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Naomi Watts

Born in England, Naomi Watts moved to Australia at the age of 14 and began studying acting. Her first major film role came in John Duigan's Flirting.

Watts received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's 21 Grams. Her performance also garnered Best Actress Awards from several critics associations including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, as well as Best Actress nominations from the SAG Awards, BAFTAs, Broadcast Film Critics and Golden Satellites. She also received the Audience Award for Best Actress at the 2003 Venice International Film Festival and was honored by the Palm Springs Film Festival that same year.

She earned widespread acclaim for her work in David Lynch's controversial drama Mulholland Drive, which premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival and which brought her Best Actress Awards from a number of critics' organizations, including the National Board of Review and the National Society of Film Critics. In addition, she received the Breakthrough Acting Award at the 2002 Hollywood Film Festival and the Female Star of Tomorrow Award at the 2002 ShoWest convention.

Her extensive list of credits includes Le Divorce opposite Kate Hudson; Ned Kelly for director Gregor Jordan; Stay for Mark Forster opposite Ewan McGregor; the blockbusters The Ring and The Ring 2; We Don't Live Here Anymore, opposite Laura Dern, Peter Krause and Mark Ruffalo; The Assassination of Richard Nixon, opposite Sean Penn; David O. Russell's I Heart Huckabees with Jude Law; and Ellie Parker which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Most recently she starred as Ann Darrow in Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong, opposite Adrien Brody and Jack Black. She will next be seen starring in Funny Games, directed by Michael Haneke, and David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises opposite Viggo Mortensen.


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Naomi Watts Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdaySeptember 28, 1968 (49)
SignLibra
BirthplaceShoreham, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Naomi Watts compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Sea of Trees
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Michael Cera
The International
While We're Young
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
The Ring
Shut In
Eastern Promises
King Kong
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