Daily Style Phile: Harry Potter's Emma Watson, All Grown Up & Embracing Her Inner Starlet

by Laura Denby · July 11, 2011

Fans are already lined up for tonight's Harry Potter premiere at Lincoln Center! We take a look at the world's favorite witch now that she is all grown up. Emma Watson is the poised, beautiful, stylish and dignified example of what today's young talent should be.

After being introduced to the world in 2001 as Harry Potter's know-it-all sidekick, ten years later Emma Watson has stepped out of her role as nerdy Hermione Granger and fully embraced her inner starlet.

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Bio:

Name: Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson

Born: in Paris, France on April 15 1990

Age: 21

Hometown: Oxfordshire, England

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Career:

Emma began acting at age 6 and trained at the Oxford Branch of Theatre Arts in England.  In 1999 when casting for Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone began, Emma's Oxford Theatre teacher recommended her to casting agents for the part of Hermione Granger. After 8 rounds of auditions the film's producer, David Heyman told Emma that she got the part (although its been speculated that J.K. Rowling had wanted her for the part since her first screen test). In addition to her ten-year run as Hermione Granger, Emma is set to star in the upcoming films My Week With Marilyn (2011) and The Perks Of Being a Wallflower (2012).

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Covergirl:

In addition to being a word famous actress, Emma has graced the covers of many of the world's most notable fashion mags and was named the face of Burberry in 2009 and the face of Lancome in 2011.

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I love fashion. I think it's so important, because it's how you show yourself to the world.

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Fame:

Emma skyrocketed to fame after perfecting the bossy, snotty part of Hermione Grangier yet is known worldwide for more than just her acting chops.  Emma was ranked #3 on 'Empire Magazine's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars' list, #3 on Teen Vogue's list of Best Dressed Celebrities (2009), #6 on MSN's list of Best Dressed Celebrities (2009) and was named the Highest Grossing Actress of the Decade by the Guinness Book of World Records. However depite the titles the impressive young starlet still seems pretty down to earth.

I hope my head doesn't get very big. I'm just going to keep my feet on the ground, stick to friends and family and try and lead a normal life.

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