Nicole Kidman is one of the most well-known actresses in Hollywood today. She began her career in her native Australia in the 1980s, and her talent and good looks swiftly propelled her to stardom; by the early 1990s, she’d gained international acclaim and had already made an effect in Hollywood.
She’s remained at the top ever since, earning a plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an Academy Award, and numerous other accolades. She continues to appear in critically acclaimed films such as “Nine Perfect Strangers” and “Being the Ricardos,” for which she received a Golden Globe.
Kidman has achieved success in her personal life in addition to her tremendously hectic job. Since meeting in 2005 at the G’Day USA event, she has been married to fellow Australian and country music artist Keith Urban, and the couple has been one of Hollywood’s sweetest couples. They began dating six months later and married in 2006 in Sydney, Australia.
Sunday Rose, 13 years old, and Faith Margaret, 11 years old, are their two daughters.
Fans may be astonished to learn that Kidman never graduated from high school, despite her tremendously successful career. Urban, on the other hand, did not! In a recent radio interview with Sydney’s KIIS FM, Kidman stated as much.
After host Kyle Sandilands admitted he didn’t finish high school, she opened up to him. Kidman did state, however, that it was “not a good promotion,” implying that she does not support students graduating from high school early. Let’s have a look at what we’ve got.
During Kidman’s appearance on Sandilands’ radio show, the conversation turned to her recent part in Aaron Sorkin’s “Being the Ricardos,” which was written and directed by the “West Wing” creator. Sandilands went on to say that seeing the extended dialogue on “The West Wing” was the moment he realized he didn’t have what it takes to be an actor. Sandilands said this about memorizing lines:
“I don’t have what it takes to be a successful actress. I don’t have the intelligence, and I didn’t even finish year 10, so I can’t take it all in.”
Kidman then revealed that she, too, did not complete high school. She stated, ”
“Are we permitted to say that I didn’t finish Year 11 but managed to get there?”
The two joked that they didn’t suggest dropping out of high school because they “got by on a wing and a prayer.” Kidman then stated that Urban did not complete high school as well. She stated, ”
“Keith, I believe, did not complete Year 10. But we shouldn’t put that out there; it’s not a good marketing strategy.”
The actress then went on to detail her first job, which wasn’t all that unlike to acting. Kidman worked as an usherette in a theater, where she showed customers to their seats. She called the work “a good gig” and said, ”
“You got some money and went to the theater.”
Working in the theater must have been very inspiring for Kidman, and she was soon up on stage herself.
Kidman was born and raised in Sydney, where she attended North Sydney Girls’ High School before dropping out. She met fellow Australian actress Naomi Watts while she was there, but their friendship didn’t blossom until they both worked on the 1991 film “Flirting.”
Watts revealed how close they are in a 2017 interview with People magazine.
“Over a long period of time, we’ve been through a lot together. You are bound by your past.”
As the two Australians rose up the ranks of Hollywood, they kept their connection and are now quite close. In the same interview, Watts added:
“We have a great deal of respect and affection for one another. You’ll have a good time if you hang out with us. That I can assure you.”
Meanwhile, when Kidman presented Watts with the Women in Film Crystal and Lucy Awards in 2015, she spoke to People about their particular friendship. She stated, ”
“We’ve been friends since we were teenagers.” And, to be honest, I was thinking to myself, “It’s like my sister handing me this award today…” We’re also like sisters. We’ve known one other for so long, and we’ve been through so much together.
And this is the kind of thing that happens in our lives on the side. “Really, our lives are all about our personal lives.”