Nicole Mary Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on 20 June 1967, while her parents were temporarily in the United States on educational visas. She is an Australian Actress and film producer. This Elegant redhead was known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports. She is the daughter of Australian parents, Janelle Ann, a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and clinical psychologist. She has a younger sister, Antonia Kidman, a journalist and TV presenter. Kidman's ancestry includes Irish, Scottish, and English heritage. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Washington, D.C., where Nicole's father pursued his research on breast cancer and three years later they back to their native Sydney in Australia.
At the time of Nicole Kidman's birth, her father was a graduate student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and soon became a visiting fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health of the United States. Kidman's parents participated in anti-war protests while they were living in Washington, D.C. When Kidman was four years old the family returned to Australia and her mother now lives on Sydney's North Shore.
Nicole Kidman attended Lane Cove Public School and North Sydney Girls' High School. She was enrolled in ballet at three and showed her natural talent for acting in her primary and high school years. Young Nicole's first love was ballet but she eventually took up mime and drama as well. In 1984 she temporarily halt her education due her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, which caused and help provide for the family by working as a massage therapist at age seventeen. Nicole studied at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Victoria, and at the Phillip Street Theatre in Sydney, with actress and friend Naomi Watts who had attended the same high school.