Actress Emma Watson

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 13, 2008

Q What did actress Emma Watson do before the Harry Potter movies? What can you tell me about her?
—Jennifer Knight, Adamsville, Tenn.

Watson, who most recently starred in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, now on DVD, was a student before landing the recurring Potter role of Hermione Granger. Now 17, she was born in France, then moved to England and starred in several school plays, always hoping to become an actress. A teacher recommended her to casting agents, and at 10 she was on the big screen as Harry Potter's sorceress schoolmate. She's a natural blonde (she dyed her hair brown for the Potter movies), plays hockey and once dressed up for Halloween as a witch, little dreaming that she would one day soon become world-famous for portraying one!