Kirsten Dunst

BirthDay:

30 Apr 1982

BirthPlace:

Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA

BirthName:

Kirsten Caroline Dunst

Bio:

Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, born in 1987. Her father is German, from Hamburg, and her mother, who is American, is of German and Swedish descent.

Her career began at the age of 3 when she started modeling and appearing in commercials. She made her feature film debut with an uncredited role at age 6 in the 'Oedipus Wrecks' segment of Woody Allen's 1989 film New York Stories (1989). She received her first film credit in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). Her family moved to Los Angeles in 1993, where her film career took off.

In 1994, she made her breakthrough performance in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), alongside such stars as Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. Her performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination, the MTV Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and the Saturn Award for Best Young Actress. In 1995, she was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. Over the next few years, she made a string of hit movies including Little Women (1994), Jumanji (1995) and Small Soldiers (1998).

In 2000, she received rave reviews for her role as "Lux Lisbon" in Sofia Coppola's independent film, The Virgin Suicides (1999) and proved her status as a leading actress in the comedy hit, Bring It On (2000). She also graduated from Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles in June of that year.

In 2002, she landed one of her best known roles as Peter Parker's love interest, Mary Jane Watson, in Spider-Man (2002). She continued her role in Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007).

She went on to land roles in such films as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), the romantic comedy Wimbledon (2004), and in Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown (2005). She also played the title character in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006).

Dunst won the Best Actress Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for her performance as Justine in Lars von Trier's Melancholia (2011). In 2012, she appeared in Walter Salles' film adaptation of On the Road (2012) and the independent comedy Bachelorette (2012). She also has several films in production, including The Two Faces of January (2014).

Her charity work includes designing a necklace to raise funds for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation as well as supporting various cancer charities.
Filmography

Actor ( 133 credits )

The Beguiled (2017)
Hidden Figures (2017)
Woodshock (2017) Theresa
Midnight Special (2016)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
The Two Faces of January (2014) Colette MacFarland
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (2014)  Cecilia Payne (1 episode, 2014)
Fargo (2014)  Peggy Blomquist (10 episodes, 2015)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) El Trousias Maiden of the Clouds
Mademoiselle C (2013) Herself
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013) Herself - Letter Reader
The Bling Ring (2013) Herself (uncredited)
The Frame (2013)  Mary Jane Watson (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
Upside Down (2012) Eden
Random Acts of Violence (2012) Girl In Elevator
On the Road (2012) Camille / Carolyn Cassady
Bachelorette (2012) Regan
Touch of Evil (2011) The Siren
Melancholia (2011) Justine
Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011) Metal Chick
Portlandia (2011)  Kim (1 episode, 2014)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
The Big Picture (2011)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011)
Visionado obligado (2011)  Mary Jane Watson (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
All Good Things (2010) Katie Marks
The Second Bakery Attack (2010) Nat
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010) Herself
Conan (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Mary Jane Watson (1 episode, 2011)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) Alison Olsen
Spider-Man 3 (2007) Mary Jane Watson
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2014)
Xposé (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
DP/30: Conversations About Movies (2007)  Herself (unknown episodes)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (3 episodes, 2007-2013)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Marie Antoinette (2006) Marie Antoinette
Close Up (2006)  Actress / ... (1 episode, 2011)
What It Takes (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Elizabethtown (2005) Claire Colburn
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
Noche Hache (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
L'hebdo cinéma (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Wimbledon (2004) Lizzie Bradbury
Spider-Man 2 (2004) Mary Jane Watson
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Mary
The Mysti Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
At the Movies (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Kaena: The Prophecy (2003) Kaena (voice)
Mona Lisa Smile (2003) Betty Warren
Levity (2003) Sofia Mellinger
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004-2011)
Punk'd (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Imagine (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Cartaz Cultural (2003)  Herself
Spider-Man (2002) Mary Jane Watson
HypaSpace (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
The Cat's Meow (2001) Marion Davies
Lover's Prayer (2001) Zinaida
Crazy/Beautiful (2001) Nicole Oakley
Get Over It (2001) Kelly Woods
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Eigo de shabera-night (2001)  Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2004)
Rank (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Popworld (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Deeply (2000) Silly
Bring It On (2000) Torrance Shipman
Luckytown (2000) Lidda Doyles
The Crow: Salvation (2000) Erin Randall
Rove Live (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Fan-Made Music Videos (2000)  Mary Jane (archive footage) (1 episode, 2004)
Breakfast (2000)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2003)
Dick (1999) Betsy Jobs
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) Amber Atkins
The Virgin Suicides (1999) Lux Lisbon
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Herself (4 episodes, 1999-2001)
All I Wanna Do (1998) Verena von Stefan
Small Soldiers (1998) Christy Fimple
Total Request Live (1998)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2007)
Stories from My Childhood (1998)  Alice / ... (2 episodes, 1998)
True Heart (1997) Bonnie
Wag the Dog (1997) Tracy Lime
Anastasia (1997) Young Anastasia (voice)
The View (1997)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Gun (1997)  Sondra (1 episode, 1997)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (5 episodes, 2005-2007)
Magacine (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 2000-2006)
Mother Night (1996) Young Resi Noth
Jumanji (1995) Judy Shepherd
The Outer Limits (1995)  Joyce Taylor (1 episode, 1997)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Little Women (1994) Younger Amy March
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) Claudia
Greedy (1994) Jolene
Touched by an Angel (1994)  Amy Ann McCoy (1 episode, 1996)
ER (1994)  Charlie Chiemingo (6 episodes, 1996-1997)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2007)
GMTV (1993)  Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2006)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (3 episodes, 1998-2004)
Sisters (1991)  Kitten Margolis (2 episodes, 1993)
Coming Attractions (1991)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2004)
High Strung (1991) Young Girl
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) Campbell McCoy
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) Kiki (voice)
New York Stories (1989) Lisa's Daughter (segment "Oedipus Wrecks") (uncredited)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2007)
This Morning (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)  Hedril (1 episode, 1993)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
American Masters (1985)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Jeopardy! (1984)  Herself - Celebrity Contestant (1 episode, 1997)
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984) (1 episode, 1995)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011)
Loving (1983)  Young Child (1990-1991) (unknown episodes)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Anna Kournikova / ... (3 episodes, 1988-2002)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Film '72 (1971)  Herself (4 episodes, 2004-2006)
Today (1952)  Herself (2 episodes, 1994-2007)

Producer ( 2 credits )

The Bell Jar (2018) executive producer
Bastard (2010) producer

Writer ( 3 credits )

The Bell Jar (2018) (screenplay)
Bastard (2010) (written by)
Welcome (2007) (written by)

Director ( 3 credits )

The Bell Jar (2018)
Bastard (2010)
Welcome (2007)