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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 in Shoreham - Kent, England - UK
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In movie Boss Level
Ultimul film:
Film Penguin Bloom 2021-01-01
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of 3 Generations
Poster of Sleepwalkers
Poster of Brides of Christ
Poster of Hey Dad..!
Filme in care a jucat
Film Penguin Bloom Sam Bloom 2021-01-01
Film Boss Level Jemma Wells 2021
Serial The Loudest Voice Gretchen Carlson 2019-06-30
Film Luce Amy Edgar 2019-08-02
Film Ascendant Evelyn Johnson-Eaton 2019
Film The Wolf Hour June Leigh 2019-01-26
Film Ophelia Gertrude / Mechtild 2018-01-22
Film Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Herself (archive footage) 2018-08-21
Film Vice News Anchor 2018-12-25
Film The Glass Castle Rose Mary Walls 2017-08-10
Serial Gypsy Jean Holloway 2017-06-30
Film The Book of Henry Susan Carpenter 2017-06-16
Film Chuck Linda Wepner 2017-05-05
Film I Am Heath Ledger Herself 2017-04-23
Film Do Not Pick Up Hitchhikers Herself 2017-12-05
Film A Bloody Finger in Your Mouth Herself 2017-12-05
Film Shut In Mary Portman 2016-11-11
Film The Sea of Trees Joan Brennan 2016-04-27
Film Allegiant Evelyn Johnson-Eaton 2016-03-09
Film 3 Generations Maggie 2016-10-27
Film Demolition Karen Moreno 2015-09-10
Film Insurgent Evelyn Johnson-Eaton 2015-03-18
Film St. Vincent Daka Parimova 2014-10-09
Film While We're Young Cornelia Schrebnick 2014-09-28
Film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Lesley Truman 2014-08-27
Film Adore Lil 2013-04-03
Film Movie 43 Samantha (segment "Homeschooled") 2013-01-01
Film Sunlight Jr. Melissa 2013-04-20
Film Diana Princess Diana 2013-09-19
Film Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen 2012-02-04
Film The Impossible Maria Bennett 2012-09-09
Film Woody Allen: A Documentary Herself 2011-11-20
Film J. Edgar Helen Gandy 2011-11-09
Film Dream House Ann Patterson 2011-09-30
Film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Sally 2010-05-23
Film Fair Game Valerie Plame 2010-05-20
Film Mother and Child Elizabeth 2009-11-07
Film The International Eleanor Whitman 2009-02-03
Film Funny Games Ann Farber 2007-10-20
Film Eastern Promises Anna Ivanovna Khitrova 2007-09-14
Film Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Skirt 2007-03-13
Film The Painted Veil Kitty Fane 2006-12-09
Film Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong' Herself 2006-11-14
Film The Eighth Blunder of the World Herself 2006-11-14
Film Inland Empire Suzie Rabbit (voice) 2006-09-06
Film Ellie Parker Ellie Parker 2005-01-21
Film Stay Lila Culpepper 2005-09-24
Film King Kong Ann Darrow 2005-12-12
Film King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries Herself 2005-12-13
Film The Ring Two Rachel Keller 2005-03-17
Film The Making of: Mulholland Drive Herself 2004-04-05
Film We Don't Live Here Anymore Edith Evans 2004-01-20
Film I ♥ Huckabees Dawn Campbell 2004-09-10
Film The Assassination of Richard Nixon Marie Bicke 2004-05-17
Film Ned Kelly Julia Cook 2003-03-22
Film 21 Grams Cristina Peck 2003-03-05
Serial Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Film Le Divorce Roxeanne de Persand 2003-08-08
Serial The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Film Undertaking Betty Meredith Mainwaring 2002-12-04
Film The Ring Rachel Keller 2002-10-18
Film Down Jennifer Evans 2002-01-23
Film The Outsider Rebecca Yoder 2002-01-01
Film Rabbits Suzie 2002-01-01
Film Mulholland Drive Betty Elms / Diane Selwyn 2001-09-08
Film Never Date an Actress The Shallow Girlfriend 2001-01-01
Film The Wyvern Mystery Alice Fairfield 2000-10-12
Film Strange Planet Alice 1999-10-06
Film The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Holly Maddux 1999-05-09
Film Mulholland Dr. 1999-01-01
Film Dangerous Beauty Giulia De Lezze 1998-02-20
Film The Christmas Wish Renee 1998-12-06
Serial Sleepwalkers Kate Russell 1997-11-01
Serial The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Under the Lighthouse Dancing Louise 1997-10-15
Film Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering Grace Rhodes 1996-10-08
Film Timepiece Mary Chandler 1996-12-22
Film The Bermuda Triangle Amanda 1996-01-01
Film Persons Unknown Molly 1996-12-27
Serial The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Film Tank Girl Jet Girl 1995-03-31
Film The Custodian Louise 1994-03-17
Film Matinee Shopping Cart Starlet 1993-01-29
Serial Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film Gross Misconduct Jennifer Carter 1993-07-29
Serial The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Film Flirting Janet Odgers 1991-03-20
Serial Brides of Christ Frances Heffernan 1991-09-04
Serial Twin Peaks Janey-E Jones 1990-04-08
Serial Hey Dad..! Belinda Lawrence 1987-02-11
Film For Love Alone Leo's Girlfriend 1986-05-22
Serial The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Serial Today Unknown 1952-01-14