Naomi Watts (born 28.9.1968)
Naomi Watts is a British-Australian actress. Her acting career began in Australian television, appearing in soap operas and series such as Home and Away and Brides of Christ.
Childhood: Naomi Watts was born in Shoreham, in Kent, to Myfanwy Edwards and Peter Watts. Her mother was an antiques dealer, as well as a costume and set designer. Her father was a sound engineer and tour manager, who worked with Pink Floyd, amongst others. Her father died whilst she was young and the family moved to her mother's homeland, Wales.
Watts has stated that she wanted to become an actress after watching the film Fame in 1980. Naomi's grandmother was Australian, so in 1982, it was easy for her mother to obtain passports for the family to move to Australia.
Whilst in Sydney, Naomi Watts attended Mosman High School and North Sydney Girls' High School (along with Nicole Kidman). In 1986, Watts took a break from acting to work as a model in Japan, but failed to make the grade and did not enjoy the work.
Upon returning to Australia, she was invited to take part in a drama workshop and this rekindled her passion for acting.
Acting Career: Naomi Watts started out acting in a number of Australian TV series, including the popular soap opera Home and Away (which also launched the careers of Dannii Minogue, Heath Ledger and Guy Pearce. She also appeared in the award-winning mini-series Brides of Christ and the sitcom Hey Dad...!
In 1991, Naomi Watts landed a role in the acclaimed 1991 film Flirting, along with Thandie Newton and Nicole Kidman. After making the decision to move to the States, Watts was then selected for the supporting role of Jet Girl in Tank Girl, which starred Lori Petty and Ice T and featured music by the likes of Hole, Devo, Iggy Pop and Portishead.
However, in her first few years in Hollywood, Naomi watts struggled to land the roles that she wanted. She missed out on roles in Meet the Parents, The Parent Trap and Man on the Moon, though she took a role in the B-movie Children of the Corn IV.
Watts' big breakthrough came in 2001, when she starred in The Shaft, which also featured James Marshall. Later that year Naomi Watts starred in David Lynch's acclaimed movie Mulholland Drive along with Laura Elena Harring and Justin Theroux. Watts' performance earned her the Best Actress gong at the National Society of Film Critics Awards.
2002 saw Naomi Watts star in The Ring, one of the biggest US box office hits of the year. The film was a remake of a cult Japanese horror and its success led on to Watts starring in Ned Kelly, opposite the late Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush.
The Merchant Ivory film Le Divorce was released in 2003 and starred Naomi Watts along with Kate Hudson and Glenn Close. Building on her success, Watts went on to feature in 21 Grams, along with Benicio del Toro and Sean Penn. Her role in 21 Grams led to Watts being nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award, though she lost out to Charlize Theron.
In 2004, Watts produced the independent film We Don't Live Here Anymore, as well as appearing in it, alongside Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern and Peter Krause. In The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Watts was reunited with Sean Penn and Don Cheadle, before teaming up with Jude Law and Dustin Hoffman in I Heart Huckabees. She also starred in the sequel to The Ring: The Ring Two.
Another successful turning point in Naomi Watts' acting career came in 2005 when she starred in the remake of King Kong, playing the role of Ann Darrow, with Adrien Brody and Jack Black filling the film's starring roles. With Peter Jackson at the helm, the film was a massive success, both in the USA and around the world.
The following year, Naomi Watts starred along with Ed Norton and Liev Schreiber in The Painted Veil. She also starred in a remake of the 1997 Austrian film Funny Games, along with Tim Roth. As the latest in a string of remakes, Naomi watts began to earn herself a reputation as 'queen of the remake'. She also appeared alongside Viggo Mortensen in David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises.
Jim Sheridan cast Naomi Watts in the thriller Dream House in 2010, to work alongside Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz.
Personal Life: Naomi Watts is engaged to Liev Schreiber and they have two children together.
The much-anticipated 'Twin Peaks' reboot is coming to screens in 2017, and is accumulating a star-studded cast list.
After an unpredictable few months, fans of ‘Twin Peaks’ have received two more pieces of big-name casting for the revival of the cult ‘90s show over on Showtime next year, with Naomi Watts and Tom Sizemore added to the already impressive cast list.
On Tuesday (February 1st), Deadline reported that the revival has added the 47 year old English actress Watts to the burgeoning cast at the behest of director David Lynch. She has worked with the idiosyncratic director before, playing the dual identities of Bettie Elms and Diane Selwyn in his 2001 movie Mulholland Drive.
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts at the 2016 SAG Awards
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Naomi Watts Is Reportedly Set To Reunite With Director David Lynch On His Upcoming Twin Peaks Revival.
The blonde beauty got her big break in Hollywood with Lynch's 2001 mystery film Mulholland Drive, and now they're joining forces once again for the supernatural series reboot, according to Deadline.com.
Saving Private Ryan star Tom Sizemore is also slated to make an appearance in the new Twin Peaks, and Lynch is reportedly getting in on the action as well, reprising his recurring role from the original series as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole.
Lynch is both directing and writing the new instalment, which will debut in 2017. Original stars Sherilyn Fenn and Kyle MACLachlan will return for the series, which will also feature new cast members including Laura Dern, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Balthazar Getty.
Liev Schreiber , Naomi Watts - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016
Liev Schreiber , Naomi Watts - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016
Actress Cate Blanchett Is To Be Feted With A Top Prize At The 2016 Costume Designers Guild Awards.
The Oscar winner will add the Lacoste Spotlight Award to her ever-growing collection of accolades on 23 February (16), when she is presented with the prize at the organisation's 18th annual ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.
The honour is presented to an actor "whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design", according to CDGA officials.
Naomi Watts was awarded the same title last year (15), while Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway, Kate Beckinsale, and Halle Berry are all previous recipients.
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In the third instalment of the Divergent series Allegiant, Tris and Four find themselves plunged into a new world and facing far more dangers than ever before.
In the aftermath of the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris and Four must go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago and venture into the unknown, leaving the only city and family they have ever known as they fight to survive.
Outside of their home the pair realise that they have spent their lives being monitored and are already known to the rest of the world. But it soon becomes clear that everything is not as it seems and old discoveries are now meaningless thanks to shocking new revelations.
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Naomi Watts , Samuel Schreiber - Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts and their two boys are all dressed up in black costumes ahead of Halloween while out together in Manhattan at Manhattan - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 25th October 2015
Natalie Portman has beat Miley Cyrus and Naomi Watts to be voted the world's hottest female vegetarian.
Natalie Portman has been voted the world's hottest vegetarian.
The 'Black Swan' actress topped a poll to find the sexiest non-meat eating woman, narrowly beating Miley Cyrus - who became a vegan only last year - who came in second place.
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Real-life Couple Liev Schreiber And Naomi Watts Are Teaming Up On The Big Screen To Portray Boxer Chuck Wepner And His Wife Linda.
The Bleeder will follow the life of the fighter who shocked the world when he became the third person to knock former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali down during a match in 1975.
Schreiber will also produce the movie, which is slated to start filming this month (0ct15) in New York under the direction of The Good Lie's Philippe Falardeau.
Movie mythology suggests Wepner served as the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's boxing character Rocky Balboa.
British actress Naomi Watts has claimed the female voice is ''more powerful'' than ever in Hollywood.
Naomi Watts thinks the female voice is ''more powerful'' than ever in Hollywood.
The 46-year-old British actress has claimed that although there remains a gender inequality between the sexes, things are moving in the right direction.
She reflected: ''It feels like the woman's voice, overall, is more powerful [these days].
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Naomi Watts tries to be a ''normal mum'' and doesn't want her two sons to lead a privileged existence in a Hollywood bubble.
Naomi Watts tries to be a ''normal mum''.
The 'Sea of Trees' actress and her partner Liev Schreiber don't want sons Sasha, eight and Samuel, six, to have a privileged but sheltered upbringing, so do their best to keep things as down-to-earth as possible.
She said: ''Certainly there are things in my life that reflect the fact I've become successful in this industry, I've earned a certain amount of money, but it's not all like that.
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British actress Naomi Watts has revealed she wrote a series of love letters to Matthew McConaughey in preparation for 'The Sea of Trees'.
The 46-year-old actress - who appears alongside the Hollywood hunk in the drama movie - has revealed she sent Matthew some intimate letters as she prepared to play his wife in the upcoming film.
She shared: ''We didn't have any time to prep [for the movie] so when Matthew reached out to me via email, I said: 'Do you mind if we write to each other in character?' And he wrote back and said: 'Write at will, Joan.'
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Ray is, in many ways, a regular New York teenager who enjoys skating, goes to school and is being raised by a single mother. The only unusual thing about him is that he was born female. Now he's hit puberty, he wants to under-go hormone replacement therapy and his mother Maggie is behind him one-hundred per cent. She may be grieving for the daughter that she's lost, but all she wants is for Ray to be happy and feel whole. The news that Ray wants to become a boy doesn't sit well with everyone, however. Her lesbian grandmother Dolly, for example, with whom he and his mother lives is dismissive of the idea of transitioning, and when the time comes to sign the parental consent form from the doctor, Maggie struggles to get her estranged husband to agree too. Ray isn't backing down without a fight; he refuses to go to school until he can start afresh in a boyish body, having undergone years of bullying. But it's going to take some serious discussion for him to be accepted for he is by the people around him.
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Date of birth
28th September, 1968