Naomi Watts Biography
In Australia, Naomi Watts attended a few acting schools. During her first acting class at her very first school, she met Nicole Kidman, shared a taxi with her and remained best friends until today. In 1986, Naomi Watts went to Japan to pursue a modeling career, but immediately returned to Sydney after working for 4 months due to the physical requirements needed by professional runway models. Back in Australia, she worked in a local department store and became an assistant fashion editor in a local magazine. It was only when a colleague asked her to participate in a small production that rekindled her passion and love for acting, prompting Watts to quit her job and focus on her acting career.
Naomi Watts began her career in Australian television, appearing in commercials and small TV roles in daytime dramas, such as Brides of Christ and Home and Away. She played a supporting role in the 1991 independent film, Flirting co-starring Nicole Kidman. As Naomi Watts transitioned from Australia to the U.S., she landed a small role in the 1995 movie, Tank Girl. After appearing in small roles, Naomi Watts eventually won quality roles in movies, such as Sleepwalkers, Children of the Corn IV and Dangerous Beauty.
In 2001, Naomi Watts won a role in the critically acclaimed, Mulholland Drive, wherein she won two awards National Board of Review Award as Breakthrough Performance of the Year and National Society of Film Critics Award as Best Actress. The following year, Naomi Watts had her big break when she won the lead role in the Japanese horror remake, The Ring.
In 2003, Naomi starred opposite Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom in the film, Ned Kelley. She also appeared in two other films in 2003 Le Divorce with Kate Hudson, and 21 Grams alongside Benicio del Toro and Sean Penn. It was in 21 Grams that Naomi Watts earned her first Academy Award nomination as Best Actress. Other big-hit films credited to Naomi include We Dont Live Here Anymore, The Assasination of Richard Nixon, The Ring Two, King Kong and Painted Veil.