Those that enjoy the Harry Potter movies have watched Emma Watson grow from a girl into an amazing young woman. She is an English model and actress born April 15, 1990, in Paris. She played Hermione Granger from the time she was 9 years old, from 1999 until 2011. Many were surprised when she got the role as the only experience she had prior was in school plays. The idea was to bring an unknown into the world of the Harry Potter realm.
She started performing in school plays when she was 6 years old. She was shy but enjoyed performing and it helped to take her mind off the divorce of her parents. During the summer months she was part of a theatre production in London where she moved with her mother. She studied dancing, acting, and singing.
Watson began taking part in other films around 2007. Some of her notable work includes The Tale of Desperaux and Ballet Shoes. In 2009, she began her modeling career for Burberry’s. Being a top style icon around the world, the fall and winter line that she modeled for saw sales soaring. She is also on the list of the sexiest women in the world, a fact that makes her quite shy but proud at the same time.
Education has always been very important to Emma Watson. On the set of the Harry Potter movies, she and other young actors were tutored for several hours a day. She always got very good grades. In 2009 she decided it was time for her to attend University, and enrolled at Brown University in Rhode Island. She later transferred to Oxford University.
She is an advocate for a variety of charitable organizations. She is involved with Millennium Promise that has a huge challenge of ending poverty around the world by 2025. The cause is a collaboration of celebrities, non-profit organizations, government organizations, and private donors.
Watson enjoys being around friends and family, and likes to keep them separate from her work. However, that changed in 2011 when she dated a co-star, Johnny Simmons. The couple dated for about a year before calling it quits but remain friendly to each other. She says she prefers to date American men because they are bolder about asking her out. Her latest romantic link is a college student, Will Adamowicz. The two met when she was also going to college.