Nicole Kidman – Academy Award-winning actress

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Nicole Kidman
Nicole Mary Kidman
(20 June 1967, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Nationality: Australia
Category: Celebrities,
Occupation:  Actors
Specification: Thriller, Drama, Comedy
Unique distinction: American-born Australian actress, Oscar-winning star as best actress in a Leading Role for The Hours (2002). Height: 5′ 10½” (1.79 m). Weights: 122 lbs (55.3 kg). Measurements: 34B-23-36 (US); 86.4-58-91( EU). Religious: Roman Catholic.
Gender: Female

Quotes: 1. I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back. It’s important not to focus on yourself too much. 2. I don’t really make decisions, I go with the flow. 3. To be an actor you have to have a certain amount of madness in you. That`s why, when people meet you and you seem very together, they are quite surprised–they don`t see you behind closed doors. 4. The thing you hate about yourself tends to be the thing that everyone likes about you. 5. You don’t have to be naked to be sexy. 6. 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. 7. I love working with people who are inspired and obsessive. 8. I never read reviews at all. I’m proud of the work I did. 9. These different people that I play become the loves of my life.

Achievements:


Social and professional position: Australian actress, film producer, singer, model, humanitarian.
The main contribution to (what is known): Nicole Kidman is the first Australian actress to win the Best Actress Academy Award who known for her talent, considerable range and versatility.
Contributions:  First Major Screen Credit: BMX Bandits (1983)
Awards: In 2003, she received her Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California.
In 2004, she was honored as a “Citizen of the World” by the United Nations.
In 2006, she was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), Australia’s highest civilian honour
Won Oscar, three Golden Globe Awards, one BAFTA and 2 nominations, Another 65 wins & 147 nominations.
Academy Awards, USA: 1 wins and 3 nominatios
Academy Awards (2003): Best actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of writer Virginia Woolf in the film The Hours (2002).
Nominated (2002, 2011): Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Moulin Rouge! (2001), Oscar Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Rabbit Hole (2010).
Golden Globes, USA:  3 wins, 6 nominations.
Golden Globe Awards: 1996 – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for To Die For, 2002 – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Moulin Rouge, 2003 – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for The Hours.
MTV Movie Awards: 2002 – Best Female Performance for Moulin Rouge, 2002 – Best Musical Sequence for Moulin Rouge.
Notable films: To Die For (1995), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Cold Mountain (2003), The Interpreter (2005), Australia (2008), Rabbit Hole (2010).
Producer Credits: In the Cut (2003), Rabbit Hole (2010), Monte Carlo (2011)
Discography: “Come What May” Single (Duet with Ewan McGregor – 2001); One Day I’ll Fly Away” –2001 (Moulin Rouge! soundtrack) “Something Stupid” Single (Duet with Robbie Williams – 2001); Hindi Sad Diamonds” – October 2001 (Moulin Rouge! soundtrack), “Kiss” “Heartbreak Hotel” – (Duet with Hugh Jackman – 2006).
In addition to her 2002 Academy Award for Best Actress, Kidman has received Best Actress awards from the following critics’ groups or award-granting organisations: the Hollywood Foreign Press (Golden Globes), the Australian Film Institute, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Empire Awards, Golden Satellite Awards, Hollywood Film Festival, London Critics Circle, Russian Guild of Film Critics, and the Southeastern Film Critics Association.
She also received recognition from the National Association of Theatre Owners at the ShoWest Convention in 1992 as the Female Star of Tomorrow and in 2002 for a Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film.
Net worth AUD $183 million (March 2015).
Honors and Awards:  Won Oscar, three Golden Globe Awards, one BAFTA, Another 28 wins & 53 nominations. Academy Awards: Best actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of writer Virginia Woolf in the film The Hours (2002). In 2003, she received her Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California.
Creative style: Nicole Kidman often plays cold, emotionally vacant characters.
Major works: BMX Bandits (1983), Watch the Shadows Dance (1988), Bush Christmas (1983), Prince and the Great Race (1983), The Wills and Burke – The Untold Story (1985), Room To Move (1987), Windrider (1987), The Bit Part (1987), Nightmaster (1988), Practical Magic (1998), Emerald City (1989), Dead Calm (1989), Days of Thunder (1990), Flirting (1992), Billy Bathgate (1991), Far and Away (1992), My Life (1993), Malice (1993), Batman Forever (1995), The Portrait of A Lady (1996), The Peacemaker (1997), Filmmaker’s Journey, A: The Making of Jane Campion’s The Portrait of a Lady (1997), Live at the Albert (2001), The Others (2001), Moulin Rouge (2001), The Hours (2002), Birthday Girl (2002), The Human Stain (2003), The Stepford Wives (2004), Dogville (2004), Birth (2004), Bewitched (2005), Happy Feet (2006), Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006), The Invasion (2007), The Golden Compass (2007), Margot at the Wedding (2007), God Grew Tired of Us (2007), Australia (2008), Nine (2009), Just Go With It, Monte Carlo, Trespass, Happy Feet Two(2011), Hemingway & Gellhorn, The Paperboy (2012).

Life:


Origin: Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were temporarily in the United States on educational visas. Her father was Antony Kidman (1938–2014), a biochemist, clinical psychologist and mother, Janelle Ann (née Glenny), is a nursing instructor. Kidman’s ancestry includes Irish, Scottish, and English heritage. Nicole Kidman was born on June 20, 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii. At age 4 she moved with her parents to Sydney, where she grew up. She is older sister of Australian television personality Antonia Kidman Hawley ( b. 1970).
Education: Kidman attended Lane Cove Public School and North Sydney Girls’ High School. She studied at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, and at the Phillip Street Theatre for Young People in Sydney.
Career highlights:  In 1983, aged 16, Kidman made film debut in a remake of the Australian holiday season favourite Bush Christmas.
By the end of 1983, she had a supporting role in the television series Five Mile Creek.
Kidman’s first indie hit, Flirting, was followed by bigger films likeShe began gaining popularity in the mid-1980s after appearing in several film roles, including BMX Bandits, Watch the Shadows Dance, and the romantic comedy Windrider (1986) and Vietnam (1986), Dead Calm (1989) and Billy Bathgate (1991).
In 1995, Kidman appeared in her highest-grossing live-action film Batman Forever, in 1997  in the action-thriller The Peacemaker, which grossed $110,000,000 worldwide.
In 1998, she co-starred with Sandra Bullock in the poorly received fantasy Practical Magic. In this year Kidman made her stage debut in London, playing five different roles in Sir David Hare’s The Blue Room,
In 1999, Kidman reunited with then husband Tom Cruise for  playing in Eyes Wide Shut, the final film of director Stanley Kubrick.
In 2001, Kidman played the cabaret actress and courtesan Satine in Baz Luhrmann’s musical Moulin Rouge!.
Also in 2001, she had a starring role in Alejandro Amenábar’s Spanish horror film The Others as Grace Stewart. Grossing over $210,947,037 worldwide.
In 2002, Kidman won critical praise for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry’s The Hours, which stars Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore.
In 2010, she starred with Aaron Eckhart in the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole  and received nominations for the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards, Kidman also produced this film.
In 2013 Kidman starred  in the psychological horror film Stoker  and The Railway Man.
In 2014, Kidman starred in the biopic, Grace of Monaco and in the 2015 in Australian-Irish drama-thriller Strangerland.
In 2015 Kidman returned to the West End theatre in the UK premiere of Photograph 51 at the Noël Coward Theatre.
Personal life:  She was married to actor Tom Cruise from 1991-2001. Kidman met Cruise in November 1989, while filming Days of Thunder. They adopted two children: Isabella Jane Kidman Cruise (born 1992) and Connor Antony Cruise (born 1995).
On 5 February 2001, the couple’s spokesperson announced their separation.
In 2006 she married Keith Urban  (Country-Singer, songwriter, m. 2006 – present). Their first daughter, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, was born in 2008, in Nashville. In 2010, Kidman and Urban had their second daughter, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban.
Kidman is naturally left-handed. She Is a pianist and her Scored an IQ of 132+.  Nickname: Nic. She is a good friends with Renée Zellweger, Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe and Meryl Streep.
Zest: She owed fair skin, naturally red and blonde hair, blue eyes and model-like figure. First Australian actress to win the Best Actress Academy Award. She studied ballet and drama in Australia, is a pianist and writes short stories in her free time. In 2001 Kidman was named the World’s Most Beautiful Person by People magazine.