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Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts had already been a working actress for over a decade when she earned notice as a promising newcomer in David Lynch's Cannes Film Festival prizewinner Mulholland Drive (2001). Born September 28th, 1968, Watts began acting in her teens, landing her first film role in For Love Alone (1986). Watts subsequently appeared with future Hollywood headliners Nicole Kidman and Thandie Newton in John Duigan's disarming teen romance Flirting (1991). Watts's next film with Duigan, Wide Sargasso Sea (1992), was not so well received. After her first taste of Hollywood with Joe Dante's schlock movie homage Matinee (1992), Watts nabbed a starring role as Jimmy Smits's disturbed student in George Miller's little seen courtroom drama Gross Misconduct (1993). Watts then starred as Jet Girl to Lori Petty's Tank Girl (1995), but the science fiction fantasy suffered an ignominious box office fate. After a series of TV movies and thrillers, including Sleepwalkers (1997) and Children of the Corn IV (1996), Watts appeared in Marshall Herskovitz's high-toned Venetian courtesan costumer Dangerous Beauty (1998) and successful TV docudrama The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999). Watts's breakthrough finally arrived when David Lynch cast her in his ABC pilot Mulholland Drive. Though ABC canceled the project in 1999 after Lynch turned in a typically mood-drenched work, StudioCanal financed its transformation into a feature that debuted to acclaim at Cannes in 2001. A Los Angeles dreamscape akin to Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive featured Watts as the blonde half of a female duo caught in a mystery of shifting identities. Drawing attention for her not-for-network TV love scene with co-star Laura Harring, Watts also earned praise as a rising "new" actress. Though ignored for an Oscar nomination, Watts's tour-de-force dual performance earned her numerous accolades and critics' awards, igniting her career. Working steadily in the wake of Mulholland Drive, Watts scored a box-office as well as critical success a year later with The Ring (2002), the Hollywood remake of the Japanese horror blockbuster. Starring Watts as an intrepid reporter investigating the origins of a lethal videotape, The Ring overcame studio doubts to become a sleeper hit, solidifying Watts's new star status. Watts subsequently donned period dress for the Showtime western The Outsider (2002), and to co-star alongside fellow Aussie Heath Ledger in The Kelly Gang (2003). Balancing her genre work with potentially headier fare guided by notable directors, Watts also appeared with Kate Hudson, Glenn Close and Stockard Channing in the Merchant-Ivory romantic comedy Le Divorce (2003), and won a leading role opposite formidable actors Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro in Alejandro González Iñárritu's 21 Grams (2003).

Sep 28, 1968 In Shoreham - Kent, England - UK
Movie/TV Credits:
Pierwszy Pojawił:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Najnowszy projekt:
Film Ascendant 2018-06-22
Known For
Poster of The Wyvern Mystery
Poster of The Christmas Wish
Poster of Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering
Poster of Hey Dad..!
Film Ascendant Evelyn Johnson-Eaton 2018-06-22
Film The Glass Castle Rose Mary Walls 2017-01-01
Film Chuck Linda Wepner 2017-05-10
Film Holland, Michigan 2017-12-31
Film Seria Niezgodna: Wierna Evelyn Johnson-Eaton 2016-03-09
Film Destrukcja Karen Moreno 2016-04-06
Film Osaczona Mary Portman 2016-11-11
Film The Sea of Trees Joan Brennan 2016-04-27
Film Zbuntowana Evelyn Johnson-Eaton 2015-03-18
Film Ta nasza młodość Cornelia 2015-03-27
Film About Ray Maggie 2015-09-12
Film Birdman Lesley 2014-08-27
Film Mów mi Vincent Daka 2014-10-09
Film Movie 43 Samantha (segment "Homeschooled") 2013-01-01
Film Idealne matki Lil 2013-04-03
Film Sunlight Jr. Melissa 2013-04-20
Film Diana Princess Diana 2013-09-19
Film Niemożliwe Maria Bennett 2012-09-09
Film J. Edgar Helen Gandy 2011-11-09
Film Dom snów Ann Patterson 2011-09-30
Film Woody Allen: A Documentary Herself 2011-11-20
Film Fair game Valerie Plame 2010-05-20
Film Poznasz przystojnego bruneta Sally 2010-05-23
Film The International Eleanor Whitman 2009-02-03
Film Mother and Child Elizabeth 2009-11-07
Film Wschodnie obietnice Anna Khitrova 2007-09-14
Film Funny Games Ann 2007-10-20
Film Malowany welon Kitty Fane 2006-12-09
Film Inland Empire Suzie Rabbit (voice) 2006-09-06
Film Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong' Herself 2006-11-14
Film Ellie Parker Ellie Parker 2005-01-21
Film Ring 2 Rachel Keller 2005-03-17
Film King Kong Ann Darrow 2005-12-14
Film Zostań Lila Culpepper 2005-09-24
Film King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries Herself 2005-12-13
Film We Don't Live Here Anymore Edith Evans 2004-01-20
Film The Making of: Mulholland Drive Herself 2004-04-05
Film The Assassination of Richard Nixon Marie Bicke 2004-05-17
Film I Heart Huckabees Dawn Campbell 2004-09-10
Film Ned Kelly Julia Cook 2003-03-22
Seria Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Seria Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Seria The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Film Rozwód po francusku Roxeanne de Persand 2003-08-08
Film 21 gramów Cristina Peck 2003-09-06
Film Rabbits Suzie 2002-01-01
Film The Outsider Rebecca Yoder 2002-01-01
Seria Icons Unknown 2002-05-01
Film Zakopana Betty Meredith Mainwaring 2002-10-04
Film The Ring Rachel Keller 2002-10-18
Film Down Jennifer Evans 2001-05-11
Film Mulholland Drive Betty Elms 2001-05-16
Film The Wyvern Mystery Alice Fairfield 2000-10-12
Film The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Holly Maddux 1999-05-09
Film Strange Planet Alice 1999-10-06
Seria The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Film Dangerous Beauty Giulia De Lezze 1998-02-20
Film The Christmas Wish Renee 1998-12-06
Seria The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Under the Lighthouse Dancing Louise 1997-10-15
Seria Sleepwalkers Kate Russell 1997-11-01
Seria The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Film Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering Grace Rhodes 1996-10-08
Film Persons Unknown Molly 1996-12-27
Film Timepiece Mary Chandler 1996-12-22
Film Tank Girl Jet Girl 1995-03-31
Seria Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Film Matinee Shopping Cart Starlet 1993-01-29
Film Gross Misconduct Jennifer Carter 1993-07-29
Seria Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film The Custodian Louise 1993-09-03
Seria The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Seria Brides of Christ Frances Heffernan 1991-09-04
Film Flirting Janet Odgers 1991-03-20
Seria Hey Dad..! Belinda Lawrence 1987-02-11
Film For Love Alone Leo's Girlfriend 1986-05-22
Seria Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Film Skibet er ladet med Rebecca Yoder 1960-10-03
Seria The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Seria Today Unknown 1952-01-14