Nicole says she is lucky because she knew from a very young age that she wanted to build her life around acting. Her dream has come true.
Nicole was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Australian parents Anthony (a biochemist and clinical psychologist) and Janelle (a nursing instructor). The Kidman family moved to Sydney when Nicole was three and she soon developed an early love for ballet, mime and drama. Her dedication to acting led to Australian Film Industry Award nominations when she was just 14 (BMX Bandits). She won an AFI Best Actress award at age 17 for the TV mini-series Vietnam.