Anne Hathaway is a Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning actress best known for starring in movies like The Princess Diaries (2001), Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and Les Misérables (2012).
Hathaway was one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood in 2015, she is an outspoken advocate for same-sex marriage and gender equality. The actress is also a United Nations Women goodwill ambassador and has received various awards for her humanitarian work across the globe.
Who Is Anne Hathaway?
Hathaway was born Anne Jacqueline Hathaway, the second of three children to Kate (nee McCauley) and Gerald Hathaway, on November 12, 1982, in Brooklyn, New York. Her father is a labor attorney while her mother is a former actress. She is of Irish, French, English and German ancestry and was raised in a Roman Catholic household.
Anne Hathaway was raised in Millburn, New Jersey after her family moved there when she was six. She began her elementary education in New York at Brooklyn Heights Montessori School before later transferring to Wyoming Elementary School in Millburn. From a young age, Anne was exposed to stage acting through her mother but however, was not allowed to pursue it as a career option. This did not stop her from actively participating in school plays in high school at Millburn High School.
After high school, Hathaway enrolled at Vassar College to study English. She later transferred to New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she had hoped to become either a Psychologist or an English teacher if she did not become an actress.
Her first foray into show business was as a singer with the All-Eastern U.S. High School Honors Chorus. She notably sang soprano with the group at Carnegie Hall where she was spotted and subsequently cast in the comedy series Get Real (1999) and the rest became history.
Her Son and Husband, Is Anne Married?
Anne Hathaway is married to businessman and part-time actor Adam Shulman. The couple was introduced to each other by a mutual friend at the Palms Springs Film Festival in 2008, a few months after Hathaway had severed ties with her former partner Raffaello Follieri who was convicted of wire fraud.
Hathaway told Harper’s Bazaar magazine that it was love at first sight as their connection was undeniable. She said she told their mutual friend that she was going to marry Shulman. The pair subsequently kept things casual between them for about six weeks before Hathaway took matters into her own hands to ask him out for their first date which was a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana.
The duo later got engaged in November 2011 and a year later, on the 29th of September 2012, they exchanged vows at an outdoor Jewish ceremony in the Big Sur region of California in front of more than 100 guests. On the 24th of March, 2016, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman.
Adam Shulman was born on the 2nd of April, 1981, in New York. He is a businessman who deals in Jewelry. Adam co-founded and co-owns jewelry store James Banks Design with designer Heidi Nahser Fink. However, before venturing into the jewelry business, Shulman tried his hand in acting.
He attended a summer acting program at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts as well as at a few other theatres before enrolling at Brown University where he majored in theater, graduating in 2003. He then went on to have a few minor roles in series and movies like American Dreams (2005), and The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007).
As you might have noticed, Adam Shulman shares a resemblance with portraits of the 16th-century playwright William Shakespeare. Coincidentally, and somewhat spooky, their wives share the same name – Anne Hathaway, which has given rise to conspiracy theories about Shulman being a reincarnate and a vampire. Make of that whatever you will.
Height, Body Measurements, and Other Facts
Birth Name: Anne Jacqueline Hathaway
Date of Birth: November 12, 1982
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation(s): Actress, Singer
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm)
Weight: 56 kg (123.5 pounds)
Body Type: Slim
Body Measurements: 34-25-35 inches (86-63.5-89 cm)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio