Apr. 15th, 1990
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Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born April 15, 1990) is an English actress and model.
Born in Paris, France, the daughter of English lawyers Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson. Watson lived in Paris until the age of five. Her parents separated when she was young; following their divorce, she moved with her mother and younger brother to Oxfordshire, spending weekends at her father's house in London. Watson has stated that she speaks some French, though "not as well" as she used to.
After moving to Oxford with her mother and brother, Watson attended the Dragon School in Oxford, remaining there until 2003. From the age of six, she wanted to become an actress, and trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts, a part-time theatre school where she studied singing, dancing, and acting. By the age of ten, she had performed in various Stagecoach productions and school plays, including Arthur: The Young Years and The Happy Prince, but she had never acted professionally before the Harry Potter series. Following the Dragon School, Watson moved on to Headington School. While on film sets, she and her peers were tutored for up to five hours a day. In June 2006, she took GCSE school examinations in ten subjects, achieving eight A* and two A grades.
Watson rose to prominence playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series; she was cast as Hermione at the age of nine, having previously acted only in school plays. She starred in all eight Harry Potter films, alongside 'Daniel Radcliffe' and 'Rupert Grint'. Watson's work on the Harry Potter series has earned her several awards and more than $10 million.
Watson's first non-Potter role was the 2007 BBC film Ballet Shoes, an adaptation of the novel of the same title by Noel Streatfeild. Watson also lent her voice to the role of Princess Pea in the animated film The Tale of Despereaux, a children's comedy.
Watson made her modelling debut for Burberry's autumn/winter campaign in 2009.
In 2011, Watson appeared in My Week with Marilyn as Lucy, a wardrobe assistant who has a few dates with the main character, Colin Clark. Watson was also in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, filming began in summer 2011 and the film was released in September 2012.
In September 2013, it was reported that Watson would star in While We're Young, the film adaptation of Adena Halpern's 2010 novel 29, which focuses on a young-at-heart grandmother who would rather spend time with her granddaughter (Watson) than her daughter. The film will be directed by Stephen Chbosky, who Watson collaborated with on Perks of Being a Wallflower. In October 2013, she was chosen as the Woman of the Year by GQ and was voted Sexiest Female Movie Star in a worldwide poll conducted by Empire magazine.
Since the release of the first film of the highly successful franchise, Emma has quickly become one of the most well-known actresses in the world. She continued to play the role of Hermione Granger for nearly ten years, in all of the following Harry Potter films: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), 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). In addition, Emma has began to branch out into other films, with My Week with Marilyn (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), and the upcoming The Bling Ring (2013) and Noah (2014).
In addition to acting, Emma is studying at Brown University.
Watson was cast in the role of Ila in Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic Noah.