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ANNE HATHAWAY (Jewel) shot to stardom when she starred opposite Meryl Streep in the sleeper hit "The Devil Wears Prada.” In 2008, Hathaway secured her place among the highest echelon of actresses when she starred in Jonathan Demme's critically acclaimed "Rachel Getting Married.” Her performance in the film garnered nominations for an Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, Independent Spirit and SAG Award™ in the Lead Actress category. Hathaway was awarded Best Actress awards by the National Board of Review, the Chicago Film Critics Association, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

The acclaimed actress starred in two of last year's biggest box office hits – the ensemble romantic comedy "Valentine's Day,” in which she collaborated for a third time with longtime friend and director Garry Marshall, and director Tim Burton's blockbuster "Alice in Wonderland,” in which Hathaway played the White Queen. Hathaway next starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in "Love & Other Drugs.” Upcoming is Focus Features' "One Day,” also starring Jim Sturgess; the film is slated for a fall 2011 release.

Other film credits include: "Bride Wars,” "Get Smart,” the Jane Austen biopic "Becoming Jane,” "Passengers,” "Brokeback Mountain,” "The Princess Diaries” and "The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement,” "Havoc,” "Ella Enchanted,” an adaptation of Charles Dicken's "Nicholas Nickelby,” and "The Other Side of Heaven.” Hathaway lent her voice to the successful animated feature "Hoodwinked.” 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.

Hathaway's theater credits include: Shakespeare in the Park's 2009 production of "Twelfth Night,” 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, Hathaway participated in the Encores Concert Gala as well as the Stephen Sondheim Birthday Gala. Hathaway has lent a hand to several philanthropic initiatives around the world. She traveled to Cambodia in January 2005 on behalf of the documentary, "A Moment in the World,” organized by Angelina Jolie. The project placed roughly 25 participants in various locations on a specific day; each participant was instructed to videotape his or her surroundings at the same "moment in time.” In additional, Hathaway has been involved with the Step Up Women's Network, a foundation created to strengthen community resources for women and girls. She also serves on the advisory board for Lollipop Theater Network, an organization that screens movies in hospitals for pediatric patients suffering from chronic or life-threatening illness.

Hathaway studied acting at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey and at the award winning Barrow Group in New York City. In April 2005, the Barrow Group honored her for her achievements. Hathaway was the first and only teen admitted to their intensive acting program. She also studied in the musical theater program with the Collaborative Arts Project, CAP 21, affiliated with New York University. Hathaway is also an accomplished dancer who studied at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Additionally, she is a first soprano and has performed in two concerts at Carnegie Hall as a member of the All-Eastern U.S. High School Honors Chorus.

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