NAOMI WATTS has been honored with two Academy Award
nominations, for her work in Juan Antonio Bayona's The Impossible, and Alejandro
Gonzales Inarritu's 21 Grams. Among the many nominations she garnered for those
performances, the most notable include SAG , BAFTA , and Golden Globe
nominations. Most recently, she received a SAG Award nomination for Best
Supporting Actress for her performance in St. Vincent, which she starred
alongside Bill Murray.
Most recently, Watts starred in Noah Baumbach's While We're Young as well as
Insurgent. Last year she was seen in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Academy Award
Watts will soon be seen in Jean-Marc Vallee's Demolition and in Gus Van
Sant's Sea Of Trees. She recently completed filming the psychological thriller
Shut In, and is shooting the next installment of the Divergent franchise,
Allegiant: Part 1 this year.
Born in England, Watts moved to Australia at the age of 14 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.
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; was
honored by the Palm Springs Film Festival in 2003 for 21 Grams; and in 2002, 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
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