anne hathaway
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  • Faith: Christian - Catholic
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  November 12, 1982
  • Accomplishments:  Academy Award Winner, Emmy Winner, Golden Globe Winner

Anne Hathaway is an actress. Her accomplishments include an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Her films have grossed over $6.8 billion worldwide, and she appeared on the Forbes Celebrity List in 2009. In 2015, she was among the world’s highest-paid actresses. When she was in high school, Hathaway performed in several plays. She was cast in the television series “Get Real” as a teen but made her breakthrough by playing the lead role in “The Princess Diaries.”

After starring in numerous family films, including “Ella Enchanted,” the actress transitioned to adult roles with the 2005 drama “Brokeback Mountain.” The comedy-drama, “The Devil Wears Prada,” where she played an assistant to a fashion magazine editor, was her most significant commercial success to that point. In 2008, she played a recovering addict in “Rachel Getting Married,” which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She went on to star in several commercially successful movies, including “Get Smart,” “Bride Wars,” “Valentine’s Day,” “Love & Other Drugs,” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

In 2012, Hathaway starred as Catwoman in her highest-grossing film, “The Dark Knight Rises,” and played Fantine in “Les Miserables,” winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She’s since starred in movies like “Interstellar,” “The Intern,” “Ocean’s 8,” “The Hustle,” and “WeCrashed.” Hathaway has won a Primetime Emmy Award for her voice role in “The Simpsons,” sung for soundtracks, appeared on stage, and hosted events. She supports several charitable causes and is a board member of the Lollipop Theatre Network, an organization that brings films to children in hospitals.

The actress also advocates for gender equality as a UN Women goodwill ambassador. She’s married to businessman and actor Adam Shulman, and they share two sons. Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York. She has an older brother, Michael, and a younger brother, Thomas. When she was six, her family moved to Millburn, New Jersey, where she was raised. When she was eight, Hathaway watched her mother perform in the first national tour of Les Miserables as Fantine and was instantly fascinated with the stage. However, her parents weren’t keen on allowing her to pursue an acting career. After this, her mother quit acting to raise Hathaway and her brothers.

What religion is Anne Hathaway?

Anne Hathaway was raised as a Roman Catholic with what she believed were “strong values” and wanted to be a nun during her childhood. However, acting was always a high priority for her. When she was 15, Hathaway’s relationship with the Catholic Church changed after learning that her older brother was gay. Her family left the church and joined the Episcopal Church due to its acceptance of homosexuality. However, they eventually left that church too. Hathaway has since described her religious beliefs as “a work in progress.”

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