Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born on April 15, 1990 in Paris, France. She is the daughter of JacquelineLuesby(b. 1960) and Chris Duerre Watson (b.1960), both lawyers. When she was five, she moved to Oxfordshire, England with her mother and younger brother, Alex after her parents divorced.
She participated in several plays in her school, including Arthur: The Young Years, The Happy Prince and Alice in Wonderland. Watson also joined in a poetry competition, in which she was awarded first prize for reciting James Reeves’ ‘’The Sea’’ at age 7. Her big chance to show her acting talent came when people casting Harry Potter and the Philipher’s Stone came to the school where she was attending. She was sent by her teacher to vie for the role of Hermione Granger, Harry Potter’s smart and sometimes bossy best friend. 9 year old Watson auditioned for the role 8 times. J.K rowling, author of the book, loved her from her first screening. Eventually, Emma won the role and the rest is history. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released in November 201.
Her movie debut was a complete success. It grossed more than $950M worldwide. The film made a record breaking $33.3M on opening day alone. It was nominated three times in the highly acclaimed Academy Awards and seven BAFTA Awards. Movie fans and critics received Emma’s performance very well, earning her the 2002 Saturn Award nomination for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
Watson stayed busy filming the installments of the Potter series: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010), and Harry Potter and the the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)
Outside the world of film, Watson enjoys playing tennis and rounders, a British sport similar to baseball, field hockey, skiing, which she has been doing when she was still France, and debating. She also loves listening to music. Her favorites singers and groups are Coldplay, Radiohead, Beyonce, The Postal Service, Damien Rice and Celine Dion. She also likes hiphop. According to her, her musical tastes go by stages.
Outside the world of filming, Watson continued her studies and participated in school activities. She enrolled in Headington School as an Art, History and English student and use her spare time hanging out with friends and family. In 2007, there were speculations about Watson leaving the Potter movie franchise. Thankfully, the charming teen eagerly signed contracts to continue playing Hermione for the sixth and seventh part. During that time, she became a global celebrity and came into her own, style-wise. She was featured in magazine covers, including Teen Vogue and British Vogue. In 2009 she’s became the face of Burberry.
After Harry Potter, Watson appeared in a few movies, such as The Perks of Being a Wallpaper (2012) and The Bling Ring (2013). Where she’s truly amazed and loved by the public, though is her achievements outside the field of acting.