Nicole Kidman

BirthDay:

20 Jun 1967

BirthPlace:

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

BirthName:

Nicole Mary Kidman

Bio:

Elegant redhead Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas.

Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and clinical psychologist. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Washington, D.C., where Nicole's father pursued his research on breast cancer, and then, three years later, made the pilgrimage back to her parents' native Sydney in Australia, where Nicole was raised. 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.
Filmography

Actor ( 172 credits )

Untouchable (2018) Yvonne
The Beguiled (2017) Martha Farnsworth
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)
Big Little Lies (2017)  Celeste Wright (7 episodes, 2017)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Surgeon's Wife
Lion (2016) Sue Brierley
Genius (2016) Aline Bernstein
The Guardian Brothers (2016) (voice)
The Family Fang (2015) Annie Fang
Secret in Their Eyes (2015) Claire
Queen of the Desert (2015) Gertrude Bell
Strangerland (2015) Catherine Parker
Grace of Monaco (2014) Grace Kelly
Paddington (2014) Millicent
Before I Go to Sleep (2014) Christine Lucas
Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart (2014) Suzanne Stone Maretto (archive footage)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
73 Questions (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Duels (2014)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2016)
The Railway Man (2013) Patti
Stoker (2013) Evelyn Stoker
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Tu cara me suena - Argentina (2013)  Herself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2014)
Hello Ladies (2013)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
Ok! TV (2013)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Top of the Lake (2013) (1 episode, 2017)
The Paperboy (2012) Charlotte Bless
Trespass (2011) Sarah Miller
Just Go With It (2011) Devlin Adams
Jump Start Live (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Rabbit Hole (2010) Becca
Conan (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Herself / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Nine (2009) Claudia
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Herself (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Australia (2008) Lady Sarah Ashley
August (2008) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest (2008)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Entertainers with Byron Allen (2008)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The Golden Compass (2007) Marisa Coulter
Lagerfeld Confidential (2007) Herself
Margot at the Wedding (2007) Margot
The Invasion (2007) Carol Bennell
The Spirit of Money (2007) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007) Herself (uncredited)
DP/30: Conversations About Movies (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Banda sonora (2007) (1 episode, 2012)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal (2007) Narrator (voice)
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007) Herself - at 75th Annual Academy Awards (archive footage) (uncredited)
God Grew Tired of Us (2006) Narrator (voice)
Happy Feet (2006) Norma Jean (voice)
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) Diane Arbus
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Satine (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Queen (2006) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Close Up (2006)  Actress / ... (1 episode, 2011)
What It Takes (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Bewitched (2005) Isabel Bigelow / Samantha
The Interpreter (2005) Silvia Broome
Los Angeles (2005) Herself
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
20 to 1 (2005)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
I Love the '90s: Part Deux (2005) (unknown episodes)
Cinema mil (2005)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005)
Birth (2004) Anna
The Stepford Wives (2004) Joanna Eberhart
The Culture Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
At the Movies (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
CMT Insider (2004)  Herself (8 episodes, 2006-2011)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself - Before I Go to Sleep (1 episode, 2014)
Cold Mountain (2003) Ada Monroe
Dogville (2003) Grace Margaret Mulligan
Dogville Confessions (2003) Herself
The Human Stain (2003) Faunia Farley
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2013)
Headline Country (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Cartaz Cultural (2003)  Herself (2008)
Tussen de sterren (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Love Chain (2003)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2003)
The Hours (2002) Virginia Woolf
Panic Room (2002) Stephen's Girlfriend on the Phone (voice) (uncredited)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Reel Comedy (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Der Kabel 1 Kinotipp (2002)  Lady Sarah Ashley (1 episode, 2008)
The Others (2001) Grace Stewart
Moulin Rouge! (2001) Satine
Birthday Girl (2001) Sophia, alias Nadia
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Richard & Judy (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
The Ray Martin Show (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Havoc's Luxury Suites and Conference Facility (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Yang Lan One on One (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) Herself
Rove Live (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Alice Harford
Inside Film Awards (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Practical Magic (1998) Gillian Owens
Først & sist (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
The Peacemaker (1997) Dr. Julia Kelly
The View (1997)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004-2008)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Before They Were Famous (1997)  Judy (1 episode, 1997)
SAG Foundation Conversations (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The Leading Man (1996) Academy Awards Presenter
The Portrait of a Lady (1996) Isabel Archer
Access Hollywood (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (3 episodes, 1996-1999)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
To Die For (1995) Suzanne Stone Maretto
Batman Forever (1995) Dr. Chase Meridian
Today Tonight (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Kulturzeit (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Extra (1994)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2014)
Cartelera (1994)  Herself (2 episodes, 2008)
My Life (1993) Gail Jones
Malice (1993) Tracy Kennsinger
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 1996-2008)
GMTV (1993)  Herself (2 episodes, 2004)
Far and Away (1992) Shannon Christie
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (6 episodes, 1998-2007)
The Big Breakfast (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Gomorron (1992)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 1999-2003)
Flirting (1991) Nicola
Billy Bathgate (1991) Drew Preston
Días de cine (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Herself - Guest (3 episodes, 2002-2004)
Memories of 1970-1991 (1991)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode)
Days of Thunder (1990) Dr. Claire Lewicki
Dead Calm (1989) Rae Ingram
Emerald City (1988) Helen McCord
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself (5 episodes, 2004-2008)
This Morning (1988)  Herself (4 episodes, 1995-2009)
Inside Edition (1988)  Herself (2 episodes, 2014)
ITV Lunchtime News (1988)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
The Bit Part (1987) Mary McAllister
Nightmaster (1987) Amy Gabriel
Biography (1987)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 1999-2008)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Herself (1 episode, 1995)
Seitenblicke (1987)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Windrider (1986) Jade
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself / ... (7 episodes, 2002-2011)
Wills & Burke (1985) Julia Matthews
Larry King Live (1985)  Herself (4 episodes, 2002-2009)
Winners (1985)  Carol Trig (1 episode, 1985)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2008)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 1995)
BMX Bandits (1983) Judy
Bush Christmas (1983) Helen
Five Mile Creek (1983)  Annie (12 episodes, 1985)
A Country Practice (1981)  Simone Jenkins (2 episodes, 1984)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (36 episodes, 2003-2014)
Children in Need (1980)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Hollywood Greats (1977)  Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Herself - Host (1 episode, 1993)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Parkinson (1971)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Young Talent Time (1971)  Herself (1 episode, 1983)
A Current Affair (1971)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Sesame Street (1969)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
60 Minutes (1968)  Herself - Actress / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Top of the Pops (1964)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2001)
Today (1952)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)

Producer ( 6 credits )

Big Little Lies (2017) producer (7 episodes, 2017)
The Family Fang (2015) producer
Monte Carlo (2011) producer
Rabbit Hole (2010) producer
In the Cut (2003) producer
Truly Madly Guilty (0) producer