Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kristin Kreuk began acting in plays in high school but focused primarily on her schoolwork rather than the stage. Fate came calling at the beginning of her senior year when a casting director looking for new talent for the Canadian series Edgemont tapped Kreuk for a starring role. It was her first professional audition.
The following year, she not only scored the title role of the television movie Snow White opposite Miranda Richardson, but she also landed the lead role of Lana Lang on Smallville and managed to continue her role on Edgemont. She also starred in the BBC re-telling of Ben Hur, Chuck and starred in the f