From Interview With The Vampire To The Power Of The Dog: Kirsten Dunst’s Net Worth From A decades-spanning Career

Kirsten Dunst’s net worth may be something that anyone can guess to be more than twenty million dollars. After all, she has been in the industry for more than three decades and has starred in some of the biggest box office movies. These movies need little to no introduction as any avid moviegoers would know them, like Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy and Jumanji. Of course, she has appeared in other less popular films than her biggest box office films but were highly regarded by cinephiles, like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Marie Antoinette, Melancholia, and many more.

Of course, Kirsten Dunst has received many accolades during her career, including four Golden Globe nominations, Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, and many more. But besides being a movie star, Kirsten Dunst is also a TV actress and model. Surely, there’s so much more to know about the Crazy/Beautiful star.

Kirsten Dunst’s Story

If you grew up being a couch potato during the 90s and watched movies on HBO where Interview with the Vampire and Jumanji is constantly on replay, you may have grown up with Kirsten Dunst on your screen. It’s pretty evident back then that she has so much potential, so it’s not a surprise that her career boasts a list of amazing films. So, let’s look at Kirsten Dunst’s net worth, life, career, and some fun facts about her you may not know, which will surely make you love her more.

Early Life – Dunst Started Her Career At A Very Young Age 

Kirsten Dunst was born and raised at Point Pleasant Hospital in New Jersey on April 30, 1982. Her father was a medical services executive with Siemens, while her mother was a flight attendant for Lufthansa, who also worked as an artist and gallery owner. If Kirsten Dunst’s beauty gives you a European vibe, then it’s because her father is German and her mother is of German and Swedish ancestry. She attended Ranney School in Jersey Strong Tinton Falls while starting her modeling and acting career.

After her parents divorced in 1993, Kirsten Dunst went to Los Angeles with her mother and brother. We can say she has a tough childhood just like Keanu Reeves. Of course, she continued to pursue her acting after graduating from Notre Dame High School in 2000. Since she started her show business career at an early age, she struggled in dealing with her celebrity status during her adolescence which made her resent her mother for a short time for pushing her into the industry at a young age. It is not a rare thing in Hollywood that young stars have to struggle mentally, openly discussed or not, like Miley Cirus, Demi Lovato, Dylan and Cole Sprouse.

Career – From Interview With The Vampire To Her Teen Movies To Art Films

Kirsten Dunst’s Star Trek appearance had established her acting career before landing her career-changing breakthrough role in the horror film Interview with the Vampire, alongside Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. While the film got mixed reviews, many critics praised her performance. Since then, she has worked in other notable films and TV shows like Little Women, Jumanji, ER, Anastasia, Wag the Dog, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and more. During this time, she transitioned into her teen films phase, such as The Virgin Suicides, Bring It On, and her most financially successful film Spider-Man Trilogy.

After playing Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker’s love interest in the Spider-Man Trilogy, she has appeared in many other notable films like Melancholia, On the Road, Midnight Special, Hidden Figures, The Beguiled, and The Power of the Dog, On Becoming a God in Central Florida. It’s no surprise that Kirsten Dunst’s net worth for her decades-spanning career is $25 million, which is equal to her colleague Angela Basset’s.

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Personal Life – She Once Dated Jake Gyllenhaal

Kirsten Dunst's her former lover, Jake Gyllenhaal.
Jake Gylenhaal. Source: media.cnn

From 2002 to 2004, Kirsten Dunst dated actor Jake Gyllenhaal, and from 2012 until 2016, she was in a relationship with her On the Road co-star Garrett Hedlund who she was briefly engaged before calling it quits. In 2016, she started dating her Fargo co-star Jesse Plemons, and they were engaged in 2017. Their first son, Ennis Howard Plemons, was born on May 3, 2018, and he will soon no longer be an only child as Dunst confirmed their second child is on the way through a March 2021 cover shoot for W.

Kirsten Dunst suffered from mental illnesses, and she was treated for depression at the Cirque Lodge treatment clinic in Utah in early 2008. She left the rehab clinic in late March 2008 and began filming All Good Things. She made her diagnosis and rehabilitation public two months later to disprove suspicions of drug addiction and to let everyone know that depression is a serious matter.

Some Fun Facts You May Not Know About Her

Kirsten Dunst has sung in some of her movies, including Spider-Man and the comedy film Get Over It, in which she performed two Marc Shaiman-penned songs. She also recorded After You’ve Gone by Henry Creamer and Turner Layton, which was in the end credits of The Cat’s Meow. While fans will agree that she has a good singing voice, she said she doesn’t intend to release any musical albums.

Another important fact about Kirsten Dunst is that she supports many causes and organizations like the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. She has also promoted breast cancer awareness by taking part in the Stand Up to Cancer telethon in September 2008, which raised funds for cancer research, cancer treatment, and children’s rehabilitation. Kirsten Dunst is also into politics and has participated in projects stressing the importance of voting. She has endorsed and supported Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election and Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential race during her career. It honestly seems like Kirsten Dunst’s net worth and time are being put to good use, knowing that she is supporting and campaigning for progress.

To Civil War And Beyond

Kirsten Dunst’s net worth will likely continue to grow in the next few years as she has just signed up for Alex Garland’s Civil War. While there is no official release date for the film yet, we already know that it will be a good film and that she will perform well in it. Even if it turns out to be a wrong assumption, there’s no denying that she has done some of the best films during her career, and we can’t wait to see more of her.

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Leonard hails from the Philippines and works as a freelancer, author, poet, and visual artist. He discovered his passion for writing and painting at an early age, leading him to pursue a degree in Mass Communications. He worked at a few places after college before landing what he thought was a "life-changing" writing career. He was also the lead singer and songwriter for a band. His career as an English teacher, poet, and visual artist took him to Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2018. You can see more of his work on Instagram at @anumalei.