She started her career, at only 14, when she starred in Bush Christmas. The movie is still often played at Christmas time. Nicole dropped out of North Sydney High School when her mother got breast cancer. When her mother recovered, Nicole continued with her acting career. Throughout the 1980s she appeared in many Australian movies and TV series, notably including BMX Bandits[?], and the miniseries Bangkok Hilton[?].
Nicole starred in Dead Calm in 1989 and later with Tom Cruise in Days of Thunder, a stock-car racing movie. She married Tom Cruise on Christmas Eve of 1990 in Telluride, Colorado. The wedding was a secret at the time. She was in Billy Bathgate with Bruce Willis and Dustin Hoffman and in 1992 she was in Ron Howard's Far and Away. She stared in Batman Forever, and then in The Portrait of a Lady.
She and Tom adopted two children and lived in Los Angeles, California Australia, Colorado, and New York. She and Tom starred in Eyes Wide Shut in 1999 - the last film by Stanley Kubrick - and in 1998 Nicole was one of the three witches in Practical Magic.
Nicole Kidman's most professionally successful year was 2001, with her Oscar-nominated performance in Moulin Rouge and well-received star turn in a horror film, The Others. However, her personal life became the recipient of even more tabloid interest when she and Cruise divorced. She had a knee injury from Moulin Rouge, so Jodie Foster had to fill in for her in The Panic Room. Berlin Diaries and Cold Feet are future movies for Nicole.
Her father also breeds dogs.