The only Australian actress to ever win a best actress Oscar, Nicole has a number of trophies on her mantle. She has been nominated for the Golden globes six times and has won it thrice. In 2006, she was also awarded Australia’s highest honor, the companion in the order of Australia and serves as a goodwill ambassador for UN Women and is the UNICEF ambassador for Australia.
Nicole was born on 29th June in 1967 in Honolulu Hawaii to Australian parents and therefore holds two passports. She was raised in Sydney Australia. Her first love was ballet but she eventually took up drama and mime. She worked at the Philip street theatre and eventually dropped out of high school to pursue her love for acting.
Career in Movies
The thriller dead calm was Nicole’s first role in an American movie. This was in 1989. She had roles in Days of Thunder, My Life, To Die For and Eyes Wide Shut. In 2001, she hit the A-list in the musical Moulin Rouge, which got her first academy award nomination. She has also won an academy award for best actress for her role as Virginia Woolf in The Hours. By 2006, she was the highest paid actress. She has also appeared in The Step Ford wives, Bewitched and Cold Mountain.
Being one of the highest paid actresses in the world, Nicole Kidman is estimated to be worth $120 million. It has been said that as the face of Chanel No.5, she was paid $12 million for 3 minutes. She has houses in Sydney, Los Angeles and Nashville.
Nicole Kidman married Tom Cruise in 1990. The marriage did not last however and they divorced in 2001. They have two children together who they adopted during their marriage.
She is currently married to Keith Urban and they have a daughter named Sunday Rose.
Despite a rocky start and a number of challenges along the way, Nicole Kidman, the most well known Australian import in Hollywood has carved a name for herself in the world of movies. She is a versatile actress. She has said that she knew from a very young age that she wanted to be an actor. Her dream has been fulfilled.