If you have watched the movie Harry Potter, then Emma Watson, this name is not new to you. She played one of the major characters, Hermione Granger, in this mega-blockbuster movie. Here, we are going to give you some real life facts about Emma Watson and her work as Humanitarian and Activist.
Emma Watson Bio/Emma Watson Background: Who is Emma Watson?
She is a phenomenal actress with a beautiful soul. Her involvement in social activities at an early age has set an example for all of us.
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Emma Watson's Early Life:
Emma Watson or Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born on April 15, 1990, in Paris, France to father Chris Watson and mother Jacqueline Luesby, both of them are British lawyers. She was brought up in South East region Oxfordshire, a county in England.
In 1995, when Emma Watson was only 5 years old, her parents divorced. Following the separation, she, along with her brother Alex, moved to Oxfordshire to live with her mother. Raised there, she attended the Dragon School and received training in acting, dancing, and singing at the Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, a branch of Oxford.
Later she joined Headington School after she started her professional acting career. She had acted in many school plays and stagecoach productions. So she had a dream of becoming an actress ever since she was a child.
Her Education: Emma Watson School
Emma is a graduate in English literature from Brown University, Rodhe Island in the year 2014 with high grades. She also pursued her education at Worcester College, Oxford during the 2011–12 academic year as a visiting student.
In 2013 she was also certified to teach yoga and meditation. In June 2006, Watson took GCSE school examination in 10 subjects in which she scored A* in eight and A grades in two subjects.
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She has two brother Alex (Alexander Chris) Watson and half-brother Toby Watson and two half twin sisters Lucy Watson and Nina Watson. Her half-brother and sisters are from her biological father. She also has two step-brothers from mother’s side (from her mother’s new partner).
Her brother Alex is also an emerging model with multiple projects including Burberry advertisement campaign in 2009, his first assignment along with her sister. He also appeared in two series of the Harry Potter movie.
When and how was her career started?
This British actress started her professional acting career at the early age of 11 in 2001 from the film Harry Potter with the famous and leading character Hermione Granger for which she gave eight times auditions.
The film was an adaptation of J.K. Rowling's bestselling novel. Rowling herself supported Emma for the role of Hermoine from her first screen test. She had never acted professionally before she was cast in this movie.
Emma Watson in Harry Potter series:
The first series of the film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was her cinematic debut. She was nominated for five awards for this film and also won the “Young Artist Award for Leading Actress” from this film. This film grossed $974 million+ worldwide and record-breaking $33.3 million on opening day in the United States.
Her Later she was starred in all the eight series of this movie for 10 consecutive years. The series of her Harry Potter movies are Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005),
Furthermore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).
This movie provided her big fame as well as wealth at her an early age. This British actress worked very hard for this movie and established herself as a prominent actress in the American Entertainment Industry. In 2007, she was also named as the 'Highest Grossing Actress of the Decade' by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Emma Watson in other film projects:
Alongside her Harry Potter project, she appeared in many other projects like the television adaptation of the novel, BBC film Ballet Shoes in 2007 and animated film The Tale of Despereaux in 2008 in which she gave her voice to the role of Princess Pea.
Likewise, My Week with Marilyn in 2011, The Perks of Being a Wallflower in 2012, The Bling Ring and This Is the End in 2013, Noah in 2014, The Vicar of Dibley, Regression and Colonia in 2015.
From 2011 to 2014, Emma managed herself working on films and continuing her education at Brown University and Worcester College, Oxford.
Later she took a year-long break from her acting career from February 2016 to spend the time on her personal development and her women's rights work.
Then in 2017, she came back with a big bang in the Disney fantasy romantic musical movie Beauty and the Beast as a lead character of Beauty, Belle which became the second highest-grossing film of 2017 earning over $1.2 billion at the box office.
In 2017, she starred in the movie The Circle, the adaptation of Dave Egger’s novel, pairing with Tom Hanks with her rocking performance. Lately, she acted in a film Little Women in 2019. She also featured in music video One Night Only in 2010.
And many more.
Her love for fashion:
Her love for fashion always rocks with her well-dressing sense and persona. She also enrolled herself in the modeling campaigns and that began with her photo shoot for the magazine Teen Vogue being the youngest person to be featured in the Magazine. Likewise, she worked as a fashion consultant for the brand People Tree.
Emma Watson, as a Women Right’s worker, humanitarian and activist:
Emma has led her life very positively and her involvements in social sectors are futuristic moves towards humanity and betterment. She was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill ambassador in 2014.
Nevertheless, she played a major role to launch the UN Women campaign “HeForShe” which calls for men to advocate gender equality. Emma believes in equal rights and opportunities for both men and women and strongly put her opinion on gender equality and women empowerment.
In December 2014, Emma was named as the Feminist Celebrity of 2014 by Ms. Foundation for women following an online poll. Emma also calls herself a Feminist and believes that feminism is all about freedom, liberation, and equality rather than anything else. She also brought an activist Marai Larasi as a guest to the 75th Golden Globe Awards in 2018 to talk on the issue of violence against women.
She has also started a feminist Goodreads book club called Our Shared Shelf which aims to share feminist ideas to boost the feminism issues through discussions. Anyone who’s interested can join this group and discuss the topic.
Notable Achievements of Emma Watson:
She has won several awards and recognition in her cinematic career with several nominations. Whether she won or not but she was always praised by the critics and the viewers/fans for her roles and performances in her movies.
In March 2009, Forbes ranked her sixth on the list of "Most Valuable Young Stars". By February 2010, she became Hollywood's highest-paid female star, earning an estimated £19 million in 2009. In 2017, Forbes recognized her among the world's highest-paid actresses, with annual earnings of $14 million.
Moreover, the year 2013 saw Watson honored as British GQ's Woman of the Year. Additionally, global surveys by YouGov in 2020 positioned Watson as the sixth most admired woman in the world.
Interesting Facts of Emma Watson:
These are some Hobbies and Interests of Emma Watson:
- She has a habit of writing her everyday details in journals and diaries every night and has filled up to over 30 diaries in total.
- A nature lover.
- Also keeps interest in photography and love to take art classes as well.
- Has two cats named Bubbles and Domino.
- Loves cooking as she said it helps her feel relaxed.
- Johnny Depp is one of her favorite actors.
- She is a big fan of actress Julia Roberts.
- She admires actresses Natalie Portman and Renee Zellweger.
- Her favorite singers are Alanis Morrisette and Justin Timberlake.
- She is a book lover/bookworm and her favorite author is Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
- Her favorite children's book is Roald Dahl's The BFG as she grew up reading this novel with her father.
- Her favorite book from the Harry Potter series is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
- Her favorite movie series of Harry Potter is the first and last ones.
Some interesting Facts of Emma Watson:
- She had once almost left the Harry Potter franchise as she thought it would take too much of her time and she might be away from her other hobbies and interests but later she reconsidered the role as she could not keep herself away from the franchise and could not forgive herself for leaving and disappointing her fans.
- When she was 12 she had a crush on Tom Felton, her Harry Potter co-star.
- She can peak some French.
- She cut off her long hair in a pixie cut immediately after finishing the last series of the Harry Potter to feel relaxed.
- Emma shares a good bonding with her once roommate and a winner of America's Next Top Model Sophie Sumner.
- Being a celebrity figure, she was never been asked for an autograph in her college life. She also revealed that she threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook.
- In early May 2016, her name came up in the Panama Papers -- a long list of offshore account holders in course of attempting to evade taxes.
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