Dec. 30th, 1982
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Kristin Kreuk's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
2007 - Partition
2004 - EuroTrip
Guest TV Roles[Complete List]
Kristin Laura Kreuk (born December 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress and film producer, best known for her roles as Lana Lang in the Superman-inspired television series Smallville. She has also starred in movies such as Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.
Kreuk was born and raised in Vancouver B.C., Kreuk never thought she'd be going big time. She acted in several school plays but mostly focused on her schoolwork. Fate came calling her senior year of high school when the casting director of a new TV series, Edgemont (2000), sent a fax to her school. They wanted an exotic looking girl to play the part of Laurel. It was her first professional audition and she landed the part.
After filming the first season of Edgemont (a teenage soap opera set at a Vancouver-area high school) and getting herself an agent, Kreuk landed the lead role of Snow White in a TV movie titled Snow White: The Fairest of Them All. The film, shot in Vancouver, also starred 'Miranda Richardson' as the Queen Elspeth, Snow White's evil stepmother, and was directed by 'Caroline Thompson'. It aired on ABC, and later released on DVD, in 2002. In 2003, Kreuk ended her role on Edgemont.
After Snow White, Kreuk's agent sent an audition tape to screenwriters 'Alfred Gough' and 'Miles Millar', who at the time were putting together the cast of a show they had created for the WB Network entitled Smallville (2001). The series, which was slated to be shot in Vancouver, revolves around the life of teenager Clark Kent before he becomes Superman. Gough and Millar called Kreuk to WB's studios in Burbank, California to audition for the role of Clark Kent's first love, Lana Lang. She was the first cast for the show. After seven seasons, Kreuk left Smallville in the beginning of 2008, when her character leaves town. She returned as a guest star in the show's season eight for five episodes to conclude her storyline.
Kreuk appeared in the 2004 comedy film Eurotrip, playing the unfaithful girlfriend of the protagonist character. In mid-2004, Kreuk took the role of Tenar for the Sci Fi Channel two-part miniseries Legend of Earthsea. The miniseries was filmed in Vancouver, directed by 'Rob Lieberman' and broadcast on December 13, 2004.
Neutrogena made her the spokesmodel for their new worldwide advertising campaign. In this role, Kreuk followed in the footsteps of fellow teen stars such as 'Jennifer Love Hewitt' and 'Mandy Moore'. In 2005, she renewed her contract with Neutrogena for another two years, making her the company's longest-serving model spokesperson.
In 2009, Kristin Kreuk signed on for a multi-episode arc in season three of Chuck. She played Hannah, a computer troubleshooter who joins the Buy More Nerd Herd after being laid off from her previous job.
In early 2010, Kreuk signed onto the Japanese horror film Vampire. In 2010, Kreuk also starred in the music video "I Heard" by musician 'Hill Zaini'. She portrayed Ben Hur's sister Tirzah in the TV movie Ben Hur (2010), which aired in Canada and later on ABC in the United States.
Kreuk stars as Heather in the 2011 film, Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy, based on Irvine Welsh's novel. She also stars as Tilda in the 2012 sci-fi comedy film Space Milkshake.
In February 2012, Kreuk was announced as the lead female character in The CW's reboot of Beauty & the Beast, which was picked up on May 11, 2012, and started airing in Fall 2012.
Kristin has a tight knit group of friends, and, in her spare time, enjoys spending time with them and reading. Because it rains so much in Vancouver, she and her Smallville (2001) co-star 'Allison Mack' often swap books or have a 'Woody Allen' marathon.
Kreuk currently resides in Toronto for the shooting of Beauty & the Beast. When not acting she resides in her hometown Vancouver with her French bulldog Dublin.
- (June 2002) Voted in at #10 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, U.K. edition.
- Her surname "kreuk" is Dutch for a "wrinkle" or "fold" in a material (textiles in particular).
- Her favorite shows are _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv), _"Third Watch" (1999)_ (qv), _"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000)_ (qv), and _"ER" (1994)_ (qv).
- Does not smoke.
- Her favourite bandsartists are: Jeff Buckley, Miles Davis, Tribe called quest, Coldplay and Radiohead.
- Her father is Dutch and her mother is Chinese.
- Admires 'Cate Blanchett' (qv) and 'Jodie Foster' (qv).
- Is the latest Neutrogena model, following in 'Jennifer Love Hewitt' (qv) and 'Mandy Moore (II)' (qv)'s footsteps.