Naomi Watts has certainly made a name for herself as one of the most established actresses Hollywood has to offer. Born in 1968 in England, Watts moved to Australia in her teens and had taken up a multitude of jobs before she was bit by the acting bug.From a somber childhood to a slow start as an actress with her film debut in 1986, Watts has shrugged off past remnants of a struggling career to earn her place among the big names of the film industry. Ever since she had her first big break with a David Lynch directorial , she has not looked back, putting up conviction filled performances which have led to her being nominated for the Academy Award twice. She has made a name for herself with taking on hard hitting, tragic and emotive roles designed to push an actor to their limits, with each of her performances more raw than the last.
As the seasoned star turns another year around the sun, here is a look back at some of her riveting performances which have landed her on the map.