Anne Hathaway

Hathaway in 2011, Featureflash /

Birth Name: Anne Jacqueline Hathaway

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 12, 1982

*father – Irish, French, English, German
*mother – Irish

Anne Hathaway is an American actress, singer, and producer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Les Misérables (2012). She became famous with her role in the Disney comedy The Princess Diaries, and has since starred in many prominent films, including The Devil Wears Prada, Rachel Getting Married, and The Dark Knight Rises.

Anne is the daughter of Kate McCauley (Kathleen Ann McCauley), an actress, and Gerald Thomas Hathaway, a lawyer. Anne is married to actor Adam Shulman, with whom she has two children.

Anne is of approximately 62.5% Irish ancestry. Anne’s father has Irish, French, English, and German ancestry. Anne’s mother is of Irish descent. Anne has said that she has roots in Cork and Donegal on her father’s side.

Anne stated (in an article on that she also has distant Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented. If true, it could only be on her father’s side; her mother’s family were all recent Irish immigrants.

Anne has said that she has a very pale complexion because she tries to avoid being in the sun, as her family has a long and tragic history of skin cancer.

Anne’s patrilineal line appears to trace to Nicholas Hathaway, who was born, c. 1595, in Kingscote, Gloucestershire, England.

Anne’s paternal grandfather was Robert Earnest/Ernest Hathaway (the son of Pearl LeRoy Hathaway and Carrie Melinda Sensabaugh). Robert was born in Pennsylvania. Pearl was the son of James A. Hathaway and Emma Louisa Reed. Carrie was the daughter of Frederick Jay Sensabaugh and Myrtie F. W. Foster.

Anne’s paternal grandmother was Jacqueline Anne Hughes (the daughter of Joseph T. Hughes and Pauline-Mathilde Turpin). Joseph was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, Thomas Hughes and Catherine Chambers. Pauline-Mathilde was French, born in Marne, France.

Anne’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Daniel “Joe” McCauley (the son of James Francis McCauley and Catherine/Katherine M. Crosson). Joe McCauley was born in Pennsylvania, and was a prominent radio personality in Philadelphia. James was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, James H. McCauley and Mary Mulholland. Catherine was born in Northern Ireland.

Anne’s maternal grandmother was Roseline/Rosalina Marie Sinnott/Sennott (the daughter of James M. Sinnott and Florence M. Waters). Roseline was born in Pennsylvania. James and Florence were born in Pennsylvania, and all of their own parents were Irish.

Sources: Genealogies of Anne Hathaway –

Anne’s paternal grandfather, Robert Earnest/Ernest Hathaway, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Anne’s paternal great-great-grandfather, James A. Hathaway –

Obituaries of Anne’s paternal grandmother, Jacqueline Anne (Hughes) Hathaway –

Anne’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph T. Hughes, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Anne’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Daniel McCauley, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Anne’s maternal grandmother, Roseline/Rosalina Marie Sinnott/Sennott, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

188 Responses

  1. italiano90 says:

    By native are you talking about indigenous blood? Cuz I’m pretty sure she has 0% native indian blood. She is full white.

  2. Daron says:

    She looks like she’s kinda Italian.

    • Arif says:

      @Daron Man, all the white european look like the same! What are you talking about! Race and ethnicity is different…

      • NOTREALLY says:

        one of the most ignorant statements I’ve read in here, no, all white Europeans don’t look the same, not even all northern Europeans look the same (which is what some, more niche groups of people would exclusively refer as “white” Europeans), let alone all Europeans at large, this is kinda basic, not all Asians or Africans look the same, some look vastly different from each other, same with Europeans

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