Kristen Dunst‘s career began early, at three years, in TV commercials. In 1988 appears in a sketch on Saturday Night Live in which personified the eldest daughter of then President George H. W. Bush. In 1989 she moved to the big screen with New York Stories, and then get a short time later, a small part in the role of Tom Hanks’ daughter in The Bonfire of the Vanities. In 1993 Hedril in the seventh season of Star Trek: The Next Generation; also plays several times the child prostitute Charlie Chiemingo in E.R.
The success takes place in 1994, year in which she stars in Interview with the Vampire, in the role of Claudia, film based on the Anne Rice novel. This performance also earned her the Golden Globe nomination. In 1995 she starred in Jumanji. The same year her father left the family. In 1999 rejects the role of Angela in the film winning five Oscars American Beauty awards to not appear in some very sensual scenes or kiss star Kevin Spacey. The same year she was selected by director Sofia Coppola for the part of Lux Lisbon in the independent film The Virgin Suicides.
In 2002 plays Mary Jane Watson, Spider-Man’s girlfriend in the film series Spider-Man. In 2004 interprets the assistant of Dr. Howard Mierzwiak in the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind directed by Michel Gondry, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. In 2006 she landed the role of main protagonist in Marie Antoinette, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006, in the role of the French queen swept away by the revolutionary events of 1789. In 2010 she co-starred opposite Ryan Gosling in the film All Good Things. The same year she was chosen by Lars von Trier as the protagonist of his film, Melancholia, science fiction story presented in competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2011, where the actress won the award for Best Actress.
In 2012 she is one of the stars of The Wedding Party and the same year presents On the Road at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2014 she was chosen as the face for L’Oréal Professionnel. In 2015 she was part of the main cast of the second season of the television series Fargo.