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Also Known As: Kristin Laura Kreuk Died:
Born: December 30, 1982 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Profession: actress

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Canadian actress Kristin Kreuk rose from relative obscurity to capture the attention of teenage fans, particularly of the male variety, as Superman's first girlfriend Lana Lang on the popular action-drama "Smallville" (The WB, 2001-2011). Prior to her turn on the series, Kreuk had limited screen exposure, save for a regular role on a Canadian drama, but "Smallville" vaulted her to the epicenter of young American viewership. Her feisty but vulnerable performance as Lana certainly helped to make her popular with that demographic, and she remained with the series for most of its network run before departing during its eighth season to try her hand at other roles. Kreuk met with sporadic success in such ventures as "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" (2009) prior to finding her next opportunity as a series star on the oft-adapted "Beauty and the Beast" (CW, 2012- ), which infused the supernatural romance with elements of a police procedural. A fan favorite on the teen-oriented CW network and an ongoing spokesperson deal with Neutrogena served as assurance that Kreuk would remain on the forefront of young Hollywood talent for some time to come.

Canadian actress Kristin Kreuk rose from relative obscurity to capture the attention of teenage fans, particularly of the male variety, as Superman's first girlfriend Lana Lang on the popular action-drama "Smallville" (The WB, 2001-2011). Prior to her turn on the series, Kreuk had limited screen exposure, save for a regular role on a Canadian drama, but "Smallville" vaulted her to the epicenter of young American viewership. Her feisty but vulnerable performance as Lana certainly helped to make her popular with that demographic, and she remained with the series for most of its network run before departing during its eighth season to try her hand at other roles. Kreuk met with sporadic success in such ventures as "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" (2009) prior to finding her next opportunity as a series star on the oft-adapted "Beauty and the Beast" (CW, 2012- ), which infused the supernatural romance with elements of a police procedural. A fan favorite on the teen-oriented CW network and an ongoing spokesperson deal with Neutrogena served as assurance that Kreuk would remain on the forefront of young Hollywood talent for some time to come.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Vampire (2011)
4.
 Partition (2008)
5.
 Eurotrip (2004) Fiona
6.
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 Ben-Hur (2010)
8.
 Earthsea (2004) Tenar
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Milestones close milestones

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Began acting in high school stage productions
2001:
Made professional acting debut on the Canadian series, "Edgemont"
2001:
Starred as Clark Kent's love, Lana Lang on the WB's "Smallville"; left after the seventh season
2002:
Played the title role in "Snow White: The Fairest of Them All" (ABC)
2004:
Cast in the comedy "Eurotrip"
2004:
Played a priestess in the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries, "Legend of Earthsea"
2009:
Played the title character in "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li"
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Action Adventure
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Education

Eric Hamber Secondary School: -

Notes

"I don't get into trouble because I don't do anything bad, and I never have. I'm pathetic. I don't even have any jokes to tell. Really, I'm boring." --Kristin Kreuk quoted in Rolling Stone, March 28, 2002.

"... I don't open up very easily to people. In high school, I came across as a snob. Well, I am sort of a snob. I'm not very nice to people, because ... well, I'm just not. I have a cold aura. So sometimes I can come across as mysterious." --Kreuk to Rolling Stone, March 28, 2002.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Peter Kreuk. Architect. Dutch; born c. 1955.
mother:
Deanna Che. Indonesian; born c. 1954.

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