Nicole Mary Kidman, was born on June 20th 1967, and is an Australian actress and film producer.
Kidman’s breakthrough film role was in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. After appearing in several films in the early 1990s, she came to worldwide recognition for her performances in the auto racing film Days of Thunder (1990), the romance Far and Away (1992), and the superhero film Batman Forever (1995). Other successful films followed in the late 1990s.
Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her parents were temporarily in the United States on educational visas. Her father was Antony David Kidman was a biochemist, and clinical psychologist, and wrote a book, but died of a heart attack when he was in Singapore at the age of 75.
Her mother, Janelle Ann, is a nursing instructor who edited her husband’s books and was a member of the Women’s Electoral Lobby.
Opposed to the war in Vietnam, which was causing social unrest in both Australia and the United States, Kidman’s parents participated in anti-war protests while they were living in Washington, D.C.
The family returned to Australia when Kidman was four and her mother now lives on Sydney’s North Shore. Kidman has a younger sister, Antonia Kidman, a journalist and TV presenter.
Kidman attended Lane Cove Public School and North Sydney Girls’ High School. Where she was enrolled in ballet at three and showed her natural talent for acting in her primary and high school years.
Looking back at her early years, she said what inspired her inspired to become an actress upon seeing Margaret Hamilton’s performance as the Wicked Witch of the West in, The Wizard of Oz.
Kidman has revealed that she was timid as a child, saying, “I am very shy – really shy – I even had a stutter as a kid, which I slowly got over, but I still regress into that shyness. So I don’t like walking into a crowded restaurant by myself; I don’t like going to a party by myself.”
One of my favorite movies from Nicole Kidman was when I saw the movie Moulin Rouge, opposite Ewan McGregor.
Today’s YouTube video clip shared by user name, (Joao Ker) as Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor singing together in the 2001movie called Moulin Rouge.
Kidman has been married twice: previously to actor Tom Cruise, and currently to country singer Keith Urban. She has an adopted son and daughter with Cruise as well as two biological daughters with Urban. Kidman met Cruise in November 1989, while filming Days of Thunder, they were married on Christmas Eve 1990 in Telluride, Colorado.
In 2002, Kidman first appeared on the Australian rich list published annually in the Business Review Weekly with an estimated net worth of 122 million dollars.
Kidman has raised money for, and drawn attention to, disadvantaged children around the world. In 1994, she was appointed a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
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