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Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst recently starred in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette opposite Jason Schwartzman and in the Cameron Crowe film Elizabethtown opposite Orlando Bloom. Prior to that, she starred in Wimbledon as a young tennis ace opposite Paul Bettany, and reprised her role as Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man 2, a role she originated two years earlier in Spider-Man.

Dunst also starred in the acclaimed surreal comedy Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, written by Academy Award nominee Charlie Kaufman, directed by Michel Gondry, and starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, and Mark Ruffalo; Mona Lisa Smile with Julia Roberts, Julia Stiles, and Maggie Gyllenhaal; the independent film Levity starring Billy Bob Thornton and Morgan Freeman; Peter Bogdanovich's The Cat's Meow; the box-office hit Bring It On; Crazy/Beautiful, directed by John Stockwell; Little Women, with Susan Sarandon and Winona Ryder; Jumanji, with Robin Williams; Mother Night, with Nick Nolte; the Barry Levinson film Wag The Dog, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert DeNiro; Neil Jordan's Interview with the Vampire, opposite Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt; and Small Soldiers, with the late Phil Hartman. She is set to star in an as-yet-untitled film about the late Marla Ruzicka, a relief worker who advocated for Iraqi and Afghani victims of the American-led invasions of their respective countries.

Dunst has amassed a growing list of accolades. Her performance in Interview with the Vampire earned her a Golden Globe nomination, the Blockbuster Video Award for Best Supporting Newcomer, and an MTV Award for Best Breakthrough Artist. The Hollywood Reporter also named Dunst Best Young Star for her portrayal of a teenage prostitute for the hit series E.R. Earlier this year, she was awarded Female Star of the Year at ShoWest.

Dunst got her start at the age of three, when she began filming television commercials. With more than 50 commercials under her belt, she made the jump to the big screen in 1989 with Woody Allen's New York Stories.

Her career has not been limited to the big screen. In addition to her work on E.R., she starred on Showtime's The Outer Limits and Devil's Arithmetic produced by Dustin Hoffman and Mimi Rogers, the telefilm Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy, the Wonderful World of Disney's Tower of Terror, and Lifetime Television's 15 and Pregnant.

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Kirsten Dunst Facts

Birth NameKirsten Caroline Dunst
BirthdayApril 30, 1982 (40)
BirthplacePoint Pleasant, New Jersey, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Kirsten Dunst compared to you?
Awards2003 MTV Movie Awards: Best Female Performance (for Spider-Man)
2003 MTV Movie Awards: Best Kiss (for Spider-Man)
1995 MTV Movie Awards: Breakthrough Performance (for Interview With The Vampire)

Selected Filmography

Hidden Figures
Spider-Man 2
Marie Antoinette
Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Spider-Man 3
Fargo: Season 2
Kiki's Delivery Service
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