Actress, model and our favorite muggle-born witch Emma Watson turns 24 years old today. Are we under a time warp spell or does it feel like it was just yesterday that the adorably precocious 9 year old made her screen debut in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?
Watson auditioned eight times before landing the magical role of Hermione Grainger, which would bring her fame, fortune and a legion of devoted Potterheads who have watched her grow up on film.
So, to celebrate Emma’s bday, we cranked up our Time-Turner for a look back at how she’s navigated child stardom with the grace worthy of the most intelligent witch at Hogwarts.
See Emma’s photo gallery below: