Trivia for the Academy Award Nominee actress Naomi Watts: her films, co-stars, relationship with Liev Schreiber, friends and more.
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1. Naomi Watts was born in 1968, in Kent, England.
2. Her full name is Naomi Ellen Watts.
3. She stands at 5' 5" (1.65 m).
4. Her father died when she was really young.
5. When she was 14, she moved to Australia with her family.
6. Her best friend is Australian actress Nicole Kidman.
7. She dated the late Australian actor Heath Ledger.
8. Her other actor friends include Mark Ruffalo, his wife Sunrise Coigney, Carla Gugino & Kate Hudson, Simon Baker and his wife Rebecca Rigg.
9. She has been with actor Liev Schreiber since 2006. They met while filming the romantic drama The Painted Veil. In The Painted Veil, Naomi Watts plays Kitty, a lively and socially extroverted woman who cheats on her square husband Walter (Edward Norton) with the charming Charlie (Liev Schreiber), only to find true love with Walter.
10. Edward Norton and Naomi Watts are among the producers of The Painted Veil.
11. She has two sons with Liev Schreiber.
12. In 2004, she was nominated for Oscar in the category Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the drama 21 Grams, co-starring Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro. The movie also brought Benicio Del Toro an Oscar nomination, in the category of Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
13. She worked with director John Curran twice: on the 2004 drama We Don't Live Here Anymore, and the 2006 period drama/romance The Painted Veil.
14. Other directors she worked with include David Lynch (Mulholland Dr), Woody Allen (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger), James Ivory (Le Divorce), Peter Jackson (King Kong) and David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises).
15. She starred in quite a few remake movies, including King Kong, The Ring, The Ring 2 and Funny Games U.S.
16. In 2010, Sean Penn and Naomi Watts starred in the based-on-true-events drama Fair Game together. In 2004, they also starred in the biographical drama The Assassination of Richard Nixon.
17. Her co-stars include Sean Penn, Noah Emmerich (Fair Game), Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro (21 Grams), Liev Schreiber, Edward Norton (The Painted Veil), Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Peter Krause (We Don't Live Here Anymore), Viggo Mortensen, (Eastern Promises), Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger), Sean Penn, Don Cheadle (The Assassination of Richard Nixon), Ewan McGregor (Stay), Clive Owen (The International), Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Dustin Hoffman, Mark Wahlberg (I Heart Huckabees), Kate Hudson (Le Divorce), Jack Black, Adrien Brody (King Kong), Michael Pitt and Tim Roth (Funny Games U.S.).