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Bio For: Naomi Watts
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NAOMI WATTS (Lesley) was honored with an Academy Award nomination for 'Best Actress' for her performance in Juan Antonio Bayona's THE IMPOSSIBLE, starring alongside Ewan McGregor. For her role as a courageous wife and mother struggling to survive the aftermath of a tsunami, she also earned a Golden Globe nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a Screen Actors Guild nomination, a Critic's Choice Award nomination from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and she received the 'Desert Palm Achievement Award' at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. She also earned an Academy Award nomination for 'Best Actress' for her role in Alejandro G. Inarritu's 21 GRAMS, in which she starred alongside Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro. Her performance also garnered 'Best Actress' award nominations from the Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and the Golden Satellites, as well as 'Best Actress' honors from multiple critics' associations. At the film's premiere during the 2003 Venice International Film Festival, she received the 'Audience Award for Best Actress.' The film itself won the 'Special Distinction Award' at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Watts is currently shooting INSURGENT, the next installment of the successful DIVERGENT franchise, which is based on the popular, bestselling novels written by Veronica Roth.

She most recently starred in the biopic DIANA in the lead role as the iconic 'Princess Diana' and ADORE with Robin Wright, which had its premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. She will next be seen in ST. VINCENT, with Melissa McCarthy. She also recently completed production on Noah Baumbach's WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, with Ben Stiller and Amanda Seyfried.

She has starred in many other films in recent years, including Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed J. EDGAR, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio; Doug Liman's FAIR GAME, opposite Sean Penn; Woody Allen's YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER, as part of an all-star cast, including Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto and Antonio Banderas; Rodrigo Garcia's MOTHER AND CHILD, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for 'Best Supporting Actress' and Tom Twyker's THE INTERNATIONAL with Clive Owen.

Watts has had an impressive list of movies since her acclaimed turn in David Lynch's controversial drama MULHOLLAND DRIVE, for which she earned 'Best Actress' awards from a number of critics' organizations, including the National Board of Review and National Society of Film Critics. In addition to starring in Peter Jackson's epic remake of KING KONG, her credits include WE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, which she starred in and produced; THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON, opposite Sean Penn and Don Cheadle; David O. Russell's I HEART HUCKABEE'S, with Jude Law and Dustin Hoffman; Marc Forster's STAY, opposite Ewan McGregor and Ryan Gosling; Gore Verbinski's THE RING and its sequel, THE RING 2; Merchant-Ivory's LE DIVORCE, alongside Kate Hudson, Glenn Close and Stockard Channing; John Curran's THE PAINTED VEIL, opposite Edward Norton, which was based on W. Somerset Maugham's novel; David Cronenberg's drama/thriller EASTERN PROMISES, opposite Viggo Mortensen and Michael Haneke's thriller FUNNY GAMES.

Born in England, Watts moved to Australia at the age of fourteen and began studying acting. Her first major film role came in John Duigan's FLIRTING. She produced and starred in the short film ELLIE PARKER, which screened in competition at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, and in 2005, a full length feature of the short debuted at Sundance.

Among her many awards and recognitions, Watts received the 'Montecito Award' from the Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2006 for her role in KING KONG, she was honored by the Palm Springs Film Festival in 2003 for 21 GRAMS, and in 2002, Watts was named the 'Female Star of Tomorrow' at ShoWest and received the 'Breakthrough Acting Award' at the Hollywood Film Festival, both for her work in MULHOLLAND DRIVE. She was also honored for her entire body of work at the 2011 Deauville Film Festival. Watts resides in Los Angeles and New York with her partner and two sons.

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DIANA (PG-13) On Video: 2/11/2014 At Theaters: 11/1/2013
THE IMPOSSIBLE (PG-13) On Video: 4/23/2013 At Theaters: 12/21/2012
J. EDGAR (R) On Video: 2/21/2012 At Theaters: 11/9/2011
DREAM HOUSE (PG-13) On Video: 1/31/2012 At Theaters: 9/30/2011
FAIR GAME (PG-13) On Video: 3/29/2011 At Theaters: 11/5/2010
YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER (R) On Video: 2/15/2011 At Theaters: 9/22/2010
MOTHER AND CHILD (R) On Video: 12/14/2010 At Theaters: 5/7/2010
THE INTERNATIONAL (R) On Video: 6/9/2009 At Theaters: 2/13/2009
FUNNY GAMES (R) On Video: 6/10/2008 At Theaters: 3/14/2008
EASTERN PROMISES (R) On Video: 12/26/2007 At Theaters: 9/14/2007
KING KONG (PG-13) On Video: 3/28/2006 At Theaters: 12/14/2005
STAY (R) On Video: 3/28/2006 At Theaters: 10/21/2005
THE RING TWO (PG-13) On Video: 8/23/2005 At Theaters: 3/18/2005
I HEART HUCKABEES (R) On Video: 2/22/2005 At Theaters: 10/22/2004
THE RING (PG-13) On Video: 3/4/2003 At Theaters: 10/18/2002
MULHOLLAND DRIVE (R) On Video: 4/9/2002 At Theaters: 10/19/2001
BIRDMAN (R) At Theaters: 10/17/2014
ST. VINCENT (PG-13) At Theaters: 10/24/2014
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