American actress and singer Anne Hathaway. She goes by Anne Jacqueline Hathaway in full. On November 12, 1982, she was born in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Her mother Kate (née McCauley) is a former actress, and her father Gerald is a labour lawyer. She is the second of three children, and she has two brothers: Thomas, who is younger, and Michael, who is older. Hathaway has English, German, and French ancestry, although she is primarily of Irish heritage.
Despite her early popularity, Hathaway battled anxiety and depression as a kid, but she claims she has now recovered. Her first significant performance was in the brief television series Get Real (1999). Hathaway started pursuing a career in movies in 2000, the year she graduated from high school. In The Princess Diaries (2001), she made her big-screen debut as Mia Thermopolis, a clumsy teen who learns she is the heir to a royal throne.
Hathaway made her New York City theatrical debut in the Carnival! City Center Encores! concert performance in February 2002.
She portrayed Haru Yoshioka in the English dub of The Cat Returns (2002) before starring in the well-received comedy-drama Nicholas Nickleby (2002) directed by Douglas McGrath.
Hathaway played another fairy tale character in Ella Enchanted and appeared in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement in 2004.
With the 2005 dramas Havoc and Brokeback Mountain, Hathaway made the switch to adult roles.
In the critically acclaimed and financially lucrative film The Devil Wears Prada from 2006, Hathaway co-starred with Meryl Streep. Hathaway claimed that her respect for the fashion industry increased significantly as a result of working on the movie, despite her claims that her