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Naomi Watts is arguably one of the biggest actresses in Hollywood. With years and years of experience, she’s become a go-to choice for casting directors everywhere. Watts made headlines recently for a Game of Thrones prequel spinoff series that she was set to star in.

Naomi Watts
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What is Naomi Watts known for?

The 51-year-old British-born Australian actress is a Hollywood veteran. After starring in television series like Sleepwalkers and Dangerous Beauty, she rose to worldwide fame for her role in early 2000s films like Mullohand Drive, The Ring, and 21 Grams. She earned an Oscar nomination for the latter film.

Her films in the mid-2000s included King Kong and The International. In 2012 came her second Oscar nomination for her role in The Impossible. In recent years, she’s starred in several acclaimed independent films, including Birdman, While We’re Young, and this year’s release, Luce. On the television end, she’s recently been in Showtime’s The Loudest Voice and the Twin Peaks revival.

The canceled ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel

The internet started buzzing about Watts this week after it was announced that the Game of Thrones prequel spinoff series that she would have starred in was no longer going forward at HBO.

She would have played a charismatic socialite in the show as the lead. Naomi Ackie, Marquis Rodriguez, Sheila Atim, Miranda Richardson, and Josh Whitehouse also would have starred.

While the pilot did not move forward, the second Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon, has been ordered straight-to-series at the network.

Naomi Watts’ net worth

Watts has amassed an extensive resume and multiple award nominations. She’s considered to be one of the most prolific Australian actors in Hollywood. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Watts’ net worth is $30 million.

Though her Game of Thrones prequel is not moving forward, we know that someone as talented as Watts will soon come with another project that will wow us all.