[TV] Kristin Kreuk - Lana Lang in "Smallville"
Kristin Kreuk stars as Clark Kent's star-crossed love Lana Lang in
Smallville. Next up for Kreuk is the mini-series Earthsea, with
Isabella Rossellini and Danny Glover.
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kreuk began acting
in high school plays, but focused more on her schoolwork than the
stage. Fate came calling at the beginning of her senior year, when a
casting director looking for new talent for the television series
Edgemont tapped Kreuk for a starring role. It was her first
Kreuk starred on Edgemont for four seasons. Currently, Kreuk is one
of the faces of Neutrogena.
Kreuk currently lives in Vancouver and, when not working, enjoys
reading and spending time with friends.
why we like her?
She carries her youth and good looks with style. Plus, she's the
talk of Tinseltown as one of TV's hottest new stars to watch.
why is she famous?
Kristin is turning heads and impressing viewers in two popular
television series: the teen drama Edgemont, and Smallville, the WB
show about Clark Kent's -- a.k.a. Superman's -- adolescent life.
Attention and fame seem to have sought Kristin Kreuk out, rather
than the other way around. Since lucking out with her role on
Edgemont, she has always had a certain shoulder-shrugging air about
her, as if she enjoys the stardom but could easily be doing
something else. In other words, she has a firm sense of self;
undoubtedly the same quality that makes her acting so attention
Teens (and even grown men) have become especially stricken with
Kristin Kreuk's character, Lana Lang, on Smallville, probably
because she seems like the ideal high-school crush. Heck, she
practically steals the show from Superman himself. The strength of
personality behind the pretty face makes Kristin well-suited for the
show, and our attention.
personality & talent
Kristin Kreuk is still young, and her defiant personality exposes
that she is more a product of high school and adolescence than a
lifetime of yearning for stardom. She is never afraid to be curt
with interviewers when they try to engage her in the usual banter,
repeatedly insisting that she is "boring."
Well, "conservative" might be the more appropriate adjective when
you look at the facts: She claims that she has never driven a car or
gotten drunk, and wasn't allowed to date or wear make-up until she
was sixteen. Despite this, she manages to excite television
As for her talent, well, so far she has won two major roles solely
on the strength of her auditions, and without the help of previous
acting experience. Expect her to get more gigs in the future.
Though Kristin Kreuk has not had much chance to show it off yet, she
is most definitely a sexy Canuck. She is short but evenly
proportioned, and can give off some sultry rays when she wants to.
Her smooth curves and indifferent air can be tantalizing and quite
mysterious -- that is, when she's not portraying a young square in a
sweater (like in Edgemont).
So far, the lads in the UK have been the only ones to seriously
recognize her sexiness, voting her #10 in FHM magazine's list of the
100 Sexiest Women in the World. (She was #71 in the American
accomplishments & fame
Kristin Kreuk does not yet have a vast accumulation of credits, but
she is very well known for each project she takes on. She portrays
Laurel Yeung in CBC and FOX Family Channel's Edgemont and has gained
even more recognition as a hot TV newcomer thanks to her gig as Lana
Lang, Clark Kent's pre-Lois Lane love interest in the WB's
After a small appearance in the pilot of NBC's Freaks and Geeks in
1999, she played the lead role in the 2001 TV adaptation of Snow
White. Beyond acting, she has followed in the footsteps of fellow
teen stars Mandy Moore and Jennifer Love Hewitt as a spokesmodel for
Neutrogena skin products.
There is little doubt that Kristin's beauty is the first thing one
notices about her. Her skin has a unique, radiant and exotic tone,
owing to her half Chinese, half Dutch lineage, while her hazel eyes
and plump lips complement her coy smile. Besides, she's got to be
gorgeous if she makes Superman weak in the knees.
Kristin is often asked whether she actually dresses like her
characters -- the conservative prettiness of Laurel Yeung or the
flashy magnetism of Lana Lang. In fact, she is a self-proclaimed
adherent to the "sweater and jeans" style.
Granted, some of those sweaters have been getting fancy lately, with
big furry collars and other trendy adornments, so perhaps she's
moving toward a more elegant style. We hope so, because when she
does step out in haute couture for awards shows and premieres, she
is dynamite (or should we say kryptonite?).
"Just because I don't do bad things, doesn't mean I don't have bad
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 girl.
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 actress.
not resting on her laurel
Since 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
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.
Actor - Kristin Kreuk Biography
Birthdate: December 30, 1982
Kristin Kreuk's Hometown Success
Kristin Kreuk should be one happy camper. What could be better than
landing a role on the new TV show Smallville? How about landing a
role on Smallville and not having to leave your hometown of
Vancouver, Canada to become a famous WB star.
Kristin Kreuk's Start
Kristin Kreuk was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia.
She started acting in high school plays but kept her focus more on
her studies. Kristin Kreuk lucked out at the start of senior year
when she went to an open casting call - her first professional
audition - and snagged a starring role on the short-lived TV show
Kristin Kreuk's Super Role
On the WB hit Smallville, 18 year-old Kristin Kreuk plays Lana Lang,
Clark Kent's secret crush. When Kristen Kreuk's not living in
Smallville, the half-Dutch, half-Chinese actress lives with her
family in Vancouver. In Kristin Kreuk's down time she loves to hang
out with her friends, go to the movies, read, dance and do
Kristin Kreuk - Did U Know?
Kristin Kreuk models for Noxzema skin care products.
Kristin Kreuk starred in the television movie Snow White: The
Fairest of Them All.
Both of Kristin Kreuk's parents are landscape architects.
Kristin Kreuk Says...
"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."