Emma Watson born Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson on 15 April 1990 is a British actress, model, and activist. Emma rose to fame portraying Hermione Granger in JK Rowling‘s Harry Potter film series which broke box office records.
Apart from her signature Hermione character, Emma has portrayed other outstanding roles and, has had non-movie endeavours as well. Here’s how, Hermione, sorry Emma became so rich.
Emma Watson Bio – The Early Days of Her Life
Emma was born in Paris, France and still speaks a little French. When her parents separated at the age of 5, she moved to Oxfordshire with her mom and often visited her father in London. Emma developed a passion for acting at the age of 6. She enrolled in part-time theatre school Stagecoach Theatre Arts where she studied acting dancing and singing. In school, she performed in a number of stage plays.
Unlike most actresses and actors who have numerous minor roles before their breakout role, Emma never had a previous film role before she was selected to star in the first Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone” in 2001. Among her other co-stars including Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, Emma received the most critical acclaim, she went on to win the Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actress.
Earnings and Other Gigs
Watson later reprised her role in the next Harry Potter instalment and every other one that followed, until the last one in 2011. As the success the film series increased, so did Watson’s popularity and paycheck, her earnings peaked at about $25 million a year. In 2009 she was named Hollywood’s highest-earning female star.
Emma’s on and off screen involvements sum up to a net worth estimated at $70 million.
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Watson made her first non-Potter role in 2007 BBC film “Ballet Shoes”. Her first post-Potter role was Lucy in 2011 British drama film “My Week with Marilyn”. Watson’s other outstanding movies include “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (2012), “Bling Ring” (2013), “Noah” (2014) and “Regression” (2015). She proved that she’s indeed one of the finest actresses around in 2017 live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
In addition to her movie career, Emma began modelling in 2005. She became the youngest star to grace the cover of Teen Vogue magazine. She also featured in campaigns for Burberry for which she received a six-figure payment. Watson was chosen as the face of Lancome in 2011. She was awarded the Best British Style at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.
Emma’s Education and Achievements
One would think that the actress would not make her way to a higher institution owing to her extremely busy schedule during her Harry Potter days. But Miss Watson remained determined and undeterred as she sought ways to couple her acting career with education.
Emma’s passion to get an education almost got in the way of her featuring in the series. The struggle continued until Warner Bros adjusted their schedule to suit hers. Emma Watson graduated from Brown University with a degree in English literature.
She has not only made a mark as a successful actress but also as a prominent activist. As an activist, Watson has promoted education for girls. She began serving as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador from July 2014.
The actress’ functions as a UN ambassador includes hosting a campaign – HeForShe – at the UN headquarters in New York. The campaign is aimed at fighting gender inequality which tends to affect women more in the society.
Watson’s loud voice on equality earned her criticisms from those who felt she was advocating for white feminism – in the sense that she was advocating for white women only. But Emma who sought to clarify her grounds started working on connecting more with women of colour.
Is Emma Watson Married or Does She Have A Boyfriend?
Their love which seemed like it was made in heaven had caused the media to raise engagement or marriage speculations. Emma was dating tech manager William “Mack” Knight and managed to keep her relationship low key until 2016 when they were spotted while on a vacation in California.
The relationship which lasted for two years ended in 2017. The couple split for reasons unknown to the media as Emma is overly secretive with her personal life. However, the media still keep an ear to the ground in anticipation of a next heartthrob.
Before Knight, Watson in 2015 dated Mexican actor Roberto Aguire whom she met on the set of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. The relationship didn’t last very long. In 2015 Watson was also rumoured to be dating Prince Harry Windsor. It continued being a rumour and was never confirmed.