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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).

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Sep 28, 1968 Dans Shoreham - Kent, England - UK
Crédits Movie / TV :
Apparu en premier:
Dans le movie Ascendant
Dernier projet:
Film Я - Хит Леджер 2017-10-12
Connu pour
Poster of St Vincent
Poster of J. Edgar
Poster of Les Promesses de l'ombre
Poster of King Kong
Film Bryan's Journals Herself 2019
Film Ascendant Evelyn 2019
Film A House Divided Amanda 2019
Film Holland, Michigan 2019
Film Unknown Evelyn Johnson-Eaton 2019
Film Я - Хит Леджер Herself 2017-10-12
Film Chuck Linda 2017-05-05
Film Outsider Linda Wepner 2017-05-05
Film The Glass Castle Rose Mary 2017-08-11
Film Ophelia Gertrude / Mechtild 2017-09-15
Film Unknown Rose Mary Walls 2017-08-10
Series Gypsy Jean Holloway 2017-06-30
Series Twin Peaks Janey-E Jones 2017-05-21
Film The Book of Henry Susan Carpenter 2017-06-16
Film The Book of Henry Susan Carpenter 2017-06-23
Film About Ray Maggie 2016-02-11
Film Divergente 3 : Au-delà du mur Evelyn Johnson-Eaton 2016-03-09
Film Allegiant Evelyn 2016-03-18
Film Nos souvenirs Joan Brennan 2016-04-27
Film 3 Generations Maggie 2016-09-29
Film Oppression Mary Portman 2016-11-11
Film The Sea of Trees Joan Brennan 2016-08-26
Film Allegiant: Characters in Conflict Herself - 'Evelyn' 2016-07-12
Film Demolition Karen Moreno 2016-04-06
Film Demolition Karen 2016-04-08
Film Взаперти Mary 2016-11-11
Film Divergente 2 : L'insurrection Evelyn Johnson-Eaton 2015-03-18
Film While We're Young Cornelia 2015-04-17
Film While We're Young Cornelia Schrebnick 2015-04-03
Film Sunlight Jr. Melissa 2015-01-12
Film St Vincent Daka Parimova 2014-10-09
Film St. Vincent Daka 2014-10-24
Film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Lesley 2014-11-14
Film The 86th Annual Academy Awards Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling 2014-03-02
Film Birdman Lesley 2014-08-27
Film The Last Impresario Herself - Interviewee 2014-06-26
Film My Movie Project Samantha (segment "Homeschooled") 2013-01-01
Film The Impossible Maria 2013-01-04
Film The 85th Annual Academy Awards Herself - Performer and Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role 2013-02-24
Film Lo imposible: Making Of Herself 2013-02-26
Film Adore Lil 2013-04-03
Film Sunlight Jr. Melissa 2013-04-20
Film Diana Princess Diana 2013-09-19
Film Diana Diana 2013-10-03
Film Perfect Mothers Lil 2013-04-03
Film J. Edgar: The Most Powerful Man in the World Herself 2012-02-21
Film The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Herself - Presenter 2012-12-26
Film The Impossible Maria Bennett 2012-09-09
Film J. Edgar: A Complicated Man Herself 2012-02-21
Film The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards Herself 2011-02-26
Film Dream house Ann Patterson 2011-09-30
Film J. Edgar Helen Gandy 2011-11-09
Film J. Edgar Helen Gandy 2011-11-11
Film Woody Allen: A Documentary Herself 2011-11-20
Film Dream House Ann Patterson 2011-09-30
Film Fair Game Valerie Plame 2010-05-20
Film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Sally 2010-10-22
Film Mother and Child Elizabeth 2010-07-22
Film Vous Allez Rencontrer Un Bel et Sombre Inconnu Sally 2010-05-23
Film Fair Game Valerie Plame 2010-12-03
Film The International Eleanor Whitman 2009-02-13
Film Mother and Child Elizabeth 2009-11-07
Film L'Enquête Eleanor Whitman 2009-02-03
Film Funny Games Ann 2008-07-03
Film Funny games U.S. Ann 2007-10-20
Film Les Promesses de l'ombre Anna Khitrova 2007-09-14
Film Eastern Promises Anna 2007-09-21
Film Le Voile des illusions Kitty Fane 2006-12-09
Film Kong's New York, 1933 Herself 2006-03-28
Film Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong' Herself 2006-11-14
Film Inland Empire Suzie Rabbit (voice) 2006-09-06
Film Ellie Parker Ellie Parker 2006-07-14
Film Le Cercle : The Ring 2 Rachel Keller 2005-03-17
Film I Heart Huckabees: Production Surveillance Herself 2005-02-22
Film The Ring Two Rachel 2005-03-18
Film Ellie Parker Ellie Parker 2005-01-21
Film King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries Herself 2005-12-13
Film King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries Herself 2005-12-13
Film Stay Lila Culpepper 2005-09-24
Film Кинг Конг Ann Darrow 2005-12-14
Film It's All Gone King Kong Herself 2005-12-18
Film Stay Lila Culpepper 2005-10-21
Film King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie Ann Darrow 2005-11-22
Film King Kong Ann Darrow 2005-12-12
Film 21 Grams Cristina Peck 2004-01-16
Film We Don't Live Here Anymore Edith Evans 2004-01-20
Film Ned Kelly Julia Cook 2004-03-26
Film The Assassination of Richard Nixon Marie Andersen Bicke 2004-10-22
Film I Heart Huckabees Dawn Campbell 2004-10-22
Film J'adore Huckabees Dawn Campbell 2004-09-10
Film We Don't Live Here Anymore Edith Evans 2004-09-03
Film The Making of: Mulholland Drive Herself 2004-04-05
Film L'assassinat de Richard Nixon Marie Bicke 2004-05-17
Film The Ring: Cast and Filmmaker Interviews Herself 2003-03-04
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Film The Ring: The Origin of Terror Herself 2003-03-04
Film Ned Kelly Julia Cook 2003-03-22
Film Undertaking Betty Meredith Mainwaring 2003-06-12
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Film 21 grammes Cristina Peck 2003-09-06
Film The Divorce Roxeanne de Persand 2003-08-29
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Film Le divorce Roxeanne de Persand 2003-08-08
Film Rabbits Suzie 2002-01-01
Series Icons Unknown 2002-05-01
Film The Outsider Rebecca Yoder 2002-11-10
Film Le Cercle : The Ring Rachel Keller 2002-10-18
Film The Ring Rachel 2002-10-18
Film L'Amour six pieds sous terre Meredith Mainwaring 2002-10-04
Film The Outsider : L'Étranger Rebecca Yoder 2002-01-01
Film The Shaft Jennifer Evans 2001-09-06
Film Mulholland Drive Betty Elms 2001-05-16
Film Mulholland Drive Betty / Diane Selwyn 2001-10-19
Film L'ascenseur (Niveau 2) Jennifer Evans 2001-05-11
Film Ellie Parker Ellie Parker 2001-01-19
Film The Wyvern Mystery Alice Fairfield 2000-10-12
Film The Wyvern Mystery Alice Fairfield 2000-10-12
Film The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Holly Maddux 1999-05-09
Film The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Holly Maddux 1999-05-09
Film Strange Planet Alice 1999-10-07
Film Mulholland Dr. Betty / Diane Selwyn 1999-02-12
Film Strange Planet Alice 1999-10-06
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Film Une Promesse Pour Noël Renee 1998-12-06
Film The Christmas Wish Renee 1998-12-06
Film La Courtisane Giulia De Lezze 1998-02-20
Film Dangerous Beauty Giulia De Lezze 1998-02-20
Film Under the Lighthouse Dancing Louise 1997-10-15
Series Sleepwalkers Kate Russell 1997-11-01
Series Sleepwalkers Kate Russell 1997-11-01
Film Under the Lighthouse Dancing Louise 1997-10-16
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film The Bermuda Triangle Amanda 1996-01-01
Film Timepiece Mary Chandler 1996-12-22
Film Les enfants du maïs 4 - La moisson Grace Rhodes 1996-10-08
Film Persons Unknown Molly 1996-12-27
Film Persons Unknown Molly 1996-12-27
Film Children of the Corn: The Gathering Grace Rhodes 1996-10-08
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Film Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle Amanda 1996-04-04
Film Tank Girl Jet Girl 1995-03-31
Film Tank Girl Jet Girl 1995-03-31
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Film Gross Misconduct Jennifer Carter 1993-07-29
Film Panic sur Florida Beach Shopping Cart Starlet 1993-01-29
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film The Custodian Louise 1993-09-01
Series Brides of Christ Frances Heffernan 1993-06-13
Film The Custodian Louise 1993-09-03
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Film Flirting Janet Odgers 1991-03-20
Series Brides of Christ Frances Heffernan 1991-09-04
Series Twin Peaks Janey-E Jones 1990-04-08
Series Hey Dad..! Belinda Lawrence 1987-02-11
Film For Love Alone Leo's Girlfriend 1986-05-22
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Cérémonie des Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14