Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Mary Kidman is an Australian-American actress, singer, and producer. She has received an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and four Golden Globe Awards for acting. She was listed among the world's highest-paid actresses in 2006, 2018 and 2019. Time magazine twice named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, in 2004 and 2018. In 2020, The New York Times ranked her fifth on its list of the greatest actors of the 21st century.Kidman began her acting career in Australia with the 1983 films Bush Christmas and BMX Bandits. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with the thriller film Dead Calm and the miniseries Bangkok Hilton. In 1990, she made her Hollywood debut in the racing film Days of Thunder, opposite Tom Cruise. She went on to achieve wider recognition with lead roles in Far and Away (1992), Batman Forever (1995), To Die For (1995) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). Kidman won the Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying the writer Virginia Woolf in the drama The Hours (2002). Her other Oscar-nominated roles were as a courtesan in the musical Moulin Rouge! (2001) and emotionally troubled mothers in the dramas Rabbit Hole (2010) and Lion (2016). Kidman's other film credits include The Others (2001), Cold Mountain (2003), Dogville (2003), Birth (2004), Australia (2008), The Paperboy (2012), Paddington (2014), Destroyer (2018), Aquaman (2018) and Bombshell (2019). Kidman's television roles include the HBO biopic television film Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012), the HBO drama series Big Little Lies (2017–2019) and the BBC Two drama series Top of the Lake: China Girl. Kidman currently stars in and serves as executive producer on the HBO psychological thriller miniseries The Undoing (2020–present). Big Little Lies earned Kidman the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Limited Series (as executive producer). Kidman has been a Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 1994 and for UNIFEM since 2006. In 2006, she was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia. Since she was born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship of Australia and the United States. In 2010, she founded the production company Blossom Films. She has been married to Country singer Keith Urban since 2006, and from 1990 to 2001, was married to American movie actor Tom Cruise.