Emma Watson is a well known actress who hails from the country of the England. Apart from being an actress she is also popular as an activist and a model. Emma Watson is extremely popular in the media due to her portrayal of the character Hermione Granger of the Harry Potter Movie Series, which in turn was adapted from the Harry Potter novels written by British author, J.K.Rowling.

Personal Life

Emma Watson was born as Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson. She was born on the 15th of April, in the year 1990, in the city of Paris, the capital city of the country of France. Until she turned 5, Emma Watson continued to reside in the country of France, in Maisons-Laffitte.

Emma Watson was born to Chris Watson and Jacqueline Luesby, both of whom were lawyers by profession and were of English descent. When Emma Watson was young, her parents separated and she shifted back to her home country of England along with her mother. She lived along with her mother in the region of Oxfordshire while she did occasionally spend the weekends with her father, at his residence in the city of London.

Emma Watson can speak conversational French as well, however, she believes that she was better at it sometime in the past when she resided in Paris. While she lived in Oxfordshire, she attended the Dragon School. Later, Emma Watson even attended the Stagecoach Theatre Arts’ branch in Oxford, to train and fulfil her dream of becoming an actress.


Emma Watson was part of multiple stage plays by the time she had turned 10. It included a good mix of school plays and Stagecoach productions. However, she had never been part of any production professionally. It was in the year 1999, that casting had begun for the movie adaptation of the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and a nation wide search for young actors was being conducted when Emma Watson was discovered via her teacher from Oxford Theatre. Not only were the producers impressed by her talent and confidence, J.K.Rowling backed Emma to bag the role ever since she had seen her first screen test.

The Harry Potter film franchise took off and that made Emma Watson a global star overnight. It was in the first movie itself that she was praised for her work and this resulted in her portraying Hermione Granger over 8 films and a gaining popularity worldwide, along with amassing a massive 60 million USD net worth.

Last Modified: 23 Jun, 2018

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