NICOLE KIDMAN (Nancy Eamons) Academy Award winning actress
first came to the attention of American audiences with her critically acclaimed
performance in Phillip Noyce's riveting 1989 Australian psychological thriller
Dead Calm. Kidman has since become an internationally-recognized, award-winning
actress known for her range and versatility.
In 2002, Kidman 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. 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 2010, Kidman starred opposite Aaron Eckhart in Rabbit Hole, for which she
received Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit
Award nominations for Best Actress. The film was developed by Kidman's
production company, Blossom Films. In October 2012, Kidman starred in Lee
Daniels' The Paperboy with Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron and John Cusack. Her
performance earned her an AACTA, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe
nominations. In 2014, Kidman was seen in Grace of Monaco, which earned her a SAG
nomination. In 2015 she was seen in The Secret in Their Eyes, The Family Fang
with Jason Bateman, which she also produced, and Genius alongside Colin Firth.
In 2016, Kidman was seen in Lion with Dev Patel, for which she received Critics'
Choice, Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Oscar nominations. She was most recently seen in
Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled, Yorgos Lanthimos' The Killing of a Sacred Deer,
Neil Burger's The Upside and John Cameron Mitchell's How to Talk to Girls at
Her upcoming projects include Destroyer, Boy Erased, Aquaman and The
Goldfinch, a movie adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
In television, Kidman starred in HBO's Hemingway and Gellhorn alongside Clive
Owen in 2012. Her portrayal as Martha Gellhorn earned her Emmy, SAG and Golden
Globe nominations. Kidman returned to the small screen in 2017 with the limited
series Big Little Lies alongside Reese Witherspoon for HBO (Kidman's Blossom
Films and Witherspoon's Pacific Standard produced the project), for which she
received an Emmy Award, Golden Globe, Critics Choice Award and SAG Award. Big
Little Lies also received an Emmy Award, Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award
for Outstanding Limited Series. She also had an arch on the second season of Top
of The Lake: China Girl. Kidman is currently in production on the second season
of Big Little Lies, where she will again serve as actress and executive
In 2018, Kidman and her production company, Blossom Films, signed a
first-look deal with Amazon Studios. Under the agreement, she will develop
theatrical and series content, the first of which being a new drama series, The
Expatriates, based off the novel by Janice Y.K Lee.
In theater, Kidman made a highly-lauded London stage debut in the fall of
1998, starring with Iain Glen in The Blue Room, David Hare's modern adaptation
of Schnitzler's La Ronde. For her performance Kidman won London's Evening
Standard Award and was nominated in the Best Actress category for a Laurence
Olivier Award. In 2015, Kidman was seen on the West End stage
in Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51, for which she received a London's Evening
In January of 2006, Kidman was awarded Australia's highest honor, the
Companion in the Order of Australia. She was also named, and continues to serve,
as Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Fund for Women, UN
Women, whose goals are to foster women's empowerment and gender equality, to
raise awareness of the infringement on women's human rights around the world and
to end violence against women. Along with her husband, Keith Urban, she has
helped raise millions over the years for the Women's Cancer Program which is a
world-renowned center for research into the causes, treatment, prevention, and
eventual cure of women's cancer. In 2017, the Cannes Film Festival honored
Kidman with a special award for her body of work and longstanding history with
the festival. She is one of only eight people to ever receive this honor in the
70 year history of the festival.
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