Emma Watson Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an actress and activist from England. She has received a number of awards for her roles in both blockbusters and independent films, as well as for her work in women's rights, including a Young Artist Award and three MTV Movie Awards. Forbes and Vanity Fair have named Watson one of the world's highest-paid actresses, and Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015.
Watson attended the Dragon School and received acting training at Stagecoach Theatre Arts' Oxford branch. She rose to fame as a child after landing her first professional acting role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, having previously only performed in school plays. Watson also appeared in the 2007 television adaptation of the novel Ballet Shoes and provided the voice of Despereaux in The Tale of Despereaux (2008). After the final Harry Potter film, she had a supporting role in My Week with Marilyn (2011) before starring in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) as Sam, a flirtatious, free-spirited student. She received additional acclaim for her roles as Alexis Neiers in Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring (2013) and as the titular character's adoptive daughter in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. Watson was named British Artist of the Year by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts the same year. She also played Belle in the live-action adaptation of the musical romantic fantasy Beauty and the Beast (2017), which is one of the highest-grossing films of all time, and Meg March in Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post. The Story of Little Women (2019).
Watson worked on films and continued her education from 2011 to 2014, graduating from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in English literature in May 2014. That same year, she was named a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and assisted in the launch of the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which promotes gender equality. She was a founding member of Time's Up UK in 2018. In 2019, Watson was appointed to a G7 advisory body for women's rights, where she advised leaders on foreign policy. Her modelling credits include Burberry and Lancôme campaigns. She also lent her name to a clothing line for People Tree, a sustainable brand. As an advocate for sustainable fashion, she joined the board of directors of Kering, a luxury brand group, in 2020.
Childhood and education
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris on April 15, 1990, to English lawyers Chris Watson and Jacqueline Luesby. Watson grew up in the Paris suburb of Maisons-Laffitte. Watson's parents divorced when she was young, and she moved to England to live with her mother in Oxfordshire while visiting her father in London on weekends. Watson has stated that she speaks French, albeit "not as well" as she once did. She attended the Dragon School after moving to Oxford with her mother and brother, where she stayed until 2003. She wanted to be an actress since she was six years old and trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts, a part-time theatre school where she studied singing, dancing, and acting.
Watson had appeared in Stagecoach productions and school plays by the age of ten, including Arthur: The Young Years and The Happy Prince, but she had never acted professionally before the Harry Potter series. Watson attended Headington School in Oxford after graduating from the Dragon School. She and her co-stars were tutored for up to five hours a day on set. She took GCSE school examinations in ten subjects in June 2006, earning eight A* and two A grades. In May 2007, she completed AS levels in English, Geography, Art, and Art History. She dropped History of Art the following year to pursue the three A levels, earning an A in each.
After finishing secondary school, Watson took a gap year to film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Parts 1 & 2 in February 2009, but she later stated that she intended to continue her studies and later confirmed she had chosen Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Watson announced in March 2011 that she was deferring her course for "a semester or two," though she attended Worcester College, Oxford as part of the Visiting Student Programme during the 2011-12 academic year. In a 2014 interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Watson said just before graduation that it took five years to finish her degree instead of four because, owing to her acting work, she "ended up taking two full semesters off". She received her Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Brown University on May 25, 2014.
Acting career from 1999 to 2009: Harry Potter and his worldwide fame
Casting for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the film adaptation of British author J. K. Rowling's best-selling novel, began in 1999. Watson was discovered by casting agents through her Oxford theatre teacher, and producers were impressed by her confidence. Following eight auditions, producer David Heyman informed Watson and fellow applicants Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint that they had been cast as Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, and Ron Weasley, respectively. Rowling has been a fan of Watson since her first screen test.
In November 2005, Watson attended the premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Watson made her screen debut in 2001 with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The film was the highest-grossing film of 2001, breaking records for opening-day sales and opening-weekend takings. Critics singled out Watson for particular acclaim; The Daily Telegraph called her performance "admirable", and IGN said she "stole the show". Watson won the Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actress after being nominated for five awards for her performance in Philosopher's Stone. Watson returned to the role of Hermione in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second installment of the series, a year later. The performances of the lead actors were praised by critics. The Los Angeles Times reported that Watson and her co-stars had matured between films, while director Chris Columbus was chastised for "under-employing" Watson's hugely popular character. Watson received an Otto Award for her performance from the German magazine Bravo.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was released in 2004. Watson was appreciative of the more assertive role Hermione played, calling her "charismatic" and "a fantastic role to play". Critics lauded Watson's performance; A. O. Scott of The New York Times remarked: "Luckily Mr. Radcliffe's blandness is offset by Ms. Watson's spiky impatience. Harry may demonstrate his growing wizardly abilities... but Hermione... earns the most applause with a decidedly unmagical punch to Draco Malfoy's well-deserved nose." Although Prisoner of Azkaban was the lowest-grossing film in the Harry Potter series, Watson's personal performance earned her two Otto Awards and Total Film's Child Performance of the Year award.
Both Watson and the Harry Potter film series reached new heights with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). The film broke records for a Harry Potter opening weekend and a UK opening weekend. The New York Times called Watson's performance "touchingly earnest," and Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian wrote that "Watson's gutsy, confident performance nicely shows that inside and outside the world of magic, there is a growing discrepancy between a teenage girl's status and her accelerating emotional and intellectual development." Much of the film's humour, according to Watson, stemmed from the growing tension between the three main characters. "I loved all the arguing," she said. "I think it's much more realistic that they would argue and have problems." Watson won a bronze Otto Award for Goblet of Fire, which was nominated for three awards.
Watson portrayed Hermione in The Queen's Handbag, a special mini-episode of Harry Potter released in 2006 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film in the Harry Potter series, was released in 2007. The film was a huge financial success, grossing $332.7 million worldwide in its opening weekend. Watson received the first-ever National Movie Award for Best Female Performance. As the actress's and the series' fame grew, Watson and her Harry Potter co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint left hand, foot, and wand imprints in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on July 9, 2007. Watson's work on the Harry Potter series was said to have earned her more than £10 million that month, and she admitted she would never work for money again.
Watson attended the July 2011 premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 with co-stars Daniel Radcliffe (left) and Rupert Grint (right).
Prior to the release of Order of the Phoenix, the Harry Potter series' future was in doubt, as all three lead actors were hesitant to return for the final installments. During the renegotiations, Watson was far more ambiguous than her co-stars. She explained that the decision was significant, as the films represented a further four-year commitment to the role, but eventually conceded that she "could never let [the role of] Hermione go", signing for the role on 23 March 2007.
Watson's first non-Potter role was the 2007 BBC film Ballet Shoes, an adaptation of the novel of the same title by Noel Streatfeild. The film's director, Sandra Goldbacher, commented that Watson was "perfect" for the starring role of aspiring actress Pauline Fossil: "She has a piercing, delicate aura that makes you want to gaze and gaze at her." Ballet Shoes was broadcast in the UK on Boxing Day to 5.7 million viewers, to mixed reviews. The following year, she voiced the character Princess Pea in the animation The Tale of Despereaux, a children's comedy starring Matthew Broderick, with Harry Potter co-star Robbie Coltrane also starring in the film. The Tale of Despereaux was released in December 2008 and grossed $87 million worldwide.
Principal photography for the sixth Harry Potter film began in late 2007, with Watson's part being filmed from 18 December to 17 May 2008. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiered on 15 July 2009, having been delayed from November 2008. With the lead actors in their late teens, critics were increasingly willing to review them on the same level as the rest of the franchise's all-star cast, which the Los Angeles Times described as "a comprehensive guide to contemporary UK acting". The Washington Post felt Watson had given " most charming performance to date", while The Daily Telegraph described the lead actors as "newly liberated and energised, eager to give all they have to what's left of the series".
Watson's filming for the final instalment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, began on 18 February 2009 and ended on 12 June 2010. For financial and scripting reasons, the original book was divided into two films which were shot consecutively. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 was released in November 2010 while the second film was released in July 2011. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 became a commercial and critical success. The highest-grossing film in the franchise, it grossed more than $1.3 billion worldwide and proved to be Watson's most commercially successful film to date.
2010–2016: Independent films and mainstream work
Watson appeared in a music video for One Night Only, after meeting lead singer George Craig at the 2010 Winter/Summer Burberry advertising campaign. The video, "Say You Don't Want It", was screened on Channel 4 on 26 June 2010 and released on 16 August. In her first post-Harry Potter film, Watson appeared in My Week with Marilyn (2011) as Lucy, a wardrobe assistant who briefly dates protagonist Colin Clark, portrayed by Eddie Redmayne.
Watson attending the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
In May 2010, Watson was reported to be in talks to star in Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, based on the 1999 novel of the same name. Filming began in summer of 2011, and the film was released in September 2012. Watson starred opposite Logan Lerman as Sam, a high school senior who befriends a fellow student called Charlie (Lerman), and helps him through his freshman year. The film opened to favourable reviews; David Sexton of the Evening Standard opined that Watson's performance was "plausible and touching", while The Atlantic reviewer thought that Watson "sheds the memory of a decade playing Hermione in the Harry Potter series with an about-face as a flirtatious but insecure free spirit.
In 2013, Watson starred in the satirical crime film The Bling Ring. The Sofia Coppola-directed film is based on the real-life Bling Ring robberies, with Watson playing a fictionalised version of Alexis Neiers, a television personality who was one of seven teenagers involved in the robberies. While the film mostly received mixed reviews, critics gave almost unanimous praise for Watson's performance. Adam White of The Independent later stated that "She prove remarkable.... Watson oozes casual disdain. Her sticky American vocal fry is clipped and monotone, as if she's swallowed a Kardashian for breakfast." Watson also had a supporting role in the apocalyptic comedy This Is the End (2013), in which she, Seth Rogen, James Franco and many others played "exaggerated versions of themselves" and Watson memorably dropped the "f-bomb". She said she could not pass up the opportunity to make her first comedy and "work with some of the best comedians in the world right now".
In June 2012, Watson was confirmed for the role as Ila, Shem's wife, in Darren Aronofsky's Noah, which began filming the following month, and was released in March 2014. Watson referred to the role as "physically very demanding" given the usage of special effects and did extensive research on childbirth to effectively portray a scene in the film. The film, a box office success, received mixed reviews for its direction and casting; Vanity Fair wrote that "Watson anchors the film's rawest emotional scenes.... Sitting on an Icelandic beach with Russell Crowe, her hair wild and eyes burning, Watson is quiet but ferocious." In March 2013, it was reported that Watson was in negotiations to star as the title character in Kenneth Branagh's live-action Disney adaptation of Cinderella. Watson was offered the role, but turned it down because she did not connect with the character. The role ultimately went to Lily James.
Watson joined Judi Dench, Robert Downey Jr., Mike Leigh, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Mark Ruffalo as recipients of the 2014 Britannia Awards, presented on 30 October in Los Angeles. Watson was awarded British Artist of the Year and she dedicated the prize to Millie, her pet hamster who died as Watson was filming Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Watson starred in two 2015 releases, the thrillers Colonia, opposite Daniel Brühl and Michael Nyqvist; and Regression by Alejandro Amenábar, alongside Ethan Hawke and her Harry Potter co-star David Thewlis. Both of these films received generally negative reviews; The Daily Telegraph critic blamed Regression's script for her "pure dramatic cardboard" role. She also appeared in an episode of BBC's The Vicar of Dibley, in which she played Reverend Iris. In February 2016, Watson announced she was taking a year-long break from acting. She planned to spend the time on her "personal development" and her women's rights work.
2017–present: Recent career
Watson promoting The Circle in 2017
Watson starred as Belle in the 2017 live-action Disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast directed by Bill Condon, and starring opposite Dan Stevens as the Beast. She was given autonomy within Belle's portrayal; she re-characterised her as an assistant to her inventor father and incorporated bloomers and boots into her wardrobe. The film grossed over $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office and emerged as the second-highest-grossing film of 2017 and the 17th-highest-grossing film of all time. Her reported fee was $3 million upfront with profit participation, bringing her salary up to $15 million. The film garnered positive reviews; Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times thought her performance was "all pluck and spunk and sass and smarts and fierce independence as Belle". Watson later said "When I finished the film, it kind of felt like I had made that transition into being a woman on-screen".
In the same year, she starred opposite Tom Hanks in the film adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel The Circle as Mae Holland, who begins working at a powerful tech corporation and enters a perilous situation concerning surveillance and freedom. The film received negative reviews but was a moderate box office success. In 2019, Watson starred as Meg March in Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women, co-starring with Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, and Meryl Streep. On the premise, Watson has stated "I think [Little Women] was good literary device to explain that there's not one way to be a feminist.... way of being a feminist is making the choice – because that's really, for me anyway, what feminism is about. Her choice is that she wants to be a full-time mother and wife." Forbes stated that "Watson has perhaps the most challenging role, as the proverbial straight woman of the sisters who is put on the defensive when her dreams end up being the most conventional of the lot." The film was critically acclaimed and grossed over $218 million against its $40 million budget.
In 2020, Watson discussed her future career plans, stating: "Having been so public in making films and being so active on social in my activism, I am curious to embrace a role where I work to amplify more voices, to continue to learn from those with different experiences", adding that her work would include "fewer red carpets and more conference meetings". In 2021, various reports surfaced stating that Watson was engaged or retiring. Watson and her representatives refuted these reports; she later labelled the speculation as clickbait and cited her relative public absence to continued social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, Watson reunited with multiple cast members of the Harry Potter film series for an HBO Max special titled Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts.
In 2005, Watson began her modelling career with a photo shoot for Teen Vogue, which made her the youngest person to cover the magazine. Three years later, the British press reported that Watson was to replace Keira Knightley as the face of Chanel, but this was denied by both parties. In June 2009, following several months of rumours, Watson confirmed she would be partnering with Burberry as the face of their Autumn/Winter 2009 campaign, for which she received an estimated six-figure fee. She also appeared in Burberry's 2010 Spring/Summer campaign alongside her brother Alex, musicians George Craig and Matt Gilmour, and model Max Hurd. In February 2011, Watson was awarded the Style Icon award from British Elle by Dame Vivienne Westwood. Watson continued her involvement in fashion advertising when she announced she had been chosen as the face of Lancôme in March 2011.
In September 2009, Watson announced her involvement with People Tree, a fair trade fashion brand. Watson worked as a creative adviser for the company to create a spring line of clothing, which was released in February 2010; the range featured styles inspired by southern France and London. The collection, described by The Times as "very clever" despite their "quiet hope that would become tangled at the first hemp-woven hurdle", was widely publicised in magazines such as Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and People. Watson, who was not paid for the collaboration, admitted that competition for the range was minimal, but argued that "Fashion is a great way to empower people and give them skills; rather than give cash to charity you can help people by buying the clothes they make and supporting things they take pride in"; adding, "I think young people like me are becoming increasingly aware of the humanitarian issues surrounding fast fashion and want to make good choices but there aren't many options out there." Watson continued her involvement with People Tree, resulting in the release of a 2010 Autumn/Winter collection.
Watson's wax figure at Madame Tussauds wearing an Elie Saab design
In 2013, Madame Tussauds in London unveiled a wax statue of Watson wearing an Elie Saab haute couture design donated to the museum by the designer. A spokesperson for the museum stated, " is one of the most requested personalities by our guests. She's a true English rose known and loved by millions of film and fashion fans around the world". Watson was awarded Best British Style at the 2014 British Fashion Awards. The competition included David Beckham, Amal Clooney, Kate Moss, and Keira Knightley.
Watson has been described as "an early adopter of sustainable fashion" and is noted for dressing ethically on the red carpet. She wore a Calvin Klein gown to the 2016 Met Gala made out of recycled plastic bottles. Watson has supported Good On You, an app that acts as a directory for the sustainability level of fashion brands. In 2017, she began updating an Instagram account entitled "The Press Tour", detailing the ethical brands she wore during the press tours for films such as Beauty and the Beast and The Circle. Watson guest-edited the March 2018 issue of Vogue Australia focusing on fashion sustainability, and was photographed by Peter Lindbergh for the magazine. In January 2020, she partnered with consignment website ThredUP to launch a "Fashion Footprint Calculator", which allows website visitors to calculate the carbon impact of their wardrobes and ways to reduce it.
In June 2020, Watson was appointed the youngest member of the board of directors of Kering, the owner of various fashion brands such as Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. Watson will chair Kering's sustainability committee. Kering chairman François-Henri Pinault praised the new board members' "knowledge and competences, and the multiplicity of their backgrounds and perspectives". Watson stated she "hope to influence decisions that will impact future generations and the world that we leave them" and was "extremely excited" to collaborate with the Kering Foundation as part of their women's rights work and looked forward to making a difference "behind the scenes".
Activism and advocacy
"It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum not as two opposing sets of ideals. I want men to take up this mantle. So their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so that their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human too and in doing so be a more true and complete version of themselves." s—Part of Watson's address at the headquarters of the United Nations to launch the HeForShe campaign, 2014
Watson is an outspoken feminist. She has promoted education for girls, travelling to Bangladesh and Zambia to do so. In July 2014, she was appointed a UN Women Goodwill ambassador. That September, an admittedly nervous Watson delivered an address at UN Headquarters in New York City to launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which aims to urge men to advocate for gender equality. In that speech she said she began questioning gender-based assumptions at age eight when she was called "bossy" (a trait she has attributed to her being a "perfectionist") whilst boys were not, and at 14 when she was "sexualised by certain elements of the media". Further, Watson's speech described feminism as "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities" and declared that the perception of "man-hating" is something that "has to stop". The speech made worldwide headlines from both major news outlets and fashion blogs; the organisation's website crashed after press coverage of the event. Watson later said she received threats within less than twelve hours of making the speech, which left her "raging. If they were trying to put me off [women's rights work], it did the opposite." Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of UN Women, stated, "For a time, there was a conversation about whether 'feminism' was a good thing or a bad thing... [Her speech] gave us the word back." In 2015, Malala Yousafzai told Watson she decided to call herself a feminist after hearing her speech.
Watson's butterfly themed "Flutterby Bear" (right), one of fifty Paddington Bears along 'The Paddington Trail' in London, auctioned for the NSPCC
Also in September, Watson made her first country visit as a UN Women Goodwill ambassador to Uruguay where she gave a speech highlighting the need for women's political participation. In November 2014, Watson designed a Paddington Bear statue, one of fifty located around London prior to the release of the film Paddington, which was auctioned to raise funds for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) (NSPCC). In December, the Ms. Foundation for Women named Watson its Feminist Celebrity of 2014, following an online poll. Watson also gave a speech about gender equality in January 2015, at the World Economic Forum's annual winter meeting. Watson took the top spot on the AskMen "Top 99 Outstanding Women 2015" list on the strength of having "thrown her back" into women's rights issues. In the same year, Watson was included on the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people, her first-ever appearance on the list. For its recap, former New York Times editor Jill Abramson noted Watson's "gutsy, smart take on feminism" and called her effort to get men involved "refreshing". Watson has cited Gloria Steinem and Maya Angelou as influences. In January 2016, Watson started a feminist Goodreads book club: Our Shared Shelf. The goal of the club is to share feminist ideas and encourage discussion on the topic. One book is selected per month and is discussed in the last week of that month. The first book to be selected was My Life on the Road by Steinem, whom Watson would later interview that February at the How to: Academy in London. Our Shared Shelf ceased updates in January 2020, but continues to be open as a discussion board for recommendations. On 2016 International Day of the Girl Child, Watson visited Malawi to meet with traditional chiefs and girls who returned to school after being freed from child marriage. Watson has partnered with organisations such as Book Fairies and Books on the Underground to leave literature on public transit for consumption.
Watson delivering an address at the Legislative Palace of Uruguay as a UN Women Ambassador in 2014
In March 2017, Watson received backlash for a Vanity Fair photo shoot in which one of the shots had her breasts partly visible; some in the news media accused her of hypocrisy. Bemused by the controversy, she argued that "feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women" but is instead about freedom, liberation and equality, adding, "I really don't know what my tits have to do with it." Watson has discussed her white privilege in feminist spaces; in an interview with British Vogue, she commented, "I saw 'white feminism' coming up again and again, and I was like, 'Hey, this is clearly something that I have to meaningfully engage with. I have to understand this better". She has written about intersectionality for Our Shared Shelf, discussing her self-reflection on "What are the ways I have benefited from being white? In what ways do I support and uphold a system that is structurally racist?" Watson is a founding member of Time's Up UK and coordinated its launch at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. Watson also assisted in the establishment of nationwide industry guidelines on bullying and harassment, implemented by the British Film Institute and British Academy of Film and Television Arts. She donated £1 million to Time's Up UK in February 2018 and later helped set up the organisation's Justice and Equality Fund in October, which donated to women's groups across the country. Marai Larasi, an activist on the issue of violence against women, was her guest to the 2018 Golden Globe Awards.
In July 2019, Watson helped launch a legal helpline for people who have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace. Legal advice is provided by Rights of Women, a charity which works to help women through the law. In the same year, she joined a G7 gender equality advisory group convened by the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, to "call on G7 to make political and economic advances for women within their own countries" as well as a "centrepiece of foreign policy". She attended their first meeting at the Élysée Palace in Paris in February and attended the 45th G7 summit in August as part of the committee. In an interview with Paris Lees, she voiced her support for transgender rights, reiterating this on Twitter amidst controversy concerning Rowling's remarks on gender identity. Watson has spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement; in June 2020, she shared anti-racism educational resources on social media in support of the George Floyd protests after initially participating in Blackout Tuesday, and uploaded a podcast episode onto Spotify interviewing Reni Eddo-Lodge about her book Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race. In July 2020, she partnered with Lodge and the WOW Foundation to spearhead a project reimagining the London Underground Map, renaming the 270 stops to spotlight women and non-binary people who have shaped the city's history. The initiative will consult writers, museums, and librarians and is set to be published by Haymarket Books on International Women's Day 2021. Watson was among the 400 signatories in a letter calling for the UK government to include women in "decision-making roles" at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
In June 2021, it was reported that Watson was part of a group of investors funding $12.5 million into FabricNano, a startup developing sustainable alternatives to petrochemical products. In January 2022, Watson showed support for the Palestine cause by posting an image of a pro-Palestinian protest with a "Solidarity is a verb" banner on Instagram. This received backlash from former Israeli science minister Danny Danon, who posted on Twitter, "10 points from Gryffindor for being an antisemite". Israeli ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan also criticised her. Danon's comment was criticised by Leah Greenberg, a co-executive director of Indivisible Project and Conservative Party peer Sayeeda Warsi. More than forty people, including Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo, Miriam Margolyes, Gael García Bernal, Peter Capaldi, Maxine Peake, Viggo Mortensen, Steve Coogan and Charles Dance, supported Watson in a letter organised by Artists for Palestine UK.
Watson is an activist for environmental justice and climate change mitigation. In 2019, Swedish researchers from Lund University analysed the carbon footprints of ten celebrities including Watson's. Watson's carbon footprint was the lowest of the celebrities analysed, but her CO2 emissions from flying alone was still 15.1 tonnes of CO2 – three times the global average. At the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Watson hosted a panel on climate change with guests including climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Watson at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival sWatson has often been cited as a role model, though she shies away from the term, stating that "it puts the fear of god into ". Her impact on teenage girls' view of women's rights has been referred to as the "Emma Watson effect", with respondents from a National Citizen Service survey stating that her work in activism had inspired them to label themselves feminists. In her initial post-Harry Potter career, she was noted to focus on smaller films rather than big-budget studio films. Adam White of The Independent states that Watson's acting style possesses "a very human sensitivity and quiet strength."
Describing Watson's off-screen persona, Derek Blasberg of Vanity Fair has called her "shy", "friendly, intelligent, and down to earth." Steinem has described her as "way more like a real person than a movie star", while author bell hooks considers her to be part of "a very different, new breed [of actors] who are interested in being whole and having a holistic life, as opposed to being identified with just wealth and fame."
Watson's character in Harry Potter has had a significant impact on pop culture; the actress has commented, "I have met fans my face tattooed on their bod. I've met people who used the Harry Potter series to help them cope with cancer. I'm not sure how to explain it, but the Harry Potter phenomenon has entered a new realm." Watson has received a great deal of media attention since the start of her career; on her eighteenth birthday, paparazzi were photographed attempting to take pictures up her skirt, and she has received numerous stalking threats. Watson does not take selfies with fans, citing security concerns, and instead prefers to interact one-on-one.
She was ranked sixth on Forbes' list of "Most Valuable Young Stars" in March 2009, and she was Hollywood's highest-paid female star in February 2010, having earned an estimated £19 million in 2009. With annual earnings of $14 million, she was named one of the world's highest-paid actresses by Forbes in 2017. Watson was named Woman of the Year by British GQ in 2013 and topped Empire's list of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars. Watson was named the sixth most admired woman in the world in YouGov polls conducted in 2020.
Watson stated in a 2019 interview that she splits her time between London and New York City. "I can't talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my house," she says. You can't have your cake and eat it." She began dating American businessman Leo Robinton in 2019; they split in 2021, after which she was linked to Brandon Green, the son of controversial billionaire Sir Philip Green.
Watson described herself as a spiritual universalist when asked about her faith in 2014. Watson was named a visiting fellow at Oxford University's Lady Margaret Hall in February 2016.
She has stated that staying rooted in her own identity helped her eventually "find peace" when dealing with intense fame from a young age. She received her certification to teach yoga and meditation in 2013. As part of this certification, she attended a week-long meditation course at a Canadian facility, in which residents are not allowed to speak, in order "to figure out how to be at home with myself". Regarding her meditation training, she stated in an interview with Elle Australia that an uncertain future meant finding "a way to always feel safe and at home within myself. I can never rely on a physical location."
|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
|The Tale of Despereaux
|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
|My Week with Marilyn
|The Perks of Being a Wallflower
|Samantha "Sam" Button
|The Bling Ring
|Nicolette "Nicki" Moore
|This Is the End
|Beauty and the Beast
|Margaret "Meg" March
|The Vicar of Dibley
|Episode: "The Bishop of Dibley"
|Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
|"Say You Don't Want It"
|One Night Only
- Emma Watson; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; Katja Iversen; Michael Kaufman (22 August 2019). "Every G7 country should have a feminist foreign policy". The Guardian.
Recognition and accolade
Throughout her career, Watson has received several awards and nominations, including a Young Artist Award for her portrayal of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001). Additionally, she received nominations for three Critics' Choice Movie Awards, four Empire Awards, 14 MTV Movie & TV Awards (winning three), six People's Choice Awards (winning two), 12 Teen Choice Awards (winning eight).
Watson's efforts in activism and philanthropy, most notably her support of women's rights and her role in launching the UN Women campaign HeForShe, has received widespread media recognition and acclaim. Watson was listed among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2015. Her public image and style has also been the subject of widespread media attention and scrutiny, with many citing her as one of the most beautiful women in the entertainment industry. She has received several recognitions for her style, from the Teen Choice Awards and British Fashion Awards.
- Does Emma Watson smoke?: Not Known
- Does Emma Watson drinks alcohol?: Yes
- Emma was born into a family of successful British lawyers.
- Her parents divorced when she was just 5 years old, after which she, along with her mother and brother relocated to Oxfordshire in England.
- Her favorite subjects in school were – Art, History, and English.
- At the age of 7, she discovered her artistic abilities after winning a poetry competition for reciting the poem “The Sea” by James Reeves.
- She was 9 years old when her theater teachers recommended her name to the casting agents who were searching actors for their upcoming film based on J. K. Rowling’s novel ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.’
- She auditioned as many as 8 times for the role “Hermione Granger.” J.K. Rowling was actively involved in the filmmaking and always wanted Watson for the role of “Hermione” from her first screen test.
- She wore braces for around 4 months in 2005.
- The same year, she became the youngest person to get featured in Teen Vogue Magazine.
- She refused to sign the final 3 sequels of the Harry Potter series because it took a lot of time to film each part of the movie, which would bound her to work on other projects.
- She had a huge crush on her Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton who played the ‘bad boy’ role of “Draco Malfoy.”
- Her first non-Harry Potter role was of “Pauline Fossil” in the BBC’s TV film ‘Ballet Shoes’ (2007).
- She has worked as a voice artist for the character of “Princess Pea” in the film ‘The Tale of Despereaux’ (2008).
- In 2009, just at the age of 19, she made a place in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ as the ‘Highest Grossing Actress of the Decade’, as her earning was more than that of her Harry Potter co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint.
- She was so much fed-up with her Harry Potter’s look that when she was done with the last Harry Potter instalment, she unhesitatingly cut-off her long hairs to get a pixie cut.
- She used to play field hockey while she was at Brown University.
- In July 2014, she was appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, where she helped launch the UN Women campaign ‘HeForShe’, which spreads awareness about feminism and gender equality.
- She is a bookworm and in 2016 she started a Feminist book club called ‘Our Shared Shelf’ on ‘goodreads.com’, to share what she’s learning and hear out her fans.
- She is a fitness freak and is a certified yoga and meditation instructor.
- She is an avid cat lover and has 2 cats – Bubbles and Domino.
- Her style icons include – Lauren Bacall, Sofia Coppola, Cate Blanchett, and Françoise Hardy.
- Her go-to accessory – little jewels.
- She loves to experiment while cooking and doesn’t follow the recipes.
- She loves swimming, not in the swimming pool, but in the ocean and she has her Open Water PADI certificate, which permits her to do scuba diving internationally.
- She daily writes journals on various topics, such as – yoga, dreams, acting, and people.
|Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson
|Actress, Model, Activist
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters - 165 cm
in meters - 1.65 m
in feet inches - 5’ 5”
|in Kilograms - 50 kg
in Pounds - 110 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)
|Date of Birth
|April 15, 1990
|Age (as of 2022)
|The Dragon School, Oxford, England
Headington School, Oxford, England
|Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
|Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
|Film- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001, as a child actor)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009, in a lead role)
TV- Ballet Shoes (2007, TV film)
|Father- Chris Watson (Lawyer)
Mother- Jacqueline Luesby (Lawyer)
Brothers- Toby Watson (Half-brother)
Sisters- Nina Watson (Step-sister), Lucy Watson (Step-sister)
|Mixed (English, German)
|A flat in Markham, Froggatt & Irwin 4 Windmill Street, London W1T 2HZ
|Address (Fan Mail)
350 S. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
|Yoga, Painting, Singing, Dancing, Cooking, Reading, Writing, Playing Sports (Tennis, Netball, Field Hockey)
|Johnny Depp, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint
|Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Renee Zellweger
|Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro
|Notting Hill, Giant, Amélie, The Shawshank Redemption, Gladiator, Braveheart, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
|Friends, Sex and the City, Girls, Gossip Girl, America's Next Top Model, Mad Men, House of Cards
|Rihanna, Kings of Leon, Joni Mitchell
|Blue by Joni Mitchell
|Mexican food, Nutella on strawberries, Blueberry-ricotta pancakes
|Gin and tonic
|White, Cream, Light Blue
|Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling, The BFG by Roald Dahl, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
|Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Burberry, Givenchy,
|The Berkeley in London
|Little Dom's in Los Angeles
|Isabel Marant in Paris
Otte, Bird, in New York
Anaïse in California
Topshop, Tallulah, in London
|Boyfriends, Affairs and More
|Toyota Prius, Cadillac Escalade, Audi S3
|Net Worth (approx.)
|$70 million (as in 2017)