NICOLE KIDMAN (Evelyn Stoker) first came to the attention of American audiences
with her critically acclaimed performance in Phillip Noyce's riveting 1989 psychological thriller
DEAD CALM. She has since become an internationally-recognized, award-winning actress
known for her range and versatility.
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
2002, 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 writer/director
Alejandro Amenabar's psychological thriller, THE OTHERS, she received dual 2002 Golden Globe nominations, winning for 'Best Actress in a Musical.' She was awarded her initial Golden
Globe for a pitch-perfect, wickedly funny portrayal of a woman obsessed with becoming a
television personality at all costs, in Gus Van Sant's TO DIE FOR, and has been nominated three
additional times for her performances in Jonathan Glazer's BIRTH, Anthony Minghella's COLD
MOUNTAIN, and Robert Benton's BILLY BATHGATE.
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. From David Lindsay-Abaire's own screenplay adaptation of his
Pulitzer Prize-winning play, RABBIT HOLE was developed by Kidman's Blossom Films
production company and is directed by John Cameron Mitchell. The cast includes Dianne Wiest,
Tammy Blanchard, Sandra Oh, Giancarlo Esposito and Jon Tenney. Kidman was most recently
seen in HBO's "Hemingway and Gellhorn" with Clive Owen, for which she has received a 'Best
Actress' Emmy nomination.
In October 2012, Kidman was seen staring in Lee Daniel's THE PAPER BOY with
Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron and John Cusack, and in 2013, Kidman will be featured in
THE RAILWAY MAN, which stars Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard. She will next begin
filming GRACE OF MONACO in the role of Grace Kelly with Tim Roth and Frank Langella.
Kidman's additional film credits include Noah Baumbach's MARGOT AT THE
WEDDING; THE GOLDEN COMPASS with Daniel Craig; Academy Award winning animated
musical HAPPY FEET; JUST GO WITH IT with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston; Rob
Marshall's film adaptation of the musical NINE with Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and
Marion Cotillard; Baz Luhrmann's World War II love story, AUSTRALIA, with Hugh Jackman;
Steven Shainberg's FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS with Robert
Downey, Jr.; Sydney Pollack's THE INTERPRETER with Sean Penn; Nora
Ephron's BEWITCHED with Will Ferrell; Robert Benton's THE HUMAN STAIN with Anthony
Hopkins and Ed Harris; Lars von Trier's DOGVILLE with Paul Bettany and Lauren Bacall;
Stanley Kubrick's EYES WIDE SHUT with Tom Cruise; Jez Butterworth's BIRTHDAY
GIRL with Ben Chaplin; Mimi Leder's THE PEACEMAKER with George Clooney; Jane
Campion's THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY with John Malkovich; Joel Schumacher's BATMAN
FOREVER with Val Kilmer and Jim Carrey; Harold Becker's MALICE with and Alec Baldwin;
and Ron Howard's FAR AND AWAY. She also narrated the documentary release (Sundance
Grand Jury Award and Audience Award-winner), GOD GREW TIRED OF US, and also narrated
the film biography of Simon Wiesenthal, I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN YOU.
Kidman made a highly-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 and 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 November of 1998
through March of 1999.
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. Kidman has also 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 which is a world-renowned center for research into the causes, treatment,
prevention, and eventual cure of women's cancer.
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