Naomi Watts

Highest Rated: 96% Flirting (1992)
Lowest Rated: 4% Movie 43 (2013)
Birthday: Sep 28, 1968
Birthplace: Shoreham, Kent, England
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).In 2004, Watts worked opposite Mark Ruffalo for the independent film We Don't Live Here Anymore, and reteamed with Sean Penn for The Assassination of Richard Nixon. She landed the starring role of Ann Darrow in director Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong (2006), and starred in the 2006 remake of The Painted Veil. Watts was praised for her work as a British midwife who accidentally gets involved in the Russian mafia in director David Cronenberg's psychological thriller Eastern Promises. Watts starred along with Clive Owen in 2009's The International, for which she played the part of an assistant district attorney who participates in a plan to rob a bank, and co-starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Annette Benning, and Kerry Washington for the drama Mother and Child. Watts was later cast in Dream House (2011), a thriller starring Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, and worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2011 biopic J. Edgar. In 2012 she played the mother of a family trapped in a catastrophic storm in The Impossible, garnering a Best Actress nomination for her work in the film.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
93% Luce Actor 2019
78% The Wolf Hour June 2019
62% Ophelia Gertrude/Mechtild 2018
51% The Glass Castle Rose Mary Walls $17.3M 2017
22% The Book of Henry Susan Carpenter $4.3M 2017
31% 3 Generations Maggie Executive Producer $66.9K 2017
80% Chuck Linda Wepner $0.4M 2017
86% I Am Heath Ledger Actor 2017
9% Shut In Mary $6.9M 2016
13% The Sea of Trees Joan Brennan $20.6K 2016
52% Demolition Karen Moreno $1.7M 2016
12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant Evelyn 2016
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll Actor 2016
84% While We're Young Cornelia $7.1M 2015
28% Insurgent Actor $114.2M 2015
93% The Last Impresario Actor 2014
77% St. Vincent Daka $33.5M 2014
91% Birdman Lesley 2014
63% Sunlight Jr. Melissa 2013
8% Diana Princess Diana $1.1M 2013
32% Adore Executive Producer Lil $0.3M 2013
4% Movie 43 Samantha $8.8M 2013
No Score Yet Caught in Flight Actor 2013
81% The Impossible Maria $19M 2012
42% J. Edgar Helen Gandy $37.4M 2011
6% Dream House Ann Paterson $21.4M 2011
90% Woody Allen: A Documentary Actor 2011
No Score Yet Corrections Actor 2011
78% Fair Game Valerie Plame $9.6M 2010
46% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Sally $3.3M 2010
78% Mother and Child Elizabeth $1.2M 2010
59% The International Eleanor $25.5M 2009
51% Funny Games Ann Executive Producer $1.1M 2008
No Score Yet Kicked, Bitten and Scratched Actor 2008
89% Eastern Promises Anna $17.2M 2007
74% The Painted Veil Kitty Fane Producer $8M 2006
72% Inland Empire Actor 2006
84% King Kong Ann Darrow $218.2M 2005
No Score Yet King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries Actor 2005
50% Ellie Parker Producer Ellie Parker 2005
26% Stay Lila Culpepper $3.4M 2005
19% The Ring Two Rachel Keller $75.9M 2005
67% The Assassination of Richard Nixon Marie Bicke $0.6M 2004
63% I Heart Huckabees Dawn Campbell $12.8M 2004
66% We Don't Live Here Anymore Producer Edith Evans $2M 2004
80% 21 Grams Cristina Peck $16.2M 2003
36% Le Divorce Roxeanne de Persand $9M 2003
56% Ned Kelly Julia Cook 2003
40% Undertaking Betty Meredith 2003
No Score Yet The Outsider Rebecca Yoder 2002
71% The Ring Rachel Keller $128.6M 2002
No Score Yet Rabbits Actor 2002
83% Mulholland Drive Betty Elms/Diane Selwyn $7.1M 2001
20% Down (The Shaft) Jennifer Evans 2001
No Score Yet The Wyvern Mystery Alice 2000
No Score Yet The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Actor 1999
No Score Yet Strange Planet Alice 1999
68% Dangerous Beauty Guila De Lezze 1998
No Score Yet The Christmas Wish Renee Carr 1998
No Score Yet Under the Lighthouse Dancing Louise 1997
20% Persons Unknown Molly 1996
No Score Yet Children of the Corn 4: The Gathering Grace Rhodes 1996
No Score Yet Timepiece Mary Parkin 1996
No Score Yet Triángulo de las Bermudas Amanda 1996
38% Tank Girl Jet Girl 1995
No Score Yet Gross Misconduct Jennifer Carter 1993
60% Wide Sargasso Sea Fanny Grey 1993
No Score Yet The Custodian Louise 1993
94% Matinee `Shopping Cart' Starlet 1992
96% Flirting Janet Odgers 1992
No Score Yet Brides of Christ Actor 1991
No Score Yet For Love Alone Leo's Girlfriend 1986

TV

CREDIT
38% Gypsy
2017
Executive Producer Jean Halloway
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
91% Twin Peaks
1990-2017
Janey-E Jones
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Alice Maybell Alice
  • 2000
94% Game of Thrones
2011-2017

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