skip navigation
Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Bring It On DVD Grab your pom poms for the surprise box office hit that started it all! "Bring... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Wimbledon DVD Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany co-star in "Wimbledon" (2004), a romantic comedy... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

Bring It On: Cheertastic 3-Movie Pack... This release includes all three movies from the Bring it On film series. In... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

The Cat's Meow: Signature Series... The 1920s provide the backdrop for Peter Bogdanovich's 2001 film, a fictitious... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Jumanji DVD This must-see family classic revolves around a board game that, upon each... more info $14.99was $14.99 Buy Now

Mona Lisa Smile / America's Sweethearts... Mona Lisa Smile (2003)/America's Sweethearts DVD more info $14.99was $14.99 Buy Now



Also Known As: Kirsten Caroline Dunst Died:
Born: April 30, 1982 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor, model

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Few actresses garnered as much attention at an early age, or maintained as robust a career as actress Kirsten Dunst. Thrust into the spotlight at the age of 12 for her lauded performance as an eternally childlike ghoul in "Interview with the Vampire" (1994), she became one of film's brightest young stars with work in further projects like "Little Women" (1994), "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (1999), "The Virgin Suicides" (1999) and "Bring It On" (2000). She made the often difficult transition from teen star to leading lady in such films as "The Cat's Meow" (2001), only to hit box-office pay dirt as one of the stars of the immensely successful comic book franchise "Spider-Man" (2002) and its two equally profitable sequels. Independent efforts like director Michel Gondry and writer Charlie Kaufman's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) and Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" (2006) proved she was still willing and able to contribute to more modest fare, either as part of an ensemble or as its star. After a brief stint in rehab to deal with clinical depression and nearly two years away from a major motion picture project, Dunst came back stronger than ever with a stunning performance in director Lars von...

Few actresses garnered as much attention at an early age, or maintained as robust a career as actress Kirsten Dunst. Thrust into the spotlight at the age of 12 for her lauded performance as an eternally childlike ghoul in "Interview with the Vampire" (1994), she became one of film's brightest young stars with work in further projects like "Little Women" (1994), "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (1999), "The Virgin Suicides" (1999) and "Bring It On" (2000). She made the often difficult transition from teen star to leading lady in such films as "The Cat's Meow" (2001), only to hit box-office pay dirt as one of the stars of the immensely successful comic book franchise "Spider-Man" (2002) and its two equally profitable sequels. Independent efforts like director Michel Gondry and writer Charlie Kaufman's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) and Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" (2006) proved she was still willing and able to contribute to more modest fare, either as part of an ensemble or as its star. After a brief stint in rehab to deal with clinical depression and nearly two years away from a major motion picture project, Dunst came back stronger than ever with a stunning performance in director Lars von Trier's apocalyptic drama "Melancholia" (2011). No longer a child star, and having proven herself as more than a mere flash in the pan, Dunst was well on her way to establishing herself as one of film's most talented actresses of any age.

VIEW THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Midnight Special (2014)
3.
 Red Light Winter (2013)
4.
 Cities (2012)
5.
 Bachelorette (2012)
6.
 Melancholia (2011)
7.
 All Good Things (2010)
9.
 Spider-Man 3 (2007)
10.
 Marie Antoinette (2006)
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

:
Grew up in New York City
1985:
Began acting at age three, at first on TV commercials
:
Signed to Ford Modeling Agency
1989:
Made feature film debut in "Oedipus Wrecks," the Woody Allen directed segment of anthology feature "New York Stories"
1992:
Moved with family to Los Angeles
1993:
Made TV movie debut with small role in NBC drama "Darkness Before Dawn"
1993:
Episodic TV debut, guesting on two episodes of NBC drama series "Sisters" in role of Kitten Margolis
1994:
Landed breakthrough role of Claudia in "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles" opposite Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt
1995:
Co-starred with Robin Williams in box office hit "Jumanji"
1996:
Appeared in two-part CBS drama "Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy" as Sara Weaver
1996:
Made TV series debut with recurring role on hit NBC medical drama "ER"
1997:
Voiced title character as a girl for Fox animated feature "Anastasia"
1997:
Played amusing supporting role as a child actress drafted to play an Albanian refugee in "Wag the Dog"
1998:
Starred as an expectant teenager in Lifetime movie "Fifteen and Pregnant"
1998:
Co-starred in "Small Soldiers" and "Strike/The Hairy Bird"
1999:
Starred in Sofia Coppola's feature directorial debut "The Virgin Suicides"
1999:
Played a beauty queen contestant in mock documentary "Drop Dead Gorgeous"
1999:
Teamed with Michelle Williams as two high school students who stumble onto Watergate scandal in comedy feature "Dick"
2000:
Portrayed the captain of a high school cheer squad in "Bring It On"
2001:
Cast as a troubled rich girl who falls for her Hispanic classmate in "crazy/beautiful"
2001:
Portrayed Marion Davies in "The Cat's Meow"
2002:
Cast as Mary Jane Watson, the girlfriend of Peter Parker in Sam Raimi directed "Spider-Man"
2003:
Cast in drama feature "Levity"
2003:
Starred as conservative college student Betty Warren opposite Julia Roberts in "Mona Lisa Smile"
2004:
Co-starred with Jim Carrey and Mark Ruffalo in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
2004:
Reprised role as Mary Jane for "Spider-Man 2"
2004:
Starred as tennis pro Lizzie Bradbury opposite Paul Bettany in romantic comedy "Wimbledon"
2005:
Cast as a quick-witted flight attendant in Cameron Crowe's "Elizabethtown" opposite Orlando Bloom
2006:
Portrayed title role in Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" opposite Jason Schwartzman as Louis XVI
2007:
Once again teamed with Tobey Mcguire and director Sam Raimi to play Mary Jane for "Spider-Man 3"
2007:
Made writing and directorial debut with drama short "Welcome"
2008:
Joined ensemble of "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People"
2010:
Joined Ryan Gosling for romantic drama "All Good Things"
2011:
Played a depressed woman in Lars Von Trier's apocalyptic drama "Melancholia"
2012:
Co-starred with Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, and Rebel Wilson in "Bachelorette"
2012:
Portrayed Beat Generation writer Carolyn Cassady in feature adaptation of "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac
2012:
Co-starred with Jim Sturgess in futuristic love story "Upside Down"
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

Notre Dame High School: Sherman Oaks , California -
Ranney School: Tinton Falls , New Jersey -

Notes

There is an official Kirsten Dunst website located at www.kirsten-dunst.com

"Just because I've been working doesn't mean I'm growing up faster than other kids my age. I'm not like Claudia at all--she's in a lot of pain, and I'm enjoying my life, and she's a lot more seductive and mature than I am. And plus, she's a vampire, and I'm not." --Kirsten Dunst in New York Newsday, November 15, 1994.

"There seems to be the experience of a 35-year-old actress in the body of this little girl." --Tom Cruise on the ability of Dunst in People, November 28, 1994.

"I was offered 'Now and Then', but they wanted me to gain weight for it. I didn't want to ruin my figure. It wasn't worth it." --Kirsten Dunst to Entertainment Weekly, December 29, 1995.

"I can't judge my films. I pretty much think they're all bad. I think this is a movie-movie, you know what I mean? It's period and pretty and it has a message...It could have been darker. Actually, my husband [in the film] was originally supposed to be gay, but I think they thought that would be too much...I'm not saying our movie is a stupid film. But it's pretty safe."---Kirsten on her movie "Mona Lisa Smile to Entertainment Weekly November 14, 2003

"They made her boobs gigantic. I said, 'Tone down the boobs, please!' It was a little ridiculous."---Dunst on her Mary Jane character in the Spider-Man video game US April 19, 2004

"I don't have a problem with nudity at all," says Dunst, who has yet to do a nude scene. "I would never do it for a comedy... I would only do it if maybe Pedro Almodovar were directing. But I would do it if it were a beautiful poetic film."---Dunst on how she feels about nudity in films to Premiere July/August 2004

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Jake Hoffman. Dating as of 1998; son of actor Dustin Hoffman with whom Dunst co-starred in "Wag the Dog" (1997).
companion:
Ben Foster. Actor. Appeared together in "Get Over It" (2001); no longer together.
companion:
Tobey Maguire. Actor. Reportedly became romantically involved during filming of "Spider-Man" in 2001.
companion:
Jake Gyllenhaal. Actor. Began dating Fall of 2002; introduced by Jake's sister Maggie Gyllenhaal; announced breakup in July of 2004; rumored to be dating again October 2004.
VIEW COMPLETE COMPANION LISTING

Family close complete family listing

father:
Klaus Dunst. Medical services executive. Stationed in New Jersey while the rest of his family lives on the west coast; separated from Dunst's mother.
mother:
Inez Dunst. Former art gallery owner. Separated from Dunst's father.
brother:
Christian Dunst. Born c. 1987.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute