Naomi Ellen Watts (born 28 September 1968) is a British-Australian actress. Watts began her career in Australian television, where she appeared in series such as Home and Away, Brides of Christ and Hey Dad..!. Her first film role was in the 1986 drama For Love Alone. Later, she had a major supporting role in the coming of age film Flirting, and was cast in the 1996 horror film Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering.
Watts gained critical acclaim following her work in the 2001 psychological thriller Mulholland Drive. She appeared in the 2002 hit horror film The Ring. In 2004, she received the nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress as well as for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for the 2003 drama 21 Grams. Other film roles include the 2005 remake of King Kong and the 2007 thriller Eastern Promises.