Nicole Mary Kidman, AC is an AustralianAmerican actress and film producer. Kidmans breakthrough roles were in the 1989 feature film thriller Dead Calm and television thriller miniseries Bangkok Hilton. Appearing in several films in the early 1990s, she came to worldwide recognition for her performances in the stockcar racing film Days of Thunder , the romancedrama Far and Away , and the superhero film Batman Forever . Other successful films followed in the late 1990s. Her performance in the musical Moulin Rouge earned her a second Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Kidmans performance as Virginia Woolf in the drama film The Hours received critical acclaim and earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Drama and the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Fil
Kidman has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1994. and for UNIFEM since 2006. In 2006, Kidman was made a Companion in the Order of Australia, and was the highestpaid actress in the motion picture industry in that year. As a result of being born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship in Australia and the United States. Kidman founded and owns the production company Blossom Films.