Naomi Watts
  • Naomi Watts

  • Birthday: 1968-09-28
  • Place of Birth: Shoreham - Kent, England - UK
  • Biography:

    Naomi Watts 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).

Naomi Watts Movie List

Title Role Year
The Book of Henry Susan Parpenter 2017 Try Prime Free >
The Glass Castle Rose Mary Walls 2017 Try Prime Free >
I Am Heath Ledger Herself 2017 Try Prime Free >
Chuck Linda Wepner 2017 Try Prime Free >
Shut In 2016 Free Watch now
Allegiant Evelyn 2016 Free Watch now
Demolition Karen Moreno 2016 Free Watch now
The Sea of Trees Joan Brennan 2016 Free Watch now
3 Generations Maggie 2016 Try Prime Free >
Insurgent Evelyn 2015 Free Watch now
While We're Young Cornelia 2015 Free Watch now
Birdman Lesley 2014 Try Prime Free >
St. Vincent Daka 2014 Free Watch now
Movie 43 Samantha (segment "Homeschooled") 2013 Try Prime Free >
Sunlight Jr. Melissa 2013 Try Prime Free >
Diana Princess Diana 2013 Try Prime Free >
Adore Lil 2013 Try Prime Free >
The Impossible Maria 2012 Try Prime Free >
Dream House Ann Patterson 2011 Try Prime Free >
J. Edgar Helen Gandy 2011 Try Prime Free >
Woody Allen: A Documentary Herself 2011 Try Prime Free >
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Sally 2010 Try Prime Free >
Fair Game Valerie Plame 2010 Try Prime Free >
Mother and Child Elizabeth 2009 Try Prime Free >
The International Eleanor Whitman 2009 Free Watch now
Funny Games Ann 2007 Try Prime Free >
Eastern Promises Anna Khitrova 2007 Free Watch now
The Painted Veil Kitty Fane 2006 Try Prime Free >
Ellie Parker Ellie Parker 2005 Try Prime Free >
King Kong Ann Darrow 2005 Try Prime Free >
The Ring Two Rachel Keller 2005 Try Prime Free >
Stay Lila Culpepper 2005 Try Prime Free >
I Heart Huckabees Dawn Campbell 2004 Try Prime Free >
The Making of: Mulholland Drive Herself 2004 Try Prime Free >
The Assassination of Richard Nixon Marie Bicke 2004 Try Prime Free >
We Don't Live Here Anymore Edith Evans 2004 Try Prime Free >
Le Divorce Roxeanne de Persand 2003 Free Watch now
Ned Kelly Julia Cook 2003 Free Watch now
21 Grams Cristina Peck 2003 Free Watch now
The Ring Rachel Keller 2002 Free Watch now
The Outsider Rebecca Yoder 2002 Try Prime Free >
Rabbits Suzie 2002 Try Prime Free >
Down Jennifer Evans 2001 Try Prime Free >
Mulholland Drive Betty Elms 2001 Try Prime Free >
The Wyvern Mystery Alice Fairfield 2000 Try Prime Free >
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Holly Maddux 1999 Try Prime Free >
Strange Planet Alice 1999 Try Prime Free >
The Christmas Wish Renee 1998 Try Prime Free >
Dangerous Beauty Giulia De Lezze 1998 Try Prime Free >
Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering Grace Rhodes 1996 Free Watch now
Timepiece Mary Chandler 1996 Try Prime Free >
Persons Unknown Molly 1996 Try Prime Free >
Tank Girl Jet Girl 1995 Free Watch now
Matinee Shopping Cart Starlet 1993 Try Prime Free >
Gross Misconduct Jennifer Carter 1993 Try Prime Free >
Flirting Janet Odgers 1991 Try Prime Free >

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