While growing up in New Jersey, Anne Hathaway sang in the school choir and appeared in several local theater productions. At 16, she spent a season as the overachieving daughter on the critically acclaimed Get Real. In 2000, she took a timeout from Vassar to portray an unlikely royal opposite Julie Andrews in Disney's The Princess Diaries, a sleeper hit that cemented her future in film. She dusted off the tiara for the sequel in 2004, the same year that she also played a cursed princess in Ella Enchanted. (She moved up to queen in Alice in Wonderland in 2010).