Hermione Granger Character Bio

Harry Potter is a famous movie series based on novels written by J.K. Rowling. Warner Brothers adapted these novels into eight movies produced from 2001 to 2011. In addition to the films, in 2016, a theater play was also performed. Besides the perfect storyline, the fantastic cast has done proper justice to their respective characters. One of the primary and leading characters is Hermione Granger, Harry’s friend, who undoubtedly knows-it-all.

Her intellect and sweet nature make her distinguishable from others at Hogwarts. Due to her friendly disposition, she is always ready to help you in your time of need, no matter if she has to lend you her wand for some time. Also, she is a spell master who saves you from hitting the ground and helps fight a war against the Dark Lord.

Moreover, she always protects her friends as a guard. And as her story revolves around the trio, she can never be mentioned alone. This comprehensive bio guide will help you grasp the data about Hermione’s character, behavior, and relation with her friends and family. Let’s get into it. 

Quick Facts About Hermione Granger

  • Full Name: Hermione Jean Granger
  • Birth Date: September 19, 1979
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Nick Name: insufferable-know-it-all
  • Age When Series Starts: twelve
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Siblings: None
  • Children: Rose Granger Weasley, Hugo Granger Weasley
  • Spouse: Ron Weasley
  • Most Memorable Moment: The first time Hermione prepared a poly juice potion for herself, Ron, and Harry to get information about the heir of Slytherin., In their third year, she used time turner with the help of Harry to save Buckbeak and Sirius. 
  • Magical Heritage: Muggle-born/Mud Blood
  • Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
  • Wand: vine wood, 10 ¾ inches with dragon heartstring core
  • Patronus: Otter
  • Actors Who Played: Emma Watson in 8 Harry Potter films, Noma Dumezweni in theater
  • Last Updated: May 7, 2022

Hermione Granger’s Birthplace

On September 19, 1979, Hermione was born to Mr. and Mrs. Granger. She was a Muggle-born, and both her parents were non-wizards with no magical powers. According to Dolores Umbridge’s self-prepared papers of “undesirables,” Hermione was a native English speaker born in London. She was her parent’s only child. After joining Hogwarts, Hermione visited her home thrice only. When her parents moved to Australia, she stopped paying visits to her native residence altogether. 

Hermione Granger’s Parents

Hermione’s family was a traditional English family. Because of her non-magic ancestors, she got bullied and ridiculed in school multiple times. She told Professor Slughorn, upon inquiry, that her parents were dentists and practiced dentistry in a private clinic in the heart of London. 

Their relationship with Hermione was friendly. And they nurtured her rightly and gave her the confidence she required to live a wizard life. They were also aware of her being a witch and the special powers she contained within. However, this fact never lessened their love for Hermione. 

Hermione Granger’s Physical Traits

Early Hogwarts Years

Hermione was almost twelve years old when she got admission to the Hogwarts. She was a skinny, pre-teen, and fair-complexioned girl. In her early years at school, her hair was long, wavy, and golden brown, with bangs cut on her forehead. This haircut was perfect according to her small oval-shaped white face. Her eyes were small and brown, whereas her nose was sharp, small, and tipped from the front. Despite her beautifully aligned pink lips, her teeth were crooked. Fun fact is, Hermione’s voice was thrilled. As far as dressing is concerned, she wore a knee-length skirt with a white shirt and a robe over it. 

Teenager Hermione

Hermione’s complexion was still fair in her teenage, but her freckles became prominent. She used to tie her golden brown and comparatively less wavy hair in a ponytail which gave her a confident look. However, her features were more sharp and clear, and this sharpness made her tipped nose look more pointed, while her teeth became aligned. In addition to the facial features, she developed a vase-like long neck. Now, she mostly used to wear hipster jeans with T-shirts. 

After Marriage

After marriage, her golden-brown hair turned brown and was tied in a bun. She was confident as always and had a calm look on her face. She was a mother now, but age did not affect the beauty of her eyes and pink lips. Time had transformed her dressing sense as well. 

Hermione Granger’s Early Life

Hermione lived a traditional life with her dentist-parents and was unaware of her magical powers. Hermione had always been a bright girl with high wit and intelligence. Unaware of her future life, she already retained all the abilities to live a wizard’s life. However, her wisdom helped her to know about her abilities. She already knew about Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft from books. Therefore, she applied for it and soon received an acceptance letter from the school. Hermione attended Hogwarts for almost seven years, from 1991 to 1997.

Hermione Granger’s Hogwarts Years (1991-1997)

Placing In Gryffindor And Using Her Wisdom

She was sharp-minded, intelligent, and had a photographic memory and encyclopedic knowledge; hence, she wanted to be placed in Ravenclaw. Her wish came true partially when sorting hat placed her in Gryffindor. To substantiate her aptitude, she burnt the midnight oil and soon proved to be the best student in her class and a high achiever. Gryffindor bestowed Hermione with the best friends of her life, who found them dependent on her whenever it came to books and research. 

Because of her curious nature during her first two years at Hogwarts, she unveiled the secrets of the Philosopher stone by Nicholas Flamel and the chambers of secrets by Salazar SlytherinShe was wise and a keen observerWhen the trio first encountered Fluffy, she was the only one who observed that this three-headed dog-like creature was standing on a stand and guarding the philosopher stone. Although she was an excellent observer, this over-smartness led her to sometimes make the wrong decisions in the school. For instance, during the first Quidditch match, she thought it was Snape who jinxed Harry rather than Quirrell, putting a wrong spell on Snape. 

Hermione’s Petrification

Hermione was the only student who asked Professor Binns about the chamber of secrets. He told the students that Salazar Slytherin created a monster and a secret chamber at Hogwarts. Further, Binns added that Slytherin was against the idea of muggle-born being taught at Hogwarts. Slytherin wanted to elevate the status of Hogwarts by killing the muggle-borns studying there, and it would be reopened by the heir of Slytherin. Rumors were circling Hogwarts about the reopening of the chamber of secrets. She could not help herself and went to the restricted section of the library to do her research on the heir of Slytherin. On her way back to the dorm, she accidentally saw the eyes of Basilisk through a mirror. Although she was not killed, she became petrified. For the rest of the academic year, she remained in the hospital. Later, she was cured by Professor Sprout’s Mandrake Restorative Draught. 

Hermione’s Time Travel

Hermione secretly acquired a time-turner from professor McGonagall during her third year to double her classes. She had no idea that she would be using it for other purposes. In the middle of the academic session, Sirius Black was accused of being a ‘Death Eater’ or black army member. He once betrayed Lilly and James potter. However, after his capture, his soul was anticipated to be sucked by Dementors. 

Meanwhile, Hagrid’s pet Buckbeak accidentally bit Drago Malfoy, and the ministry ordered its execution. After sensing the gravity of the situation, Hermione revealed the secret of a time-turner. She took Harry back in the time to save Buckbeak from execution and Sirius from Dementors. Harry asked Hermione to create a Patronus charm when dementors attacked Sirius, but she failed. Harry turned into a mysterious creature out of the blue, making a solid Patronus charm and defeating the hundreds of Dementors. After saving Sirius and Buckbeak, Hermoine and Harry returned to the original time. 

From Ambassador To Talk Of The Town

At the start of the new year, Hermione became the ambassador for the better treatment of house-elves. With the beginning of the new academic year, Hermione became the sensational talk of the town. It all happened because of Rita Skeeter, a reporter and so-called writer for “The Prophet.” Her dramatic editorial maligned Hermione’s reputation. 

Viktor Krum was an international player, a Bulgarian Seeker, and the winner of the Triwizard cup. Hermione’s intelligence influenced Krum when he visited Hogwarts, and he asked her to come to the Yale ball with him. However, their closeness all ended there. Meanwhile, Hermione reprimanded Skeeter for calling her Harry’s pretty girlfriend. Rita wrote an article titled “the devious Miss Granger” to defame Hermione for playing a double game with Harry and Krum, taking her revenge. Many people believed that false accusation and treated Hermione with a coldness. Though it may seem strange, Ron was skeptical about it. 

She was mindful of taking revenge on Skeeter for this slander. Hermione initiated her research, and she learned about Rita’s secret that she was an unregistered animagus. While going back home, Hermione told Ron and Harry that Rita’s animagus was a beetle, and she took her revenge and enclosed her in a jar.

Gryffindor’s Prefect And Dumbledore’s Army

Ministry of Magic wasn’t ready to accept the return of Voldemort. At the same time, Dolores Umbridge was appointed by the mighty ministry to keep an eye on the affairs of Hogwarts. At the Dawn of the new academic year, Hermione and Ron were appointed prefects of the house Gryffindor from 1995-to 97. However, Harry was disappointed for not being selected. Hermione took her job more seriously and found herself busy and more active in the mission of saving the house-elves.

 The new teacher for the Defense Against The Dark Arts, Umbridge, put a blockade on practicing magic and only focused on theory. Lord Voldemort had returned; students needed an honest teacher who could train them to fight Voldemort and his army. Except for Harry, no wizard was strong enough to teach casting spells. Hermione said,

“Harry, Don’t you see? This… this is exactly why we need you…We need to know what it’s really like… facing him… facing V-Voldemort. Well… think about it. Please?”

Hermione persuaded Harry to gather students and prepare an army of Dumbledore to crush Voldemort’s Army (V.A.). At last, Harry agreed to teach Dumbledore Army (DA) practical defense against the Voldemort. Hermione also learned the Patronus charm during training.

Meanwhile, Christmas arrived during the training period. Hermione did not go home but stayed at Grimmauld palace. She took care of Mr. Weasley until he got his health back. With the assistance of inquisitorial staff from the house Slytherin, Umbridge found DA practicing. She also found a parchment signed by the DA members, and she dismantled them. Right after dismantling, Harry and Hermione were found spying in the office of Umbridge, upon which she threatened to cast a spell on Harry. Hermione jumped in and saved the situation of no escape. She lied to Umbridge about Dumbledore’s secret hidden weapons and lured her to the dark forest. Her timely use of intelligence saved them from Umbridge’s wrath. When they arrived at the dark forest, Umbridge was taken away by the herd of Centaurs.

After escaping the dark forest, Hermoine and Harry entered the department of mysteries in the ministry of magic to save the prophecy. Between Dumbledore Army and Voldemort’s Army, the first battle was fought. Hermione stupefied Nott and saved Harry, just like seeing Harry’s name in the prophecy. 

Hermione Participation In The Search For Horcruxes (1997-1998)

Hermione vowed to help Harry find the Horcruxes at the end of her academic years. But she, too, was concerned about the safety of her parents. Not just did Hermoine modify their memories, but she also transformed them into Monica and Wendell and sent them to Australia. Now Hermoine became free to fulfill her promise to save Harry from danger. 

Hermione was one of the seven disguised Harries in the seven potters combat. They arrived at Weasley’s safely, but Professor Moody and Hedwig couldn’t make it. They all gathered there to attend the wedding of one of the Weasley brothers. Before the wedding celebrations, minister Rufus visited the trio for Dumbledore’s will, and Hermione received the book Tales of the Beedle the Bard

Dementors appeared and tried to attack Harry on the wedding night, but the trio managed to escape. They arrived at the order of the Phoenix headquarters. There they met Mundungus Fletcher and came to know that Dolores Umbridge got Tom Riddle’s mother’s necklace, one of the Horcruxes. To acquire that necklace, they disguised and infiltrated the ministry. Hermione took the necklace from Umbridge and replaced it with a mock, using the Geminin spell. Harry wore the necklace around his neck to save it. 

The cursed necklace affected the trio’s friendship. Ron left them, but Hermione stayed with Harry to fulfill her vow. Not to mention, Ron destroyed that necklace after a couple of months, breaking the curse. Subsequently, Hermione disguised Bellatrix Lestrange, tricked the authorities, and entered her vault to acquire the Hufflepuff’s Cup, another Horcrux.  

Hermione destroyed that cup in the chamber of secrets with Basilisk’s fang. The trio then found the fifth Horcrux, Rovena Revanclaw’s tiara, from the room of requirements in the Hogwarts. Ron and Hermione tore it down with Gryffindor’s sword. 

Hermione And The Doomsday

The final battle between Voldemort and DA demolished Hogwarts castle. Hermione, with the help of Ron, tried to distract Nagini. She also attacked Nagini with Basilisk fang but failed miserably. However, she did not lose patience and again distracted the snake and helped Naval destroy it with Gryffindor’s sword. 

Hermione Granger’s Post-Hogwarts Years (1998-Present)

She left Hogwarts in 1997 but went back in 1998 to get her N.W.E.T.s. She did it because schooling was essential for her. She continued her work for the betterment of marginalized creatures, like elves who were non-humans. At some point, she was appointed deputy head of the department of magical law. She modified the rules for getting admission to Hogwarts and tried to give equal status to the muggle-borns. 

After Hogwarts, Hermione and Ron Weasley got married and had two kids. In 2017 she with her husband came to the railway station to see off their elder daughter to Hogwarts. Somewhere between 2019 and 2020, Hermione rose to the rank of Minister of Magic.

Hermione Granger’s Family

Hermione and Ron were only good friends at the beginning of the series, and they had no intimate feelings for each other, or maybe they were not aware of them. Anyhow, they first met at Hogwarts Express. And that first encounter wasn’t pleasant at all. Initially, Ron disliked her “I-know-it-better-than-you” attitude and even rebuked her once, which she overheard. However, he apologized, and they became good friends.

She had always kept Ron at arm’s length. Her behavior towards him was bossy and pedantic. Ron was fearful of her reaction and never expressed his feelings for her. His reluctant conduct made her mad at him when he didn’t ask her for the Ball. 

During her fourth year at Hogwarts, she met Viktor Krum, the Bulgarian international Seeker and Triwizard cup winner. A brief romantic period commenced between them at the Ball but was called off soon. Ron got jealous when he saw them together but couldn’t utter a word. 

At the start of their sixth year, Hermoine and Ron publicly expressed their feelings for each other. After Hogwarts, they got married and bore two kids. She lived a happy married life with her husband and kids. Ron was a supportive husband and always cared for her and the kids. She also sent her eldest daughter to Hogwarts. She was pleased to see her daughter growing up exactly like her. 

Magical Abilities And Special Skills

Hermione was a muggle-born. Her best magical ability was born as a wizard. She also had some other special magical powers that even Harry Potter didn’t have. She was brilliant at learning, memorizing, and casting spells. Here is a list of Hermione’s unique skills and magical powers

  • Casting magic cushion that prevents a falling person from hitting the ground
  • Making polyjuice potions to transform human bodies
  • Casting oculus reparo spell to repair spectacles
  • Using Glisseo spell to make the staircase of Hogwarts static
  • Wiping the memories, the way she wiped the memories of her parents 
  • Creating fake Horcrux. 
  • Creating undetectable extension charm. That helps you to develop big things from a small bag.
  • Creates subject from nothing with the help of her wand. 
  • Rectifying others’ spells. 

Hermione Granger’s Wand

Hermione’s wand was made of vine wood, 10 ¾ inches long, with a dragon heartstring core. Remember when Garrick Ollivander told Harry that it’s the wand that chooses the wizard, not vice versa. Hermione’s wand was even more robust than the wand of Harry, and it never broke. 

Some Trivial And Fun Facts About Hermione Granger

She was indeed an “insufferable-know-it-all.” But not everything.

  • Do you know, she did not know how to play wizard chess. 
  • Have you ever wondered why she never flew a broomstick? Because she couldn’t. 
  • One more thing, she could quickly get jealous of others. Remember when Harry prepared the love potion correctly in the class and she couldn’t? She became pretty jealous of him. 

Hermione Granger’s Appearance In The Books

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone (First appearance) 
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 
  • Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix 
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (play)

Hermione Granger’s Appearance In The Films

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone (movie)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (movie)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (movie)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (movie)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (movie)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Play)

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How did Hermione Have Magic in her Blood Even Though she was a Muggle-born?

Answer: Mud-bloods have a magic heritage with a non-magical line in between. Hermione’s parents must have had a great grandparent who was a wizard. The Magic genes did not appear in her parents or grandparents but showed up in Hermione. 

Question: Was Hermione Actually Into Harry?

Answer: No, she has never been in a romantic relationship with Harry. They were just best friends who had the relation of respect only. 

Question: Why did Hermione Marry Ron?

Answer: Ron was half-blood, and Hermione was a muggle-born. Probably she thought they both complemented each other. Nevertheless, Hermione has never been a victim of an inferiority complex. She married Ron because they found love in each other. 

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