Naomi Ellen Watts (born 28 September 1968) is a British-born Australian raised actress. Watts began her career in Australian television, where she appeared in commercials and series, including the soap opera Home and Away, Brides of Christ and the family sitcom Hey Dad..!. Watts is known for her roles in the successful films Mulholland Drive (2001), The Ring (2002), 21 Grams (2003), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and King Kong (2005), where she acted along with Jack Black and Adrien Brody. Watts starred Eastern Promises (2007), and appeared with Clive Owen in The International (2009). Watts stars in Fair Game, with her 21 Grams costar Sean Penn and Mother and Child (2010).