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.
- The maniacal laughter heard in the 'Pink Floyd' (qv) song "Money" is her father's, 'Peter Watts (VI)' (qv), the band's then road manager.
- Voted the 14th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.
- Moved in with best friend 'Nicole Kidman' (qv) after Kidman spilt up from husband 'Tom Cruise' (qv).
- Her father died when she was seven.
- Friend of 'Kate Hudson (I)' (qv) and 'Carla Gugino' (qv).
- Her mother Miv Watts is an interior designer.
- Her favorite "scary movie" is _Don't Look Now (1973)_ (qv) (1973).
- Spent some of her early childhood in Anglesey, Wales, where her mother is from.