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Nicole Kidman’s first acting role was as a sheep in a school nativity play. She was five years old. By l0 she had joined an acting school and by 14 she had her first lead role in the Australian film Bush Christmas. By the time Nicole was 19 the acclaimed Hollywood director George Miller (Babe, Happy Feet) had written the TV mini-series Vietnam and Bangkok Hilton for her to star in.
Nicole says she is lucky because she knew from a very young age that she wanted to build her life around acting. Her dream has come true.
Nicole was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Australian parents Anthony (a biochemist and clinical psychologist) and Janelle (a nursing instructor). The Kidman family moved to Sydney when Nicole was three and she soon developed an early love for ballet, mime and drama. Her dedication to acting led to Australian Film Industry Award nominations when she was just 14 (BMX Bandits). She won an AFI Best Actress award at age 17 for the TV mini-series Vietnam.
Nicole first came to the attention of American audiences with her critically acclaimed performance in the riveting 1989 psychological thriller Dead Calm. She has since become an internationally recognized, award-winning actress known for her range and versatility.
In 2003, Nicole won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA Award and a Berlin Silver Bear for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours. (She is the only Australian to win a Best Actress Oscar.) In 2002, she was honored with her first Oscar nomination for her performance in the innovative musical, Moulin Rouge! For that role and her performance in the psychological thriller, The Others, she received dual 2002 Golden Globe nominations and won for Best Actress in a Musical. She was awarded her first Golden Globe for a pitch-perfect, wickedly funny portrayal of a woman obsessed with becoming a TV personality at all costs in To Die For, directed by Gus Van Sant. She has been nominated for Golden Globes three other times for her performances in Birth (2004), Cold Mountain (2003) and Billy Bathgate (1991).
She recently completed filming Just Go With It, slated for release in 2011, opposite Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. She starred in the film adaptation of the musical Nine with Daniel Day Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren and Kate Hudson. The film received a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, a BFCA nomination for Best Picture/Best Acting Ensemble and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. In 2008, Nicole reunited with her friend, Moulin Rouge! director Baz Luhrmann, and fellow Australian actor Hugh Jackman for Luhrmann’s World War II love story, Australia. In 2007, Kidman teamed with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jack Black in Margot at the Wedding, and with Daniel Craig in a screen adaptation of the fantasy novel, The Golden Compass. She also voiced the role of Norma Jean in the Academy Award-winning animated musical Happy Feet, which reunited her with George Miller, the Australian director most responsible for launching her career. She narrated the Sundance Grand Jury Award and Audience Award-winning documentary God Grew Tired of Us, and also narrated the film biography of Simon Wiesenthal entitled I Have Never Forgotten You.
Nicole recently completed shooting Rabbit Hole, opposite Aaron Eckhart. Rabbit Hole was developed by Nicole’s Blossom Films production company and was directed by John Cameron Mitchell. The cast includes Dianne Wiest, Tammy Blanchard, Sandra Oh, Giancarlo Esposito and Jon Tenney.
Nicole made a highly lauded London stage debut in the fall of 1998, starring with Iain Glenn in The Blue Room. She won London’s Evening Standard Award and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in the Best Actress category. The Blue Room moved to Broadway for a sold-out, limited run in 1998-99.
Nicole says she is as excited to step onto a film set today as she was on the day she started her first movie back in Australia. She believes she is incredibly blessed, not only because she has the career she dreamed of when she was a schoolgirl but because it has exceeded her wildest expectations. As an actor she has been fortunate to travel the world and meet people from so many different cultures. Her career has given her the opportunity to cultivate an understanding of how she can best lend her support and make a difference.
In January of 2006, Nicole was awarded Australia’s highest honor, the Companion in the Order of Australia. She was also named, and continues to serve, as Goodwill Ambassador of UNIFEM, the United Nations Development Fund for Women, whose goals are to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality, to raise awareness of the infringement on women’s human rights around the world and to end violence against women.
Nicole serves as an Ambassador of the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, and has served as patron of the Australian Theatre of Young People, which she attended as an aspiring young actor. She is a UNICEF Ambassador for Australia and, most recently, she voiced her support of the Women’s Cancer Program at Stanford University with Dr. Jonathan Berek. Along with her husband, Keith Urban, she helped raise nearly half a million dollars for the Women’s Cancer Program, a world-renowned center for research into the causes, treatment, prevention, and eventual cure of women’s cancer.
Award-winning actress, activist and Goodwill Ambassador, Nicole is above all things a devoted wife and mother. She is never happier than when she’s spending time with her family. She is married to country music star Keith Urban and they have a 2-year-old daughter, Sunday Rose. Nicole has two teenage children, Isabella and Connor, from her first marriage to Tom Cruise.
The Danish Girl (2011) ... Einar Wegener
Rabbit Hole (2010) ... Rebecca
Nine (2009) ... Claudia
Australia (2008) ... Sarah
The Golden Compass (2007) ... Mrs Coulter
Margot At The Wedding (2007) ... Margot
The Invasion (2007) ... Carol
Happy Feet (2006) ... Norma Jean (voice)
Fur (2006) ... Diane Arbus
Bewitched (2005) ... Isabel Bigelow/Samantha Stephens
The Interpreter (2005) ... Sylvia Broome
Birth (2004) ... Anna
The Stepford Wives (2004) ... Joanna
Cold Mountain (2003) ... Ada
The Human Stain (2003) .... Faunia Farley
Dogville (2003) .... Grace
The Hours (2002) .... Virginia Woolf
Birthday Girl (2001) .... Nadia/Sofia
The Others (2001) .... Grace
Moulin Rouge! (2001) .... Satine
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) .... Alice Harford
Practical Magic (1998) .... Gillian 'Gilly-Bean' Owens
The Peacemaker (1997) .... Julia Kelly
The Portrait Of A Lady (1996) .... Isabel Archer
The Leading Man (1996) ... Academy Award Presenter (cameo)
To Die For (1995) .... Suzanne Stone Maretto
Batman Forever (1995) .... Dr. Chase Meridian
My Life (1993) .... Gail Jones
Malice (1993) .... Tracy Kennsinger
Far And Away (1992) .... Shannon Christie
Billy Bathgate (1991) .... Drew Preston
Flirting (1991) .... Nicola Radcliffe
Days of Thunder (1990) .... Dr. Claire Lewicki
Dead Calm (1989) .... Rae Ingram
Emerald City (1988) .... Helen, Mike McCord's Girlfriend
The Bit Part (1987) .... Mary McAllister
Watch the Shadows Dance (1986) .... Amy Gabriel
Windrider (1986) .... Jade
Archer's Adventure (1985) .... Catherine
Wills & Burke (1985) .... Julia Matthews
BMX Bandits (1983) .... Judy
Bush Christmas (1983) .... Helen
AS AN ACTRESS - TV MOVIES/SERIES
Bangkok Hilton (1989) (mini) .... Katrina Stanton
Un Australiana a Roma (1987) .... Jill
Room to Move (1987) .... Carol Trig
Vietnam (1986) (mini) .... Megan Goddard
Five Mile Creek (1984) .... Annie
Matthew and Son (1984) .... Bridget Elliot
Chase Through the Night (1983) .... Petra
A Country Practice (1983) ... Simone Jenkins
AS AN ACTRESS - ON STAGE
The Blue Room (1998)
Steel Magnolias (1988) ... Shelby
Spring Awakening (1981)
AS A PRODUCER
Rabbit Hole (2010)
In the Cut (2002)
Somethin' Stupid with Robbie Williams (2001)
Come What May with Ewan McGregor (from the film Moulin Rouge), (2001)
One Day I'll Fly Away (from the film Moulin Rouge), (2001)
Bop Girl (promotional video only) (1983)
Nintendo DS Brain Training (2008)
Sky Italia (2006)
Omega Watches (2005)
Chanel No.5 (2004)
Key To The Cure (2003)
El Corte Ingles (2002)
TV Guide reported that Kidman will star in The Danish Girl, a film adaptation of the novel of the same name, playing Einar Wegener, the world's first post-op transsexual. She will also produce and star in a film adaptation of the Chris Cleave's novel, Little Bee in association with BBC Films. Filming is projected to begin in late 2010 or early 2011. She has also signed on to the Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy Just Go With It.
She recently lent her voice to a promotional video that Australia will use to support their bid to host the 2018 World Cup. The five minute video will be broadcast at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
In June 2010 it was announced that Kidman and Clive Owen will star in an HBO film about Ernest Hemingway and his relationship with Martha Gellhorn entitled Hemingway & Gellhorn. James Gandolfini will serve as executive producer to the film written by Barbara Turner and Jerry Stahl. The film will be directed by Philip Kaufman and will reportedly begin shooting next year. She will also star alongside Nicolas Cage and reunite with Batman Forever director, Joel Schumacher for the action-thriller Trespass. Cage and Kidman star as a married couple that are taken hostage on the project expected to begin production in August 2010.
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