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Diane Kruger

Diane KrugerAKA Diane Heidekrueger

Born: 15-Jul-1976
Birthplace: Hildesheim, Germany

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Helen of Troy

Diane Kruger is an actress, model, and former dancer whose ballet career was cut short by an injury. So instead of dancing, she became a top supermodel in Paris, where, in her spare time, she trained at the elite private French theater school Ecole Florent.

Her first name, though it's spelled "Diane," is pronounced "Dion," like Celine Dion.

She made her movie debut in the Christopher Lambert action movie The Piano Player, and has worked in several French-language films. She married the director of her second film, Mon Idole (My Idol), Guillaume Canet.

She starred in Troy, an adaptation of Homer's epic poem The Iliad. The poem is 3,000 years old, hated by high school and college kids everywhere required to read it, but the surviving cliché about Helen of Troy is that she's supposed to be the most beautiful woman in the world. She's the face that launched a thousand ships, remember?

Troy was supposed to make Kruger a star, but that remains to be seen. She has since appeared in Wicker Park with Josh Hartnett and National Treasure with Nicolas Cage.

Father: Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger
Mother: Maria-Theresa
Brother: Stefan (younger)
Husband: Guillaume Canet (French actor, m. 1-Sep-2001, div. 2006)
Boyfriend: Joshua Jackson (actor, together since 2006)

    Laser Eye Surgery
    Entertainment Weekly's 2003 "It" List Thousand-Ship Launcher

    The Bridge Sonya Cross (2013-14)

    Welcome to Marwen (21-Dec-2018)
    In the Fade (26-May-2017)
    The Infiltrator (6-Jul-2016)
    Fathers & Daughters (1-Oct-2015)
    The Better Angels (18-Jan-2014)
    The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (12-Oct-2013) [VOICE]
    The Host (22-Mar-2013)
    Un plan parfait (31-Oct-2012)
    Farewell, My Queen (9-Feb-2012)
    Special Forces (2-Nov-2011)
    Unknown (18-Feb-2011) · Gina
    Inhale (27-Aug-2010) · Diane Stanton
    Mr. Nobody (12-Sep-2009)
    Farewell (4-Sep-2009)
    Inglourious Basterds (20-May-2009)
    Anything for Her (30-Oct-2008)
    National Treasure: Book of Secrets (13-Dec-2007)
    The Hunting Party (3-Sep-2007)
    The Age of Ignorance (27-May-2007)
    Goodbye Bafana (11-Feb-2007) · Gloria Gregory
    Copying Beethoven (30-Jul-2006) · Anna Holtz
    Frankie (12-Aug-2005)
    Joyeux Noël (16-May-2005) · Anna Sörensen
    National Treasure (8-Nov-2004)
    Narco (12-Oct-2004)
    Wicker Park (4-Jul-2004)
    Troy (9-May-2004) · Helen
    Michel Vaillant (8-Nov-2003)
    Not For or Against (5-Mar-2003)
    My Idol (17-Dec-2002)
    The Piano Player (6-Oct-2002) · Erika Nile

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