ed haired Hollywood actress, born in Sydney or Hawaii, on June 20th, 1967 of Australian parentage.
Nicole went to the Australian Theatre for Young People and had her first professional part aged 15.
Nicole came to notice for her roles in television's Matthew And Son, Vietnam and Bangkok Hilton winning an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Television Actress for the former.
|Nicole Kidman in Dead Calm|
She played on the stage at the Seymour Centre, Sydney in Steel Magnolias in 1988 and also the film Emerald City but it was Dead Calm in 1990 that moved her career along. She came to the notice of her now husband, Tom Cruise, and he requested that a part be found for her in Days Of Thunder, the racing car film he was producing and directing in 1990.
Nicole moved to Hollywood where she has worked since, starring in Billy Bathgate with Dustin Hoffman in 1991 and with hubby Cruise in Far And Away in 1992.
Married to actor Tom Cruise on Christmas Eve 1990, the couple have 2 adopted children, Isabella Jane and Connor Anthony, and own a $4 million home in Darling Point, Sydney.
Nicole has just had a smash hit role in David Hare's play The Blue Room, which marked her British theatrical debut. Nicole and the show (in which she appears bollocky) are now moving on to the Cort theatre on Broadway where she will receive a much larger fee than the $700 per week Equity controlled one she received in London.
Good news, it seems the show may be on in Sydney in 1999 as TC is making a film in Sydney and the couple will be here for about 5 months.
Nicole is a keen jogger and on Easter Sunday, '99, she was spotted pounding a pavement in Sydney's eastern suburbs. No doubt Tom, here to film Mission Impossible, was looking after the tin lids.
She has just signed to do the next Baz Luhrmann flick, a musical set at the Moulin Rouge, Paris, in 1899. The film shoot commences October, 99.
Business Review Weekly estimated earnings of $15 million in 1998.
Nicole is descended from another Dinkum Aussie - Sir Sidney Kidman, check him out!