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Kristin Kreuk BiographyKristin Kreuk was born on December 30, 1982, 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, 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. It follows the story of Clark Kent in his pre-Superman days in a small town of Smallville, Kansas. Kristin plays the role of Lana Lang, Clark Kent's object of desire before he meets Lois Lane.
Smallville 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.
As Kristin continues her career in the entertainment industry, it is just a matter of time before she becomes a superstar as she has natural talents and diligence.
TriviaAttended Eric Hamber High School. 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. Came in at #71 in FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, American edition. [June 2002] Had never worked professionally as an actress before "Edgemont" (2000) (but had done stage work). Femme Fatales (January/February 2005). She is #1 on their 50 Sexiest Women of the Year list. #18 on askmen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women in 2005 Growing up she did gymnastics, swimming, martial arts, and theater (in high school). Does not smoke. Admires Cate Blanchett and Jodie Foster. Her surname "kreuk" is Dutch for a "wrinkle" or "fold" in a material (textiles in particular). Proud member of Greenpeace, Red Cross and UNICEF. Has her own Lana Lang action figure. Favourite singers are: Fiest and Jeff Buckley. Favourite drink is water. Her hobbies include movies with friends, reading, writing, dancing, knitting, and gymnastics. Ranked #10 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list (March 2008). Formed Girls By Design with Smallville producer Kendra Voth, a website where teen girls can come together to explore, express, create, and realize their potential together. Has appeared in TV projects with no less than four 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)_. She also worked on "Chuck" with Ryan McPartlin, who was a contender for the role in Superman Returns.
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