Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman has been making a splash in America ever since she began appearing on screen in the 1980s. The “Big Little Lies” producer and star has come a long way since her days appearing in Australian movies.
Kidman turns 51 on June 20 and she has a lot to celebrate. The second season of her sensational HBO show will return next year, and Kidman got a pay raise to match the show’s hype. This will expand her net worth beyond its current $130 million. Find out how the actress has stacked up her millions throughout her career.
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Nicole Kidman Career Beginnings and Highlights
As an actress hailing from down under, Kidman first tested her acting chops on Australian film and television. She transitioned to American entertainment in 1989 with her role in “Dead Calm” opposite Sam Neill and Billy Zane.
Throughout the ’90s her celebrity profile rose in the U.S. as she took on roles in “Days of Thunder” — where she met her first husband Tom Cruise — and high-performing “Batman Forever,” which grossed over $336 million worldwide according to Box Office Mojo. For her performance as Dr. Chase Meridian in the film, Kidman earned $2.5 million.
In 1999 she starred in Stanley Kubrick’s erotic thriller “Eyes Wide Shut” with then-husband Cruise. Two years later Kidman was cast as the main character Satine in “Moulin Rouge!” The film grossed more than $179 million worldwide and was nominated for eight Oscars, including best picture and best actress. Although she didn’t take home the best actress Oscar, Kidman’s performance did land her a Golden Globe award.
In 2002, Kidman earned an estimated $7.5 million for the movie “The Hours.” Her performance as the author Virginia Woolf earned her her second Oscar nomination for best actress, and this time, she won. Learn what an Oscar is actually worth.
Since then, Kidman has starred in over 30 movies including: “The Interpreter,” “The Golden Compass,” “Happy Feet,” “Paddington,” and more recently, “The Beguiled” and “The Upside.” She is set to appear in three movies in 2018 including “Boy Erased” and “Aquaman.”
Nicole Kidman Television Breakout and Production Company
In 2017, Kidman co-starred with powerhouse actresses Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern in an HBO series about mothers and their secrets. Witherspoon and Kidman also served as executive producers of the show, which scored big with critics and audiences, perhaps because of its female-driven storyline. The show received eight Emmy Awards including outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for Nicole Kidman and outstanding limited series.
In December 2017, HBO announced that the show would return for a second season.
“We need great roles,” Kidman said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “Our stories are relevant; people do want to hear them. But our stories often get brushed off. Seeing five women front a project is not common — and it shouldn’t be that way.”
Kidman will receive a significant salary bump for the second season — from about $250,000 an episode to $1 million. The show is produced by Kidman’s production company Blossoms Films. The company has also produced two of Kidman’s other films, “Rabbit Hole” and “The Family Fang.”
Nicole Kidman Personal Life and Marriage
After meeting Tom Cruise on the set of “Days of Thunder,” they married in 1990. The couple adopted two children, daughter Isabella, now 25, and son Connor, now 22. But after 11 years of marriage, the celebrity couple divorced.
Kidman met widely successful country singer Keith Urban in 2005 and married him the following year. Today, they’re one of the richest celebrity power couples. They have two children together: Sunday Rose, age 9, and Faith Margaret, age 7. With Keith Urban’s net worth at $75 million, the celebrity duo have a combined net worth of $205 million.
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