Sep. 28th, 1968
Shoreham, Kent, England, UK
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Born in Shoreham, England and raised in Australia, Naomi Watts has been working actively in the film industry for 15 years. After she moved to Hollywood, she worked regularly, acting in small roles in film projects she was less than enthusiastic about. Finally, her big break came when she was contacted to audition for a coveted spot in David Lynch (I)'s Mulholland Dr. (2001). Her star-turning performance in the dual role of Betty Elms/Diane Selwyn has garnered an array of critic's awards and the attention of some major players in Hollywood and beyond. Watts is now enjoying greater choice of film roles and played (with great success)the lead in Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japanese horror classic The Ring (2002). She also starred opposite Kate Hudson (I) in Merchant/Ivory's adaptation of the Diane Johnson (I) novel Le divorce (2003). Subsequently, Watts' creative acting abilities have continued to grow and deepen. She has been cast in an array of films with only the best directors and actors and continues to stun critics and amaze filmgoers with her versatility and range.
- Was in contention for the role of Hanna Schmiz in _The Reader (2008)_ (qv), along with 'Marion Cotillard' (qv), after 'Nicole Kidman' (qv) dropped out due to pregnancy. However due to scheduling conflicts she had to back out and the part was eventually given to 'Kate Winslet' (qv).
- Ranked #2 in the UK FHM's most eligible women (2006).
- Considers herself to be both British and Australian.
- Godmother of 'Simon Baker (I)' (qv) and 'Rebecca Rigg' (qv)'s son Claude.
- Daughter of 'Peter Watts (VI)' (qv), sound engineer for 'Pink Floyd' (qv) until 1974.
- Moved to Australia when she was 14.
- Her parents divorced when she was four.
- Claims she wanted to become an actor after seeing the movie _Fame (1980)_ (qv).