Emma Watson, full Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson, (born 15 April 1990 in Paris, France), is a British actress and activist perhaps best known for playing the young witch Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films. She has also attracted attention as a spokeswoman for equal rights for women.
Watson was born in Paris to British parents who divorced when she was young. She and her brother moved to live with their mother in Oxfordshire, England. As a child, Watson decided to become an actress. In addition to going to school, she took acting and singing lessons. She also appeared in several school plays.
Emma Watson’s Net Worth
Watson began acting in earnest in 1999 after auditioning for a role in JK’s film adaptation of Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001). She got the role of clever and logical Hermione, one of Harry Potter’s best friends.
The film was a box office success, and Watson reprised his role in the other films in the franchise: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (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 Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).
|full name||Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson|
|net worth||$85 million|
|Date of Birth||15 April 1990|
|Age||32 years old|
|birth place||Paris, France|
|Currently Live In||London|
|profession||Actress and Activist|
|Debut||TV Series: Ballet Shoes (2007)
Music Video: Say You Don’t Want It (2010)
Movie: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
|Years Active||1999 – Present|
|Famous Role||Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)|
|ethnicity||German and English|
|school/high school||The Dragon School, France|
|College/University||Brown University, France|
After the Potter films ended, Watson sought more mature roles. Her first major role was in the drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), in which she played a high school student who befriends a clinically depressed freshman. She then appeared in the crime drama The Bling Ring (2013), the historical thriller The Colony (aka Colonia; 2015), and the sci-fi thriller The Circle (2017).
These films had limited box office success, but Watson had another blockbuster success with Disney’s (2017) live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. In 2019, she appeared as Meg March in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, based on the classic children’s book by Louisa May Alcott.
Meanwhile, in the midst of her acting career, Watson was pursuing a college education. In 2009 she began attending Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She took time off from filming when needed and also studied for a year at Oxford University.
Watson graduated from Brown University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. That year she was appointed UN Goodwill Envoy for Women. She campaigned for women’s rights and gender equality. From 2016 to 2020, Watson ran an online feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf, to read and discuss books by and about women.
Childhood and Early life
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born to Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers, in Paris, France. She lived in the city until she was five years old but after her parents divorced; She moved to Oxfordshire with her mother and younger brother.
She dreamed of being an actress from a young age and took coaching courses at Stagecoach Theater Arts to pursue her dreams while attending the Dragon School in Oxford.
By the age of 10, she had acted in several theater productions and plays. At the request of her teachers, she decides to audition for the role of Harry’s best friend, Hermione Granger.
She auditioned for the role eight times, beating all of her seniors to get the part. Interestingly, she won the heart of author JK Rowling herself at the audition.
She left Dragon School in 2003 and due to her busy filming schedule, she was tutored for over 5 hours a day for her GCSE exams. She finally passed her GCSE exams the following year, achieving two A’s and eight A’s*.