Nicole Mary Kidman (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian-American actress and producer. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards. She was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2006 and in 2018, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Kidman began her acting career in Australia with the 1983 films Bush Christmas and BMX Bandits. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with the thriller Dead Calm and the television miniseries Bangkok Hilton. In 1990, she made her Hollywood debut in the racing film Days of Thunder, opposite Tom Cruise. She went on to achieve wider recognition with leading roles in Far and Away (1992), Batman Forever (1995), To Die For (1995), and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). Kidman won the Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying the writer Virginia Woolf in the drama The Hours (2002). Her other Oscar nominated roles were as a courtesan in the musical Moulin Rouge! (2001), and as emotionally troubled mothers in the dramas Rabbit Hole (2010) and Lion (2016).
Kidman's other film credits include The Others (2001), Cold Mountain (2003), Dogville (2003), Birth (2004), Australia (2008), The Paperboy (2012), Stoker (2013), Paddington (2014), The Beguiled (2017), Boy Erased (2018), Destroyer (2018), and Aquaman (2018). Her television roles include two projects for HBO, the biopic Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) and the drama series Big Little Lies (2017–present). The latter earned her Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Limited Series.
Kidman has been a Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 1994 and for UNIFEM since 2006. In 2006, Kidman was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia As a result of being born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship of Australia and the United States. Kidman founded and owns the production company Blossom Films. Following her divorce from Tom Cruise, Kidman has been married to singer Keith Urban since 2006.