Birthdate: November 12, 1982
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, USA
First and only
teenager admitted to the acting program at the award-winning The
Barrow Group in New York. Three days before being cast in "Get
Real" (1999), she performed in two concerts at Carnegie Hall as
member of All-Eastern U.S. High School Honors Chorus.
Appeared at both 1999 Teen Choice Awards and 1999 Billboard Awards, introducing musical acts.
Goes by the name Annie with all of her friends.
Has 2 brothers.
Attended Millburn High school.
Accidentally fell off of her chair during her audition for the role of the klutzy princess in 'Princess Diaries, The (2001)_ . She was hired on the spot.
Daughter of stage actress Kate McCauley.
Named one of Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 in its June 2002 issue.
Won the Clarence Derwent Award for her performance as Lili in the City Center Encores! production of Carnival (2002)
Is a vegetarian
Father Gerard is an Attorney, mother Kate is a singer/actress.
Grew up in New Jersey
Was majoring in English & minoring in Women's Studies at Vassar. Transferred to New York University in 2005.
was nominated for the 2002 Teens Choice Award in the Best Actress/Comedy (Princess Diaries) series category
Everyone knows that The Princess Diaries (2001) was her breakthrough role, but it is a little known fact that she auditioned for that part on her way to New Zealand to co-star in another film with Christopher Gorham. She reported to others on the set that she felt really good about the audition. Film-makers knew that she would be a big star, so the film in question, The Other Side of Heaven (2001), was delayed in post production and released after The Princess Diaries (2001) in order to capitalize on her stardom.
Was considered for the role of Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera(2004)
Was not available for role of Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera due to contractual obligation to Disney for Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement. The two movies had overlapping filming schedules.
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