Nicole Kidman

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

20th July, 1967

Occupation

Actor

Sex

1st January, 1970

Height

1.8

Nicole Kidman (born 20.6.1967) Nicole Kidman is an Academy Award winning actress. In 2006, she was the highest-paid actress in the movie industry.

Childhood: Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Janelle Ann Glenny Kidman and Dr. Antony David Kidman. Her mother is a nursing instructor. Antony is a biochemist and clinical psychologist in New South Wales. The family returned to live permanently in Australia when Nicole was four.

When Nicole Kidman left school, she studied at the Philip Street Theatre (with her friend, actress Naomi Watts) and the Australian Theatre for Young People.

Acting Career: In 1983, Nicole Kidman appeared in a Pat Wilson music video for the song 'Bop Girl'. By the end of 1983, Kidman had secured TV work, in the series Five Mile Creek as well as film work, in BMX Bandits and Bush Christmas. She went on to appear in a number of Australian films and television series, whilst still in her teens. Most notably, she featured in A Country Practise, Emerald City and Bangkok Hilton.

Nicole Kidman gained her first batch of good critical reviews in 1989 for her appearance in Dead Calm, alongside Billy Zane and Sam Neill. The next year, she starred in Days Of Thunder, which also starred Tom Cruise. Kidman and Cruise co-starred again in 1992, in Far And Away. Three years later, she was a member of the Batman Forever cast.

In 1995, Kidman's critical acclaim rose to a new level. To Die For was a satirical comedy that won her a Golden Globe Award as well as another five 'best actress' awards. In 1999, both Kidman and Cruise appeared in Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut. Kidman's 2001 performance in Moulin Rouge earned her an Academy Award nomination. She played the character Satine, opposite Ewan McGregor. The role also won her her second Golden Globe Award. Having broken her ribs filming Moulin Rouge! Kidman was forced to turn down the lead role in Panic Room, which was eventually taken by Jodie Foster. She did, however, appear in The Others, a horror film that was well received. Further acclaim for Kidman came with her role as Virginia Woolf in The Hours. The film earned her another Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe and a BAFTA, along with a number of smaller awards.

In 2002, Kidman transferred her talents to the stage, in London and New York, appearing in The Blue Room. The play was a huge success and became notable for Kidman exposing her flesh to the audience. That same year, Kidman appeared in three starkly contrasting films: Dogville, by Lars Von Trier, the Human Stain, alongside Anthony Hopkins and Cold Mountain, which earned her yet another Golden Globe nomination.

However, Nicole Kidman suffered a small fall from grace in 2004 when her appearance in The Stepford Wives (along with Bette Midler, Faith Hill and Glenn Close) was slammed by movie critics. Her next film, Birth, won a Golden Lion nomination at the Venice Film Festival as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Kidman.

In 1995, Kidman starred in The Interpreter, which was a commercial success, grossing almost $165 million at the box office. Her second film of the year was Bewitched, based on the 1960's TV sitcom of the same name.

Following these releases, Kidman starred in the Diane Arbus bio-pic, Fur, provided a voice for the animated Happy Feet and featured in the sci-fi movie The Invasion.

Nicole Kidman was chosen to star in the first film of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, the Golden Compass. The lack of box office success, however suggests that a sequel may not be likely.

Personal Life: Kidman married her several-time co-star Tom Cruise on Christmas Eve, 1990. They adopted two children, Isabella Jane (b.1992) and Connor Anthony (b.1995). Not long after their 10th wedding anniversary the pair split and Kidman suffered a miscarriage. The marriage was dissolved in 2001, with 'irreconcilable differences' cited as the reason.

Other brief romantic affairs include Robbie Williams and Lenny Kravitz.

In January 2005, Kidman met the country singer Keith Urban. They married in June 2006. In January 2008, it was confirmed that Nicole was three months pregnant with the couple's first child together.

Nicole Kidman Speaks Out About Older Women In The Acting Industry

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23 November 2018

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The 51-year-old star said Meryl Streep and Dame Judi Dench had made it easier for older women to get work

Nicole Kidman is a hugely successful award-winning Hollywood actress who is currently enjoying success with the female-driven series, Big Little Lies. However, it seems the 51-year-old star believes she has others to thank for her long acting reign.

Nicole Kidman, 51, has thanked older women for helping her get older roles

The Moulin Rogue star has praised stars including Meryl Streep and Dame Judi Dench, 63. for paving the way for older actresses on screen.

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Nicole Kidman Makes Rare Statement On Her Two Adopted Children With Tom Cruise

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 08 November 2018

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Kidman spoke about her two adopted adult children, Isabella and Connor, and their Scientologist beliefs.

Nicole Kidman has made a rare public statement concerning her adopted children with her ex-husband Tom Cruise.

The couple, who were married between 1990 and 2001, adopted a daughter named Isabella (born in 1992) and a son named Connor (born in 1995). Not much is heard about them in the press, but what information there is usually reports that there’s a strain in their relationship with their mother because of their commitment to the Church of Scientology, their father’s belief system.

However, 51 year old Kidman spoke about this in a new interview with Australian magazine WHO on Thursday (November 8th).

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Tom Cruise Has Reportedly Not Seen His Daughter In Years

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 04 October 2018

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The actor shares 12-year-old Suri with ex-wife, Katie Holmes

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has reportedly not seen the daughter he shares with ex-wife, actress Katie Holmes for years. Twelve-year-old Suri, whose parents split in 2012, has reportedly not been pictured with her father since 2013.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise share 2-year-old daughter, Suri

According to UsWeekly, the Mission Impossible star is allowed to visit Suri for ten days every month following an agreement which gave Katie Holmes primary custody.

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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman at the 53rd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards 2018, held at MGM Grand Garden Arena at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This year's big winners were Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert and Brothers Osborne - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 15th April 2018

Meryl Streep Has Signed Up To Big Little Lies Series Two

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25 January 2018

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The actress will join the hugely successful HBO show

Hugely successful, award-winning HBO mini-series, Big Little Lies, has been renewed for a second season and fans are going wild after Hollywood favourite, Meryl Streep, was cast as one of the former main character’s mother.

Meryl Streep has signed up to hugely successful show, Big Little Lies

The 68-year Oscar-winning actress has been cast to play Mary Louise Wright, the mother of abusive husband Perry Wright, played by Alexander Skarsgard. However, not much more is known about how big her role will be.

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Nicole Kidman looks worlds apart from her usual uber glamorous self on the set of her upcoming crime thriller flick 'Destroyer', which she was shooting on skidrow. The film, directed by Karyn Kusama, sees a police detective determined to make peace with former contacts from a distant undercover case - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 13th January 2018

Nicole Kidman at the HBO Golden Globe After Party 2018. With 12 nominations, the network received the most of any TV network, including for one of the night's biggest winners: 'Big Little Lies' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th January 2018

Margot Robbie's Parents Urged Her To Get "A Real Job" Before Acting Breakthrough

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 04 January 2018

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Before she found fame with 'The Wolf of Wall Street', Margot Robbie's parents regularly pressed her to find a normal job as they had no connections in the film industry.

She’s been one of the most celebrated and high-profile new movie stars of the last couple of years, but Margot Robbie has revealed that her parents were initially highly sceptical of her choice of career path before she made her breakthrough – frequently imploring her to “get a real job”.

The 27 year old Australian star of such films as Suicide Squad, The Legend of Tarzan and The Wolf of Wall Street has rocketed to superstardom in recent years.

However, after making her acting debut in long-running Australian soap ‘Neighbours’, her parents apparently could not take her career choice seriously as none of them or their extended family worked in the film or television industry, as Robbie told Vogue magazine, on the new cover of which she features alongside fellow Aussie actor Nicole Kidman.

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Punk Goes Out Of This World In 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties'

A curious alien lands in the London suburb of Croydon as punk is sweeping Britain in this sci-fi rom-com based on a short story by Neil Gaiman and directed by John Cameron Mitchell. ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’ hits theatres this spring.

It’s 1977 and Enn (Alex Sharp) and his friends John (Ethan Lawrence) and Vic (Abraham Lewis) are young punks looking for anarchy in suburban London and to meet some girls.

Alex Sharp and Elle Fanning in in ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’

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The Killing Of A Sacred Deer Review

Excellent

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos reteams with his The Lobster star Colin Farrell for another offbeat thriller with surreal twists. While this film has a bit less of the supernatural weirdness, it's a far darker story, verging on horror as it pushes its characters into a seriously messy exploration of the morality of revenge. In the end, the message might be a little unclear, but it's a rare film that has the power to leave our heads spinning.

It's set in Cincinnati, in middle America, where cardiologist Steven (Farrell) has finally conquered the alcoholism that threatened his career. His loyal wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) helped him through this, along with their teen daughter Kim (Raffey Cassidy) and younger son Bob (Sunny Siljic). Now Steven is secretly meeting up with the 16-year-old Martin (Barry Keoghan), son of a patient Steven lost on the operating table. As they become friends, he introduces Martin to his family, and things take a strange turn as Martin's plan for vengeance begins to target Kim and Bob. And Steven and Anna are terrified when they think about what has to happen for Martin to feel like they're even.

With big moral questions that continually touch a nerve, the film sometimes feels like a particularly deranged Twilight Zone episode. And it also has a powerful emotional resonance, because the characters are so easy to identify with, including Martin. And since the actors underplay their roles, we can't help but put ourselves in their shoes. Farrell and Kidman find a terrific blend of vulnerability and tenacity in their roles, bringing these frightened parents to vivid life. Cassidy and Suljic are also excellent as intelligent children caught up in what to them is an inexplicable nightmare, while Keoghan steals the film with a casual intensity that becomes increasingly freaky without ever tipping over the top.

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Nicole Kidman And Reese Witherspoon Will Return For 'Big Little Lies' Season 2

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 09 December 2017

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The series will be making a return to HBO in the near future.

Formerly meant to be a one-off limited series, 'Big Little Lies' (based on the novel of the same name) will officially be making a return, and now two of the show's stars - Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon - have also been confirmed to make a comeback.

Image caption Reese Witherspoon in the first season of 'Big Little Lies'

Broadcasting on American network HBO, a short description of what fans should expect from the new episodes has been released by the broadcaster which says the series will delve into the "malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting."

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Nicole Kidman is pictured on the blue carpet as she arrives at an evening event honouring the world famous French fashion designer Louis Vuitton and the Vuitton house's current creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere - NYC, New York, United States - Thursday 30th November 2017

Nicole Kidman - 27th Annual Gotham Awards in NYC at Gotham Awards - NYC, New York, United States - Tuesday 28th November 2017

The 52 Million Dollar Reason Why Nicole Kidman's Husband Keith Urban Is The Best

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 27 November 2017

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He splurged on a dream city home for his wife.

Keith Urban has reached dream husband status with his latest gesture to Nicole Kidman. He has splurged more than $50 million on a house in New York City for her just so that she can be in the thick of things while she chases a career on Broadway.

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We could all do with a Keith Urban in our lives. The 50-year-old country music star has shown his love for his actress wife by spending a massive 52 million AUD (that's around 39 million USD) on a glamorous 6-storey townhouse in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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Keith Urban Wants New Track To Empower Women

By Clive King in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 09 November 2017

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Keith Urban's new track 'Female' is a message to ''all the females in [his] life'', as he wants to help empower them.

Keith Urban's new track 'Female' is a message to ''all the females in [his] life''.

The 50-year-old country music star has daughters Sunday, nine, and Faith, six, with his wife Nicole Kidman, and has said his new single - which he performed live at the CMAs on Wednesday (08.11.17) - is designed to empower all women in the wake of the ongoing sexual harassment scandals involving Hollywood stars such as disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

Speaking about the track, Keith said: ''As a husband and a father of two young girls, it affects me in a lot of ways. And as a son - my mother is alive. It just speaks to all of the females in my life, particularly. For a guy who grew up with no sisters in a house of boys, it's incredible how now I'm surrounded by girls. But not only in my house; I employ a huge amount of women in my team. The song just hit me for so many reasons.''

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