Naomi Ellen Watts (born 28 September 1968) is a British actress and film producer. She made her film debut in the Australian drama For Love Alone (1986) and then appeared in the Australian television series Hey Dad..! (1990), Brides of Christ (1991), Home and Away (1991), and the film Flirting (1991). After moving to the United States, Watts struggled as an actress for years, with appearances in small-scale films.Watts rose to international prominence for playing an aspiring actress in David Lynch's psychological thriller Mulholland Drive (2001) and a tormented journalist in the horror remake The Ring (2002). She received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as a grief-stricken mother in Alejandro González Iñárritu's film 21 Grams (2003). Her profile continued to grow with starring roles in I Heart Huckabees (2004), King Kong (2005), Eastern Promises (2007), and The International (2009).For her role as Maria Bennett in the disaster film The Impossible (2012), Watts received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In the 2010s, she starred in such films as Birdman (2014), St. Vincent (2014), While We're Young (2015), The Glass Castle (2017), and Luce (2019). Watts also continued to act in blockbusters, with appearances in the Divergent franchise (2015–2016), and ventured into television with the Showtime mystery drama series Twin Peaks (2017) and the biographical limited series The Loudest Voice (2019).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. Magazines such as People and Maxim have included her on their lists of the world's most beautiful women. She has been an ambassador for Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and Pantene's Beautiful Lengths. Despite significant media attention, Watts is reticent about her personal life. She was in a relationship with American actor Liev Schreiber from 2005 to 2016, with whom she has two sons.
Watts is pictured in her mother's arms with her father, brother, the band and other crew members, in the hardback/softcover edition of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason's autobiography of the band Inside Out.In February 2016, it was reported that she had agreed to become the honorary president of Glantraeth F.C., a small football club in Malltraeth, Anglesey, Wales, near her grandparents' farm, where she spent time as a child.
Naomi Ellen Watts was born on 28 September 1968, in Shoreham, Kent, England. She is the daughter of Myfanwy (Miv) Edwards (née Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume and set designer, and Peter Watts (1946–1976), a road manager and sound engineer who worked with Pink Floyd. Miv was born in England but lived in Australia between the ages of one and seven. Watts's maternal grandfather was Welsh and her maternal grandmother was Australian.Watts's parents divorced when she was four years old. After the divorce, Watts and her elder brother, Ben Watts, moved several times across South East England with their mother. Peter Watts left Pink Floyd in 1974, and remarried in 1976. In August 1976, he was found dead in a flat in Notting Hill, of an apparent heroin overdose.Following his death, Watts's mother moved the family to Llanfawr Farm in Llangefni and Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, towns on the island of Anglesey in North Wales, where they lived with Watts's maternal grandparents, Nikki and Hugh Roberts, for three years. During this time, Watts attended a Welsh language school, Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni. She later said of her time in Wales: "We took Welsh lessons in a school in the middle of nowhere while everyone else was taking English. Wherever we moved, I would adapt and pick up the regional accent. It's obviously significant now, me being an actress. Anyway, there was quite a lot of sadness in my childhood, but no lack of love." In 1978, her mother remarried (though she would later be divorced again) and Watts and her brother then moved to Suffolk, where she attended Thomas Mills High School. 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 Watts was 14, she moved to Sydney in Australia with her mother, brother and stepfather. Myfanwy established a career in the burgeoning film business, working as a stylist for television commercials, then turning to costume design, ultimately working for the soap opera Return to Eden. After emigrating, Watts was enrolled in acting lessons by her mother; she auditioned for numerous television advertisements, where she met and befriended actress Nicole Kidman. 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.In Australia, Watts attended Mosman High School and North Sydney Girls High School. She failed to graduate from school, afterwards working as a papergirl, a negative cutter and managing a Delicacies store in Sydney's affluent North Shore.She decided to become a model when she was 18. She signed with a models agency that sent her to Japan, but after several failed auditions, she returned to Sydney. There, she was hired to work in advertising for a department store, that exposed her to the attention of Follow Me, a magazine which hired her as an assistant fashion editor. A casual invitation to participate in a drama workshop inspired Watts to quit her job and to pursue her acting ambitions.Regarding her nationality, Watts has stated: "I consider myself British and have very happy memories of the UK. I spent the first 14 years of my life in England and Wales and never wanted to leave. When I was in Australia I went back to England a lot." She also has expressed her ties to Australia, declaring: "I consider myself very connected to Australia, in fact when people say where is home, I say Australia, because those are my most powerful memories."
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This Is the Night
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Taronga: Who's Who In The Zoo
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The Loudest Voice
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Do Not Pick Up Hitchhikers
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10 part behind the scenes feature for Twin Peaks: The Return.
The Book of Henry
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The Glass Castle
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The Sea of Trees
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A man and a woman are together.
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While We're Young
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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
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Birdman: All-Access (A View From the Wings)
A making-of documentary for the 2014 film "Birdman".
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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
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Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
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Killers Kill, Dead Men Die
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The Painted Veil
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We Don't Live Here Anymore
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The Making of: Mulholland Drive
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I ♥ Huckabees
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Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
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The Wyvern Mystery
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The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer
Ira Einhorn, a social activist, fled the country after killing his girlfriend.
The Early Show
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Three Australian roommates who are unlucky in love are Alice, Judy and Sally. They endure many personal ups and downs over the course of a year. The lives of the friends and coworkers intersect with t...
The Christmas Wish
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Babe: Pig in the City
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Under the Lighthouse Dancing
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
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The Bermuda Triangle
A family is stranded on an island after a strange storm in the Carribean.
Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering
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Inside the Actors Studio
James is interviewing some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors.
Detective James Quinlan has left his alcoholic wife to expose the corrupt police force that surrounds him. He left his normal life to join his partner Detective Church in order to get into the double-...
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Wide Sargasso Sea
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Late Night with Conan O'Brien
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A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and takes advantage of the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror spectacle combining film effects, stage props and ...
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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Danny Embling is an awkward, underdeveloped teen with occasional bouts of stuttering who attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. Danny has not dated a girl in a long time. H...
Brides of Christ
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Laura Palmer's body was washed up on a beach in Washington state. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her death only to uncover a web of mystery that leads him deep into the hear...
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LIVE with Kelly and Ryan
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.
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Gary Reilly Production's Hey Dad..! was an Australian sitcom that aired from 1987 to 1994 on the Seven Network.
For Love Alone
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The film industry is honored at an annual American awards ceremony. The Academy Award of Merit is better known as the Oscar and is given to the various category winners.
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A remake of the Austrian cult hit of the same name.
A woman's journey for self-discovery turns into a harrowing tale of survival.
The Burning Season
A scientist brings her teenage daughter to a remote region of Africa where she is determined to save the last of the lemurs, putting their relationship and safety at risk.
Wolves and Villagers
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