Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson who is popularly known as Emma Watson is a globally acclaimed Hollywood actress. She has so far been very successful in wooing the global film audience with her charming personality and brilliant acting skills. She was a part of many blockbuster films and is best remembered for her portrayal of Hermione Granger in the famous Harry Potter series. Besides Harry Potter, her roles in mainstream films like Ballet Shoes, My Week with Marilyn, Noah, Beauty and the Beast, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower are highly acclaimed by the film critics and the audience. She’s also the face of reputed brands like Burberry and was also appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.
Emma Watson’s Early Life:
Emma Watson was born on April 15, 1990, in Paris, France. She hails from a well-educated family & both her parents Chris Watson and Jacqueline Luesby are lawyers by profession. Her parents divorced each other while Emma was still a child. Emma Watson spent her first five years in Paris and then moved to Oxfordshire in England, along with her mother and brother. She would occasionally visit London to meet her father. Emma developed an interest in acting at a very young age of six. She completed her schooling at Dragon School in Oxford. She also took lessons in singing, acting, and dancing, at the part-time theatre school, Stagecoach Theatre Arts. She also participated in many school plays.
Even after signing up for the Harry Potter franchise, Emma never neglected her studies. She got herself enrolled at Brown University in Rhode Island, USA, and completed her English degree in 2014.
Emma Watson’s ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ (2001):
Emma Watson ventured into the film industry in the year 2001 when she was cast to play the role of the smart witch Hermione in the first part of the Harry Potter series titled ‘Sorcerer`s Stone’. Before being finalized for the role, she had to go through a series of eight auditions. Upon its release, the film became a massive hit at the box-office breaking several records and it also became the highest grosser of 2001. Emma Watson’s performance in the film was praised by everyone and she went on to win the Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actress.
Emma Watson’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
In the year 2002, Emma Watson played the character of Hermione In the subsequent sequel of the Harry Potter series titled ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’. The movie also became a massive hit at the box office and Emma was awarded the Otto Award by Bravo, a German magazine.
Emma Watson’s ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ (2004):
The next film in the Harry Potter series titled ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ was released in 2004. The performance of Daniel Radcliffe was slammed by the critics who praised Emma’s charismatic and spiky portrayal of Hermione. She won a couple of Otto Awards, along with the Child Performance of the Year Award from Total Film.
Emma Watson’s ‘Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire’ (2005):
In the year 2005, she impressed the critics and the film audience with her brilliant performance in the fourth installment of the Harry Potter series titled ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’. She won a bronze Otto Award for her brilliant performance in the film
Emma Watson’s ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ (2007):
In the year 2007, she won the National Movie Award for Best Female Performance in the fifth installment of the Harry Potter series titled ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’. The film also became a massive success at the global box office.
Emma Watson’s TV film Ballet Shoes:
Emma appeared in her first non-Harry Potter movie in the year 2007 when she was cast to play the role of Pauline Fossil for a TV film titled ‘Ballet Shoes’. The film was telecasted on Boxing Day in 2007 in the UK.
She also let her voice for Princess Pea in the animated movie titled ‘The Tale of Despereaux’.
Emma Watson’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010) & Part 2 (2011):
Emma delivered a brilliant performance in the last three installments of the Harry Potter series titled ‘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). All three films became a blockbuster hit with critics praising the performance of Emma.
Emma Watson’s ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ (2012):
In the year 2012, Emma was cast for the role of Samantha in the film titled ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’. Her performance in the film was highly acclaimed by the film critics and the audience. She won several awards including Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble Performance at San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, Favorite Drama Movie Actress at People`s Choice Awards, and Actress Drama Award at Teen Choice Awards.
She then starred in a series of films like ‘The Bling Ring’ in 2013, ‘Noah’ in 2014, and ‘Regression’ in 2015. She also appeared in an episode in ‘The Bishop of Dibley’ for the BBC television sitcom ‘The Vicar of Dibley’
Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017):
In the year 2017, she was cast to play the female lead role in the film titled ‘Beauty and the Beast’, a musical romantic fantasy directed by Bill Condon. The film received extremely positive reviews from the critics who praised the performances of the cast, particularly Watson and Stevens. The film became a massive hit at the box office and has grossed around $1.264 billion at the global box office.
Emma Watson’s ‘Little Women’ (2020):
In the year 2020, she was cast in the film titled ‘Little Women’. The film received critical acclaim, with particular praise for the performances of the cast, especially Watson’s. The film won many major awards and was also nominated at the 92nd Academy Awards under six categories including Best Picture.
Emma Watson’s Relationships:
As of 2021 Emma Watson dating boyfriend Leo Robinton.
Emma Watson’s Net Worth:
Emma Watson is expected to have a net worth of around US$85 million.