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.
She's proves to have made a welcome return to London's West End.
Nicole Kidman's extraordinary return to West End theatre was unarguably phenomenal, so it's no surprise that the actress has landed the London Evening Standard award for Best Actress for her scientist role in Michael Grandage's 'Photograph 51'; a play which wrapped this weekend.
Nicole Kidman wins big at London Evening Standard awards
The play, written by Anna Ziegler, opened at the Noel Coward Theatre in London in September 2015 and saw Kidman portray DNA scientist Rosalind Franklin; a real life 50s chemist whose role in the discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid was largely overlooked by the male dominated industry at the time, and who sadly died before she could be nominated for a Nobel Prize.
Despite breaking into Hollywood art around the same time, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts never got the chance to work together until the thriller Secret in Their Eyes.
Secret in Their Eyes is the American remake of the Oscar-winning 2009 Argentine film. Oscar winners themselves, the two actresses both had break-out roles in 1989: Kidman in Dead Calm and Roberts in Steel Magnolias. Over the decades, they met at various social functions, but only really connected on the set of Secret in Their Eyes, discovering that they share a positive approach to family and career.
"I am a genuinely and deeply happy person," says Roberts. "And as life goes on, you realize what great fortune that is - to feel like you just have the natural chemistry of joy."
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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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The actress is appearing in ‘Photograph 51’ on London’s West End, marking her return to the stage after nearly two decades.
Nicole Kidman has spoken about her nerves as she makes her return to the stage after nearly two decades away. The Oscar winner is starring in Photograph 51 on London’s West End, playing Rosalind Franklin, the female scientist who helped discover of DNA.
Kidman at the press night for Photograph 51.
Speaking to Interview magazine from London Kidman said, "Well, I'm over here on this play and I'm terrified-terrified and exhilarated because I've got to make this incredibly acerbic, prickly woman real and vulnerable.”
The actress is taking the lead in Photograph 51
Even acclaimed Hollywood superstars get nerves it would seem and 48-year-old Nicole Kidman was no exception when she took to the West End stage for the first time in 17 years as part of Photograph 51, claiming her "heart was pounding".
Nicole Kidman signing autographs after her preview of Photograph 51
However, it seems that her concerns were unfounded as many in the audience who saw her first performance in Saturday night had nothing but praise for the Moulin Rouge! star.
Continue reading: Nicole Kidman Shines In Her New West End Play
If Cruise is considering popping the question to his new personal assistant, he might not get the answer he wants, new reports indicate.
Much has been made of Tom Cruise’s close relationship with his new personal assistant Emily Thomas, 31 years his junior, but recent rumours that he’s considering asking her to marry him may now be scotched with the revelation that she already has a boyfriend.
53 year old Cruise is reportedly “smitten” with 22 year old Brit Thomas, whom he hired as his PA before filming his new blockbuster Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and the pair have been seen to be very close on the set of the movie.
However, a source has told The Sun that Emily won’t be interested in any possible advances as she’s already in a relationship with Alex Roberts, who she’s been dating for five months.
Continue reading: Tom Cruise's Reported Love Interest Emily Thomas Already Has A Boyfriend
The Mission Impossible star is reportedly dating his 22-year-old British assistant, Emily Thomas
When Hollywood actor Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes many saw an emerging pattern of the Mission Impossible superstar getting hitched with younger and younger women every time he walked down the aisle. And, as the rumours of marriage number 4 continue to swirl, that trend does not look like it’s going to change anytime soon as his relationship with his 22-year-old British assistant begins to hot up.
Tom Cruise takes on the role of Ethan Hawke for a fifth time in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Emily Thomas has been working as the star’s assistant since last year and, with a 31 year age gap between the two, this could be Cruise’s youngest bride yet.
Continue reading: Is Tom Cruise Heading Down The Aisle For A Fourth Time?
Ray is a dedicated FBI investigator with a crush on his District Attorney supervisor Claire and a close friendship with his partner Jess. However, all those whimsical circumstances are thrown out of the window when a corpse is discovered in a dumpster in LA. Ray discovers that it's the mutilated body of Jess' teenage daughter, and the devastated pair set out on a vengeful mission to find the perpetrator. Unfortunately, the suspect they pick up - of whose guilt they are convinced - they are forced to let go when no solid evidence is found. Thirteen years later, Ray returns with a new lead, having spent every evening since searching through the US prison system for their murderer. But this time, they're thinking of bringing him down their own way.
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Date of birth
20th July, 1967