Emma Watson was born in France. Her parents were both lawyers. At the age of five, she moved from Paris to Oxford when her parents divorced. At school, she acted in numerous plays and took part-time acting classes. At the age of nine, she auditioned for and won the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies. She has subsequently appeared in movies such as The Bling Ring and My Week With Marilyn.
Emma Watson refused to let her acting work affect her academic studies. She achieved eight A stars and two A Grades in her GCSE exams. In 2009, she achieved three A levels in English Literature, Art and Geography.
In her first year at Brown University, she starred as Irina in a university production of Chekhov's play Three Sisters.
She has featured in Burberry's advertising.
She has denied dating either of her co-stars Daniel Radcliffe or Rupert Grint as they are more like brothers to her.
In Ballet Shoes her twin sisters played her character, Pauline Fossil, as a child.