Kirsten Dunst

Biography

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 Нюйоркски истории (1989). She received her first film credit in Кладата на суетата (1990). Her family moved to Los Angeles in 1993, where her film career took off. In 1994, she made her breakthrough performance in Интервю с вампир (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 Малки жени (1994), Джуманджи (1995) and Малките войници (1998). In 2000, she received rave reviews for her role as "Lux Lisbon" in Sofia Coppola's independent film, Обречени да умрат (1999) and proved her status as a leading actress in the comedy hit, Луди амазонки (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 Спайдър-мен (2002). She continued her role in Спайдър-мен 2 (2004) and Спайдър-мен 3 (2007). She went on to land roles in such films as Блясъкът на чистия ум (2004), the romantic comedy Уимбълдън (2004), and in Cameron Crowe's Елизабеттаун (2005). She also played the title character in Sofia Coppola's Мария Антоанета (2006). Dunst won the Best Actress Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for her performance as Justine in Lars von Trier's Меланхолия (2011). In 2012, she appeared in Walter Salles' film adaptation of По пътя (2012) and the independent comedy Последният момински запой (2012). She also has several films in production, including Двете лица на януари (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

Movie Name Release Date
Mona Lisa Smile / Усмивката на Мона Лиза (2003) March 12, 2004