Kirsten Caroline Dunst, better known as Kirsten Dunst, is an American actress, singer, and model. As of 2023, Kirsten Dunst has a net worth of $25 million. She made her debut TV commercial at the age of 3 and debut movie at 6 years. From then, Kirsten appeared in around 100 TV ads in the next 9 years.
Kirsten Dunst is well known for her roles and she has also earned the name of “No Nonsense Actress” in the film industry.
Apart from acting, Kirsten is also a singer and made her debut song “Dream of Me” in the film, “Get Over It”. After that, she sang in many other movies including “Spiderman 3”. Her singing career has flourished, and she has so far been featured on some beautiful albums.
Kirsten Dunst Biography
American actress Kirsten Dunst was born on April 30, 1982, and is 41 years old as of 2023. She was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States to German descent father and German-Swedish origin mother. She holds an American citizenship and also German nationality and has her belief in Lutheran religion.
She lived in Brick Township, New Jersey for 11 years when she started acting in TV commercials. She got admission in Ranney School in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. After she left for California, she enrolled at Laurel Hall School to continue her education and then at Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles, California from where she completed her early education.
She completed her graduation in 2000 from a Local University in the US. However, she never paused her acting career even while she was a college student. She used to criticize her mother for pushing her into acting too early.
Kirsten Caroline Dunst
Date of Birth
30 April 1982
Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States
Currently Live In
41 Years Old
German and Swedish Descent
Actress, Singer, and Model
TV Series: Darkness Before Dawn (1993) Video Games: Spider-Man 2 (2004) Music Video: I Knew I Loved You (1999) Film: New York Stories (1989)
Claudia in the Film “Interview with the Vampire” (1994)
Ranney School in Tinton Falls Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles, California Laurel Hall School in Los Angeles, California
Local University in United States
Kirsten Dunst’s parents are Mr. Klaus Hermann and Mrs. Inez Dunst. By profession, her father worked as a medical officer for Siemens and her mother worked as a flight attendant for Lufthansa. Kirsten’s mother was also an artist and owned an art Gallery.
Her parents got divorced when Kirsten was 13 years old. After their divorce, Kirsten, her mother and brother, relocated to Los Angeles.
Kirsten has one younger sibling. Her brother is Christian Dunst who is a producer and 5 years younger than Kirsten.
Husband and Children
Kirsten Dunst’s marital status is married. Her husband is Jesse Plemons who is an American actor. They started dating each other in 2016 and became engaged in 2017. The couple welcomed their first son, Ennis, in May 2018. In May 2021, she gave birth to their second son, James. Kirsten and Jesse got married at a resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica in July 2022.
Before her marriage, Kirsten Dunst has been in many relationships and many of them failed abruptly. In 2000, she dated Ben Foster, her co-star in the film “Get Over it”. While making the movie, they both made a lovely strong connection together; however, they broke up before the film was released.
She dated Jake Gyllenhaal, an American actor and son of the director Stephen Gyllenhaal from 2002 to 2004.
The relationship between Kirsten Dunst and Andy Samberg began while filming “Spiderman 3”. But this too ended soon, and in 2007, she began dating Adam Brody. Unfortunately, this bond broke after a few months and then she started dating Johnny Borell, the main singer of the band Razorlight.
Because of all these failed relationships, Kirsten was also suffering through depression at the time. Treated for 2 months in 2008 amid many rumours. She bounced back strongly and addressed the issue openly. She had in fact stated unequivocally that “gossiping about depression is inappropriate because it is a serious condition”.
She was then romantically associated with Justin Long but just for three months. After that, she dated YouTube Nation host, Jacob Soboroff, in 2008 that was finished in 2009.
As she dated “On the Road” co-star, Garrett Hedlund, from 2012 to 2016, things were beginning to settle down. The trajectory of this partnership was positive. They were engaged but ended up splitting up.
Father: Klaus Hermann Mother: Inez Dunst
Brother: Christian Dunst Sister: –
Son: Ennis and James Daughter: –
Ben Foster Jake Gyllenhaal Andy Samberg Adam Brody Johnny Borell Justin Long Jacob Soboroff Garrett Hedlund
Kirsten Dunst is a beautiful lady. She has a slim body, beautifully shaped with attractive measurements of 35-24-35 inches.
Kirsten is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 54 kg. She has hypnotic blue eyes and silky blonde hair.
5′ 4″ (1.66 m, 166 cm)
54 kg (119 lbs)
In 1988, Kirsten Dunst had an appearance on Saturday Night Live as George H. W. Bush’s granddaughter. The following year, she made her feature film debut with a cameo role in Woody Allen’s short film, “Oedipus Wrecks”, which was released as a component of the anthology movie New York Stories in 1989. In 1990, Dunst starred as the daughter of Tom Hanks’ character in the comedy-drama, “The Bonfire of the Vanities”, which was based on Tom Wolfe’s novel.
In 1994, Kirsten got her first major role in a horror thriller, “Interview with the Vampire”, where she played Claudia alongside Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. The same year, she also featured alongside Winona Ryder and Claire Danes in the romantic drama film, “Little Women”.
In 1995, Kirsten starred in the fantasy adventure film, “Jumanji”, a loose version of the 1981 children’s novel of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg.
Kirsten Dunst played a recurring role of Charlie Chemingo, a child prostitute, in the third season of the NBC medical drama, “ER”, from 1996 to 1997.
In 1997, she provided the voice of Young Anastasia in the animated musical film, “Anastasia”. The same year, she starred in the political satire black comedy film, “Wag the Dog”, alongside Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman.
In 1998, she provided the voice for the titular character, Kiki, in the anime “Kiki’s Delivery Service”. This year, she also played in Sarah Kernochan’s period comedy, “All I Wanna Do”, alongside Gaby Hoffmann, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Lynn Redgrave, as a student at an all-girls boarding school in the 1960s.
In 1999, Kirsten played a teenager who becomes caught up in the Watergate scandal in the comedy film, “Dick”, alongside Michelle Williams. Moreover, she portrayed one of five disturbed teen sisters growing up in the Detroit suburbs in the late 1970s in the Sofia Coppola thriller, “The Virgin Suicides”. The same year, Kirsten appeared in the films “True Heart” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous”. She was also featured in the Savage Garden’s music video “I Knew I Loved You”.
In 2000, Kirsten Dunst played the character, Torrance Shipman, the captain of a cheerleading squad, in the comedy, “Bring It On”. In 2001, she featured in the comedy film, “Get Over It”. The same year, she also starred as Marion Davies in the historical drama, “The Cat’s Meow”, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
The next film in 2002 was the most financially lucrative movie of Kirsten’s career to date. Kirsten starred as Mary Jane Watson opposite Tobey Maguire in the superhero film, “Spider-Man”.
In 2003, Kirsten Dunst co-starred with Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, and Holly Hunter in the drama “Levity”. The same year, she also co-starred in the drama, “Mona Lisa Smile”, alongside Julia Roberts, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Julia Stiles. In 2004, she played Mary Svevo alongside Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, and Tom Wilkinson in Michel Gondry’s science fiction romantic comedy-drama, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
In 2004, Kirsten Dunst returned to her role as Mary Jane Watson in “Spider-Man 2”. In the same year, she co-starred with Paul Bettany in the romantic comedy “Wimbledon”, playing a rising tennis player.
In 2005, Kirsten starred as flight attendant, Claire Colburn, in Cameron Crowe’s romantic tragicomedy, “Elizabethtown”, alongside Orlando Bloom. The following year, she again worked with Sofia Coppola on the historical drama, “Marie Antoinette”, which was based on Antonia Fraser’s book Marie Antoinette: The Journey.
In 2007, Kirsten Dunst reprised the role of Mary Jane Watson for the third time in “Spider-Man 3”. In 2008, she played the lead alongside Simon Pegg in the comedy, “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People”, which was based on Toby Young’s memoir of the same name.
In 2010, Kirsten Dunst wrote and directed her debut short film, “Bastard”. The same year, she co-starred with Ryan Gosling in the mystery drama, “All Good Things”, that was based on the real-life of New York real estate developer Robert Durst, whose wife vanished in 1982. Also, Kirsten featured with Brian Geraghty in a short film, “The Second Bakery Attack”, directed by Carlos Cuarón and based on a short tale by Haruki Murakami.
In 2011, Kirsten co-starred with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, and Charlotte Rampling in Lars von Trier’s drama film, “Melancholia”. Moreover, Kirsten had a short appearance in the 2011 Beastie Boys music video, “Fight For Your Right Revisited”, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
In 2012, she co-starred with Jim Sturgess in Juan Diego Solanas’ science fiction love story, “Upside Down”. The same year, she co-starred with Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, and Lizzy Caplan in the romantic comedy, “Bachelorette”. Also in 2012, Kirsten Dunst played Camille Moriarty in the drama, “On the Road”, which was based on Jack Kerouac’s book of the same name.
In 2014, Kirsten Dunst starred as Colette MacFarland in “The Two Faces of January”, alongside Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac, directed by Hossein Amini. The same year, she appeared in an episode of Portlandia as a guest star and also voiced a character in Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’s eighth episode.
In 2016, Kirsten Dunst co-starred with Joel Edgerton and Michael Shannon in science fiction film, “Midnight Special”. Also the same year, she played a supporting role in the biographical drama, “Hidden Figures”, which was a loose version of the book of the same name and focused on African-American mathematicians who worked for NASA during the Space Race.
In 2017, she co-starred with Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, and Elle Fanning in the drama, “The Beguiled”, written and directed by Sofia Coppola, which marked her third collaboration with Sofia Coppola. It was the remake of Don Siegel’s 1971 film of the same name.
The next year, Kirsten Dunst acted in “Woodshock”, a psychological thriller written and directed by her friends, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who also founded the Rodarte clothing line.
In 2019, she starred in the dark comedy television series, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida”. Later in 2021, Kirsten worked with her partner, Jesse Plemons, in “The Power of the Dog”, distributed by Netflix, and given a limited theatrical release in the USA on November 17, 2021.