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Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts


Date of Birth:
Sep 28, 1968

Place of Birth:
Shoreham, Kent, England

Actress, Film Producer

Liev Schreiber (2005–16)


Years active:

Naomi Watts - Summary Details

Naomi Ellen Watts (born 28 September 1968) is an English actress and film producer. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone (1986) and then appeared in the Australian television series' Hey Dad..! (1990), Brides of Christ (1991), Home and Away (1991) and the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Flirting (1991). After moving to America, Watts appeared in films, including Tank Girl (1995), Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996) and Dangerous Beauty (1998) and had the lead role in the television series Sleepwalkers (1997–1998).

After years as a struggling actress, Watts came to attention in David Lynch's psychological thriller Mulholland Drive (2001). The following year, she enjoyed box-office success with her role as Rachel Keller in The Ring (2002), the remake of a successful Japanese horror film. She then received nominations at the Academy Awards and the Screen Actors' Guild Awards in the Best Actress categories for her portrayal of Cristina Peck in Alejandro González Iñárritu's neo-noir 21 Grams (2003). Her subsequent films include David O. Russell's comedy I Heart Huckabees (2004), the 2005 remake of King Kong, the crime-thriller Eastern Promises (2007) and the Tom Tykwer-directed thriller The International (2009). Since then, Watts has portrayed Valerie Plame Wilson in the biographical drama Fair Game (2010) and Helen Gandy in Clint Eastwood's biographical drama J. Edgar (2011). For her leading role as Maria Bennett in the disaster film The Impossible (2012), she received second nominations for the Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

In 2002, Watts was included in People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. In 2006, she became a goodwill ambassador for Joint United Nations...

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Naomi Watts Mother and Child Interview

Throughout her career, the consistently luminous and diverse Naomi Watts has played a gallery of distinctive women, complex and fascinating, but none more so than her...

Naomi Watts Eastern Promises

Naomi Watts was at the festival to promote her new film Eastern Promises, directed by David Cronenberg in which she plays a midwife who stumbles across the underground...

Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts The Impossible

A powerful story based on one family's survival of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, The Impossible stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona.

Naomi Watts Funny Games Interview

Funny Games, a emake of a 1997 German thriller, Naomi Watts stars as a wife and mother whose family lakeside vacation comes to an end when the family is brutally...

Naomi Watts, The Painted Veil Interview

Naomi Watts’ passion for a particular project comes to the surface as she attaches herself as both star and producer, as in the case of the latest adaptation of...

Elizabeth Banks Movie 43

From the twisted minds of producers Peter Farrelly and Charles Wessler, comes Movie 43 -- the outrageous new ensemble comedy starring some of the biggest names in...

Naomi Watts Muholland Drive

15 years after making a mark for herself in Australia, British-born Naomi Watts is winning unanimous praise for her starring role as a Canadian actress with stars in...

Naomi Watts The Ring 2 & King Kong

Before she became an international celebrity, before she was clutched by a giant ape or scared of a Ring or two, British-born Aussie Naomi Watts was unknown,...

Ben Stiller While We're Young

A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.

Naomi Watts in The Ring

Naomi Watts has reason to be all smiles. It has been twelve years since we first met. Back then she was very much the proverbial unknown young actress, trying to make...

Naomi Watts, Diana

In a story that until now has remained untold, DIANA introduces a time in the Princess's life that was uniquely important in shaping her final years, fulfilling her...

Naomi Watts Le Divorce: Continues with Ring of Confidence

Naomi Watts joins that flurry of Australian actors, bound for Hollywood fame and success. Little known in the US until Mulholland Drive and The Ring put her on the...

Melissa McCarthy St. Vincent

The singular Bill Murray teams with first-time director/screenwriter Ted Melfi for St. Vincent, the story of a young boy who develops an unusual friendship with the...

Michael Keaton Birdman

A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

Le Divorce

Le Divorce follows the journey of Isabel Walker (Kate Hudson), a quintessential young Californian newly arrived in the City of Light to visit her pregnant sister,...

Leonardo DiCaprio J. Edgar

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets...

Funny Games

When Ann (Naomi Watts) and George (Tim Roth) take their young son Georgie to their idyllic country home for a holiday, their plans are only to enjoy tranquility and...

Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest

Iconic Australian wine brand, Jacob's Creek, is proud to team up with Australian actress Naomi Watts, to launch Cool Harvest - a new range of wines perfect for those...

The Ring Two

The sequel to the 2002 horror hit "The Ring. The story picks up six months after the horrifying events that terrorized Rachel Keller and her son Aidan (David Dorfman)...

Amanda Seyfried While We're Young DVD Interview

Enter Jamie and Darby a free-spirited young couple, who are spontaneous and untethered, ready to drop everything in pursuit of their next passion – retro board games...

We Don't Live Here Anymore

In their small New England college town, Jack Linden (MARK RUFFALO) and Hank Evans (PETER KRAUSE) are the best of friends. Fellow instructors at the university where...

Ken Baker E! Academy Awards Coverage Interview

Ken Baker will be one of E!'s correspondent at the most prestigious show of all - the 85th Academy Awards. Ken has shared his predictions for this year's Academy...

The Impossible DVD

The Impossible follows the independent journeys of the separated family who persevere through the chaos and turmoil of post-tsunami Thailand to find each other amidst...

The Road to Success

The Road to Success: One Man's Journey to Financial Success and Happiness, by Graeme Rattigan, is an inspiring and motivational road that will appeal to anyone looking...

21 Grams

Life has a way of coming up with resonant metaphors, incredible ironies, and surprising coincidences.

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