->''"Hermione just stole all of our shit."''


Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born April 15, 1990) is a French-born British actress, best known for playing Hermione Granger in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies. She is following up the ''Potter'' series with a small role in ''Film/MyWeekWithMarilyn'', the Princess Pea in ''WesternAnimation/TheTaleOfDespereaux'' and the female lead in ''Literature/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower''. She acted in Creator/SofiaCoppola's ''Film/TheBlingRing'' and in Creator/DarrenAronofsky's 2014 Biblical epic film, ''Film/{{Noah}}''. She was tapped to play Beauty in a Creator/GuillermoDelToro version of ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast''. The project fell through and she has now been cast instead as Belle in the 2017 live-action adaptation of Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.

As of July 2014, she is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, campaigning for womens' rights and gender equality.

Not to be confused with Creator/EmilyWatson or Creator/EmmaThompson, both of whom are old enough to be her mother (but aren't, just so we're clear).

!! Selected filmography:
* ''Film/HarryPotter'' series (20012011) as Hermione Granger:
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' (2001)
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' (2002)
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' (2004)
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' (2005)
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' (2007)
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' (2009)
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows -- Part One'' (2010)
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows -- Part Two'' (2011)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTaleOfDespereaux'' (2008) as Princess Pea
* ''Film/MyWeekWithMarilyn'' (2011) as Lucy
* ''Film/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower'' (2012) as Sam
* ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd'' (2013) [[AdamWesting as herself]]
* ''Film/TheBlingRing'' (2013) as Nicki Moore
* ''Film/{{Noah}}'' (2014) as Ila
* ''Film/LaColonia'' (2016) as Lena
* ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'' (2015) as Reverend Iris
* ''Film/{{Beauty and the Beast|2017}}'' (2017) as Belle
* ''Film/{{The Circle|2017}}'' (2017) as Mae Holland

!!'''Tropes that apply to this actor include:'''
* CharacterTics: Her infamous "eyebrow acting".
* CoveredInGunge: She and Creator/RupertGrint had this happen to them (she got it worse) live on American TV.
* FascinatingEyebrow: Her eyebrows can act, even ''[[LargeHam over-act]]'', by themselves.
* HypeBacklash: She's begun to face this in recent years, along with Jennifer Lawrence, by people who find it problematic that two wealthy, white, conventionally attractive women have branded themselves the faces of modern feminism. It certainly didn't help when Watson claimed Beyonce wasn't a real feminist because she wore revealing clothing soon before she posed nearly topless in ''Vanity Fair'' herself.
* ImportantHaircut: As soon as the ''Harry Potter'' films wrapped, she cut her hair into a pixie (as she had to keep it long for the films). She kept it short for ''The Perks of Being A Wallflower'' and wore wigs and extensions for ''Noah'' and ''The Bling Ring'' before ultimately growing it long again.
* KindheartedCatLover: Owns two cats.
* LargeHam: At first, but she's gotten more nuanced by now.