Who is Nicole Kidman and what is her net worth 2018? Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Mary Kidman is one of the most famous faces in this world. She is an Australian actress and film producer. Kidman has starred in many successful box office hits like Days of Thunder (1990), Batman Forever (1995), Far and Away (1992), Cold Mountain (2003), The Interpreter (2005), Australia (2008), and Birth (2004).
Kidman was born on 20th June 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Nicole was born while her Australian parents were in the United States on educational visas. Kidman’s father was a biochemist, clinical psychologist and author of various books. Antony Kidman was born in 1938 and died at the age of 75 in 2014. Both her parents have a medical background. Her father was a visiting member at the National Institute of Mental Health of the U.S. Janelle Ann her mother is a nursing instructor who has also edited Antony Kidman’s books. She was also a member of the Women’s Electoral Lobby. The actress’ ancestry includes English, Scottish, and Irish heritage.
Kidman was given the Hawaiian name Hōkūlani as she was born there. The name is a common name for a Hawaiian girl which means ‘Heavenly Star.’ Kidman’s parents were against the Vietnam War and had participated in the anti-war rallies in Washington. The Kidman family relocated to Australia when the actress was four. Kidman also has a younger sister named Antonia Kidman who is an Australian journalist and TV presenter. Kidman has both Australian and American citizenship.
Nicole said in an interview that as a child she was very shy and had a stutter which she got over eventually. Kidman still does not like to walk into a crowded restaurant by herself. She prefers a quiet life. At the age of sixteen, Kidman made her film debut in Bush Christmas. In 1984 Kidman’s mother was diagnosed with cancer which led her to halt her acting career temporarily. She studied massage during this temporary break to help her mother with physical therapy.
Since the mid-1980’s Nicole started gaining popularity for movies like BMX Bandits (1983), Watch the Shadows Dance (1987), and Windrider (1986). Initially, she gained popularity for her racy scenes. In the 80’s she appeared in many famous Australian drama series. Her most recent films are “The Paperboy” (2012), “Queen of the Desert” (2015) and “Lion” (2016). Her role in Lion earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Kidman starred as Diane Arbus in the 2006 movie ‘Fur.’
It was one of her more serious roles but did not have a large scale success at the box office. She collaborated with Ewan McGregor on “Come What May” which rose to No.27 on the UK Singles Chart. She has also worked with Robbie Williams on “Something’ Stupid.” The track peaked at No. 8 on the Australian ARIAnet Singles Chart and was No. 1 on the UK chart. In the year 2010, she starred in Aaron Eckhart’s independent drama Rabbit Hole. Her unusual scenes in The Paperboy with Zac Efron and John Cusack raised many eyebrows in Hollywood. In 2014’s she was portrayed as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco which earned her an Emmy nomination.
Nicole Kidman has been married twice. She was married to actor Tom Cruise and is currently married to Keith Urban. Before marrying Tom, Keith had dated actor Marcus Graham and Tom Burlinson. Keith is a New Zealand-born country musician. She has two adopted children with Tom Cruise named Isabella Jane born on 1992 and a son, Connor Anthony born on 1995. She also has two biological daughters with Keith.
Nicole and Cruise met on the sets of Days of Thunder in 1989. They married on 1990 in Telluride. On 2001 the marriage was dissolved as Cruise filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences. In the June 2006, Nicole said in an interview that she still loved Cruise. The divorce was a shock to Kidman. Former Church of Scientology executive Mark Rathbun stated in an interview for a documentary that he was instructed to break up the couple.
Kidman met her present husband Urban at the G’Day LA in January 2005. They got married in June 2006, at the Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Sydney. The couple’s first daughter Sunday Rose Kidman Urban was born in 2008 and their second daughter Faith Margaret Kidman Urban was born with the help of a surrogate. A few months post her wedding to Urban; she supported him with his struggle with alcohol.
Kidman is a member of the Mary Mackillop Chapel in North Sydney and is a Roman Catholic. Nicole practices Transcendental Meditation since her early twenties. She has donated to U.S. Democratic Party candidates. In the year 1994 Kidman was appointed goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. She received the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress for the film “Vietnam,” “The Hours,” and “Emerald City.”
Education: Nicole attended the Lane Cove Public School and North Sydney Girls’ High School in Australia. She started ballet classes at the age of three. Nicole started showing her talent for acting during her primary and high school years. She was influenced by Margaret Hamilton’s performance as the Wicked Witch to become an actress. She went to the Philip Street Theatre in Sydney to study drama and theater. She attended the Australian Theatre for Young People.
Nicole Kidman Net Worth
Nicole Kidman is one of richest celebrity in the world with the net worth of $145 Million. She is one of the highest-paid performers in Australia. Leaving acting the actress also has an active music career.
Kidman’s income from movies over the years:
Australia- $13 000,000
The Interpreter-$17.5 00,000
The Invasion -$16 000,000
The Golden Compass -$15 000,000
My Wild Life- $10,000,000
Queen of the Desert-$8,125,000
The Silent Wife- 4,750,000
Kidman and her husband Urban live king size. They own a family-friendly stylish Burnya Hill, Australia mansion which costs around $6.5 million. She owns a luxurious estate Beverly Hills the U.S which costs around $4.7 million. Her astonishing Manhattan apartment costs around $16 million.
Kidman owns many cars and boats. Some of the cars in her collection include Yukon Denali, Q7 – SUV manufactured by Audi and a $2.7 million Bugatti Veyron. She also owns a luxury yacht “Sunseeker Manhattan 74.”
Kidman is an excellent actress. She founded and owned the production company called Blossom Films. Nicole is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and UNIFEM. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Australia and America. It is known that as the face of Chanel No.5, Nicole was paid around $12 million for just 3 minutes. She has appeared in multiplied high paid movies. Brands would spend any amount of money to feature her in their Ad films. She has starred in many high paid movies.
In spite of a rocky start, Kidman is one of the best talents coming out of Australia in the last few years. She has carved a name for her in Hollywood and is one of the most versatile actresses of our time. We look forward to more notable roles from Kidman.