NAOMI WATTS (Valerie Plame) is an accomplished actress who consistently receives
rave reviews and accolades for her performances. In 2004, she was honored with
AwardÂ® nomination for Best Actress for her role in 21 Grams. Her performance in
the film, in
which she starred alongside Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro, also garnered Best
honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Southeastern Film Critics
Washington Area Film Critics and San Diego Film Critics. For this role, Watts
Actress nominations from the Screen Actors Guild, BAFTAs, Broadcast Film Critics
and Golden Satellite Awards. At the film's premiere at the 2003 Venice
Festival, she received the Audience Award (Lion of the Public) for Best Actress.
Watts most recently starred in Tom Tykwer's thriller The International, opposite
Owen. She was also seen in David Cronenberg's crime drama Eastern Promises,
Viggo Mortensen, and Michael Haneke's thriller Funny Games. She recently
production on Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, part of an
including Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins. She will next be
seen in Rodrigo
Garcia's Mother and Child, starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Annette
recently completed production on Jim Sheridan's thriller Dream House, with
Watts has accumulated an impressive list of feature film credits since her
debut in David Lynch's controversial Mulholland Drive, a role for which she
earned Best Actress
awards from a number of critics' organizations including the National Board of
Review and the
National Society of Film Critics. In addition to starring as Ann Darrow in Peter
remake of King Kong, Watts' credits include We Don't Live Here Anymore, which
produced; The Assassination of Richard Nixon, opposite Sean Penn and Don Cheadle;
O. Russell's I Heart Huckabees, with Jude Law and Dustin Hoffman; Marc Forster's
opposite Ewan McGregor and Ryan Gosling; Gore Verbinski's The Ring, and its
Ring 2; the Merchant-Ivory film Le Divorce, alongside Kate Hudson, Glenn Close
Channing; and John Curran's The Painted Veil, opposite Edward Norton, which was
the W. Somerset Maugham novel.
Born in England, Watts moved to Australia at the age of 14 and began studying
Her first major film role came in John Duigan's Flirting, alongside Nicole
Watts produced and starred in the short film Ellie Parker, which screened in
at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. In 2005, a full-length feature adaptation of
debuted at Sundance.
Among her many awards and recognitions, in 2002 Watts was named the Female Star
of Tomorrow at ShoWest and received the Breakthrough Acting Award at the
Festival, both for Mulholland Drive; she was honored by the Palm Springs Film
Festival in 2003
for 21 Grams; and she received the Montecito Award at the 2006 Santa Barbara
for her role in King Kong.
Watts currently divides her time between residences in Los Angeles and New York
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