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IN 2006 Nicole Kidman became the highest paid actress in the film industry. She is well-known for her former marriage to Tom Cruise, as well as her current marriage to singer Keith Urban. She is also extremely beautiful.

Nicole Mary Kidman (born June 20, 1967), is an Academy Award-winning Australian actress. In addition to her Academy Award, Kidman is a three-time Golden Globe winner for Best Actress. In 2006 she was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), Australia's highest civilian honour.

Though many assume that the heavily-accented Kidman hails from down under, she was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 20, 1967, to Australian parents. Her family, who lived on the island because of a research project that employed Kidman's biochemist father, then moved to Washington, D.C. for the next three years. After her father's project reached completion, Nicole and her family -- which also included her RN mother and a younger sister -- harkened back to Aussie country.

Raised in the upper-middle-class Sydney suburb of Longueville for the remainder of the 1970s and well into the eighties, Kidman grew up infused with a love of the arts, particularly dance and theatre. Trained in ballet from the age of three, she made her acting debut in a nativity play at six. By the age of ten, she was studying acting in drama school, and she subsequently trained at the St. Martin's Youth Theatre in Melbourne and at Sydney's Phillip Street Theatre.

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Early Career

Nicole's first appearance in film came in 1983 when, as a fifteen year-old, she appeared in the Pat Wilson music video for the song Bop Girl. By the end of the year she had secured a supporting role in the television series Five Mile Creek and four film roles, including BMX Bandits and Bush Christmas. During the 1980s she appeared in several Australian movies and TV series, notably including the soap opera A Country Practice, the mini-series Vietnam (1986), Emerald City (1988), and Bangkok Hilton (1989).

In 1989, Kidman starred in the thriller Dead Calm as Rae Ingram, the wife of naval officer John Ingram (Sam Neill), held captive on a Pacific Ocean yacht trip by the psychotic Hughie Warriner (Billy Zane). The horror film received generally positive reviews; the staff of Variety.com commented: "Throughout the film, Kidman is excellent. She gives the character of Rae real tenacity and energy." Meanwhile, critic Roger Ebert noted the excellent chemistry between the leads, stating, "...Kidman and Zane do generate real, palpable hatred in their scenes together." In 1990, she appeared opposite Tom Cruise in Days of Thunder, a stock car racing movie. After this, Kidman starred with Cruise in Ron Howard's Far and Away (1992). In 1995, Kidman featured in the ensemble cast of Batman Forever. On November 20, 1993 she hosted Saturday Night Live.

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"I would love to have boobs and a butt like Jennifer Lopez but I'm not having surgery so there it is." -Nicole Kidman

In 1995, Nicole finally secured A-list status with a critically-acclaimed performance in Gus Van Sant's film, To Die For. Her role as a fame-hungry journalist swept aside any suggestions that Nicole was just another actress and garnered her the Best Actress award at the Golden Globes.

Bigger roles followed: the sexy love interest in the summer blockbuster Batman Forever (1995), a leading role in Jane Campion's film adaptation of The Portrait of a Lady (1996), and a co-starring role opposite George Clooney in The Peacemaker (1997). In 1999, Nicole appeared alongside Tom Cruise in the psychosexual drama Eyes Wide Shut, which was director Stanley Kubrick's final film.

Returning to her theatrical roots, Nicole then starred in the Broadway production of The Blue Room, which garnered her rave reviews and a Theatre World Award.

In 2001, Tom filed for divorce from Nicole, which was highly publicized in the media. Nicole and Tom were married for 10 years and adopted two children, Isabella Jane and Connor Anthony.

The divorce didn't stop Nicole: In 2001, she appeared in Birthday Girl, the supernatural thriller The Others, and Moulin Rouge!, the Baz Luhrmann musical that earned Nicole her first Academy Award nomination and another Golden Globe win. Her next film was The Hours (2002), in which she shared the screen with Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep. This time she took home the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her gut-wrenching portrayal of Virginia Woolf.

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Nominations

Academy Awards:

Best Actress in a Leading Role Moulin Rouge! (2002)

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Birth (2005)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Cold Mountain (2004)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama The Others (2002)

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Billy Bathgate (1992)

BAFTA:

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role The Others (2002)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role To Die For (1996)

Goya Awards:

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role The Others (2002)

Screen Actors Guild:

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role The Hours (2003)

Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Hours (2003)

Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Moulin Rouge! (2002)

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