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Naomi Watts
Birth Name: Naomi Watts
Date of Birth: September 28, 1968
Born At: Shoreham, England, UK
Height: 5' 5"
Education: North Sydney Girls' High School, Sydney, Australia
Profession : Actress, model, producer
Best Known As : The star of The Ring

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Naomi Watts, a British-born, Australian-raised feisty blonde, offers a lot for interested viewers to chew onscreen. Her depth and focus as an actor are being recognized as first-rate while many men stand close to the screen to get a better look at her. She's a well-rounded babe from down under, stealing a page from long-time friend Nicole Kidman's book. Although Naomi Watts seems like a Hollywood newie, Naomi Watts already has extensive experience in small films here and abroad. Naomi's recent success is not sudden, it has just taken a long time for her recognition to be known.

Candid and down-to-earth, Naomi Watts has no reservations about taking the route Naomi Watts did to get to the "big leagues." Her B-movie past is now subject to good-natured jokes that she reacts to with laughter. The refreshing thing about Watts is that if she worked at Wal-Mart, Naomi Watts would project the same magnetic personality. She has not yet been worn down by the ever-dogged media and remains pure, fresh and adventurous.

Globally, Naomi Watts has seen success in Australian films and miniseries, but if Hollywood is considered the aceme of acting, then this girl is just getting started. Only for the ultimate horror or comic book aficionado could her early efforts like Children of the Corn IV and Tank Girl be considered hits. But these can be disregarded because it seems that getting bad flicks out of your system is a tradition for starter actors (think Kevin Bacon in Friday the 13th and Johnny Depp in Nightmare on Elm Street).

With 2001's Mulholland Drive and 2002's The Ring, Naomi Watts has nullified any past nightmares and secured a spot among Tinseltown's potential leading ladies. Both the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals have helped cultivate her image as a versatile actress with the capabilities to make any complex role her own. Looking back and concentrated mostly on her characters, like those in 1998's Dangerous Beauty, 1999's Strange Planet and the 2001 short Ellie Parker all represent shining performances for Watts.

Though Mulholland Drive didn't exactly set box office records, 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 Ismail Merchant - James Ivory romantic comedy Le Divorce (2003), and won a leading role opposite formidable actors Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 21 Grams (2003).