Nicole Kidman. biography
Nicole Mary Kidman was born on June 20, 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Sydney, Australia by her father Anthony, a biochemist, and her mother Janelle, a nursing instructor. From the age of 4 to her teen years, Kidman spent the majority of her time taking ballet lessons before attending the Australian Theatre for Young People. Once there, Kidman studied the art of mime and drama in which she discovered her true passion for performing. At the age of 16, Kidman withdrew from high school to pursue her acting career full-time.
In 1983, Kidman made her film debut in the holiday drama Bush Christmas, which later led to lead roles in the children's adventure film BMX Bandits (1983), in the martial-arts film Watches the Shadows Dance (1987), the comedy-drama Emerald City (1988) with John Hargreaves and the romantic-comedy Windrider (1986). She then dabbled in multiple television series, including Winners (1985), Five Mile Creek (1983 - 1985), Vietnam (1987) in which she was honored with her first Australian Film Institute Award, and Bangkok Hilton (1989). From there, Kidman transitioned into made-for-TV films, including Skin Deep (1983), Chase Through the Night (1983), atthew and Son (1984), Room to Move (1987) and An Australian in Rome (1987).
With her growing aptitude for acting, Kidman made her big-America-debut in the thriller Dead Calm (1989) with Billy Zane and Sam Neil; providing her with an opening to move up in Hollywood. A year later, Kidman turned into a recognizable face when she starred opposite Tom Cruise in the romance-drama Days of Thunder (1990). After striking up a romance of their own during filming, Kidman and Cruise got married on Christmas Eve, 1990.
Kidman continued her climb towards stardom with starring roles opposite pronounced Hollywood names, including the action-crime-drama Billy Bathgate (1991) with Dustin Hoffman, Ron Howard's drama-romance film Far and Away (1992) with Cruise and the drama My Life (1993) alongside Michael Keaton. Also during this time, Kidman and Cruise adopted Isabella Jane (b. 22 December 1993) and Connor Anthony (b. 17 January 1995).
During the mid 90s, Kidman began adding box office hits to her resume with a starring role as Dr. Chase Meridian in Batman Forever (1995) alongside Jim Carrey, Chris O'Donnell, Tommy Lee Jones and Val Kilmer, followed by her breakthrough role in the dark comedy To Die For (1995) with Joaquin Phoenix and Matt Dillon. Her critically acclaimed performance exposed her versatile acting style and resulted in a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical. She went on to star in the critically praised drama-romance film The Portrait of a Lady (1996) with John Malkovich, the action film The Peacemaker (1997) opposite George Clooney and the fantasy-comedy Practical Magic (1998) with Dianne West, Stockard Channing and Sandra Bullock.
For the third time, Kidman and Cruise hit the big-screen together in Stanley Kubrick's mystery-thriller Eyes Wide Shut (1999) in which they play a married couple on the brink of breakup. Two years later, Cruise and Kidman announced their divorce. The break-up was a bump in the road for Kidman and she quickly rebounded with a starring role opposite Ewan McGregor in the musical-romance-drama Moulin Rouge! (2001) for which she earned an Academy Award nomination and won her second Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. She ended out the year with a lead role in the mystery-thriller The Others (2001) and the crime-drama Birthday Girl (2001).
Kidman was garnished with an additional Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Virginia Woolf in the critically acclaimed drama The Hours (2002) and a Golden Globe Award nomination for her praised performance in the war drama Cold Mountain (2003). She then starred in the sci-fi comedy The Stepford Wives (2004) alongside Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Matthew Broderick and Glenn Close, followed by the controversial mystery-drama Birth (2004). In 2005, Kidman starred opposite Sean Penn in Sydney Pollack's The Interpreter and the comedy romance Bewitched with Will Ferrell, Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine.
Two years later, Kidman transformed into a villain in the family-adventure film The Golden Compass (2007) with Daniel Craig and later transitioned into an English aristocrat in Baz Luhrmann's historical romance film Australia (2008), followed by her starring role in the musical Nine (2009) for which she was nominated for her third Screen Actor Guild Award.
Her most recent projects include, the drama Rabbit Hole (2010), the thriller The Paperboy (2012), the HBO film Hemmingway and Gelhorn (2012) alongside Clive Smith, the psychological thriller Stoker (2013) and the drama The Danish Girl (2014) with Rachel Weisz and Uma Thurman.
Nicole Kidman Husband & Dating History Timeline
1987 - 1989
Kidman dated Aussie actor Marcus Graham, but the romance couldn't hold up against Cruise's charm on the set of Days of Thunder (1990) and the two ultimately broke up.
1990 - 2001
Kidman and Tom Cruise's romance ignited on the set of Days of Thunder (1990) and continued all the way to their 1990 Christmas Eve wedding in Colorado. They adopted two children, Isabella (b. 1992) and Connor (b. 1995). In February 2011, Cruise filed for divorce but the records have never been released.
Rumors that Kidman and co-star Jude Law were hooking up started while they were shooting Cold Mountain (2003). The two denied the rumor but Kidman took it to the next level by filing a lawsuit against two British tabloid papers for printing the story. After winning the lawsuit, Kidman donated the money to an orphanage located near the movie set.
Kidman and rapper Q-Tip secretly dated in 2003. The two were seen together at many events but the romance was never confirmed, until Q-Tip admitted to dating Kidman after the two split ways.
July 2003 - January 2004
Kidman and musician Lenny Kravitz began dating during the summer of 2003, after she rented his New York City apartment. Continuing on a path of secrecy, Lenny and Kidman denied the thought of a relationship, even though they arrived hand and hand to many events. They finally came out with their romance in September, but broke up in 2004, reportedly due to Lenny's cheating ways (which he calls "lies).
Musician Robbie Williams alleged to have hooked up with Kidman on her summer yacht in 2004.
Rumors that Kidman and Steve Bing were dating developed in 2005, when they were spotted together on many occasions in L.A. Despite hanging out together again in Sydney, Kidman's rep claimed the two were "good friends."
June 2006 - Present
Kidman and country singer Keith Urban started dating after the two met at an event in Los Angeles. They were together for 11 months before getting married at the Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Sydney on June 25, 2006. On July 7, 2008, the couple welcomed their daughter, Sunday Rose, to the world. At the age of 43, Kidman had her daughter Faith Margaret Kidman-Urban on December 28, 2010 via surrogate.