Naomi Watts biographyThis actress has the appearance of an angel, tired of earthly concerns and dullness. Even though in the childhood she considered herself to be the ugly duckling, she is universally praised as one of the most undoubtedly beautiful women in the world. Recipient of numerous movie industry awards and nominations, perhaps the greatest her achievement lies in the overwhelming love and support of her fans across the globe. Her name is Naomi Watts. Net worth: $35 million.
Early life and childhoodNaomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1969, in village Shoreham, Kent, England. When she was barely 4, and her younger brother Ben 2 years old, their parents, Peter Watts and Miv Edwards (nee Roberts), divorced. Peter was one of the managers of the Pink Floyd band, which mesmerized the whole world with their immortal tunes, and died 4 years after the divorce due to hard drugs overdose.
According to actress herself, they were not strangers to starving, with baked beans being their usual meals. Young Naomi had no beautiful pink dresses and fancy clothes; her girl classmates shied away from her, and never considered Watts their equal.Surprisingly enough, Naomi has a ton of great memories from her childhood. In her interviews, she loves to tell stories about spending all of her time with her brother, climbing trees, and playing with toy soldiers amongst neighbor boys.
Finding her callingIn 1982 Miv moved over to Australia. After graduating from school Watts enrolled in the acting courses. Her mother also settled down just fine, getting a job of a stylist on TV, switching to the costume designer, working for a soap opera Return to Eden. During this period of time, Naomi attended acting school and appeared on numerous castings (meeting her best friend Nicole Kidman in the process) and even secured a small role in For Love Alone.
Start of the careerHollywood hills witnessed many stories, where the young actor gets a life-changing role by chance and wakes up famous in the morning. That’s exactly what happened with Naomi, but not immediately.
Naomi Watts had to work really hard on her path to success. She had to take small and bland roles that couldn’t possibly translate all her talent to the screen. At that time she was already 25 years old – pretty solid age for a Dream Factory.
Smiles of fortuneAccording to Zooboola.com, in 1998 thirty-year-old actress was offered to take part in a new project by legendary David Lynch, that allegedly was supposed to be a TV series.
Naomi Watts recalled that she was looking really bad during the casting. She was nervous and sleep-deprived, but that doesn’t stop Lynch from finding a great dramatic talent behind her tired appearance, disappointment, and anger.Neo-noir mystery thriller Mulholland Drive wasn’t destined to become a series, released al a full-fledged movie instead, and secured the highest awards and nominations possible in the movie industry. Watts's portrayal of Betty was a true breakthrough; it helped her to unveil her potential as an actress, demonstrate her abilities to be a star, and brought her first share of popularity. Mysterious, sensual, and phantasmagoric, Mulholland Drive is considered to be the best Lynch movie ever and is cemented in the best 500 movies in the history of the moviemaking list.
Star rolesFrom 2002 onwards the popularity of Naomi Watts only grew; her photos adorned the front pages of numerous magazines, with editors of popular TV shows fighting to book Naomi to appear on their channels.
In 2005 Naomi starred in two groundbreaking movies. She appeared as a painter Lila in haunting and viscous Stay along with such actor as Ewan McGregor and Ryan Gosling. She also portrayed Ann, the love interest of giant ape, in King Kong, a remake of legendary Hollywood blockbuster.
Their duo with Matt Dillon in American drama film Sunlight Jr., released at the end of 2013, and her performance in Adoration, where he partnered with Robin Wright and up-and-coming Australian star Xavier Samuel, once again became a huge triumph for an actress.
In 2017 actress appeared in American biography drama film The Glass Castle by Destin Cretton where she joined the cast of Woody Harrelson and Brie Larson. Naomi Watts also starred in the Netflix TV series Gypsy, portraying a psychotherapist, suffering from various manias and experiencing not exactly the best, but certainly the most interesting period in her life.
Personal lifeTight work schedule and desire to build a long-lasting career in Hollywood always took a priority over any romantic relationship Naomi had, although she had affairs with such stars as Daniel Kirby and Heath Ledger. However, the actress later stated that she wasn’t in a serious relationship with any of her love interests.
In 2018 Naomi Watts was spotted together with another star actor Billy Crudup.