NICOLE KIDMAN (Charlotte Bless) is an internationally recognized, award-winning
actress known for her range and versatility. Kidman first came to the attention
of American audiences with her critically acclaimed performance in Phillip Noyce's riveting 1989 psychological thriller Dead Calm. Most recently, she
starred in the HBO telefilm "Hemingway & Gellhorn," alongside Clive Owen, and
Trespass, with Nicolas Cage.
Kidman has completed filming Stoker, with Mia Wasikowska and Dermot Mulroney,
and The Railway Man, with Colin Firth and Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd. Next, she plays
Grace Kelly in the biopic Grace of Monaco.
In 2010 Kidman starred opposite Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest in the drama
Rabbit Hole, from David Lindsay-Abaire's own screenplay adaptation of his
Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Kidman received Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen
Actors Guild and Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Actress. Rabbit
Hole was developed by Kidman's Blossom Films production company and directed by
John Cameron Mitchell.
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. The previous year, she 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 Alejandro Amenabar's psychological thriller The Others,
Kidman received dual 2002 Golden Globe nominations. She won for Best Actress in
Kidman's first Golden Globe win was for her pitch-perfect, wickedly funny
portrayal of a woman obsessed with becoming a TV personality at all costs in Gus
Van Sant's To Die For. She also received Golden Globe nominations for her
performances in Jonathan Glazer's Birth, Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain and
Robert Benton's Billy Bathgate.
Additional film credits include Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding, The
Golden Compass, Academy Award-winning animated musical Happy Feet, Just Go with
It, Rob Marshall's film adaptation of the musical Nine, Baz Luhrmann's World War
II love story Australia, Steven Shainberg's Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane
Arbus, Sydney Pollack's The Interpreter, Nora Ephron's Bewitched, Robert
Benton's The Human Stain, Lars von Trier's Dogville, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide
Shut, Jez Butterworth's Birthday Girl, Mimi Leder's The Peacemaker, Jane
Campion's The Portrait of a Lady, Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever, Harold
Becker's Malice and Ron Howard's Far and Away.
Kidman also narrated the documentaries God Grew Tired of Us (a Sundance Grand
Jury Award and Audience Award winner) and I Have Never Forgotten You, the film
biography of Simon Wiesenthal.
Kidman made her much-lauded London stage debut in the fall of 1998, starring
with Iain Glenn in "The Blue Room," David Hare's modern adaptation of
Schnitzler's "La Ronde," for director Sam Mendes at the Donmar Warehouse. For
her performance, Kidman won London's Evening Standard Award and was nominated in
the Best Actress category for a Laurence Olivier Award. "The Blue Room" moved to
Broadway for a sold-out, limited run from 1998 through 1999.
In 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. U.N. Women's goals are to
foster women's empowerment and gender equality, to raise awareness of
infringement on women's human rights around the world and to end violence
For the past nine years Kidman has served as the U.N. Women ambassador for
Australia. Most recently Kidman lent her voice in support of the Women's Cancer
Program at Stanford with Dr. Jonathan Berek. Along with her husband, Keith
Urban, she has helped raise millions over the years for the Women's Cancer
Program, a world-renowned center for research into the causes, treatment,
prevention and eventual cure of women's cancer.
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