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Who is Diane Kruger?

Diane Kruger (born 15 July 1976) is a German and American actress and former fashion model. Early in her career, Kruger gained worldwide recognition and received the Trophée Chopard from the Cannes Film Festival.

Diane Kruger Biography, Wiki

Diane Heidkrüger (Kruger) was born on July 15, 1976, in a village called Algermissen in West Germany. Her father Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger was a computer specialist and her mother Maria Theresa – a bank employee. Diane has a younger brother, Stephen.

Diane’s mother taught the children self-sufficiency from the early years. The Heidkrügers’ financial state was not the best – the actress’s father, who suffered from alcohol addiction, left the family and practically didn’t help his former wife in bringing up the teenagers.

Kruger says that she worked every summer and during school time she carried newspapers – her mother could not afford to give her pocket money. However, through her mother’s efforts, the girl traveled several times on a student exchange program to London, where she learned English well.

Diane’s main passion since childhood was dancing. Then I didn’t realize it,- told the actress to the IndieWire magazine, -but now I understand that I was a very wicked child. I was full of anger because the situation at home was tense.

Dancing and performing were a way to get rid of emotions. The dream of a dancing career led Diane to the Royal Ballet School in London but a knee injury smashed her ambitious plans when she was thirteen. Then the confused teenager was told to try her hand in the modeling industry.

Diane Kruger Biography Wikipedia
Diane Kruger
Real NameDiane Heidkrüger
Nickname Diane Kruger
Profession Actress
Marital StatusMarried
Husband NameGuillaume Canet ​(m. 2001; div. 2006)​
Joshua Jackson (2006–2016)
Norman Reedus (2016–present)
Children Name1
Physical Status 
Age46 Years (2022)
Height (Approx.)5 feet 3 inch
Weight (Approx.)55 kg
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Information
Date of Birth 15 July 1976
Birth PlaceAlgermissen, Lower Saxony, West Germany
Zodiac SignNot Known
EthnicityNot Known
ReligionNot Kown
NationalityGermany-United States 
School NameNot Known
College NameNot Known
Family Profile
Father NameHans-Heinrich Heidkrüger
Mother NameMaria-Theresa Heidkrüger
Siblings NameNot Known
Source Of IncomeActing
Appeared InMovies
Net Worth, SalaryNot Known

Diane Kruger Career

Kruger moved to Paris and pursued modeling. She represented her country in the ‘Elite Model Look’ in 1992 and managed to land advertisement assignments for brands like ‘Yves Saint Laurent,’ ‘Chanel,’ ‘Giorgio Armani,’ ‘Christian Dior,’ etc.

She did runway shows for Marc Jacobs, ‘D&G,’ and Sonia Rykiel. She was also featured on the cover page of fashion magazines like ‘Vogue Paris,’ ‘Cosmopolitan,’ etc. After pursuing modeling for years, she stopped modeling to get into acting.

She started taking acting lessons at the ‘Cours Florent.’ This helped her land cameo roles in some French movies. It was not until 2002 that she managed to land a prominent role in a movie—‘The Piano Player.’In 2003, Kruger played the lead role of ‘Julie Wood’ in a French movie titled ‘Michel Vaillant,’ starring Sagamore Stevenin.

The movie was directed by Louis-Pascal Couvelaire and written by Jean Graton.She played ‘Lisa’ in ‘Wicker Park’—an American psychological romantic mystery film—in 2004, starring alongside Josh Hartnett and Rose Byrne. It was a remake of the French movie ‘L’Appartement.’

The most important role of her career came in 2004 when she played ‘Helen of Sparta’ in Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film ‘Troy.’ The movie, which was based on Homer’s ‘Iliad,’ starred Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom among other prominent actors.

Kruger starred alongside Nicolas Cage in ‘National Treasure’ in the same year. Later on, she appeared in films like ‘Joyeux Noël’ (2005) and ‘Copying Beethoven’ (2006). She reprised her role as ‘Dr. Abigail Chase’ in ‘National Treasure: Book of Secrets’ (2007).

She was given an opportunity to be the hostess of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2007 ‘Cannes Film Festival.’ The following year, she was selected as a jury member of the 58th ‘Berlin International Film Festival.’

In 2009, Tarantino cast her in his movie ‘Inglourious Basterds’ in which she starred alongside actors like Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz. She was nominated for the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role in the movie.

During the late-2000s and early-2010s, Kruger made appearances in films like ‘Mr. Nobody’ (2009), ‘Unknown’ (2011), and the French-language film ‘Les Adieux à la Reine’ (Farewell, My Queen) (2012). She also made cameo appearances in Fox’s show ‘Fringe’ (2010) and Mark Ronson’s music video ‘Somebody to Love Me’ (2010).

She was a member of the jury for the Main Competition at the 2012 ‘Cannes Film Festival.’ She also starred in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel ‘The Host’ in 2013. She then had a recurring role as police officer ‘Sonya Cross’ in FX’s ‘The Bridge’ (2013-14).

In 2015, she was named one of the members of the jury for the Main Competition at the ‘Venice Film Festival.’She was cast alongside Bryan Cranston and John Leguizamo in the biographical crime thriller ‘The Infiltrator’ (2016).

The following year, she played the titular character in the mini-series ‘The Kellyanne Conway Story.’In 2018, she shared screen space with the likes of Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, and Jim Sturgess in the biographical drama film ‘JT LeRoy.’ Currently, the actress is busy with her upcoming projects 355’ and ‘Swimming with Sharks.’

Diane Kruger Husband

She married French actor and director Guillaume Canet on 1 September 2001. They divorced in 2006 but acted alongside one another in Joyeux Noël. She has been in a relationship with Joshua Jackson since 2006.

Besides her native German, Kruger speaks English and French fluently. She is a friend of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Kruger divides her time between Paris and Vancouver.

Diane Kruger Movies

  • Mon Idole
  • Michel Vaillant
  • Troy
  • Forces spéciales
  • Farewell, My Queen
  • Copying Beethoven
  • Goodbye Bafana
  • QT8: The First Eight
  • The 355

Diane Kruger FAQ’s

Q.1 Who is the Husband of Diane Kruger?

Ans. Diane Kruger’s husband’s name is Norman Reedus.

Q.2 Who was Diane Kruger?

Ans. Diane Kruger is a famous Actress.

Q.3 What is the Age of Diane Kruger?

Ans. Her age is 46 years as of 2022.

Q.4 What is the name of Diane Kruger’s Father?

Ans. Her father’s name is Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger.

Q.5 What is the name of Diane Kruger’s Mother?

Ans. Her mother’s name is Maria-Theresa Heidkrüger.

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