This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for

Nicole Kidman

Nicole KidmanAKA Nicole Mary Kidman

Born: 20-Jun-1967
Birthplace: Honolulu, HI

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Moulin Rouge

Born in Honolulu to Australian parents, actress Nicole Kidman holds dual citizenship in Australia and the United States. Her family lived in Washington DC until Nicole was three, then returned to Australia, where she spent the rest of her childhood. Her younger sister, Antonia Kidman-Hawley, is a former TV journalist in Australia, who now makes yoga videos and has hosted Australian television shows about raising children.

As a young girl, Kidman took dance classes, and later studied drama and mime. As a teen, she performed at the Philip Street theatre in Sydney. Kidman's first film, Bush Christmas, was filmed when she was 15. A few months later, she joined the cast of The Disney Channel's Five Mile Creek, playing an orphan shepherd girl. At 22, she made Dead Calm, the thriller that brought her to America's attention.

She met Tom Cruise when he invited her to audition for his next film, Days of Thunder. Cruise quickly divorced Mimi Rogers to make way for Kidman, and they were married before Days of Thunder was released. Over the next decade Cruise and Kidman were one of American cinema's power couples.

When people insinuate he's gay, Tom Cruise sues, so we'd never make such an insinuation. But for years there were whispers that theirs was a sham marriage, that Cruise and possibly Kidman were both gay, or he was impotent or she sterile. When they adopted two children, the whispers grew louder. Eyes Wide Shut was supposed to be sexy, and had lots of sex scenes, but Cruise and Kidman's scenes together seemed curiously cold. In 2001, when Cruise announced he was dumping her, Kidman's career really took off. Her paranormal thriller The Others did well at the box office, she sang and danced in Moulin Rouge, and she won an Oscar for The Hours, portraying Virginia Woolf. She even sang a lovely duet of "Somethin' Stupid", the old Frank Sinatra standard, with Robbie Williams, and it hit #1 on the U.K. charts.

Asked about her ex-husband's famous ties to Scientology, Kidman's only answer is "I am not a Scientologist".

[1] Mother is Roman Catholic, father Roman Catholic/Jewish ancestry.

Father: Antony Kidman (biochemist, d. 2014)
Mother: Janelle MacNeille (nursing instructor)
Sister: Antonia Kidman-Hawley (younger)
Tom Cruise (actor, m. 24-Dec-1990, div. 8-Aug-2001, two children adopted)
Daughter: Isabella Jane Kidman Cruise (adopted, b. 22-Dec-1992)
Son: Connor Anthony Cruise (adopted, b. 17-Jan-1995)
Boyfriend: Q-Tip (dated, 2002-03)
Boyfriend: Lenny Kravitz (dated, 2003-04)
Boyfriend: Robbie Williams
Husband: Keith Urban (dated 2005-06, m. 25-Jun-2006, two daughters)
Daughter: Sunday Rose Kidman Urban (b. 7-Jul-2008)
Daughter: Faith Margaret Kidman Urban (b. 28-Dec-2010 via surrogate)

    High School: (dropout)

    Oscar for Best Actress 2003 for The Hours
    Golden Globe 1996 for To Die For
    Golden Globe 2002 for Moulin Rouge!
    Golden Globe 2003 for The Hours
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 13-Jan-2003 at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Endorsement of Nintendo (2010)
    Citizens for Harkin 30-Dec-1994 ($1000)
    Clooney for Congress 1-Apr-2004 ($1000)
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee 19-May-1998 ($5000)
    Friends of Al Gore 6-Nov-1998 ($2500)
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    New Leadership for America PAC 4-Mar-1998 ($1000)
    Funeral: Diana, Princess of Wales (1997)
    Miscarriage 2001
    Miscarriage 2012
    Laser Eye Surgery
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Skydiving

    Aquaman (26-Nov-2018)
    Boy Erased (1-Sep-2018)
    Destroyer (31-Aug-2018)
    Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (Jan-2018) · Herself
    The Upside (8-Sep-2017)
    The Beguiled (24-May-2017)
    The Killing of a Sacred Deer (22-May-2017)
    Lion (10-Sep-2016)
    Genius (16-Feb-2016)
    Secret in Their Eyes (12-Nov-2015)
    Queen of the Desert (6-Feb-2015)
    Paddington (23-Nov-2014)
    Before I Go to Sleep (4-Sep-2014)
    Grace of Monaco (14-May-2014)
    The Railway Man (6-Sep-2013)
    Stoker (20-Jan-2013)
    Hemingway & Gellhorn (25-May-2012) · Martha Gellhorn
    The Paperboy (24-May-2012)
    Trespass (1-Sep-2011) · Sarah Miller
    Just Go With It (9-Feb-2011) · Devlin Adams
    Rabbit Hole (13-Sep-2010) · Becca
    Nine (3-Dec-2009)
    Australia (26-Nov-2008)
    The Golden Compass (27-Nov-2007)
    Margot at the Wedding (31-Aug-2007) · Margot
    The Invasion (17-Aug-2007)
    I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal (11-Feb-2007) · Narrator
    Lagerfeld Confidential (10-Feb-2007) · Herself
    Happy Feet (16-Nov-2006) [VOICE]
    God Grew Tired of Us (4-Sep-2006) · Narrator
    Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (1-Sep-2006)
    Bewitched (24-Jun-2005)
    The Interpreter (14-Apr-2005) · Silvia Broome
    Birth (8-Sep-2004)
    The Stepford Wives (6-Jun-2004) · Joanna Eberhart
    Cold Mountain (25-Dec-2003)
    The Human Stain (29-Aug-2003)
    Dogville (19-May-2003) · Grace Margaret Mulligan
    The Hours (18-Dec-2002) · Virginia Woolf
    America: A Tribute to Heroes (21-Sep-2001) · Herself
    Birthday Girl (6-Sep-2001)
    The Others (2-Aug-2001) · Grace
    Moulin Rouge! (9-May-2001) · Satine
    Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (17-Feb-2001) · Herself
    Eyes Wide Shut (13-Jul-1999) · Alice Harford
    Practical Magic (16-Oct-1998) · Gillian Owens
    The Peacemaker (26-Sep-1997) · Julia Kelly
    The Portrait of a Lady (18-Oct-1996)
    The Leading Man (6-Sep-1996)
    Batman Forever (16-Jun-1995) · Dr. Chase Meridian
    To Die For (May-1995) · Suzanne Stone
    My Life (12-Nov-1993)
    Malice (29-Sep-1993)
    Far and Away (22-May-1992) · Shannon
    Billy Bathgate (1-Nov-1991) · Drew Preston
    Flirting (21-Mar-1991)
    Days of Thunder (27-Jun-1990) · Dr. Claire Lewicki
    Bangkok Hilton (5-Nov-1989)
    Dead Calm (7-Apr-1989) · Rae Ingram
    Emerald City (9-Feb-1989)
    Nightmaster (1987)
    Windrider (25-Dec-1986)
    Archer's Adventure (3-Nov-1985)
    The Wacky World of Wills & Burke (24-Oct-1985)
    BMX Bandits (22-Dec-1983)
    Bush Christmas (22-Dec-1983)

Official Website:

Appears on the cover of:
People, 13-Oct-2003, DETAILS: It's For Real -- Nicole's New Love -- The star steps out with her surprising new guy, rocker Lenny Kravitz
People, 14-Apr-2003, DETAILS: Nicole Gets Personal -- The Oscar winner opens up about her kids, Tom, and her heart
Entertainment Weekly, 21-Dec-2001, DETAILS: Best of 2001 featuring Nicole Kidman as Entertainer of the Year (photo by Andrew Macpherson)
Entertainment Weekly, 10-Jan-2003, DETAILS: Who's Afraid of Nicole Kidman? How The Hours star became Virginia Woolf -- You won't believe your eyes (photo by James White)

Create a map starting with Nicole Kidman
Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.

Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile

Copyright ©2019 Soylent Communications