Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English teen actress who rose to fame playing the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series.
Emma Watson was born in France to Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, English lawyers who lived in France at the time; she has a younger brother named Alex. She lived in Paris until age five, then moved with her mother and brother to Oxford, England.
Watson attended The Dragon School, a private preparatory school, until June 2003, when she moved to Headington School, a private all-girls school in Oxford. In June 2006, Watson sat GCSE examinations in 10 subjects, achieving eight A* and two A grades. She is studying for her Advanced Subsidiary (AS) levels in Dance, Art and English literature.
Watson is an avid sports player and her musical interests (as of Spring 2005) include singing, hip hop, blues, and classic rock, including Eminem, Eric Clapton, U2, Nelly Furtado, Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, and Norah Jones. She also claims to be a big fan of the Shrek films, toast, and Destiny's Child.
She has said that she feels her celebrity status is partly responsible for her not having a boyfriend, stating: "Guys are either intimidated by me, or they have defences up, or they like to take the piss out of me." Watson was ranked number 98 in the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2007 list.