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.
- Did not return to work until three months after giving birth to her son Samuel in order to begin filming _Fair Game (2010)_ (qv).
- When her cell phone sounds, it plays 'Pink Floyd' (qv)'s "Money".
- Favorite comfort food is baked beans.
- Was among the guests at 'Nicole Kidman' (qv)'s and 'Keith Urban (II)' (qv)'s wedding
- Godmother of 'Simon Baker (I)' (qv) and 'Rebecca Rigg' (qv)'s son Claude.
- Considers herself to be both British and Australian.
- Enjoys martial arts and trained Judo for a long time. She participated in amateur Judo championships through the early 90s, from 1989 to 1992. Nowadays, she trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
- Featured on the cover of the Australian Empire Magazine March 2003 for Women of the Year 2002.