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  • Naomi Watts

    Born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, Kent, England

awards & nominations

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Naomi Watts as "Lesley"

Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is mounting an ambitious Broadway production that he hopes will breathe new life into his stagnant career. It's risky, but he hopes that his creative gamble will prove that he's a real artist and not just a washed-up movie star. As opening night approaches, a castmate is injured, forcing Riggan to hire an actor (Edward Norton) who is guaranteed to shake things up. Meanwhile, Riggan must deal with his girlfriend, daughter and ex-wife.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

St. Vincent (2014)

Naomi Watts as "Daka"

Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a struggling single woman, moves to Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Having to work very long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of Vincent (Bill Murray), a bawdy misanthrope next door. Vincent takes Oliver along on his trips to the race track, strip club and dive bar, and an unlikely friendship is born. The man is a mentor to the boy in his hedonistic way, and Oliver sees the good in Vincent that no one else can.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

The Impossible (2012)

Naomi Watts as "Maria"

In December 2004, close-knit family Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.

Academy Award (2012) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (2012) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Los Premios Goya (2012) Nominated Best Leading Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

21 Grams (2003)

Naomi Watts as "Cristina Peck"

In a film that plays with the idea of straightforward storytelling, a group of troubled people find that they are linked in unpredictable ways. Paul Rivers (Sean Penn) is an academic dealing with a terminal heart condition, but his life is changed by a car crash that seems unrelated to his ailment. The traffic accident, involving ex-con Jack Jordan (Benicio Del Toro) and the husband of Cristina Peck (Naomi Watts), is one that ruins lives but ultimately also resurrects them.

Academy Award (2003) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

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