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Emma Watson

Emma Watson


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Birth Name :

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson

Birth Date :

April 15, 1990

Birth Place :

Paris, France

Claim to fame :

As Hermione Granger in "Harry Potter" series


Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a widely popular teen actress, thanks to her brilliant performance in the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series based on the hit series of books by author J.K. Rowling that won her huge recognition and, of course, fame comes behind. Em, who was named after her paternal grandmother, who after marriage became "Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson," once moved to France and lived there for 5 years, before moving back to England where she has lived ever since. Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England on April 15, 1990, she had to face a bitter reality when her parents, Jacqueline and Chris Watson, who are lawyers, split. She then lived with her lovely mother and three years younger brother named Alex. As she enjoyed her time studying at Dragon School, a renowned British preparatory school located in Oxford, England, she grew up becoming a smart girl who likes debating, besides an avid sports player, who enjoys playing hockey, tennis, and rounders. In addition to her much interest, she also possesses the desire and skill to act. These natural abilities have been evident since her early age, which can be judged through her highly praised performances in several school productions.

At school, little Em showed her acting enthusiasm, took the lead role in several plays, including "Arthur: The Young Years," "The Happy Prince," and "Alice in Wonderland." Besides acting, she also participated in many other school productions. It was when she turned 7 that she won the 1st prize in a school poetry recital, the Daisy Pratt Poetry Competition. Thereupon, her head teacher nominated her and some other friends to audition and compete against many other girls for the role of Hermione Granger in the film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001) when people from the casting office came to her Oxford primary school. Joined for fun only, Em unexpectedly did one audition to other auditions, beating other contestants, many of whom were actresses who had a lot more acting experience than herself. To her shock, she at last won the role and thus the story began.

Latest News

Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl Are Terrified in New 'Colonia' Photo

December 25, 2014 03:01:58 GMT

A new photo of and from period drama "" is out. Arriving via the actress' Facebook page, the photo sees the "" star looking terrified alongside her on-screen lover, played by Bruhl. Wearing a patterned dress, Watson stands beside Bruhl who apparently is secretly taking pictures.

Emma Watson Split From Boyfriend

December 12, 2014 19:50:17 GMT

is now a single lady. The 24-year-old British actress is confirmed to have broken up with her boyfriend Matthew Janney, an Oxford University rugby player. The couple called it quits a month ago after dating for around a year.

Emma Watson Dedicates Her BAFTA Britannia Award to Her Late Hamster

November 01, 2014 05:47:37 GMT

dedicated her Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles to her late hamster on Thursday night, October 30. During her acceptance speech, Emma said the British film industry had been "the place I grew up" and "a surrogate family, really."

Emma Watson Receives Support From Feminists Following Nude Photo Threats

September 24, 2014 04:29:55 GMT

has received support from other feminists after a 4chan user threatened to release her nude photos over her U.N. speech about gender inequality. Emma, who admitted she was a feminist, launched on Saturday, September 20 the HeForShe campaign to unite men and women for gender equality.

Emma Watson Is Threatened by Nude Photo Hacker After Gender Inequality Speech

September 23, 2014 04:09:13 GMT

is being threatened by a 4chan user days after she delivered a speech about gender inequality at the U.N. headquarters, Gawker reports. The unidentified user has created a website with the url emmayouarenext.com and said that Emma's nude photos will be released in four days.

Emma Watson Delivers a Powerful Speech About Gender Inequality at U.N.

September 22, 2014 03:09:59 GMT

, who was recently appointed as a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador, gave a powerful speech at the headquarters of the United Nations to launch the HeForShe campaign against gender inequality on Saturday, September 20. Emma claimed being a feminist was not the same as "man-hating."

Emma Watson Appointed as U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador

July 09, 2014 03:41:59 GMT

has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The former "Harry Potter" star, who will serve as an advocate for HeForShe campaign which promotes gender equality, said in a statement that she was humbled to be a part of the mission.

Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron Stunning at Dior Fall 2014 Couture Show

July 08, 2014 05:58:43 GMT

Christian Dior presented their Fall 2014 Couture show near the Musee Rodin in Paris on Monday, July 7. Gorgeous celebrities, mostly wrapped in the label, sat on the front row. Among them were , and .

Emma Watson and Miles Teller to Go Musical With 'La La Land'

June 06, 2014 06:51:59 GMT

and are eying to headline an upcoming musical film called "". This project could reunite Teller who is currently filming "" with director Damien Chazelle who helmed his Sundance hit "".

Emma Watson Graduates From Brown University

May 25, 2014 19:19:37 GMT

can officially add college graduate to her resume. The former "Harry Potter" star graduated from Brown University on Sunday, May 25. She posted on Twitter a picture of herself proudly wearing cap and gown.

'Noah' U.K. Premiere: Emma Watson Is White Hot, Jennifer Connelly Is Ethereal

April 01, 2014 02:13:05 GMT

"" continues its press tour across the pond. A special screening was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, ahead of the movie's premiere in the country on April 4. and looked dazzling on the ocean-themed carpet.

Emma Watson Oozes Elegance on Red Carpet of 'Noah' NYC Premiere

March 27, 2014 03:02:04 GMT

became the belle of the ball at the premiere of "" Wednesday, March 28 in New York City. She looked delectable in an Oscar de la Renta dark backless long dress that she paired with Christian Louboutin shoes and a Roger Vivier bag.

Emma Watson Says She Is 'Jealous' of Some Actresses

March 14, 2014 05:51:43 GMT

graces the cover of Elle magazine's April issue. Wearing a cotton shirt and calfskin pants from Balmain on the front page, the "" star talks about the downside of being a child actress and first kiss in an interview for the spread, which will hit newsstands on March 25.

Emma Watson Splits From Boyfriend Will Adamowicz

January 06, 2014 07:21:13 GMT

is now single again. The actress, who is most popular for playing Hermione Granger in "Harry Potter" movies, is no longer seeing her long-term boyfriend Will Adamowicz. A representative for the actress confirmed the break-up to U.K.'s Mirror, saying, "Emma and Will separated last summer and are no longer in touch."

Emma Watson Rejoins Emma Forrest's Biopic 'Your Voice in My Head'

September 09, 2013 05:53:44 GMT

is back on the cast ensemble of a movie adaptation of Emma Forrest's memoir. She was previously attached to the project when it was set up at Warner Bros. with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" director David Yates on the helm. She left last year after Yates' departure, and was initially mentioned as her replacement.

Newcomer Beats Emma Watson and Bella Heathcote to Win 'Secret Service' Lead Role

September 06, 2013 06:30:17 GMT

Neither nor ends up snatching the female lead role in "The Secret Service" after all. After considering the two actresses, director Matthew Vaughn has changed his mind and cast a newcomer instead. Variety reports that Sophie Cookson has landed the coveted role in the spy movie.

Emma Watson Bares Her Midriff on Red Carpet of GQ Men of the Year Awards

September 04, 2013 04:20:07 GMT

stole attention on the red carpet of GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden of London. The "Harry Potter" actress rocked an edgy look with her cropped top that showed off her toned tummy.

Beyonce's Hairstylist Is Shocked by New Pixie Cut, Emma Watson Almost Follows Suit

August 09, 2013 04:37:06 GMT

' longtime hairstylist Kim Kimble has spoken up on the singer's new pixie cut. "I did not expect it, but I think it is a great shock," she tells E! News about the transformation undergone by Queen Bey. "It's amazing that she made a change. It shows a lot of confidence. It's powerful that you won't let one thing define you."

Melissa McCarthy to Be Female James Bond in 'Susan Cooper', Emma Watson Eyed for 'Secret Service'

July 26, 2013 09:03:33 GMT

Casting news surrounding two 20th Century Fox agent movies has hit the web. First off, The Wrap learns that Paul Feig wants to reunite with for the third time. After "" and "", McCarthy enters negotiation to star as a female spy in comedy "Susan Cooper", which will be directed and co-written by Feig.

New 'Noah' Promo Images Featuring Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and More

June 28, 2013 08:53:41 GMT

New images featuring several main cast of "", due out on March 28, 2014, have surfaced online. The photos from RealWallFlower give a look at , , , , and , all in outfits seemingly made of rough fabrics.

Emma Watson Elected as 'Queen of the Tearling'

June 14, 2013 06:11:24 GMT

is set to headline "" for Warner Bros, Variety learns. In the big-screen adaptation of Erika Johanson's upcoming novel, the Sam of "" not only lands a leading role, but is also tapped as executive producer with "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman also attached to it. As of now, no director or writer is on board yet.

Emma Watson Heads Back to Brown for Fall Semester

June 06, 2013 05:00:15 GMT

apparently fits her character in "Harry Potter" movies, Hermione Granger, that is described as a passionate student. After finishing her projects, "" and "", the 23-year-old actress is ready to go back to Brown University for Fall semester to pursue a degree. She took absence from the Ivy League school in 2011 because of work commitments.

'Kinky Boots' Cast Celebrates Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' 30th Anniversary

June 04, 2013 09:40:21 GMT

Famous celebrities as well as several Broadway ladies celebrate the 30th anniversary of 's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by covering the song in a funny way. Showing off a pair of high-heeled red boots, , , , Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb are lip-syncing and having a lot of fun in the video.

Channing Tatum Reveals Baby Girl's Name

June 04, 2013 09:25:48 GMT

and revealed the name of their first baby in a statement on the "" actor's website on Monday, June 3. The statement read, "Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Everly Tatum who was born on May 31st in London. Sending love and light to Chan, Jenna, and Ms. Everly!"

Charice Introduces Girlfriend Alyssa Quijano

June 04, 2013 09:23:16 GMT

has become more open in regards to her love life. After publicly announcing that she is a lesbian during a Sunday episode of ABS-CBN's "The Buzz", the singer introduced her girlfriend Alyssa Quijano. "She's like my everything," she said in front of journalists on Monday, June 3.

CollegeHumor Debuts Trailer for Its First Movie 'Coffee Town'

June 04, 2013 09:21:07 GMT

The first trailer for CollegeHumor's "" has made its way out online. It revolves around three budies who lounge at the titular coffee shop every time they want. One of them, Will who is a website manager, even considers the cafe as his office.

Emma Watson and Jessica Szohr Stun at 'This Is the End' Premiere

June 04, 2013 09:20:29 GMT

"" cast went to Los Angeles for special screening at the Regency Village Theatre on Monday, June 3 in Westwood. "" actress went monochromatic, while "" star opted for a brighter color.

Emma Watson Models Her Fame-Hunger Character in 'Bling Ring' Off the Kardashians

May 17, 2013 03:21:16 GMT

reveals her inspiration to prepare for her role as a fame-obsessed teen in "", a movie based on a real story of a group of teens who robbed celebrities' homes. She tuned in to "" to help her make a convincing performance in the film.

JLS Splits Up After Five Years, Plans Farewell Tour

April 24, 2013 05:09:34 GMT

British boyband has announced that they will be breaking up for good after five short years together as a singing group. The quartet, which shot to fame after finishing as the runner-up in the 2008 season of British "", will first go on a farewell tour and release a greatest hits album before finally bidding their career as a group adieu.

Barbra Streisand Honored With Chaplin Award

April 24, 2013 05:05:28 GMT

Singer and actress was honored for her film career at Avery Fisher Hall on Monday night, April 22. Streisand, who also remains active as songwriter, film producer and director, was given by former president Bill Clinton the 40th annual Chaplin Award from the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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