30 Fun Facts About Emma Watson

Emma Watson is a name that resonates with millions of fans around the world.

The British actress, best known for her iconic role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, has not only captured our hearts with her talent and beauty but also with her intelligence and advocacy for gender equality.

Here we satisfy your Emma curiosity with 30 of the most interesting facts about this famous actress!


1. Emma Watson is British and she grew up in Oxford, England. However, Watson was born in Paris, France.

2. Emma Watson was born on April 15, 1990. Her full name is Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson.

3. Emma Watson is of British and Turkish descent, and while her parents are both lawyers, they both separated early on in her childhood.

4. Because of this, Emma has three step-brothers and two step-sisters.

5. Emma Watson has two cats named Bubbles and Domino.

6. She's good friends with Britain's Next Top Model contestant Sophie Sumner as the two used to be roomates.

7. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, she trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts, a part-time theatre school where she studied singing, dancing and acting.

8. At her regular school, she was on the dance team as well as the field hockey team.

9. Emma Watson was cast as Hermione Granger when she was just 9 years old, and it was her first acting role aside from a school play.
Her teachers convinced her to audition for the role, but she actually had to audition seven times before being cast at last as Hermione.

10. While filming the Harry Potter movie franchise, Emma Watson and her costars received up to five hours of tutoring each day. Emma Watson would earn A+ grades.

11. One filming was done for Order of the Phoenix, Emma considered quitting her role because life on set was so challenging.

12. Emma Watson admits to having a huge crush on Tom Felton during the filming of Harry Potter because he was a little older, and she saw him as a bad boy.

13. Emma Watson fell ill after drinking "stagnant" water on the set of her movie Noah, after the director banned plastic bottles.

14. Emma Watson made it to the cover of Teen Vogue at age 15 – at the time, she was the youngest person ever to make it to the cover.

15. In 2009, Watson announced that she'd chosen to attend Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
She chose an American university over an English one because she says American universities allow more freedom to students to study whatever they want.

16. While going to this Ivy League university, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English literature in 2014.

17. Emma Watson is also a certified yoga and meditation instructor.
She has even gone off to the Canadian Rockies to attend a silent meditation retreat.

18. Emma Watson is a serious dancer and has tried several styles, including modern and breakdancing.

19. On a regular basis, Emma keeps up with her journaling which is one of her favorite things.
She has over 30 journals on everything from yoga, dreams, acting, people she's met, and advice she's received.

20. Emma's favorite book from the Harry Potter series is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

21. Emma's favorite movie is Notting Hill, while her favorite television show is Friends.

22. Even though she's famous for playing the brown-haired Hermione Granger, her natural hair color is blonde.

23. Emma's favorite drink – gin and tonic!
Emma Watson is the latest celebrity to get into the spirits business with the launch of a new gin in partnership with her brother Alex.

24. During the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars party, Emma accidentally fell asleep in her hotel room and missed the after-show party.

25. Emma has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the Highest-Grossing Actress of the Decade.
Her films have grossed over 5.4 billion dollars worldwide!

26. Emma Watson has enjoyed perhaps the most lucrative and public-facing career of the bunch after the Harry Potter film franchise. During the eight-part movie series, she banked a total of $60 million for portraying Hermione Granger, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She has had no issue finding work, and her bank account has continued to expand.

27. When Emma was awarded a 2014 Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, she dedicated the award to her pet hamster, Millie, who died while Emma was filming Philosopher's Stone.

28. She was also the voice of Princess Pea in the animated movie The Tale of Desperaux (2008).

29. If Emma could have the day off from being a celebrity, she says she would go into a mosh pit at a rock concert.

30. Emma Watson's net worth in 2024 is estimated at $85 million. That comes not just from her work in film, but also for her fashion endorsements: She's worked with Prada, Burberry, Elie Saab and Calvin Klein, as well as cosmetics giant Lancôme.

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