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Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman at 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Nicole Mary Kidman

20 June 1967 (1967-06-20) (age 54)
Nationality Australian
Citizenship Australian and American (dual)
Occupation Actress, singer, producer
Years active 1983–present
Tom Cruise
(m. 1990; div. 2001)

Keith Urban (m. 2006)
Children 4
Relatives Antonia Kidman (sister)

Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress.

Kidman began her acting career in Australia with the 1983 film Bush Christmas. In the same year, she starred in BMX Bandits, also filmed in Australia. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with the thriller Dead Calm and the television miniseries Bangkok Hilton. In 1990, she made her Hollywood debut in the racing film Days of Thunder, opposite Tom Cruise. She went on to achieve wide recognition with leading roles in the romantic drama Far and Away (1992), the superhero film Batman Forever (1995), the crime comedy-drama To Die For (1995), for which she won a Golden Globe Award, and the thriller Eyes Wide Shut (1999). She received two consecutive Academy Award for Best Actress nominations for playing a courtesan in the musical Moulin Rouge! (2001) and the writer Virginia Woolf in the drama film The Hours (2002); she won the award for the latter, and received Golden Globes for both films.

Kidman continued to star in commercially successful films, including the horror-thriller The Others (2001) and the epic war drama film Cold Mountain (2003), as she achieved critical acclaim for roles in independent films, including the dramas Dogville (2003), Birth (2004), and Rabbit Hole (2010), for which she received a third Best Actress Oscar nomination, and the thriller The Paperboy (2012). Kidman earned a fourth Oscar nomination for playing a troubled mother in the biopic Lion (2016). She returned to television in 2017 with an acclaimed performance as a victim of domestic abuse in the HBO series Big Little Lies, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. In 2018, she received praise for her performances in the drama films Destroyer and Boy Erased and played Queen Atlanna in the superhero film Aquaman.

Kidman has been a Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 1994 and for UNIFEM since 2006. In 2006, Kidman was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia and was the highest-paid actress in the motion picture industry for that year. As a result of being born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship of Australia and the United States. Kidman founded and owns the production company Blossom Films. Following her divorce from actor Tom Cruise, Kidman has been married to singer Keith Urban since 2006.

Early life

Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii while her Australian parents were temporarily in the United States on educational visas. Kidman can therefore claim citizenship in Australia and the United States. Her father, Antony David Kidman (1938-2014) was a biochemist, clinical psychologist, and author. Her mother, Janelle Ann (née Glenny), is a nursing instructor who edits her husband's books and was a member of the Women's Electoral Lobby. Kidman is of Scottish and Irish ancestry. At the time of Kidman's birth, her father was a graduate student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He soon became a visiting fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health of the United States. Opposed to the war in Vietnam, which was causing social unrest in both Australia and the United States, Kidman's parents participated in anti-war protests while they were living in Washington, D.C. The family returned to Australia when Kidman was four and her parents now live on Sydney's North Shore. Kidman has a younger sister, Antonia Kidman, a journalist and TV presenter.


Kidman's first movie was in 1983. It was called BMX Bandits. Her first famous movie was Dead Calm in 1989. Her first major movie was called Days of Thunder, which also starred Tom Cruise. They fell in love during the filming of that movie and married. Kidman was then in more movies like Flirting, Billy Bathgate, Far and Away, Malice, My Life and To Die For. All of these movies were successes.

She was then in movies like Batman Forever and Practical Magic. In 1999 she starred in a movie with Cruise called Eyes Wide Shut. They played a married couple in the movie. It was the last movie directed by director Stanley Kubrick. They separated and divorced after making Eyes Wide Shut.

Since Kidman and Cruise divorced, she has been in movies including: Moulin Rouge!, The Others, Cold Mountain, The Stepford Wives, Bewitched and "Aquaman" .

Personal life

She was married to Tom Cruise until 2001. She is now married to Keith Urban. She has four children.


Title Year Role Director Notes Ref.
Bush Christmas 1983 Helen Thompson Henri Safran
BMX Bandits 1983 Judy Brian Trenchard-Smith
Wills & Burke 1984 Julia Matthews Bob Weis
Windrider 1986 Jade Vince Monton
The Bit Part 1987 Mary McAllister Brendan Maher
Emerald City 1988 Helen Davey Michael Jenkins
Dead Calm 1989 Rae Ingram Philip Noyce
Days of Thunder 1990 Dr. Claire Lewicki Tony Scott
Flirting 1991 Nicola Radcliffe John Duigan
Billy Bathgate 1991 Drew Preston Robert Benton
Far and Away 1992 Shannon Christie Ron Howard
Malice 1993 Tracy Safian Harold Becker
My Life 1993 Gail Jones Bruce Joel Rubin
Batman Forever 1995 Dr. Chase Meridian Joel Schumacher
To Die For 1995 Suzanne Stone Maretto Gus Van Sant
The Portrait of a Lady 1996 Isabel Archer Jane Campion
The Peacemaker 1997 Dr. Julia Kelly Mimi Leder
Practical Magic 1998 Gillian Owens Griffin Dunne
Eyes Wide Shut 1999 Alice Harford Stanley Kubrick
Moulin Rouge! 2001 Satine Baz Luhrmann
The Others 2001 Grace Stewart Alejandro Amenábar
Birthday Girl 2001 Nadia
Jez Butterworth
The Hours 2002 Virginia Woolf Stephen Daldry
Dogville 2003 Grace Margaret Mulligan Lars von Trier
In the Cut 2003 Jane Campion Producer
The Human Stain 2003 Faunia Farley Robert Benton
Cold Mountain 2003 Ada Monroe Anthony Minghella
The Stepford Wives 2004 Joanna Eberhart Frank Oz
Birth 2004 Anna Jonathan Glazer
No. 5 the Film 2004 Herself Baz Luhrmann Short film
The Interpreter 2005 Silvia Broome Sydney Pollack
Bewitched 2005 Isabel Bigelow
Nora Ephron
Fur 2006 Diane Arbus Steven Shainberg
Happy Feet 2006 Norma Jean George Miller Voice role
The Invasion 2007 Dr. Carol Bennell Oliver Hirschbiegel
Margot at the Wedding 2007 Margot Noah Baumbach
The Golden Compass 2007 Marisa Coulter Chris Weitz
Australia 2008 Lady Sarah Ashley Baz Luhrmann
Nine 2009 Claudia Jenssen Rob Marshall
Rabbit Hole 2010 Becca Corbett John Cameron Mitchell Also producer
Just Go with It 2011 Devlin Adams Dennis Dugan
Trespass 2011 Sarah Miller Joel Schumacher
Monte Carlo 2011 Thomas Bezucha Producer
The Paperboy 2012 Charlotte Bless Lee Daniels
Stoker 2013 Evelyn Stoker Park Chan-wook
The Railway Man 2013 Patti Lomax Jonathan Teplitzky
Grace of Monaco 2014 Grace Kelly Olivier Dahan
Before I Go to Sleep 2014 Christine Lucas Rowan Joffé
Paddington 2014 Millicent Clyde Paul King
Strangerland 2015 Catherine Parker Kim Farrant
Queen of the Desert 2015 Gertrude Bell Werner Herzog
The Family Fang 2015 Annie Fang Jason Bateman
Secret in Their Eyes 2015 Claire Sloane Billy Ray
Genius 2016 Aline Bernstein Michael Grandage
Lion 2016 Sue Brierley Garth Davis
How to Talk to Girls at Parties 2017 Queen Boadicea John Cameron Mitchell
The Killing of a Sacred Deer 2017 Murphy, AnnaAnna Murphy Yorgos Lanthimos
The Beguiled 2017 Farnsworth, MarthaMartha Farnsworth Sofia Coppola
The Upside 2017 Yvonne Neil Burger
Destroyer 2018 Erin Bell Karyn Kusama
Boy Erased 2018 Eamons, NancyNancy Eamons Joel Edgerton
Aquaman 2018 Atlanna, QueenQueen Atlanna James Wan
The Goldfinch Films that have not yet been released 2019 Mrs. Barbour John Crowley Post-production
Fair and Balanced Films that have not yet been released TBA Gretchen Carlson Jay Roach Post-production
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released


Title Year Role Channel Notes Ref(s)
Skin Deep 1983 Sheena Henderson Nine Network Television film
Chase Through the Night 1983 Petra ABC Television miniseries
Matthew and Son 1984 Bridget Elliot Network Ten Television film
A Country Practice 1984 Simone Jenkins Seven Network 2 episodes
Five Mile Creek 1985 Annie Seven Network 12 episodes
Archer 1985 Catherine Network Ten Television film
Winners 1985 Carol Trig Network Ten Episode: "Room to Move"
An Australian in Rome 1987 Jill ABC Television film
Vietnam 1987 Megan Goddard Network Ten Television miniseries
Watch the Shadows Dance 1987 Amy Gabriel Nine Network Television film
Bangkok Hilton 1989 Katrina Stanton Network Ten Television miniseries
Saturday Night Live 1993 Herself (host) NBC Episode: "Nicole Kidman / Stone Temple Pilots"
Hemingway & Gellhorn 2012 Martha Gellhorn HBO Television film
Hello Ladies: The Movie 2014 Herself HBO Television film
Big Little Lies 2017–present Celeste Wright HBO 7 episodes; also executive producer
Top of the Lake 2017 Edwards, JuliaJulia Edwards BBC Two 6 episodes
The Undoing Series that have not yet been released 2019 Grace Sachs HBO TBA
Television series that have not yet been aired Denotes television series that have not yet been aired


Year Title Role Director Notes Ref
1998 The Blue Room Various Characters Sam Mendes Donmar Warehouse
2015 Photograph 51 Rosalind Franklin Michael Grandage Noel Coward Theater


Year Title Song
2001 Moulin Rouge! "Sparkling Diamonds" (with Jim Broadbent, Natalie Mendoza, Lara Mulchay, Caroline O'Connor)
"The Pitch (Medley)" (with Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, Jacek Koman, Jon Leguizamo, Garry McDonald, Richard Roxburgh, Matthew Whittet)
"One Day "I'll Fly Away"
"Elephant Love Medley" (with Ewan McGregor)
"Come What May" (with Ewan McGregor)
"Fool To Believe" (with Jim Broadbent)
"The Show Must Go On" (with Jim Broadbent)
"Hindi Sad Diamonds"
The Others "I Only Have Eyes for You"
Birthday Girl "Somethin' Stupid"
Top of the Pops (TV series)
2005 The Truth About Love
2006 Happy Feet "Kiss"
2009 Nine "Unusual Way"
2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV movie) "Tutti Mi Chiamaro Bionda"
2017 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards "Another Day of Sun"
Big Little Lies (TV series) "Dreams"

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