Kristin Kreuk

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Kristin Kreuk

Born

12/30/1982, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Birth Name

Kristin Laura Kreuk

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Kristen Kreuk, Kristin Kruek, 234
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Born and raised in Vancouver, Kristin never thought she would be going big time. She acted in several school plays but mostly focused on her schoolwork. Kristin attended Eric Hamber High School. She never planned on becoming an actress and was planning to go to the Simon Fraser…more

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  • Trivia

    • Kristin takes Bollywood and jazz dance classes.

    • When Kristin buys an entire television series set on DVD, she attempts to watch the whole thing as fast as she can.

    • Kristin still loves children snacks such as gummy candy, string cheese, and goldfish.

    • Kristin says she is "addicted" to textiles, bangles and several different kinds of jewelry.

    • In December of 2011, Kristin threw out her neck trying to turn a sink faucet.

    • Kristin rarely wakes up in the middle of night. If she does, she says she either thinks, "What is that sound?" or "I have to go to the bathroom."

    • Kristin wishes she was better at being practical, and says her weakness is giving details with things.

    • Kristin says she wishes she had time to nurture all the relationships with others in her life.

    • Kristin's ideal "downtime" or period of chilling out includes drinking a glass of wine and sitting outside with friends.

    • In 2011, Kristin bought an apartment in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, actor Mark Hildreth.

    • Every year, Kristin takes trips to destinations all around the world with three of her closest friends.

    • In 2003, Kristin was voted #24 in FHM Men Magazine's 100 Sexiest Women list.

    • Kristin previously lived in a heritage house in Vancouver that was built in 1905.

    • Kristin has a French bulldog named Dublin.

    • Kristin says she has a defiant streak, and that she can definitely be a rebel.

    • Kristin hated Los Angeles the first time she visited the city, at age 18.

    • Kristin is an active member with Team Power Smart, an organization that promotes energy conversation.

    • Kristin is a member of the American Red Cross foundation.

    • Kristin loves Granville Island, especially the food there.

    • Kristin hates cameras.

    • Kristin landed her role in the TV series, Edgemont, at an open casting call.

    • Kristin's favorite television shows include Friends, Third Watch, and ER.

    • Kristin's favorite colors are purple and yellow.

    • In order to prepare for her role in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Kristin had to spend 5 weeks in training with the stunt coordinators.

    • Kristin is allergic to Indian food.

    • One of Kristin's pet peeves is that she is not very neat. Even when she tries to keep something clean, it always gets messy.

    • Even though Kristin is purple belt in karate, she hated it. The only reason why she took it was because her mother forced her to.

    • Kristin has never done a nude scene before and is not intending to do so in the future.

    • Kristin claims that she loves learning but she hates being graded for it. This is one of the reasons why she didn't like schools.

    • According to Kristin, she is a better listener than a speaker.

    • Kristin shares a birthday with actress Eliza Dushku and some famous athletes like Tiger Woods, NBA superstar LeBron James and former Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson.

    • Kristin was reportedly offered the lead role of Agent 99 in the movie Get Smart but didn't take it; although she has denied this in interviews.

    • Kristin is very good friends with Smallville co-star Laura Vandervoort.

    • Even though she stars on Smallville which is an adaption of the "Superman" comic books, she has never read the comic books.

    • Kristin considers herself to be very boring and shy.

    • Along with being an actor, Kristin is also a model.

    • Kristin is left-handed.

    • Kristin is 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 metres) tall. She has hazel eyes and brown hair.

    • Favorites: Books - "Wuthering Heights", "The World According to Garp", "Anne of Green Gables", "Little Women"
      Bands/Artists - Jeff Buckley, Miles Davis, A Tribe Called Quest, Fiest, Coldplay, Radiohead
      TV Shows - Friends, Third Watch, CSI, ER
      Quote - "Be the change you wish to see in the world."
      Actresses - Jodie Foster, Cate Blanchett
      Colors - Yellow, Purple
      Candy - Black Licorice
      Place to Visit - Paris
      Fish to Eat - Salmon
      Author - John Irving
      Fruit - Strawberry
      Drink - Water
      Music - Rap, Hip-Hop, and Jazz
      Movies - Princess Bride, Amelie and Being John Malkovich

    • Loves, Likes and dislikes:
      Granville islands, especially its food; listening to Rap, Hip-Hop and Jazz; long walks and good conversations; drinking wine with her friends;
      working with Johnny Depp and performing on stage. She does not like heavy metal music.

    • In her free time, she likes watching movies with friends, reading, writing, dancing, knitting and gymnastics. Whenever free, she also designs a survey, along with Allison Mack, about college students' opinions on certain topics.

    • Award Nominations:
      2002 - Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award (Female) for Smallville
      2002 - Saturn Award "Best Actress in a Television Series" for Smallville
      2003 - Saturn Award "Best Actress in a Television Series" for Smallville
      2003 - Teen Choice Award "Choice TV Actress - Drama/Action Adventure" for Smallville
      2004
      - Teen Choice Award "Choice TV Actress - Drama/Action Adventure" for Smallville
      2004
      - Saturn Award "Best Actress in a Television Series" for Smallville
      2005 - Leo Award "Feature Length Drama: Best Lead Performance by a Female" for EarthSea
      2005 - Leo Award "Youth or Children's Program or Series: Best Performance" for Edgemont, episode "Moving Day"
      2006 - Saturn Award "Best Actress in a Television Series" for Smallville
      2006 - Teen Choice Award "Choice TV Actress - Drama/Action Adventure" for Smallville
      2006
      - Teen Choice Award "TV - Choice Chemistry" for Smallville shared with Tom Welling
      2008
      - Teen Choice Award "Choice TV Actress - Drama/Action Adventure" for Smallville

    • According to Kristin, her worst habit is that she is slightly anti-social. She considers herself very lazy. Kristin has always been an attention getter.

    • According to Kristin, she has never ever been drunk. She is a non-smoker.

    • Kristin wasn't allowed to wear makeup or date until she was sixteen years old.

    • Failing in life is Kristin's greatest fear.

    • Kristin bought clothes with her first paycheck.

    • Kristin feels most comfortable when wearing jeans and a sweater.

    • Kristin's last name, Kreuk, is pronounced as Krook. Her surname is Dutch for "wrinkle" or "fold" in a material.

    • Kristin's dream role is Cate Blanchett's role in Elizabeth.

    • Kristin's dad and dad's side of the family all live in Argentina, South America. She frequently visits them for holidays and such.

    • Kristin was the first actor cast on Smallville. She was second on the audition tape and the only one taken to the studio executives for approval.

    • Kristin Kreuk has her own Lana Lang action figure.

    • Kristin Kreuk learned to ride horses while filming Snow White: The Fairest of Them All.

    • Kristin Kreuk is a member of Greenpeace, Red Cross and UNICEF. In 2003, she appeared in an infomercial for Greenpeace. She is a former member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet. Members of the cabinet help out using their talents and resources in furthering the cause of the organization.

    • Kristin Kreuk was the last member of Edgemont to be casted.

    • During high school, she practiced gymnastics, swimming, martial arts, and theater. Kristin had to quit gymnastics in high school because she has scoliosis (curvature of the spine). Apparently it is not too sever for some of the martial arts kicks she has to do. She also has a purple belt in karate.

    • List Rankings:
      2008 - No.10, Wizard Magazine's Sexiest Women of TV
      2008 - No.48, FHM UK's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2008 - No.41, FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2007 - No.47, FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2006 - nominated, FHM Australia's 100 Sexiest Women
      2006 - listed, Netscape's Top Sexy Sci-Fi Babes throughout the years
      2006 - No.46 FHM US's 100 Sexiest Women
      2006 - No.61 FHM UK's 100 Sexiest Women
      2005
      - No.28, FHM US's 100 Sexiest Women
      2005 - No.67, Maxim's Hot 100 List
      2005 - No.5, PM Media Review's Ten Sexiest Women of Television
      2005 - No.18, askmen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women
      2004 - No.1, Femme Fetale's 50 Sexiest Women of the Year
      2003 - No.7, Femme Fatale's 50 Sexiest Women
      2003 - No.3, Slovenia's National "Sexy? Who's Sexy?" Poll
      2003 - No.15, SFX Appeal's Top 20 Sexiest Women
      2003 - No.41, Maxim's Hot 100 List
      2003 - No.24, FHM US's 100 Sexiest Women
      2002 - No.71, FHM US's 100 Sexiest Girls
      2002 - No.10, FHM UK's 100 Sexiest Girls

    • Magazine Covers:
      CFQ Spotlight (USA) dated: Fall 2004
      TV Guide (USA) dated: 10th May 2003
      Vancouver (Canada) dated: September 2002
      Fashion 18 (Canada) dated: September 2002
      SFX (UK) dated: May 2002
      YM Prom (USA) dated: 2002
      Rolling Stone (Canada) dated: March 2002

    • She was a member of the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet for 2005 with Spike Lee, Julianne Moore, Heidi Klum, Marlee Matlin, Jane Seymour and others. Chaired by Sherry Lansing, the Celebrity Caninet exists to promote awareness of Red Cross services and activities worldwide.

    • She shot two Neutrogena Ads in 2004 destined for Germany and France in which she speaks in the native tongue, and the products she was endorsing immediately jumped to #1 in their consumer goods categories in those countries. She has appeared in TV commercials for Neutrogena Cosmetics from 2002 to 2005.

    • Kristin's father, Peter Kreuk, is of Dutch ancestry and her mother, Deanna Che, is of Chinese ancestry and was born in Indonesia. Kristin's nationality, however, is Canadian. Kristin's maternal grandmother is Chinese-Jamaican. Both her parents are landscape architects.

    • Originally, Kreuk was unsure about auditioning for Lana's role, as the character was to be a popular, gorgeous 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.

    • Kristin's younger sister is named Justine, who is about five years younger than her.

    • When shooting "Spell", Richard, one of the hairstylist for Smallville taught Kristin how to spit for the first scene when Isabelle spits blood on the book.

    • Kristin used a body double in the pool scene of the Smallville episode Nicodemus since she didn't believe a person (Lana) her age would be wearing lacy underwear and because she's a very modest and shy person.

    • Kristin played Naseem, a 17 year old Muslim girl in her independent movie Partition which is set after WWII. For the movie, she actually went to a Mosque to hear the women's views on honor and love and wanted to make sure she represented the women correctly and with respect.

    • In Smallville, Kristin's name was spelled incorrectly in the opening credits for episode 501. It was spelled "Kristen." In episode 502's opening credits, it was back to "Kristin."

    • Her first appearance on American TV was in 1997 in Disney Channel TV show The Weekenders.

    • Kristin donated a pair of used jeans to the National Hemophillia Foundations' Blue Jeans For Genes' auction!

    • Kristin suffers from impulsive shopping. Kristin Kreuk and Smallville co-star Allison Mack go shopping in Vancouver together on a weekly basis.

    • Kristin can't stand cameras.

    • Kristin earned $40,000 in 2001 for her role in Smallville.

    • Kreuk was in a car accident when she was only five years old.

    • Kristin is in made-for-television movie The Legend of Earthsea with Shawn Ashmore, who is a former freak of the week on Smallville (Leech & Asylum).

  • Quotes

    • Kristin: (on leaving Smallville) I was very ready to move on. TV is difficult; an hour-long show, in a leading role especially...I don't know how Tom did it for 10 years, to be honest.

    • Kristin: (on her favorite comic book movies) Ok, so there's X-men, then there's the new Superman movie. Oh! You know what? It's, of course it is, it's the most recent Batman movie. I thought they did a really great job with that film and really explored some icky concepts of around the aspects of "evil" and how that happens. I thought that was really well done and I'm excited for the next one!

    • Kristin: (on Beauty and the Beast co-star Jay Ryan when he is in full make-up) Actually it's really uncomfortable to look at him when he's in full make-up because I can't see Jay. He disappears a little bit. I'm like "Where are you in there?"

    • Kristin: I was walking in a jungle in Costa Rica when a big ape charged me. He ran at me through the woods. I ran away screaming in the opposite direction.

    • Kristin: (About the weirdest thing she has done on Smallville): I became a vampire and had to wear fangs and do cheesy vampire moves. Then I got covered in fake blood and goo. That was uncomfortable.

    • Kristin: (On how she got involved with her role in "Eurotrip") Eurotrip was just a two-second part with Matt Damon. All I did was dance. I went out to Prague. I shot for two days, and I was there for eight or ten more, just putzing around the city and enjoying myself. Eurotrip was fun.

    • Kristin: I'm not very good at making casual conversation at a party, so taking an interaction and building on it is a skill I've started to build in a film environment. I was always too scared. I'd freak myself out and never go out at all.

    • Kristin: In high school, I was the biggest procrastinator in the world. I had good intentions, but they didn't always work out.

    • Kristin: I wasn't a comic book girl. I was an Anne of Green Gables and Nancy Drew girl.

    • Kristin: I was one of those kids who wanted to do everything, I wanted to be a marine biologist, an actress, a writer, an environmentalist, an activist.

    • Kristin: I spill water on myself all the time at nice restaurants. I've run into poles and knocked myself out.

    • Kristin: Since I was a kid, I've been telling everyone about the rain forest and how it's being destroyed.

    • Kristin: (About doing the Smallville pilot at first) When I filmed the pilot, I thought it was a quality show with a good cast, but I had no expectations. I just hoped people would connect with it because there's a lot of heart.

    • Kristin: I honestly would just love to fly. I really, really would. I've wanted to since I was a kid.

    • Kristin: I get uncomfortable in large groups of people and loud music.

    • Kristin: I think the education I've had as an actor I would never have had at university.

    • Kristin: I like to travel normally. I don't want to do anything too fancy. A lot of celebrities travel with a lot of money and can separate themselves from everybody else. I don't want to have to do that, but I understand now why people would get to the place where they're all weird and they can't talk to anybody, and fly first-class everywhere. I don't mind when people come up and talk, you know, it's just when people freak out it's hard to deal with.

    • Kristin: I did gymnastics when I was growing up and to this day I can still do the splits.

    • Kristin: 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.

    • Kristin: I only did theater in high school, and I loved it so much; yeah, I must tell you I loved being on stage. Oddly enough, I'm actually a little intimidated by it now because I know some really great stage actors who are so wonderful and it just freaks me out. But I'd love to eventually get back on stage.

    • Kristin: (About her favorite episodes on Smallville) I like a lot of the Lex-centric episodes. I think Michael [Rosenbaum] did a great job with "Shattered."

    • Kristin: (When asked if she likes skiing) I'm kind of lazy that way. I like to go up to Whistler, but I haven't skied in years.

    • Kristin: (About being a sex symbol for her fans) I kind of ignore it. I kind of don't pay attention to it. It's not me. That's that person and I'm this person.

    • Kristin: (About her interest in science fiction and fantasy genre.) My sister was actually more of the sci-fi/fantasy person. I wasn't into it as much, although I think it allows you to tell really great family stories and go into your childhood and access your imagination. That's what's really great about sci-fi/fantasy.

    • Kristin: (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.

    • Kristin: It's not that easy to find someone I can relate too. I'm tough to crack because I'm shy.

    • Kristin: (on who on the set of "Smallville" plays practical jokes) The boys definitely play more practical jokes on one another more than anyone else; the boys as in Tom and Michael. And they do it a lot!

    • Kristin: I love Vancouver so much. It's the most beautiful city. I love the mountains and when the sun is out, it makes up for all the rain.

    • Kristin: I think it's fun when you've been working on a show for a while to play something that is opposite to the character you've been portraying.

    • Kristin: 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.

    • Kristin: 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.

    • Kristin: 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.

    • Kristin: 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.

    • Kristin: If I like it, I'll buy it, pure impulse shopping.

    • Kristin: 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.

    • Kristin: Just because I don't do bad things doesn't mean I don't have bad thoughts.

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