Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born on April 15, 1990 in Paris, France. She is a British actress. She became known at the age of 11 by the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter filming. For some time, Watson, who has completed a degree in English literature and modelled on British labels, is involved in the areas of human and women's rights, gender equality and environmental issues.
At the age of seven, Watson won first prize in the Daisy Pratt Poetry Competition, a poetry lecture competition run by her school in Oxford. In 2000, she won the cast of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone against some 4,000 applicants and was promoted to "Hermione Granger." The great success of the Harry Potter series in 2001 meant that Watson - like her two fellow actors Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint - became known worldwide.
In 2002, Watson won the Young Artist Award for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and shared this award with Scarlett Johansson, who won the Ghost World award in the same year. In 2003 she was honoured for her acting credentials in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as Best Actor in a Main or Supporting Role (Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Female) at the Phoenix Film Critics Awards. In July 2007 Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint immortalized themselves in front of the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles with prints of their hands, feet and wands. In 2011 she won the "Style Icon Award" at the Elle Style Awards.
Watson was ranked among the best performing young actors in 2008, according to Forbes Magazine. Between June 2007 and June 2008, she received $ 5.5 million in fees, ranking her sixth in the Income List.
From summer 2009 to summer 2010, Watson was a model for the British clothing brand Burberry and for the eco-label People Tree operates.
In 2011, she turned along with Michelle Williams film My Week with Marilyn and 2012 on the side of Nina Dobrev and Logan Lerman the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which on the (same in his first publication) novel by Stephen Chbosky based. In Colonia Dignidad - There is no turning back Watson stood alongside German actor Daniel Bruehl front of the camera and addressed the atrocities of the foreign German sect Colonia Dignidad.
In 2017's film adaptation of the best-selling novel The Circle, Watson played a college graduate who begins working for a technology company that gathers information about the local population. In the same year, a remake of The Beauty and the Beast, in which Emma Watson plays the lead role. Even before the release of the film, it scored a first record by the teaser trailer posted within 24 hours over 91,800,000 views.
In 2016, Watson was invited as one of 683 personalities by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a new member.
Emma Watson spent the first five years of her life in Paris. Then she moved with her family to England. Her parents Jacqueline and Chris Watson, both lawyers, divorced in 1995. As a result, her father moved to London to work in his own law firm. Emma and her three-year-old brother Alex moved to Oxford with their mother, where they still live today.
Watson graduated from the school with very good grades. From 2009 to 2011 she studied literature at Brown University in the US. In 2011, she continued her studies at Worcester College at the University of Oxford on. In May 2014, she received her bachelor's degree in English Literature from Brown University.
Since June 2014, Emma Watson has been UN Special Envoy for Women and Girls Rights. In this capacity, she first travelled to Uruguay, where she emphasized the importance of women for political decision-making. Together with UN Women, she developed the " HeForShe " campaign , which aims to get men and boys involved in women's and girls' rights.