Emma Watson Career Milestones
Born: Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson
Birth Date: April 15, 1990
Birth Place: Paris, France
Emma Watson has starred as Hermione Granger, devoted friend to both Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, in all of the Harry Potter films. She completed her portrayal of the character in the two-part “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
Watson made her professional acting debut, at the age of 10, in the first Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” winning a Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress for her performance. Watson also garnered two Critics’ Choice Award nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, for her work in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” Additionally, the readers of Total Film magazine also voted her Best New Performer for her work in the former. More recently, Watson was nominated for a 2011 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award, and earned an Empire Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.”
She will next be seen in Simon Curtis’ “My Week with Marilyn,” with Eddie Redmayne and Michelle Williams. Watson stars as a costume assistant named Lucy in the drama, which chronicles a week in the life of Marilyn Monroe during the making of 1957’s “The Prince and the Showgirl.”
Watson is currently filming “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” written and directed by Stephen Chbosky and shooting on location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Watson stars in the role of Samantha in the film, based on Chbosky’s own coming-of-age novel and centering on the trials and tribulations of a 15-year-old outsider named Charlie.
Watson was previously heard as the voice of Princess Pea in the 2008 animated adventure “The Tale of Despereaux.” She also starred in the role of Pauline Fossil, opposite Victoria Wood, Richard Griffiths and Emilia Fox, in the BBC’s television drama “Ballet Shoes.”
Apart from acting, Watson has worked closely with Fair Trade and organic clothing producer People Tree in helping create a new teenage fashion line. Earlier this year, she also collaborated with Alberta Ferretti on an organic Pure Threads collection.
Watson was recently announced as the new face of Lancôme, following in the footsteps of Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts in becoming the image for the celebrated brand.