Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress and model. She rose to prominence portraying Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appearing alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint in all eight Potter films beginning in 2001. Over ten years' time, the franchise earned Watson worldwide fame, critical accolades, and more than £10 million—"enough money never to have to work again". She kept at it, however; Watson's first work outside Potter included lending her voice to The Tale of Despereaux and appearing in the television adaptation of the novel Ballet Shoes. Since then, she has taken on starring roles in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bling Ring, made a brief appearance as an "exaggerated" Emma Watson in This Is the End, and portrayed the title character's adopted daughter in Noah. From 2011 to 2014 she split her time between working on film projects and continuing her education, studying at Brown University and Oxford University and graduating from Brown with a degree in English literature in May 2014.
Watson's modelling work has included campaigns for Burberry and Lancôme. As a fashion consultant, she helped create a line of clothing for People Tree.
She was honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2014, winning for British Artist of the Year. That same year, Watson was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and helped launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for "gender equality".