Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman


6/20/1967, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Birth Name

Nicole Mary Kidman


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Though American-born (her father Anthony, a biochemist and psychologist, was studying in Hawaii), Kidman grew up in Longueville, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, from the time she was four years old. Early on, Anthony and his wife, Janelle, a nursing teacher and devoted feminist, introduced Nicole and her…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2003, Nicole won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role playing Virginia Woolf on The Hours.

    • Nicole is ranked #76 in the "100 Hottest Blondes of AIM".

    • Nicole was ranked #5 in Glamour's The 50 most glamorous women of '08.

    • Nicole Kidman was replaced by Audrey Tautou as the face of Chanel N° 5, commencing in 2009.

    • In 1993, Nicole and Tom Cruise supported Sydney's bid to host the 2000 Olympics by spending $150,000 on producing a five minute promotional video of an environmentally friendly Olympic village.

    • As a teenager, Nicole was in a band called Divine Madness.

    • Nicole took off her heels to be photographed with the other (shorter) guests after her appearance on Parkinson in 2001.

    • Nicole's favouite food and drinks are chocolate, ice cream, apple martinis, and pizza.

    • Nicole's first kiss was on stage at an amateur theatre in Sydney, in a play when she was 14 years old.

    • Nicole kept a journal from age 11 to 18.

    • Nicole has been on the cover of Vogue over 14 times, and Vanity Fair over 6.

    • Nicole donated $100,000 to the children's hospital in Randwick in 2001.

    • One of Nicole's first jobs was an usherette at a cinema in Sydney.

    • Nicole's favourite red carpet outfit she's worn is the Chartreuse Dior gown at the 1997 Oscars.

    • Nicole was voted on People magazine's Best-Dressed list in 2005.

    • Nicole confessed that she lost all of her friends during the marriage with Tom Cruise, because their relationship was too private.

    • Nicole was paid nearly half a million dollars to give a 25 minute speech to the 5th Annual Forbes Global CEO Conference at Sydney Opera House in July 2005.

    • Nicole won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical, a London Critics Circle ALFS Award for Actress of the Year, and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, for To Die For in 1995.

    • Nicole's ex-husband, Tom Cruise sent her enough flowers to fill a room to congratulate her on the birth of her baby in July 2008.

    • Nicole gave birth to baby girl, Sunday Rose on Monday, July 7, 2008.

    • Nicole was ranked #72 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World of 2007.

    • Nicole revealed in September 2007 that she was engaged to a man she refused to name between her divorce from Tom Cruise and her engagement and marriage to Keith Urban.

    • Nicole ranked at #10 on In Touch magazine's for Most Fabulous Women at 40.

    • Nicole was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.

    • In April 2007, Nicole won the Companion of the Order of Australia at Government House in Canberra, the equivalent of English knighthood in her native Australia and the country's highest honor, for her promotion of children and women's health and cancer research.

    • Nicole admits her favourite cheese is goat cheese.

    • In preparation for her role as a 1930s English woman who inherits a cattle station, Nicole has been taking lessons on how to castrate bulls.

    • In February 2007, it was revealed by the Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan Murphy, that Nicole had asked him for a bit part in the show. The two met on the set of the movie, Need, when Nicole made the request. Ryan is thinking of writing a part where Nicole would be wearing the nose she used in the movie, The Hours.

    • In January 2007, Nicole and seven others were hurt in a car crash while filming a scene in her movie The Invasion.

    • Nicole topped The Hollywood Reporter's annual Star Salary Top 10 List for the highest paid actresses, earning $16 to $17 million per film.

    • Nicole was originally cast in the role of Mrs. Smith in the 2005 movie "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," but had to drop it due to the fact she had to work on another movie.

    • Nicole's nickname is "Nic."

    • Nicole canceled her appearances to promote her movie "Fur" to avoid talking about husband's Keith Urban's residency in rehab.

    • Nicole has pledged to be the "voice" for the population of the former war zone Kosovo, after visiting the capital of Pristina in October 2006.

    • Nicole said that she wanted to appear on the TV show Nip/Tuck, wearing a lot of "scary prosthetics" and has been lined up to do a celebrity cameo.

    • While her husband, Keith Urban, entertained the crowd, Nicole Kidman got in a few private words with former president Bill Clinton at Pebble Beach's annual political summit on August 2, 2006.

    • Nicole ranked at #31 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties.

    • Hugh Hefner is desperate for Nicole to appear nude in Playboy magazine because he has been "bewitched" by her ever since he saw her perform in the 1999 Broadway play "The Blue Room."

    • Nicole is set to star as Mrs. Coulter in The Golden Compass, which is the film version of the first of Phillip Pullman's bestselling "His Dark Materials" trilogy.

    • Nicole asked her wedding guests not to buy any presents for her and Keith Urban but to donate the money instead to a humanitarian organization.

    • Nicole's sister Antonia was a bridesmaid at her wedding to Keith Urban.

    • Four Oscar winners were at Nicole's wedding to Keith Urban: Russell Crowe, Jane Campion, Catherine Martin and Kidman, herself.

    • Baz Luhrmann read a love Psalm by New Zealand writer Joy Cowley (a nod to Urban's birth place) at Nicole's wedding to Keith Urban.

    • Nicole was serenaded at their wedding reception by her new husband, Keith Urban, with the song Memories Of Us.

    • Nicole and her husband Keith Urban honeymooned in Bora Bora.

    • Nicole admitted to being overwhelmed by all the attention her second wedding received by fans.

    • Nicole has said that she is not afraid of sharks because as a child, the shark bell on the beach was something you got used to, so now sharks are not a big deal to her.

    • For her second wedding, Nicole got married in a Catholic church. She wore a long ivory gown with an Empire waist, complete with pearl drop earrings and a traditional veil.

    • Nicole and Keith Urban got married in Sydney on June 25, 2006. Nicole was so overcome with emotion on her wedding day that she cried the whole way to the church and throughout the ceremony.

    • In 2006, Nicole was ranked #38 on Forbes "Top 100 Celebrities.". In 2007, she was ranked #27.

    • Nicole Kidman joined the long list of celebrities lampooned by South Park. It happened in South Park episode 137 entitled Trapped in the Closet.

    • Nicole's first film was an Australian production named Bush's Christmas.

    • Nicole has a 'connection' with the water element. Her favorite color is blue, and her favorite sport is swimming.

    • Nicole is allergic to bees.

    • Nicole's father is renowned Sydney psychologist Anthony Kidman, famous in his own right for work done with breast cancer patients, among other things.

    • Nicole was chosen by People Magazine in 1999 as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.

    • Nicole has played a witch in two different movies, "Practical Magic" (1998) and "Bewitched" (2005).

    • Nicole was named E!'s Celebrity of the Year in 2001.

    • Nicole is 5' 10½" tall and her measurements are 34B-23-36.

    • In 1991, Nicole appeared in a small-budget Australian movie, "Flirting". It was set in a remote Australian boarding school where the protagonist (a teenager played by Noah Taylor) began an awkward relationship with a teenage girl from Africa (Thandie Newton). Nicole Kidman played the part of Nicola, the "elder statesman" of the girls' boarding school.

    • After the 2001 Australian charity premiere of The Others in aid of the Sydney Children's Hospital, Nicole visited the ill patients at their bedsides and made a personal donation of $100,000.

    • Because she was born in Hawaii, U.S.A while her Australian parents were working in Honolulu, Nicole has a dual citizenship: Australian and American.

    • Nicole made her stage debut as a lamb in her school nativity's play, and later declared: "I wanted to be one of the lambs, because that was the comedy part. When Mary was rocking the baby Jesus, I went 'Baaaa, baaaa, baaaa', and of course everyone was in hysterics. This stupid kid trying to upstage Jesus as a sheep!'"

    • During her teenage years, Nicole studied drama at St Martin's Youth Theatre (Melbourne), the Australian Theatre For Young People and the Phillip Street Theatre (Sydney).

    • Nicole won the Academy Award and the BAFTA award for Best Actress for her performance as Virginia Woolf in The Hours.

    • When Nicole was 17, her mother Janelle recovered from breast cancer. Nicole is now a strong supporter of breast cancer charities, working with them since 1995 and occasionally wearing the pink breast cancer awareness wristband.

    • Nicole has worked twice with director Alejandro Amenabar: first in 2001 for the thriller movie The Others and a year later for Nicole's first TV commercial, an ad for Spanish department store "El Corte Ingles".

    • Nicole has a great white female shark named after her by researchers of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

    • Nicole starred in the movie with the longest film shoot on record for Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut which was in production for over 15 months.

    • Nicole has been a national Australian Ambassador for UNICEF since 1994.

    • Nicole sustained multiple injuries on the set of Moulin Rouge!, breaking her rib twice at the beginning of production and hurting her knee at the end.

    • Nicole has two adopted children: Isabella (born in 1993) and Connor (born in 1995).

    • In 2000, Nicole and her husband at the time Tom Cruise donated to Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for a seat in the U.S Senate representing New York state.

    • Nicole was listed in 'People's Weekly's' "Most Intriguing People" list. (Dec 25 1995/ Jan 1 1996)

    • Nicole is best friends with Naomi Watts and has many other famous friends such as Ewan McGregor, Russell Crowe, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Tobey Maguire, Adrien Brody, Jude Law, Renée Zellweger and Lenny Kravitz.

    • Nicole was the first Australian actress to win the Best Actress Academy Award.

    • On January 13, 2003 Nicole received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was quoted as saying: "I've never been so excited to have people walk all over me for the rest of my life."

    • Although naturally left-handed, Nicole taught herself to write right-handed for her role in The Hours, where she played the right-handed author Virginia Woolf.

    • Nicole is scared of butterflies (she finds them "eerie" and "weird") although she is not scared of snakes or spiders.

    • At the age of 16, Nicole dropped out of high school (the North Sydney Girls High School) to pursue her career. She left school nine days before she was due to taker her High School Certficate, and shortly before her 17th birthday.

    • Nicole is a crusader against child abuse and was quoted as saying: "Children should be allowed to grow up without fear of cruelty."

    • Nicole wore a corset for her role as Isabel Archer in Jane Campion's 1996 movie The Portrait of a Lady (based on a Henry James novel) to take her waist down to 19".

    • Nicole is also a talented singer who sang alongside Ewan McGregor (in Moulin Rouge!) and Robbie Williams (for a cover version of Something Stupid, the hit duet originally performed by Frank Sinatra and his daughter Nancy in 1967).

    • Nicole is the ex-wife of actor Tom Cruise whom she got married to on December 24, 1990 and divorced from on August 8, 2001.

  • Quotes

    • Nicole: (revealing her and Keith Urban have vowed never to be apart for longer than a week) We have a thing where we're not separated for more than seven days. It's not a negotiation. It is such a desire to be together. It's a lovely place to be in a relationship where you just desperately want to be together. We'll do whatever it takes. Keith flew to Australia once for six hours so as not to break the rule, and I said, 'Oh, you don't have to.' He said, 'It's not have to, it's I want to.' That was big - I heard that loud and clear, 'There's no have-to, Nicole.' Which is a lovely thing.

    • Nicole (denying ever using botox): To be honest, 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.

    • Nicole: I would describe myself as emotional and highly strung. If something upsets me, it really upsets me. If something makes me angry, I get really angry. But it's all very upfront. I can't hide it. I'm also loyal and I hope I'm fun.

    • Nicole (about her children and Katie Holmes): It's a pity they have been manipulated by their father to distance themselves from me. They are closer to their new mum.

    • Nicole: (on what inspired her to be an actress, "The Wizard Of Oz") It created a different world that I so believed in, and I credit that with my wanting to become an actress later on - after the usual girly things such as becoming a vet, or a nurse, of course.

    • Nicole (about her husband Keith): I would never duet with him! I'm an actress and I think the beauty of two artists being together is that you don't step into each other's fields. We have our work, but most important is our life together, we don't want to blend the two.

    • Nicole: I wear a lot of sunscreen. I never go in the sun. I've had one skin cancer on my leg, and I rarely get in the sun, so that just shows you. They cut it out (the cancer). Stay out of the sun, because it is the worst thing in terms of aging. I'm very medical. I come from a medical family.

    • Nicole: (on winning the Oscar in 2003 but having no date) It felt big. It felt lonely and big. You're in a hotel and you're like, 'OK, well, I'm sitting in this big suite with an Oscar, and I still don't have a life. What is wrong with me?' It hit home that I needed to get a life: 'Who do I jump on the bed with, and celebrate with, and order pancakes with?' That was painful, not having that person to share it with.

    • Nicole: I think I would be very sad if I wasn't able to have a baby.

    • Nicole: (On her secret engagement between before getting engaged to Keith Urban) I got engaged to somebody... but it just wasn't right. I wasn't ready. We weren't ready.

    • Nicole: (on living with co-stars Jack Black and Jennifer Jason Leigh during the filming of the movie "Margot At The Wedding") We all lived in this house in the Hamptons. Jennifer would cook breakfast on Sunday, and we'd all go to work Monday to Friday, and hang out on the weekend. Jack (Black) would play guitar. (And) we'd lie around in the bed, rehearsing. You don't make films like that right now - it's more a seventies way of making films.

    • Nicole: (on turning 40) It feels just right. I don't feel what I thought that wretched age was going to be like. I have done a lot of things and it has been full up to this point, especially the past few years, so I am grateful for that.

    • Nicole: LIfe has got all those twists and turns. You've got to hold on tight and off you go.

    • Nicole: (on winning the Companion of the Order of Australia ) It's a pat on the back, which as a little girl is something you dream of.

    • Nicole (commenting on Nashville): It's a great town and it's actually been a great place for me to just go and be myself.

    • Nicole: I think that the most difficult thing is allowing yourself to be loved, so receiving the love and feeling like you deserve it is a pretty big struggle. I suppose that's what I've learnt recently, to allow myself to be loved.

    • Nicole (commenting on her daughter, Isabella): She is a kind, kind girl, who will become a very kind woman.

    • Nicole: I always wanted to get married with just candles! I think candlelight is the most beautiful light there is and there's something very spiritual about it.

    • Nicole: (On the UN Development Fund For Women (UNIFEM)) What is so impressive is how (the women) are speaking out, helping one another and organizing to achieve political and social change. For the past 10 years, UNIFEM and the U.N. trust fund... have been a key ally in this movement for change and gender equality.

    • Nicole: I have a boy's body. I would prefer to have more curves because I think that's more beautiful. I would much rather have J. Lo's body than mine.

    • Nicole: I don't think that sexual faithfulness is the most important one. It is the easiest type to define, but mental unfaithfulness is far more subtle and dangerous. How far can you go in this type without being 'really' unfaithful? It's a difficult issue for which I don't have answers.

    • Nicole (about getting ready and made-up for filming): I am known as the quickest one in the chair on any film. I'm a 20 minute girl, but I'm trying to cut it down to 10. I don't like being in that chair as I get really antsy. I don't like being touched and prodded.

    • Nicole: Why do a crappy film role when you can do a meaty stage role? And, I'm not small and curvy and I don't fit the prerequisite for small, passive, sexy chicks.

    • Nicole (when opening the 2006 Rome Film Festival): I wanted to support this festival and Italy. Film festivals are very good for small films like this one, the more we have the better.

    • Nicole (on receiving her Walk of Fame star):I've never been so excited to have people walk all over me for the rest of my life.

    • Nicole: I think all sorts of things do help, in terms of Buddhism, in terms of therapy. I think people choose things that they need that are going to help them. And obviously, I've seen my father do some magnificent work.

    • Nicole: It was very natural for me to want to disappear into dark theater; I am really very shy. That is something that people never seem to fully grasp because, when you are an actor, you are meant to be an exhibitionist.

    • Nicole: My parents thought it was nice to develop my imagination, but they never seriously thought that anything would ever come of it. They said that I couldn't be an actress because I would be taller than all my leading men, so I thought I would be a writer instead.

    • Nicole: I'm always scared that one day I'll look back and say 'God, they were the best years of my life, and now what?' There are moments when you feel as if you have been blessed for a while, moments when you think this is perfect, moments when you start to believe that even for an hour, even for a year, it might all happen... So I'm determined to keep making it get better and better.

    • Nicole: 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.

    • Nicole: I'm a person that carries everything that happened to me in my past, with me into the future. I refuse to let it make me bitter. I still completely believe in love and I remain open to anything that will happen to me.

    • Nicole: I think it's important that we don't all have to hold our heads high all the time saying everything's fine.

    • Nicole:You're not anyone in America unless you're on TV.

    • Nicole: I think someone said my career defies all logic. Because I choose the sort of strange little films, and somehow they're the things that make my career.

    • Nicole (commenting on her break-up with Tom Cruise): Now I can wear heels.

    • Nicole: I never read reviews at all. I'm proud of the work I did.

    • Nicole: I love acting but I don't like all of the other stuff associated with it. The interest in celebrities, the press, the Internet, when your identity becomes mixed up in the way people are perceiving you.

    • Nicole: Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to miss out on anything life had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous.

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    I hear how great an actress Nicole Kidman is. How she has won so many awards and how little success she has had at the box office. I don't think there was one movie that was a box office monster that had her in it. I think she is a decent actress but nowhere near as good as people talk her up to be. I will say she is overrated because its one thing to win awards but another thing to be a draw at the movies. She hasn't been a box office draw and I find her acting just okay. Thank you.moreless
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    A beautiful and talented actress. He is Very good Actor.