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American actress Anne Hathaway has starred in films like The Devil Wears Prada, Becoming Jane, Love and Other Drugs, and Les Miserables.
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Actress Anne Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 12, 1982. As a youngster, she was accepted into The Barrow Group theater company. In 1999, she got her first big break on the short-lived television series Get Real. Shortly after the series ended, Hathaway took landed the role that made her famous, playing Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries. In 2006,
"I was really actually looking forward to a little alone time, and then I fell in love like a fool!"
she found huge success with the film The Devil Wears Prada (2006). In 2007, she starred in Becoming Jane, a film about Jane Austen. Hathaway then garnered both critical and commerical attention for her role in 2010's Love and Other Drugs, due in no small part to her nude scenes in the film, and went on to win acclaim or later film appearances, including those in The Dark Knight Rises and Les Miserables (both released in 2012).
Actress Anne Hathaway was born on November 12, 1982, in Brooklyn, New York. The daughter of an actress and a lawyer, Hathaway grew up in Millburn, New Jersey. She excelled at performing early on, becoming the first and only teenager accepted to The Barrow Group, a theater company and acting school in New York City.
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. Her work on the series earned her a Teen Choice Award nomination (best actress in a drama).
Shortly after the series ended, Hathaway took on the role that made her famous: She starred as Mia Thermopolis, a smart, klutzy teen who learns she is actually a princess of a small country called Genovia, in The Princess Diaries (2001). Thermopolis's grandmother, played by Julie Andrews, instructs her in all things royal. While reviews were mixed, the film scored big with audiences, earning approximately $108 million at the box office. Hathaway earned another Teen Choice Award nomination for her work on the film.
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. The film received mostly positive reviews, with critic Roger Ebert describing her as "beautiful" and "luminous."
Hathaway departed from making family friendly films in 2005, with Havoc and Brokeback Mountain. In the independent film Havoc, she played a privileged Los Angeles teen who drawn to the city's grittier side. The Academy Award-winning Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee, featured Hathaway in a supporting role as Lureen, a wife whose husband is in love with a man. She earned strong reviews for her portrayal of a tough, sexy Texan.
Hathaway's success on the silver screen continued with The Devil Wears Prada (2006), a film adaptation of the best-selling novel by Lauren Weisberger. In the film, Hathaway plays a struggling journalist who takes a job at a fashion magazine out of desperation, and finds herself working as an assistant for the publication's difficult and demanding editor-in-chief.
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