Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. She was born on April 15, 1990, in Paris, France. Watson studied at Brown University and Worcester College, Oxford. Watson began her acting career in 2001 with her debut role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. The series, based on the popular book by J.K. Rowling, was a critical and commercial success, and Watson received widespread praise for her portrayal of Hermione. The series ran for a decade, with the final film released in 2011.
After the Harry Potter series ended, Watson took on several diverse roles in independent and big-budget films. She starred in the coming-of-age film The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), the biblical epic Noah (2014), the live-action Disney adaptation Beauty and the Beast (2017), and the Greta Gerwig directed Little Women (2019) as Meg March. Watson also starred in the Regression (2015) and Colonia (2015), and The Circle (2017).
Emma Watson has received several awards throughout her acting career. Some of her notable mentions include:
- National Movie Awards for Best Performance by a Female (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, 2011)
- MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, 2011)
- Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, 2011)
- Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 2002)
- Glamour Award for Woman of the Year (2011)
- Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year (2014)
- MTV Movie Award for Best Actress in a Movie (Beauty and the Beast, 2018)
In addition, Watson has been nominated for several other awards, including Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and BAFTA Awards.
Watson has also been actively involved in activism and philanthropy. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women and has advocated for gender equality, education for girls, and environmental protection. She also actively supported the UK charity People Tree, a fair trade fashion brand.
Watson's work as an advocate and philanthropist has also been recognized by several organizations, such as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the United Nations Women. As of 2021, Watson continues to take on different roles and is considered one of the most talented actresses of her generation.