Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born 20 June
1967) is an Australian actress, singer and film producer.
Kidman's film career began in 1983. She starred in various
Australian film and television productions until her
breakthrough in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. Following several
films over the early 1990s, she came to worldwide recognition
for her performances in Days of Thunder (1990), Far and Away
(1992), and Batman Forever (1995). She followed these with other
successful films in the late 1990s. Her performance in the
musical, Moulin Rouge! (2001) earned her second Golden Globe
Award and first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Her
performance as Virginia Woolf in the drama film The Hours (2002)
received critical acclaim and earned Kidman the Academy Award
for Best Actress.
Kidman's other notable films include To
Die For (1995), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), The Others (2001), Cold
Mountain (2003), The Interpreter (2005) and Australia (2008).
Her performance in 2010's Rabbit Hole (which she also produced)
earned Kidman further accolades, including a third Academy Award
nomination for Best Actress. In 2012, she earned her first
Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in
a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in Hemingway & Gellhorn.