Kristin Laura Kreuk was born December 30th, 1982, in Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada. The easy-going daughter of a Dutch father and Chinese
mother, both of whom are landscape architects, Kristin led a regular life prior
to stardom. She proceeded through her schooling as an unassuming yet attention-getting
She enjoyed acting classes, but was not serious
about the trade. That is, until a casting director faxed her (and every British
Columbian) high school about a casting call for the CBC series Edgemont. Kreuk
entered and "got lucky," as she says; suddenly, she was a television
not resting on her laurel
Edgemont is filmed in Vancouver, Kreuk stayed at her parents' house as her star
rose. Her character, Laurel Yeung, is the mysterious pretty girl from out of town,
and she is one of the favorites on the Canadian semi-melodrama, which can also
be seen on the FOX Family Channel.
Not to be deterred by
the pressures of success and hard work, Kreuk attended another audition for a
Vancouver-based television program: the WB series Smallville, which focuses on
the young life of comic book hero Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent. Kreuk
was cast as Lana Lang, the gorgeous, popular cheerleader-type girl who precedes
Superman's long-time love, Lois Lane. Since taking on another popular show, Kristin
has done nothing but flex her unfaltering acting muscle.
Shooting two shows concurrently has left Kristin Kreuk little time
to pursue other projects. She has had to postpone plans to study psychology and
forensic science at British Columbia's Simon Fraser University. Considering it
took her a few years to move out of her parents' house, she will probably take
her time when it comes to going back to school.
Recently, Kreuk played
the title role in a made-for-TV version of Snow White, and became a spokesmodel
for Neutrogena skin care products, following in the footsteps of fellow hotties
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mandy Moore. While she loves Vancouver enough to never
move to Hollywood and claims that she's uncertain about whether or not she'll
continue to act, rest assured that her talent and jaw-dropping looks will bring
her more roles in the future.