She attended Edith Cavell Elementary School and Eric Hamber Secondary School in Vancouver. Kristin planned to study psychology, environmental science, or forensic science at Simon Fraser University, when a casting director for the CBC TV series Edgemont contacted her secondary school, looking for an Asian girl to play the part of a Chinese Canadian, Laurel Yeung, on show, which was shot in Vancouver. Kristin's drama teacher convinced Kreuk, who had no previous acting experience other than in musicals at her high school, to audition for the role, which she won.
Her father, Peter Kreuk, is of Dutch descent. Kristin's mother, Deanna Che, is of Chinese descent, but was born in Indonesia. Her maternal grandmother was born in Jamaica of Chinese descent. Both parents are landscape architects. She has a sister named Justine, who is about five years younger.
Kristin Laura Kreuk
December 30, 1982
Vancouver BC Canada
Height & eye color:
5'3" (1.60 m) / green
2001 - present
Burden of Truth
Beauty and the Beast
Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
Legend of Earthsea
PHOOLAN - New Executive Producer Kristin Kreuk
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