Watson’s full name is Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson.
She was born in Paris and lived in France until she was five.
She was also the voice of Princess Pea in the animated movie The Tale of Desperaux (2008).
In 1999, casting began for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the film adaptation of British author J. K. Rowling’s best-selling novel. Casting agents found Watson through her Oxford theatre teacher, and producers were impressed by her confidence. After eight auditions, producer David Heyman told Watson and fellow applicants Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint that they had been cast in the roles of the school friends Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, respectively. Rowling supported Watson from her first screen test.