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Nicole Kidman
Actor • Voice Cast • Producer
Born: June 20, 1967 in Hawaii, U.S.A.
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Nicole Mary Kidman has become one of the biggest names in the industry ever since she put her foot in Hollywood waters. While audiences initially had a tough time accepting her as a leading lady, her breakthrough came with the thriller Dead Calm (1989). Her versatility has always been a strong suit for her as it has allowed her to experiment with various genres including comedy, romance, thriller, and drama.

Her strong presence in films like Moulin Rouge, The Hours, To Die For, Birth, Rabbit Hole, established her as an actress to be reckoned with in the industry. Apart from this, Kidman has also been heavily involved in the music industry as a singer. In keeping with her versatile choice of scripts, Kidman will be seen in Boy Erased (2018) which is a story about the horrors of gay conversion.

Early Life
Nicole was born on June 20, 1967, to Australian parents in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, while they were temporarily in America on educational visas. As a result, she holds dual citizenship of both the countries.

Her father, Antony Kidman, was a biochemist, author and clinical psychologist, who passed away in 2014. Her mother, Janelle Ann, has been a member of Women`s Electoral Lobby and a nursing instructor. Her younger sister, Antonia Kidman, is a TV presenter and journalist.

Nicole did her schooling from the Lane Cove Public School and North Sydney Girl`s High School and completed her higher education from the Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne. After realizing that she wants to make it big in the world of glamor, Kidman honed her acting skills by attending the Australian Theatre for Young People the Phillip Street Theatre (Sydney).

Personal Life
Nicloe Kidman and Tom Cruise instantly hit it off when they met while shooting for their movie Days of Thunder in 1989. The two got married in 1990 and have two adopted kids - a daughter named Isabella Jane (1992 born) and a son named Connor Anthony (born 1995). They had a decade long relationship before calling off their marriage in 2001.

She married country singer Keith Urban (from Australia-New Zealand) in 2006, and had their first daughter named Sunday Rose Kidman Urban in 2008. The couple had another daughter via surrogacy, named Faith Margaret Kidman Urban,

Movie Career
Regarded as one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood, Nicole started her film journey with the Australian Christmas drama movie Bush Christmas in 1983. She appeared in few more Aussie movies like BMX Bandits (1983), Windrider (1986), Emerald City (1988), etc. She then made her Hollywood debut with her critically acclaimed performance in the psychological thriller Dead Calm (1989), alongside Sam Neill and Billy Zane. Kidman made her Hollywood debut opposite one of the most loved American actors, Tom Cruise, in the movie Days of Thunder in 1990.

She earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination (in the Best Supporting Actress category) with Billy Bathgate (1991). Earlier that year, Kidman managed to work with one of her best friends and actress Naomi Watts, in the Australian independent movie Flirting. The movie won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film. She sizzled again on-screen with Tom Cruise in the Irish epic Far and Away in 1992. The year 1995 witnessed Kidman star in her highest grosser superhero action movie `Batman Forever`, opposite Val Kilmer. The brilliant actress won her first Golden Globe award for her stellar performance as a murderous newscaster in the film To Die For (1995). She then appeared alongside actress Sandra Bullock in the 1998 American romantic comedy movie Practical Magic.

Kidman and Cruise`s on-screen chemistry raised its bar with the erotic thriller Eyes Wide Shut in 1999. Her stunning portrayal of the character of a courtesan in the 2001 musical Moulin Rouge! won Kidman her second Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. For the same movie, she received her first Oscar nomination.

She went on to become the first Australian to win Oscar award for Best Actress with her dogged performance in the role of a writer for the 2002 drama flick The Hours. Some of her other notable performances during the 2000s were in movies like The Others (2001), epic war film Cold Mountain (2003), alongside Jude Law and Renee Zellweger, Dogville (2003), thriller flick The Interpreter (2005), and the Australian-American-British-Western film Australia (2008). The last movie Australia turned out to be the third highest grossers among Australian film of all time (till 2015).

Besides being really good at drama roles, Nicole explored comic roles with movies like The Stepford Wives (2004) and BeWitched (2005). She did voice-over acting for the animated film Happy Feet (2006). Nicole made an appearance as a gorgeous screen icon in the 2009 musical drama Nine, alongside stars like Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Kate Hudson. She won her third Oscar nomination (apart from Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations) for a significant role in the drama film Rabbit Hole (2010 release). Kidman received the Primetime Emmy nomination for her performance in the TV biopic Hemingway & Gellhorn, that released in 2012.

The actress elegantly portrayed the character of another real-life personality, actress Grace Kelly, in the Emmy nominated biopic Grace of Monaco, released in 2014. The Australian movie Strangerland the American epic biographical drama flick Queen of the Desert alongside James Franco, Robert Pattinson, and Damian Lewis, and the thriller remake Secret in their Eyes alongside Julia Roberts, were some of her notable movies that released in 2015. Her other releases includes The Goldfinch (2019), Bombshell (2020) and The Prom (2020).
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Family
Keith Urban
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Ex-Spouse
Connor Antony
Son
Isabella Jane Cruise
Daughter
Janelle Ann Kidman
Mother
Antony Kidman
Father
Antonia Kidman
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Popular Movies
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The Northman
The Prom
Bombshell
The Goldfinch
Destroyer
Aquaman
Samudra Puthrudu Aquaman
Aquaman (3D) (Exclusively For Women)
Boy Erased
The Beguiled

Did You Know? (6)

  • As Nicole took birth in Hawaii, she was named as Hōkūlani, inspired from a baby elephant that was born at the Honolulu zoo.
  • Nicole has appeared in several Australian TV miniseries like ‘Chase Through the Night’, ‘Vietnam’, ‘Bangkok Hilton’, ‘Five Mile Creek’ and more.
  • She was a member of the main competition jury during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
  • Her performance duration in ‘The Hours’ was around 25 minutes, which eventually turned out to be one of the shortest Best Actress Oscar wins in history.
  • From her marriage with Tom Cruise, Nicole did get pregnant twice, but once she suffered from ectopic pregnancy, and the next one resulted in a miscarriage.
  • In 2006, Nicole was made a Companion of Order of Australia (AC) for her impeccable service to the performing arts as an acclaimed motion picture performer, to health care through contributions to improve medical treatment for women as well as children and advocacy for cancer research, to humanitarian causes in Australia and globally.
  • Personal Quotes (9)

  • "I am very shy – really shy – I even had a stutter as a kid, which I slowly got over, but I still regress into that shyness. So I don't like walking into a crowded restaurant by myself; I don't like going to a party by myself."
  • "What's the point of doing something good if nobody's watching."
  • "You don't have to be naked to be sexy."
  • "I never knew I'd be in a musical, let alone win an award for one."
  • "I love acting, but it's much more fun taking the kids to the zoo."
  • "Out of my divorce came work that was applauded so that was an interesting thing for me."
  • "When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness. "
  • "Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to miss out on anything life had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous. "
  • "I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back. It's important not to focus on yourself too much. "
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