Actress Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1967. Her father, an australian, was a student in Hawaii at the time. When she was 4, the family returned to Australia, and Kidman grew up in a suburb of Sydney.
Kidman became interested in acting early on. Her first experience came when she was 6 years old and she played a sheep in her school’s Christmas pageant. She trained in drama and dance through her teen years. She got a couple of TV parts before she made her breakthrough: In 1985, the Australian Film Institute named her Actress of the Year for her role in the TV miniseries Vietnam. She was only 17.
In 1989, Kidman appeared in the creepy thriller Dead Calm. This performance earned her the lead role in her first American movie, Days of Thunder. Her costar was Tom Cruise. Following a whirlwind romance, Kidman and Cruise were married in Colorado on Christmas Eve, 1990.
During the marriage, Kidman’s carrer continued to grow. She and Cruise adopted two children, and they worked hard to balance their careers and family life.
Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last. Kidman and Cruise divorced in 2001. After the divorce, Kidman threw herself into her work. She starred in a number of high-profile movies, including the musical Moulin Rouge. Then, in 2003, she wonÂ both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her role as Virginia Woolf in the film The Hours.
And what does the think of her fame? ” It’s a fleeting moment, ” she has said. “How long will it last? Who knows? But it’s here and it’s now. ” On June 25th, 2006, Nicole Kidman marries Keith Urban, in Nicole’s native Australia, the guest list included Naomi Watts and Russel Crowe, and the reception was held at St. Patrick’s estate, in Sydney.
Nicole looked ethereal and lovely as a bride, and, unlike some of our past Iconic Brides, the marriage is still going strong !