Nicole Mary Kidman

Biography

Nicole Mary Kidman was born on 20 June 1967, who is an Australian actress, producer, and occasional singer. She is the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, a BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress. She has English, Irish and Scottish ancestry.

Nicole Mary Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann who is a nursing instructor and Antony David Kidman. He is a biochemist and clinical psychologist. Kidman is familiar with English, Irish, and Scottish descent language. After her birth, her family moved to Washington  D.C. where Nicole’s father pursued his research on breast cancer. And, three years later made the pilgrimage back to her parent’s native Sydney in Australia where Nicole was raised.

Nicole Mary Kidman
Nicole Mary Kidman

Kidman has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1994 and for UNIFEM since 2006.

Nicole was made a Companion in the Order of Australia and was the highest-paid actress in the motion picture industry for that year. She initially studied at the Phillip Street Theatre in Sydney. She also attended the Australian Theater for Young People.

Career

Her career began in 1983 at the age of 16. She made her film debut in a remake of the Australian holiday season favorite Bush Christmas. In 1984 her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer which caused Kidman to halt her acting to work temporarily. She studied massage so she could help her mother with physical therapy.

Moreover, she appeared in Emerald City in 1988 which is based on a play of the same name. She co-start the Australian independent film ‘Flirting’ with her former classmate and friend Naomi Watts and Thandie Newton in 1991. The story ‘Coming of age’ made with the combination of Kidman and Watts was written about to high school girls, which won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film.

Being born in Hawaii, she was given the Hawaiian name “Hōkūlani”. The inspiration for the name came from a baby elephant born around the same time at the Honolulu Zoo(Heavenly Stars) but the name is also a commonly used Hawaiian name for girls.

Furthermore, she is one of the Oscar and Emmy winning actress. She began her successful entertainment career at a young age. Her career began on Australian television. But she made the lead to American features in 1989 with the thriller Dead Calm and has rarely looked back. Her performance in the film led to numerous film and television offers. In 2001 with the Baz Luhrmann musical Moulin Rouge! Which garnered her first Academy Award nomination.

And, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress the following year for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours and by 2006. She was known as the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Her second collaboration with Luhrmann and became the face of Chanel No.5 in the course. She was reportedly paid $12 million for a three-minute television commercial.

Personal Life

Kidman married actor Tom Cruise in 1990. They adopted two children before divorcing in Los Angeles.

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise

In 2005 Kidman met Australian country musician Keith Urban at a gathering of Australians in Los Angeles. They two married in 2006 and had a daughter Sunday Rose in 2008

kidman and Keith Urban

Nicole Kidman’s House

Nicole Mary Kidman has a number of homes with husband singer Keith Urban. Including houses in a Beverly Hills neighborhood, Nashville, TN, New York, and a few homes in Australia. One of them is located on a 110 acre complex in Sutton Forest about 1.5 hours outside of Sydney. Kidman’s newest acquisition is a penthouse duplex in New York City. The penthouse has 3,248 square feet,3 bedrooms,3.5 bathrooms, a 20 foot by the 22-foot living room with views of the Hudson River, a second-floor fitness center, and a private garage.

Net Worth

Actress Nicole Mary Kidman is one of the highest-paid performers in the world who is an Australian actress and has a net worth of $250 million.

Overview

  • Birth Name: Nicole Mary Kidman
  • Date of Birth: June 20, 1967,
  • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Nicknames: Nic
  • Height: 5’11″(1.8)
  • Spouse: Keith Urban (m. 2006), Tom Cruise (m. 1990–2001)
  • Occupation: Actress, Producer & Occasional Singer
  • Net Worth: $250 million
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
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