About Kristen Kreuk
Canadian actress, Kristin Laura Kreuk, part Dutch and part Indonesian Chinese by ethnicity, was born on December 30, 1982. Kristin is famous for her roles in Canadian teen soap series, Edgemont and American hit superman series, Smallville. Kristin was born in Vancouver, British Columbia to her landscape architect parents, followed by a sister, Justine Kreuk, five years later. Kristin took up high school gymnastics, discontinuing the activity in the eleventh grade due to scoliosis. Her studies forayed into varied subjects including psychology, the environmental sciences, and forensic science at the Simon Fraser University. The plan for majoring in either subject was dropped when she was offered the role of an exotic-looking Chinese Canadian, Laurel Yeung on the CBC TV series Edgemont. Following the success of the first season of Edgemont, Kreuk was offered the role of Snow White in Snow White: The Fairest of Them All, a television movie aired on March 17, 2002. Her role as Lana Lang came through after screenwriters Alfred Gough and Miles Millar viewed a sample of her acting talents. The show Smallville, portrays Kristin as the love of Superman alias Clark Kent in his teenage years. After the discontinuation of her role on Edgemont in 2003, her career moved on with yet another fantasy role as the character, Tenar, in the two-part mini-series Legend of Earthsea, as the pupil of High Priestess Thar of the Tombs of Atuan, enacted by the formidable actress, Isabella Rossellini. The show, based on the novels penned by Ursula K. Le Guin, was aired on December 13, 2004 on the Sci Fi Channel. Prior to the mini-series, she also appeared in a cameo role for the film, Eurotrip, released on February 20, 2004. In a recently launched project, titled Partition, Kreuk plays the role of seventeen year old Naseem, living it out during the traumatic 1947 Partition of India. She stars opposite Jimi Mistry who plays her love interest, an ex-British Indian Army officer 'Gian Singh' and Neve Campell. The film co-produced by Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom, is directed by Vic Sarin, slated for release by November 2006.