Naomi Watts Net Worth, Money and More
NET WORTH: $16 Million
PROFESSION: Actress and Film Producer
Naomi Watts is one beautiful lady! She is a British- Australian actress and film producer who began her career with the screen debut in the movie For Love Alone, in the year 1986. She has also appeared in television series like Hey Dad..!, Brides of Christ and Home and Away and Flirting. Soon after her shift to The United States, Watts did movies like Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering, Dangerous Beauty and Tank Girl. Naomi Watts had to really struggle to get to the place where she is right now. Her work in Mulholland Drive brought to her a lot of critical acclaim and success. She also had the lead role in a television series called Sleepwalkers. The Ring, a horror movie, starred Watts and was a success. Following were movies including I Heart Huckabees, King Kong, Eastern Promises, The International and J. Edgar. Naomi Watts is known for taking roles that have a little edge to them.
Naomi Ellen Watts was born in England, in the year 1968. Her mother is Myfanwy Edwards, an antiques dealer and costume and set designer and her father is Peter Watts who is a road manager and sound engineer who has worked with the legendary Pink Floyd. Watt’s parents got divorced when she was only a small little kid of four years. She, along with her elder brother, lived with her mother and had to move around a lot. Somehow, the parents reconciled but after two years, Peter Watts was found dead in a flat. Cause of death was stated heroin overdose.
Watts names her mother as the major inspiration. She attended Thomas Mills High School in Suffolk. After shifting to Australia, she became friends with Nicole Kidman while taking an acting class. Watts did a lot og odd jobs when she was young. Jobs like papergirl, managing delicacies store and being a negative cutter. Watts decided to become a model when she was eighteen years old. After a lot of ups and downs, Watts got her first role in a drama film titled For Love Alone.
Watts has been a part of a lot of television series like Hey Dad..!, For Love Alone, Dead Calm, Flirting, Brides of Christ, Home and Away. She moved to America in 1993, and was introduced a lot of agents by Nicole Kidman. In the beginning of her career, she did films like Matinee, The Custodian and Wide Sargasso Sea. Watts says that establishing herself was actually very difficult. Her role in Tank Girl literally saved her from going into a financial crisis. Following this, in 1996, she did movies like Persons Unknown, Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering. She starred in Under The Lighthouse Dancing in 1997. She appeared in a TV film titled The Christmas Wish. Some other movies of this phase include Dangerous Beauty, Babe: Pig in the City, Strange Planet, The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer and in 2000, her career took a turn for the better with the movie Mulholland Drive.
David Lynch has always seen an amazing potential in Naomi Watts. Her performance in Mulholland Drive was greatly appreciated by a lot of critics. In 2001, Watts starred in the movies Never Date An Actress, Ellie Parker, Down. She went on to do films like The Ring, Rabbits, Plots with a View and The Outsider. After this, Watts did movies like Ned Kelly, Le Divorce, 21 Grams and We Don’t Live Here Anymore. Her work in 21 Grams was the recipient of a lot of critical acclaim. Over the years, Naomi Watts has done movies like The Ring Two, Stay, King Kong, The Painted Veil, Inland Empire, Eastern Promises, The Birds, Funny Games and The International. Some more famous and known movies include You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Fair Game, Dream House, J. Edgar, The Impossible, Two Mothers, Sunlight Jr., Diana and Chalky.
- Brentwood Home worth $4.2 million
- Nissan Murano
- Audi Q7
Naomi Watts has dated a good share of men. She dated Stephan Hopkins in the 1990s, Heath Ledge in 2002, and Liev Schreiber in 2005. She has been with Schreiber since then. The couple hasn’t tied the knot yet, but they are engaged. The couple has been blessed with two lovely children: Alexander “Sasha” Pete (2007) and Samuel “Sammy” Kai (2008). She really loves her family life. Watts thought about converting to Buddhism after learning a lot about the faith during the shoot of her movie The Painted Veil. She, however, did not convert but she really believes in some principles of the faith. Naomi Watts is gorgeous and has even been featured in People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.
Naomi Watts has a giant heart. She became the ambassador for Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. She takes health issues very seriously. She uses her celebrity power for noble causes. Most of her charity work revolves around the awareness of HIV/AIDS and fundraising for the same cause. Along with this, in 2011, Watts tried to help the society by attending a Polo match in New York City with colleagues like Hugh Jackman and Isla Fisher. The event aimed at raising money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.