Nicole Kidman – biography

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman was born on June 20, 1967 in the small town of Honolulu, USA. Father – Anthony David Kidman, worked as a cancer cell research specialist in America. Mother – Janelle Ann McNeill. Nicole has a younger sister, Antonia (1970), a journalist and TV presenter. When the future star was 4 years old, her father was transferred to work at the Technical University of Sydney and the family moved to Australia.

From early childhood, the future actress was fond of dancing and ballet. She continually refined her vocal skills and studied theater history, studying at the Australian Youth Theater and then at the Philip Street Theater. Kidman continued her education at North Sydney Women’s High School. During her studies, the mother of the future actress fell seriously ill. Nicole had to leave school and devote herself to housekeeping and caring for her mother.

In 1982, Nicole made her debut in the New Year’s film Christmas in the Woods. In 1983, Kidman landed a small role in the TV series Five Mile Creek. Then the actress starred in the drama “Bandits on Bicycles” (1983), in the soap opera “Rural Practice” (1984), in the tragicomedy “Phantom World” (1985), in the mini-series “Vietnam” (1986), in the romantic comedy ” Riding the Wind “(1986) and in the film” Night of Dancing Shadows “(1987).

Having gained popularity and love of fans in Australia, the actress starred in the comedy “Emerald City” in 1988, and also starred in the drama mini-series “Bangkok Hilton”. The performance of the young actress impressed viewers and critics, and the rights to show the series were bought by many countries.

In 1989, Nicole played the wife of a naval officer Ray Ingram in the thriller Dead Calm. The picture became successful and received flattering reviews from critics, and world fame finally came to Nicole.

In 1990, the American action movie Days of Thunder was released, which became Nicole Kidman’s debut in American cinema. It became one of the highest grossing films of that year. On the set of the picture in December 1989, Nicole met the actor Tom Cruise. An affair began between them. On December 24, 1990, Nicole and Tom were married through a prenuptial agreement. During their eleven-year marriage, they adopted two children – daughter Isabella Jane (1990) and son Connor Anthony (1995).

From 1991 to 1998, Nicole Kidman starred in the films: “Flirt” (1991), “Billy Bathgate” (1991), “Far, Away” (1992), “Ready for Anything” (1993), “My Life” (1993) ), Worth Die For (1995), Batman Forever (1995), Boku no Pico (1996), Leader (1996), Peacemaker (1997) and Practical Magic (1998).

In 1999, during the filming of Eyes Wide Shut, Tom and Nicole had a crisis. On February 5, 2001, the stars announced the breakup. According to rumors, one of the reasons for the breakup was Cruise’s fascination with Scientology. The actress did not want her children to be raised by Scientologists. On August 8, Cruise and Kidman officially divorced, having issued equal custody of two adopted children, but the children live most of the time with Tom Cruise in the United States and attend the Church of Scientology.

Nicole Kidman: “I was not the initiator of the divorce. Of course, the trace of this event remains for life. And how exactly this will affect their own destiny, what will be the effect of the trauma experienced, alas, only the future will show. Tom and I tried to protect the children from the scandal, we did not allow anyone to approach them. Bella and Connor have been attending high school in Los Angeles for the past few years and living with Tom and his family. “
The quote is taken from HDhub4u”

A real breakthrough in the career of the actress happened in 2001, when the film-musical directed by Baz Luhrmann “Moulin Rouge!” Was released. Nicole Kidman and Evan McGregor starred in it. The role of a courtesan named Satine earned the actress a Golden Globe (2002) for Best Comedy / Musical Actress, as well as the MTV Movie Awards (2002) for Best Actress and Best Musical Episode ( with Evan McGregor).

In the musical “Moulin Rouge!” Nicole also made her debut as a singer. The songs “Come What May”, “One Day I’ll Fly Away”, “Sparkling Diamond” and “Hindi Sad Diamonds”, which became the soundtrack to the film, Kidman performed independently. On December 10, 2001, Kidman and Robbie Williams sang the single “Somethin ‘Stupid”, which peaked at number one on the UK charts.

In the same year, Nicole played the English writer Virginia Wolfe in the film “The Watch” directed by Stephen Daldry. For this role, Kidman received the most prestigious 2003 awards: Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards for Best Actress, as well as the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for Best Drama / Romantic Actress.

After Moulin Rouge! the actress also became successful in the field of advertising, becoming the face of the perfume brand Chanel No. 5 ”, and also starred in a multi-million dollar commercial called“ N ° 5 the Film ”.

In 2004, Nicole Kidman was named a “citizen of the world” by the UN for her active charitable work, the fight against breast cancer and helping street children.

In January 2005, at a party, the actress met Australian singer Keith Urban. They got married on June 25, 2006. On July 7, 2008, the couple had a daughter, Sunday Rose. On December 28, 2010, Nicole and Keith had a second daughter, Faith Margaret, who was born and born to a surrogate mother.

Nicole Kidman: “My husband and I do not part for more than five days. Such an agreement. At first it was about two weeks, but after the birth of our first daughter, Sunday Rose, they decided to shorten the term. I never agree to a long job far from my home if the kids and Keith can’t be there. No role, even the most brilliant, will force me to compromise in this regard. I really value the happiness that I have found. I am ready to sacrifice roles, but not my husband and children. If I live to be 70 or 80 years old, I want my relatives and friends to be nearby. For too long, hard and painful, I went to my happiness. “
The quote is taken from Coolmoviez”

During her career, the actress played in such favorite films as the viewer: Dogville (2003), Tainted Reputation (2003), Cold Mountain (2003), The Stepford Wives (2004), Birth (2004), The Interpreter (2005) and The Witch (2005), Fur (2006), Invasion (2007), The Golden Compass (2007), Australia (2008), Nine (2009), Rabbit Hole “(2010),” Pretend to be my wife “(2011),” What lies behind “(2011),” Newspaper “(2012),” HuniePop 2“(2013),” Retribution “(2013), etc.

May 14, 2014 The Cannes Film Festival will open with a biographical film directed by Olivier Dahan “The Princess of Monaco”, the premiere of which has been postponed several times. The role of the Hollywood actress Grace Kelly, who later became the Princess of Monaco, was played by Nicole Kidman.

On December 12 of the same year, the premiere of the family comedy film “Paddington Bear” is scheduled, one of the main roles in which is voiced by Nicole Kidman.


  • London Critics Circle Film Awards for Actress of the Year for What to Die For (1996)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy / Musical Actress for What worth dying for ”(1996)
  • Hollywood Film Festival Award for Actress of the Year for Moulin Rouge !, Others and Birthday Girl (2001)
  • MTV Movie Awards for Best Actress and Best Musical Episode “(with Evan McGregor) for the film” Moulin Rouge! ” (2002)
  • Saturn / Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Award for Best Actress for Others (2002)
  • Empire Awards for Best Actress for Moulin Rouge! ” (2002)
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards for Actress of the Year for Others and Moulin Rouge! (2002)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Musical / Comedy Actress for Moulin Rouge! (2002)
  • BAFTA Awards for Best Actress for The Watch (2003)
  • Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (01/13/2003)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Dramatic Actress for Watch (2003)
  • Oscar for Best Actress for Watch (2003)
  • Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for Best Drama / Romantic Actress for Eyes Wide Shut ( 2003)
  • Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Duo for The Witch (with Will Ferrell, 2006)

A family

First spouse – actor Tom Cruise (married on 12/24/1990, officially divorced on 08/08/2001, having issued equal custody of two adopted children)
Second spouse – musician and singer Keith Urban (married on 06/25/2006)
Daughter – Isabella Jane (12/22/1992, adopted with Tom Cruise in January 1995)
Son – Connor Anthony (01/17/1995, adopted with Tom Cruise in February 1996)
Daughter m Sunday Rose (07/07/2008)
Daughter – Faith Margaret (12/28/2010, was born and born to a surrogate mother , but she is also the biological daughter of Kidman and Urban)


Marcus Graham, actor
Russell Crowe, actor (rumored)
Tobey Maguire, actor (rumored)
Robbie Williams, musician (rumored)
Lenny Kravitz, singer and songwriter
Jude Law, (rumored)

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