Kirsten Dunst is a famous American actress, screenwriter, film director and singer.

Her estimated net worth is 25 $ million.

Early life

Kirsten Dunst was born on April 30, 1982. in Point Pleasant near New Jersey where she spent her childhood with her parents and her brother Christian. Since she was a little child, she acted in commercials and at the age of twelve she signed a contract with Ford Modelling Agency.

After her parents separated, and later divorced, she moved to LA with her mother. She gratuated at Notre-Dame High School in 2000. and continued acting afterwards.

Career development

Although she acted in Woody Allen’s short film ”New York stories” in 1989., she became noticed in ”Interview with the vampire” in 1994. with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. Worldwide fame struck her with her roll of Mary Jane Watson in the Spiderman trilogy in which she acted from 2002. to 2007.

She also made great appearances in: ”Little Women”, ”Jumanji”, ”Wag the dog” and ”The Virgin Suicides”. With this last film, her chances of getting more serious roles increased, so she moved from filming mostly romantic comedies and dramas to more mature genres.

In 2001. she had her singing debute in the movie ”Get over it”, but she became more interested in directing short films and documentaries than in starting a singing career.

In 2010. she wrote a screenplay and directed a movie ”All good things” which gained her very good critics.
Her last outstanding performance was in 2011. in a sci-fi drama ”Melancholia” and won her the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Ferstival.

Dunst took a part in a lot of animated children movies too, mostly by being the voice of one of the main characters. Her most famous voice roles took place in ”The Animated Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and ”Kaena: The prophecy”.

Philanthropic work

She takes her charity work very seriously. She’s associated with Elizabeth Glosser Pediatric AIDS foundation and is well-known in raising funds for cancer research, especially those which affect women (such as ovarian and breast cancer).

Personal life

In 1995. and again in 2002., People’s magazine included her in their ’50 Most Beautiful People’ list.

In 2002. she was in a relationship with actor Jake Gyllenhal, but the relationship itself didn’t last longer than 2 years when they split up.

In 2008. she volountarily checked herself in a treatment center in Utah because of her struggle with depression and anxiety.

In 2011. she gained dual citizenship and became a German citizen thanks to her father Klaus who not only was a German, but also taught Kirsten German culture and language.

In 2012. she got herself in a new relationship, this time with an American actor named Garrett Hedlund. They were engaged for four years, but the relationship didn’t work out.

During her political activity, she supported a democratic candidate John Kerry in 2004. and Barack Obama in 2008.

Quick summary

Full name: Kirsten Caroline Dunst
Date of Birth: April 30, 1982.
Birth Place: Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA
Age: 34 years