Kirsten Dunst

Actor, Model
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 ... Read more »
Born: 04/29/1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA


Actor (82)

Midnight Special 2015 (Movie)


Conan 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)


Portlandia 2014 (Tv Show)


Sisters 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)


The Graham Norton Show 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)


Touched By an Angel 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)


Cities 2013 (Movie)

Kate Madigan (Actor)

Upside Down 2013 (Movie)

Eden (Actor)

Bachelorette 2012 (Movie)

Regan (Actor)

On the Road 2012 (Movie)

Camille/Carolyn Cassady (Actor)

The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)


The 2012 Independent Spirit Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)


The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)


Melancholia 2011 (Movie)

Justine (Actor)

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

All Good Things 2010 (Movie)

Katie Marks (Actor)

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008 (Movie)

Alison Olsen (Actor)

Spider-Man 3 2007 (Movie)

Mary Jane Watson (Actor)

Marie Antoinette 2006 (Movie)

Marie Antoinette (Actor)

Elizabethtown 2005 (Movie)

Claire Colburn (Actor)

Punk'd 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)


The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Kaena: The Prophecy 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Kaena (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Real Access: Hot 24 in 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

Mary Jane Watson (Actor)

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


VH1 Goes Inside: Spider-Man 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Wimbledon 2004 (Movie)

Lizzie Bradbury (Actor)

Levity 2003 (Movie)

Sofia Mellinger (Actor)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

Betty Warren (Actor)

The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


Spider-Man 2002 (Movie)

Mary Jane Watson (Actor)

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


The Cat's Meow 2002 (Movie)

Marion Davies (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)


Crazy/Beautiful 2001 (Movie)

Nicole Oakley (Actor)

Get Over It 2001 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


The Fake ID Club 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


Bring It On 2000 (Movie)

Torrance Shipman (Actor)

Lover's Prayer 2000 (Movie)


The Crow: Salvation 2000 (Movie)

Erin Randall (Actor)

The Virgin Suicides 2000 (Movie)

Lux Lisbon (Actor)

Deeply 1999 (Movie)

Silly (Actor)

Dick 1999 (Movie)

Betsy Jobs (Actor)

Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 (Movie)

Amber Atkins (Actor)

Luckytown 1999 (Movie)

Liddy (Actor)

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)


Teen People's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


All I Wanna Do 1998 (Movie)

Verena Von Stefan (Actor)

Kiki's Delivery Service 1998 (Movie)

of Kiki (Voice)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

Christy Fimple (Actor)

Stories From My Childhood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Anastasia 1997 (Movie)

of Young Anastasia (Voice)

ER 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)


Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Wag the Dog 1997 (Movie)

Tracy Lime (Actor)

Mother Night 1996 (Movie)

Resi Noth -- Age 13 (Actor)

Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


The 17th Annual CableACE Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


True Heart 1996 (Movie)


Jumanji 1995 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

Greedy 1994 (Movie)

Jolene (Actor)

Interview With the Vampire 1994 (Movie)

Claudia (Actor)

Little Women 1994 (Movie)

Younger Amy Marsh (Actor)

High Strung 1990 (Movie)


The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990 (Movie)

Campbell McCoy (Actor)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

Lisa's Daughter (Actor)

Darkness Before Dawn (TV Show)


Fargo (Tv Show)


Fifteen and Pregnant (TV Show)


The Devil's Arithmetic (TV Show)


Tower of Terror (TV Show)

Director (2)

Bastard 2009 (Movie)


Welcome 2006 (Movie)

Writer (1)

Welcome 2006 (Movie)



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.


Jason Boesel

Drummer for the indie rock band Rilo Kiley Reportedly dated in early 2009

Johnny Borrell

Singer for the British band Razorlight Dated for several months in 2007 No longer together

Klaus Dunst

Divorced from Dunst's mother

Inez Dunst

Divorced from Dunst's father

Christian Dunst


Ben Foster Actor

Met during filming of "Get Over It" (2001) No longer together

Jake Gyllenhaal Actor

Introduced by his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal, who co-starred with Dunst in "Mona Lisa Smile" (2003) Began dating in Fall of 2002 Announced breakup in July 2004 Rumored to have briefly reconciled in 2005 No longer together

Josh Hartnett Actor

Co-starred in "The Virgin Suicides" (1999) Fuelled speculation they're romantically involved after the couple was spotted kissing at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008

Garrett Hedlund Actor

Co-starred in feature adaptation "On the Road" (2012)

Jake Hoffman

Son of actor Dustin Hoffman with whom Dunst co-starred with in "Wag the Dog" (1997) Dated in 1998 No longer together

Tobey Maguire Actor

Rumored to have been romantically involved in 2001 during the filming of "Spider-Man" (2002); Dunst denied this

Andy Samberg Actor

Rumored to have briefly dated 2006 No longer together


Notre Dame High School

Sherman Oaks , California

Ranney School

Tinton Falls , New Jersey



Co-starred with Jim Sturgess in futuristic love story "Upside Down"


Co-starred with Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, and Rebel Wilson in "Bachelorette"


Portrayed Beat Generation writer Carolyn Cassady in feature adaptation of "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac


Played a depressed woman in Lars Von Trier's apocalyptic drama "Melancholia"


Joined Ryan Gosling for romantic drama "All Good Things"


Joined ensemble of "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People"


Once again teamed with Tobey Mcguire and director Sam Raimi to play Mary Jane for "Spider-Man 3"


Made writing and directorial debut with drama short "Welcome"


Portrayed title role in Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" opposite Jason Schwartzman as Louis XVI


Cast as a quick-witted flight attendant in Cameron Crowe's "Elizabethtown" opposite Orlando Bloom


Co-starred with Jim Carrey and Mark Ruffalo in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"


Starred as tennis pro Lizzie Bradbury opposite Paul Bettany in romantic comedy "Wimbledon"


Reprised role as Mary Jane for "Spider-Man 2"


Starred as conservative college student Betty Warren opposite Julia Roberts in "Mona Lisa Smile"


Cast in drama feature "Levity"


Cast as Mary Jane Watson, the girlfriend of Peter Parker in Sam Raimi directed "Spider-Man"


Portrayed Marion Davies in "The Cat's Meow"


Cast as a troubled rich girl who falls for her Hispanic classmate in "crazy/beautiful"


Portrayed the captain of a high school cheer squad in "Bring It On"


Played a beauty queen contestant in mock documentary "Drop Dead Gorgeous"


Starred in Sofia Coppola's feature directorial debut "The Virgin Suicides"


Teamed with Michelle Williams as two high school students who stumble onto Watergate scandal in comedy feature "Dick"


Starred as an expectant teenager in Lifetime movie "Fifteen and Pregnant"


Co-starred in "Small Soldiers" and "Strike/The Hairy Bird"


Played amusing supporting role as a child actress drafted to play an Albanian refugee in "Wag the Dog"


Voiced title character as a girl for Fox animated feature "Anastasia"


Appeared in two-part CBS drama "Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy" as Sara Weaver


Made TV series debut with recurring role on hit NBC medical drama "ER"


Co-starred with Robin Williams in box office hit "Jumanji"


Landed breakthrough role of Claudia in "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles" opposite Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt


Episodic TV debut, guesting on two episodes of NBC drama series "Sisters" in role of Kitten Margolis


Made TV movie debut with small role in NBC drama "Darkness Before Dawn"


Moved with family to Los Angeles


Made feature film debut in "Oedipus Wrecks," the Woody Allen directed segment of anthology feature "New York Stories"


Began acting at age three, at first on TV commercials

Grew up in New York City

Signed to Ford Modeling Agency

Bonus Trivia


"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." – Dunst in New York Newsday, Nov. 15, 1994


"There seems to be the experience of a 35-year-old actress in the body of this little girl." – "Interview with the Vampire" co-star Tom Cruise on Dunst, to People magazine, Nov. 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." – Dunst to Entertainment Weekly, Dec. 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." – Dunst on her movie "Mona Lisa Smile" to Entertainment Weekly, Nov. 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, quoted in Us Weekly, April 19, 2004


"I don't have a problem with nudity at all. 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


"It was the first time that anybody had looked at me and seen me as something besides this cute little girl. She saw me as somebody who was complex and sexy and beautiful and was on the verge of becoming a woman. All these things that nobody wanted me to show, Sofia wanted me to show, which was who I really was anyway." – Dunst on Sofia Coppola, who directed her in "The Virgin Suicides," to W magazine, September 2005


"This is the role where I think I was probably allowed to be the most myself. This was my most satisfying [part]. And for me, when I watched the film for the first time, it was the most vulnerable I've ever been in a film before. I really showed myself in this movie the most." – Dunst on portraying Marie Antoinette in Sofia Coppola's film, to Entertainment Weekly, Oct. 13, 2006


Kirsten Dunst entered rehab in February 2008. The star was treated at the exclusive Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in Utah.


On June 2, 2010, Dunst testified in a New York courtroom against a man being tried – for the second time – on charges of helping steal her purse from a Manhattan hotel suite in 2007 during the filming of "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People." The $2,000 designer handbag that was stolen included the actress' wallet, credit cards, sunglasses, and cash.