Emma Watson is a British actress and a model known internationally for playing the role of Hermione Granger in film adaptation of JK Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter series.
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born on April 15, 1990, in Paris to English lawyers Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson. When Emma was five her parents divorced, and she moved to Oxfordshire, England to live with her mother.
Emma expressed interest in acting from a young age. She studied singing, acting and dancing part-time at the Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, Oxford and took part in school plays.
Harry Potter Series
In 1999, a nationwide search for young actors began for the film adaptation of J.K Rowling’s best-selling novel “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Watson, who had never acted professionally, was selected from a school assembly to audition for a role in the movie. She went through eight auditions before being selected for the rule.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was an instant blockbuster and became the highest-grossing film that year. Watson, who played the role of Muggleborn, Hermione Granger received critical acclaim and instant fame.
Watson ended up spending the next decade of her life on the sets of Harry Potter with her co-star Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter.
Responsible & Grounded
Despite instant fame and success, Watson has remained grounded, unlike other celebrity child stars who took to alcohol and drugs, unable to handle the pressures of growing up in the spotlight.
True to her name, ‘Emma’ which means whole, universal, and strong, Watson has displaying a rare sense of maturity and responsibility. She is an excellent role model for the younger generation, having perfectly balanced her career, studies and private life.
Post Harry Potter
After practically growing up on the sets of Harry Potter, Watson has transitioned her career into a successful fashion model and an actress with preference for characters that are challenging.