Twentieth Century Fox
Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman are unlikely lovers in ‘Australia’
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Nicole Kidman helped inspire Australian sailing team Nathan Wilmot and Malcolm Page
At just 40 years old, Nicole Kidman has an impressive resume, especially for an actress who spent years overshadowed by her super star ex-husband, Tom Cruise. Nicole quit high school before graduation to pursue her one and only dream - becoming an actress. After building a successful and award-winning career in Australia, she got noticed in the U.S market in 1989 with her role in “Dead Calm.” It was while appearing opposite Tom Cruise in “Days of Thunder” that she fell in love with her co-star and made off with the acting world’s most eligible bachelor. The couple has two children together.
Despite being “Mrs. Cruise” for 10 years, she continued to turn in impressive performances in a string of solid film roles. The couple split in 2001 and which seemed like the impetus Kidman needed to really bust out. Her true star-making role may have been in the Baz Luhrmann musical-movie “Moulin Rouge.” Finally out of the “Tom shadow” she racked up a series of very impressive 21st-century roles including “The Hours,” (for which she won a Best Actress Oscar), “Cold Mountain” and “The Interpreter.” For the past few years, however, most of her films have performed poorly at the box office, including the 2007 holiday disappointment, “The Golden Compass.”
In 2006, she married again, this time to a fellow Aussie, country music star Keith Urban, and welcomed daughter Sunday Rose on July 7, 2008. (Kidman also has two adopted children, Connor and Isabella, with ex-husband, Tom Cruise.)
- Name: Nicole Kidman
- Birthdate: June 20, 1967
- Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Although Australian, Nicole was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Nicole received her Hollywood star on the Walk of Fame in 2003.
Nicole was named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women.
Nicole is a good friend of fellow Aussie actress Naomi Watts.