Kirsten Carolene Dunst Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Sep 08, 2022 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
Edited by Aubree Mosby
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Kristen Dunst, 39 as of 2022, has a total net worth of $25 million. Read on to find out more.
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About Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst is a popular American actress, model, and singer.
Kristen Dunst is originally from Point pleasant and is of Swedish and German heritage. Her education was completed at Ranney School in Tinton Falls, New Jersey during her youth.
Kristen Dunst was fortunate enough to grow up with parents influenced by models at the very young age of three. Her first short film, 'Oedipus Wrecks', by Woody Allen, was done at the age of at six. Dunst boosted her career after appearing opposite Tobey Maguire as Mary Jane Watson in 'Spiderman' in 2002.
Kirsten Dunst's birth was in New Jersey, USA. She had dual citizenship as her father was German, and her mother was American. In 1993, she moved to Los Angeles with her brother and mother after her parents separated.
Kristen Dunst began her fashion career at three years old as a model in advertisements. She was featured in a comedy movie, 'Bring It On', where she played Torrance Shipman in 2000. Her historical Drama, 'Cats Meow,' was also hilarious.
Kristen Dunst's maiden name is Kirsten Caroline Dunst. She has clinched various accolades to her credit, including a 'Best Actress' Cannes Film Festival award. Dunst earned a nomination for an Academy award, an Emmy award, and four awards at the Golden Globes for 'Best-Supporting Actress'. Read on to learn more about the accomplishments of Kirsten Dunst.

Kirsten Dunst Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is Kirsten Dunst's net worth?

Kirsten Dunst's net worth is currently $25 million. Dunst's career and achievements were non-stoppable as she started acting. She earned through her roles in films. Some reports say that for her role as Mary Jane Watson in 'Spiderman 2', she earned $7 million and $10 million for 'Spiderman 3'. After her role in 'Spider-Man' with Tobey Maguire, she became a household name.

How much does Kirsten Dunst earn per year?

Kristen Dunst earns $4.13 million per year.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

She has dark brown eyes, brown hair, and is fair-complexioned.

How tall is Kirsten Dunst?

Kirsten Dunst is 5.58 ft (170 cm) tall.

How old is Kirsten Dunst?

Kirsten Dunst is 39 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Kirsten Dunst went to Ranney School in Tinton, and later, after her parents separated, moved to Los Angeles with her brother and mother. She joined Notre Dame High School and Laurel Hall School. She was also famous as a child fashion model in television commercials from the age of three. Her best performances include 'Spider-Man', 'Marie Antoinette', 'The Virgin Suicides', and 'Melancholia'.
At the age of six, Kirsten Dunst's acting debut started with Woody Allen's short film 'Oedipus Wrecks.' Later, Kirsten Dunst took up various roles throughout her acting career.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who are Kirsten Dunst's parents?

Kirsten Dunst is the daughter of Inez Dunst and Klaus Hermann Dunst. Her father is German, and her mother is American with German- Swedish descent. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst. After her parents separated, she moved to Los Angeles with her brother and mother.

Who has Kirsten Dunst previously dated?

Dunst dated actor Jake Gyllenhaal From 2002-2004. In 2007, she dated Johnny Borrell. Some say that she briefly dated Toby Maguire, but they are just good friends now. Later, from 2012-2016, she was in a relationship with Garett John Hedlund, her co-star of 'On The Road,' and they were engaged for a short time before breaking up. After the breakup, she began a relationship with Jesse Plemons of 'Fargo' in 2016 and became engaged in 2017. On May 3, 2018, their first son was born. In May 2021, she gave birth to her second son.

Who is Kirsten Dunst dating?

In 2016, Dunst began dating Jesse Plemons, and the two soon became engaged. The couple shares two sons and is now thinking of marriage. Jesse Plemons is Kirsten Dunst's current partner.

Career And Professional Highlights

Kristen Dunst is an American actress who began her career at the age of three as a fashion model in television commercials. Her breakthrough came in a horror film,' Interview With A Vampire', opposite Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in 1994. In 2019, she played Krystal Stubbs on 'Becoming A God In Central Florida' on the Showtime series. Dunst clinched the 'Best Actress' award at the Cannes Film Festival and was a nominee for 'Supporting Actress' at the Oscars. Dunst made her directorial and screenwriting debut with her short film, 'Bastard', that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010.
The biographical drama 'Hidden Figures,' Sophia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring,' 'The Beguiled,' 'The Two Faces,' 'Midnight Special,' 'Woodshock,' 'The Psychological Thriller,' and 'Spiderman' brought her household fame. In 1997, she acted opposite Robert De Niro in a political satire.
Kirsten Dunst's singing debut was in the comedy film 'Get Over It' written by Marc Shaiman. In 2006, she starred with Sofia Coppola as a lead character in 'Marie Antoinette.' In 2011, she did the drama film 'Melancholia', where she played the role of a depressed woman. She became very famous when she played Mary Jane Watson's character in 'Spiderman 2' in 2004.

Best Known For...

Kirsten is best known for her acting skills. Dunst is also appreciated for her singing talent and her melodious voice. She first sang in the comedy film 'Get Over It'. She performed two songs by Marc Shaiman. She appeared in the Savage Gardens music videos. She has also received many compliments from the media on her scripting. 
Kirsten was best known for her films such as 'Spiderman,' 'An Interview With The Vampire,' 'Melancholia,' 'Jumanji,' 'Anastasia,' 'The Virgin Suicides, 'The Village Voice,' 'Get Over It,' The Cat's Meow,' 'Bachelorette,' 'The Beguiled,' The Power Of Dog', and many more to her credit.

Charity Work

Dunst supports the Cancer Foundation and the Childrens' Aids Foundation. She helped promote and design a necklace whose sales profit went to the foundation that supported breast cancer awareness. She also participated in various fundraising programs that seek to combat cancer in 2008.

What awards has Kirsten Dunst won?

Kirsten Dunst, the American actress, has received many awards to her credit. They include the Cannes Film Festival 'Best Actress' award, a Golden Globe nomination, an Academy award for her 'Best-Supporting Actress' nomination, a Screen Actors Guild award for 'Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture', a Critics Choice award for 'Best Actress in Comedy Movies', two Satellite awards, and two Saturn awards.

Kirsten Dunst's Hobbies And Interests

Apart from being an actress, Kirsten Dunst had an interest in being a television star, getting into modeling, scripting, directing, and social activities like conducting charity shows for the sick and the needy.

Other Interesting Kirsten Dunst Facts And Trivia

  • Kirsten Dunst's fantasy adventure film,' Jumanji', was a great financial success and grossed $262 million worldwide.
  • Kirsten's most financially successful movie is the superhero film 'Spiderman.'
  • In the movie 'Interview With The Vampire', Ms. Dunst's role as the baby bloodsucker was so effective that she was called 'the little vamp with a big future.'
  • In 2011, she acquired dual U.S. and German citizenship, which enabled her to film in Europe. 
  • Kristen Dunst refused to fix her teeth though she was asked to do so for her role in 'Spiderman'.
  • Drew Barrymore's net worth is $125 million, and Julia Roberts's net worth is $250 million as compared to Kristen Dunst's net worth, which is $25 million.
  • Kristen Dunst was 21 years old in 'Spiderman 2.'
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Kirsten Carolene Dunst Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

New Jersey



170 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Child Star?



Actress, Singer


Notre Dame

Net Worth



Jesse Plemons


Klaus Dunst, Inez Rupprecht


Christian Dunst

Annual Earnings

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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