At a Glance

Nicole Kidman : Biography at a Glance

  • Nicole Kidman is an Academy Award-winning actress, best known for her roles in Moulin Rouge!, The Hours, and more
  • She most recently starred in HBO's hit series The Undoing, and DC Comic's Aquaman
  • On television, Kidman co-produces and stars in Big Little Lies, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress as well as Outstanding Limited Series
  • Kidman is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress
  • In January of 2006, Kidman was awarded Australia’s highest honor, the Companion in the Order of Australia
  • She continues to serve as a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Fund for Women, UN Women, whose goals are to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality

Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman 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 Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer, which earned Kidman a Golden Globe nomination, Joe Edgerton’s Boy Erased, AQUAMAN and The Upside.

Her upcoming projects include The Goldfinch, a movie adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, and Jay Roach’s upcoming Roger Ailes project.

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.  The second season of Big Little Lies will premiere in 2019, where she will again serve as actress and executive producer. She will next star and executive produce the HBO limited-series, The Undoing.

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 Standard Award.

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.


She was thoroughly inspirational from her first word through her last. Thank you for bringing such candor, authenticity, wisdom and inspiration to our stage... our gratitude is boundless.


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She was amazing! Our attendees really enjoyed her.


Nicole was great!

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