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For those who grew up watching Emma Watson in the Harry Potter films, she will always be Hermione Granger. Few characters have been embedded so deeply in public memory as Hermione Granger. No one wants her to grow up; however, Watson surely has. Guess what Emma Watson’s age is? She is 26 years old! Watson is a young lady now and is playing adult roles in her movies. Emma Watson’s movies, like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Bling Ring, and My Week with Marilyn introduced her to audiences as a grown leading lady. Subsequent films have only reinforced this reality. Non-believers must check out Emma Watson’s wiki and see it for themselves!

Potter Put Her On the Map!

Emma Watson’s Harry Potter movies established her as a high-voltage star who can really act. So, when she turned audience’s heads in a movie like Darren Aronofsky’s biblical Noah, it came as no surprise to her fans. In 2013, Watson collaborated with director, Stephen Chbosky to make the moving family drama, While We’re Young. In 2015, she starred in high-octane thrillers like Colonia and Regression. In Regression, she was reunited with her Harry Potter co-star, David Thewlis. For Emma Watson, 2016 was a special year because she made a big decision about her life. Watson announced that she was going to take a year-long break from acting and focus on her personal development. She also wanted to spend more time working on her women’s rights activism. This is a cause that is very close to her heart.

Real Wild Child

Watson is very close to her mother and brother. She has a younger brother named Alex, who was first seen as a eight-year-old boy when he accompanied Watson to the premiere of her Harry Potter films. He’s an adult now and is modeling, and dressing up like SpongeBob! Much like his sister, Alex wanted to be in front of the cameras, but not in the same way as his sister. Alex always wanted to be a television journalist as he thinks it is a fulfilling career. He first appeared as an extra in the Harry Potter movies, but few could spot him. Now, the little brother is famous in his own right.

Alex and Emma Watson

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Speaking Her Mind

Watson has been a victim of gender inequality since the age of eight, when she was told that she could not direct plays as she was a girl. She faced this discrimination even when she proved her talent in movies. Some would have given up and settled for being number two, but not the feisty Watson. She has consistently fought against this unfair practice at every level. She was appointed the U.N.’s Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014. At the launch of the HeForShe campaign at the U.N. headquarters in New York, Watson gave a moving speech about the ills of gender inequality. She spoke for the urgent need to eliminate gender inequality and create an environment where girls and women are allowed (and encouraged) to achieve their full potential.

Emma Watson speaks for HeForShe for International Women's Day 2016

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Back to the Future

Among all this activity, her film work has taken a back seat, which has her fans somewhat worried she may veer away from the Hollywood spotlight. Don’t you worry! She is coming out with couple of big movies soon. She is playing the lead, Belle in the adaptation of the classic story, Beauty and the Beast, which many are anxiously waiting its release on March 17! She will also be appearing opposite Tom Hanks and the late Bill Paxton in a movie called The Circle. So, it won’t be very long before Watson lights up the screen and makes her fans happy once again. Hold on for the magic to begin!

Emma Watson

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