Nicole Mary Kidman Biography :
Born: 20 June 1967
Age : 51 years
Birthplace : Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height: 1.8 m
Net worth: A$183 million (2015)
Children: Isabella Jane Cruise, Connor Cruise, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban
Spouse: Keith Urban (m. 2006), Tom Cruise (m. 1990–2001)
Nicole Mary Kidman was born on 20th June (1967) in Honolulu, Hawaii, US. She is an Australian actress and producer. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards. She was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2006 and in 2018, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Nicole Mary Kidman’s mother, Janelle Ann (née Glenny), is a nursing instructor who edited her husband’s books and was a member of the Women’s Electoral Lobby. Her father was Antony Kidman (1938–2014), a biochemist, clinical psychologist and author, who died of a heart attack in Singapore at the age of 75. Kidman’s ancestry includes Irish and Scottish heritage.
Being born in Hawaii, she was given the Hawaiian name “Hokulani, meaning “Heavenly Star”. The inspiration came from a baby elephant born around the same time at the Honolulu Zoo.
Kidman grew up in Sydney and attended Lane Cove Public School and North Sydney Girls’ High School. She was enrolled in ballet at three and showed her natural talent for acting in her primary and high school years. She says that she was first inspired to become an actress upon seeing Margaret Hamilton’s performance as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. Kidman has revealed that she was timid as a child, saying, “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.
She initially studied at the Phillip Street Theatre in Sydney. At Philip Street, Kidman studied alongside Naomi Watts who had attended the same high school. She also attended the Australian Theatre for Young People. Here she took up drama, mime and performing in her teens, finding acting to be a refuge. Owing to her fair skin and naturally red hair, the Australian sun forced the young Kidman to rehearse in halls of the theatre. A regular at the Phillip Street Theatre, she received both encouragement and praise to pursue acting full-time.
Kidman began her acting career in Australia with the 1983 films Bush Christmas and BMX Bandits. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with the thriller Dead Calm and the television miniseries Bangkok Hilton. In 1990, she made her Hollywood debut in the racing film Days of Thunder, opposite Tom Cruise. She went on to achieve wider recognition with leading roles in Far and Away (1992), Batman Forever (1995), To Die For (1995), and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). Kidman won the Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying the writer Virginia Woolf in the drama The Hours (2002). Her other Oscar nominated roles were as a courtesan in the musical Moulin Rouge! (2001), and as emotionally troubled mothers in the dramas Rabbit Hole (2010) and Lion (2016).
Kidman’s other film credits include The Others (2001), Cold Mountain (2003), Dogville (2003), Birth (2004), Australia (2008), The Paperboy (2012), Stoker (2013), Paddington (2014), The Beguiled (2017), Boy Erased (2018), Destroyer (2018), and Aqua man (2018). Her television roles include two projects for HBO, the biopic Hemingway & Gel horn (2012) and the drama series Big Little Lies (2017–present). The latter earned her Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Limited Series.
Kidman has been a Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 1994 and for UNIFEM since 2006. In 2006, Kidman was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia As a result of being born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship of Australia and the United States.
Kidman will be seen in Goldfinch an upcoming 2019 American drama film directed by John Crowley and is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Donna Tartt. It stars Ansel Elgort as a young man whose troubled childhood leads him to the world of art forgery. The film is scheduled to be released on September 13, 2019. The film also stars Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson and Jeffrey Wright in supporting roles.In the film, which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Donna Tartt, Kidman plays Mrs. Barbour, a kind socialite who takes one of her son’s orphaned friends.
We’ve all seen Nicole Kidman undergo transformations over the years for both movies and the red carpet.But from photos taken on the set of her new film, “The Goldfinch,” we’re pretty sure this latest transformation is the wildest one yet. We hardly recognize her!
Kidman has been married twice to (actor) Tom Cruise, and later to country singer Keith Urban. She has four children an adopted son and daughter with Cruise as well as two biological daughters with Urban. Kidman met Cruise in November 1989, while filming Days of Thunder, they were married on Christmas Eve 1990 in Telluride, Colorado. The couple adopted a daughter, Isabella Jane (born 1992), and a son, Connor Anthony (born 1995).On 5 February 2001, the couple’s spokesperson announced their separation. Cruise filed for divorce two days later, and the marriage was dissolved in August of that year, with Cruise citing irreconcilable differences.
The beautiful 51 years old actress is 5’1 Feet (180cm) Tall and weighs around 58Kg (128 lbs.) Her body measurements are 34-25-36. She wears shoe size (9) US. Nicole has gorgeous blue eyes and her natural hair color is red but she taints to dye it blonde. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.
In 2003, Kidman received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.In addition to her 2003 Academy Award for Best Actress, Kidman has received Best Actress awards from the following critics’ groups or award-granting organizations the Hollywood Foreign Press (Golden Globes),the Australian Film Institute, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Empire Awards, Golden Satellite Awards, Hollywood Film Festival, London Critics Circle, Russian Guild of Film Critics, and the Southeastern Film Critics Association.
Kidman also received recognition from the National Association of Theatre Owners at the Showest Convention in 1992 as the Female Star of Tomorrow, and in 2002 for a Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film. In 2003, she was given the American Cinematheque Award.
Nicole Kidman Filmography :
|Bush Christmas||1983||Helen Thompson||Henri Safran|
|BMX Bandits||1983||Judy||Brian Trenchard-Smith|
|Wills & Burke||1984||Julia Matthews||Bob Weis|
|The Bit Part||1987||Mary McAllister||Brendan Maher|
|Emerald City||1988||Helen Davey||Michael Jenkins|
|Dead Calm||1989||Rae Ingram||Philip Noyce|
|Days of Thunder||1990||Dr. Claire Lewicki||Tony Scott|
|Flirting||1991||Nicola Radcliffe||John Duigan|
|Billy Bathgate||1991||Drew Preston||Robert Benton|
|Far and Away||1992||Shannon Christie||Ron Howard|
|Malice||1993||Tracy Safian||Harold Becker|
|My Life||1993||Gail Jones||Bruce Joel Rubin|
|Batman Forever||1995||Dr. Chase Meridian||Joel Schumacher|
|To Die For||1995||Suzanne Stone Maretto||Gus Van Sant|
|The Portrait of a Lady||1996||Isabel Archer||Jane Campion|
|The Peacemaker||1997||Dr. Julia Kelly||Mimi Leder|
|Practical Magic||1998||Gillian Owens||Griffin Dunne|
|Eyes Wide Shut||1999||Alice Harford||Stanley Kubrick|
|Moulin Rouge!||2001||Satine||Baz Luhrmann|
|The Others||2001||Grace Stewart||Alejandro Amenábar|
|The Hours||2002||Virginia Woolf||Stephen Daldry|
|Dogville||2003||Grace Margaret Mulligan||Lars von Trier|
|In the Cut||2003||—||Jane Campion|
|The Human Stain||2003||Faunia Farley||Robert Benton|
|Cold Mountain||2003||Ada Monroe||Anthony Minghella|
|The Stepford Wives||2004||Joanna Eberhart||Frank Oz|
|No. 5 the Film||2004||Herself||Baz Luhrmann|
|The Interpreter||2005||Silvia Broome||Sydney Pollack|
|Fur||2006||Diane Arbus||Steven Shainberg|
|Happy Feet||2006||Norma Jean||George Miller|
|The Invasion||2007||Dr. Carol Bennell||Oliver Hirschbiegel|
|Margot at the Wedding||2007||Margot||Noah Baumbach|
|The Golden Compass||2007||Marisa Coulter||Chris Weitz|
|Australia||2008||Lady Sarah Ashley||Baz Luhrmann|
|Nine||2009||Claudia Jenssen||Rob Marshall|
|Rabbit Hole||2010||Becca Corbett||John Cameron Mitchell|
|Just Go with It||2011||Devlin Adams||Dennis Dugan|
|Trespass||2011||Sarah Miller||Joel Schumacher|
|Monte Carlo||2011||—||Thomas Bezucha|
|The Paperboy||2012||Charlotte Bless||Lee Daniels|
|Stoker||2013||Evelyn Stoker||Park Chan-wook|
|The Railway Man||2013||Patti Lomax||Jonathan Teplitzky|
|Grace of Monaco||2014||Grace Kelly||Olivier Dahan|
|Before I Go to Sleep||2014||Christine Lucas||Rowan Joffé|
|Paddington||2014||Millicent Clyde||Paul King|
|Strangerland||2015||Catherine Parker||Kim Farrant|
|Queen of the Desert||2015||Gertrude Bell||Werner Herzog|
|The Family Fang||2015||Annie Fang||Jason Bateman|
|Secret in Their Eyes||2015||Claire Sloane||Billy Ray|
|Genius||2016||Aline Bernstein||Michael Grandage|
|Lion||2016||Sue Brierley||Garth Davis|
|How to Talk to Girls at Parties||2017||Queen Boadicea||John Cameron Mitchell|
|The Killing of a Sacred Deer||2017||Anna Murphy||Yorgos Lanthimos|
|The Beguiled||2017||Martha Farnsworth||Sofia Coppola|
|The Upside||2017||Yvonne||Neil Burger|
|Destroyer||2018||Erin Bell||Karyn Kusama|
|Boy Erased||2018||Nancy Eamons||Joel Edgerton|
|Aquaman||2018||Queen Atlanna||James Wan|
|The Goldfinch Films that have not yet been released||2019||Mrs. Barbour||John Crowley|
|Fair and Balanced Films that have not yet been released||2019||Gretchen Carlson||Jay Roach|