Diane Kruger young
July 15, 1976
Germany - U.S.
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
33-23-35 in | 84-59-89 cm
57 kg | 126 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Diane Kruger was born in Algermissen, Germany, on July 15, 1976, is an German-American actress and former model.
Young Diane Kruger first started performing as a ballerina, during her years at the Royal Ballet School in London.
She began her professional career as a fashion model in the "Elite Model Look" competition, she represented Germany at the age of 16.
She made her big screen debut in action drama movie The Piano Player (2002) in role as Erika Nile.
Her breakthrough performance came as Helen of Sparta in epic war film Troy (2004).
355 (2021) action thriller, opposite Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan and Lupita Nyong'o
The Operative (2019) thriller in role as Rachel opposite Martin Freeman
Welcome to Marwen (2018) drama fantasy with Steve Carell and Leslie Mann
JT LeRoy (2018) biographical drama opposite Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart
She won the Cannes Film Festival Award and a Satellite Award for Best Actress for her role as Katja Sekerci in German drama film In the Fade (2017).
She played Dr. Abigail Chase in adventure films: National Treasure (2004) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007).
Inglourious Basterds (2009) drama action directed by Quentin Tarantino
Mr. Nobody (2009) science fiction drama opposite Jared Leto and Juno Temple
Joyeux Noël (2005) epic war drama in role as Anna Sørensen
Unknown (2011) action thriller with Liam Neeson and January Jones
Wicker Park (2004) romantic thriller drama opposite Josh Hartnett and Rose Byrne
The Hunting Party (2007) action adventure thriller with Richard Gere, Terrence Howard and Jesse Eisenberg
The Infiltrator (2016) biographical crime drama opposite Bryan Cranston and John Leguizamo
Copying Beethoven (2006) drama with Ed Harris
The Host (2013) romantic science fiction thriller opposite Saoirse Ronan and Emily Browning
Goodbye Bafana (2007) drama with Joseph Fiennes
Inhale (2010) thriller opposite Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard and Rosanna Arquette
The Better Angels (2014) biographical drama opposite Brit Marling, Jason Clarke and Wes Bentley
Fathers and Daughters (2015) drama with Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried
Sky (2015) drama opposite Norman Reedus
She played Detective Sonya Cross in crime drama series The Bridge (2013–2014).
Attended Episcopal Gymnasium Josephinum Catholic school in Hildesheim, Germany.
Studied ballet at Royal Ballet School in London.
Has a younger brother, Stefan.
Was a friend of Karl Lagerfeld.
Became an American citizen in 2013.
Featured in music video for Mark Ronson "Somebody to Love Me" (2010).
Became the face of Calvin Klein's fragrance line, Beauty (2010).
Became spokesmodel of L'Oréal (2009).
Featured in advertisements for Jil Sander, Christian Dior, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo and Giorgio Armani.
Supporter of the United Nations Children's Fund.
She was married to French actor Guillaume Canet (1999-2006).
She dated Canadian actor Joshua Jackson (2006-2016) and American actor Garrett Hedlund (2016).
She started dating American actor Norman Reedus in 2016, they have one daughter,.
I'm a little bit worried about this sudden success. I am quite independent and I'm afraid that this privilege could escape from me.
Sometimes it takes courage and experience to allow yourself to actually go there, and it's the most liberating thing to let go. I do think that's why I love acting - you're right, it's being someone that you're not. And sometimes you're really scared of it, and then once you let yourself go there, it's the best thing ever.
My sport is biking. I'm not much of a gym person, but I like being outside - hiking, canoeing, camping.
With modeling, you pose. You want to look your best all the time. With acting, you have to be aware of the camera, but the more you show your imperfections, the better you're going to be.
Because I worked in fashion, I know that I like fashion. Haute couture is a form of art that I can appreciate. I'm definitely not someone who wakes up every day and thinks about what I'm going to wear, but on the red carpet, it's reflective of the mood I'm in, or the movie I'm going to represent.
It's taken me a long time to realize that my own life is far more interesting than any part I'll ever play.
Yeah, to me, acting is very therapeutic. I get out a lot of anger and frustration.
I don't believe in marriage. I believe in a commitment that you make in your heart. There's no paper that will make you stay.