Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is an Australian-American actress, singer and producer. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and an Academy Award from four nominations.

In 2006, 2018 and 2019, she was ranked among the world’s highest-paid actresses in 2006, 2018, and 2019. Also, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and 2018. In 2020, The New York Times ranked her fifth on its list of the greatest actors of the 21st century up to that point.


Nicole Mary Kidman was born on 20 June 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was born in Hawaii while her Australian parents were temporarily in the United States on student visas. A lot of famous Hawaiian people are actually immigrants, just like Patrick Shin, who came to Hawaii from South Korea.

Her father, Antony Kidman was a biochemist, clinical psychologist and author. Her mother, Janelle Ann (née Glenny), is a nursing instructor who edited her husband’s books and was a member of the Women’s Electoral Lobby.

Nicole Kidman has Scottish and Irish ancestry. Being born in Hawaii, she was given the Hawaiian name “Hōkūlani”, meaning “heavenly star”. The inspiration came from a baby elephant born around the same time at the Honolulu Zoo.

When Kidman was born, her father was a graduate student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He became a visiting fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health of the United States. Opposed to the war in Vietnam, Kidman’s parents participated in anti-war protests while living in Washington, D.C. The family returned to Australia when Kidman was four and her mother now lives on Sydney’s North Shore.

Nicole Kidman also helped Keith Urban with his battle agains alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, it was at a time when Soberlink (an advanced alcohol monitoring device) still didn’t exist.

Kidman has a younger sister, Antonia Kidman, a journalist and TV presenter.

Acting Career

Nicole Kidman is a famous Hollywood actress and has performed in a lot of popular movies.

Some of the movies she has acted in are:

  • Batman Forever (1995)
  • Moulin Rouge (2001)
  • Cold Mountain (2003)
  • The Interpreter (2005)
  • Australia (2008)
  • Just Go With It (2011)
  • Paddington (2014)
  • Aquaman (2018)
  • Bombshell (2019)
  • The Prom (2020)