Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is an English actress, model, and activist. Known for her roles in both blockbusters and independent films, as well as for her women’s rights work, she has become a prominent figure in the entertainment industry. Watson was born in Paris, France, to lawyer parents Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson. She has a younger brother named Alex. At the age of five, her parents divorced, and she moved to England with her mother and brother. Growing up, Watson developed a passion for acting and took part in various school plays. She attended the Dragon School, an esteemed preparatory school in Oxford, England. In her pursuit of acting, Watson enrolled in the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts, where she honed her skills and gained confidence in her craft. She showcased her talent early on when she auditioned for the role of Hermione Granger in the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling book series, Harry Potter. Watson’s audition was a success, and she secured the role that would become her breakthrough.