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Nicole Kidman

Highest Rated:   98% Paddington (2015)
Lowest Rated:   10% Trespass (2011)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Boy Erased
  • Actor
2018
73% The Beguiled
  • Martha Farnsworth
$0.3M 2017
16% Queen of the Desert
  • Gertrude Bell
2017
73% The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Anna
2017
No Score Yet Intouchables
  • Actor
2017
80% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life
  • Actor
2017
86% Lion
  • Sue
$51.7M 2016
51% Genius
  • Aline Bernstein
$1.4M 2016
79% The Family Fang
  • Producer
  • Annie Fang
$15.8k 2016
No Score Yet Silent Wife
  • Actor
  • Producer
2016
28% How to Talk to Girls at Parties
  • Actor
2016
38% Secret in Their Eyes
  • Claire
2015
40% Strangerland
  • Catherine Parker
$18k 2015
98% Paddington
  • Millicent
$85.9M 2015
36% Before I Go to Sleep
  • Christine Lucas
2014
66% The Railway Man
  • Patti Lomax
$4.2M 2014
11% Grace Of Monaco
  • Grace Kelly
$0.7M 2014
69% Stoker
  • Evelyn Stoker
$1.8M 2013
43% The Paperboy
  • Charlotte Bless
$0.7M 2012
No Score Yet In Vogue: The Editor's Eye
  • Actor
2012
56% Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Martha Gellhorn
2012
10% Trespass
  • Sarah Miller
$17.3k 2011
38% Monte Carlo
  • Producer
$22.6M 2011
18% Just Go with It
  • Devlin Adams
$103.1M 2011
86% Rabbit Hole
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Becca Corbett
$2.3M 2010
38% Nine
  • Claudia
$19.7M 2009
55% Australia
  • Lady Sarah Ashley
$49.5M 2008
43% The Golden Compass
  • Mrs. Coulter
$70.2M 2007
52% Margot at the Wedding
  • Margot
$2M 2007
43% Lagerfeld Confidential
  • Actor
2007
19% The Invasion
  • Carol Bennell
$15.2M 2007
80% I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life And Legacy Of Simon Wiesenthal
  • Narrator
2007
91% God Grew Tired Of Us
  • Narrator
$0.2M 2007
75% Happy Feet
  • Norma Jean
$197.8M 2006
32% Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
  • Diane Arbus
$0.2M 2006
No Score Yet Eucalyptus
  • Actor
2006
25% Bewitched
  • Isabel Bigelow/Samantha
$62.3M 2005
56% The Interpreter
  • Silvia Broome
$72.6M 2005
No Score Yet Room to Move
  • Actor
2005
38% Birth
  • Anna
$5.1M 2004
26% The Stepford Wives
  • Joanna Eberhard
$59.4M 2004
71% Cold Mountain
  • Ada Monroe
2003
34% In the Cut
  • Producer
$4.8M 2003
43% The Human Stain
  • Faunia Farely
2003
70% Dogville
  • Grace
$1.5M 2003
No Score Yet Rita
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Rita
  • Actor
2003
81% The Hours
  • Virginia Woolf
$41.5M 2002
58% Birthday Girl
  • Nadia
$5M 2002
83% The Others
  • Grace
$96.1M 2001
76% Moulin Rouge!
  • Satine
$55.1M 2001
85% 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
63% The Leading Man
  • Academy Awards Presenter
1998
43% The Portrait of a Lady
  • Isabel Archer
1996
87% To Die For
  • Suzanne Stone Maretto
1995
40% Batman Forever
  • Dr. Chase Meridian
1995
44% My Life
  • Gail Jones
1993
59% Malice
  • Tracy
1993
50% Far and Away
  • Shannon Christie
1992
96% Flirting
  • Nicola Radcliffe
1992
47% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
92% Big Little Lies
2017
  • Executive Producer
  • Celeste Wright
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • 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
2004-2016
  • 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
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1993
94% Top of the Lake
2013
  • Actor

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