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Kirsten Dunst - Biography

The Spider-Man actress is a doting mother-of-two...

Kirsten Dunst - Biography
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After completing the role of Spider-Man's love interest, Mary Jane Kirsten could afford to be selective. The superhero movie took the record for the biggest debut ever when it netted $114 million in its first three days and propelled the actress into worldwide stardom. 

Film Career

Born on April 30, 1982, in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA, Kirsten is a seasoned performer. She began modeling at age three and by the time she was 12 had appeared in more than 100 commercials. After her parents' separation, Kirsten moved with her mother, Inez, a former art gallery owner, and younger brother Christian to Los Angeles in 1993. A year later The Addams Family actress Christina Ricci starred opposite Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in the hit Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Kisten Dunst smiling in a full-length photo© David M. Benett
The actress starred as Lois Lane in Spider-Man

Her stunning performance as an eternally youthful vampiress won rave reviews and earned her a Golden Globe nomination and the MTV Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. Kirsten had arrived. She followed Vampire up with a string of hit movies including 1994's Little Women, Jumanji in the following year, and Small Soldiers in 1998. She also made appearances on TV, most notably with a recurring role in ER. By the end of the decade the actress was again winning rave notices for her role as Lux Lisbon in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides and a year later confirmed her status as a Hollywood player with the lead in the comedy Bring It On. Her Spider-Man success would only add to that.

Personal Life

In July 2022 Kirsten tied the knot with her longtime partner, Jesse Plemons, after six years together. The news was originally reported by Page Six who said that the couple had quietly got married last weekend at the GoldenEye luxury resort near Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Kirsten and Jesse married last year© Kirsten Dunst and her husband Jesse on the red carpet
Kirsten and Jesse married last year

It was a long time coming for the pair who met while filming Fargo. Kirsten has previously admitted that they already call themselves "husband and wife," and they share two sons, Ennis Howard, four, and 14-month-old James Robert.  We have to get married at this point," she told The Los Angeles Times as she explained how the COVID-19 pandemic altered their plans. "It's ridiculous. We just haven't planned a wedding. I didn't want to be pregnant, get married, have a party and not be able to have fun with everybody."  Kirsten and Jesse began dating in 2016 when working on the second season of the FX series. 

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