Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman told a packed audience during the 2022 IDDBA (International Dairy Deli Bakery Association) annual show on June 6 in Atlanta that innovation starts with the energy and excitement of youth.
“Keep a little of your childhood light alive,” Kidman recommends. “You can always find a reason not to try something. I’m the type of person who says, ‘let’s do it.’”
Kidman entertained the crowd with stories of her many journeys through life in her movies, theatre, and her personal growth with husband and musician Keith Urban and their children.
“The other thing,” Kidman says of her business advice to all, “if it doesn’t work, what’s next?”
Winner of an Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy Award, Kidman first came to the attention of American audiences with her critically acclaimed performance in Phillip Noyce’s riveting 1989 Australian psychological thriller “Dead Calm.” Kidman has since become an internationally recognized, award-winning actress and producer known for her range and versatility.
In 2003, Kidman won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry’s “The Hours,” for which she also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award. She has also been honored with Academy Award nominations for her performances in Baz Luhrmann’s innovative musical, “Moulin Rouge!, John Cameron Mitchell’s “Rabbit Hole,” and Garth Davis’ “Lion.” Kidman also served as a producer on “Rabbit Hole,” the first feature film produced under her production company, Blossom Films.
In television, Kidman starred in HBO’s “Hemingway and Gellhon,” alongside Clive Owen in 2012 (Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nominations). In 2017, Kidman returned to the small screen with the limited series “Big Little Lies,” alongside Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley for HBO, co-executive produced by Blossom Films. Kidman received Emmy, Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards for her portrayal of Celeste. “Big Little Lies” also received an Emmy Award, Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award for Outstanding Limited Series. The second season of the series premiered in June 2019.
In 2021, Nicole was nominated for a Golden Globe and SAG Award for Best Actress in a Limited Series for her role in HBO’s “The Undoing” opposite Hugh Grant, where she also received recognition for her role as an executive producer on the series along with her Blossom Films, nominated for a PGA Award in the category Outstanding Producer of a Limited Series. The series made HBO history as the first Original Series to grow viewership consistently week after week over the course of its season. Her latest limited series, “Nine Perfect Strangers,” on which she also served as co-executive producer along with her Blossom Films, was released in the US on Hulu and internationally on Prime Video this fall.
In January of 2006, Kidman was awarded Australia’s highest honor, the Companion in the Order of Australia. She was also named, and continues to serve, as Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Fund for Women, UN Women. Along with her husband, Keith Urban, she has helped raise millions over the years for the Women’s Cancer Program which is a world-renowned center for research into the causes, treatment, prevention, and eventual cure of women’s cancer. In 2017, the Cannes Film Festival honored Kidman with a special award for her body of work and longstanding history with the festival. She is one of only eight people to ever receive this honor in the 70-year history of the festival.
Kidman announced her partnership with SeraLabs in December of 2020. She joins the brand as a strategic business partner and global brand ambassador. She will be working on the brand’s Seratopical line – a line of topical CBD products that support anti-aging as well as hydrating skin and relieving pain.