Nicole Kidman: 5 things you didn't know about the actress

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Nicole Kidman is globally recognized for being a leading actress in Hollywood, starring in countless films including Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut, The Others and The Hours, for which she scored an Oscar win.

But beyond the Australian actress' title as a Hollywood A-lister who is married to country megastar Keith Urban, The Hollywood Reporter looks at five facts you probably didn't know about the three-time Oscar nominee.

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Nicole Kidman: 5 things you didn't know about the actress
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 15: Actress Nicole Kidman attends Swisse promotional event on July 15, 2016 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 15: Actress Nicole Kidman attends Swisse promotional event on July 15, 2016 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Nicole Kidman attends the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend 'Genius' New York premiere at Museum of Modern Art on June 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
Nicole Kidman arrives for the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Venturelli/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Actress/producer Nicole Kidman attends 'The Family Fang' Premiere during 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Nicole Kidman with her Best Actress in a Play award for Photograph 51 during the 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards at The Prince of Wales Theatre on February 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON / AFP / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Actress Nicole Kidman attends the Opening Ceremony and the 'Grace of Monaco' premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 15: (CHINA OUT) Actress Nicole Kidman attends 'Grace of Monaco' premiere during the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival on June 15, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Australian actress Nicole Kidman arrives on the red carpet of Shanghai International Film Festival openning ceremony in Shanghai on June 14, 2014. Kidman, who is promoting 'Grace of Monaco' at the festival, received an award for outstanding contribution to film. Shanghai kicked off its annual film festival, a nine-day event with a heavy emphasis on Chinese cinema and a sprinkling of Hollywood stars promoting their latest works. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Born in Hawaii

Though she holds an Australian accent, Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1967 to Australian parents: nursing instructor mother Janelle Ann and biochemist and clinical psychologist father Antony David Kidman. Shortly following her birth, Kidman's parents moved the family to Washington D.C. before relocating back to her parents' homeland of Australia three years later, where she grew up.

High School Dropout

Kidman was involved in the arts from a young age, participating in ballet and school plays from early adolescence. The actress chose to drop out of high school and pursue acting full-time, and landed her first film role at the age of 16.

Mother of Four

In the actress' first marriage to fellow actor Tom Cruise, the couple adopted two children together: son, Connor Cruise, and daughter, Isabella Jane Cruise. After divorcing, Kidman later married Urban and has since had two biological daughters with the singer: Faith Margaret Kidman Urban and Sunday Rose Kidman Urban.

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

In 2006, Kidman was appointed a United Nation's Goodwill Ambassador. "Her efforts are geared towards raising awareness on the infringement of women's human rights around the world, with a particular focus on putting a spotlight on violence against women, probably the most pervasive human rights violation that affects as many as 1 in every 3 women," according to the UN Women website.

She told the organization, "Working with UN Women, I have met women who had to overcome enormous obstacles, yet who went on to help others and organize to achieve social change. To me, these women embody resilience, strength, dignity-;and hope."

First Australian Best Actress Oscar Winner

Not only is the actress a three-time Oscar nominee, she is the first Australian (the actress has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Australia) actress to win a best actress Oscar. Kidman took home the 2003 gold statuette for her leading lady performance in The Hours.

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