|Name: Kirsten Caroline Dunst
Birthday: 30th April 1982
Family: Inez (Mother), Klaus (Father) – separated
Siblings: Christian (Brother)
Pets: Current Unsure. Past: 3 Cats, Tazmania, Felix and Sophie and one dog, Beauty.
Birth Place: New Jersey
Movie Debut: (1989) New York Stories
Movie Breakthrough: (1994) Interview With The Vampire
Ambitions: To Direct, Own her own Production Company and just, be, happy.
Kirsten Caroline Dunst was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA to Klaus Dunst, a German medical-services exec. who’s now stationed in New Jersey while the rest of his family lives on the West Coast. Klaus separated from Kirsten’s mother Inez Dunst, a former art-gallery owner. She also has a brother named Christian, who was born in 1986. Kirsten started out in showbiz at the age of three, where she began filming television commercials (a grand total of more than 70). She made her feature film debut in a segment of Woody Allen’s 1989 film New York Stories (1989) . Shortly after in the same year her family moved to Los Angeles, where her film career took off.
In 1994 she made her breakthrough performance in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (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 Little Women (1994) , Jumanji (1995) and Small Soldiers (1998) .
2000 was Kirsten’s biggest year yet – she received rave reviews for her role as Lux Lisbon in Sofia Coppola’s Independent film Virgin Suicides, The (1999) . She proved her status as a leading actress in the comedy hit Bring It On (2000) , and she graduated from Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles in June of that year. 2002 is the year that made Kirsten one of Hollywood’s leading actresses. Spider-Man (2002) was released on May 4th and was a smashing box office hit. This movie has brought Kirsten to the next level in Hollywood.
Kirsten is also working on her own production company with her mother called “Wooden Spoon Productions.” Kirsten recently worked Mona Lisa Smile (2003), where Kirsten stared alongside Julia Roberts. Then came her sequel Spider-Man II (2004) which again did pronominally well to the box office, and yes we still have the 3rd Spider man movie to hit out screens in 2007. The British Tennis Movie, Wimbledon (2004) also did well, Kirsten was adorable and her acting in a comedy role was superb.
Elizabethtown (2005) which was directed by Cameron Crowe and co-stars Orlando Bloom and Susan Sarrandon reached #3 which was a slight disappointment as I really enjoyed the movie and I thought Kirsten was truly genuine in her role as Claire. Most recently released was ‘Marie Antoinette’ with director Sophia Coppola. The film screened at Cannes in 2006. Spider Man III was released worldwide on May 4th 2007 and earned over $150 million on the opening weekend in the US.
Kirsten had a new love interest (lead singer in UK band Razorlight) Johnny Borrell in 2007, during her time in London filming, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008), with Simon Pegg. This film is about Sidney Young a disillusioned intellectual who both adores and despises the world of celebrity, fame and glamour.
His alternative magazine, Post Modern Review, pokes fun at the media obsessed stars and bucks trends, and so when Young is offered a job at the diametrically opposed conservative New York based Sharps magazine its something of a shock! It seems Sharps editor Clayton Harding is amused by Young’s disruption of a post-BAFTA party with a pig posing as Babe. Thus begins Sidney’s descent into success – his gradual move from derided outsider to confidante of starlet Sophie Maes – and a love affair with colleague Alison Olsen, that will either make him or break him.
In latest movie news, On October 9th Glamour magazine will be held the premieres for 2007 “Reel Moments” short films in Los Angeles. Kirsten, Kate Hudson, and Rita Wilson are the first time directors involved, and all three of them are expected to attend the premiere. “Welcome” is the name of Kirsten’s film, which is a modern day ghost story and stars Winona Ryder. Kirsten is currently filming All Good Things (2009) with Grey’s Anotmy star Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hollywood cutie Ryan Gosling (whom she is also rumored to be dating). Kirsten has also signed on to play Marla Ruzicka in the story of a relief worker who advocated for Iraqi and Afghani victims of the American-led invasions of their respective countries. This film is titled Sweet Relief and isn’t due out until 2009. Rumors have also featured Kirsten as Debbie Harry in the film Blondie. Kiki, we can’t wait to see more of your future projects!
In other works Kirsten is highly active in charity organizations such as the Pediatric AIDS Foundation and frequently attends philanthropic functions that benefit women and children. Most recently she hosted a charity event ‘the Art of Elysium’. See Pictures. Art Of Elysium is a charity to help seriously ill children, and it’s one Kirsten is very passionate about. The charity awarded Kirsten it’s Angel Award in recognition of the work she does for them, and there are further details at http://www.theartofelysium.org.