Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born on April 15th, 1990 in Oxford, England. Her parents, Jacqueline and Chris are both lawyers, and she has a younger brother, Alex (born 1993).
Emma rose to fame when she was cast as Hermione Granger in the blockbuster movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Sorcerer's Stone in the USA). Entering a stunning performance, Emma excelled as the prodigal, friendly but insecure best friend of Harry Potter, and it was no surprise when she was cast again in the role in the second episode in the Potter series Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets.
Emma has two cats, Bubbles & Domino, and lists cats as her favourite animal. She plays hockey, tennis and rounders and also likes pop music and (of course) acting.