Naomi Watts Story
Naomi Watts is a British actress who is best known for her roles in King Kong, The Impossible, Birdman, The Ring, 21 Grams, and Mulholland Dr. People Magazine included her in top 50 most beautiful people on this earth, but she has so many fans not only for her beauty, but for her acting skills too. In addition to entertaining people, she is involved in a number of fundraisers too, including the Joint UN Program for HIV/AIDS, and AIDS Red Ribbon Awards.
Naomi’s mother, Myfanwy Edwards, was an actress, and father, Peter Watts, was a road manager. They divorced when Naomi was 4 years old, and her father died when she was 7 due to heroin overdose. She and her mother kept moving from one place to the other for several years in England, and then finally settled in Australia when she was 14 years of age. Naomi then started taking acting lessons and going for auditions.
In 1986, Naomi got a small role in For Love Alone, an Australian romance movie. But her acting career actually began when she made an appearance in Flirting, a boarding school romance, and a couple of TV series. After working in a few Australian movies, she moved to the LA, and got her first movie role in Tank Girl in 1995. Over the next 10 years, she worked in varied TV and movie projects, and her double role in 2001 Mulholland Drive brought her critical acclaim. She was further noticed for her main protagonist role in The Ring in 2002.
Major movies of Naomi’s acting career include 21 Grams, We Don’t Live Here Anymore, The Assassination of Richard Nixon, King Kong, Eastern Promises, The International, and J. Edgar. As an established actress, she has played significantly important roles in the films like The Impossible, Diana, St. Vincent, Birdman, While We’re Young and About Ray. Her acting talent has brought her nominations in hundreds of awards, and she has even won a number of them.
Awards and achievements
Some of Naomi’s recent awards include Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Birdman in 2014, Teen Choice Awards for The Impossible in 2013. In addition to these, she has won a number of reputed awards for her works in Herself, King Kong, Mulholland Dr., 21 Grams, The Ring and many others.
Watts was in a relationship with Stephen Hopkins in the 1990s, and then with the late Heath Ledger from 2002 to 2004. In 2005, she started a relationship with Liev Schreiber, and the couple has 2 sons, Alexander "Sasha" Pete (2007) and Samuel "Sammy" Kai (2008). On September 2016, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber announced that they are separating after 11 years as a couple.
Known for her beauty and acting talent, Naomi Watts has a worldwide fan following, and many of her movies have been dubbed in a number of other languages, thus brining her international acclaim.