She was offered a role in the short-lived television drama "Get Real" (Fox, 1999-2000). After a stint in Hollywood, Hathaway returned to graduate from Millburn High School and studied at the academically competitive Vassar College before transferring to New York University. In New York City, she was able to maintain a presence in the acting world while also maintaining a down-to-earth life with students her age.
The slip convinced Marshall that Hathaway was perfect for the role of the awkward American teenager who discovers she is a princess after the death of her absent father, and is groomed for the throne by her regal grandmother (Julie Andrews). Marshall - who had directed "Pretty Woman" (1990) - also saw more than a fleeting glimpse of a Julia Roberts-like look and feel to Hathaway's performance.
Her followed up with a role as beguiling artist Madeline Bray in the Dickens adaptation "Nicholas Nickleby" (2002), which was one of the year's critical picks and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture. That year, she also made her Broadway debut as the lead in a revival of "Carnival!" and impressed critics with her well-rounded song and dance talents.
She earned widespread critical praise for "Love and Other Drugs" (2010), in which she played the alluring and free-spirited Maggie, who develops a powerfully intoxicating romance with a charming pharmaceutical rep (Jake Gyllenhaal). Her acclaimed performance once again brought forth Oscar talk that first led to a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, while only weeks prior, she was announced as co-host along with James Franco of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
With several TV ad appearances to her credit, 4-year-old Ali Lohan made her feature film debut as a brief flash on the screen as the child in an airport scene in 1998's The Parent Trap, starring Lindsay Lohan in a dual role. She'd have to wait a few years yet for meatier roles, as she was next featured in cameos as “Girl at Football Stands” in the 2000 TV movie Life.
In 2005, Ali Lohan was given the opportunity to portray her older sister as a child for Lindsay's “Confessions Of A Broken Heart" music video. That same year, she kicked off her career as a singer with the release of the single "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree.
Who also manages her daughter's career, debuted on the E! network in May 2008. The show's main focus was on the recording of her second album, Interpersonal, at Maloof Music studios in Las Vegas' Palms Casino. Ali Lohan also made her acting debut in 2008, playing Traci in the straight-to-DVD kid's horror flick Mostly Ghostly.