75 Facts About Naomi Watts


Naomi Ellen Watts was born on 28 September 1968 and is a British actress.


Naomi Watts then played a tormented journalist in the horror remake The Ring.


Naomi Watts was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as a grief-stricken mother in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's film 21 Grams.


Naomi Watts's profile continued to grow with starring roles in I Heart Huckabees, King Kong, Eastern Promises, and The International.


Naomi Watts continued to act in blockbusters, with appearances in the Divergent franchise, and she ventured into television with the Showtime mystery drama series Twin Peaks and the biographical limited series The Loudest Voice.


Naomi Watts is particularly known for her work in remakes and independent productions with dark or tragic themes, as well as portrayals of characters that endure loss or suffering.


Naomi Ellen Watts was born on 28 September 1968, in Shoreham, Kent, England.


Naomi Watts is the daughter of Myfanwy Edwards, an antiques dealer and costume and set designer, and Peter Watts, a road manager and sound engineer who worked with Pink Floyd.


Peter Naomi Watts left Pink Floyd in 1974 and remarried in 1976.


Naomi 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.


In 1982, when Naomi Watts was fourteen, she moved to Sydney in Australia with her mother, brother and stepfather.


Naomi 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.


Naomi Watts failed to graduate from school, afterwards working as a papergirl, a negative cutter and managing a Delicacies store in Sydney's affluent North Shore.


Naomi Watts decided to become a model when she was 18.


Naomi Watts signed with a models agency that sent her to Japan, but after several failed auditions, she returned to Sydney.


Naomi Watts's career began in television, where she made brief appearances in commercials.


Naomi Watts then appeared in two episodes of the fourth season of the Australian sitcom Hey Dad.


Naomi Watts was then offered a role in the drama series A Country Practice but turned it down, not wanting to "get stuck on a soap for two or three years", a decision she later called "naive".


Naomi Watts then took a year off to travel, visiting Los Angeles and being introduced to agents through Kidman.


Encouraged, Naomi Watts decided to move to America, to pursue her career further.


Naomi Watts then moved back to America for good but the difficulty of finding agents, producers and directors willing to hire her during that period frustrated her initial efforts.


Naomi Watts then won a supporting role in the futuristic 1995 film Tank Girl, winning the role of "Jet Girl" after nine auditions.


Naomi Watts played the lead role in the short-lived television series Sleepwalkers.


In 2000, while David Lynch was expanding the rejected pilot of Mulholland Drive into a feature film, Naomi Watts starred alongside Derek Jacobi, Jack Davenport and Iain Glen in the BBC TV film The Wyvern Mystery, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Sheridan Le Fanu that was broadcast in March of that year.


Naomi Watts interviewed Watts after looking at her headshot, without having seen any of her previous work, and offered her the lead role.


The surrealist film following the story of the aspiring actress Betty Elms, played by Naomi Watts, sparked controversy over its strong lesbian theme.


Naomi Watts portrayed Rachel Keller, a journalist investigating the strange deaths of her niece and other teenagers after watching a mysterious videotape, and receiving a phone call announcing their deaths in seven days.


Naomi Watts's performance was praised by critics, including Paul Clinton of CNN.


In 2003, Naomi Watts took the part of Julia Cook in Gregor Jordan's Australian film Ned Kelly opposite Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush; as well as starring in the Merchant-Ivory film Le Divorce, portraying Roxeanne de Persand, a poet who is pregnant and abandoned by her husband Charles-Henri de Persand.


Naomi Watts reinvents herself with each performance, it's easy to forget how brilliant she is.


In 2004, Naomi Watts starred alongside Mark Ruffalo in the independent film We Don't Live Here Anymore, based on short stories by Andre Dubus, which depicts the crisis of two married couples, reunited with Sean Penn in The Assassination of Richard Nixon, playing the wife of the would-be presidential assassin Samuel Byck, and teamed up with Jude Law and Dustin Hoffman in David O Russell's ensemble comedy I Heart Huckabees.


Naomi Watts headlined and produced the semi-autobiographical drama Ellie Parker, which depicted the struggle of an Australian actress in Hollywood.


In 2005, Naomi Watts headlined the remake of King Kong as Ann Darrow.


Naomi Watts was the first choice for the role, portrayed by Fay Wray in the original film, with no other actors considered.


In preparation for her role, Naomi Watts met with Wray, who was to make a cameo appearance and say the final line of dialogue, but she died during pre-production at the age of 96.


At this point in her career, Naomi Watts stated the following:.


Naomi Watts provided the voice of a small role, Suzie Rabbit, in David Lynch's psychological thriller Inland Empire.


Naomi Watts portrayed a Russian-British midwife who delivers the baby of a drug-addicted 14-year old prostitute in David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises, with Viggo Mortensen.


Naomi Watts was one of the producers and starred as a mother who, along with her family, are held hostage by a pair of sociopathic teenagers in Michael Haneke's Funny Games, a remake of Haneke's 1997 film of the same name.


The director said that he agreed to make the film on condition that he be allowed to cast Naomi Watts, according to UK's The Daily Telegraph, but it went largely unnoticed by critics and audiences.


Naomi Watts next appeared in the drama Mother and Child, portraying the role of a lawyer who never knew her biological mother.


Naomi Watts was nominated for the Best Actress award at the Australian Film Institute Awards and for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.


Naomi Watts starred in The Impossible, a disaster drama based on the true story of Maria Belon and her family's experience of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami; she played the lead role, with her name changed to Maria Bennett.


Naomi Watts obtained the FCCA Award for Best Actress in 2014 for her role.


Naomi Watts portrayed the title role in Oliver Hirschbiegel's Diana, a biographical drama about the last two years of the life of Diana, Princess of Wales.


Naomi Watts learnt the accent by spending time with Russian women in a West Village spa during a six-week period.


Naomi Watts nabbed a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress.


In While We're Young, Naomi Watts starred with Ben Stiller as a New York City-based married couple who begin hanging out with a couple in their 20s.


That film was an arthouse success and Naomi Watts received praise for her on-screen chemistry with Stiller.


Naomi Watts played rebel leader Evelyn Johnson-Eaton in Insurgent, the second film in The Divergent Series, which is based on Veronica Roth's best-selling young adult novel of the same name.


Naomi Watts reprised her role in the series's third instalment, Allegiant, released on 18 March 2016, to negative reviews and lackluster box office sales.


Naomi Watts starred in Gus Van Sant's mystery drama The Sea of Trees, opposite Matthew McConaughey, as the wife of an American man who attempts suicide in Mount Fuji's "Suicide Forest".


In Demolition, directed by Jean-Marc Vallee and opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts played a customer service representative and the interest of a grieving investment banker.


Naomi Watts played Linda, the second wife of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner in the biographical sport drama The Bleeder, revolving around the life of Wepner and his 1975 fight with Muhammad Ali.


Naomi Watts appeared in Twin Peaks, a limited event television series and a continuation of the 1990 show of the same name.


Naomi Watts starred as "a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives" in the Netflix drama series Gypsy, and served as one of its executive producers.


An adaptation of Jeannette Walls's best selling memoir of the same name, Naomi Watts played the nonconformist mother of the author.


Naomi Watts next starred in the films Penguin Bloom, Boss Level, and This Is The Night.


In 2022, Naomi Watts played a lead in Netflix's The Watcher as Nora Brannock alongside Bobby Cannavale, who played Dean Brannock.


Naomi Watts served as the ambassador to Thierry Mugler's Angel fragrance from 2008 until 2011 when Eva Mendes overtook the role.


Naomi Watts appeared in a campaign for Ann Taylor in 2010.


Naomi Watts was announced as a new 'face' of L'Oreal in 2014.


Naomi Watts founded the skincare company Onda Beauty in 2016 and appeared in a campaign for Fendi in 2020.


In January 2021, it was announced that Naomi Watts was an early investor in Thirteen Lune, an e-commerce site focused on makeup, skincare, haircare and wellness products owned by people of color and ally brands.


Naomi Watts has used her high profile and celebrity to bring attention to the needs of people living with this disease.


Naomi Watts has featured in campaigns for fundraising, events and activities, including the 21st Annual AIDS Walk.


On 1 December 2009, Naomi Watts met United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a public event commemorating World AIDS Day 2009.


In 2011, Naomi Watts attended a charity polo match in New York City along with Australian actors Hugh Jackman and Isla Fisher, which was intended to raise money to help victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.


Naomi Watts has visited the St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney to meet some of the women the programme helps.


In 2016, Naomi Watts collaborated with Sportscraft and children's charity Barnardos to produce a range of namesake coats, with a percentage of sales going to the charity, and was one of the public figures photographed by Italian photographer Fabrizio Ferri for Bulgari's digital campaign "Raise Your Hand".


Naomi Watts converted to Buddhism after having gained an interest in that religion during the shooting of The Painted Veil, and became a strong proponent of Transcendental Meditation.


Naomi Watts had a relationship with Australian actor Heath Ledger from August 2002 to May 2004.


In 2005, Naomi Watts began a relationship with American actor Liev Schreiber.


Since 2017, Naomi Watts has been dating American actor Billy Crudup after they met on the set of the Netflix drama series Gypsy.


In 2016, Naomi Watts became the honorary president of Glantraeth FC, a small football club in Malltraeth, Anglesey, Wales, near her grandparents' farm, where she spent time as a child.