Occupation : Actresses
Birth Date : 20 June 1967
Birth Place : Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Birth Name : Nicole Mary Kidman
Nationality : Australian
Sex : F
Height : 5'10
Education : St Martin's Youth Theater in Melbourne, Australia
Australian Theater for Young People in Sydney, Australia
Philip Street Theater in Australia (majored in Voice, Production and Theater History)
Relationship : Keith Urban (Country musician; born on October 26, 1967), Stephen Bing (producer; born on March 31, 1965; reportedly dating November 2004), Lenny Kravitz (musician; born on May 16, 1964; dated 2003) Fabrizio Lombardo (Italian; producer; born in 1967) , Tom Cruise (actor; born on July 3, 1962; married on December 24, 1990; separated since December 2000; filed for divorce on February 7, 2001; divorced on August 8, 2001)
Father : Anthony Kidman (author; biochemist; clinical psychologist)
Mother : Janelle Kidman (educator; nurse)
Sister : Antonia Kidman (younger)
Son : Connor Anthony Kidman Cruise (born on February 1995; adopted)
Daughter : Isabella Jane Kidman Cruise (born on January 1993; adopted)
Claim to fame : as Dr. Claire Lewicki in Tony Scott's Days of Thunder (1990
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Nicole Kidman was born on June 20th 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Her father, Anthony Kidman, is author and assistant professor for psychology and biochemistry, famous in his own right for work done with breast cancer patients. Her mother, Janelle Kidman, is a nurse and a nursery-school teacher. The redhead is a member of one of Australia's famous families. Her grandfather, Sir Sydney Kidman, was a big landowner and one of the continent's biggest stockbreeder.
Nicole made her film debut in 1983, in the Australian films Bush Christmas and BMX Bandits. Her performance spawned further roles, and before long she dropped out of high school to pursue a full-time acting career and tend to her mother, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. As her mother gradually recovered, Nicole began to achieve star status in Australia. She also established visibility in the United States, appearing in the 1989 thriller, Dead Calm.
Nicole's next film would mold her life in more ways than one. Starring in the racecar flick Days of Thunder, she stole co-star Tom Cruise's heart both on and off the screen (even though Tom was actually married to Mimi Rogers at the time). The couple wed after a brief courtship in 1990.
On December 24th 1990 Tom married his angel in Telluride, Colorado. But looking at her career, it wasn't that good: "Professionally it [the marriage with Tom] really harmed me. There were times when I was only identified with my husband. All I tried, I was still Mrs. Tom Cruise." 1991 brought her a little ray of hope. Tom Cruise, since "Rain Man" 1988 being a close friend to Dustin Hoffman, got her the role of a moll in "Billy Bathgate", at the side of Dustin Hoffman and Bruce Willis. Hoffman praised her after the shooting: "Nicole has the ability of becoming a big star". After playing the object of desire she finally got a character part, with her husband in "Far And Away" and specially with ex-Batman Michael Keaton in "My Life".
Now several stars began filming with her. She played together with Bill Pullman ("Independence Day") and Kim Basinger's husband Alec Baldwin ("The Getaway", "The Hunt for Red October") in "Malice", playing for the first time a bad part. This year also got her changes in her family part: The couple adopted a daughter, Isabella Jane, and Nicole found her being a mother.
Her role in "Batman Forever" pressed ahead her career, reaching the climax with her playing in "To Die For". The critics praised her, although a few critics claimed, while playing the career-striving Suzanne Stone Maretto she just played herself. Now she has become a character-actress and got a Golden Globe for the best actress 1996. But the Oscar-nomination failed to come. It's told that this got her the largest rage of her life.
The couple adopted a son, named Connor. But the raising loading didn't put them off acting. "When I'm acting, Tom's looking for the children. That's what the media likes most." This must be the reality, because the US magazine "People" chose her as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. The character part in "To Die For" got her the next, the role of Isabel Archer in Jane Campion's "The Portrait of a Lady", where she had to wear a corset taking her waist down to 19''. Therefore she had to spent two weeks in bed after the filming. Officially it was diagnosed as suffering from "emotional stress".
Now she was a star. The papers wrote that, if it's going on that way, Tom Cruise will be only called "Mr. Nicole Kidman". There were also pictures going around showing that it's she who has the pants on. There Scientology-connection was as discussed as questions for their private life. "We don't feel comfortable discussing what we do in bed at midnight - even though it is pretty damn good." While going shopping together with Tom and George Clooney while shooting the thriller "The Peacemaker" Clooney was called by the people their bodyguard.
Her latest project was erotic-thriller "Eyes Wide Shut" where she played third time at the side of her husband.