Anne Hathaway Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame - NECN

Anne Hathaway Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The star is the 2,663rd since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961.

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    Anne Hathaway Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
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    Actress Anne Hathaway poses atop her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following a ceremony in her honor on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

    A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Thursday to honor Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway, a day before the release of her latest film, "The Hustle."

    Awkwafina, who co-starred with her in the 2018 heist comedy "Ocean's 8," and Dee Rees, who directed Hathaway in the political thriller, joined the honored actress in speaking at the late-morning ceremony in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.

    The star is the 2,663rd since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars. The ceremony was livestreamed on walkoffame.com.

    Hathaway first gained fame in 2001 in her motion picture debut in "The Princess Diaries," as shy high school student Mia Thermopolis, who learns she is heir to the throne of a European kingdom. She also starred in its 2004 sequel, "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement." 

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    Hathaway's next film credits included "Brokeback Mountain," "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Get Smart." 

    Hathaway received a best actress Oscar nomination in 2009 for her portrayal of a woman released from drug rehab for a few days so she can go home to attend the wedding of her older sister (Rosemarie DeWitt) in "Rachel Getting Married," losing out to Kate Winslet.

    Hathaway received a best supporting actress Oscar in 2013 for her role as Fantine in "Les Misérables." 

    Hathaway's other film credits include "Bride Wars," "Valentine's Day," "Alice in Wonderland" and its sequel, "Alice Through the Looking Glass," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Interstellar" and "The Intern." 

    Hathaway was born Nov. 12, 1982, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn and raised in Millburn, New Jersey, performing in plays at Millburn High School and the Paper Mill Playhouse. She made her television debut in the short-lived Fox series "Get Real." 

    Hathaway received an Emmy in 2010 for outstanding voice-over performance for supplying the voice of Princess Penelope in an episode of "The Simpsons."