Known to many as the young and beautiful “Lana Lang” from Warners “Smallville”, Kristin has had a long life of ups and downs in her character, as well as in her television career. From one fan to another, Enjoy.
Date of Birth
30 December 1982, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Kristin Laura Kreuk
5′ 4″ (1.63 m)
Kristin Kreuk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She attended and graduated from Eric Hamber High School. Although she did some stage work in school, she focused more on her studies. She described herself as shy and boring.
For her first professional work, she went to an open casting audition for “Edgemont” (2000), a teen-drama series aired on CBC television in Canada. She plays the role of “Laurel Yeung”. Laurel was the last main character to be cast because the casting director was having a problem finding an actress. Fortunately, for them (and us), they found Kristin just in time.
Her career was set to take off when she landed on the highly acclaimed WB television series, “Smallville” (2001). It follows the story of “Clark Kent” in his pre-Superman days in a small town of Smallville, Kansas. Kristin played the role of “Lana Lang”, Clark Kent’s object of desire before he meets “Lois Lane”.
“Smallville” (2001) proved to be a giant step for Kristin’s acting career, as she landed several interviews with several magazines, including YM (Young and Modern) and Rolling Stone. She also did a commercial for Neutrogena, popular for its skin care products.
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.
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, A Tribe Called Quest, Coldplay and Radiohead.
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” (2001).
Ranked #10 on Wizard magazine’s “Sexiest Women of TV” list (March 2008).
Her father is Dutch and her mother is Chinese meaning she is Eurasian like fellow actors Andrew Johnston, Brandon Lee, Keanu Reeves, Rob Schneider, Russell Wong, Michael Wong, and actresses Jessica Anderson, Devon Aoki, China Chow, Kelly Hu, Jaymee Ong, Maggie Q and Monica Young.
Formed “Girls By Design” with “Smallville” (2001) producer Kendra Voth, a website where teen girls can come together to explore, express, create and realize their potential together.
Actively participates in her company, “Girls By Design”, which features the writings of Sima Kumar, Kailin Gow and Tammy Lelie. Allison Mack and Caitlin Crosby have been guest contributors to “Girls By Design”.
Has appeared in TV projects with no less than five actors who have portrayed Superman. The first, obviously is her “Smallville” (2001) co-star Tom Welling. Christopher Reeve, who played the Man of Steel in Superman (1978) and its three sequels, also made two guest appearances on the show. On “Chuck” (2007) she has appeared with Brandon Routh, who took over the role in Superman Returns (2006) and Adam Baldwin who voiced the character in Superman/Doomsday (2007) (V). She also worked on “Chuck” with Ryan McPartlin, who was a contender for the role in “Superman Returns,” and last: Dean Cain who portrayed Clark Kent in “The New Adventures of Superman” (1993), also guest starred on “Smallville” for one episode.
In a relationship with Mark Hildreth.
Voted in at #8 in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Girls of 2009 poll, U.K. edition.
Ranked #28 in the 2010 FHM UK list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.
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