Name:
Kirsten Dunst
Birth Date:
April 30, 1982
Birth Place:
Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA
Height:
5' 7
Nationality:
American
Famous for:
Her role as Claudia in 'Interview with the Vampire' (1994)
Profession:
actress
Education:
Notre Dame High School, a private Catholic high school, in Los Angeles (graduated in May 2000)
BIOGRAPHY
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Kirsten Can Act

Background:

In the hit-movie, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Louis (Brad Pitt), turns a little girl named Claudia (Kirsten Dunst) into a vampire which now has the capability to live through centuries. 

Kirsten Dunst has that capability. The young actress' talent could make her a legend.

"There seems to be the experience of a 35-year-old actress in the body of this little girl." People, November 1994

In Spider-Man 2 (2004), you find Peter Parker (also Spider-Man, played by Tobey McGuire) struggling with his destiny while striving to capture the heart of the girl of his dreams, Mary Jane Watson (played by Kirsten Dunst), and another successful super-hero movie is launched.

Again, so is Kirsten's career.

She may not be the tallest, or the oldest, or even the most beautiful actress out there, but she has one major component that many actors don't have... Kirsten can act.

And that, along with the continuing selection of good roles, just may boost this young girl to legend status.

Kiki

Childhood and Family:

Kirsten Caroline Dunst was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Klaus and Inez. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst. She graduated High School in 2000 after attending the Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles, California. Her parents where seperated with Kirsten living with her mother and brother in California while her father lived in New Jersey.

"I'd like to grow up and be beautiful. I know it doesn't matter, but it doesn't hurt."

Kirsten's is nicknamed Kiki.

Vampires to Super-Heroes

Career:

Kirsten Dunst career starts at just 3 years of age. Working in commercials, little Kirsten had performed in over 70 before landing her first role (a small one) in Woody Allen's film New York Stories (1989). A few other tidbit roles followed before Kirsten dazzled and amazed critics and audiences with her portrayal of Claudia in the hit movie Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), also starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Her role earned several nominations and awards, including a Golden Globe nomination, a MTV Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and a Saturn award for Best Young Actress. Her career propelled forward with other noteworthy performances such as Younger Amy March in Little Women (1994), Judy Shepherd in Jumanji (1995), Sara Weaver in TV's The Siege at Ruby Ridge (1996), Tina Spangler in TV's Fifteen and Pregnant (1998), and Christy Fimple in Small Soldiers (1998). In 1999 her role as Lux Lisbon in Sofia Coppola's Independent film, The Virgin Suicides, won high reviews, and her energetic role as Torrance Shipman in Bring It On (2000) showed a more comedic acting side.

Kirsten pocketed more roles until she found herself the love interest of Spider-Man in the highly successful Spider-Man (2002). In Spider-Man 2 (2004), we find Kirsten back as character Mary Jane Watson in the well-received sequel.

Kirsten will remain just as busy, with Elizabethtown due out in (2005), Marie-Antoinette (2006), and the highly anticipated Spider-Man 3 being announced with a hopeful release date in the summer of 2007.

"I usually don't like these movies, but I wouldn't have done this film if I didn't think it would appeal to girls too. This movie has a good heart and a good romance." (in reference to the film Spider-Man)

Awards:

  • MTV Movie Awards: Best Kiss, SPIDER-MAN (2003) - shared with Tobey Maguire
  • MTV Movie Awards: Best Female Performance, SPIDER-MAN (2003)
  • Empire Film Awards: best international actress, SPIDER-MAN (2003)
  • Mar del Plata Film Festival: Best Actress, THE CAT'S MEOW (2002)
  • Teen Choice Awards: Film - Choice Lip Lock, Spider-Man (2002) - shared with Tobey Maguire
  • YoungStar Award: Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Miniseries/Made for TV Movie for FIFTEEN AND PREGNANT (1998)
  • YoungStar Award: Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Made For TV Movie, RUBY RIDGE: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1997)
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Most Promising Actress, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (1995)
  • MTV Movie Award: Best Breakthrough Performance, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (1995)
  • Saturn Award: Best Performance by a Younger Actor, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (1995)
  • Young Artist Awards: Best Performance by a Young Actress Co-Starring in a Motion Picture, LITTLE WOMEN (1995)
  • YoungStar Award: Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (1995)
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actress, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (1994)
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