- Full NameNaomi Ellen Watts
- First NameNaomi
- Middle NameEllen
- Last NameWatts
- Birth nameNaomi Ellen Edwards
- Birth CityKent
- Birth CountryEngland, The UK
- Father NamePeter Watts
- Father ProfessionSound Engineer
- Mother NameMyfawny Edwards
- Mother ProfessionAntique Dealer
- Fact TitleNaomi Watts
- Relation WithLiev Schreiber (2005-2017)
- Filmography["Mulholland Drive","The Impossible","21 grams"]
Naomi Watts is a two-time Oscar-nominated British actress and film producer, known for her roles in movies such as Mulholland Drive, The Impossible, and 21 Grams.
She started her career as an actress in the late 1980s, finally gaining recognition in the early 2000s- got her first Academy Award nomination for crime drama film 21 Grams (2003).
How Rich is Naomi Watts?
Naomi Watts through her career as an actress and film producer has not only built herself an elaborate resume but also has collected a sweet amount of fortune over the years. The 51-year-old actress is evaluated at a net worth of $30 million as of February 2020.
From Soap Operas To Movies
Naomi Watts struggled early on in her career appearing on TV commercials in Australia. She had a role in the movie For Love Alone which unfortunately failed to draw anybody’s attention. However, she had some success after she auditioned for roles in Australian soaps Brides of Christ and Home and Away. She was cast in both as a recurring character.
After these two roles, Watts decided to move to the United States in pursuit of her dream as a Hollywood actress. After relocating to California, she had a small role in the 1993 movie Matinee starring John Goodman.
She returned to Australia to star in several movies with her first leading role in a movie coming in Gross Misconduct as a student who accuses her teacher of sexual assault.
Later in 1995, she starred in an American sci-fi movie Tank Girl which bombed in the box office and had generally negative reviews.
Watts gained worldwide attention when she starred in the 2001 David Lynch movie Mulholland Drive for which her acting has been praised by critics all over.
Mulholland Drive was initially conceived as a pilot for a series but after the pilot was turned down in 1999, Lynch shot an ending and integrated it with the scenes shot for the pilot and released it as a movie. Her rise to fame is considered as an aftermath of the success of Mulholland Drive.
Afterward, Watts starred in several movies such as The Shaft, Ringu, Rabbits and The Outsider establishing herself as a top contender for the leading roles in movies.
Earned 2 Oscar-Nominations: Appearance In Block-Buster Movies
In 2003, the British actress starred in the crime drama 21 Grams alongside Sean Penn and Danny Huston. Her performance was critically acclaimed and was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress.
She also appeared in the 2005 commercial blockbuster King Kong as the lead actress alongside Jack Black and Adrien Brody. King Kong grossed more than half a billion dollars in the box office and making it her most commercially successful movie to date. Watts collected a salary of $5 million from the King Kong movie.
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Post King Kong, she starred in a series of drama and psychological thrillers such as the Inland Empire, The Painted Veil, Dream House, and Funny Games. Her performance in another drama The Impossible earned her another Academy Awards for Best Actress in 2013. The same year, she was cast as Princess of Wales, Diana in the biopic Diana.
In the 2010s decade, Watts starred alongside major Hollywood actors such as Michael Keaton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey, and Susan Sarandon in movies such as The Sea of Trees, Birdman, Demolition, and 3 generations. More recently, Watts appeared in the psychological thriller The Wolf Hour in 2019.
Real Estates & Cars: Residence In South of Highway In Hamptons
In 2007, Watts along with her then-boyfriend Liev Schreiber purchased a house in Hamptons to the South of Highway, one of the most elite real estate regions in the States.
The property of 0.66 acres with a house built on 6,061 sq. feet with six bedrooms and 7, a half bathrooms, and a swimming pool. The actress bought the house with Schreiber for $4.3 million. Recently in 2019, Watts put the property for sale for $5.85 million.
In 2010, Watts and Schreiber put their house in Brentwood, California for $6 million. The house contains 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms spanning on an area of 4,410 sq. ft.
Watts lived with Schreiber in their triplex apartment with their kids in Manhattan. Watts moved out of the apartment with the kids after the couple split in 2016.
Drives Audi Q7: What Other Rides She Owns?
The 51-year-old actress owns an Audi Q7, a five-door luxury crossover SUV with an eight-speed automatic transmission and packs a 3.6-liter supercharged VR6 engine. The luxury vehicle that burns diesel has LED lights in both rear and the front. The market price of the car is $50,000.
Previously, Watts was seen with his then-boyfriend Liev Schreiber and their kids in a Mercedes-Benz. The luxury large class vehicle starts from the price of $70,000 climbing up and bordering $100,000 based on what’s under the hood.
Short-Bio: Family Background & Relationship
Naomi Ellen Watts was born to Myfanwy Edwards and Peter Watts in Shoreham, Kent England on September 28, 1968. Her mother was an antique dealer and her father Peter was the road manager and the sound engineer for Pink Floyd.
Her father died due to a heroin overdose when Naomi was only eight years old. After that, her mother migrated to Australia taking Naomi with her. Watts attended North Sydney Girls High School but failed to graduate and started working part-time jobs in Sydney’s North Shore.
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Watts was in a relationship with the late Australian actor Heath Ledger from August 2002 to 2004. Later in 2005, she met Liev Schreiber on the set of The Painted Veil and was in a relationship with the American actor for 11 years that resulted in two sons, Alexander Pete and Samuel Kai.
Later, she started dating Billy Crudup.
Watts converted to Buddhism after gaining interest in the religion in 2006.