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Two-time Academy Award nominee NAOMI WATTS (Rose Mary Walls) has garnered several impressive accolades throughout her career. Her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress was for her performance in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 21 Grams where she starred alongside Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro. Her performance also garnered Best Actress Awards nominations from the SAG Awards, BAFTAs, Broadcast Film Critics and Golden Satellites as well as Best Actress honors from multiple critics' associations. At the film's premiere at the 2003 Venice International Film Festival, she received the Audience Award (Lion of the Public) for Best Actress. The film itself won the Special Distinction Award at the Independent Spirit Awards. She also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role 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 Best Actress nominations from the HFPA for a Golden Globe Award, from the SAG Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics, and she received the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Watts also earned a SAG Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in St. Vincent, which she starred alongside Bill Murray. She also starred in Inarritu's Birdman with Emma Stone and Michael Keaton. Among its many accolades, the film won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture as well as several other categories and also racked up an impressive number of nominations.

Watts will be seen in several projects this year including David Lynch's highly anticipated Twin Peaks reboot, Colin Trevorrow's The Book of Henry, Netflix's Gypsy, and The Glass Castle with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson. She is also shooting Ophelia with Daisy Ridley.

She recently starred in 3 Generations with Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning, the boxing drama Chuck with Liev Schreiber and Elisabeth Moss, which premiered at the 2016 Venice Film Festival and screened at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, the psychological thriller Shut In, Demolition with Jake Gyllenhaal, which premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, and Gus Van Sant's Sea Of Trees with Matthew McConaughey, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Her other recent films include The Weinstein Company's About Ray with Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning, which also premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Noah Baumbach's While We're Young with Ben Stiller and Amanda Seyfried, and two of the installments in the Divergent franchise based on the popular best-selling novels written by Veronica Roth.

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 Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed J. Edgar, starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio; Doug Liman's Fair Game, starring 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, and Antonio Banderas; Rodrigo Garcia's Mother and Child, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress; Tom Twyker's The International with Clive Owen; 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) Huckabees, with Jude Law and Dustin Hoffman; Gore Verbinski's The Ring and its sequel, The Ring 2; Merchant-Ivory's Le Divorce, with 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 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. 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; 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 Film Festival. She is also one of the faces of L'Oreal. Watts resides in Los Angeles and New York.


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