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Emma Watson

Actress Emma Watson
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Profession: Actress


Biography: Rose to prominence playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. She starred in all eight Harry Potter films, and was cast as Hermione at the age of nine despite only acting previously in school plays.

Born: April 15, 1990
Birthplace: Paris, France
Age: 31 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries

Historical Events

  • 2007-03-23 After some initial hesitation, Emma Watson signs on to appear as Hermione in the final three Harry Potter films
  • 2014-09-18 Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality
  • 2017-03-17 Live-action remake "Beauty and the Beast" directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson opens
  • 2017-05-07 MTV becomes 1st major awards show to adopt gender-neutral categories - Emma Watson best film actor, Millie Bobby Brown best TV actor
  • 2019-11-05 Actress Emma Watson interviewed in Vogue magazine says she is happy to be single "I call it being self-partnered" launching worldwide discussion on the term

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