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[Photo by Joella Marano] Emma Watson at the film premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows in Alice Tully Center, New York City in November 2010.

Emma Watson’s life: How Potter’s wizard grew BIG after 8 trials

Do you think Emma Watson’s life has been a rosy ride from birth? Was she born with a silver spoon?

In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the biography of Emma Watson. When and where she was born, her family/educational background, and her career journey.


Emma Watson’s life started at her birthplace

In beautiful Paris, France, Emma Watson was born to two British lawyers on April 15, 1990. And the names of her father and mother are Chris Watson and Jacqueline Luesby, who later divorced.

Emma Watson was only five years old when her two legal parents gave their goodbye kiss. And for this reason, she and her younger brother, Alex, moved to Oxfordshire, England, to live with their mother at the time.

Meanwhile, her mom’s full name is Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson.


Childhood experience of Emma Watson’s life

Though she was only three years older than Alex, Emma Watson had always loved acting. As a child, becoming an actress was something she had dreamed of.

So, as a young girl, Emma Watson took classes in dancing, acting, and singing at a part-time theater arts school, Stagecoach Theatre Arts. She took these classes alongside her studies at Dragon school, Oxford.

Not only that.

By age 10, Watson had performed in many school plays and several stagecoach productions.


Career Journey: The first set of professional trials in Emma Watson’s life

In 1999, 9-year-old Watson started acting professionally. A start that would have been impossible if she had failed those trials.

Yes, 8 of them.

That year she had auditioned for a part in the film adaptation of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerers’ Stone (2001).

With so much brilliance, she won the role of Harry Potter’s best friend– the witting and know-it-all Hermione granger.

But little did she know!

Her performance in the movie allowed her to reprise that role in the Harry Potter series. For ten good years. And these movies produced include:


Emma Watson’s life & Harry Potter movies

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002),
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004),
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005),
  • 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)


Emma Watson’s life in Hollywood; He First Major Role

In 2012, Emma took up her first major role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. A drama in which she took on the character of a high school senior that quickly befriended a depressed freshman.

Taking up that role was like an answer to her deep desire for more mature roles after the Harry Potter films had ended.

As a young, ambitious actress, Emma Watson kept on pushing forward and spreading her tentacles in the world of acting. Because there’s got to be more.

And subsequently, Emma Watson was able to appear in the following movies at the box office:

  • The Bling Ring (2013), satirical crime film
  • The Historical thriller, “The colony” (aka. Colonia; 2015)
  • The Sci-fi thriller, The Circle (2017)


Other Movies of Emma Watson— Blockbusters

  • Beauty and the Beast (Disney adaptation in 2017)
  • Little Women (2019). A production by Greta Gerwig based on the classic children’s book of Louisa May Alcott. She acted as Meg March.
  • Amongst others


Education| Emma Watson’s life

With a strong passion for her career, Emma’s a believer in education. Thus, in her quest to pursue a college education, Emma Watson commenced schooling in 2009 at Brown University situated in Providence, Rhode Island.

And as a clever young lady, she was able to marry her acting career and educational program. Often, Emma would take time off for filming. However, at some point, she wanted to defer her schooling at Brown.

However, by 2014, Watson bagged a bachelor’s degree in English literature after graduating from Brown University in the month of May.

That same year, she was titled a UN women’s goodwill ambassador. Because Watson’s been a strong advocate for women’s rights and gender equality.


Emma Watson’s life and activism

From 2016 to 2020, Watson did something similar to what Oprah Winfrey did. She coordinated and managed an online feminist book club, where they share, read and review a book written by and about women.

Beyond this, Emma Watson pumped out other humanitarian efforts as an advocate and activist.


Personal affairs of Emma Watson’s life

Emma Watson doesn’t talk about her romantic relationship in public. But Watson is reportedly said to be in a relationship with an American businessman since 2019.

But, in an interview in 2019, Watson admitted that she shuffles her time between London and New York.

Interestingly, she announced herself as a spiritual Universalist in 2014 when she got asked about her faith as a person.

In that same vein, Watson admitted that staying glued to her true identity has helped her find peace. And not only that.

Having achieved stardom at a very tender age, Watson believes being real to herself has helped her manage the pressure that comes with fame.

Summarily, to an extent, Emma Watson’s life is private. She practices yoga and meditation. In fact, in 2013, she became certified to teach people both.


Emma Watson family


  Father Name   Chris Watson
  Mother Name     Jacqueline Luesby
  Brother Name   Alex Watson,

Toby Watson

 Sister Name   Lucy Watson,

Nina Watson

 Children   Unknown


Emma Watson and her moves in the Fashion World

Emma Watson launched her modeling career in 2005. That was when she took a photo shoot for Teen Vogue, making her the youngest person to cover the magazine.

In 2009, Watson partnered with Burberry as their face for a campaign organized in Autumn/Winter. An engagement that earned her an estimated 6-figure fee.

Also, in 2010, alongside her brother, Alex, musicians George Craig and Matt Gilmour, and model Max Hurd, Watson showed up in Burberry’s Spring/Summer campaign.

And by February 2011, Emma Watson got the style icon award from British Elle by Dame Vivienne Westwood. But Watson didn’t stop there. She continued to involve herself in fashion magazines and brands, as she had always done.

As a result, the following are a few of the outcomes of those efforts below:

  • In March 2011, she became the face of Lancôme, a French luxury perfumes and cosmetics house.
  • In September 2009, she served as a creative adviser to People Tree, a fair trade fashion brand, to make a spring line of clothing.


Emma Watson’s life: What’s her Net worth/salary?

While Emma Watson has made a fortune from her acting career, the dollar ($) has never been a huge motivating factor for her role in the Harry Potter films and franchise.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, David Heyman, the producer of the Harry movie series, stated in an interview, “Emma, in particular, was quite academic and was keen in the pursuit of schooling…”

In other words, she’s a fiercely witting lady who’s deliberate about her education—and becoming more!

However, according to Celebrity Net worth (at the time of writing this), the British actress, model, and activist Emma Watson has an estimated net worth of $85 million. They also gave a run down and facts about her earnings. That’s how much she had made from some of her prestigious movie appearances and endorsements:


Key fact about the Earnings of Emma Watson

  • From the “Harry Potter” franchise, she earned $70 million in salary
  • From the blockbuster “Beauty and the Beast,” she earned $15 million
  • Got ranked as high as the sixth highest-paid actress on the globe
  • Makes an annual income of $5-10 million from endorsements
  • At the zenith of “Harry Potter,” she earned $15-20 million annually.


Summary of the Biography of Emma Watson

Full name   Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson
Date of birth   April 15, 1990
Nickname    Em
Age (as of 2022)   32years
Nationality    British
Place of Birth    Paris, France
Occupation   Actress, Model, and Activist
Debut Movie name   Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Height   1.65 m or 5.5 feet
Marital Status   Unmarried (as at the time of writing)
Some of the Books Emma Reads   Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem, etc.

Hair Color   Light brown
Eye color   Light brown
Hobbies   Painting, singing, and dancing
Educational qualification   Bachelor of Arts (BA)
School attended   Dragon School
College/University   Brown University
Net worth   Estimated net worth of $85 million
Awards   See the full list 


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