Naomi Watts

Name in Native Language: "Naomi Ellen Watts" (English/EN)
Actress / Television Actress / Film Producer / Stage Actress / Film Actress / Voice Actress | * 09/28/1968 (54) | Shoreham, Kent, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Naomi Ellen Watts (born 28 September 1968) is a British actress. After her family moved to Australia, she made her film debut there in the drama For Love Alone (1986) and then appeared in three television series, Hey Dad..! (1990), Brides of Christ (1991), and Home and Away (1991), and the film Flirting (1991). After moving to the United States, Watts initially struggled as an actress, taking roles in small-scale films until she starred in David Lynch's psychological thriller Mulholland Drive in 2001 as an aspiring actress. This role started her rise to international prominence. Watts then played a tormented journalist in the horror remake The Ring (2002). She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as a grief-stricken mother in Alejandro González Iñárritu's film ()
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Naomi had already been a working actress for over a decade when she earned notice as a promising newcomer in David Lynch's Cannes Film Festival prizewinner Mulholland Drive (2001). Born September 28th, 1968, Watts began acting in her teens, landing her first film role in For Love Alone (1986). Watts subsequently appeared with future Hollywood headliners Nicole Kidman and Thandie Newton in John Duigan's disarming teen romance Flirting (1991). Watts's next film with Duigan, Wide Sargasso Sea (1992), was not so well received.After her first taste of Hollywood with Joe Dante's schlock movie homage Matinee (1992), Watts nabbed a starring role as Jimmy Smits's disturbed student in George Miller's little seen courtroom drama Gross Misconduct (1993). Watts then starred as Jet Girl to Lori Petty's Tank Girl (1995), but the science fiction fantasy suffered an ignominious box office fate.After a series of TV movies and thrillers, including Sleepwalkers (1997) and Children of the Corn IV (1996), Watts appeared in Marshall Herskovitz's high-toned Venetian courtesan costumer Dangerous Beauty (1998) and successful TV docudrama The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999).Watts's breakthrough finally arrived when David Lynch cast her in his ABC pilot Mulholland Drive. Though ABC canceled the project in 1999 after Lynch turned in a typically mood-drenched work, StudioCanal financed its transformation into a feature that debuted to acclaim at Cannes in 2001. A Los Angeles dreamscape akin to Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive featured Watts as the blonde half of a female duo caught in a mystery of shifting identities. Drawing attention for her not-for-network TV love scene with co-star Laura Harring, Watts also earned praise as a rising "new" actress. Though ignored for an Oscar nomination, Watts's tour-de-force dual performance earned her numerous accolades and critics' awards, igniting her career.Working steadily in the wake of Mulholland Drive, Watts scored a box-office as well as critical success a year later with The Ring (2002), the Hollywood remake of the Japanese horror blockbuster. Starring Watts as an intrepid reporter investigating the origins of a lethal videotape, The Ring overcame studio doubts to become a sleeper hit, solidifying Watts's new star status. Watts subsequently donned period dress for the Showtime western The Outsider (2002), and to co-star alongside fellow Aussie Heath Ledger in The Kelly Gang (2003).Balancing her genre work with potentially headier fare guided by notable directors, Watts also appeared with Kate Hudson, Glenn Close and Stockard Channing in the Merchant-Ivory romantic comedy Le Divorce (2003), and won a leading role opposite formidable actors Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro in Alejandro González Iñárritu's 21 Grams (2003).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Naomi Watts

2x Saturn Award for Best Actress Screen Actors Guild Awards Independent Spirit Awards Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Australian Film Institute Global Achievement Award Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Medal of The Circle of Cinematographic Writers for The Best Actress Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Giffoni Film Festival London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actress of the Year Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance 2x Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress 2x San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble 2x Academy Award for Best Actress European Film Award for Best Actress
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Movies with Naomi Watts as Actress(84)

as Pam Bales2022 Infinite Storm
as June Engle2022 The Burning Season
as Sam Bloom2021 Penguin Bloom
as Jemma Wells2021 Boss Level
as June Leigh2019 The Wolf Hour
as Amy Edgar2019 Luce
as Gertrude / Mechtild2019 Ophelia
as News Anchor2018 Vice
as News Anchor (uncredited)2018 Vice
as Herself (archive footage)2018 Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal
as herself2017 I Am Heath Ledger
as Susan Carpenter2017 The Book of Henry
as Rose Mary Walls2017 The Glass Castle
as Linda Wepner2017 Chuck
as Evelyn Johnson-Eaton2016 Allegiant
as Maggie2016 3 Generations
as Mary Portman2016 Shut In
as Joan Brennan2016 The Sea of Trees
as Karen Moreno2015 Demolition
as Cornelia Schrebnick2015 While We're Young
as Evelyn Johnson-Eaton2015 Insurgent
as Daka Parimova2014 St. Vincent
as Lil2013 Adore
as Melissa2013 Sunlight Jr.
as Samantha (segment "Homeschooled")2013 Movie 43
as Princess Diana2013 Diana
as Maria Bennett2012 The Impossible
as herself2011 Woody Allen: A Documentary
as Ann Patterson2011 Dream House
as Helen Gandy2011 J. Edgar
as Valerie Plame2010 Fair Game
as Eleanor Whitman2009 The International
as Elizabeth2009 Mother and Child
as Ann Farber2008 Funny Games
as Anna Ivanovna Khitrova2007 Eastern Promises
as Suzie Rabbit (voice)2006 Inland Empire
as Kitty Fane2006 The Painted Veil
as Ann Darrow2005 King Kong
as Ellie Parker2005 Ellie Parker
as Lila Culpepper2005 Stay
as Rachel Keller2005 The Ring Two
as Edith Evans2004 We Don't Live Here Anymore
as Dawn Campbell2004 I ♥ Huckabees
as Cristina Peck2003 21 Grams
as Roxeanne de Persand2003 Le Divorce
as Julia Cook2003 Ned Kelly
as Meredith Mainwaring2002 Undertaking Betty
as Rachel Keller2002 The Ring
as Suzie2002 Rabbits
as Rebecca Yoder2002 The Outsider
as The Shallow Girlfriend2001 Never Date an Actress
as Ellie Parker2001 Ellie Parker
as Betty Elms / Diane Selwyn2001 Mulholland Drive
as Jennifer Evans2001 Down
as Alice Fairfield2000 The Wyvern Mystery
as Alice1999 Strange Planet
as Renee1998 The Christmas Wish
as Additional Voices (voice)1998 Babe: Pig in the City
as Giulia De Lezze1998 Dangerous Beauty
as Amanda1996 The Bermuda Triangle
as Mary Chandler1996 Timepiece
as Molly1996 Persons Unknown
as Jet Girl1995 Tank Girl
as Louise1994 The Custodian
as Fanny Grey1993 Wide Sargasso Sea
as Jennifer Carter1993 Gross Misconduct
as Shopping Cart Starlet1993 Matinee
as Janet Odgers1991 Flirting
as Leo's Girlfriend1986 For Love Alone

TV Shows/Series with Naomi Watts as Actress(24)

as Maria Broaddus2022 The Watcher
as Gretchen Carlson2019 The Loudest Voice
as Jean Holloway2017 Gypsy
as Naomi Watts (voice)2014 BoJack Horseman
as herself2003 Celebrities Uncensored
2002 Icons
as Kate Russell1997 Sleepwalkers
as herself1997 The View
as Frances Heffernan1991 Brides of Christ
as Janey-E Jones1990 Twin Peaks
as Self - Guest1988 LIVE with Kelly and Ryan
as Belinda Lawrence1987 Hey Dad..!
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Movies with Naomi Watts as Crew(10)

Production/Producer2022 Infinite Storm
Production/Executive Producer2022 Goodnight Mommy
Production/Producer2021 Penguin Bloom
Production/Producer2021 The Desperate Hour
Production/Executive Producer2019 Once Upon a Time in Staten Island
Production/Executive Producer2016 3 Generations
Production/Executive Producer2013 Adore
Production/Executive Producer2008 Funny Games
Production/Producer2006 The Painted Veil
Production/Producer2004 We Don't Live Here Anymore

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Naomi Ellen Watts
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Saturday, 09/28 1968 (September) in Shoreham, Kent, England (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 54 years + 125 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni, Thomas Mills High School, Mosman High School
Children: Sasha Schreiber, Kai Schreiber
Siblings: Ben Watts
Father: Peter Watts
Mother: Myfanwy Edwards
Student of: Sanford Meisner
Other names for Naomi Watts (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Наоми Уоттс"
"나오미 왓츠"
"نعومي واتس"
"เนโอมี วอตส์"
"Ναόμι Έλεν Γουότς"
"Ναόμι Γουότς"
"Naomi Ellen Watts"
Naomi Watts frequently works together with these people:
David Lynch (17x, Crew)
Patton Oswalt (16x, Actor)
Jake Gyllenhaal (13x, Actor)
Drew Barrymore (13x, Actress)
Martin Short (13x, Actor)
Daniel Radcliffe (12x, Actor)
Samuel L. Jackson (12x, Actor)
David Duchovny (12x, Actor)
Scott Coffey (12x, Actor)
Jamie Foxx (11x, Actor)
Jennifer Garner (11x, Actress)
Zach Braff (11x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:361, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/23/2023