013, she briefly appeared in the romantic comedy Don Jon, and later starred in and co-produced Song One. For the film’s soundtrack, she provided her voice for the song “Afraid of Heights”. The film failed commercially and received mixed reviews from critics. In 2014, she replayed her role as Jewel in Rio 2. The film had a huge commercial success. Still, in 2014, she played in the epic science fiction film Interstellar. The film earned her a nomination for a Saturn Award for Best Actress.

In 2015, she started with an appearance in the first season of the show Lip Sync Battle. She then played in Nancy Meyers’ The Intern. The film’s reviews were generally positive. In 2016, she replayed the White Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass. She completed the year with the science fiction black comedy film Colossal alongside Jason Sudeikis. The film received positive reviews but wasn’t really successful commercially.

She disappeared from the screen for two years and in 2018 she came back with the Ocean’s Eleven franchise, Ocean’s 8 Co-starring Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett. The film was a success, however many critics argued that her performance overshadowed her co-stars’.

Anne Hathaway Net Worth | Salary

She has an estimated net worth of $35 million as of 2018.

Anne Hathaway Upcoming Movies

She is set to play in The Hustle alongside Rebel Wilson and Alex Sharp in 2019. Also will appear in The Last Thing He Wanted, Dry Run and in the new movie of the Sesame Street franchise

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Why Do People Hate Anne Hathaway

People mostly hate her because she performs extremely well. Some even say that it feels like she isn’t a person.

Anne Hathaway Lesbian | Gay

She is known to support a lot of gay movements. Beginning from donations, like from when they sold their wedding photo with Shulman to donate same-sex marriages, to hosting events, like the Freedom To Marry Engagement Party.

Anne Hathaway Quotes

Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I’m most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me.

If you’re not someone who has a natural and effortless love for yourself, it’s hard to let go of your desire to please other people, and that’s really not an ingredient for a happy life.

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!

Mellow doesn’t always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life.

When I look back on my twenties, I just remember being afraid of everything, and in my thirties, I’m actually excited by things. And if things don’t work out, you know, by the time you’ve hit your thirties, you’ve had your fair share of disappointments.

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Anne Hathaway Drugs

In 2008, she began smoking due to stress and the end of her relationship with a certain boyfriend of hers Raffaello Follieri. She states that after she stopped, her stress level declined subsequently.

Anne Hathaway Vegan

Immediately after quitting smoking, she became a vegetarian. This was short-lived since she quit once she started filming Interstellar in 2014, August.




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