Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Updated: 2009-10-29 11:43

Nicole Kidman

Birth Name: Nicole Mary Kidman

Nickname: Nic

Height: 1.79 m

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Red

Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii.

Father: Dr Antony David Kidman, a biochemist, clinical psychologist and author.

Mother: Janelle Ann (née Glenny), a nursing instructor who edits her husband's books and a member of the Women's Electoral Lobby.

Siblings: a younger sister, Antonia Kidman, a journalist.

Marriage: Ex-husband, Tom Cruise; married with Keith Urban in June 25th. 2006.

Schooling: Lane Cove Public School and North Sydney Girls' High School. She studied at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, and at the Phillip Street Theatre in Sydney.

Start of career: Kidman's first appearance in film came in 1983 at 15, in the Pat Wilson music video for the song "Bop Girl".

Trade Mark: Often plays cold, emotionally vacant characters.

Religion: A practising Roman Catholic.

Awards: In 2003, Kidman received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition to her 2003 Academy Award for Best Actress, Kidman has received Best Actress awards from the following critics' groups or award-granting organisations: the Hollywood Foreign Press (Golden Globes), the Australian Film Institute, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Empire Awards, Golden Satellite Awards, Hollywood Film Festival, London Critics Circle, Russian Guild of Film Critics, and the Southeastern Film Critics Association. In 2003, Kidman was given the American Cinematheque Award. She also received recognition from the National Association of Theatre Owners at the ShoWest Convention in 1992 as the Female Star of Tomorrow and in 2002 for a Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film.

Government Honours: In 2006, Kidman was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), Australia's highest civilian honour, for "service to the performing arts as an acclaimed motion picture performer, to health care through contributions to improve medical treatment for women and children and advocacy for cancer research, to youth as a principal supporter of young performing artists, and to humanitarian causes in Australia and internationally."


"Come What May" single Duet with Ewan McGregor – October 2001

"Sparkling Diamonds" with Caroline O'Connor) - October 2001

"Hindi Sad Diamonds" -October 2001

"Somethin' Stupid" single Duet with Robbie Williams – December 2001

"Kiss" / "Heartbreak Hotel" – Nicole Kidman / Hugh Jackman - November 2006


1983 BMX Bandits 

     Bush Christmas

     Five Mile Creek     Skin Deep

     Chase Through the Night

1984 Matthew and Son

     Wills & Burke

1985 Archer's Adventure

1986 Windrider

1987 Watch the Shadows Dance

     The Bit Part

     Room to Move

     An Australian in Rome

1988 Emerald City

1989 Dead Calm

1990 Days of Thunder

1991 Flirting

     Billy Bathgate

1992 Far and Away

1993 Malice

     My Life

1995 To Die For

1996 The Portrait of a Lady

1997 The Peacemaker

1998 Practical Magic

1999 Eyes Wide Shut

2001 Moulin Rouge!

2002 The Hours

2003 Dogville Grace

2004 The Stepford Wives  

2005 The Interpreter

2006 Fur

2007 The Invasion

     Margot at the Wedding

     The Golden Compass

2008 Australia Lady

2009 Nine   Post-production

2010 Rabbit Hole    Post-production

     The Danish Girl    Production