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Kirsten Dunst Biography

Kirsten Dunst stars in Marie Antoinette.
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Birthdate: April 30, 1982
Birthplace: Point Pleasant, NJ

Kirsten Dunst - Her Start

Kirsten started her career with television commercials when she was just three years old. Kirsten Dunst modeled as a child for the Eileen Ford Agency. Later, in 1989, Dunst landed her first movie role in a Woody Allen flick called New York Stories and made the big move to LA with her family to pursue acting.

Kirsten Dunst - Big Break

Kirsten Dunst got her big break (or should we say bite?) in 1994's Interview With A Vampire starring opposite Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise as a bloodsucking kid. In 1995, she snagged a Golden Globe nomination for her role in that movie. Also that year, Kirsten Dunst was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. Seven years later, in 2002, Kirsten Dunst was named one of Teen People magazine's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25.

Kirsten Dunst - Standing Out on the Small Screen

Kirsten Dunst hasn't limited herself to just the big-screen. Kirsten had a reoccurring role on the hit medical drama ER and guest-starred on The Outer Limits. She also did two television movies, Disney's Tower of Terror and Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy.

Kirsten Dunst - Film Highlights

Although you might know her best from teen flicks like Bring It On, Crazy/Beautiful, Spider-man and Spider-Man 2, Kirsten has branched out a lot in the past few years. She's played oppostie Jim Carrey, Julia Roberts and a ton of other top actors. In 2006, Kirsten teamed up with Lost in Translation director Sophia Coppola to play Marie Antoinette in the film of the same name. She will also star in the upcoming Spider-man 3.

Kirsten Dunst - Did U Know?
  • Kirsten previously worked with Sophia Coppola on the movie, The Virgin Suicides.
  • Kirsten Dunst has said she'd like to take a break from film for a while to go to art school.
  • Kirsten was the voice of a character in the Japanese film called Majo no Takkyubin.
  • Kirsten Dunst has a brother named Christian.
  • Kirsten Dunst has a production company with her mother called Wooden Spoon Productions.

    Kirsten Dunst Says...
    "Everybody smokes! Models, actresses, everyone! Don't they realize that it's gross? I understand it's an addiction, but it still pains me to see my friends do it."

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