Her early years in America were anything but simple. Both her parents were students at the time. Her father was studying for his Ph.D. in psychology and her family had very little. She recalls sleeping with both her parents on a single mattress donated through the salvation army.
Later in life, however, her father became a certified behavioral therapist and the family became more financially stable. Still, she recalls him being incredibly generous and offering his services pro-bono to people who couldn’t afford it. He and her mother, who was a nurse, are why she can appreciate everything she has today.
Hollywood has produced many power couples over the years. It's one of the things Tinsletown just does. However, many of them just don't pass the test of time. That's another thing that Tinsletown just does. But in the eye of the showbusiness storm, one couple, in particular, has caught our eye with their heartwarming story and their impressive resilience. We're talking about Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. Obviously.
Since 2006, these two have been presenting the most enviable of relationships and we took it upon ourselves to look into it. Read now, thank us later.
Welcome to the World, Nicole!
On June 20th, 1967, Janelle Ann and Antony Kidman's life changed forever. At the time, the two young Australians were visiting as students in Hawaii, and they had a beautiful baby girl whom they named Nicole. Nicole Kidman.
In fact, since she was born in Hawaii, little Kidman was also given a Hawaiian name — "Hōkūlani", which means "heavenly star". Surprisingly, the namesake and inspiration for the name was a baby elephant from the Honolulu Zoo.
The Acting Bug
Now a global superstar, little Nicole was a pretty shy kid and even had a stutter she'd slowly left behind. In fact, she still states that she doesn't like to go to events or crowded places on her own.
When her parents got back to Australia, they enrolled their daughter to dance class, which sparked her interest in performing arts. She soon started participating in school plays and kept doing so all throughout high school, where she met her BFF actress Naomi Watts. Acting has helped her come out of her introverted shell and her talent was soon noticed by others.
Young Nicole Kidman's interest extended past her school's periodical plays. She's attended the Australian Theater for Young People (ATYP), which has produced lots of other notable Australian actors like Toni Colette and Rebel Wilson. This is where she was encouraged to pursue acting full time.
At 16 years old, Kidman had her very first film role in the Australian Christmas movie, "Bush Christmas" (1983). By the end of the year, she'd already had a supporting role in the TV show "Five Mile Creek". Apart from the short break that she took to help her mother recover from breast cancer, Kidman's career kept soaring over the decade.