Biography for Emma Watson
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Date of Birth
15 April 1990, Paris, France
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson
5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in France on April 15, 1990. At school in England, she took the lead role in several plays including Arthur: The Young Years and The Happy Prince. Besides plays, Emma participated in other school activities including the Daisy Pratt Poetry Competition, in which she won first place at age seven. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) was her debut into the world of professional acting. Competing against many other girls for the role of Hermione Granger, she didn’t expect to get the part.
Away from the cinematic world, Emma enjoys playing hockey most of all and she also likes debating. Although her hair is brown in the movie, she’s naturally a blonde. She once dressed up as a witch for Halloween, but she had no idea that years later, she would be playing one in the Harry Potter movie. Her lawyers parents, Jacqueline and Chris, are divorced. Emma lives with her mother and younger stepbrothers Alex and ???. Her favorite celebrities are Julia Roberts, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese and Sandra Bullock.
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Has two cats named Bubbles and Domino.
Favorite Harry Potter book is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
She served on a jury to select the 2004 teen-aged film-makers’ First Light Film Awards. The ceremony held in London’s Leicester Square. Other jurors included Pierce Brosnan, Kenneth Branagh, and Samantha Morton.
At thirteen, after being a teenager for just ten months, she placed tenth in The Hottest Female Stars in February 2004 for some magazine that did a poll.
She was named after her paternal grandmother, who after marriage, became Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson.
Can speak some French.
At the age of fifteen, became the youngest person to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine
She and her [i]Harry Potter[/i] co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint were named #9 on Entertainment Weekly’s Best Entertainers of the Year in 2005.
She achieved eight A* and two A passes in her GCSEs (exams English school pupils take in their last compulsory year of secondary school).
Attended The Dragon School, a renowned preparatory school in Oxford, between September 1995 and July 2001. She then went on to attend Headington School, a private all-girls school, between September 2001 and July 2006.
Her parents are both English but her paternal grandmother was French. Emma lived in France until the age of five, when her family returned to England.
Was born at 6:00pm (GMT + 1 hour) on a Sunday.
Loves water sports, and while in Mauritius gained an Open Water PADI certificate allowing her to SCUBA dive anywhere in the world.
While filming the third and fourth Harry Potter films she took dance lessons. She has now gained a Silver Award for freestyle dance and street jazz.
Enjoys playing field hockey, netball and tennis (for school and local teams), skiing, painting, cooking, singing, and dancing (has twice competed with her school in Rock Challenge 2006 and 2007).
Took AS levels in English, Geography, Art and History of Art in May 2007, and has now dropped History of Art to pursue the three A levels.
Was ranked #15 on Forbes List of The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars.(2007).
Named #26 on Empire Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Movie Stars. (2007).
Was ranked #3 on Yahoo! List of 10 Most Popular Stars of 2007 on Yahoo! Movies.(2007).
Was ranked #97 on Forbes List of The Celebrity 100.(2007).
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $4 million.
Passed her driving test on her first attempt, January 28, 2008.
Her favorite movie is Notting Hill (1999). Her favorite television show is “Friends” (1994). Her favorite actor is Johnny Depp. Her favorite actress is Julia Roberts.
Was ranked #28 on Entertainment Weekly’s ’30 Under 30′ the actress list. (2008).
Ranked #94 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Is a fan of The Golden Compass (2007) and the rest of the fantasy trilogy ‘His Dark Materials’ by Philip Pullman.
Ranked #4 by Portrait Magazine for favorite celebrities by fans’ vote. Her Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright Had also Ranked #5.
Her parents divorced in 1995; both parents have since remarried. On her father’s side, she has a younger half-brother Toby, born 2003, and half-sisters (identical twins) Lucy and Nina, born in 2004. Lucy and Nina played the younger version of her character Pauline in Ballet Shoes (2007) (TV). She also has two stepbrothers through her mother’s remarriage.
Was ranked #3 on Moviefone’s 25 Hottest Actors Under 25 in 2008.
In 2008 BoyDestiny wrote and sung the song “you got me going” also known as the Emma Watson song.
Radio One’s movie critic James King named Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, played by Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, as number 4 in his Top 5 Movie Couples list on Edith Bowman show.
[in response to a reporter asking her whether she always wore pigtails]: I never wear pigtails, I wear plaits.
[Hardest scene]: Neville comes up to me with his toad, Trevor, and says, “Do you want to kiss Trevor goodnight?” Every time he did this I burst into laughter. I was supposed to give him an “I hate you” look, but I couldn’t help myself. It took me about eight takes to get it.
It was unbelievable seeing me as an action figure! In a few months, toddlers all around the country will be biting my head off!
[On kissing her co-stars]: Oh my God, no, no chance, no chance. That’s not in my contract!
My friends are all really nice about my fame, they’re just curious really, they ask lots of questions.
[On how her character, Hermione Granger, has matured]: She’s rock and roll. She’s feisty. Girl power!
[On reporters asking the same questions over and over]: That’s the good thing about them! They all ask exactly the same questions and you can say exactly the same answers! You don’t have to think, you can just stand there like a broken record going LALALA.
[on working with boys]: I like being around mixed company. Dan (Daniel Radcliffe) and Rupert (Rupert Grint) definitely make their fair share of cheeky comments about me being girlie, but it’s all in good fun.
It took me three films to get Hermione in jeans. To get out of the robes with the tights and the itchy jumpers. Whoo-hoo!
I hope my head doesn’t get very big. I’m just going to keep my feet on the ground, stick to friends and family and try and lead a normal life.
I love fashion. I think it’s so important, because it’s how you show yourself to the world.
[On being a known actress]: Most people are really nice but some stare, like you’re some kind of zoo exhibit and not a real person with real feelings. Even when you take away all the glamour and attention and premieres and everything, it still comes down to the fact that I’m acting.
Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words, I don’t know what she’s going on about half the time!
I could be 100 years old and in my rocker, but i’ll still be very proud that I was part of the Harry Potter films.
[On her co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, who play Harry and Ron]: More than just friends, they’ve become like brothers. Or sisters, I don’t know. In fact, I don’t see them like normal boys. I mean that I cannot imagine me going out with one of them. For me, they are like my best friends. I can laugh and talk about everything with them without any taboo. I really like them a lot.
[On other roles]: Now that I’ve played the snotty, bossy, posh Hermione Granger, I’d like to play some American high school girl. I want to play something totally different. I want to play every kind of character and every point of view, but I’m probably going to be playing Hermione for a while.
[If she’d sooner have a great Hollywood career or a great marriage]: Hmmmmm… Can’t I have both? But if I would really have to choose, then I’d pick a great marriage. I think it would be amazing if I would get to play beautiful parts and win Oscars, but that would all mean nothing if my parents and friends weren’t there with me. What is success when you don’t have anybody to love? No, I’d rather be happily married.
[On watching the earlier movies]: It’s like baby photos… I look like a chipmunk!
I get sent Bibles. I have a collection of about 20 in my room. People think I need to be guided.