Actress Nicole Kidman Childhood photos. 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.
A few months after their marriage, Kidman supported her husband as he decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to receive treatment for his problems with alcohol. The couple appeared to be devoted to each other throughout this crisis and seemed to emerge from it as strong as ever. They welcomed their first child, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, in July 2008.
Kidman became pregnant while filming her next major film role. Reuniting with director Baz Luhrmann, she starred in the epic drama Australia (2008) with Hugh Jackman. Kidman also appeared in the 2009 movie musical Nine—based on the Broadway smash hit—with Daniel Day-Lewis, Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz and Judi Dench.
Kidman has continued to tackle an interesting mix of film projects. She co-starred with Aaron Eckhart in the 2010 independent drama Rabbit Hole, which brought her glowing reviews and an Academy Award nomination. That same year, Kidman and her husband welcomed a second daughter, Faith Margaret.
In 2012, Kidman raised eyebrows for her unusual scenes in The Paperboy with Zac Efron and John Cusack. She co-starred with Clive Owen in the television film Hemingway & Gellhorn that same year. Kidman played journalist Martha Gellhorn, the third wife of Ernest Hemingway, in the movie. Portraying another famous real-life personality, she is set to star in an upcoming film about the life of actress Grace Kelly.