Naomi Watts was born on 28th September in Shoreham, England. The young Watts suffered the trauma of losing her father when she was only seven years old. Four years later, she relocated to Australia with her mom and began to study acting.
Watts went on to co-star with Oscar winner Brenda Fricker, Josephine Byrnes, Kym Wilson and a young Russell Crowe in the Australian miniseries "Brides of Christ" (1991). Duigan tapped her once again when he cast her in a supporting role in "Wide Sargasso Sea" (1992). Moving to the United States, Watts acted in her first Hollywood movie, the comedy "Matinee" (also 1992) in a bit role as an aspiring movie star.
She enjoyed a cult hit as Jet Girl in the film adaptation of the comic book "Tank Girl" (1995) but box office success and that seminal role which would catapult her to stardom still eluded her - even as she watched her longtime friend Kidman become a virtual international overnight A-lister after hooking herself to a star, Tom Cruise, in 1990.
That year, she delivered a strong performance in "Mother and Child" (2010), playing a woman whose mother (Annette Bening) gave her up for adoption as a baby, leading her to lead a successful, but lonely life that nonetheless remains inexorably entwined with that of her mother's. Watts' heartbreaking performance earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Independent Spirit Awards.