Why Famous: Following several films in the early 1990s, she came to worldwide recognition for her performances in "Days of Thunder" (1990), "Far and Away" (1992), and "Batman Forever" (1995).
Her performance as Virginia Woolf in the drama film "The Hours" (2002) received critical acclaim and earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress.
- 1990-12-24 Actor Tom Cruise (28) marries actress Nicole Kidman (23)
- 2001-08-08 Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman divorce after 10 years of marriage
- 2006-06-25 Actress Nicole Kidman (39) weds country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban (38) at Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel in Manly, Australia
- 1995-06-16 "Batman Forever" opens with a record $528 million weekend starring Val Kilmer, Chris O'Donnell, Tommy Lee Jones and Nicole Kidman
- 2002-12-18 "The Hours" premieres in the US, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham and starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman
- 2003-01-19 60th Golden Globes: The Hours, Jack Nicholson, & Nicole Kidman win
- 2003-03-23 75th Academy Awards: "Chicago" (Best Picture), Adrien Brody (Best Actor - "The Piano") & Nicole Kidman (Best Actress - "The Hours") win