Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman
AC

Nicole Kidman at 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Born Nicole Mary Kidman
20 June 1967 (1967-06-20) (age 47)[1]
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Residence Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Citizenship Australian and American (dual)
Occupation Actress, singer, producer
Years active 1983–present
Spouse Tom Cruise (m. 1990–2001) «start: (1990)–end+1: (2002)»"Marriage: Tom Cruise to Nicole Kidman" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicole_Kidman)
Keith Urban (m. 2006–present) «start: (2006)»"Marriage: Keith Urban to Nicole Kidman" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicole_Kidman)
Children 4
Relatives Antonia Kidman (sister)
Website
www.nicolekidmanofficial.com

Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian-American actress, singer and film producer. She began acting in movies in 1983. She starred in various Australian movies and television shows. Her first major role was in Dead Calm in 1989.

Her performance in the musical Moulin Rouge! (2001) earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She later won the award in this category for playing Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002).

Early life[change | change source]

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.[2] Her father, Antony David Kidman (1938-2014) was a biochemist, clinical psychologist, and author.[3][4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

Career[change | change source]

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 and Bewitched.

Personal life[change | change source]

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

Movie[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 BMX Bandits Judy
Bush Christmas Helen
Five Mile Creek Annie TV series
Skin Deep Sheena Henderson TV movie
Chase Through the Night Petra TV movie
1984 Matthew and Son Bridget Elliot TV movie
Wills & Burke Julia Matthews
1985 Archer's Adventure Catherine TV movie
Winners Carol Trig TV series – episode 1
1986 Windrider Jade
1987 Watch the Shadows Dance Amy Gabriel
The Bit Part Mary McAllister
Room to Move Carol Trig TV miniseries
An Australian in Rome Jill TV movie
Vietnam Megan Goddard TV miniseries
1988 Emerald City Helen
1989 Dead Calm Rae Ingram
Bangkok Hilton Katrina Stanton TV miniseries
1990 Days of Thunder Dr. Claire Lewicki
1991 Flirting Nicola
Billy Bathgate Drew Preston Golden Globe nomination – Best Supporting Actress
1992 Far and Away Shannon Christie
1993 Malice Tracy Kennsinger
My Life Gail Jones
1995 To Die For Suzanne Stone Maretto BAFTA Award nomination – Best Actress, Golden Globe win – Best Musical/Comedy Actress
Batman Forever Dr. Chase Meridian
1996 The Leading Man Academy Awards presenter
The Portrait of a Lady Isabel Archer
1997 The Peacemaker Dr. Julia Kelly
1998 Practical Magic Gillian Owens
1999 Eyes Wide Shut Alice Harford
2001 Moulin Rouge! Satine Academy Award nomination – Best Actress, Golden Globe win – Best Musical/Comedy Actress
The Others Grace Stewart Nominated for BAFTA Award – Best Actress
Nominated for Golden Globe – Best Drama Actress
Birthday Girl Sophia/Nadia
2002 The Hours Virginia Woolf Academy Award win – Best Actress, BAFTA Award win – Best Actress, Golden Globe win – Best Drama Actress
2003 Dogville Grace Margaret Mulligan
The Human Stain Faunia Farley
Cold Mountain Ada Monroe Golden Globe nomination – Best Drama Actress
2004 The Stepford Wives Joanna Eberhart
Birth Anna Golden Globe nomination – Best Drama Actress
2005 The Interpreter Silvia Broome
Bewitched Isabel Bigelow/Samantha Worst Screen Couple Razzie
2006 Fur Diane Arbus
Happy Feet Norma Jean voice
2007 The Invasion Carol Bennell
Margot at the Wedding Margot
The Golden Compass Marisa Coulter
2008 Australia Lady Sarah Ashley Post-production
2009 Need Postponed because of her pregnancy
The Lady from Shanghai

References[change | change source]

  1. "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1264): pp. 26. 21 June 2013.
  2. Dickerson, James L. Nicole Kidman, Citadel Press, 2003, p.1
  3. Keneally, Tom (24 May 1992). "Film; Nicole Kidman, From Down Under to 'Far and Away'". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE5D9163BF937A15756C0A964958260. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. Thomson, David (2006). Nicole Kidman. Knopf. ISBN 978-1-4000-4273-9 .
  5. "Nicole Kidman Biography". Biography.com. http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies/nicole-kidman.html. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  6. Dickerson, James L. Nicole Kidman, Citadel Press, 2003, p. 2
  7. "Antonia Kidman". ninemsn.com. http://health.ninemsn.com.au/family/goodhealthandmedicine/716507/antonia-kidman. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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