Nicole Kidman

Australian-American actress, producer, and model

Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian-American actress, model, singer and film producer. She began acting in movies in 1983. She starred in various Australian movies and television shows. Her first major role was in Dead Calm in 1989.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman at 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Nicole Mary Kidman

(1967-06-20) June 20, 1967 (age 56)[1]
NationalityAustralian, American
  • Actress
  • model
  • singer
  • film producer
Years active1983 - present
Tom Cruise
(m. 1990; div. 2001)

Keith Urban (m. 2006)
Children4 (2 adopted, 2 biological daughters)
RelativesAntonia Kidman (sister)

Her performance in the musical Moulin Rouge! (2001) earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She later won the award in this category for playing Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002).

Nicole Kidman appeared as Atlanna, Aquaman's mother, in the 2018 DC Comics - Warner Bros. movie Aquaman (2018). She played Lucille Ball in the 2021 biographical drama movie Being the Ricardos. She won a Golden Globe Award and earned an Academy Award nomination in 2022 for her role as Ball.

Early life


Nicole Mary Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to an Australian parents. They were temporarily in the United States on educational visas. Nicole Kidman can therefore claim citizenship in Australia and the United States.[2] Her father, Antony David Kidman (1938 - 2014) was a biochemist, clinical psychologist, and author.[3][4] Her mother, Janelle Ann (née Glenny), is a nursing instructor who edits her husband's books and was a member of the Women's Electoral Lobby. Nicole Kidman is of Scottish and Irish ancestry.[5] At the time of Kidman's birth, her father was a graduate student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He soon became a visiting fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health of the United States. Opposed to the war in Vietnam, which was causing social unrest in both Australia and the United States, Kidman's parents participated in anti-war protests while they were living in Washington DC[6] The family returned to Australia when Nicole Kidman was four and her parents now live on Sydney's North Shore. Nicole Kidman has a younger sister, Antonia Kidman, a journalist and TV presenter.[7]



Kidman's first movie was in 1983. It was called BMX Bandits. Her first famous movie was Dead Calm in 1989. Her first major movie was called Days of Thunder, which also starred Tom Cruise. They fell in love during the filming of that movie and married. Nicole Kidman was then in more movies like Flirting, Billy Bathgate, Far and Away, Malice, My Life and To Die For. All of these movies were successes.

She was then in movies like Batman Forever and Practical Magic. In 1999 she starred in a movie with Tom Cruise called Eyes Wide Shut. They played a married couple in the movie. It was the last movie directed by director Stanley Kubrick. They separated and divorced after making Eyes Wide Shut.

Since Kidman and Cruise divorced, she has been in movies including: Moulin Rouge!, The Others, Cold Mountain, The Stepford Wives and Bewitched.

Personal life


Kidman was married to Tom Cruise until 2001.[source?] She is currently married to Keith Urban and she has two daughters.[source?]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 BMX Bandits Judy
Bush Christmas Helen
Five Mile Creek Annie TV series
Skin Deep Sheena Henderson TV movie
Chase Through the Night Petra TV movie
1984 Matthew and Son Bridget Elliot TV movie
Wills & Burke Julia Matthews
1985 Archer's Adventure Catherine TV movie
Winners Carol Trig TV series - episode 1
1986 Windrider Jade
1987 Watch the Shadows Dance Amy Gabriel
The Bit Part Mary McAllister
Room to Move Carol Trig TV miniseries
An Australian in Rome Jill TV movie
Vietnam Megan Goddard TV miniseries
1988 Emerald City Helen
1989 Dead Calm Rae Ingram
Bangkok Hilton Katrina Stanton TV miniseries
1990 Days of Thunder Dr. Claire Lewicki
1991 Flirting Nicola
Billy Bathgate Drew Preston Golden Globe nomination - Best Supporting Actress
1992 Far and Away Shannon Christie
1993 Malice Tracy Kennsinger
My Life Gail Jones
1995 To Die For Suzanne Stone Maretto BAFTA Award nomination - Best Actress, Golden Globe win - Best Musical/Comedy Actress
Batman Forever Dr. Chase Meridian
1996 The Leading Man Academy Awards presenter
The Portrait of a Lady Isabel Archer
1997 The Peacemaker Dr. Julia Kelly
1998 Practical Magic Gillian Owens
1999 Eyes Wide Shut Alice Harford
2001 Moulin Rouge! Satine Academy Award nomination - Best Actress, Golden Globe win - Best Musical/Comedy Actress
The Others Grace Stewart Nominated for BAFTA Award - Best Actress
Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Drama Actress
Birthday Girl Sophia/Nadia
2002 The Hours Virginia Woolf Academy Award win - Best Actress, BAFTA Award win - Best Actress, Golden Globe win - Best Drama Actress
2003 Dogville Grace Margaret Mulligan
The Human Stain Faunia Farley
Cold Mountain Ada Monroe Golden Globe nomination - Best Drama Actress
2004 The Stepford Wives Joanna Eberhart
Birth Anna Golden Globe nomination - Best Drama Actress
2005 The Interpreter Silvia Broome
Bewitched Isabel Bigelow/Samantha Worst Screen Couple Razzie
2006 Fur Diane Arbus
Happy Feet Norma Jean voice
2007 The Invasion Carol Bennell
Margot at the Wedding Margot
The Golden Compass Marisa Coulter
2008 Australia Lady Sarah Ashley Post-production
2009 Need Postponed because of her pregnancy
The Lady from Shanghai


  1. "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly. No. 1264. 21 June 2013. p. 26.
  2. Dickerson, James L. Nicole Kidman, Citadel Press, 2003, p.1
  3. Keneally, Tom (24 May 1992). "Film; Nicole Kidman, From Down Under to 'Far and Away'". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. Thomson, David (2006). Nicole Kidman. Knopf. ISBN 978-1-4000-4273-9.
  5. "Nicole Kidman Biography". Archived from the original on 7 May 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  6. Dickerson, James L. Nicole Kidman, Citadel Press, 2003, p. 2
  7. "Antonia Kidman". Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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