Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born to parents Jacqueline and Chris at 6.00pm on 15th April, 1990 in Paris, France. Jacqueline and Chris both work as lawyers. Emma Watson, her parents and her brother Alex moved back to England when Emma Watson was five years old. Emma Watson grew up ixan Oxfordshire but now lives in London during her university holidays.
In 2000 when she was ten, Emma Watson began filming for the first time with 11 year old Daniel Radcliffe and 12 year old Rupert Grint. She was extremely nervous! But, she had no reason to fear as, on its opening day, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" broke records all over the world and Emma Watson won great critical acclaim for her performance as Hermione Granger.
Ten years and six films later, Emma Watson continues to p
lay the role she has made her own and is currently filming the last two films in the series "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Part 1 and Part 2. During this time Emma Watson's global popularity has won her many awards such as the AOL Moviegoer's Award for Best Actress ,won on two occasions and runner-up on another, and countless magazine covers.
She was the youngest actress to grace both the covers of Teen Vogue in 2005 and the UK's Tatler magazine in 2007 and has since appeared on covers and in magazines such as V, Italian Vogue and Elle.
In 2007 Emma Watson accepted her first role outside of the "Harry Potter" films playing Pauline Fossil in the BBC's drama "Ballet Shoes". The drama was incredibly well received and was viewed by a staggering 5.2 million people. The following year, Emma voiced her first animated character (playing opposite Dustin Hoffman, Sigourney Weaver and Matthew Broderick) with the role of Princess Pea in Universal Pictures' "The Tale of Despereaux".
Why is Emma Watson famous?
Emma Watson is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series.
Why do we like Emma Watson?
Emma Watson is also widely respected for her knowledge and interest in fashion, and for the support she has given the British Fashion Industry. She has twice been chosen by Christopher Bailey to feature as the face of Burberry in their Autumn/Winter campaign in 2009 and Spring/Summer campaign in 2010. As well as appearing on the cover of numerous magazines she has been photographed by the world's top fashion photographers including Karl Lagerfeld, Mario Testino, Nick Knight and Patrick Demarchelier.
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