Kirsten Caroline Dunst is a German-American actress, singer, model, screenwriter and director. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories. At the age of twelve, Dunst gained widespread recognition as vampire Claudia in Interview with the Vampire, a role for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. She appeared in Little Women the same year and in Jumanji the following year. After a recurring role in the NBC medical drama ER as Charlie Chemingo and co-starring in films such as Wag the Dog, Small Soldiers and The Virgin Suicides, Dunst transitioned into romantic comedies and comedy-dramas, starring in Drop Dead Gorgeous, Bring It On, Get Over It and Crazy/Beautiful.
Dunst achieved international fame for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Since then, her films have included the romantic comedy Wimbledon, the science fiction romantic comedy-drama Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Cameron Crowe's romantic tragicomedy Elizabethtown.