Hermione Granger was the character that launched her to the stars, but Emma Watson has her own shine. This British actress, social activist, and model has a total Net Worth of $60 million, and she has become in the most successful British celebrity in recent times.
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson, was born on April 15th, 1990 in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Jacqueline Watson (1960) and Chris Duerre Watson (1960) both lawyers. After living until she was 5 years old in France, her parents divorced, and she moved to Oxford, Oxfordshire, England where she currently lives with her mother and younger brother Alex (1993).
She took part in several plays in her school, including Arthur: The Young Years, The Happy Prince, and Alice in Wonderland. Watson also participated in The Daisy Poetry Competition, in which she got first prize, when she was only seven years old.
Harry Potter’s films.
Her great opportunity to demonstrate her talent for acting came when the casting people of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone came to the school where she attended. Her teacher sent her to make an audition for the role of Hermione Granger, which she obtained.
Thus, in 2001 she participated in the first adaptation of one of J.K Rowling’s books. Her role in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of the Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (2007), and finally, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2008) consolidated her career as an actress.
Career after Harry Potter.
She later appeared in the television film Ballet Shoes broadcast by BBC One on December 26th, 2007. In 2008, she gave her voice to Princess Pea in an animated film entitled The Tale of Despereaux, based on the homonymous novel by Kate DiCamillo. In 2011, she took part in My Week with Marilyn, and in 2012, she starred with Logan Lerman in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. A film based on the Stephen Chbosky’s novel.
She made the role of Illa on the film Noah. In 2013, she presented the film The Bling Ring, a film directed by Sophia Coppola. In 2015, she premiered as the main character of the Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar titled Regression, a thriller premiered in September, in which she performed with Ethan Hawke, and her former Harry Potter’s partner David Thewlis.
Career as a model.
Her debut as a model was in 2009, for the British Autumn/Winter campaign of the brand Burberry. She also participated in the Spring/Summer campaign from the same company in 2010. Since 2011 she was one of the Lancôme face after making for campaigns for the brand.