Diane Kruger is well known former model and actress from Germany and the United States. Kruger rose to international prominence early in her career, winning the Cannes Film Festival’s Trophée Chopard.
Diane Kruger was born in West Germany in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, on July 15, 1976, to computer specialist Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger and his bank employee wife, Maria-Theresa. Diane was raised as a devout Catholic and went to Catholic school. One of her grandmothers was Polish, she has revealed.
Stefan, her younger brother, grew up with her in West Germany. When she was a teenager, her mother enrolled her in student exchange programs to help her improve her English.
Kruger wanted to be a ballerina as a youngster and auditioned for the Royal Ballet School in London, but her ballet career was cut short due to a knee injury. Kruger afterward worked as a model in Paris and began learning the language.
Kruger began modeling after representing Germany in the Elite Model Look in 1993. Despite her short stature as a model, she was able to secure bookings for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani, Jil Sander, Christian Dior, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton advertisements, runway shows for Marc Jacobs, D&G, and Sonia Rykiel, and appearances on the covers of Vogue Paris, Marie Claire, and Cosmopolitan. After opting to pursue a career in acting, she progressively ceased modeling.
Kruger developed an interest in acting and began taking classes at the Cours Florent. In 2002, Diane made her film debut in Jean-Pierre Roux’s TV film The Piano Player, opposite Dennis Hopper and Christopher Lambert. In the same year, Kruger also starred in her then-directorial husband’s debut, Mon Idole.
We see Diane hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. In 2008, Kruger was a jury member for the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. Costa Gavras is the festival’s chairman.
Kruger had a rare cinematic cameo in Germany in 2017, starring in Fatih Akin’s drama In the Fade, for which she won multiple prizes. In the spy film The 355, Kruger took over for Marion Cotillard in 2019.
Kruger had a rare cinematic appearance in Germany in Fatih Akin’s thriller In the Fade in 2017, for which she received multiple prizes. Kruger took over for Marion Cotillard in the spy film The 355 in 2019.
Diane Kruger is a native German speaker who also speaks English and French. She has been a dual citizen of Germany and the US since 2013.
After dating him for two years, Kruger married Guillaume Canet, a French actor, and director, in 2001. Kruger and Guillaume divorced each other in 2006 and have no children together.
While filming the film ‘Sky’ in 2015, Kruger met actor Norman Reedus. Norman and Kruger began dating in 2016, and their daughter was born in November of the following year.
List of movies
- The 355
- Welcome to Marwen
- The Infiltrator
- Me, Myself and Mum
- Un plan parfait
- The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
- Fathers and Daughters
- The Better Angels
- In the Fade (German: Aus dem Nichts)
- All That Divides Us (French: Tout nous séEight
- QT8: The First Eight
- The Operative
- The Host
- The Tiger Brigades (French: Les Brigades du Tigre)
- Joyeux Noël (”Merry Christmas”)
- Whatever You Say (French title: Mon idole)
- The Piano Player
- Michel Vaillant
- Not For, or Against (Quite the Contrary) (French title: Ni pour, ni contre (Bien au contraire)
- The Hunting Party
- Forces spéciales (English: Special Forces)
- Mr. Nobody
- Anything for Her (French: Pour Elle)
Her upcoming films are Marlowe & Jika.
List of TV shows
- Swimming with Sharks
- The Bridge
- 2003 – Michel Vaillant, Julie Wood & Troy
- 2004 – Narco
- 2005 – Joyeux Noël
- 2007 – The Hunting Party
- 2008 – Anything for Her
- 2009 – Mr. Nobody
- 2011 – Forces spéciales
- 2008 – Anything for Her
- 2002 – Dulles
- 2011 – Forces spéciales
- 2002 – The Piano Player
- 2003 – Michel Vaillant
- 2015 – Sky
Awards & nominations
Kruger won Golden Camera Germany, Jupiter Award, Newport Beach Film Festival, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, Satellite Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Film Club’s The Lost Weekend, CinEuphoria Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Bavarian Film Awards, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA.
She was nominated many times in several award programs.
Kruger began dating Guillaume Canet, a French actor, and filmmaker, in 1999. They married in 2001 and spent the next few years playing together in various roles. Because their busy schedules made it difficult to spend time together, they decided to separate in 2006. She began dating Norman Reedus, another actor, after dating actor Joshua Jackson for ten years. They began dating in 2016 and welcomed a child together in 2018.
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Diane Kruger has a net worth of $24 million and is a German actress and former model. She has participated in several television shows and has played prominent roles in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Despite her German heritage, she has primarily played roles where she has had to communicate in English or French. Kruger has garnered numerous accolades throughout her career. She’s been nominated for a slew of other awards, as well.
Unknown Facts About Diane Kruger
- Kruger informed the press that her marriage to Guillaume failed because their jobs kept them apart for long periods. Kruger keeps a good friendship with her ex-husband is still now.
- From 2006 to 2016, again, she was married to Canadian-American actor Joshua Jackson.
- Kruger is the face of Calvin Klein’s ‘Beauty’ fragrance and the global ambassador for ‘L’Oreal.’
- Diane had her acting training at the ‘Cours Florent.’ And Kruger was awarded the ‘Classe Libre’ for the finest actor.
- Victoria’s Secret’s ‘What Is Sexy’ list dubbed her the ‘Sexiest international import’ (2012).
- Kruger dubs for herself in English, French, and German.