Kristin Kreuk Biography
Birth Name - Kristin Laura Kreuk
Date of Birth - 30 December 1982
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height - 5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Born and raised in Vancouver B.C., Kristin 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. Since then, she continues to star in the Canadian series while filming "Smallville" (2001). Lucky for her, both shows are filmed in Vancouver! In 2002, she became the newest spokesperson for Neutrogena and started an advertising campaign with them.
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.
More information on Kristin Kreuk
Attended Eric Hamber High School.
Was initally planning to go to university for psychology or environmental studies.
Was the last member to be cast for "Edgemont" (2000). The "Edgemont" (2000) casting director sent a fax to all the high schools in British Columbia for an "exotic" looking girl to play the part of Laurel.
Voted in at #10 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, U.K. edition. [June 2002]
Came in at #71 in FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, American edition. [June 2002]
Voted #24 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women list .
Had never worked professionally as an actress before "Edgemont" (2000) (but had done stage work).
Is the latest Neutrogena model, following in Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mandy Moore's footsteps.
Femme Fatales (January/February 2005). She is #1 on their 50 Sexiest Women of the Year list.
Named #67 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list.
#18 on askmen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women in 2005
Her younger sister's name is Justine. Her father, Peter Kreuk, is of Dutch ancestry and her mother, Deanna Che, is of Chinese ancestry but born in Indonesia; both are landscape architects.
Growing up she did gymnastics, swimming, martial arts, and theater (in high school).
Has a purple belt in karate.
Does not smoke.
Her favorite shows are "Friends" (1994), "Third Watch" (1999), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), and "ER" (1994).
Admires Cate Blanchett and Jodie Foster.
Named #28 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Her surname "kreuk" is Dutch for a "wrinkle" or "fold" in a material (textiles in particular).
Named #46 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Proud member of Greenpeace, Red Cross and UNICEF.
Her favourite bands \ artists are: Jeff Buckley, Miles Davis, Tribe called quest, Coldplay and Radio Head.
Has her own Lana Lang action figure.
Favorite books are: Wuthering Heights, The World According to Garp, Anne of Green Gables and Little Women.
Favourite singers are: Fiest and Jeff Buckley.
Favorite author is John Irving.
Favourite drink is water.
Favourite music styles are: Rap, Hip-Hop, and Jazz.
Her hobbies include movies with friends, reading, writing, dancing, knitting, and gymnastics.
Was first to be cast on "Smallville".
Ethnicity: Eurasian like fellow actresses Kelly Hu, Vanessa Anne Hudgens', Jessica Anderson, Devon Aoki, Moon Bloodgood, China Chow, Kristin Kreuk, Jaymee Ong, Maggie Q, Nicole Scherzinger, Monica Young and actors Anthony Begonia, Andrew Johnston, Brandon Lee, Keanu Reeves, Rob Schneider, Russell Wong and Michael Wong.
Personal quotes from Kristin Kreuk
"Sometimes I love acting but then sometimes I think it's too much for me. And I don't know if it is something that I could do for the rest of my life."
On keeping herself looking beautiful: "My skin is a little sensitive, so I try not to use too many products. After work I'll just clean it with Neutrogena Deep Clean facial cleanser and put on a bit of lotion like Aveda Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme or a moisturizer by Kiehl's. I don't always use the same one. After a while my skin starts to get annoyed with one, and then I've got to move on to another."
"I'm not surrounded by the business. That makes all the difference in the world, 'cause it's so easy to get caught up in it. If you were living in L.A., it'd be like 'Bull----, bull----, bull----... you're this, you're that, you're wonderful, get caught up in this tornado, get caught up, get caught up, get caught up, and the minute it's all gone, you fall and you've got no one to catch you because you let yourself get swept away, when it's all 'Pouff!' And it's all made up and none of it's grounded or real."
"Someday I'd like to do some real traveling. I'm obsessed with Brazil and I've always had this dream of backpacking through South America."
"I never dreamed of being an actor, but I'm beginning to love it more and more because I like challenging myself. When I feel like I'm not learning or having fun anymore, then I'll stop."
"Just because I don't do bad things doesn't mean I don't have bad thoughts."
"I really don't use that much make up - I'm pretty natural. I wear even less of it in the summer."
"I love having messy hair. I put in a lot of effort to have it look as messy as possible."
"Sometimes I love acting, but then sometimes I think it's too much for me. And I don't know if it is something that I could do for the rest of my life."
"I wanted to be a forensic scientist for a long time... It's like putting the pieces of a puzzle together. Solving mysteries seemed like it would be fun, scary and exciting all at the same time."
"I'd rather walk than drive a car. In Vancouver, where I am from, you can get to just about anywhere you need to go on foot. Even if it's raining I'll go out for a stroll. I just love that."
"It's not that easy to find someone I can relate too. I'm tough to crack because I'm shy."
On her favourite music styles: "Basically I listen to just about everything except heavy metal."
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
"If I like it, I'll buy it; pure impulse shopping."
"I did gymnastics when I was growing up and to this day I can still do the splits."
Kristin Kreuk Filmography
"Smallville" .... Lana Lang / ... (141 episodes, 2001-2007)
... aka Smallville Beginnings (USA: rerun title)
... aka Smallville: Superman the Early Years (UK: promotional title)
- Wrath (2007) TV Episode .... Lana Lang
- Lara (2007) TV Episode .... Lana Lang
- Action (2007) TV Episode .... Lana Lang
- Cure (2007) TV Episode .... Lana Lang
- Fierce (2007) TV Episode .... Lana Lang
Partition (2007) .... Naseem Khan
"Edgemont" .... Laurel Yeung (68 episodes, 2001-2005)
- The Morning After the Night Before: Part 2 (2005) TV Episode .... Laurel Yeung
- The Morning After the Night Before: Part 1 (2005) TV Episode .... Laurel Yeung
- Moving Day (2005) TV Episode .... Laurel Yeung
- Lines in the Sand (2005) TV Episode .... Laurel Yeung
- Come on Home to My Place (2005) TV Episode .... Laurel Yeung
Earthsea (2004) (TV) .... Tenar
... aka Legend of Earthsea (USA: promotional title)
EuroTrip (2004) .... Fiona
Snow White (2001) (TV) .... Snow White
... aka Blanche-Neige (Canada: French title)
... aka Snow White: The Fairest of Them All (USA)
"Canada A.M." .... Herself (1 episode, 2007)
... aka Canada A.M. Weekend (Canada: English title: weekend title)
- Episode dated 16 January 2007 (2007) TV Episode .... Herself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards (2006) (TV) .... Nominee
TV Guide CloseUp: Behind the Scenes of 'Smallville' (2004) (TV) .... Herself
'Smallville' Backstage Special (2004) (TV) .... Herself
The Teen Choice Awards 2004 (2004) (TV) .... Herself
Eurotrip: The Making of 'Eurotrip' (2004) (V) .... Herself
"T4" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
- Episode dated 4 April 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
... aka Late Night with Conan O'Brien (Australia)
- Episode dated 22 January 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
"Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" .... Herself (1 episode, 2003)
... aka Live with Regis (USA: new title)
... aka Live with Regis & Kelly (USA: new title)
- Episode dated 29 September 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself
The Teen Choice Awards 2002 (2002) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter
Superman: The Early Years (Behind the Scenes of Smallville) (2002) (TV) .... Herself
"Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles"
- 33.1 (2006) TV Episode .... Lana Lang