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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman first came to the attention of American audiences with her critically acclaimed performance in Phillip Noyce's riveting 1989 psychological thriller Dead Calm. She has since become an internationally recognized, award-winning actress known for her range and versatility.

In 2003, Kidman won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award and a Berlin Silver Bear for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry's The Hours. In 2002, she was honored with her first Oscar nomination for her performance in Baz Luhrmann's innovative musical, Moulin Rouge! For that role, and her performance in writer/director Alejandro Amenabar's psychological thriller The Others, she received dual 2002 Golden Globe nominations, winning for Best Actress in a Musical. She was awarded her initial Golden Globe for a pitch-perfect, wickedly funny portrayal of a woman obsessed with becoming a TV personality at all costs, in Gus Van Sant's To Die For, and has been nominated three additional times: for her performances in Jonathan Glazer's Birth, Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain, and Robert Benton's Billy Bathgate.

Recent film releases for Kidman included writer/director Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding, co-starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jack Black and The Golden Compass, director Chris Weitz's screen adaptation of the first volume in Phillip Pullman's popular fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials. Upcoming is the drama Nine, directed by Rob Marshall.

Kidman voiced the role of Norma Jean in the Academy Award winning animated musical Happy Feet, reuniting her with the Australian director most responsible for launching her career, George Miller. She narrated the documentary release (last year's Sundance Grand Jury Award and Audience Award-winner), God Grew Tired of Us, and is also the narrator in the film biography of Simon Wiesenthal, I Have Never Forgotten You.

Kidman has also starred in Sydney Pollack's The Interpreter with Sean Penn; Lars von Trier's Dogville with Paul Bettany and Lauren Bacall; Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut with Tom Cruise; and Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady with John Malkovich.

In January of 2006, Kidman was awarded Australia's highest honor, the Companion in the Order of Australia. She is a worldwide ambassador for UNIFEM. In 2004, she became the first Chair of the Women's Health Fund at UCLA, at the David Geffen School of Medicine.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Nicole Kidman Facts

Birth NameNicole Mary Kidman
BirthdayJune 20, 1967 (56)
BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height5' 10½" (1m79)  How tall is Nicole Kidman compared to you?
Awards2003 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for The Hours)
2003 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for The Hours)
2003 BAFTA Awards: Actress in a Leading Role (for The Hours)
2002 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Moulin Rouge)
2002 MTV Movie Awards: Best Female Performance (for Moulin Rouge)
2002 MTV Movie Awards: Best Musical Sequence (for Moulin Rouge)
1996 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for To Die For)

Selected Filmography

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Secret in Their Eyes
Moulin Rouge
The Golden Compass
Just Go With It
Big Little Lies: On Set
The Invasion
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