Biography / trivia
# Nicole Kidman’s birth name is Nicole Mary Kidman. She was born on 20th June 1967 Honolulu, U.S.A. to Antony David Kidman and Janelle Ann. Her father is a biochemist and an author, her mother is a nursing instructor.
# She can claim the citizenship of both U.S.A and Australian as she was born in Hawaii while her Australian parents were in U.S on educational visas. Nicole has a sister, Antonia Kidman who is a journalist.
# Her parents participated in protests against Vietnam war. Her parents returned to Australia when she was four and hence she did her schooling in Australia.
# She started to learn ballet when she was just three and was actively participating in stage shows. She later attended Phillip Street Theatre in Sydney and Australian Theatre for Young People, from here she took acting seriously as a career.
# She had to halt her studies in 1984 as her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, to support her family she worked as a massage therapist.
# Her film debut was in 1983 with “Bush Christmas” and from there after she was getting offers for supporting roles in TV series.
# Kidman has been married twice. She met Tom Cruise on the set of “Days of Thunder” in 1989 and they got married on Christmas Eve 1990 in Colorado. She suffered a miscarriage and later they adopted a daughter, Isabella Jane and a son, Connor Anthony. Unfortunately they got separated in 2001 and In August their divorce was finalized.
# Kidman started to date New Zealand singer Keith Urban in 2005 and they married on 25th Jun 2006 in Sydney. The couple have two daughters Sunday Rose Kidman Urban born on 7 July 2008 and Faith Margaret Kidman Urban born on 28th Dec 2010.
# Apart from Tom Cruise and Keith Urban She dated many celebrities during her film career the names include Marcus Graham, Tom Burlinson, Lenny Kravitz and another mysterious personality with whom she was secretly engaged.
# Kidman is a Roman Catholic and during her divorce from Cruise, she said that she wanted to raise her children as Roman Catholic and not as Scientologists.
# Apart from films she is also involved in many charity work, she raised money to help physically challenged children around the world. She was appointed as goodwill ambassador for UNICEF in 1994 and for UNIFEM 2006. United Nations honored her as a “Citizen of the World” in 2004. She participated in a Campaign for spreading awareness of breast cancer in 2006. She received Australia’s highest civilian honor on 26 January 2006.
# While rehearsing a dance for “Moulin Rouge!” in 2001 her rib was broken and the movie was halted for few months.
# People magazine listed her as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” in 1996 and she ranked as #69 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” in 2005.
# She is a left-handed person.
# She is the first Australian actress to win the Best Actress Academy Award.
“I am very shy – really shy – I even had a stutter as a kid, which I slowly got over, but I still regress into that shyness. So I don’t like walking into a crowded restaurant by myself; I don’t like going to a party by myself.”
“I would love to have boobs and a butt like Jennifer Lopez but I’m not having surgery so there it is.”
“It’s a very brave thing to fall in love. You have to be willing to trust somebody else with your whole being, and that’s very difficult, really difficult and very brave.”
“By the time I was a teenager, I had developed skills as a writer, and my father encouraged me to think about a career in journalism. I began keeping a diary, which I maintain to this day. I used to fill whole notebooks with my writings.”
“I am completely natural. I have nothing in my face or anything. I wear sunscreen, and I don’t smoke. I take care of myself. And I’m very proud to say that.”
“I know my agents at the time were like “Do not get married! It will ruin your career!” and I was like “But I’m in love”. All I know is that I wasn’t someone interested in fame. And that’s not why I got married. I wanted to work with people who intrigued me.”
“I was the child who would lie awake at night when my mom went to work, and I’d cry, scared she wasn’t coming home, it’s why, I suppose, in my relationships as well, I get very attached and fiercely protective, fiercely loyal.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1983||BMX Bandits||Brian T Smith||David Argue,John Ley|
|–||Bush Christmas||Henri Safran||John Ewart|
|–||Skin Deep||Mark Joffe||Antoinette Byron,Briony Behets,Angelo D’Angelo,|
|–||Chase Through the Night||Howard Rubie||Ron Blanchard,Lyn Collingwood,Brett Climo,|
|1984||Matthew and Son||Gary Conway||Bruce Atkins,Paul Cronin,Douglas Bennett…|
|–||Wills & Burke||Bob Weis||Garry McDonald,Peter Collingwood,Kym Gyngell,|
|1985||Archer’s Adventure||Denny Lawrence||Brett Climo,Ned Lander,Robert Coleby,|
|1986||Windrider||Vincent Monton||Tom Burlinson,Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell,Jill Perryman|
|1987||Watch the Shadows Dance||Mark Joffe||Tom Jennings,Vince Martin,Joanne Samuel|
|–||The Bit Part||Brendan Maher||Chris Haywood,Katrina Foster,John Wood|
|–||An Australian in Rome||Sergio Martino||Massimo Ciavarro,Lorenzo Grabau,Lara Wendel|
|1988||Emerald City||Michael Jenkins||John Hargreaves,Chris Haywood,Robyn Nevin,|
|1989||Dead Calm||Phillip Noyce||Sam Neill,Billy Zane|
|1990||Days of Thunder||Tony Scott||Tom Cruise,Randy Quaid,Robert Duvall,|
|1991||Flirting||John Duigan||Thandie Newton,Noah Taylor,Naomi Watts|
|–||Billy Bathgate||Robert Benton||Dustin Hoffman,Steven Hill,Loren Dean|
|1992||Far and Away||Ron Howard||Tom Cruise,Robert Prosky,Thomas Gibson|
|1993||Malice||Harold Becker||Alec Baldwin,Peter Gallagher,Bill Pullman|
|–||My Life||Bruce Joel Rubin||Michael Keaton,Haing S. Ngor|
|1995||To Die For||Gus Van Sant||Joaquin Phoenix,Matt Dillon,Illeana Douglas|
|–||Batman Forever||Joel Schumacher||Val Kilmer,Jim Carrey,Tommy Lee Jones,|
|1996||The Portrait of a Lady||Jane Campion||John Malkovich|
|–||The Peacemaker||Mimi Leder||George Clooney,Marcel Iureş|
|1998||Practical Magic||Griffin Dunne||Sandra Bullock,Dianne Wiest,Stockard Channing|
|1999||Eyes Wide Shut||Stanley Kubrick||Tom Cruise,Todd Field,Sydney Pollack|
|2001||Moulin Rouge!||Baz Luhrmann||Ewan McGregor,Richard Roxburgh,Jim Broadbent|
|–||The Others||Alejandro Amenábar||Alakina Mann,Fionnula Flanagan,Christopher Eccleston|
|–||Birthday Girl||Jez Butterworth||Ben Chaplin,Mathieu Kassovitz,Vincent Cassel|
|2002||The Hours||Stephen Daldry||Julianne Moore,Meryl Streep,John C. Reilly|
|2003||Dogville||Lars von Trier||Lauren Bacall,Paul Bettany,Chloë Sevigny|
|–||The Human Stain||Robert Benton||Anthony Hopkins,Ed Harris,Gary Sinise|
|–||Cold Mountain||Anthony Minghella||Jude Law,Eileen Atkins,Renée Zellweger|
|2004||The Stepford Wives||Frank Oz||Bette Midler,Matthew Broderick,Christopher Walken|
|–||Birth||Jonathan Glazer||Danny Huston,Cameron Bright,Lauren Bacall|
|2005||The Interpreter||Sydney Pollack||Catherine Keener,Sean Penn|
|–||Bewitched||Nora Ephron||Shirley MacLaine,Will Ferrell,Michael Caine|
|2006||Fur||Steven Shainberg||Ty Burrell,Robert Downey,Jr., Harris Yulin|
|2007||The Invasion||Oliver Hirschbiegel||Daniel Craig,Jackson Bond,Jeremy Northam|
|–||Margot at theWedding||Noah Baumbach||Jack Black,Jennifer Jason Leigh|
|–||The Golden Compass||Chris Weitz||Dakota Blue Richards,Ian McKellen,Daniel Craig|
|2008||Australia||Baz Luhrmann||David Wenham,Hugh Jackman,Bryan Brown|
|2009||Nine||Rob Marshall||Daniel Day-Lewis,Kate Hudson,Penélope Cruz|
|2010||Rabbit Hole||John Cameron Mitchell||Aaron Eckhart,Sandra Oh|
|2011||Just Go With It||Dennis Dugan||Adam Sandler,Jennifer Aniston,|
|–||Trespass||Joel Schumacher||Nicolas Cage,Liana Liberato,Cam Gigandet|
|2012||Hemingway& Gellhorn||Philip Kaufman||Clive Owen,David Strathairn|
|–||The Paperboy||Lee Daniels||Matthew McConaughey,Zac Efron,John Cusack|
|–||Stoker||Park Chan-wook||Mia Wasikowska,Matthew Goode|
|2013||The Railway Man||Jonathan Teplitzky||Colin Firth,Jeremy Irvine|
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