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Nicole Mary Kidman

Also Known As: "Nic"
Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Honolulu, HI, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Dr. Antony David Kidman and <private> MacNeille (Glenny)
Wife of Keith Lionel Urban
Ex-wife of Tom Cruise
Mother of Minor Child; Minor Child; <private> Cruise and <private> Cruise
Sister of <private> Kidman

Managed by: <private>
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Immediate Family

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    • Minor Child
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    • ex-husband
    • <private> Cruise
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    • <private> Cruise
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    • <private> MacNeille (Glenny)
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    • <private> Kidman
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    • <private> Cruise
      ex-husband's child

About Nicole Mary Kidman

Once relegated to decorative parts for years and long acknowledged as the wife of Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman spent the latter half of the 1990s and the first decade of the new millennium earning much-deserved critical respect.

Though many assume that the heavily-accented Kidman hails from down under, she was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Australian parents. At age four she moved with her parents to Sydney, Australia. As a schoolgirl she attended a local theatre group and, encouraged by director Jane Campion, made a notable film debut in Bush Christmas (1983). Kidman also met one of her best friends, actress Naomi Watts, around this time. The two were at an open call for a bathing suit ad and later worked together on the 1991 film Flirting.

Her U.S. breakthrough came with Dead Calm (1989), and success followed with Billy Bathgate (1991), To Die For (1995), Practical Magic (1998), and Eyes Wide Shut (1999), in which she co-starred with husband Tom Cruise. She and Cruise divorced in 2001 after ten years of marriage. They had adopted two children, Isabella and Connor, during their relationship.

While her marriage was ending, Kidman's career reached new heights. She won a Golden Globe for the portrayal of a Parisian singer and courtesan in Baz Luhrmann's musical extravaganza Moulin Rouge (2001). The following year, Kidman wowed critics and audiences alike with her performance in The Hours (2002), playing famed writer Virginia Woolf. She received several major honors for her work, including her first Academy Award as Best Actress.

Working with acclaimed director Anthony Minghella, Kidman starred in the civil war epic Cold Mountain (2003) with Jude Law. She has taken on some less mainstream projects as well, working with director Lars von Trier on the stark drama Dogville (2004). Best known for her dramatic work, Kidman has also tried her hand at comedy, starring in The Stepford Wives (2004) with Matthew Broderick and Bette Midler and Bewitched (2005) with Will Farrell. She also lent her voice to the light-hearted animated film Happy Feet (2006).

Taking on a more serious role, Kidman starred as legendary photographer Diane Arbus in Fur (2006). The film failed to attract much interest from movie-goers. Kidman's personal life, however, drew a lot of attention that year. She had been dating country singer Keith Urban for some time when she announced that the pair had gotten engaged in May 2006. They got married in Sydney, Australia, on June 25. Guests included other Australian stars, such as Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, and Naomi Watts.

A few months after their marriage, Kidman supported her husband as he decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to receive treatment for his problems with alcohol. The couple appeared to be devoted to each other throughout this crisis and seemed to emerge from it as strong as ever. They welcomed their first child, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, in July 2008.

Kidman became pregnant while filming her next major film role. Reuniting with director Baz Luhrmann, she starred in the epic drama Australia (2008) with Hugh Jackman. Most recently, Kidman starred in the movie musical Nine (2009) - based on the Broadway smash hit - with Daniel Day-Lewis, Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, and Judi Dench.

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Nicole Mary Kidman's Timeline

1967
June 20, 1967
Honolulu, HI, USA
1983
December 22, 1983
Age 16

BMX Bandits is a 1983 Australian adventure crime drama film starring Nicole Kidman.

1983
Age 15

Bush Christmas (also known as Prince and the Great Race) is a 1983 Australian Christmas drama film and a remake of a 1947 film of the same name, which was based on a novel by Ralph Smart and Mary Cathcart Borer. The film was under released to video in some parts of the world and marked actress Nicole Kidman's first feature film role. It was filmed on location on the Lamington Plateau, Queensland. It is also notable for music by The Bushwackers.

1986
December 26, 1986
Age 19

Windrider (alternatively worded as Wind Rider and also known as Making Waves) is a 1986 Australian romantic comedy film directed by Vincent Monton and starring Tom Burlinson. Filmed in Perth, Western Australia, Australia, it features Nicole Kidman in her first 'adult' role and includes a few nude scenes. In an interview, Kidman stated was attracted to the role of Jade because the character was older.

1987
1987
Age 19

The Bit Part is a 1987 Australian comedy film starring Chris Haywood and Nicole Kidman.

The film never achieved theatrical release and went straight to television.

1988
1988
Age 20
Australia

Emerald City is a 1988 film directed by Michael Jenkins, an adaptation of the play of the same name. Much of the play's dialogue is retained, though discussion of off-stage characters is usually replaced with their appearance and a more conventionally cinematic level and speed of dialogue. Also, the younger daughter Hannah was omitted.

1989
April 7, 1989
Age 21

Dead Calm is a 1989 Australian thriller film starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane. It was based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Williams. The film was directed by Australian filmmaker Phillip Noyce and filmed around the Great Barrier Reef. It was the first film for which Graeme Revell composed the score.

1990
June 27, 1990
Age 23

Days of Thunder is a 1990 American auto racing film released by Paramount Pictures, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, Caroline Williams, and Michael Rooker. The film also features appearances by real life NASCAR racers, such as Rusty Wallace, Neil Bonnett, and Harry Gant. Commentator Dr. Jerry Punch, of ESPN, has a cameo appearance, as does co-producer Don Simpson.

December 24, 1990
Age 23
1991
March 21, 1991
Age 23

Flirting is a 1991 Australian coming of age comedy drama film written and directed by John Duigan. The story revolves around a romance between two teenagers, and it stars Noah Taylor, who appears again as Danny Embling, the protagonist of Duigan's 1987 film The Year My Voice Broke. It also stars Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts.