DOB: November 12, 1982
Background: Hathaway hails from Brooklyn. She abandoned her desire to be a nun at age fifteen after learning her brother Michael was gay, and she instead following her mother's footsteps into acting. She acted in numberous high school productions and became the first teenager admitted into the Barrow Group Theater Company's acting program.
Filmography: Her first on-screen role was in the short-lived television series "Get Real," after which she became a star on the big screen in the Disney hit "The Princess Diaries." She also appeared in the family friendly "Ella Enchanted" and "The Princess Diaries 2" before transitioning into more adult projects, including "Brokeback Mountain" and "Rachel Getting Married," the latter of which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. She has also appeared in the hit comedies "The Devil Wears Prada," "Get Smart," and "Bride Wars" and has lent her voice to the animated films "Hoodwinked!" and "Rio." Recently she starred in the romance "Love and Other Drugs" with Jake Gyllenhaal. She stars this year in another romance, "One Day," directed by Lone Scherfig ("An Education"). She won the coveted role of Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises."
Academy Awards: Win - Best Supporting Actress ("Les Miserables," 2012)
Best Actress Nomination
"Rachel Getting Married" (2008); lost to Kate Winslet ("The Reader")
Emmy Awards: Win - Best Voice-Over Performance ("The Simpsons," 2010)
Best Special Class Program Nomination
"83rd Annual Academy Awards" (2011); lost to "64th Annual Tony Awards"
Golden Globes: Win - Best Film Supporting Actress ("Les Miserables," 2013)
Best Film Drama Actress Nomination
"Rachel Getting Married" (2009); lost to Kate Winslet ("Revolutionary Road")
Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress Nomination
"Love and Other Drugs" (2011); lost to Annette Bening ("The Kids Are All Right")
SAG Awards: Win - Best Film Supporting Actress ("Les Miserables," 2013)
Best Film Ensemble Nominations
"Les Miserables" (2013); lost to "Argo"
"Brokeback Mountain" (2006); lost to "Crash"
Best Film Actress Nomination
"Rachel Getting Married" (2009); lost to Meryl Streep ("Doubt")
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