Keith Urban

A dynamic singer, songwriter and stage performer, Keith Urban embodied the country music superstar. He launched his music career in his native Australia, but it was in Nashville where the singer catapulted to fame. He ... Read more »
Born: 10/26/1967 in Whangarei, North Island, , NZ

Filmography

Actor (82)

10th Annual ACM Honors 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

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Stand Up to Cancer 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

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2016 CMT Music Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

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51st Academy of Country Music Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

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American Idol 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

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CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

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Nashville Star 2002 - 2003, 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

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The 49th Annual CMA Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

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iHeartCountry Festival 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

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CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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CMT Music Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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The 48th Annual CMA Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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2014 CMT Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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50 YEARS: THE BEATLES 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

The 47th Annual CMA Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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20/20 2013 (Tv Show)

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2013 CMT Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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American Country Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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CMA Country Christmas 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

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The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

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CMA Country Christmas 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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The 45th Annual CMA Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The 44th Annual CMA Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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2009 American Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn - The Last Rodeo 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2010 (Tv Show)

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Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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The 43rd Annual CMA Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Fashion Rocks 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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The 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The 2005 American Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The 2005 Radio Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The 39th Annual CMA Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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CMT Crossroads 2005 (Tv Show)

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The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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CMA Music Festival 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 37th Annual CMA Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 2002 Billboard Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The 36th Annual CMA Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The 35th Annual CMA Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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2001 ALMA Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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On the Verge (3/21/01) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 34th Annual CMA Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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CMT Artists of the Year (TV Show)

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Jimmy Kimmel Live (Tv Show)

Guest

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Presenter
Music (10)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 2016 (Movie)

("Days Go By") (Song)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 2016 (Movie)

("Days Go By") (Song Performer)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009, 2013 (Tv Show)

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Act of Valor 2012 (Movie)

("For You") (Song)

Act of Valor 2012 (Movie)

("For You") (Song Performer)

The 41st Annual CMA Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

("Somebody Like You") (Song)

The 38th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

She Gets What She Wants 2002 (Movie)

("Walkin' the Country") (Song)

She Gets What She Wants 2002 (Movie)

("Walkin' the Country") (Song Performer)

Biography

A dynamic singer, songwriter and stage performer, Keith Urban embodied the country music superstar. He launched his music career in his native Australia, but it was in Nashville where the singer catapulted to fame. He topped the country charts with the singles "But for the Grace of God" (2000), "Somebody Like You" (2002), and "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me?" (2003), and captivated fans with his energetic, guitar-driven live performances. Urban's country swagger and heartfelt lyrics turned him into one of the genre's most eligible heartthrobs, until he fell in love and married Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman in 2006. Battling drug and alcohol addiction for several years, Urban credited Kidman for standing by his side during his most difficult years and subsequent recovery. The Grammy-winning singer made a triumphant return to music with the chart-topping 2009 album Defying Gravity, then joined the judges' panel for the 12th season of "American Idol" (Fox, 2002-16), establishing Urban not only as a successful crossover artist, but also as an influential force in the mainstream entertainment industry.

Relationships

Nicole Kidman Actor

Wife
Met January 2005 at a Los Angeles gala dinner honoring noted Australians Dating rumors began July 2005 Announced engagement May 2006 Married June 25, 2006 in Sydney, Australia

Sunday Kidman Urban

Daughter
Born July 7, 2008; mother, Nicole Kidman

Faith Kidman Urban

Daughter
Born via surrogate Dec. 28, 2010; mother, Nicole Kidman

Milestones

2012

Appeared as one of the four coaches on Australian version of "The Voice" (Nine Network)

2012

Joined Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Randy Jackson as a judge on "American Idol" (Fox)

2009

Fifth studio album Defying Gravity landed at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart

2005

Met Oscar-winning actress and fellow Australian Nicole Kidman

2004

Released hit album Be Here; became the first New Zealand-born artist to win Country Music Association (CMA) Male Vocalist of the Year award

2001

Posed nude with a strategically placed guitar in the April issue of Playgirl magazine

1999

Released U.S. self-titled debut after disbanding The Ranch for a solo career

1997

Formed country trio The Ranch; group's self-titled debut yielded two minor hits "Walkin’ the Country" and "Just Some Love"

1992

Moved to Nashville, TN; played guitar for artists Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson

1991

Signed with EMI Records and released self-titled solo debut

Raised in Queensland, Australia

Known for such albums as "Be Here" and "Golden Road"

Popular songs include "Somewhere In My Car" and "Cop Car".

Learned to play the guitar at six

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