A Look At Anne Hathaway’s Big Movie Milestones On Her 38th Birthday!

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Anne Hathaway, the academy-award winning actress turns 38 today. Known for her bold and out-of-the-box movie choices, she never fails to amaze us with her prolific acting skills and powerful yet amusing roles. While having worked with different productions and delivering diverse performances, Hathaway says that she would be “lost” without acting and feels that she was lucky to have found acting as her profession.

Here are 10 things to know about this fabulous actress.

  • Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born on November 12, 1982 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. Interestingly, she was named afterWilliam Shakespeare’s wife by her mother, who was an actress herself. She grew up watching her mother Kate perform in Les Misérablesas as Fantine.
  • Although her parents were not keen on allowing Hathaway pursue acting, she appeared in many plays like Once Upon a Mattress and Jane Eyre and Gigi during school time. She went on to become the first teenager to be admitted into The Barrow Group Theater Company’s acting program.

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  • Hathaway’s major breakthrough wasn’t until she landed the lead role in Disney’s The Princess Diaries which led to a huge commercial success and critics praising her for her performance. She even earned an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance nomination for her role in the movie which followed a meteoric success in her career.
  • Initially, due to her back to back performances as princesses and roles in family-oriented movies, she was seen as a mainstream actress and a children’s role model.
  • Hathaway received her first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her mesmeric performance in Jonathan Demme’s Rachel Getting Married in which she portrayed the character of Kym, a drug addict. According to her, the character of Kym was “narcissistic—downright selfish.”
  • Interestingly, the highest point in Hathaway’s career came when she performed as Fantine, a prostitute dying of tuberculosis, in Les Misérables, the same character she saw her mother portray as a child which developed her interest in acting in the first place.

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  • Hathaway is hailed as one of the finest actresses of the Hollywood film industry, with she receiving many notable awards as an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe.
  • She was reported by Forbes as one of the highest-paid actresses of 2015. Since then, Hathaway is among the highest-grossing actresses of the 21st Her films are a huge commercial success, garnering over $6.8 billion worldwide.
  • In 2016, Hathaway was appointed as a UN Goodwill Ambassador based on her advocacy for gender equality. She has served as a long-term advocate for the Nike Foundation to raise awareness against child marriage. The American actress has also won an award from the Human Rights Campaign for her philanthropy.
  • In May 2019, Hathaway received a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the film industry.

Shikha Chandra is an intern with SheThePeople.TV