Nicole Kidman

Highest Rated: 97% Paddington (2015)
Lowest Rated: 10% Trespass (2011)
Birthday: Jun 20, 1967
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Once relegated to decorative parts for years and long acknowledged as the wife of Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman spent the latter half of the 1990s and the first decade of the new millennium earning much-deserved critical respect. Standing a willowy 5'11" and sporting one of Hollywood's most distinctive heads of frizzy red hair, the Australian actress first entered the American mindset with her role opposite Cruise in Days of Thunder (1990), but it wasn't until she starred as a homicidal weather girl in Gus Van Sant's 1995 To Die For that she achieved recognition as a thespian of considerable range and talent. Though many assume that the heavily-accented Kidman hails from down under, she was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 20, 1967, to Australian parents. Her family, who lived on the island because of a research project that employed Kidman's biochemist father, then moved to Washington, D.C. for the next three years. After her father's project reached completion, Nicole and her family returned to Australia.Raised in the upper-middle-class Sydney suburb of Longueville for the remainder of the 1970s and well into the eighties, Kidman grew up infused with a love of the arts, particularly dance and theatre. Kidman took refuge in the theater, and landed her first professional role at the age of 14, when she starred in Bush Christmas (1983), a TV movie about a group of kids who band together with an Aborigine to find their stolen horse. Brian Trenchard-Smith's BMX Bandits (1983) -- an adventure film/teen movie -- followed , with Kidman as the lead character, Judy; it opened to solid reviews. Kidman then worked for the gifted John Duigan (The Winter of Our Dreams, Romero) twice, first as one of the two adolescent leads of the Duigan-directed "Room to Move" episode of the Australian TV series Winners (1985) and, more prestigiously, as the star of Duigan's acclaimed miniseries Vietnam (1987).In 1988, Kidman got another major break when she was tapped to star in Phillip Noyce's Dead Calm (1989). A psychological thriller about a couple (Kidman and Sam Neill) who are terrorized by a young man they rescue from a sinking ship (Billy Zane), the film helped to establish the then-21-year-old Kidman as an actress of considerable mettle. That same year, her starring performance in the made-for-TV Bangkok Hilton further bolstered her reputation. By now a rising star in Australia, Kidman began to earn recognition across the Pacific. In 1989, Tom Cruise picked her for a starring role in her first American feature, Tony Scott's Days of Thunder (1990). The film, a testosterone-saturated drama about a racecar driver (Cruise), cast Kidman as the neurologist who falls in love with him. A sizable hit, it had the added advantage of introducing Kidman to Cruise, whom she married in December of 1990.Following a role as Dustin Hoffman's moll in Robert Benton's Billy Bathgate (1991), and a supporting turn as a snotty boarding school senior in the masterful Flirting (1991), which teamed her with Duigan a third time, Kidman collaborated with Cruise on their second film together, Far and Away (1992). Despite their joint star quality, gorgeous cinematography, and adequate direction by Ron Howard, critics panned the lackluster film.Kidman's subsequent projects, My Life and Malice ( both 1993), were similarly disappointing, despite scattered favorable reviews. Batman Forever (1995), in which she played the hero's love interest, Dr. Chase Meridian, fared somewhat better, but did little in the way of establishing Kidman as a serious actress even as it raked in mile-high returns at the summer box office. Kidman finally broke out of her window-dressing typecasting when Gus Van Sant enlisted her to portray the ruthless protagonist of To Die For (1995). Directed from a Buck Henry script, this uber-dark comedy casts Kidman as Suzanne Stone, a television broadcaster ready and eager to commit one homicide after another to propel herself to the top. Displaying a gift f

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Goldfinch Actor 2019
40% The Upside Yvonne 2019
72% Destroyer Erin Bell 2018
65% Aquaman Atlanna 2018
81% Boy Erased Nancy Conlon Nancy Eamons 2018
46% How to Talk to Girls at Parties Queen Boadicea 2018
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer Anna Murphy 2017
79% The Beguiled Martha Farnsworth 2017
18% Queen of the Desert Gertrude Bell 2017
83% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Actor 2017
85% Lion Sue 2016
53% Genius Aline Bernstein 2016
83% The Family Fang Producer Annie Fang 2016
No Score Yet Silent Wife Actor Producer 2016
No Score Yet The Guardian Brothers Actor 2016
39% Secret in Their Eyes Claire 2015
42% Strangerland Catherine Parker 2015
97% Paddington Millicent 2015
35% Before I Go to Sleep Christine Lucas 2014
67% The Railway Man Patti Lomax 2014
11% Grace Of Monaco Grace Kelly 2014
69% Stoker Evelyn Stoker 2013
45% The Paperboy Charlotte Bless 2012
No Score Yet In Vogue: The Editor's Eye Actor 2012
50% Hemingway & Gellhorn Martha Gellhorn 2012
10% Trespass Sarah Miller 2011
39% Monte Carlo Producer 2011
18% Just Go with It Devlin Adams 2011
87% Rabbit Hole Executive Producer Producer Becca Corbett 2010
40% Nine Claudia 2009
55% Australia Lady Sarah Ashley 2008
42% The Golden Compass Mrs. Coulter 2007
52% Margot at the Wedding Margot 2007
43% Lagerfeld Confidential Actor 2007
19% The Invasion Carol Bennell 2007
80% I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life And Legacy Of Simon Wiesenthal Narrator 2007
91% God Grew Tired Of Us Narrator 2007
76% Happy Feet Norma Jean 2006
32% Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Diane Arbus 2006
No Score Yet Eucalyptus Actor 2006
24% Bewitched Isabel Bigelow/Samantha 2005
57% The Interpreter Silvia Broome 2005
No Score Yet Room to Move Actor 2005
38% Birth Anna 2004
26% The Stepford Wives Joanna Eberhard 2004
71% Cold Mountain Ada Monroe 2003
34% In the Cut Producer 2003
42% The Human Stain Faunia Farely 2003
70% Dogville Grace 2003
No Score Yet Rita Actor 2003
No Score Yet Rita Actor 2003
80% The Hours Virginia Woolf 2002
58% Birthday Girl Nadia 2002
83% The Others Grace 2001
76% Moulin Rouge! Satine 2001
86% Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Actor 2001
No Score Yet Robbie Williams: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Actor 2001
74% Eyes Wide Shut Alice Harford 1999
20% Practical Magic Gillian Owens 1998
69% The Leading Man Academy Awards Presenter 1998
45% The Portrait of a Lady Isabel Archer 1996
88% To Die For Suzanne Stone Maretto 1995
39% Batman Forever Dr. Chase Meridian 1995
42% My Life Gail Jones 1993
59% Malice Tracy 1993
48% Far and Away Shannon Christie 1992
96% Flirting Nicola Radcliffe 1992
38% Billy Bathgate Drew Preston 1991
39% Days of Thunder Dr. Claire Lewicki 1990
82% Dead Calm Rae Ingram 1989
No Score Yet Nightmaster Actor 1989
No Score Yet Emerald City Helen Davey 1989
No Score Yet Nightmaster Amy 1986
No Score Yet Windrider Jade 1986
No Score Yet Archer's Adventure Catherine 1985
No Score Yet Room to Move Carol Trig 1985
67% BMX Bandits Judy 1983

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
93% Big Little Lies
2017
Executive Producer Celeste Wright
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2017
82% Top of the Lake
2013-2017
Julia
  • 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2010
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004-2017
Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1993

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