Kirsten Dunst Biography, Husband, Family, Net Worth and Awards

Kirsten Dunst Biography

 Kirsten Dunst, born Kirsten Caroline Dunst, is an American actress. She first played a part in the 1989 film New York Stories in the segment Oedipus Wrecks. At age 12, she played in the film Interview With a Vampire, her role here gained her great renown and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. 

Over the years, she has garnered a Critics’ Choice Television Award; a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Kirsten Dunst Age / How Old Is Kirsten Dunst

She was born on the 30th of April 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. As of 2018, she is 36 years old.

Kirsten Dunst Height / How Tall Is Kirsten Dunst

She stands at a height of 5ft 7 (1.70m).

Kirsten Dunst Family

She was born to Klaus Hermann Dunst and Inez Rupprecht. Alongside her was one younger brother, Christian. Her father was a medical services executive at Siemens whereas her mother was an artist and flight attendant.

Kirsten Dunst Husband / Boyfriend / Dating

She first dated Jake Gyllenhaal, an actor, in 2002 and separated in 2004.  She moved on to Johnny Borrell, the Razorlight frontman, in 2007. She then dated Garrett Hedlund in 2012. They stayed together for four years until they separated in 2016. That same year, she started dating Jesse Plemons. The couple got engaged in 2018 and had their son, Ennis Howard Plemons, on May 3, 2018.

Kirsten Dunst Career

She began her career when she was three, modeling on television commercials. Her first film came as Oedipus Wrecks, released as a third of the 1989 film New York Stories. After that, she performed in the film The Bonfire of the Vanities in 1990. Three years later, she played in the film Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 1994, she played alongside Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in the film Interview With The Vampire. Her performance was greatly praised despite the mixed reviews the film received.

That same movie earned her an MTV award for Best Breakthrough Performance, the Saturn Award for Best Young Actress, and her first Golden Globe Award nomination. In that same year, she played in the film Little Women. Her performance was also considered exceptional. A year later, she co-starred in the film Jumanji. In 1996-97, she played in the third season of E.R.

In 1997, she voiced Anastasia in the animated film Anastasia and appeared in the comedy Wag The Dog. In 1998, she voiced Kiki in the Japanese anime movie Kiki’s Delivery Service. In 1999, she turned down the offer to play the role of Angela in the film American Beauty because she was not yet mature enough to deal with the film’s suggestive sexual scenes. later in that year, she co-starred in the film Dick with Michelle Williams.

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Still, in 1999, she starred in the film The Virgin Suicides. In 2000, she starred in Bring It On. She received a lot of praise for her performance in this. In 2001, she went on and played in ‘Get Over It’ and later ‘The Cat’s Meow’. These performances kept receiving good reviews from various well-known critics and magazines.

In 2002, she starred in her most successful film to date, Spider-Man, beside Tobey Maguire. The film was a commercial and critical success. Her performance was greatly praised. After that, she played in Levity and Mona Lisa Smile in 2003. The films were both not successful. The year after that, she played in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. The film received a lot of positive reviews.

In 2004, she replayed her role in the follow-up of Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2. The film was also a great success. That same year, she played in Wimbledon, which received mixed reviews, however, her performance received great praise. In 2005, she starred in Elizabethtown. The film was considered a box office disappointment. The year after that, she played in the film, Marie Antoinette. In 2007, she again replayed her role in Spider-Man 3, which received mixed reviews. Despite this, the film was a commercial success.

In 2008, she starred in How To Lose People and Alienate People based on former vanity fair. She made her first screenwriting and directorial role in the film Bastard in 2010. Later that year, she co-starred in the film All Good Things alongside Ryan Gosling. A year later, she starred in Melancholia. The film received a lot of positive reviews. Her performance received praise from many people. This performance also earned her the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Best Actress Award from the U.S. National Society of Film Critics.

In 2012, she starred in Upside Down, besides Jim Sturgess, Bachelorette and On The Road. She also made a cameo appearance in the 2011 film, Fight For Your Right Revisited. In 2015, she played in the Fargo’s second season and earned a nomination to a Golden Globe for her performance. The year after that, she played in Midnight Special with Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton.

In 2017, she starred in the drama The Beguiled. The film is a remake of Don Siegel’s original 1971 film. That same year, she starred in Woodshock.In October 2015, Dunst said that she was co-writing and set to direct a film adaptation of a novel. In July 2016, it was announced that Dunst would be making her feature film directorial debut with an adaptation of the novel ‘The Bell Jar’, with Dakota Fanning in the lead role. Dunst will next star in the upcoming YouTube Premium dark comedy series, On Becoming a God in Central Florida. Filming began in October 2018.

Kirsten Dunst Singing

Dunst made her first song in the comedy film Get Over It, performing two songs written by Marc Shaiman. She recorded Henry Creamer and Turner Layton’s jazz standard “After You’ve Gone” that was used in the end credits of The Cat’s Meow. In Spider-Man 3, she sang two songs as Mary Jane, one during a Broadway performance, and one as a singing waitress in a jazz club. She had recorded the songs earlier and lip-synced while filming.

She appeared in the music videos for Savage Garden’s I Knew I Loved You, Beastie Boys Make Some Noise and R.E.M.’s We All Go Back to Where We Belong and she sang two tracks This Old Machine and Summer Day on Jason Schwartzman’s album Nighttiming. In 2007, Dunst stated she had no plans to release albums, saying she believes it works better when singers are in movies.

Dunst starred as the magical princess Majokko in Akihabara Majokko Princess singing a cover of The Vapors’ 1980 song Turning Japanese. This was shown at the Pop Life exhibition in London’s Tate Modern museum from October 1, 2009, to January 17, 2010. It shows Dunst prancing around Akihabara, a crowded shopping district in Tokyo, Japan.


Kirsten Dunst Film / Filmography / Movies





The Beguiled

Edwina Dabney




Midnight Special


Hidden Figures

Vivian Mitchell


The Two Faces of January

Collette Macfarland


Kirsten Dunst


The Bling Ring


Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

El Trousias Maiden of the Clouds



Regan Crawford

Heroes & Demons

On the Road

Camille Moriarty

Upside Down



Fight for Your Right Revisited

Metal Chick

Touch of Evil

The Siren




All Good Things

Katie Marks (Katherine McCarthy)

The Second Bakery Attack



How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Alison Olsen


Spider-Man 3

Mary Jane “M.J.” Watson


Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette



Claire Colburn


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Mary Svevo

Spider-Man 2

Mary Jane “M.J.” Watson


Lizzie Bradbury



Sofia Mellinger

Kaena: The Prophecy


Mona Lisa Smile

Betty Warren



Mary Jane “M.J.” Watson


Get Over It

Kelly Woods


Nicole Oakley

The Cat’s Meow

Marion Davies

Lover’s Prayer



The Crow: Salvation

Erin Randall


Lidda Doyles

Bring It On

Torrance Shipman




True Heart


Drop Dead Gorgeous

Amber Atkins

The Virgin Suicides

Lux Lisbon


Betsy Jobs


Kiki’s Delivery Service


Small Soldiers

Christy Fimple


Verena von Stefan

The Animated Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Becky Thatcher



Young Anastasia

Wag the Dog

Tracy Lime


Mother Night

Young Resi Noth



Judy Shepherd




Interview with the Vampire


Little Women

Younger Amy March

The Mystery of the Third Planet

Alice Selezneva


High Strung

Young Girl


The Bonfire of the Vanities

Campbell McCoy


New York Stories

Lisa’s Daughter

Kirsten Dunst Television





On Becoming a God in Central Florida

Krystal Gill


Drunk History

Agatha Christie


Black Mirror

Callister Employee



Peggy Blumquist


Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Cecilia Payne (voice)




Saturday Night Live

Herself (host)


The Devil’s Arithmetic

Hannah Stern


Stories from My Childhood

Alice / Ivett (voices)

Fifteen and Pregnant

Tina Spangler


The Outer Limits

Joyce Taylor



Tower of Terror

Anna Petterson


The Siege at Ruby Ridge

Sara Weaver

Touched by an Angel

Amy Ann McCoy



Charlie Chiemingo


Darkness Before Dawn

Sandra Guard (Age 8)


Kitten Margolis

Star Trek: The Next Generation


Kirsten Dunst Weight

The most recent information on her weight put her at about 54kg (119 lbs).

Kirsten Dunst Net Worth

Over her career, she has accumulated an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Watching Then-Girlfriend Kirsten Dunst Eat a Salad Is Still the Best Photo on the Internet

How They Met: Jake and Kirsten were introduced through the former’s sister, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who co-starred alongside Dunst in Mona Lisa Smile. They began dating soon after, in 2002.

Why We Loved Them: They were just two kids in love (er, maybe), making questionable decisions and moving far too fast. Both were in their early 20s when they began dating, soon after which they moved in together and adopted a German Shepherd named Atticus. When they split in 2004, Gyllenhaal retained custody of the dog. Atticus passed away in 2015 after more than a decade of being a Very Good Boy.

When They Peaked: In the summer of 2003, Kirsten and Jake went for lunch in London. She ordered a salad; he ordered soup. Perhaps it was the cranberry-hued liquor they sipped or the fact that she was 21-year-old American royalty abroad and truly don’t care, but Kirsten chose this moment to experiment with eating her salad sans fork. Jake was either disgusted or enamored with this bold show of culinary rebellion and watched her intently. This is their legacy:

The Breakup: In an interview with since-shuttered British tabloid News of the World, Kirsten reportedly explained that their split came out of radically different lifestyle preferences. “He’s a stay-at-home boy and I’m an out-on-the-town girl,” she said.

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