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NAOMI WATTS (Ann Patterson) is an accomplished actress, consistently receiving rave reviews and accolades for her many performances. In 2004, she was honored with an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress for her role in Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu's 21 Grams. Her performance in the film, in which she starred alongside Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro, also garnered Best Actress awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the Southeastern Film Critics Association, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association and the San Diego Film Critics Society, as well as Best Actress award nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the BAFTAs, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Satellite Awards. Watts received the Audience Award (Lion of the Public) for Best Actress at the film's premiere at the 2003 Venice Film Festival.

Watts was most recently seen in Doug Liman's Fair Game, starring opposite Sean Penn, and in Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, in which she is part of an all-star cast including Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto and Antonio Banderas. She also starred in Rodrigo García's Mother and Child, with Annette Bening and Samuel L. Jackson, and Tom Tykwer's The International, with Clive Owen. Later this year, she will be seen in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. She has also completed production on Juan Antonio Bayona's The Impossible, in which she stars alongside Ewan McGregor, and Relativity Media's Movie 43, starring alongside Liev Schreiber in one of the company's many comedic shorts.

Watts has had an impressive list of movies since her acclaimed debut in David Lynch's controversial drama Mulholland Dr., 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 Peter Jackson's epic remake of King Kong, her credits include We Don't Live Here Anymore, in which she starred and produced; The Assassination of Richard Nixon, opposite Sean Penn and Don Cheadle; David O. Russell's I Heart Huckabees, 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 Two, directed by Hideo Nakata; Merchant Ivory Production's Le Divorce, alongside Kate Hudson, Glenn Close and Stockard Channing; John Curran's The Painted Veil, opposite Edward Norton, based on W. Somerset Maugham's novel; David Cronenberg's dramatic thriller Eastern Promises, opposite Viggo Mortensen; and Michael Haneke's thriller Funny Games.

Born in England, Watts moved at the age of 14 to Australia, where she began to study 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. 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 International Film Festival in 2006 for her role in King Kong; was honored by the Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2003 for 21 Grams; and was named the Female Star of Tomorrow at ShoWest and received the Hollywood Breakthrough Award at the Hollywood Film Festival, both for Mulholland Dr., in 2002.

Watts currently resides in Los Angeles and New York.


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