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.
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 Harry Potter 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.