Born in Shoreham, England and raised in Australia, 33-year-old Naomi Watts has been working actively in the film industry for 15 years. After she moved to Hollywood, she worked regularly, acting in small roles in film projects she was less than enthusiastic about. Finally, her big break came when she was contacted to audition for a coveted spot in David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. (2001). Her star-turning performance in the dual role of Betty Elms/Diane Selwyn has garnered an array of critic's awards and the attention of some major players in Hollywood and beyond. Watts is now enjoying greater choice of film roles and is slated to play the lead in Gore Verbinski's upcoming remake of the Japanese horror classic Ring (2002). She is also in negotiations to star opposite Kate Hudson in a Merchant/Ivory adaptation of the Diane Johnston novel Divorce, Le (2003).