Naomi Watts has always had the looks of a Hollywood icon, but her career wasn’t always so perfect. It took years (and many auditions) for her to become the Oscar-nominated actress we’ve come to know. While many of us are familiar with some of Watt’s work, many us don’t actually know much about her because she’s so private. Since she has a birthday coming up, we have 9 things you didn’t know about the Oscar-nominated actress:
Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, Kent, England to Myfanwy, an antiques dealer and costume and set designer, and Peter, a road manager and sound engineer who worked with Pink Floyd. She has one younger brother, Ben, who is a photographer. Her parents divorced when she was four years old, but later reconciled. In 1976, her father was found dead in London of an apparent heroin overdose.