Nicole Kidman

Actor, Singer
Australian actress Nicole Kidman consistently defied expectations throughout her career. Initially cast as the next big thing, she later enjoyed the double-edged honor of being known as Mrs. Tom Cruise, only to ... Read more »
Born: 06/20/1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Filmography

Actor (117)

Conan 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Genius 2015 (Movie)

Aline Bernstein (Actor)

Lion 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Paddington 2015 (Movie)

Millicent (Actor)

Queen of the Desert 2015 (Movie)

Gertrude Bell (Actor)

Secret in Their Eyes 2015 (Movie)

Claire Sloan (Actor)

Strangerland 2015 (Movie)

Catherine Parker (Actor)

The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Family Fang 2015 (Movie)

Annie Fang (Actor)

Before I Go To Sleep 2014 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

Grace of Monaco 2014 (Movie)

Grace Kelly (Actor)

The Railway Man 2014 (Movie)

Patti Lomax (Actor)

In Vogue: the Editor's Eye 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stoker 2013 (Movie)

Evelyn Stoker (Actor)

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Lady From Shanghai 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Paperboy 2012 (Movie)

Charlotte Bless (Actor)

WWE Tribute to the Troops 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Just Go With It 2011 (Movie)

Devlin Adams (Actor)

The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Trespass 2011 (Movie)

Sarah Miller (Actor)

2009 American Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Rabbit Hole 2010 (Movie)

Becca (Actor)

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Nine 2009 (Movie)

Claudia Jenssen (Actor)

Project Runway: All-Star Challenge 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Australia 2008 (Movie)

Lady Sarah Ashley (Actor)

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

God Grew Tired of Us 2007 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Lagerfeld Confidential 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Margot at the Wedding 2007 (Movie)

Margot (Actor)

Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Golden Compass 2007 (Movie)

Marisa Coulter (Actor)

The Invasion 2007 (Movie)

Carol Bennell (Actor)

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus 2006 (Movie)

Diane Arbus (Actor)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Norma Jean (Actor)

The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Family First 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

Isabel Bigelow/Samantha (Actor)

Red Carpet Confidential 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Bewitched 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Interpreter 2005 (Movie)

Silvia Broome (Actor)

18th Annual American Cinematheque Award 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Birth 2004 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Dogville 2004 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stepford Wives 2004 (Movie)

Joanna Eberhart (Actor)

Women on Top: Hollywood and Power 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Mountain 2003 (Movie)

Ada Monroe (Actor)

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Human Stain 2003 (Movie)

Faunia Farley (Actor)

Birthday Girl 2002 (Movie)

Nadia (Actor)

Dogville Confessions 2002 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

The Hours 2002 (Movie)

Virginia Woolf (Actor)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

Satine (Actor)

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Others 2001 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

Ron Howard: Hollywood's Favorite Son 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Eyes Wide Shut 1999 (Movie)

Alice Harford (Actor)

Fire & Ice Ball '97 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

Gillian Owens (Actor)

The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Peacemaker 1997 (Movie)

Julia Kelly (Actor)

People Yearbook '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Portrait of A Lady 1996 (Movie)

Isabel Archer (Actor)

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

Chase Meridian (Actor)

Riddle Me This: Why Is Batman Forever? 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

To Die For 1995 (Movie)

Suzanne Stone (Actor)

The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Malice 1993 (Movie)

Tracy Safian (Actor)

My Life 1993 (Movie)

Gail Jones (Actor)

Far and Away 1992 (Movie)

Shannon Christie (Actor)

Flirting 1992 (Movie)

Nicola Radcliffe (Actor)

Hollywood Hotshots 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Bangkok Hilton 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Billy Bathgate 1991 (Movie)

Drew Preston (Actor)

Days of Thunder 1990 (Movie)

Doctor Claire Lewicki (Actor)

Dead Calm 1989 (Movie)

Rae Ingram (Actor)

Emerald City 1989 (Movie)

Helen Davey (Actor)

The Bit Part 1987 (Movie)

Mary McAllister (Actor)

Watch the Shadows Dance 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Windrider 1987 (Movie)

Jade (Actor)

Wills and Burke - The Untold Story 1985 (Movie)

Julia Matthews (Actor)

BMX Bandits 1983 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

Bush Christmas 1982 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Chase Through the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV Show)

Actor

Room to Move (TV Show)

Actor

The Eighth Wonder (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (5)

The Family Fang 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Monte Carlo 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rabbit Hole 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

In the Cut 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Eighth Wonder (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (3)

Nine 2009 (Movie)

("Unusual Way") (Song Performer)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("Kiss") (Song Performer)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

("Sparkling Diamonds (Medley--contains 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend' 'Material Girl' 'Rans')" "The Pitch (Medley--contains 'Can Can' 'Sound of Music' 'Your Song')" "One Day I'll Fly Away (Medley--contains 'One Day I'll Fly Away' 'Your Song')" "Eleph (Song Performer)

Biography

Australian actress Nicole Kidman consistently defied expectations throughout her career. Initially cast as the next big thing, she later enjoyed the double-edged honor of being known as Mrs. Tom Cruise, only to eventually be recognized as one of cinema's most powerful dramatic actresses. After garnering international acclaim for her role in the Australian thriller "Dead Calm" (1989), Kidman made her American debut in the Tom Cruise actioner "Days of Thunder" (1990). Although Kidman impressed with her performances in such films as "To Die For" (1995) and "The Portrait of a Lady" (1996), she could not quite escape the considerable shadow cast by her megastar husband. Kidman took a brief hiatus after her work in Stanley Kubrick's final film "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999) and her much publicized divorce from Cruise, only to return triumphant in director Baz Luhrmann's musical extravaganza "Moulin Rouge" (2001). From there it was on to a string of universally acclaimed performances in films that included "The Others" (2001), "The Hours" (2002) - for which she won a Best Actress Oscar - "Dogville" (2003), and "Cold Mountain" (2003). Following a period of inconsistent project choices, Kidman proved that she was still at the top of her game with her portrayal of a grieving mother in "Rabbit Hole" (2010). Ultimately, Kidman succeeded in reinventing herself like few actresses had, starting out as a fashionable wife to the world's biggest movie star, only to wind up a respected actress in her own right, who continued to fascinate the public year after year.

Relationships

Q-Tip Song

Companion
Introduced by Leonardo Di Caprio Rumored to have briefly dated in 2003

Steve Bing Producer

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated in 2004-05

Russell Crowe Actor

Companion
Romantically linked October 2002; both denied rumors; the source who claimed to have witnessed Kidman and Crowe kissing, dancing, etc. later admitted that he lied

Tom Cruise Actor

Husband
Met while filming "Days of Thunder" (1990) Married Dec. 24, 1990 in Telluride, CO Separated when Kidman was three months pregnant, just before their tenth wedding anniversary; she later miscarried; announced separation in February 2001 Cruise filed for divorce Feb. 7, 2001 Divorce finalized Aug. 8, 2001 Co-starred in "Far and Away" (1992) and "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999)

Connor Cruise Actor

Son
Born on Jan. 17, 1995 in Florida Adopted by Kidman and Cruise on Feb. 5, 2001

Marcus Graham Actor

Companion
Australian Couple was in a relationship in the late 1980s

Antonia Hawley

Sister
Born c. 1971

Antony Kidman

Father
Australian Was involved with labor movement and progressive causes

Janelle Kidman

Mother
Australian Edited her husband's books Was involved with feminist causes Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984

Isabella Kidman Cruise

Daughter
Born Dec. 22, 1992 in Florida Adopted by Kidman and Cruise in January 1993

Lenny Kravitz Actor

Companion
Began dating in early 2003 Couple split in January 2004 when Kravitz was photographed with another woman Rumored to have been briefly engaged

Tobey Maguire Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated in 2002; eight years younger than Kidman

Keith Urban Actor

Husband
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 Urban

Daughter
Born July 7, 2008; father, Keith Urban

Faith Urban

Daughter
Born Dec. 28, 2010 through a gestational carrier; father, Keith Urban

Eric Watson

Companion
Owner of the "Warriors" rugby league club in New Zealand Rumored to have briefly dated in 2004

EDUCATION

St Martin's Youth Theatre

Enrolled in drama school at age 10

Philip Street Theatre

Studied voice, production and theater history

Australian Theatre for Young People

North Sydney Girls' High School

Dropped out of high school to pursue acting full-time; befriended future actress Naomi Watts

Studied ballet as a child

Milestones

2013

Co-starred with Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode in drama thriller "Stoker"

2012

Co-starred with Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey in Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy"

2012

Portrayed WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn opposite Clive Owen's Ernest Hemingway in HBO romantic drama "Hemingway & Gellhorn"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama ("Rabbit Hole")

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role ("Rabbit Hole")

2011

Turned in a comedic performance in "Just Go with It" opposite Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead

2011

Co-starred with Nicolas Cage in crime drama "Trespass"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead ("Rabbit Hole")

2010

Co-starred with Aaron Eckhart in John Cameron Mitchell's indie drama "Rabbit Hole"

2009

Played Daniel Day-Lewis' muse in Rob Marshall's musical adaptation of the Broadway play "Nine"

2008

Re-teamed with director Baz Luhrmann for the epic "Australia"; also co-starred with Hugh Jackman

2007

Co-starred with Daniel Craig in "The Invasion," a film based on the 1956 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

2007

Portrayed a neurotic writer who disapproves of her sister's fiancé (Jack Black) in director Noah Baumbach's "Margot at the Wedding"

2007

Played the villainous Mrs. Coulter in "The Golden Compass," a film adaptation of the first part of His Dark Materials trilogy

2006

Portrayed photographer Diane Arbus in "Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus"

2005

Cast as Samantha in the big-screen adaptation of "Bewitched"

2005

Starred opposite Sean Penn in Sydney Pollack's "The Interpreter"

2004

Starred in "Birth" with Cameron Bright and Lauren Bacall as a woman who becomes convinced that a ten year old boy is the reincarnation of her dead husband; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Lead Actress (Drama)

2004

Played a woman on the run from the mob, hiding out in a small town in "Dogville" directed by Lars von Trier

2004

Co-starred with Matthew Broderick in the remake of ''The Stepford Wives,'' Bryan Forbes' 1975 cult classic about upper-crust women being replaced by robots with sunny dispositions

2003

Starred with Jude Law in Anthony Minghella's "Cold Mountain"; received a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a dramatic role

2003

Co-starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in "The Human Stain," an adaptation of Philip Roth's novel

2003

Announced as the new celebrity spokeswoman for Chanel No. 5, the top selling fragrance in the world

2003

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (January)

2002

Cast as Virginia Woolf in "The Hours," the feature adaptation of Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer-winning novel; received a SAG nomination for her performance

2001

Played a high-strung mother in the period thriller "The Others," written and directed by Alejandro Amenabar

2001

Recorded "Somethin' Stupid" with singer Robbie Williams; had Number One hit record in Great Britain

2001

Had singing and dancing role as the courtesan Satine opposite Ewan McGregor in the Baz Luhrmann directed "Moulin Rouge!"; reportedly beat out Courtney Love for the role; received first Best Actress Oscar nomination

1999

Starred opposite Cruise as a husband and wife experiencing marital discord in the Stanley-Kubrick directed "Eyes Wide Shut"; filmed over a 14-month period from November 1996 to January 1998

1998

Made London stage debut in David Hare's "The Blue Room," where the actress briefly appeared nude; show transferred to NYC in November marking Kidman's Broadway debut

1998

Co-starred with Sandra Bullock as sisters who happen to be witches in "Practical Magic"

1997

Offered a fearsomely serious approach to her role as Dr. Julia Kelly, acting head of the White House Nuclear Smugling Group, in the action thriller "The Peacemaker"

1996

Played Isabel Archer in Jane Campion's sumptuous (but ineffectual) adaptation of Henry James' "The Portrait of a Lady"; Campion had originally offered her the role then made her audition for the part

1995

Portrayed the love interest of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the overblown "Batman Returns"

1995

Delivered a critically-acclaimed portrayal of a brutally ambitious weather girl in Gus Van Sant's black comedy "To Die For"

1993

Starred opposite Michael Keaton in the drama "My Life"

1993

Cast as a young wife who desperately wants a child in "Malice"

1992

Co-starred as an Irish lass who heads to Oklahoma with her lover (Cruise) in the Ron Howard directed "Far and Away"

1991

Gave a strong performance as a mobster's mistress in the underappreciated "Billy Bathgate," directed by Robert Benton

1990

Teamed again with John Duigan on "Flirting"; best pal Naomi Watts also in cast

1990

U.S. film debut, "Days of Thunder" opposite future husband Tom Cruise

1989

Offered terrific turn as a woman duped into carrying drugs who is caught and imprisoned in Australian miniseries "Bangkok Hilton"

1989

Breakthrough screen role as Sam Neill's young wife in the thriller "Dead Calm," directed by Philip Noyce

1987

Gave breakthrough TV performance in the Kennedy-Miller miniseries "Vietnam"; reportedly underwent a six-and-a-half-hour improvisational audition to land the role; episodes directed by John Duigan and Chris Noonan

1987

Reteamed with director Duigan on the Australian telefilm "Room to Move"

1986

Cast as a rock star who falls for a windsurfer in "Windrider"

1983

Made Australian film debut in "Bush Christmas"

1983

Appeared in Australian teen film "BMX Bandits"

1983

Cast as Annie on the series "Five Mile Creek" (Disney Channel); appeared on the last 12 episodes of the series

1977

Began acting at age 10

1970

Non-professional acting debut as a sheep in a Nativity play at age four

1969

Family returned to live in an affluent Sydney suburb

1969

Studied dance at age three

Spent first three years of life living in Washington, DC where her father did research on breast cancer

Born in Hawaii

Starred on the Australian stage in "Steel Magnolias" and "Spring Awakening"

Bonus Trivia

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Kidman was reportedly a descendant of a famous Australian clan headed by the late cattle baron, Sir Sydney Kidman, who had vast land and livestock holdings in Australia.

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Kidman was voted Best Actress of the Year for the 1987 miniseries "Vietnam" in a poll of the Australian public.

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Her extensive work with charities and political organizations received a fraction of the global scrutiny her film career garnered. A Goodwill ambassador with UNICEF Australia since 1994, Kidman campaigned tirelessly for disadvantaged children in her home country. She was later honored by the United Nations as a "Citizen of the World" in 2004, and with the Companion of the Order of Australia award, the highest civilian order from that country in 2006. She also designed a T-shirt for the "Little Tee Campaign," which supported breast cancer care.

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Kidman spoke to journalist Garry Maddox about the coverage of her personal life following Tom Cruise's decision to file for divorce: "It's very upsetting and it's invasive. I understand that people are interested, but it's my life, my personal life. It's my job as a mother to protect my children and their privacy. It's very difficult seeing your life being dragged through the newspapers and the tabloids and your children being dragged through it." – quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, April 5, 2001

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Kidman was Entertainment Weekly's choice as Entertainer of the Year in 2001.

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In October 2003, Kidman won a five figure sum and an apology from Sun Newspaper (British newspaper) which said she had had an affair with actor Jude Law and was to blame for the break-up of his marriage.

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Kidman was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004.

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Kidman on ex-husband Tom Cruise: "He was huge; still is. To me, he was just Tom, but to everybody else, he is huge. But he was lovely to me. And I loved him. I still love him." – from Ladies Home Journal, June 2006

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In 2006, Nicole Kidman toped the fifth annual list of highest-paid actresses as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, earning as much as $17 million per movie.

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