Actress Anne Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 12, 1982. As a youngster, she was accepted into The Barrow Group theater company. In 1999, she got her first big break on the short-lived television series Get Real. Shortly after the series ended, Hathaway took landed the role that made her famous, playing Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries.
Hathaway was accepted into her college of choice, Vassar, and became the first teen to be admitted into the acting program at The Burrow Group in New York. During this time, she had a regular gig on the television series Get Real, playing Meghan Green. Impressed by her acting talent, Miramax offered her a three picture deal, but she turned the offer down due to the scripts. At the start of the new millennium, Hathaway was offered a starring role in The Princess Diaries (2001) opposite Julie Andrews. She immediately found herself being offered more roles in other major features such as The Other Side of Heaven (2001), Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Ella Enchanted (2003) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006).
She then turned her attention to screen productions and soon appeared in Fox's TV series of "Get Real" (1999) which unfortunately had to end its run after one season. Unaffected by the disappointing result, this alumna of Millburn High School took time to attend Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York by the year 2000, majoring in English while also taking Women's Studies as her minor subject. However, Anne did not have to wait long enough to land another role for she quickly was included in the cast of "The Other Side of Heaven" (2001).