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Naomi Ellen Watts was born in Shoreham, Kent, England on September 28, 1968 to Myfanwy Edwards and Peter Watts. The two divorced when Naomi was just four years old, but eventually reconciled years later. Peter, the road manager to the band Pink Floyd until 1974, later died of an apparent drug overdose when Naomi was just seven years old. In the years that passed, she became close with her mother and brother, Ben, and eventually the three moved to Australia, where Naomi's acting career officially got off the ground.
After begging her mother to let her take acting classes, Naomi began landing small roles in television commercials. It was while auditioning for a role in a bikini commercial that she met and became best friends with fellow actress, Nicole Kidman, who also comes from Australia. By 1991, the two were even starring in the film, "Flirting," together. From here, Naomi continued to land roles in small films such as the cult classic, "Tank Girl," and "Children of the Corn: The Gathering" before being cast in the role that changed her career in 2001. "Mulholland Drive," which was directed by David Lynch, was a huge critical success, and really put Naomi on the map.
From here, the hits would keep on coming for Naomi, as the very next year, she starred in the now classic horror film, "The Ring," which was itself adapted from the Japanese film, "Ringu." Then, of course, in 2005, Naomi starred in her biggest role to date as the female lead in director Peter Jackson's adaptation of "King Kong." The movie became such a success that it even inspired rides at Universal theme parks. Ever since then, Naomi's career has continued to shine, as has her beauty.
Naomi Watts is a British-Australian actress. She is best known for her roles in films such as "Mulholland Drive," "The Ring," and the 2005 Peter Jackson film, "King Kong."