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Nicole Mary Kidman
20 June 1967
|Citizenship||Australian and American (dual)|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, producer|
(m. 1990; div. 2001)
Keith Urban (m. 2006)
|Relatives||Antonia Kidman (sister)|
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).
Kidman appeared as Atlanna, Aquaman's mother, in the 2018 DC Comics-Warner Bros. movie Aquaman (2018). She played Lucille Ball in the 2021 biographical drama movie Being the Ricardos. She won a Golden Globe Award in 2022 for her role as Ball.
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. 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.
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.
Personal life[change | change source]
She was married to Tom Cruise until 2001. She is now married to Keith Urban.
Movie[change | change source]
|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|
|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|
|1989||Dead Calm||Rae Ingram|
|Bangkok Hilton||Katrina Stanton||TV miniseries|
|1990||Days of Thunder||Dr. Claire Lewicki|
|Billy Bathgate||Drew Preston||Golden Globe nomination – Best Supporting Actress|
|1992||Far and Away||Shannon Christie|
|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
|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|
|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]
- "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly. No. 1264. 21 June 2013. p. 26.
- Dickerson, James L. Nicole Kidman, Citadel Press, 2003, p.1
- Keneally, Tom (24 May 1992). "Film; Nicole Kidman, From Down Under to 'Far and Away'". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Thomson, David (2006). Nicole Kidman. Knopf. ISBN 978-1-4000-4273-9.
- "Nicole Kidman Biography". Biography.com. Archived from the original on 7 May 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Dickerson, James L. Nicole Kidman, Citadel Press, 2003, p. 2
- "Antonia Kidman". ninemsn.com. Retrieved 10 January 2014.