Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress and singer. One of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015, she has received multiple awards, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA Award. Her films have earned $6.4 billion worldwide, and she appeared in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2009.
Hathaway graduated from Millburn High School in New Jersey, where she acted in several plays. As a teenager, she was cast in the television series Get Real and made her breakthrough as the protagonist in her debut film, the Disney comedy The Princess Diaries . Hathaway made a transition to adult roles with the 2005 dramas Havoc and Brokeback Mountain. The comedy film The Devil Wears Prada, in which she played an assistant to a fashion magazine editor, was her biggest commercial success to that point. She played a recovering alcoholic in the drama Rachel Getting Married, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She followed this with roles in the commercially successful romantic films Bride Wars, Valentine's Day and Love & Other Drugs, and the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland .
In 2012, Hathaway starred as Selina Kyle in her highest-grossing film The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment in The Dark Knight trilogy. That year, she also played Fantine, a prostitute dying of tuberculosis, in the musical romantic drama Les Misérables, for which she won various accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She went on to play a scientist in the science fiction film Interstellar, the owner of an online fashion site in the comedy film The Intern, and a haughty actress in the heist film Ocean's 8 . Hathaway has also won an Emmy Award for providing her voice in The Simpsons, sung for soundtracks, appeared on stage, and hosted events.
Hathaway supports several charities. A board member of the Lollipop Theatre Network, an organization that brings films to sick children in hospitals, she advocates gender equality as a UN Women goodwill ambassador. She is married to businessman Adam Shulman, with whom she has a son.