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Nicole Kidman        

Actress, Singer & Film Producer; Known for "The Hours" & "Moulin Rouge!"

Nicole Kidman is an Australian-American actress, singer and film producer. Born Nicole Mary Kidman on June 20, 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kidman is one of Hollywood's most beautiful and well-regarded leading female stars. At age 4 she moved with her parents to Sydney, Australia. As a schoolgirl she attended a local theater group and, encouraged by director Jane Campion, made a notable film debut in "Bush Christmas" (1983). Kidman also met one of her best friends, actress Naomi Watts, around this time. The two were at an open call for a bathing-suit ad and later worked together on the 1991 film "Flirting."

Her U.S. breakthrough came with "Dead Calm" (1989), and success followed with "Billy Bathgate" (1991), "To Die For" (1995), "Practical Magic" (1998) and "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999), in which she co-starred with husband Tom Cruise. She and Cruise divorced in 2001 after 10-plus years of marriage. They had adopted two children, Isabella and Connor, during their relationship.

While her marriage was ending, Kidman's career reached new heights. She won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of a Parisian singer and courtesan in Baz Luhrmann's musical extravaganza "Moulin Rouge!" (2001). The following year, Kidman wowed critics and audiences alike with her performance in "The Hours" (2002), playing famed writer Virginia Woolf. She received several major honors for her work, including her first Academy Award as best actress. Her performance in 2010's "Rabbit Hole" (which she also produced) earned Kidman further accolades, including a third Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In 2012, she earned her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in "Hemingway & Gellhorn."

2018 was a busy year for Kidman, who starred in "Destroyer" as a Los Angeles police officer still reeling from her undercover work with a criminal gang two decades earlier, and as Queen Atlanna in the superhero flick "Aquaman." That year it was also announced that she was in talks to portray former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in "Fair and Balanced," about the fall of the network's former chief, Roger Ailes. In June 2019, Kidman was back on the small screen with the season 2 debut of HBO's "Big Little Lies," alongside series newcomer Meryl Streep.

Kidman has been a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 1994 and for UNIFEM since 2006. In 2006, Kidman was made a Companion of the Order of Australia and was also the highest-paid actress in the motion picture industry. As a result of being born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship in Australia and the United States.

Kidman founded and owns the production company Blossom Films.

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