Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts

  • Full name: Naomi Ellen Watts
  • Born: September 28, 1968 (age 54)
  • Birthplace: Shoreham, Kent, England
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1986–present
  • Spouse(s): Liev Schreiber (2005–2016)
  • Children: Alexander "Sasha" Pete Schreiber, Samuel Kai Schreiber
  • Nationality: British, Australian

Early Life and Career

Naomi Watts was born on September 28, 1968, in Shoreham, Kent, England, to Myfanwy "Mifanwy" Edwards (née Roberts), a Welsh costume designer and antique dealer, and Peter Watts, an English road manager for Pink Floyd. Her paternal grandfather, Ernest Watts, was a booking agent for Jim Davidson. Watts has two older brothers, Ben and Andrew.

Watts's parents divorced when she was four years old, and her mother moved the family to Australia, where Watts grew up. She attended Shoreham Grammar School and Mosman High School. After graduating from high school, Watts worked as a model and appeared in several television commercials. In 1986, she made her acting debut in the Australian film "For Love Alone".


Watts's early acting roles included appearances in the Australian television series "Home and Away" (1991) and "Brides of Christ" (1991). She also had roles in the films "Flirting" (1991), "Gross Misconduct" (1993), and "Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering" (1996).

Watts's breakthrough role came in the 2001 psychological thriller "Mulholland Drive", directed by David Lynch. Her performance in the film earned her critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination. Watts went on to star in a number of successful films, including "21 Grams" (2003), "The Ring" (2002), "King Kong" (2005), "The Impossible" (2012), and "St. Vincent" (2014).

In addition to her film work, Watts has also appeared in several television series, including "Twin Peaks: The Return" (2017) and "The Loudest Voice" (2019).

Personal Life

Watts was in a relationship with actor Liev Schreiber from 2005 to 2016. They have two children together, Alexander "Sasha" Pete Schreiber and Samuel Kai Schreiber.

Watts is a supporter of several charities, including the Australian Red Cross, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Starlight Children's Foundation.

Awards and Nominations

  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama (2004) - Nominated
  • Academy Award for Best Actress (2004) - Nominated
  • British Academy Film Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (2004) - Nominated
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (2004) - Nominated
  • Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress (2004) - Nominated
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts