10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nicole Kidman
This Australian actress and producer often stands out in a crowd due to her fiery red locks and porcelain skin, but mostly it’s because she’s one of Hollywood’s most famed A-list celebrities. She’s well known for her critically acclaimed roles in The Hours, Moulin Rouge!, Vietnam, To Die For, Cold Mountain and The Others — just to name a few. Kidman rose to fame alongside her ex-husband, stunt man and action movie actor, Tom Cruise, after working on the film Days of Thunder, the first of three films they starred in together. Now that she’s peaked in her success, she is happily remarried to popular country singer, Keith Urban, and these two are easily the cutest couple on any red carpet. In honor of her birthday today, here’s a look at 10 things you might not have known about Nicole Kidman!
10. Born in Hawaii
One of the most distinct features about Nicole Kidman is her Australian accent! However, fans might be surprised to learn that she was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was born in 1971 to her Australian parents, Janelle Ann who was a nursing instructor and Antony David Kidman who was a biochemist and clinical psychologist. Right after Nicole was born, her parents relocated to Washington D.C., but when she was 3-years-old they moved back to Australia and this is where she primarily grew up. She now has dual citizenship.
9. She’s a High School Dropout
Nicole Kidman is one of the most successful, critically acclaimed and well recognized actresses in Hollywood with plenty of notable roles under her belt. Kidman is a natural in the arts department; she was involved in ballet and school plays from a young age and she excelled at it! Her first stage role was in an elementary school Christmas pageant as a bleating sheep. As a teenager she took on a few more serious roles and focused primarily on acting. She regularly attended the Philip Street Theater to practice her craft. She was so good at acting and received so much praise and encouragement that she decided to drop out of high school to pursue it full-time. She landed her first acting role when she was only 16-years-old in the Australian holiday movie, Bush Christmas. (Fun fact: She was teased in high school for her height and her fellow students nicknamed her ‘stalky’).