Emma Watson

Born:April 15, 1990 (age 32)
Career:United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, 2014-present
Education:Brown University; BA in English Literature

Emma Watson is a British actress, model and activist.

Watson was born on April 15, 1990, in Paris, France to British parents. At age five, she moved to Oxfordshire, England. At age nine, she was cast as Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" movie series. She graduated from Brown University in 2014 with a degree in English literature.

In July 2014, Watson was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and helped launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe. In December, the Ms. Foundation for Women named Watson its Feminist Celebrity of 2014. On February 19, 2019 Watson attended the first meeting of the G7 Advisory Committee For Equality Between Women and Men. In August 2019 Watson worked with Rights of Women charity to launch a sexual harassment legal advice hotline in the United Kingdom.

Watson became a Director of Kering, a global luxury group, on June 16, 2020.

Sources:

Bailey, A. (2019, February). “Emma Watson Attended the First G7 Advisory Committee For Equality Meeting” Elle. Retrieved August 22, 2022. https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a26413184/emma-watson-pantsuit-g7-advisory-committee-meeting/.

Kering (n. d.). “Emma Watson” Kering. Retrieved August 22, 2022. https://www.kering.com/en/group/our-governance/board-of-directors/emma-watson/.

Selby, J. (2014, July 10). “Emma Watson named as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador” Independent. Retrieved August 23, 2022. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/emma-watson-appointed-un-women-goodwill-ambassador-9590993.html.

The Telegraph (2019, August 5). “Emma Watson helps launch sexual harassment advice line for women” The Telegraph. Retrieved August 22, 2022. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/04/emma-watson-helps-launch-sexual-harassment-advice-line-women/.

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