Naomi Watts

Born Sep 28, 1968

Naomi Ellen Watts is a British-Australian actress who began her career in Australian television, where she appeared in series such as Hey Dad.. ! (1990), Brides of Christ (1991), E Street (1991) and Home and Away (1991). Her film debut was the 1986 drama For Love Alone. Watts gained critical acclaim following her work in David Lynch's 2001 psychological thriller Mulholland Drive, starring alongside Justin Theroux and Laura Harring.… Read More

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1968 Birth Watts was born 28 September 1968, in Shoreham, Kent, England. … Read More
Watts' parents divorced when she was four years old. After the divorce, Watts and her elder brother, Ben Watts, moved several times across South East England with their mother. Peter Watts left Pink Floyd in 1974, and he and Myfanwy were later reconciled. … Read More
1978 9 Years Old In 1978, her mother remarried (though she would later be divorced again) and Watts and her brother then moved to Suffolk where she attended Thomas Mills High School.


1980 11 Years Old Watts has stated that she wanted to become an actress after seeing her mother performing on stage and from the time she watched the 1980 film Fame.
1982 13 Years Old In 1982, when Watts was 14, she moved to Sydney, New South Wales in Australia with her mother, brother and stepfather. … Read More
1986 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Watts obtained her first role in the 1986 drama film, For Love Alone, based on the novel of the same name by Christina Stead, and produced by Margaret Fink. … Read More


1989 - 1995 4 More Events
1996 27 Years Old In 1996, she starred alongside Joe Mantegna, Kelly Lynch and J.T. Walsh in George Hickenlooper's action-thriller Persons Unknown; alongside James Earl Jones, Kevin Kilner and Ellen Burstyn in the period drama Timepiece; in Bermuda Triangle, a TV pilot that was not picked up for a full series, where she played a former documentary filmmaker who disappears in the Bermuda Triangle; and as the lead role in Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering, in which children in a small town become possessed under the command of a wrongfully murdered child preacher.
1997 28 Years Old In 1997, she starred in the Australian ensemble romantic drama Under the Lighthouse Dancing and also played the lead role in the short-lived television series Sleepwalkers.
1998 29 Years Old In 1998, she starred alongside Neil Patrick Harris and Debbie Reynolds in the TV film The Christmas Wish, played the supporting role of Giulia De Lezze in Dangerous Beauty, and provided some voice work for Babe: Pig in the City. … Read More


1999 - 2000 2 More Events
2001 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The film premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival and received a large number of awards and nominations, including the Best Actress Award for Watts from the National Society of Film Critics and a nomination for Best Actress from the American Film Institute. … Read More
2002 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, she starred in one of the biggest box office hits of that year, The Ring, the English language remake of the Japanese horror film Ringu. … Read More
2003 34 Years Old Conversely, her performance opposite Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro in director Alejandro González Iñárritu's 2003 drama 21 Grams earned Watts an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress later that year. … Read More
2004 35 Years Old 1 More Event
She then starred alongside Mark Ruffalo in the 2004 independent film We Don't Live Here Anymore.
2005 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Watts then starred in the 2005 remake of King Kong as Ann Darrow. … Read More
2007 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Also that year, she was announced as the new face of the jewellers David Yurman and completed a photoshoot which was featured in the 2007 Pirelli Calendar.


2009 40 Years Old After a short hiatus from acting following the birth of her two children, Watts returned to acting in 2009, starring alongside Clive Owen in the political thriller The International. … Read More
2010 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Her next film, the Woody Allen dramedy You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, opened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. … Read More
2011 42 Years Old Watts appeared opposite Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in Jim Sheridan's psychological thriller Dream House, which was released in September 2011, to a lackluster critical and commercial response. … Read More
2013 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In the Australian drama Adore, Watts co-starred with Robin Wright, playing two childhood friends who fall in love with each other's sons. The movie premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival as Two Mothers, and later opened in selected cinemas. … Read More
2014 45 Years Old Alejandro González Iñárritu's 2014 dark comedy Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) saw Watts play an actress and the partner of stage co-star Edward Norton. … Read More
In February 2016, it was reported that she had agreed to become the honorary president of Glantraeth FC, a small football club in Malltraeth, Anglesey, Wales, near to her grandparents' farm, where she spent time as a child. … Read More
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