Nicole Kidman

Biography

Date of Birth 20 June 1967, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Birth Name Nicole Mary Kidman Nickname Nic Height 5' 11" (1.80 m) Mini Biography Elegant redhead Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Australian parents Anthony (a biochemist and clinical psychologist) and Janelle (a nursing instructor) Kidman. The family moved almost immediately to Washington, D.C., where Nicole's father pursued his research on breast cancer, and then, three years later, made the pilgrimage to her parents' native Sydney. Young Nicole's first love was ballet, but she eventually took up mime and drama as well (her first stage role was a bleating sheep in an elementary school Christmas pageant). In her adolescent years, acting edged out the other arts and became a kind of refuge -- as her classmates sought out fun in the sun, the fair-skinned Kidman retreated to dark rehearsal halls to practice her craft. She worked regularly at the Philip Street Theater, where she once received a personal letter of praise and encouragement from audience member Jane Campion (then a film student). Kidman eventually dropped out of high school to pursue acting full-time. She broke into movies at age 16, landing a role in the Australian holiday favorite Bush Christmas (1983). That appearance touched off a flurry of film and television offers, including a lead in BMX Bandits (1983) and a turn as a schoolgirl-turned-protester in the miniseries "Vietnam" (1987) (for which she won her first Australian Film Institute Award). With the help of an American agent, she eventually made her US debut opposite Sam Neill in the at-sea thriller Dead Calm (1989). Kidman's next casting coup scored her more than exposure. While starring as Tom Cruise's doctor/love interest in the racetrack romance Days of Thunder (1990), she won over the Hollywood hunk hook, line and sinker. After a whirlwind courtship (and decent box office returns), the couple wed on December 24, 1990. Determined not to let her new marital status overshadow her fledgling career, the actress pressed on. She appeared as a catty high school senior in the Australian film Flirting (1991), then as Dustin Hoffman's moll in the gangster flick Billy Bathgate (1991). She reunited with Cruise for Far and Away (1992), the story of young Irish lovers who flee to America in the late 1800s, and starred opposite Michael Keaton in the tear-tugger My Life (1993). Despite her steady employment, critics and moviegoers still had not quite warmed to Kidman as a leading lady. She tried to spice up her image by seducing Val Kilmer in Batman Forever (1995), but achieved her real breakthrough with Gus Van Sant's To Die For (1995). As a fame-crazed housewife determined to eliminate any obstacle in her path, Kidman proved that she had an impressive range and deadly comic timing. She took home a Golden Globe and several critics' awards for the performance. In 1996, Kidman stepped into a corset to work with her countrywoman and onetime admirer, Jane Campion, on the adaptation of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady (1996). A few months later, she tore across the screen as a nuclear weapons expert in The Peacemaker (1997), adding "action star" to her professional repertoire. She and Cruise then disappeared into a notoriously long, secretive shoot for Stanley Kubrick's sexual thriller Eyes Wide Shut (1999). The couple's on-screen shenanigans prompted an increase in public speculation about their sex life (rumors had long been circulating that their marriage was a cover-up for Cruise's homosexuality); tired of denying tabloid attacks, they successfully sued The Star for a story alleging that they needed a sex therapist to coach them through love scenes. Family life has always been a priority for Kidman. Born to social activists (mother was a feminist; father, a labor advocate), Nicole and her little sister, Antonia Kidman, discussed current events around the dinner table and participated in their parents' campaigns by passing out pamphlets on street corners. When her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, 17-year-old Nicole stopped working and took a massage course so that she could provide physical therapy (her mother eventually beat the cancer). She and Cruise adopted two children: Isabella Jane (born 1993) and Connor Antony (born 1995). Despite their rock-solid image, the couple announced in early 2001 that they were separating due to career conflicts. Her marriage to Cruise ended mid-summer of 2001. Spouse Keith Urban (25 June 2006 - present) 2 children Tom Cruise (24 December 1990 - 8 August 2001) (divorced) 2 children Trade Mark Often plays cold, emotionally vacant characters Red hair and blue eyes Statuesque, model-like figure Trivia Listed in "People Weekly"s "Most Intriguing People" list. (December 25 1995/January 1 1996 issue) 2000: She and her husband Tom Cruise donated to Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate representing New York state. Suffered a broken rib while rehearsing a dance routine for the movie Moulin Rouge! (2001). Production was halted while she recovered. 1999: Chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. 1996: Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. Wore a corset while filming The Portrait of a Lady (1996) to take her waist down to 19". Spent two weeks in bed after filming of The Portrait of a Lady (1996) - diagnosed as suffering from "emotional stress". 10/99: Crusader against child abuse. "Children should be allowed to grow up without fear of cruelty.". Kidman sang alongside Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge! (2001). Named one of People Magazine's 25 Most Intriguing People of 2001. 2001: Named E!'s Celebrity of the Year. 2001: Named Entertainment Weekly's Entertainer of The Year. Played a young girl named Grace on a sketch on "Saturday Night Live" (1975) with Mike Myers, the next time she played a character named Grace was her movie The Others (2001). She played a character named Grace for the third time in Dogville (2003) and for the fourth time as the protagonist in Grace of Monaco (2014). She was supposed to be the star of Panic Room (2002), but she hurt herself in a stunt for Moulin Rouge! (2001). So, she played the voice of Jodie Foster's divorced husband's wife. 2002: Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine. Older sister of Australian television personality Antonia Kidman. Although naturally left-handed, she taught herself to write right-handed for her role in The Hours (2002), where she played the right-handed author Virginia Woolf. Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 13, 2003. Found out about her first Academy Award nomination, for Moulin Rouge! (2001), while shooting Dogville (2003) in Sweden. She was in the middle of shooting a scene when someone held up a sign with the announcement. 2003: Ranked #31 in Premiere's annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #83 in 2002. First Australian actress to win the Best Actress Academy Award. August 2008: She was voted the fifth Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine. In recent polls, she was elected alongside fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman as one of the favorite upcoming romantic couples on screen. Originally cast as Mrs. Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). Has appeared in My Life (1993) with Michael Keaton, Batman Forever (1995) with Val Kilmer, The Peacemaker (1997) with George Clooney and The Portrait of a Lady (1996) with Christian Bale. All four actors have played Batman in a movie. She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1999 (1998 season) for Best Actress for her performance in "The Blue Room". 1998: She was awarded the Special Award at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her special and significant contributions to London Theatre for her performance in "The Blue Room". A very tall woman at nearly 5' 11", she actually stood about 4 inches taller than ex-husband Tom Cruise, and rarely wore heels when seen publicly with him so that they could appear similar in height. Since their divorce, she is rarely seen on the red carpet without high heels, and she often meets 6' 4" actors in the eye. Scored an IQ of 132+ While she usually commands $10 million+ for a movie, she was willing to receive only $500,000 for her role in "Eucalyptus (2006)". Produced by Fox Searchlight, its financing guideline shows that each actor signed on to the project can receive no more than $500,000, to keep costs low. This movie will be produced in Australia, another reason she decided to accept it. She was slated to star alongside Russell Crowe in the movie, but the project was ultimately dropped. Has never used a body double for her nude scenes. Replaced Rene Russo as Dr. Chase Meridian in Batman Forever (1995) when Val Kilmer replaced Michael Keaton. Likes the poetry of Anne Carson and the writing of Phillip Larkin. Writes short stories in her free time and hopes to publish them one day. Is in the 50th-anniversary edition of the Guinness Book Of Records as the highest-paid actress in a commercial. She netted $3.71 million for her part in a four-minute Baz Luhrmann-directed Chanel No. 5 movie ad. The ad, costing $11 million a minute, is a short film titled "No 5: The Film". Guinness book editors noted the actress earned $928,800 per minute. Costumes designed by Karl Lagerfeld and score by Debussy. Was considered for the role of Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992), which went to Michelle Pfeiffer. Had played a witch twice: once in Practical Magic (1998) and again in Bewitched (2005). 2005: Premiere Magazine ranked her as #48 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature. 2004: One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for most wanted skin. Good friends with Renée Zellweger, Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe and Meryl Streep. Is a pianist, and did her own piano-playing in Cold Mountain (2003). Is highly conscious of avoiding excessive sun exposure, and is rarely seen during her downtime without a hat, sunglasses and wearing sunscreen. In fact, best friend Naomi Watts has said that "Nicole won't cross the street without a hat." In addition to having worked with all four of the most recent Batmans, she has also worked with both of the most recent actors to play Alfred Pennyworth. In Batman Forever (1995), she appears with Michael Gough. In Bewitched (2005), her father is played by Michael Caine. Has one niece: Lucia (b. 1999) and two nephews: Hamish (b. 2001), James (b. 2003). August 2004: Australian business magazine Business Review Weekly listed Kidman as the richest Australian woman under age 40, estimated at a worth of $155 million (Australian). Is childhood friends with Peter Overton, a reporter for the Australian "60 Minutes" (1979) program. Both lived in the same suburb of Sydney when they were children. She has English, Irish and Scottish ancestry. She and ex-husband Tom Cruise made three movies together: Days of Thunder (1990), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and Far and Away (1992). They met on the set of Days of Thunder (1990). Attended the same high school attended by Catherine Martin (two time Oscar winner for costume design and direction on Moulin Rouge! (2001) and wife of Baz Luhrmann) and legendary Australian actress Ruth Cracknell. Godmother of Harry (b. 19 September 2001), the son of Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg. Riggs and Kidman are close friends. Named goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women. Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2006 and 2008 Razzie Award nominating ballots. She was suggested in the Worst Actress category on the 2006 ballot for her performance in Bewitched (2005). And she was suggested again two years later on the 2007 ballot in the Worst Actress category again for her performance in The Invasion (2007/I). She failed to receive either nominations. 2006: Her performance as Suzanne Stone Maretto in To Die For (1995) is ranked #40 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time. 2006: Accompanied her boyfriend Keith Urban to the Grammy Awards. It was their first public appearance together. 2005: Ranked as #69 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. Is allergic to strawberries and scared of butterflies. Wore a wedding gown at her wedding to Keith Urban by the label Balenciaga. Married Keith Urban in the St. Patrick's church in Manly, a suburb of Sydney. 230 guests attended her wedding to Keith Urban. Among them were her best friend Naomi Watts, Russell Crowe, Baz Luhrmann, Hugh Jackman and Nicole's two children Isabella and Conor. Jim Carrey was invited and greatly wanted to come, in fact he booked plane tickets to Australia, but last minute scheduling conflicts stopped him from going. She asked her wedding guests not to buy any presents for her and Keith Urban but to donate the money instead to some humanitarian organization. She and Keith Urban honeymooned in Tahiti -- more precisely the St. Regis in Bora Bora. Eva Longoria and her boyfriend Tony Parker were also coincidentally staying there at the time (So much for "getting away from it all".). Her second wedding ceremony lasted 35 minutes. Baz Luhrmann read a love Psalm by New Zealand writer Joy Cowley (a nod to Urban's birth place) at her wedding to Keith Urban. Three star performers sang at her wedding reception to Keith Urban. Hugh Jackman sang "Tenterfield Saddler", a favorite of Urban's. Keith Urban sang his hit song "Making Memories of Us" to her. Neil Finn sang "Fall At Your Feet". Dropped out of the role of Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004) due to scheduling conflicts. Author Philip Pullman requested her specifically to play the role of Marisa Coulter in the movie adaptation of his book "His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass". Studied ballet and drama in Australia. Keith Urban's brother, Shane Urban, was best man at their wedding. His friend, Marlon Holden, was the groomsman. Keith Urban gave Nicole a first edition of Emily Brontë's novel, "Wuthering Heights", purchased from Sotherby's for $200,000 as a wedding present. Wrote the introduction to the book "Truth: Personas, Needs, and Flaws in the Art of Building Actors and Creating Characters" by her friend and acting consultant Susan Batson. 2004: Topped The Hollywood Reporter's list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood . 9/01: Attended the Royal Premiere of Moulin Rouge! (2001) alongside Kylie Minogue, Prince Charles and Ewan McGregor. Was considered for the Meg Ryan role in Sleepless in Seattle (1993). Is a fan of actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and her film Bride & Prejudice (2004). Nicole got to meet Aishwarya for the first time at the 2005 Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world dinner held in New York City. Was cast as Ulla in The Producers (2005), but backed out due to scheduling conflicts. The bridesmaids at her wedding were her adopted daughter Isabella Jane Cruise, her sister Antonia Kidman and her niece Lucia. In honor of her June 2006 wedding to singer Keith Urban, Australian TV presenters Simon Reeve and Nelson Aspen teamed up to sing Nicole a live rendition of the theme song "Bewitched" on the morning news program "Sunrise" (2003). On April 13, 2007, she was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia, which is Australia's top civil honor, at a ceremony in Canberra. She was honored for her contribution to cinema as well as her charity work with women, children and cancer research. Wore a red wig for her role in Moulin Rouge! (2001). 2006: Presented her The Peacemaker (1997) co-star George Clooney his Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Was cast in Baz Luhrmann's doomed Alexander the Great-project. 2004: Presented her The Interpreter (2005) co-star Sean Penn his Best Actor Oscar. December 2007: According to Forbes, her movies averaged $8 of gross income for every dollar the actress got paid. Earns $4 million per year endorsing Chanel No. 5 perfume. Her three year contract is up for renewal in 2007. Turned down the lead role of Roxie Hart in Chicago (2002) because she had just completed Moulin Rouge! (2001) and did not want to do two musicals in a row. Her friend, Renée Zellweger, won the role of Roxie and an Oscar nomination for her efforts. In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year to be $28 million. She and husband Keith Urban, purchased a farm near Leipers Fork, Tennessee, which they are now renovating. (November 2007). Was originally cast in Ridley Scott's Emma's War (????). Moved in together with Jack Black and Jennifer Jason Leigh during filming Margot at the Wedding (2007), because they wanted to perfect their roles as a dysfunctional family. To prepare for her role in The Human Stain (2003) she visited women's shelters and talked to former victims of abuse for inspiration. Her and Tom Cruise's high profile divorce was finalized the same week that her horror movie The Others (2001) was released. When she went to Sweden to shoot Dogville (2003), it was the first time in 15 years that she had flown on a public plane. For her role in Birthday Girl (2001) she went to the Russian Embassy in Australia for help in speaking Russian. She didn't work with any other coach on the set except the woman from the embassy. Got the role as Diane Arbus in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) after Samantha Morton backed out. To make the character 'Marisa Coulter' in The Golden Compass (2007) so good as possible, she read the whole His Dark Materials trilogy, and wrote small notes, whenever she found something personal about the character. While filming The Invasion (2007/I) she was involved in an accident while riding with others in a picture car mounted on trailer being towed by a camera truck rig. While filming a stunt in downtown Los Angeles, the truck took a turn too wide, slid on wet pavement, and collided with a light standard. Several stunt artists on the picture car were injured in the accident. Ms. Kidman was brought to the hospital as a precaution, but was able to return to the set the next day. With a beautiful letter, Philip Pullman convinced her to take the role as Marisa Coulter in The Golden Compass (2007). Just like Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman and Robin Williams, she did her own singing for Happy Feet (2006). While reaching a divorce from Tom Cruise, Nicole lived with her friend Naomi Watts. Her friend Naomi Watts turned down the female lead in The Interpreter (2005) because she knew Nicole wanted the role. Has always dreamed of working with her friend Steven Spielberg. Likes to work with costume designer Ann Roth, with whom she worked on Margot at the Wedding (2007), Cold Mountain (2003) and The Hours (2002). Some of her favorite movies are Gone with the Wind (1939), Breaking the Waves (1996), Grease (1978), Rear Window (1954) and The Way We Were (1973). Became good friends with Daniel Craig after working with him on The Invasion (2007/I) and The Golden Compass (2007). She loved wearing the prosthetic nose, that she originally used in The Hours (2002) and wore it in private too, mainly as she was undergoing a divorce from Tom Cruise at the time and was attracting a lot of paparazzi interest. Much to her delight, by wearing her fake nose out and about, she found she could easily evade the paparazzi as they didn't recognize her. She decided not to imitate Virginia Woolf's actual tone and voice because she feared people thought it would be comic. She is distantly related to Isabel Kidman, the second wife of Jack Lee. Return to work two months after giving birth to her daughter Sunday in order to begin filming Nine (2009). Replaced Catherine Zeta-Jones in the role of Claudia in Nine (2009) after she quit due to scheduling conflicts. Became pregnant twice by Tom Cruise during their marriage. In 1991, she suffered an ectopic pregnancy, resulting in their decision to adopt, and then in 2000, prior to their separation, she suffered a miscarriage. Turned down the role of Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump (1994), which went to Robin Wright. Auditioned for the role of Molly Jensen in Ghost (1990). Director Jerry Zucker said in the DVD commentary that he was very impressed with Kidman, but ultimately cast Demi Moore because she was a bigger name. The film's writer, Bruce Joel Rubin, was equally impressed and later cast Kidman as the lead in My Life (1993). Turned down Jodie Foster's role in The Brave One (2007). Is very close friends with fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman, her Australia (2008) co-star. Was two months pregnant with her daughter Sunday when she completed filming on Australia (2008). With her performance as Virginia Wolf in The Hours (2002) lasting around 25 minutes, she has one of the shortest Best Actress Oscar wins in history. Returned to work two months after the birth of her daughter Faith in order to begin filming Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) (TV). Owns a massive 3-bedroom, 2-bath river-view apartment in renowned glass tower designed by Richard Meier on Greenwich Village's Perry Street by Hudson River in Manhattan. Was in a band when she was a teenager, she was the singer. Said that if she had not been an actress, she would have been a doctor. She studied at St. Martin's Youth Theatre, Melbourne, Australia; Australian Theatre for Young People, Sydney, Australia and Philip Street Theatre, Sydney, Australia; majored in voice, production and theater history. When she was a child, used to go fishing with her grandfather. Decided to do Eyes Wide Shut (1999) before reading the script. Tom Cruise used to call her "The Wild Australian". When Stanley Kubrick died, she went to St. Patrick church in New York and lit a candle in his memory. When she married Tom Cruise, part of their promise was that they would never be separated for more than two weeks. Was nicknamed "Stalky" while attending school. Attended a Catholic school. Raised in Longueville, Sydney. She was already 5' 9" when she was age 13. Shares the services of publicist Pat Kingsley with her friend, Sandra Bullock. Had a three year relationship with actor Tom Burlinson, with whom she co-starred in Windrider (1986). In the late 1980s, she cohabited with actor Marcus Graham. Has two adopted children with her first husband Tom Cruise - a daughter Isabella Jane Kidman-Cruise (aka Isabella Cruise, born on December 22, 1992) and a son Connor Anthony Kidman-Cruise (aka Connor Cruise, born on January 17, 1995). When she separated from husband Tom Cruise in February 2001, she was 3 months pregnant with what would have been their first biological child, but had a miscarriage. Gave birth to her third child at age 41, a daughter Sunday Rose Kidman-Urban on July 7, 2008. Child's father is her second husband, Keith Urban. Became the mother for the fourth time at age 43, when her daughter Faith Margaret Kidman-Urban was born on December 28, 2010 via surrogate. Child's father is her second husband, Keith Urban. Attended Princess Diana's funeral with her then-husband, Tom Cruise. Nominated in the outstanding actress in a made For Television Movie at The Women's Image Network Awards 14, (aka The WIN Awards) for her role in the HBO movie Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) (TV). The longest she has gone without an Oscar nomination is 8 years, between The Hours (2002) and Rabbit Hole (2010). Was considered for roles in Nymphomaniac (2013) and Bel Ami (2012). Both roles eventually went to Uma Thurman. She serves as an Ambassador of the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, and have hosted events for the children, including special screenings of The Golden Compass (2007) and Happy Feet (2006). Originally turned down her part in Stoker (2013), because she wished to spend time with her kids. However, director Chan-wook Park was eager to have her play the part of Evelyn that he choose to place setting in Nashville. The movie was filmed five minutes from her home. Began filming on Stoker (2013) a week after wrapping The Paperboy (2012). On set of Cold Mountain (2003) she gave co-star Natalie Portman the advice to "Always choose a film by its director. You're never certain how the movie will turn out, but you are always guaranteed an interesting experience". In 2010, Portman said that she always had that in mind, during her career. Zac Efron said that shooting the improvised dance scene with her in The Paperboy (2012), was "the day he became a man". She saved Hugh Jackman from a poisonous scorpion on the set of Australia (2008). While she was about to join Hugh in the bag, she noticed the poisonous scorpion crawling up his leg. She calmly told him not to move and squatted down, scooped the arachnid into her hat and walked over to the woods and released it. Everyone applauded but was asked why she hadn't just stomped on it. She said, 'I would never kill an animal. Every creature here has its purpose. This one just didn't belong in Hugh's bag!'". Her appearance in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) marks only the second time she appears in a sequel, following Batman Forever (1995). Previously, there has been sequels to two of her films - Dogville (2003) and Happy Feet (2006) - but she did not star in either of them. Has starred in two movies that have been nominated for Best Picture Academy Awards: Moulin Rouge! (2001) and The Hours (2002). In both Dead Calm (1989) and Rabbit Hole (2010) Nicole played the mother of a boy named Danny. Danny was killed in car accidents in both films. Developed shortsightedness 1998 and had laser treatment to rectify the problem. Usually wears contact lenses but wears glasses on occasions. Godmother of Simon Baker and Rebecca Riggs' children Henry and Claude and of Rupert Murdoch's daughters Grace and Chloe. She has starred in 11 movies that have been nominated for at least one Academy Award. Paris, France: On location for Grace of Monaco (2014). [October 2012] London, England: Filming The Golden Compass (2007) and promoting Happy Feet (2006). [November 2006] Nashville, TN, USA: Filming Stoker (2013) near her own private residence. [August 2011] Paris, France: Visiting the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais with family. [December 2008] Trollhättan, Sweden: Filming Dogville (2003). [February 2002] Berlin, Germany: Attending the Cinema for Peace UN Women Honorary Dinner. [July 2013] Flemington, Melbourne, Australia: Attending The Swisse Marquee at Flemington Racecourse. [November 2012] Nashville, Tennessee [January 2011] New York, NY, US: Being honored with a Gala event at the 50th-annual New York Film Festival. [October 2012] Toronto, Ontario, Canada: At the World Premiere of The Railway Man (2013). [September 2013] Sydney, Australia [January 2013] Udaipur, India: Filming a Schweppes commercial at the Lake Palace. The commercial is being directed by Shekhar Kapur and co-stars Rubina Ali. [March 2009] Tokyo, Japan: Attending the Asian premiere of The Golden Compass (2007) with co-star Dakota Blue Richards. [March 2008] Olympic Stadium, Stratford, London, England: At the opening ceremony of the London Summer Olympics, with husband 'Keith Urban' (II). She is as a part of being spokeswoman for Omega Watches, the official time keeper for the Olympic Games. [August 2012] Qingdao, China: Attending the announcement of Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis. [September 2013] Cannes, Grasse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France: At the World Premiere of Moulin Rouge! (2001). [May 2001] Genoa, Italy: Filming the last scenes for Grace of Monaco (2014). [November 2012] Salt Lake City, UT, US: Premiering her first film at the Sundance Film Festival; Birthday Girl (2001). [January 2002] Kununurra, Western Australia: Filming Australia (2008) with temperatures soaring to 109 °F. [June 2007] Salt Lake City, UT, US: At the Sundance Film Festival to promote Stoker (2013) with co-star Mia Wasikowska. [January 2013] Santa Monica, CA, USA; Attending the Independent Spirit Awards. [February 2011] Westwood, CA, US: With Naomi Watts and Heath Ledger at the World Premiere of The Ring (2002) at the Mann Bruin Theatre. [October 2002] Cannes, Grasse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France: Serving as a member of the main competition jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival [May 2013] United Nations Headquarters, Manhattan, NY, USA: Filming The Interpreter (2005) at the authentic estate of The United Nations. [June 2004] Personal Quotes [August 2000, on her marriage to Tom Cruise] Every day there is a compromise. Living with somebody requires a lot of understanding. But I love being married. I really love it. Sometimes I try to downplay it a bit because people are like, "God you guys!" I just feel so fortunate that I have found someone who will put up with me and stay with me. [on husband Tom Cruise] I wouldn't want to be married to me, but luckily he does. [8/01, commenting on her break-up with Tom Cruise] Now I can wear heels. It's so bizarre, I'm not scared of snakes or spiders. But I'm scared of butterflies. There is something eerie about them. Something weird! [on winning the Academy Award for The Hours (2002)] And I am standing in front of my mother, and my whole life I have wanted to make my mother proud. And now I'm going to make my daughter proud. When I heard about the Suzanne role in To Die For (1995), I thought, "I'll never get it - it'll be offered to someone else." So I called Gus [Gus Van Sant] at home, and he took my call, thank God. I told him I'd seen Drugstore Cowboy (1989), and I really wanted to work with him. I said I was destined to work with him. I think it's important that we don't all have to hold our heads high all the time saying everything's fine. These different people that I play become the loves of my life. The split [from Tom Cruise] left me very fragile but I'd love to marry again. I would love to have boobs and a butt like Jennifer Lopez but I'm not having surgery so there it is. [on receiving her star on the Walk of Fame] I've never been so excited to have people walk all over me for the rest of my life. You want to take some responsibility in your choices so that it sets the groundwork for that next generation of actresses - so for me working with Lars von Trier, I would hope that says to another generation: "go and seek out those directors, it's ok" [on Dogville (2003)] One day it would be a fairy tale, the next it was a nightmare. Lars [Lars von Trier] was gentle with me - he was gentle and soft, then he would beat me up emotionally when he felt he needed that. I did not always register what was happening until afterwards but you shouldn't have too much awareness as an actor, I don't think. I have a boy's body. I would prefer to have more curves because I think that's more beautiful. I would much rather have J. Lo's [Jennifer Lopez] body than mine. [on filming The Interpreter (2005) at UN headquarters in New York] As a backdrop for a thriller, it's fantastic, but also since I'm Australian and I've always worked internationally and this is an international place in New York, I really like the kind of communication it represents. I know I sound very much like my character now, but I do believe in this place. [on Cold Mountain (2003), The Human Stain (2003) and Dogville (2003) being released within months of each other] It's weird because they're all coming out at once. But I made them over 2-1/2 years. You look at somebody's work as an actor and you can see their emotional life being fed into it and you can kind of feel them through it. That's far more interesting than anything I could say about where I'm at or who I'm with. It's good to have a little distance. If you discuss your love too much, it just damages it. [on the troubled The Stepford Wives (2004)] It's a comedy. We hope. 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. Cinema is a director's medium, so you're saying, "What do you want?" Being an actor is about adapting - physically and emotionally. If that means you have to look great for it and they can make you look great, then thank you. And if you have to have everything washed away, then I'm willing to do that too. [on Birth (2004)] This is a film about love. What is a great love? Is there a love of our life? Do you ever recover from the loss of somebody that was so important to you? Stanley Kubrick taught me to believe in myself artistically.

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Birth Name

Nicole Mary Kidman

Birth Place

Honolulu, Hawái, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

6/20/1967
Known For
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Moulin Rouge!

Satine

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The Others

Grace

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The Interpreter

Silvia Broome

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Cold Mountain

Ada Monroe

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Panic Room

Stephen's Girlfriend on the Phone (voice) (uncredited)

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Days of Thunder

Dr. Claire Lewicki

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Bewitched

Isabel Bigelow / Samantha

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The Stepford Wives

Joanna Eberhart

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Batman Forever

Dr. Chase Meridian

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The Peacemaker

Dr. Julia Kelly

Starring In
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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Atlanna

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Werner Herzog - Radical Dreamer

Self

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The Northman

Queen Gudrún

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Being the Ricardos

Lucille Ball

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The Prom

Angie Dickinson

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Tom Cruise: Mann mit zwei Missionen

Self (archive footage)

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Kubrick by Kubrick

Self (archive footage)

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Bombshell

Gretchen Carlson

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The Goldfinch

Mrs. Barbour

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Destroyer

Erin Bell

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Aquaman

Queen Atlanna

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Boy Erased

Nancy

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Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

Herself (archive footage)

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The Upside

Yvonne

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How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Queen Boadicea

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The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

Anna Murphy

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The Beguiled

Miss Martha

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Lion

Sue Brierley

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Genius

Aline Bernstein

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The Guardian Brothers

Luli (voice)

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The Family Fang (Netflix)

Annie Fang

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Secret in Their Eyes

Claire Sloane

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Strangerland

Catherine Parker

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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Herself (archive footage)

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Queen of the Desert

Gertrude Bell

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Paddington

Millicent

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Before I Go to Sleep

Christine

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Grace of Monaco

Grace

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Hello Ladies: The Movie

Self

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And the Oscar Goes To...

Herself (archive footage)

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The Railway Man

Patricia Wallace

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Stoker

Evelyn Stoker

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Hemingway & Gellhorn

Martha Gellhorn

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Room 237

Alice Harford (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Paperboy

Charlotte Bless

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Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

(archive footage)

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Trespass

Sarah Miller

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Just Go With It

Devlin Adams

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Rabbit Hole

Becca

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Nine

Claudia

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Australia

Lady Sarah Ashley

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August

Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Margot at the Wedding

Margot

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Der Geist des Geldes

Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Invasion

Carol Bennell

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The Golden Compass

Mrs. Coulter

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Show Business - The Road to Broadway

Herself (uncredited)

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I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal

Narrator

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The Queen

Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Happy Feet

Norma Jean (voice)

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Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

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Oscarverleihung 2006

Herself - Presenter: Best Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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Bewitched

Isabel Bigelow / Samantha

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The Interpreter

Silvia Broome

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Director's Series Vol. 5 - Work of Director Jonathan Glazer

Herself

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God Grew Tired of Us

Narrator

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Birth

Anna

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The Stepford Wives

Joanna Eberhart

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A Journey to 'Cold Mountain'

Ada Monroe

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The Human Stain

Faunia Farley

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Cold Mountain

Ada Monroe

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Dogville

Grace Margaret Mulligan

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The Hours

Virginia Woolf

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Panic Room

Stephen's Girlfriend on the Phone (voice) (uncredited)

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Birthday Girl

Sophia, alias Nadia

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The Others

Grace

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Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

Self

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Moulin Rouge!

Satine

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Robbie Williams: Live at the Albert

Audience Member

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America: A Tribute To Heroes

Herself

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Eyes Wide Shut

Alice Harford

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Practical Magic

Gillian Owens

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The Leading Man

Academy Awards Presenter

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers

Grace (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Peacemaker

Dr. Julia Kelly

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The Portrait of a Lady

Isabel Archer

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Batman Forever

Dr. Chase Meridian

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To Die For

Suzanne Stone Maretto

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Malice

Tracy Kennsinger

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My Life

Gail Jones

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Far and Away

Shannon Christie

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Billy Bathgate

Drew Preston

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Flirting

Nicola

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Days of Thunder

Dr. Claire Lewicki

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Dead Calm

Rae Ingram

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Emerald City

Helen McCord

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Un'australiana a Roma

Jill

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Nightmaster

Amy Gabriel

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Windrider

Jade

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The Oprah Winfrey Show

Herself (4 episodes, 2002-2005)

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Archer

Catherine

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Wills & Burke

Julia Matthews

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BMX Bandits

Judy

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Bush Christmas

Helen

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Five Mile Creek: Season One

Annie (12 episodes, 1985)

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This Day and Age

Atlanna

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