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Kidman, Nicole

Kidman, Nicole (Nicole Mary Kidman), 1967–, Australian actress, b. Honolulu, Hawaii. She began acting on television as a teenager in Australia, then starred in the film Dead Calm (1989). Her later roles as a television weathercaster in the black comedy To Die For (1995) and a dying courtesan in the musical Moulin Rouge (2001) won her a Golden Globe Awards, and her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002) earned her an Academy Award for best actress. Among her many other films are Billy Bathgate (1991), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), Dogville (2003), The Human Stain (2003), Cold Mountain (2003), Margot at the Wedding (2007), Rabbit Hole (2010), The Railway Man (2013), Queen of the Desert (2015), and Lion (2016). Kidman made her stage debut in David Hare 's The Blue Room (1998) in London, which then moved to Broadway (1999). She also has appeared in several televison films.

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