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Name: Emma Watson
Full Name: Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson
Date of Birth: April 15, 1990
From: Paris, France
Hair: Light Brown
Eyes: Dark Brown
Nickname: Em
Height: 5′ 5″
Biography
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers.  From the age of 6, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, she trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts, a part-time theatre school where she studied singing, dancing and acting. By the age of 10, she had performed and taken the lead in various Stagecoach productions and school plays. In 1999, casting began for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), the film adaptation of British author J.K. Rowling’s bestselling novel. Casting agents found Emma through her Oxford theatre teacher. After 8 consistent auditions, producer David Heyman told Emma and fellow applicants, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, that they had been cast for the roles of the three leads, Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. The release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) was Emma’s cinematic screen debut. After the release of the first Harry Potter film, Emma became one of the most well-known actresses in the world. Trivia

  • Favorite Harry Potter book is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • At the age of 15, became the youngest person to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine
  • She and her Harry Potter co-stars Daniel Radcliffe & Rupert Grint were named #9 on Entertainment Weekly’s Best Entertainers of the Year in 2005.
  • In 2008 BoyDestiny wrote and sung the song “you got me going” also known as the Emma Watson song.
  • Has said that she’d like to work with directors Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro.
  • Was named the face of the 2009 Fall/Winter Burberry Campaign (2009).
  • Has worked closely with the organic and fair trade pioneer People Tree.
  • Emma’s favorite actors are Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe.
  • Emma’s favorite actresses are Julia Roberts, Renée Zellweger, Sandra Bullock, Rebel Wilson, Goldie Hawn, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Portman and Meryl Streep.
  • Emma’s favorite filmmakers are Richard Curtis, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, Sofia Coppola, Darren Aronofsky, Danny Boyle, David Fincher, Lynne Ramsay, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper.

Personal Quotes

  •  [in response to a reporter asking her whether she always wore pigtails]: “I never wear pigtails, I wear plaits.”
  • “It was unbelievable seeing me as an action figure! In a few months, toddlers all around the country will be biting my head off!”
  • “Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words, I don’t know what she’s going on about half the time!”
  • “I remember reading this thing that Elizabeth Taylor wrote. She had her first kiss in character. On a movie set. It really struck me. I don’t know how or why, but I had this sense that if I wasn’t really careful, that could be me. That my first kiss could be in somebody else’s clothes. And my experiences could all belong to someone else.”
  • “I’m a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love – and it being more important and special than anything and everything else.”

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