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Academy Award–winning actress Nicole Kidman starred in Dead Calm, Moulin Rouge! and The Hours, and was married to Tom Cruise for 10 years.
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In June 2006, Nicole Kidman married country musician Keith Urban in their native Australia.
Nicole Kidman was born June 20, 1967 in Honolulu, but grew up in Sydney, Australia, where director Jane Campion encouraged her to pursue acting. Kidman received the Academy Award for her lead role in 2002's The Hours.
In 2005 Keith Urban met fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman at G'Day LA, a Hollywood event honoring Australians. A year later the couple were married in their native Australia.
In 2006 Keith Urban voluntarily checked himself into a rehabilitation facility for alcohol abuse.
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Nicole Kidman was born June 20, 1967, in Honolulu, but grew up in Sydney, Australia, where director Jane Campion encouraged her to pursue acting. Kidman's first indie hit, Flirting,
was followed by bigger films like Dead Calm (1989) and Billy Bathgate (1991). She was married to screen heartthrob Tom Cruise from 1991-2001. Kidman received the Academy Award for her lead role in 2002's The Hours. She married Keith Urban in 2006. Her latest films include 2012's The Paperboy.
Born Nicole Mary Kidman on June 20, 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Nicole Kidman is one of Hollywood's most beautiful and well-regarded leading female stars. At age 4 she moved with her parents to Sydney, Australia. As a schoolgirl she attended a local theater group and, encouraged by director Jane Campion, made a notable film debut in Bush Christmas (1983). Kidman also met one of her best friends, actress Naomi Watts, around this time. The two were at an open call for a bathing-suit ad and later worked together on the 1991 film Flirting.
Her U.S. breakthrough came with Dead Calm (1989), and success followed with Billy Bathgate (1991), To Die For (1995), Practical Magic (1998), and Eyes Wide Shut (1999), in which she co-starred with husband Tom Cruise. She and Cruise divorced in 2001 after 10 years of marriage. They had adopted two children, Isabella and Connor, during their relationship.
While her marriage was ending, Kidman's career reached new heights. She won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of a Parisian singer and courtesan in Baz Luhrmann's musical extravaganza Moulin Rouge! (2001). The following year, Kidman wowed critics and audiences alike with her performance in The Hours (2002), playing famed writer Virginia Woolf. She received several major honors for her work, including her first Academy Award as Best Actress.
Working with acclaimed director Anthony Minghella, Kidman starred in the Civil War epic Cold Mountain (2003) with Jude Law. She has taken on some less mainstream projects as well, such as working with director Lars von Trier on the stark drama Dogville (2004). Best known for her dramatic work, Kidman has also tried her hand at comedy, starring in The Stepford Wives (2004) with Matthew Broderick and Bette Midler and Bewitched (2005) with Will Ferrell. She also lent her voice to the lighthearted animated film Happy Feet (2006).
Taking on a more serious role, Kidman starred as legendary photographer Diane Arbus in Fur (2006). The film failed to attract much interest from moviegoers. Kidman's personal life, however, drew a lot of attention that year. She had been dating country singer Keith Urban for some time when she announced that the pair had gotten engaged in May 2006. They got married in Sydney, Australia, on June 25. Guests included other Australian stars, such as Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts.
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