Naomi Ellen Watts is a British actress. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone and then appeared in the television series Hey Dad..!, Brides of Christ and Home and Away and alongside Nicole Kidman and Thandie Newton in the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Flirting. After moving to America, Watts appeared in films, including Tank Girl, Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering and Dangerous Beauty and had the lead role in the television series Sleepwalkers.\nAfter years as a struggling actress, Watts came to attention in David Lynch's psychological thriller Mulholland Drive. The following year she enjoyed box-office success with The Ring, the remake of a successful Japanese horror film. She then received nominations at the Academy Awards and the Screen Actors' Guild Awards in the Best Actress categories for her portrayal of Cristina Peck in Alejandro González Iñárritu's neo-noir 21 Grams. Her subsequent films include David O. Russell's comedy I Heart Huckabees, the 2005 remake of King Kong, the crime-thriller Eastern Promises and the Tom Tykwer-directed thriller The International.