Emma Charlotte Watson was born in Paris, France, the daughter of English lawyers Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson. Watson lived in Paris until the age of five. Her parents separated when she was young; following their divorce, Watson moved back to England to live with her mother in Oxfordshire while spending weekends at her father’s house in London. Watson attended the Dragon School in Oxford, remaining there until 2003. From the age of six, she wanted to become an actress, and trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts, a part-time theatre school where she studied singing, dancing, and acting. By the age of ten, Watson had performed in various Stagecoach productions and school plays, including Arthur: The Young Years and The Happy Prince. Following the Dragon School, Watson moved on to Headington School.
In 1999, casting began for Harry Potter and the Sorcerers (2001), the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling novel. Casting agents found Emma through her Oxford theatre teacher. Emma and fellow applicants were casted for the roles of the three leads, Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. The release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) was Emma’s cinematic screen debut. The film broke records for opening-day sales and opening-weekend takings and was the highest-grossing film of 2001. After the release of the first film of the highly successful franchise, Emma became one of the most well-known actresses in the world. She continued to play the role of Hermione Granger for nearly ten years, in all of the Harry Potter films. Other credits include: My Week With Marilyn, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, This Is The End, The Bling Ring, Noah, Colonia, Beauty & The Beast and the upcoming The Circle. On the subject of faith, Emma has stated to be an universalist. Watson is a huge women’s rights activist and has been appointed as an UN Women Goodwill ambassador. For more of Emma’s bio, click HERE!
Pray for Emma Watson this week, that she may encounter God’s unconditional love, mercy, grace and peace in a personal way! Pray the she would be drawn to God and find her purpose and worth in Him! Pray for God’s protection and guidance over her career and personal life!