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Nicole Kidman        

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

Nicole Kidman is an Australian actress, singer and film producer. Kidman's film career began in 1983. She starred in various Australian film and television productions until her breakthrough in the 1989 thriller "Dead Calm." Following several films over the early 1990s, she came to worldwide recognition for her performances in "Days of Thunder," "Far and Away" and "Batman Forever." She followed these with other successful films in the late 1990s. Her performance in the musical, "Moulin Rouge!" earned her second Golden Globe Award and first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Her performance as Virginia Woolf in the drama film "The Hours" received critical acclaim and earned Kidman the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Kidman's other notable films include "To Die For," "Eyes Wide Shut," "The Others," "Cold Mountain," "The Interpreter" and "Australia." 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."

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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