Emma Watson

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Name: Emma Watson

Who is: , social activist

Birth date: (33 y.o.)

Place of birth: Paris

Height: 5'6 ft ()

Weight: 115 lb (52 kg)

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Emma Watson's Biography

At 11 years old, Emma Watson woke up famous following the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," the first of eight film adaptations of the Harry Potter series.
Actress and fashion model Emma Watson
Actress and fashion model Emma Watson
The young actress did not become typecast as the talented witch Hermione Granger. Besides her acting success, she also established herself as a fashion model.

Fame and wealth did not make Emma Watson indifferent to contemporary societal issues. She is a UN Goodwill Ambassador, advocates against gender inequality, and in 2015, the Observer named her Activist of the Year.

Childhood

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris on April 15, 1990, to lawyer parents – Frenchwoman Jacqueline Luesby and Englishman Chris Watson. According to one version, she was named after her paternal grandmother, and according to another, after a family friend.
Emma Watson in her childhood
Emma Watson in her childhood
When Emma was five, her parents divorced. Her father returned to England, and to avoid traumatizing the young Emma and her younger brother Alex, Jacqueline decided to move to England as well. Emma spent her childhood living with her mother in Oxford and visiting her father in London on weekends.
Emma Watson as a child and now
Emma Watson as a child and now
At three years old, Emma first expressed her dream to act, and at seven, she won her first "acting award" for reciting poetry at a school competition named after Daisy Pratt.
Emma Watson with her parents and younger brother Alex
Emma Watson with her parents and younger brother Alex
Seeing her interest in acting, her mother enrolled her in the Stagecoach Theatre Arts school. There, Emma played the evil witch Morgana in "King Arthur: The Early Years," the Swallow in "The Swallow and the Prince," an angry cook in "Alice in Wonderland," and took the lead female role in "The Happy Prince," based on a story by Oscar Wilde.

Harry Potter

It was the teachers at Stagecoach School who sent Emma Watson's portfolio to the casting manager for the adaptation of British author J.K. Rowling's bestseller, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone."
First auditions of Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson
Emma Watson had no illusions about her acting skills and was simply happy to have made it past the first round. Producer David Heyman was amazed by the confidence of the 8-year-old girl who effortlessly surpassed more than a thousand competitors, including professional actresses. J.K. Rowling herself approved the choice, rooting for Emma from her very first audition.
The trio of young wizards – Harry, Ron, and Hermione
The trio of young wizards – Harry, Ron, and Hermione
After successfully passing all auditions, Emma was introduced to Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. She would work alongside them for the next 12 years, filled with hard work on set and memorable experiences.

The highly anticipated film premiere of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" took place on November 4, 2001. It broke records for viewership on its opening day and later became the highest-grossing film of 2001.
Young Hermione Granger charmed the audience
Young Hermione Granger charmed the audience
Critics praised the performances of the three young actors, with many highlighting Emma Watson. The Daily Telegraph described her portrayal of Hermione Granger as "enchanting," and an Imagine Games Network reviewer claimed that Emma outshone everyone. That same year, she won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress.
Emma Watson Interview (2001)
Emma's fee of $125,000 was deposited by her parents in a bank account to fund her future education. However, part of this money was spent on a lavish party for Emma's friends to celebrate the end of filming the first part of the saga.
Hermione has grown up
Hermione has grown up
Emma emphasized that after the phenomenal success of "Potter," her life didn't change much: she still had to take care of her younger brother and make her bed like before.

Education

Filming for the first and subsequent Harry Potter movies took almost the entire year, so Emma had to transfer to the Headington School for Girls, which offered the option of distance learning. Even during the peak of filming, Watson and her co-stars diligently studied the school curriculum for five hours daily. In 2006, during a break between the fourth and fifth Harry Potter movies, she received her high school certificate, boasting eight A*s and two As in her grades.
How Emma Watson changed
How Emma Watson changed
In 2008, Emma completed a summer course in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, then continued her education at Brown University in the USA. Her favorite courses included geology and literature.
Emma Watson with a short haircut
Emma Watson with a short haircut
Rumors emerged before her university entrance exams that Emma would not be acting in the sixth part of the saga. "I didn't want to be wholly dependent on the filming process for the next three years," she said in an interview. Her departure would have jeopardized the immense efforts of hundreds of people who worked on the previous parts. Warner Bros representatives eventually persuaded her to stay. The details of her salary for the sixth movie remain undisclosed. To participate in the shooting, she had to take a leave of absence from university.
Emma Watson is a Brown University graduate
Emma Watson is a Brown University graduate
In the spring of 2014, the actress finally graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in English literature.

Other Roles

"Is there life after Hermione?" many fans wondered after the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2" in 2011, which emotionally concluded the saga of the young wizards. The answer is definitely yes.
Emma Watson excels in everything she undertakes
Emma Watson excels in everything she undertakes
Emma Watson's first role outside the Harry Potter saga was as ballet dancer Pauline Fossil in the TV adaptation of Noel Streatfeild's novel "Ballet Shoes." This family-friendly film was warmly received by viewers. The audience was especially moved by twins Nina and Lucy, played by Emma's stepsisters.
Emma Watson in 'Ballet Shoes'
Emma Watson in 'Ballet Shoes'
In 2009, Emma signed on to act in the French melodrama "Napoleon and Betsy" directed by Leon Gates. The script described the relationship between Napoleon Bonaparte, exiled on Saint Helena Island, and a young girl, the daughter of a local official. Unfortunately, the project never went into production.
Emma Watson auditions for 'Napoleon and Betsy'
Emma Watson auditions for 'Napoleon and Betsy'
In 2009, she appeared in "My Week with Marilyn." Her role as assistant Lucy was small but memorable – a matured Emma Watson was, as always, peerless.
A scene from 'My Week with Marilyn'
A scene from 'My Week with Marilyn'
A year later, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" was released, an adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's novel. The story is about the shy and unpopular Charlie, who meets people who finally understand and accept him. On set, Emma Watson became friends with Logan Lerman (Charlie) and Ezra Miller (Patrick).
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Interview - Emma Watson (2012)
In 2013, she played a confident thief in Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring." She also appeared in the apocalyptic comedy "This Is the End," playing herself alongside Hollywood stars like Seth Rogen, James Franco, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill, who wake up to the apocalypse during a wild party and try to survive.

In spring 2014, she portrayed Ila, the adopted daughter of the biblical Noah, in Darren Aronofsky's "Noah."
A scene from 'Noah'
A scene from 'Noah'
In early 2016, she announced a year-long break from acting to focus on personal development. "My goal is to read two books a week, one for myself and another for my feminist project 'Our Shared Shelf,'" she shared in an interview.

In March 2017, the vibrant musical "Beauty and the Beast," a film adaptation of the famous Disney fairy tale, was released. Emma Watson played Belle, captured by the Beast (Dan Stevens). The film became one of the most anticipated premieres of the season.
Beauty and the Beast (Live Action) - Belle
To prepare for the role, Emma took three months of singing, dancing, and horse riding lessons. Because of this, she turned down a role in another musical, the popular "La La Land." The filming schedules of the two projects simply did not align. Emma Stone ended up taking the lead female role in "La La Land."
A scene from 'Beauty and the Beast'
A scene from 'Beauty and the Beast'
That same year, the premiere of "The Circle" took place. The film's timely plot tells of a near future where the Circle network integrates all of a person's computer data into one system. Emma played Mae Holland, a young graduate who just started working at the Circle company.

In 2019, she starred in "Little Women," an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel. The plot revolves around the problems of four very different sisters living during the Civil War. Along with Emma, the film featured Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh. This adaptation of the novel was not the first, but critics found it very worthy. The film also received high ratings from viewers.
LITTLE WOMEN - Official Trailer

Modeling Career

Emma Watson started her modeling career in 2005. Her first professional photoshoot at 15 was for Teen Vogue, and her photograph graced the cover of the November issue.
Emma Watson's first shoot for Teen Vogue
Emma Watson's first shoot for Teen Vogue
Three years later, British media announced that fashion brand Chanel was replacing Keira Knightley with Emma Watson as the face of their advertising campaign, but it turned out to be misinformation.

That same year, Emma became the face of Burberry's Autumn/Winter 2009/2010 collection, and six months later, the Spring/Summer collection. During the Spring campaign, she starred alongside male model Max Hurd in the music video for One Night Only's song "Say You Don't Want It."
One Night Only – Say You Don't Want It
Soon after, Watson signed a contract with ethical clothing brand People Tree. She consulted on the design of the Spring line, which hit shelves in February 2010. The collection was warmly received by readers of Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and People.
The actress loves bold styles
The actress loves bold styles
In 2011, Emma was awarded the Style Icon prize, presented by provocative designer Vivienne Westwood at the Elle Style Awards. At the same time, she became the new face of Lancôme.
Emma Watson in a Lancôme advert
May 2013 marked the release of GQ magazine with Emma Watson on the cover, where she appeared in the style of Julia Roberts from "Pretty Woman."
Emma Watson in the style of Julia Roberts
Emma Watson in the style of Julia Roberts
In 2014, Emma Watson won the Best British Style category at the British Fashion Awards, surpassing serious contenders like Keira Knightley, Kate Moss, and David Beckham. At that time, she confessed that she always considered Elizabeth Taylor her fashion idol and compass.

Activism

Emma Watson, understanding the power of her high social standing, has long been a voice for those who cannot openly express their problems.

She is particularly concerned about gender inequality. Her speech at the United Nations headquarters was dedicated to this issue. She launched the HeForShe campaign, focused on combating the oppression of women.
Emma Watson's speech at the UN
Identifying as a feminist, Emma Watson always emphasizes that men suffer from gender stereotypes just as much as women: “I want men to join this fight so that their daughters, sisters, and mothers can be free from prejudice and their sons can express vulnerability and show their emotions.”
A photo of Emma Watson with bare breasts provoked anger among feminists
A photo of Emma Watson with bare breasts provoked anger among feminists
The previously mentioned "Our Shared Shelf" is a thematic virtual book club for feminists, created with Watson's involvement.

During the Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020 in America, Emma Watson actively supported the movement, expressing solidarity in her Instagram posts.

Hobbies

During her school years, Watson developed a love for sports, visual arts, and contemporary music, particularly Bryan Adams, Dido, and Suzanne Vega. She didn't connect with classical or opera music, but her father instilled in her a love for rock-n-roll, growing up listening to Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry at home.
Emma Watson without makeup
Emma Watson without makeup
Emma admits her idol and one of her favorite actresses is Julia Roberts. She also enjoys movies with Goldie Hawn and Sandra Bullock. One of her favorite actors is John Cleese, who played Nearly Headless Nick, the Gryffindor ghost, in the Harry Potter series.

She loves Italian cuisine, especially pizza, and chocolate. Emma enjoys reading (her favorite childhood author is the American Roald Dahl) but is not as avid a reader as Hermione Granger.

Emma Watson's Personal Life

The actress prefers not to disclose details about her romances, fearing that her fame might intimidate her boyfriends. Nonetheless, some information about her suitors has leaked to the press.

Emma Watson confessed that at 10, she had a crush on her filming colleague Tom Felton, better known to audiences as Draco Malfoy.
Emma Watson and Tom Felton
Emma Watson and Tom Felton
From 2006 to 2007, she dated Matthew Janney, a rugby player and literature student at Oxford.
Emma Watson and her ex-boyfriend Matthew Janney
Emma Watson and her ex-boyfriend Matthew Janney
In her early interviews, Emma admitted to having a childhood infatuation with Prince Harry. Perhaps that's why in 2008 she passionately started a romance with 26-year-old Jay Barrymore, a Prince Harry lookalike, and even briefly moved in with him.
Jay Barrymore and Emma Watson
Jay Barrymore and Emma Watson
Later, she had brief flings with model George Craig and her "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" co-star Johnny Simmons.

From 2011 to 2012, she dated Oxford postgraduate Will Adamowicz. The couple broke up due to Emma's busy schedule – their relationship couldn't withstand the distance.
Emma Watson prefers smart guys (pictured with Will Adamowicz)
Emma Watson prefers smart guys (pictured with Will Adamowicz)
In 2016, paparazzi caught Emma Watson on a stroll with an unknown young man, who turned out to be 35-year-old William Knight, a programmer and entrepreneur far from the film industry. Unfortunately, due to Emma's busy schedule and William's workaholism, the couple broke up at the end of 2017.
In 2016, Emma Watson dated William Knight
In 2016, Emma Watson dated William Knight
Subsequently, hackers leaked Watson's personal photos, which they claimed were intimate in nature. However, most of the photos were quite innocent, showing the actress posing in her friend's swimsuits.
Hackers leaked Emma Watson's personal photos online
Hackers leaked Emma Watson's personal photos online
In 2018, Emma began a relationship with actor Chord Overstreet, star of the TV show "Glee." According to insiders, by the time they broke up, Emma and Chord had "just formed as a couple," but things did not work out between the actors.
Emma Watson and Chord Overstreet
Emma Watson and Chord Overstreet
Two years later, in 2020, journalists managed to discover the new love interest of Watson. As reported by cosmo.ru, paparazzi captured Emma in the embrace of 30-year-old businessman Leo Alexander Robinton. The actress began appearing in public more frequently with her new beau.
Emma Watson and Leo Robinton
Emma Watson and Leo Robinton
In February 2021, it was revealed that Emma Watson and Leo Robinton were engaged. However, in October of the same year, the Daily Mail reported that the couple had split, and Emma became involved with Brandon Green, the son of the owner of the Topshop brand.

Later, she had a romance with Brandon Green, the son of British millionaire Philip Green, owner of the clothing distributor Arcadia Group, with a net worth of nearly a billion pounds. Their relationship lasted 18 months and ended shortly after Christmas 2022.
Emma Watson and Brian Green
Emma Watson and Brian Green
In the summer of 2023, Emma was spotted in the company of a new young man, soon identified as Ryan Cohn, the founder of the snack brand Propercorn.
Emma Watson and Ryan Cohn
Emma Watson and Ryan Cohn

Emma Watson Now

Currently, Emma Watson rarely appears in new film projects. She made an exception for a special release celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter film, produced under the auspices of HBO. Interestingly, the author of the books about the boy wizard, J.K. Rowling, was not invited to the filming due to her statements about transgender people. Emma Watson did not support J.K. Rowling – instead, she suggested that Rowling should not dictate to transgender people how to live. Daniel Radcliffe, her colleague from Harry Potter, shares this view.
Emma Watson now
Emma Watson now
Watson has focused on activism: her Instagram regularly features posts supporting women, environmentalists, and minorities.
  • Emma Watson is a very beautiful girl and a talented actress. Her most charismatic role is Hermione.
    2021-05-08 18:13:42
  • Emma Watson is a charismatic actress with charming smile and also she is a fighter for woman rights. I`m continuing to follow her social and creative activities.
    2021-04-28 23:58:24
  • That is strange, besides of her busy schedule she has time for romances.
    2021-04-26 14:24:12
  • The role of Belle in `Beauty and the Beast` in my opinion was perfect for Emma Watson. She has something romantic and naive.
    2021-04-03 12:13:27
  • I adore Emma Watson! It`s hard to imagine someone else in the role of Hermione. For sure it`s her brightest role!
    2021-02-26 11:36:57
  • Emma Watson is charismatic and talented, you can`t stand her incredible smile, you will smile back for sure.
    2021-02-05 11:40:29
  • I agree with you
    2018-11-01 17:34:18
  • emma watson is a beautifull girl and i like her v.much
    2018-10-02 17:49:02
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