Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. But the Academy Award winner still gets some pretty relatable jitters while making public appearances.  Garry Marshall, the film's director, initially considered Liv Tyler for the role, but cast Hathaway after his granddaughters suggested that she had the best "princess" hair. , In early 2007, Hathaway spoke of her experiences with depression during her teenage years, saying that she eventually overcame the disorder without medication.  She has also traveled to other countries to heed the rights of women and girls, including Kenya and Ethiopia. , Hathaway portrayed princesses and appeared in family-oriented films over the next three years, subsequently becoming known in mainstream media as a children's role model. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series Get Real (1999).  Hathaway said that working on the film made her respect the fashion industry a great deal more than she had previously, though she said her personal style was something she "still can't get right".  The film received positive reviews; Roger Ebert called Hathaway "a great beauty [...] who makes a convincing career girl" and Rotten Tomatoes found "Streep in top form and Anne Hathaway more than holding her own". Anne Hathaway no longer wants to be referred to by the name everyone knows her as. Biography.com.  She will also star in an adaptation of Pamela Druckerman's book Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting. Anne Boleyns full name is simply Anne Boleyn, though she is commonly known as 'Anne, wife of Henry'.  Later, Hathaway voiced the audiobook release of the first three books in The Princess Diaries novels.  She is a supporter of LGBT rights and has donated money to organizations that support same sex marriage. She was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015. Set in a dystopian future where humanity is struggling to survive, the film follows a group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. She described her character as "narcissistic—downright selfish".  After voicing Haru Yoshioka for the English version of The Cat Returns (2002), she starred in Douglas McGrath's comedy-drama Nicholas Nickleby (2002), which opened to positive reviews.  Hathaway starred with Christopher Gorham in Mitch Davis's The Other Side of Heaven. Anything but Anne.” The 38-year-old actress has been publicly known by her birth name, ‘Anne Hathaway,’ since she joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of 14. The actress Anne Hathaway told Jimmy Fallon she didn't want to be called Anne anymore.  At that point, she realized that she wanted to play roles to move her audiences or otherwise entertain them so much that they forget about their own lives.  While filming a water scene in Iceland, Hathaway almost suffered hypothermia because the dry suit she was wearing had not been properly secured.  Hathaway's following film, the American-Canadian mystery thriller Passengers alongside Patrick Wilson, was a critical and commercial failure. Anne Hathaway said that her first name just "doesn't fit" and that no one in her life actually uses it. Footage of Hathaway singing "I Dreamed a Dream", a song from the film, was shown at CinemaCon in April 2012. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. During Tuesday's virtual appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," the Oscar-winning star, 38, made a … The Oscar-winning actress was born Anne Jacqueline Hathaway in 1982 – but she confirmed that is not what her friends and family call her. Anne Hathaway is taking the maxim “new year, new me” very seriously, using this turning of the calendar as an opportunity to debut her name rebrand to the public. My name's Anne Hathaway. , Owing to the success of The Princess Diaries, People magazine named Hathaway one of its breakthrough stars of 2001. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. (CNN)Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway wants everybody to start calling her by her nickname, Annie. Anne Hathaway sat down for a chat with Jimmy Fallon this week, and she made a surprising revelation about her name. Then [I'll] go off and play all the drug addicts and the prostitutes, and all the good ones you win Oscars for a little bit later on.  The 2015 found footage horror movie Be My Cat: A Film for Anne, about an aspiring Romanian filmmaker who goes to shocking extremes to convince Hathaway to star in his film, was officially selected and had its North American premiere in April 2016 at the Nashville Film Festival. The "Oceans 8" actress said as much on Tuesday evening’s episode of …  Hathaway auditioned not knowing what role she was being considered for, admitting that she had one character in mind, but only learned her role after talking with Nolan for an hour. , Hathaway's sex appeal has been picked up by several media outlets; FHM, People, AskMen, Maxim, Empire and Entertainment Weekly have included her in their yearly lists of sexiest women.  Regarding her perceived image, she says, "People have this idea of me as just being a very prim, professional girl, which I suppose I am, but I do cut loose and have fun in my life".  Peter Travers of Rolling Stone believed that Hathaway "excels at showing Lureen's journey from cutie-pie to hard case", and Todd McCarthy of Variety said she "provides an entertaining contrast in wifely disappointment". Anne Hathaway wants an informal name change.  She graduated from Millburn High School, where she played soccer and participated in many plays, including Once Upon a Mattress, in which she portrayed Winnifred. "And so every time I step out in public and someone calls my name I think they're going to yell at me," she joked. Welcome to the family, Jack! Anne Hathaway's former New York property is jaw-dropping According to Homes & Property, in 2020, Anne and her husband Adam sold their … Turns out, fans have been calling Anne Hathaway by the wrong name for her entire career!  Later in 2012, Hathaway played sly, morally ambiguous cat burglar Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan's final installment in The Dark Knight trilogy. , Hathaway reprised the role of the White Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass, the 2016 sequel to Alice in Wonderland.  The film itself received polarized reviews from critics, but became a moderate box office success.  For her interpretation of the role, she garnered a nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play. Hathaway, who is 38 and has a 4-year-old and 1-year-old with husband Adam Shulman, also spoke to Fallon about caring for her children during lockdown. 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In 2009, Hathaway was included in Forbes' annual list of Celebrity 100 with earnings of $7 million, and was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Hathaway played the teenager Meghan Green alongside Jon Tenney, Debrah Farentino and Jesse Eisenberg.  In July 2019, Hathaway announced via social media they were expecting their second child, and spoke about her struggles with conception and infertility. So that seemed like the right choice, but it never occurred to me that for the rest of my life, people will call me Anne." , Hathaway played Fantine, a prostitute dying of tuberculosis, in Tom Hooper's film Les Misérables, which was based on the musical of the same name. , Hathaway currently serves on the board of the Lollipop Theatre Network and is involved with charities Creative Coalition, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Human Rights Campaign.  Hathaway has also spoken out against the issues of bullying of gay students, discrimination toward transgender children, and white supremacy. Hathaway auditioned for the role during a flight layover on the way to New Zealand. Anne Hathaway has regrets about her name.  She spent several semesters studying as an English major and political science minor at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, before transferring to New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. , In 2011, Hathaway voiced Jewel, a female Spix's macaw from Rio de Janeiro, in the animated film Rio, produced by 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios. After a nonproductive meeting with Scherfig, Hathaway left a list of songs for her, who after listening to them, cast the actress for the part.  An Esquire writer says many of her good performances have been overlooked, describing her career as "subtle brilliance that has largely gone unnoticed".  The romantic comedy, in which she and Kate Hudson played two best friends who become rivals after their weddings are scheduled on the same day, was a critical failure; it was named among the 10 worst chick flicks in history by Time in 2010. Archived from the original on May 1, 2017. She was named after Shakespeare's wife. "Let's spill the tea.  In 2010, she also won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for providing her voice for the episode "Once Upon a Time in Springfield" in The Simpsons. in her New York City stage debut. 2 with her husband, fellow actor Adam Schulman. In 2012, Hathaway starred as Selina Kyle in her highest-grossing film The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment in The Dark Knight trilogy. She memorized almost all her lines and songs at the first read-through. In the drama film, she played an anthropology student who returns home to see her injured brother, Henry (played by Ben Rosenfield), and soon begins a romantic relationship with his favorite musician, James Forester (played by Johnny Flynn).  The film received positive reviews from critics and several Academy Award nominations. "When I was 14 years old I did a commercial and I had to get my SAG (Screen Actors Guild) card and they asked me 'what do you want your name to be?'.  Hathaway says that the reason she decided to produce the film was because of its depiction of the healing power of music and second chances. , Hathaway has served as a long-term advocate for the Nike Foundation to raise awareness against child marriage. The film tells the story of two young people who meet twenty years after they shared a one-night stand together.  She gave birth to their first son, Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman, on March 24, 2016.  It was reported that the FBI confiscated Hathaway's private journals from Follieri's New York City apartment as part of their ongoing investigation into Follieri's activities.  Elsworth called her in 2008 "the hottest young actress in Hollywood". Anne Hathaway isn't a fan of her first name.. , In October 2008, Hathaway hosted the NBC late-night sketch comedy Saturday Night Live. “Can we talk about my name for a second,” she replied to Jimmy Fallon who was asking if he should call her Anne, aka the name everyone knows her by, or Annie. "Call me Annie. 1.  The film, centering on an analyst who dreams of becoming a real field agent and a better spy, was a financial success.  In a positive review for the musical, Charles Isherwood of Variety called Hathaway the highlight of the show and "remarkably unaffected and winning", praising her convincing performance. She considered herself to be an unlikely choice for the part of a headstrong journalist, as it differed from her own "puppy dog" personality.  To prepare for the role, Hathaway volunteered for a few weeks as an assistant at an auction house. For the wife of William Shakespeare, see, "In terms of the princess role, there is only so long that you can play those as a young lady before you start feeling really ridiculous. , In 2006, she starred in David Frankel's comedy film The Devil Wears Prada, as an assistant to the powerful fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep. The following year, she spoke on International Women's Day in favor of paid parental leave for both men and women.  Her family left the church, converting to Episcopalianism because of its acceptance of homosexuality, but left that too. She is a board member of the Lollipop Theatre Network, an organization that brings films to children in hospitals, and advocates gender equality as a UN Women goodwill ambassador. Based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name, the former follows a teenager Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway) who discovers that she is the heir to the throne of the fictional Kingdom of Genovia. The 38-year-old Oscar winner appeared on Tuesday's The … "And I was like, 'Well, it should be my name.  In 2011, Los Angeles Times Magazine listed her as one of the 50 Most Beautiful Women in Film.  By October 2017, her films had grossed $6.4 billion worldwide. , Hathaway's most acclaimed and highest-grossing films, according to the online portal Box Office Mojo and the review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, include The Princess Diaries (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Get Smart (2008), Rachel Getting Married (2008), Valentine's Day (2010), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Love and Other Drugs (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Les Misérables (2012), Interstellar (2014), The Intern (2015), Colossal (2016), and Ocean's 8 (2018). Anne Hathaway says fans have been calling her the wrong name her entire career. Turns out, fans have been calling Anne Hathaway by the wrong name for her entire career!  Hathaway starred in The Witches, an adaptation of the novel of the same name from director Robert Zemeckis, and will play a leading role in a film based on the Sesame Street franchise.  Hathaway next played a woman with bipolar disorder in an episode of the Prime Video romantic anthology series Modern Love. , Hathaway was cast in Knocked Up, but dropped out before filming began and was replaced by Katherine Heigl.  She says she never regretted not finishing her degree, as she enjoyed being with others who "were trying to grow up". "The only person who ever calls me Anne is my mother, and she only does it when she's really mad at me.  Commercially, the film failed to recover its $6-million budget. Although she announced that she welcomed a …  She says she would be "lost" without acting and feels lucky to have found it as her profession.  In 2008, she was honored at Elle magazine's "Women in Hollywood" tribute and won an award from the Human Rights Campaign for her philanthropy; she was also honored for her work with Step Up Women's Network in 2008.  Many critics praised Hathaway's performance; a BBC critic noted that "Hathaway shines in the title role and generates great chemistry" and The New York Times' Elvis Mitchell found her to be "royalty in the making, a young comic talent with a scramble of features". The 38-year-old Oscar winner appeared on Tuesday's …  That March, it was reported that she would reprise her role for The Princess Diaries 3; the project was shelved after the death of Garry Marshall, who was set to direct the film. 'Locked Down' turns quarantine into a romantic heist movie for the Covid time capsule, See inside Anne Hathaway's fairytale home. They also hosted Freedom to Marry's National Engagement Party, an event which raised $500,000. Hathaway was not charged with any crime.  In 2018, she collaborated with 300 women in Hollywood to set up the Time's Up initiative to protect women from harassment and discrimination.  She gave birth to their second son, Jack Shulman, in November 2019. With a budget of $165 million, the high-profile production, co-starring Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain, was filmed partially using IMAX cameras. The film tells the story of Ben Whittaker (played by Robert DeNiro), a seventy-year-old widower who becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site run by Hathaway's character, Jules Ostin. Dramatic Competition at the 30th Sundance Film Festival in January 2014, and released in theaters the following year to mixed reviews from critics. The 38-year-old star has been publicly known by her birth name, “Anne Hathaway,” since she joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of 14. "And I'm like, well it should be my name -- my name is Anne Hathaway... and that seemed like the right choice, but it never occurred to me that for the rest of my life people would call me Anne," she told Fallon in the interview. The Locked Down star appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night in which she admitted she wasn't comfortable when people called her by her given name. When I was 14 years old I filmed a commercial and I had to get my SAG card and they asked me, 'What do … Before rehearsing with the full cast, Hathaway trained with a vocal coach for two weeks.  Hathaway disagreed, insisting that she has a "good girl" image and no sex appeal. "And I was like, 'Well, it should be my name.  She played the heroine Viola in a summer 2009 production of Twelfth Night at the Delacorte Theater in New York City. CNN's Brian Lowry and Kendall Trammell contributed to this report.  Alice in Wonderland received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its visuals, but criticized its lack of narrative coherence. Anything but Anne.” The 38-year-old actress has been publicly known by her birth name, ‘Anne Hathaway,’ since she joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of 14.  Hathaway later stated that the content of the film was more important than its award count and that making it made her more aware of the kind of stories she wanted to tell as an actress.  She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1993 and became the first teenager admitted into the Barrow Group Theater Company's acting program. Everybody, everybody, call me Annie. Anne Hathaway sat down for a chat with Jimmy Fallon this week, and she made a surprising revelation about her name. Washington [US]: Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway … Anne Hathaway isn't a fan of her first name, says it 'doesn't fit' By Mark Gray Wonderwall 12:52pm PST, Jan 14, 2021 Anne Hathaway wants to play the name game.