Kirsten Dunst

Birthday: Apr 30, 1982
Birthplace: Point Pleasant, New Jersey
One of the leading actors of her generation, Kirsten Dunst made her name in teen films without succumbing to entrapment in the teen film ghetto. Skinny, blonde, and possessing a charmingly crooked Pepsodent smile, she has repeatedly demonstrated her talent and charisma in projects ranging from kiddie comedies to high school romances to towering summer blockbusters.Born in Point Pleasant, NJ, on April 30, 1982, Dunst first appeared in front of a camera at the age of three, when she became a Ford model and commercial actor. She continued to model and do commercials until 1989, when she made her film debut in Woody Allen's New York Stories. Her uncredited role led to a part as Tom Hanks' daughter in the infamously troubled 1990 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities.Three years later, Dunst got her first big break when director Neil Jordan chose her over 5,000 hopefuls for the role of Claudia, the child vampire in his 1994 adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire. Dunst made a big impact on audiences and critics alike with her portrayal of a woman trapped eternally in the body of an 11-year-old, kissing co-star Brad Pitt, and gorging herself on human and animal blood. That same year, Dunst also appeared alongside Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon in Gillian Armstrong's adaptation of Little Women; the combined success of these two movies propelled Dunst to the top of the child-actor hierarchy, in terms of both bankability and exposure.Dunst followed up with a lead role in the Robin Williams action-fantasy Jumanji (1995), and lent her voice to a few animated features, including Disney's Anastasia (1997). She also had a brief but memorable turn as a refugee from a war-torn country in Barry Levinson's highly praised satire Wag the Dog (1997).1999 marked a turning point in Dunst's career, as she began appearing in films that cast her as a young woman instead of a precocious child. She starred as a small-town beauty queen contestant in the satirical comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous and as one of two teenage girls (the other played by Michelle Williams) who unwittingly uncover the Watergate scandal in Dick, another satirical comedy. Dunst further lived up to her title as one of Teen People's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21 with her leading role as the sexually rebellious Lux in Sofia Coppola's acclaimed adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides' novel The Virgin Suicides (1999). Her work in the film proved to be a critical breakthrough for Dunst, whom critics praised for her portrayal of the conflicted, headstrong character.Dunst subsequently did her bit for the high school comedy-romance genre, starring as a cheerleader in Bring It On (2000), and as another teen queen in Get Over It (2001); she also forsake makeup and a hairdresser for her role as the archetypal poor little rich girl in crazy/beautiful (2001), a teen romantic drama.Subsequently cast as the actress Marion Davies in Peter Bogdanovich's The Cat's Meow, Dunst got her first shot at playing a grown woman. She garnered praise for her work in the period drama, but any notice she received was quickly eclipsed by the maelstrom of publicity surrounding her starring role as Mary Jane Watson, true love of Peter Parker in Sam Raimi's big-budget adaptation of Spider-Man. Playing opposite Tobey Maguire as the web-spinning superhero, Dunst spent a lot of the movie running around as a damsel in distress, but there was nothing distressing about the 110-million dollars the film grossed in its opening weekend, breaking new box-office records and catapulting both Dunst and Maguire into the rarefied realm of full-fledged movie stars. She would stick with the franchise as it became a trilogy, and she became a bigger star than ever before.Even though Spider-Man gave her a great deal of box-office clout, Dunst would continue to appear in more independent minded films as the years wore on as well. While appearing in films like Mona Lisa Smile and Elizabethtown, Dunst would also earn accolades

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
24% Woodshock Theresa $41.6K 2017
79% The Beguiled Edwina Dabney $10.6M 2017
93% Hidden Figures Vivian Mitchell $169.4M 2017
83% Midnight Special Sarah $3.4M 2016
81% The Two Faces of January Colette MacFarland $1.7M 2014
No Score Yet Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Actor 2013
25% Upside Down Eden $69.8K 2013
44% On the Road Camille/Carolyn Cassady $0.7M 2012
56% Bachelorette Regan $0.5M 2012
No Score Yet Charm Actor 2012
79% Melancholia Justine $3M 2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited Metal Chick 2011
33% All Good Things Katie Marks $0.6M 2010
No Score Yet Bastard Screenwriter Producer Director 2010
37% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Alison Olsen $2.5M 2008
63% Spider-Man 3 Mary Jane Watson $336.6M 2007
55% Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette $16M 2006
29% Elizabethtown Claire Colburn $26.9M 2005
No Score Yet Making the Amazing (Making the Amazing: Spider-Man 2) Actor 2004
61% Wimbledon Lizzie Bradbury $16.9M 2004
7% Kaena: The Prophecy Kaena 2004
93% Spider-Man 2 Mary Jane Watson $373.4M 2004
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Mary $34.2M 2004
No Score Yet Spider-Man 2.1 (Extended Cut) Actor 2004
34% Mona Lisa Smile Betty Warren $63.7M 2003
34% Levity Sofia Mellinger 2003
90% Spider-Man Mary Jane Watson $403.8M 2002
20% Deeply Silly 2001
74% The Cat's Meow Marion Davies $3.2M 2001
63% Crazy/Beautiful Nicole Oakley $16.2M 2001
44% Get Over It Kelly Woods $11.3M 2001
No Score Yet Luckytown Lidda 2001
No Score Yet Lover's Prayer Zinaida 2000
63% Bring It On Torrance Shipman $68M 2000
76% The Virgin Suicides Lux Lisbon 2000
22% The Crow - Salvation Erin Randall 2000
71% Dick Betsy Jobs 1999
45% Drop Dead Gorgeous Amber Atkins 1999
No Score Yet The Devil's Arithmetic Hannah Stern 1999
67% Strike! Verena von Stefan 1998
No Score Yet The Animated Adventures of Tom Sawyer Becky Thatcher (voice) 1998
48% Small Soldiers Christy Fimple 1998
No Score Yet Fifteen and Pregnant Tina Spangler 1998
85% Wag the Dog Tracy Lime 1997
85% Anastasia Young Anastasia 1997
No Score Yet Tower of Terror Anna 1997
No Score Yet True Heart Bonnie 1997
No Score Yet Stories from My Childhood Actor 1996
63% Mother Night Resi Noth 1996
No Score Yet Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy Sara Weaver 1996
53% Jumanji Judy Shepherd 1995
91% Little Women Younger Amy March 1994
62% Interview with the Vampire Claudia 1994
28% Greedy Jolene 1994
No Score Yet Darkness Before Dawn Sandra (age 8) 1993
No Score Yet High Strung Young Girl 1991
16% The Bonfire of the Vanities Campbell McCoy 1990
97% Kiki's Delivery Service Kiki 1989
73% New York Stories Actor $10.8M 1989

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
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  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
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  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
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  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
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  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
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  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
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  • 2016
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
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  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
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  • 2016
  • 2011
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
97% Fargo
2014-2017
Peggy Blomquist
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
2014
Voice
  • 2014
93% Portlandia
2011
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
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  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
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  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
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  • 2012
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
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  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
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  • 2002
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Charlie
  • 1997
  • 1996
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Hedril
  • 1993
No Score Yet Gun
1997

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