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Emma Watson          

Actress Known for "Harry Potter"; Model & Activist; UN Women Goodwill Ambassador & Co-Founder of the HeForShe Campaign

Emma Watson is an English film actress known for playing Hermione in the Harry Potter films. She is also a model and a co-founder of the HeforShe Campaign.

She was born in 1990 in Paris to English parents. In 1999, at age nine, she was cast as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, a role she reprised for all eight films Harry Potter films. Prior to landing the role, Watson's only acting experience was in school plays.

Watson has also starred in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), The Bling Ring (2013) and the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, in which she played the role of Belle. Her other roles include Regression (2015), Colonia (2015) and The Circle (2017).

In addition to her flourishing acting career, Watson has modeled for Lancome and Burberry. She also holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from Brown University. 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.

Watson is also a feminist, having been the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014. In that role, she helped launch the HeForShe campaign, which advocates for men to join the fight for gender equality.

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Emma Watson named as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador ...

Emma Watson has been made a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.

Emma Watson Gives Powerful Speech About Gender Inequality

'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson helped launched the HeForShe gender equality campaign on Sept. 20 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Click to ...

Emma Watson And Yoko Ono Honored At Observer Ethical Awards

Winners for The Observer 2015 Ethical Awards in association with Ecover, were announced at an awards ceremony at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum last week.

Emma Watson to take a year off from acting to focus on feminism

The actress, best known for portraying wizard whiz Hermione Granger, revealed in the latest issue of Paper Magazine that she plans to take a year-long break from acting to instead focus on her work with the United Nations’ HeForShe gender-equality project and for her own personal betterment.

Emma Watson Tells Gloria Steinem How She’s Like Hermione In Feminist Chat Of Our Dreams

When you put Emma Watson and Gloria Steinem in a room together, great things are bound to happen. The two feminist icons got candid about body image, feminism and Hermione Granger on Wednesday night in London, at an event hosted by the How To Academy.

UN Women Launches HeForShe Arts Week

As part of the International Women’s Day commemoration, UN Women is launching a new initiative aimed at leveraging the arts for gender equality – HeForShe Arts Week.

Emma Watson On The Most Critical Step Towards Gender Equality

Emma Watson wants people to not only understand feminism, but to experience it.

The UN Women initiative HeForShe, for which Watson is an ambassador, launched HeForShe Arts Week during a press conference on Tuesday morning in celebration of International Women's Day. HeForSheArts Week is a week-long celebration of gender equality within the arts in venues all over New York City.

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