Date Of Birth:
30 April 1982
Place Of Birth:
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Kirsten Dunst is known to mainstream movie audiences as Mary Jane in the 2002 super-hero flick Spider-Man. She reprised the role in the sequels Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007); all three movies starred Tobey Maguire as the web-spinner. Dunst was only seven when she made her movie debut in the Woody Allen-directed portion of the trilogy New York Stories (1989). She then made her mark as a young up-and-comer by playing the creepy tot Claudia in Interview With the Vampire (1992, with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt). As the century turned, she was suddenly all grown up in a raft of movies including the drama The Virgin Suicides (2000, directed by Sofia Coppola), the battle-of-the-cheerleaders comedy Bring It On (2000, with Gabrielle Union), the high school romance Get Over It (2001), the oddball feature Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, starring Jim Carrey), and the title role in the 2006 Sofia Coppola film Marie Antoinette. She surprised audiences with a winning turn as a wife in over her head in the TV series Fargo (2015), where she co-starred with Jesse Plemons. They became a couple in real life in 2017. They played husband and wife again in Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog (2021), and both were nominated for Oscars in supporting roles.
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