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"I think each role takes a little from you and circles around you for the rest of your life. I don't think you ever abandon any of them."

Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian-American actress born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is currently one of Hollywood's leading ladies and a frequent portrayer of 'icy-blondes' onscreen, even though she is a natural redhead and a proud Ms. Fanservice.

She had a highly publicized marriage to Tom Cruise from 1990 to 2001 and has two adopted children, Isabella Jane and Connor Anthony, with him. Since 2006, she has been married to the singer Keith Urban with whom she has two daughters named Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret.


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Tropes related to Nicole Kidman's career:

  • The Cameo:
  • Dawson Casting: Played a 40-year-old in Before I Go to Sleep (2014) at age 47.
    • The age of Celeste Wright in Big Little Lies isn't stated, but it seems unlikely she's meant to be as old as Kidman's then-age (49) when it premiered in 2017.
  • Dye Hard:invoked She's naturally red-haired but is more famous for being an 'icy-blonde'. Although she says that the red hair in her early roles was also a dye job, and that her natural color is a reddish or strawberry blonde.
  • Heroes Want Redheads:invoked She's naturally a redhead, so it's a given. Though she Dyes Hard in many films.
  • Irony as She Is Cast:invoked She's an Australian playing a Briton in Australia. Even in a film that's Australian in all aspects, she's not playing an Australian.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her beauty is frequently highlighted in the roles she plays.
  • Oscar Bait: Which has helped garner 3 Oscar nominations for Best Actress, including a win for 2002's The Hours.
  • Playing Against Type:invoked In contrast to her usual Defrosting Ice Queen role, she has played an evil Brainless Beauty in To Die For and a Cute Witch in the film version of Bewitched.
  • Production Posse:invoked
    • invokedWas a huge player in Bahz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge! and Australia.
    • invokedWith John Cameron Mitchell. Their collaboration on Rabbit Hole was a notable success, earning Kidman her third Oscar nomination (and first in eight years). They eventually came together again to work on Mitchell's next film, How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
    • invokedKidman also starred in Billy Bathgate and The Human Stain, two films directed by Robert Benton.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She plays these characters very often. Given that she stands 5'11 and is absolutely gorgeous it's a natural fit.
  • Those Two Actors:invoked


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I Am Your Daughter

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