Local Favorite, Hathaway Wins Her First Oscar

Anne Hathaway, 30, who started off acting in Millburn, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Sunday night.

 Anne Hathaway won her first Oscar Sunday night at the 85th Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Les Miserables."

"I had a dream," Hathaway, 30, who grew up in Millburn, said backstage to reporters after recieving her Oscar, the New York Daily News reported."And it came true. And it can happen. And it's wonderful."

Although Hathaway, 30, was born in Brooklyn, she moved to the Wyoming section of Millburn at an early age and started her acting career, according to the Item. 

Her first production, Hathaway starred in "Aladdin" at the Paper Mill Playhouse, the report stated. 

In high school Hathaway won Paper Mill Playhouse's Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre.

Over 90 locals came out to celebrate the remake of beloved musical "Les Mis" in January with a sing-along at the Millburn Cinema.


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