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Celebrity Birthdays, June 20: Nicole Kidman and Christopher Mintz-Plasse

By Marie Blake,

Actors Nicole Kidman and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are celebrating their birthdays today.

Nicole Kidman, 47


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Actress, singer and film producer Nicole Kidman turns 47 today. Kidman's breakthrough film role was in Dead Calm (1989). She went on to appear in several films in the early 1990s, gaining worldwide recognition for her performances in Days of Thunder, Far and Away and Batman Forever.

Her role in Billy Bathgate earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her performance in the musical Moulin Rouge! earned her a second Golden Globe Award and first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Her performance as Virginia Woolf in the film The Hours also received critical acclaim and earned Kidman the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Kidman's other notable films include To Die For, Eyes Wide Shut, The Others, Cold Mountain, The Interpreter and Australia. She earned Golden Globe nominations for best actress and supporting actress for her roles in Birth and The Paperboy respectively. Her performance in Rabbit Hole, in which ske also produced, earned her a third Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

In 2012, she earned her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in Hemingway & Gellhorn. Kidman has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1994, and for UNIFEM since 2006. In 2006, Kidman was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, and was also the highest-paid actress in the motion picture industry.

Kidman is currently married to country singer Keith Urban. She has an adopted son and daughter with her former husband Tom Cruise, as well as two biological daughters with Urban.


 

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