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Name: Kristin Kreuk  
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Date of Birth: 30th December 1982
Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Profession: Actress
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Kristin Laura Kreuk (born December 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model known for her roles on the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont and on the American television series Smallville.

Kreuk (rhymes with "Luke") was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her father, Peter Kreuk, is of Dutch ancestry and her mother, Deanna Che, is of Chinese and Indonesian ancestry; both are landscape architects. She is considered a sex symbol among her fans, primarily because of her unusual Eurasian appearance and dimples. She also has a sister, Justine Kreuk, who is five years younger.

Kristin had plan to study either psychology, environmental science, or forensic science at Simon Fraser University when a casting director for the CBC TV series Edgemont contacted Eric Hamber Secondary School, looking for an exotic-looking girl to play the part of a Chinese Canadian, Laurel Yeung on the Vancouver-shot show. Although she is not Chinese-Canadian, she is considered Eurasian. Kreuk, who had no previous acting experience other than in musicals at her high school, was convinced to audition for the role by her drama teacher. To her surprise, she won the part.

After shooting the first season of Edgemont (a teen 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 entitled Snow White: The Fairest of Them All. The film, shot in Vancouver, also starred Miranda Richardson and was directed by Caroline Thompson. It aired on ABC on March 17, 2002.

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. The series (which was slated to be shot in Vancouver) revolves around the life of teenager Clark Kent, alias Superboy. Gough and Millar called Kreuk to WB's studios in Burbank, California to audition for the role of Clark Kent's pre-Lois Lane love, Lana Lang. Originally, Kreuk was unsure about auditioning for Lana's role, as the character was to be a popular, gorgeous cheerleader and so she assumed that the part would be that of a shallow "idiot". However, upon reading the "graveyard scene" from the pilot, she was so impressed that when she was offered the role, she immediately accepted.

Kreuk has also signed on as spokesmodel for Neutrogena. She is thus following the footsteps of fellow teen stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mandy Moore in pursuing a modelling career.

In 2003, Kreuk wrapped up her role on Edgemont. In 2003, she made her first feature film role, a cameo appearance in the movie Eurotrip, starring Scott Mechlowicz and Michelle Trachtenberg. The film, shot in Prague, Czech Republic, also featured cameos by Matt Damon and Lucy Lawless. It debuted in theatres on February 20, 2004.

In the summer of 2004, Kreuk joined the cast of the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries Legend of Earthsea, starring Shawn Ashmore and Danny Glover and based on the novels by Ursula K. Le Guin. Her character, Tenar, is the pupil of High Priestess Thar of the Tombs of Atuan (played by Isabella Rossellini) and also the love interest of Ashmore's character. The two-part miniseries, filmed in Vancouver, was directed by Rob Lieberman and co-produced by Lawrence Bender of Pulp Fiction fame. It aired on December 13, 2004.

Kristin Kreuk as a child.

In early 2005, Kreuk signed on to the independent feature film Partition. She will be playing the role of Naseem, a vulnerable 17-year-old whose world is shattered by the trauma of the Partition of India in 1947, but falls in love with ex-British Indian Army officer Gian Singh (played by Jimi Mistry). Neve Campbell also stars. The film is directed by Vic Sarin and is a co-production between Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom.


Year Movie Role Other notes
2005 Partition Naseem Filming
2004 Legend of Earthsea Tenar Miniseries
2004 Eurotrip Fiona Cameo appearance
2001 Snow White Snow White Television movie
2001 Smallville Lana Lang Television Series
2000 Edgemont Laurel Yeung Television Series

Facts and stats

  • Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
  • Hair: Dark Brown
  • Ethnicity: Dutch, Chinese, Indonesian
  • Eyes: Hazel
  • Capricorn
  • Born and raised in Vancouver, BC
  • Spokesmodel for Neutrogena
  • Ranked #67 on the 2005 Maxim Hot 100 list
  • Voted #24 on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women list
  • Ranked #71 on FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, American edition [June 2002]
  • Ranked #10 on FHM's 100 Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, U.K. edition [June 2002]
  • Attended Eric Hamber Secondary School

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