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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Nicole Kidman Says 'Big Little Lies' Season 2 Is "Very Up In The Air"
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.
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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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.
Continue reading: The Beguiled Review
Robin Weigert felt she was given a ''gift'' when she was cast in 'Big Little Lies' alongside Nicole Kidman.
The 47-year-old actress, who plays the role of Dr. Amanda Reisman in the dark comedy drama, has admitted shooting the production with highly recognised names, including the 49-year-old actress and Alexander Skarsgård was a ''very good experience'' for her.
Speaking to Vulture Online about her latest venture and her colleagues, she said: ''It was just a very good experience.
The actress was just 23 when she tied the knot with Cruise in 1990.
Kidman, who was 23 when she wed Cruise, told Red magazine that she looks back and can’t believe she was married so young and had two kids by age 27.
Nicole Kidman says she was too young at the time of her marriage to Tom Cruise.
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It's yet to be confirmed, but the Australian actress could be joining Gal Gadot.
Nicole Kidman could be set to make her superhero film debut with 'Wonder Woman' according to recent reports, where she may be up to play an Amazonian warrior. If the rumours are true, she'll be starring alongside leading lady Gal Gadot in the forthcoming movie.
Will Nicole Kidman appear in 'Wonder Woman'?
Apparently, the 'Before I Go to Sleep' actress is 'in talks' for appearing in the movie, where her 5 foot 9 frame would not be out of place among the female warriors of the Amazon. According to a source for The Wrap, she'll be a character of the higher ranks - which could possibly mean Wonder Woman's mother Hippolyta, who is the Queen of the Amazons.
Continue reading: Nicole Kidman Rumoured As Amazonian Queen In 'Wonder Woman'
The actress says she was ‘running from her life’ during her marriage break-up.
Nicole Kidman has spoken about her divorce from Tom Cruise and how it changed her career in Hollywood. Appearing at the Women In The World conference in London on Friday (October 9th), Kidman described how she was ‘running from her life’ during her split with Cruise.
Nicole Kidman has spoken about her divorce from Tom Cruise.
"I was running from my life at that time," Kidman said. "I wasn't able to handle the reality of my life and as an actor, you have this wonderful thing where you can go and get lost in somebody else's life and become somebody else for a period of time."
The surprise ceremony was very low-key and restricted to a small gathering of friends, reports indicate.
Tom Cruise was reportedly absent from his adopted daughter Isabella’s surprise wedding in Britain last month, a new report has suggested.
A hairdresser by profession, Isabella Cruise, 22, married her husband Max Parker on September 18th in London, according to Woman’s Day magazine, but her famous father was apparently not in attendance because she had a “limited guestlist of close friends”. She and Parker, an IT consultant, have reportedly been dating for less than a year, only being introduced through mutual friends at the start of 2015.
Tom Cruise was reportedly not in attendance at his adopted daughter's wedding last month
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Date of birth
20th July, 1967
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