Nicole Kidman

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

20th July, 1967




1st January, 1970



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 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


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.

Image caption Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at the AMA Awards

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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'The Handmaid's Tale' And 'Big Little Lies' Reign At The 69th Annual Emmy Awards

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18 September 2017

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The big winners at the awards show have been unveiled.

The season for the Emmy Awards has finally come around again, with 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Big Little Lies' leading the winners, Stephen Colbert cracking Trump jokes and Nicole Kidman opening up on the important issue of domestic violence in her acceptance speech.

Image caption The cast of 'Big Little Lies' at the Emmys

'The Handmaid's Tale' landed eight gongs altogether last night (September 17th 2017) including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing, Writing, Production Design and Cinematography, with Elisabeth Moss getting Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series as Offred, and Ann Dowd and Alexis Bledel as Outstanding Supporting Actress and Guest Actress respectively.

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Nicole Kidman Says 'Big Little Lies' Season 2 Is "Very Up In The Air"

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 30 July 2017

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There are ideas for a second season, but nothing has yet been set in stone.

HBO's limited series 'Big Little Lies' - adapted from the book of the same name - proved to be an incredible success for the television network. Bringing a group of hugely different women together, one of which was played by Nicole Kidman, the show flipped the traditional murder mystery shows on their head and told a story like none we'd ever seen before.

Image caption Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard in HBO's 'Big Little Lies'

When the show came to its close, the mystery came full circle for everybody watching, with the characters we'd all grown extremely close to left to live with the consequences. Fans could only imagine what would happen to each of them; this was after all a limited series and a release only intended to last a single season.

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Nicole Kidman Was Shocked Over Racy Magazine Shoot

By Holly Williams in Fashion / Beauty on 25 July 2017

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She's not sure how to feel about her latest photoshoot.

We can hardly believe that Nicole Kidman is 50-years-old, but she's still very much the Hollywood glamour queen she's always been. She proved it with a sexy magazine shoot recently, though she's feeling a little embarrassed about how much flesh she was flashing in the images.

Image caption Nicole Kidman at 'The Beguiled' premiere

If anything is certain, it's that Nicole has absolutely nothing to feel embarrassed about. Her photos with Love magazine are stunning to say the least. They show her strutting around in a red one-piece bathing suit with a cowboy hat and fur jacket, as well as another western style look featuring the same hat, a pair of chaps and a cropped white T-shirt.

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The Beguiled Review


In her inimitable loose style, Sofia Coppola remakes the 1971 Clint Eastwood movie from a distinctly feminine perspective. Like her other films, this feels loose and sometimes aimless, demanding that the audience find their own way through the story. It's also a remarkably effective gothic thriller, darkly playing on the vulnerability and innate power of women.

It's set in 1864 Virginia, where the residents of an isolated girls school can hear the Civil War raging in the distance. Teachers Martha and Edwina (Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst) and students Alicia, Jane, Amy, Marie and Emily (Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice, Oona Laurence, Addison Riecke and Emma Howard) have just been getting on with their education in their cocoon-like plantation. Then Amy discovers wounded Union soldier John (Colin Farrell) in the woods. With their own male relatives dead or missing in the war, all of these women are fascinated by this man, an enemy who needs their help. So each begins flirting with him in her own way. But as John considers staying on as a handyman, he's unaware of the jealousies he is igniting around him.

The actors give provocative, layered performances, subtly revealing their internal desires as they interact in unexpected ways. Kidman is the focal point as the stern Martha, trying to remain stoic and in control even as she feels lust for this interloper. Dunst's Edwina is more openly romantic in her approach, while Fanning's Alicia is old enough to desire him in unfamiliar ways. The younger four girls stay mainly on the sideline, even as they add their own layers of intrigue. And Farrell is terrific as the brooding, swarthy man who's unaware of the passions he's stirring up. Where this goes is creepy and intense, as John seems to think that he can pick whichever woman he likes. But he's badly underestimating them.

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Nicole Kidman at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017