Emma Watson is a celebrity speaker, model, and English actress most famous for her portrayal of Hermione Granger in the legendary film series, Harry Potter. Adapted from British author, JK Rowling’s bestselling novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Emma auditioned for the first movie at the age of nine and was cast for one of the three main roles alongside Daniel Radcliffe, playing Harry Potter, and Rupert Grint who played Ron Weasley. The film series included eight films which were made over a period of ten years. Emma Watson would play Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).
Since her great success in the Harry Potter films, Emma has continued her rise to fame in other films as well, including My Week with Marylin in 2011 where she starred alongside famous actress Michelle Williams, Noah, The Bling Ring, The Perks of Being a Wallflower in 2012, and This Is the End in 2013 where she showed her comedic talent along with popular comedy actors Jonah Hill, Seth Rogan, Danny McBride, and award winning actor James Franco. 2015 will be a big year for Watson; she will be starring in Colonia, a live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, Regression alongside Ethan Hawke, and The Circle.
Celebrity Speaker Emma Watson is also known in the fashion world for her style choices. In 2011 British Elle and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood awarded Emma with the Style Icon award. She partnered with Burberry as their celebrity spokes model in 2009 – 2010 and was chosen to be the face of Lancôme in 2011. Watson has been featured in People magazine, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, and many other publications for her style and beauty. In 2014 Emma Watson was named a Goodwill Ambassador in gender equality for the United Nations.