Anne Hathaway shot to stardom playing opposite Meryl Streep in
the sleeper hit The Devil Wears Prada in 2006. in addition to her
appearance in the challenging role of Kym in Rachel Getting
Married, Ms. Hathaway was most recently seen in the action-comedy
Get Smart, starring alongside Steve Carell. She will soon be seen
in the drama Passengers for Sony Pictures with co-star Patrick
Wilson, directed by Rodrigo Garcia, and also now the romantic
comedy Bride Wars with Kate Hudson, with a brief cameo by the
‘Boston Boy Twins,’ directed by Gary Winick.
In 2007, Ms. Hathaway played the title role in the Jane Austen biopic Becoming Jane, starring opposite Maggie Smith and James McAvoy. Ms. Hathaway also was recently seen in an erotic performance in Ang Lee’s drama, Brokeback Mountain, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, and Michelle Williams. Ms. Hathaway lent her voice to the highly successful animated feature Hoodwinked, for The Weinstein Company. Castmates include Glenn Close, Andy Dick, Anthony Anderson, and Jim Belushi.
In January 2005, Hathaway traveled to Cambodia on behalf of the documentary A Moment in the World, organized by Angelina Jolie. Ms.Hathaway has since been dedicating her spare time and efforts to community service work on this side of the world. She has been involved with the Step Up Women’s Network, a foundation created to strengthen community resources for women and girls.
Her other credits include the independent drama, Havoc, directed by Barbara Kopple; the title role in Miramax’s Ella Enchanted, based on Gail Carson Levine’s celebrated novel and directed by Tommy O’Haver; Nicholas Nickleby, based on the novel by Charles Dickens; and The Other Side of Heaven directed by Mitch Davis.
In addition to extensive stage and musical theatre work, Ms. Hathaway is also an accomplished dancer who studied at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
In recent years, Anne Hathaway was seen starring in Garry Marshall’s anticipated sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement. Starring opposite Julie Andrews, Ms. Hathaway reprised her role as Princess Mia Thermopolis. She received a 2002 Teen Choice Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy for the original The Princess Diaries. Of Hathaway, Marshall says, ‘The multi-talented Hathaway is a combination of Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland.’
The Hollywood Sentinel, ® © 2009.