As you may have noticed, the Harry Potter films ended last year. That means from now on we get to see Emma Watson in films that don’t involve wizards and castles. Like The Perks of Being a Wallflower for instance. The film marks her first starring role since HP, and by the looks of the recently released trailer, she’s done a fine job of it. Then again, she could be terrible and we’d probably be alright with that, too. Take a look through this bio-gallery and you’ll feel the same way.
Watson was born in France and lived there for five years before her family moved back to England.
She still speaks some French (bonus points).
Watson was cast in the HP series when she was 10. It was her first professional acting job.
She previously studied acting at theater school and had performed in stage productions.
Her first non-HP role was a part in the BBC TV movie Ballet Shoes in 2007.
She also tried her hand at voice acting, lending her voice to a part in The Tale of Despereaux.
Watson attends Brown University, where she enrolled after filming ended on the last HP movie in 2009. She’s set to graduate this year.
In addition to acting, she has modeled for several fashion lines.
Watson is slated to appear in three films next year, including Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, in which she plays a teenager who robs celebrity’s houses. Emma Watson as a bad girl? Things just got real.