Nicole Mary Kidman AC is an American-born Australian actress and producer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. She was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and 2018, and has been featured multiple times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actresses. In 2020, The New York Times ranked her among one of the greatest actors of the 21st century.
Kidman began her acting career in Australia with the 1983 films Bush Christmas and BMX Bandits. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with the thriller film Dead Calm and the miniseries Bangkok Hilton. In 1990, she achieved international success with the action film Days of Thunder, opposite Tom Cruise. She subsequently went on to receive greater widespread recognition with lead roles in Far and Away, Batman Forever, To Die For and Eyes Wide Shut. In 2003, Kidman won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as the writer Virginia Woolf in the drama film The Hours.