Naomi Watts

Biography: Born in England and raised in Australia, Watts put in 15 years of hard work to become a Hollywood success. She began studying acting Down Under and befriended Nicole Kidman at a commercial audition when the two were just teens. In their twenties they both appeared in the boarding-school drama Flirting, but Kidman's star rose much more quickly than Watts'. Throughout the 1990s, Watts languished in supporting parts that failed to showcase her versatility and knack for accents. But she stuck it out and finally got her big break in 2001's Mulholland Dr. Originally conceived as a TV series, this offbeat chronicle of an L.A. starlet was released as a movie that featured Watts in two powerhouse parts. Audiences and critics immediately took notice of her talent, and the next year she finally hit the big time with the horror flick The Ring and made the tabloids because of her romance with Heath Ledger, 10 years her junior. Watts continued her hot streak with an Oscar-nominated turn inBorn in England and raised in Australia, Watts put in 15 years of hard work to become a Hollywood success. She began studying acting Down Under and befriended Nicole Kidman at a commercial audition when the two were just teens. In their twenties they both appeared in the boarding-school drama Flirting, but Kidman's star rose much more quickly than Watts'. Throughout the 1990s, Watts languished in supporting parts that failed to showcase her versatility and knack for accents. But she stuck it out and finally got her big break in 2001's Mulholland Dr. Originally conceived as a TV series, this offbeat chronicle of an L.A. starlet was released as a movie that featured Watts in two powerhouse parts. Audiences and critics immediately took notice of her talent, and the next year she finally hit the big time with the horror flick The Ring and made the tabloids because of her romance with Heath Ledger, 10 years her junior. Watts continued her hot streak with an Oscar-nominated turn in 2003's 21 Grams and soon signed on to play an ape's best gal in the 2005 remake of King Kong. After her relationship with Ledger ended in 2004, she found new love with her Painted Veil costar Liev Schreiber. The pair had sons in 2007 and 2008. And, in a film slated for possible 2010 release, Watts teamed up with Sean Penn---with whom she starred in 21 Grams---in Fair Game, about the controversy over Valerie Plame, outed CIA operative. Off the screen, Watts is a goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS and participates in fund-raising and public events for the organization. Expand

Naomi Watts' Scores

Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 87 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Lowest Metascore: 18 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 45
  2. Negative: 8 out of 45
45 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
56 Boss Level Mar 5, 2021 Jemma Wells 7.2
54 Penguin Bloom Jan 27, 2021 Producer / Sam Bloom / Sam Bloom 6.7
42 The Wolf Hour Dec 6, 2019 Executive Producer / June Leigh tbd
72 Luce Aug 2, 2019 Amy Edgar / Amy Edgar 5.5
60 Ophelia Jun 28, 2019 Gertrude/Mechtild 6.1
56 The Glass Castle Aug 11, 2017 Rose Mary / Rose Mary / Rose Mary Walls / Rose Mary Walls / Rose Mary / Rose Mary tbd
31 The Book of Henry Jun 16, 2017 Susan Carpenter / Susan Carpenter 4.6
47 3 Generations May 5, 2017 Executive Producer / Maggie / Maggie 3.6
68 Chuck May 5, 2017 Cast / Linda 6.9
68 I Am Heath Ledger May 3, 2017 Herself / Herself 3.6
25 Shut In Nov 11, 2016 Cast / Mary Portman / Mary Portman 3.7
23 The Sea of Trees Aug 26, 2016 Joan Brennan / Joan Brennan 5.1
49 Demolition Apr 8, 2016 Karen Moreno / Karen / Karen Moreno 7.4
33 The Divergent Series: Allegiant Mar 18, 2016 Evelyn / Evelyn tbd
77 While We're Young Mar 27, 2015 Cornelia / Cornelia 6.5
42 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Mar 20, 2015 Evelyn 5.5
87 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Oct 17, 2014 Cast / Principal Cast / Lesley 8.2
64 St. Vincent Oct 10, 2014 Daka / Daka 7.5
61 Sunlight Jr. Nov 15, 2013 Melissa 7.0
35 Diana Nov 1, 2013 Princess Diana / Princess Diana 3.9
37 Adore Sep 6, 2013 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Lil / Lil tbd
18 Movie 43 Jan 25, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast 3.1
73 The Impossible Dec 21, 2012 Maria / Maria 7.8
59 J. Edgar Nov 9, 2011 Helen Gandy / Helen Gandy 6.0
35 Dream House Sep 30, 2011 Ann Patterson 8.5
69 Fair Game Nov 5, 2010 Valerie Plame / Valerie Plame tbd
51 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Sep 22, 2010 Sally / Sally 6.2
64 Mother and Child May 7, 2010 Elizabeth 7.6
52 The International Feb 6, 2009 Eleanor Whitman 6.3
44 Funny Games (2008) Mar 14, 2008 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Ann Farber / Ann Farber 6.2