ANNE HATHAWAY (Emma) shot to stardom opposite Meryl Streep in the 2006 hit "The Devil Wears Prada." She recently won critical acclaim for her performance in the challenging role of Kym, in "Rachel Getting Married," directed by Jonathan Demme. Earlier this year, she starred as Agent 99 in the action-comedy "Get Smart," with Steve Carell. She then starred in "Passengers," with Patrick Wilson, directed by Rodrigo Garcia.
Hathaway's prior film credits include the title role of Jane Austen in the biopic "Becoming Jane," starring opposite Maggie Smith and James McAvoy; and Ang Lee's drama "Brokeback Mountain" opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, and Michelle Williams, for which Hathaway shared a 2005 IFP Gotham Award for Best Cast Ensemble, as well as a 2006 Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The film and its director and cast garnered numerous additional accolades, including seven Golden Globe and eight Academy AwardÂ® nominations, the most received by any film that year.
Hathaway lent her voice to the highly successful animated feature "Hoodwinked" with fellow castmates 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," directed by Angelina Jolie, which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Additionally, she has contributed time and effort to community service on this side of the globe. Hathaway has been involved with the Step Up Women's Network, created to strengthen community resources for women and girls. She served as host for the group's inaugural Inspirational Awards in April 2007, and was honored by them in June. She is also on the advisory board for Lollipop Theater Network, an organization that screens movies in hospitals for pediatric patients suffering from chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Hathaway has been involved with Lollipop on a number of levels, beginning with her participation in a screening event for young patients at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA.
Hathaway earned a 2002 Teen Choice Award nomination for her starring role in Garry Marshall's "The Princess Diaries" and reprised the role in its much anticipated sequel "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement." Her additional film credits include the independent drama "Havoc," directed by Barbara Kopple; "Ella Enchanted," based on Gail Carson Levine's celebrate novel, directed by Tommy O'Haver; "Nicholas Nickleby," directed by Douglas McGrath; and "The Other Side of Heaven," directed by Mitch Davis.
Hathaway first gained Hollywood's attention for her acclaimed turn in the series "Get Real," for which she was nominated for a 2000 Teen Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama. She studied acting at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey and at the award-winning Barrow Group in New York City, where she was the first and only teen ever admitted to their intensive acting program. In April 2005 Hathaway was honored for her achievements by the Barrow Group. She also studied in the musical theater program with the Collaborative Arts Project, CAP 21, affiliated with New York University. In high school, Hathaway was nominated for the Rising Star Award sponsored by the Paper Mill Playhouse, for the best high school performance by an actress in the state of New Jersey.
Her theater credits include the Lincoln Center Encore series presentation of "Carnival," for which she won the prestigious 57th Annual Clarence Derwent Award; Andrew Lloyd Webber's workshop of "Woman in White"; and "Forever Your Child." In 2004-2005, she participated in the Encores Concert Gala as well as the Stephen Sondheim Birthday Gala.
Hathaway is also an accomplished dancer who studied at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
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