Kirsten Dunst | Early Life | Education | Family | Business | Wealth
Kirsten Dunst | Early Life | Education | Family | Business | Wealth

Kirsten Dunst | Early Life | Education | Family | Business | Wealth

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She started her career as young as 3 years old, with modeling, and then got her first film role when she was just 6 years old. Kirsten Dunst was born to make movies. 

From movies like Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Little Women(1944), Small Soldiers, and Jumanji. She definitely proved her worth as an amazing actor. 

So if you wanna know more about the life of Kirsten Dunst, then keep on reading this article till the end. 

Personal Biography

Personal Biography
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But before you go on to read about Kirsten Dunst, here are a few important details about her that you should definitely know about. 

Real NameKirsten Caroline Dunst
Nick NameKirsten Dunst
AgeApril 30, 1982,
Age 40, 
Point Pleasant, New Jersey, U.S. 
OccupationActress, Model, Voice Actor, Singer
Years Active1988 – present
Kirsten Dunst HusbandJesse Plemons (m. 2022)
Height 170 cm
Weight54 kg
ParentsKlaus Dunst (Father)
Inez Rupprecht (Mother)
Net Worth$25 million

Early Life

Early Life
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Although born in America, Kirsten Dunst has German citizenship. She is born to mother Inez Rupprecht, who is a flight attendant, and father Klaus Dunst, who is a medical service executive for Siemens. 

While her father was German, her mother was American but had Swedish and German heritage. After her parents separated, she, with her mother and brother, came to Los Angeles. Here at school, she started acting and continued it till she graduated. 

Being a child actor, at times, it became difficult for her to handle the fame. Though she blamed her mother from time to time later, she understood that her mother had the best intentions. 


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Kirsten Dunst began her career as a child model with agencies like Elite Model Management and Ford Models. She also had small roles in The Bonfire of the Vanities, Oedipus Wrecks, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. 

But her breakthrough role would definitely be in the movie Interview with the Vampire, along with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. However, the movie got mixed reviews. Kirsten Dunst received mostly positive praise from critics. This was just the beginning of her career; she soon starred in movies like Little Women, Jumanji, and Wag the Dog. 

She also starred in a recurring tv series called ER alongside George Clooney, Dunst also voiced the young Anastasia in the animated film. This continued as she starred in more films like Dick, All I Wanna Do, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and The Virgin Suicides. 

Kirsten Dunst received positive praise for her movie Bring It On. Since then, she has been dubbed a “terrific comic actress.” She did more movies like Get Over It and The Cat’s Meow. 

Then in 2002 came the Spiderman trilogy, where she played Mary Jane opposite Toby Maguire’s Spiderman. This superhero film series became the most successful film in her career, financially speaking. 

After the success of Spiderman, she did movies like Levity, Mona Lisa Smiles, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Wimbledon, Elizabethtown, and Marie Antoinette. 

Kirsten Dunst starred in more independent films and dramas like All Good Things, The Second Bakery, Melancholy, Bachelorette, The Two Faces of January, and Power of the Dog. 

Personal Life

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Back in  2002, Kirsten Dunst began dating Jake Gyllenhaal, the couple dated for about two years before breaking up. In 2012, she started dating Garrett Hedlund; they dated from 2012 to 2016 and were engaged for a brief period as well. But finally, the couple broke it off. 

Then while shooting Fargo in 2016, Kirsten Dunst met Jesse Plemons, the couple soon became engaged, and their first son was born in 2018. Then while shooting for a cover shoot of W, director Sofia Coppola, who is a long-time friend, revealed that she was expecting her second baby. 

She then gave birth to a second baby boy in 2021. After a long engagement and after two baby boys, the couple finally got married in 2022. 

Wrapping Up!

Kirsten Dunst has always lived under the spotlight ever since she got into the entertainment industry at the age of 3 years old. But although being in the limelight, she became a well-adjusted young woman with amazing movies. 

So if you are yet to see a few of her movies, then go and watch all her movies as soon as possible, and let us know which movie of hers you liked the most.

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