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Creator: Anne Hathaway
"I have no aspirations of world domination through the pops charts. None at all."
Anne Hathaway on the one field she hasn't conquered yet

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born 1982) is an American actress. Tall, dark-haired, with an on-screen persona mixing naivete with determination, Hathaway is an eclectic actor with a nonetheless wholesome reputation that has proven difficult to shake. She is best known for her breakout role in 2001's The Princess Diaries, as an awkward teen who suddenly discovers she is royalty, and later in Ella Enchanted.

After a string of wildly successful (family-friendly) film credits, Hathaway made a conscious decision to shift toward darker roles. Her starring role in Rachel Getting Married is best emblematic of that phase, though those of the male persuasion would probably cite her performance in Havoc, for which she earned critical acclaim. However, it was 2005's Brokeback Mountain which officially put Hathaway on the map, and buried her squeaky-clean resumé for good. That following year, she got to act alongside her idol, Meryl Streep, in The Devil Wears Prada.

Despite her relative youth, Hathaway has been very busy indeed (recent press has described her as “one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood”). At the start of 2011, she was cast as Selina Kyle—better known as Catwoman—in Christopher Nolan's third ''Batman'' film The Dark Knight Rises. She then scored her childhood dream role of Fantine in Les Miserables (2012), which got her a virtual confetti shower of glowing reviews and won her a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Not to be confused with the wife of William Shakespeare, after whom she is named.


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Phil HartmanVoice ActorsSaori Hayami

alternative title(s): Anne Hathaway
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