Kristin Laura Kreuk is a Canadian actress. Debuting on Canadian teen drama Edgemont, she became most known for her roles as Lana Lang in the superhero television series Smallville, also as Catherine.
Kreuk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Deanna Che and Peter Kreuk, two landscape architects.
Her father is of Dutch descent. Her mother is of Chinese descent, born in Indonesia; her maternal grandmother was Chinese Jamaican.
Her mother and grandmother lived in Singapore and the Solomon Islands before settling in Vancouver.
She has a younger sister, Justine Kreuk.
Kreuk trained in karate and gymnastics at the national level until high school, but quit in grade 11 due to scoliosis.
Kreuk was planning to study forensic science or psychology at Simon Fraser University and was surprised when a casting director for the CBC television series Edgemont contacted her at her high school.
She began her professional career starring in a television movie adaptation of "Snow White". She then began appearing on the Canadian soap opera, "Edgemont". While on "Edgemont", she also booked the role that would bring her the most widespread fame, as Lana Lang on "Smallville". From 2001-2003, she appeared on both shows, and then continued on "Smallville" through its eight season. In addition to her work on "Smallville", she also appeared in the films, "EuroTrip", "Partition", and "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li". She also starred in the mini-series, "Earthsea". Since completing her run on "Smallville", she has appeared in such projects as "Chuck", "Ben-Hur", and the movie, "Vampire". She is the star of the new CW series, "Beauty and the Beast".
Kristin Kreuk is a Canadian actress who has a net worth of $4 million.