Name:
Kristin Kreuk
Birth Date:
December 30, 1982
Birth Place:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height:
5' 4
Nationality:
Canadian
Famous for:
Her role as Lana Lang in WB's Smallville
Profession:
actress
Education:
Eric Hamber High School in Vancouver
BIOGRAPHY
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Background:

Sometimes I love acting but then sometimes I think it's too much for me and I don't know if it is something that I could do for the rest of my life.” Kristin Kreuk

Canadian model and actress Kristin Kreuk is most famous for her role as lovely girl Lana Lang, the love interest of Clark Kent, in the WB/CW television series “Smallville,” which she played from the first to seven season (2001-2008) as regular basis, and in five episodes in season eight as a guest star. For her work on the show, she received four Saturn nominations in the category of Best Actress in a Television Series, plus Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award nomination for Female, from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA, and six Teen Choice nominations.  

Formerly, Kreuk gained notice in the Canadian television series “Edgemont” (2001-2005) after landing the starring role of 16 year-old Laurel Yeung, the smart, savvy and artistic girl from Toronto. She played the title character in the ABC television movie “Snow White: The Fairest of Them All” (2001) and Tenar, the student of the High Priestess of the Tombs of Atuan in the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries “Legend of Earthsea” (2004). Other films she has appeared in include “Partition” (2007), “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” (2009), “Vampire” (2011) and “Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy”  (2011).

Kreuk's fan should look forward for her performances in the forthcoming films “Space Milkshake” (2012) and “Beauty and the Beast” (2012, TV).   

Off screen, the brown-haired, hazel-eyed beauty ranked No. 10 of 100 Sexiest Girls in FHM UK and No. 71 of 100 Sexiest Girls in FHM America in 2002, and was listed as the 24th of FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in 2003. She was also voted the first of Femme Fatales' 50 Sexiest Women in 2005. As for her romantic life, Kreuk, who shares the same birthday with famous athletes Tiger Woods, NBA superstar LeBron James and former Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson, currently lives in her hometown Vancouver with  her French bulldog Dublin. In late 2011, the actress purchased a home in Los Angeles with her actor boyfriend Mark Hildreth.


Vancouver's Daughter

Childhood and Family:

Daughter to a Dutch father and a Chinese mother, Kristin Laura Kreuk was born on December 30, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Together with her younger sister Justine Kreuk, Kristin grew up in Vancouver under the guidance of their landscape architect parents.

Kristen, who described herself as shy and boring, spent her youth focusing on her studies. While studying at Vancouver's Eric Hamber High School, she became involved in high school stage productions while attending drama class. In her senior year, Kristin's drama teacher encouraged her to join an open casting audition for the CBC series Edgemont and she got the role. By the time Kristin graduated high school, the big fan of Jodie Foster was on her way to an acting career.

In her free time, the Eurasian-looking beauty enjoys hobbies, watching movies, dancing, reading, writing, gymnastics and spending time with friends. She has a purple belt in karate.


Edgemont

Career:

“I never dreamed of being an actor, but I'm beginning to love it more and more because I like challenging myself. When I feel like I'm not learning or having fun anymore, then I'll stop.” Kristin Kreuk

Acting in high school theater productions, Kristin Kreuk, who intended to further her education at an university, began her professional acting career after she was persuaded by her drama teacher to attend an open audition for a role in “Edgemont.” In 2000, she eventually won the starring role of 16 year-old Laurel Yeung, the intelligent, savvy, artistic girl from Toronto who has problems dealing with her new suburban environment, in the CBC teen soap. She was nominated for a Leo Award for Youth or Children's Program or Series: Best Performance for her performance. Kristin began collecting fans while in the show.

Kreuk also became well known through the popular Warner Bros television series “Smallville” (2001). The story is about the young life of comic book hero Clark Kent (Superman) and his hidden love for Lana Lang (played by Kristin). The success of the series helped launch Kristin's career. Shortly after, she did interviews for several popular magazines including Rolling Stone and Your Magazine.

Moreover, Kreuk became one of the spokesmodels for Neutrogena skin care products, following in the footsteps of Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mandy Moore.

The rising young star had her television movie debut in 2001 when she landed the title role in “Snow White: The Fairest of Them All,” a presentation of ABC's “The Wonderful World of Disney.” In the film, Kreuk costarred with Miranda Richardson.

In 2004, Kreuk moved on to a big screen project when she made a cameo appearance as Fiona in the comedy “EuroTrip” (2004, starring Scott Mechlowicz and Michelle Trachtenberg). That same year, she also teamed up with director Rob Lieberman and producer Lawrence Bender in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries, based on Ursula K. Le Guin's novel, “Legend of Earthsea” (2004, also starring Shawn Ashmore, Isabella Rossellini and Danny Glover). During her hectic schedule, Kreuk also had guest spots in such television shows as “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” (2003), “Late Night with Conan O'Brien” (2004) and “T4” (2004).

Kreuk, who's favorite TV shows are “Friends,” “Third Watch” and “Emergency Room,” was cast as Naseem Khan, a defenseless 17-year-old girl whose world is horrified by the trauma of the 1947 Separation of India, in the drama film “Partition” (2007), opposite Jimi Mistry and Neve Campbell. Directed and co-written by Vic Sarin, the film won two Leo Awards in the categories of Best Production Design in a Feature Length Drama and Best Sound Editing in a Feature Length Drama and was nominated for two Genie Awards for Best Achievement in Cinematography and Best Achievement in Costume Design.

Next up for Kreuk, she starred along with Neal McDonough and Michael Clarke Duncan in the action/crime film “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li,” for director Andrzej Bartkowiak. The film premiered in Tokyo on February 12, 2009.

After leaving “Smallville,” Kreuk returned to the small screen by having the recurring role of Hannah in the Emmy Award winning series “Chuck” (2010). The same year, she also starred as Tirzah  the TV miniseries “Ben Hur,” opposite Joseph Morgan, Stephen Campbell Moore and Emily VanCamp. Adapted from Lew Wallace's1880 novel, “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ,” the show broadcast on Canada's CBC network on April 4, 2010 and aired later in 2010 on ABC in the United States. In 2011, she played Maria Lucas in the Japanese horror film “Vampire” and starred as Heather Thompson in the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel, “Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy,” opposite Adam Sinclair, Billy Boyd and Carlo Rota.

Kreuk will star as Tilda in the upcoming Canadian science fiction/comedy film “Space Milkshake” (2012), directed and written by Armen Evrensel. She also serves as executive producer on the film. On the small screen, she is set to play Catherine Chandler in the CW TV film “Beauty and the Beast” (2012).
    

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Ranked #10 on Wizard magazine's Sexiest Women of TV list (March 2008)....
Named #46 in FHM magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006 supplement...
Femme Fatales (January/February 2005). She is #1 on their 50 Sexiest Women...
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