Diana Kruger

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Born: July 15, 1976

Age: 43 years

Gender: Female

Born Place: Algermissen, Germany

Nationality: German-American

Spouse: Guillaume Canet (m. 2001; div. 2006)


Diane Kruger born 15 July 1976 is a German actress and former fashion model. She has played Helen in the epic war film Troy (2004), Dr. Abigail Chase in the heist film National Treasure (2004) and its sequel (2007), Bridget von Hammersmark in Quentin Tarantino’s war film Inglourious Basterds (2009), and Gina in the psychological thriller film Unknown (2011). She also starred as Detective Sonya Cross in the FX crime drama series The Bridge (2013–14). In 2017, she made her German-language debut in Fatih Akin’s In the Fade, for which she won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress and Satellite Award for Best Actress.


Kruger was born as Diane Heidkrüger on 15 July 1976 in Algermissen, West Germany, near Hildesheim, the daughter of computer specialist Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, and his wife, Maria-Theresa, a bank employee. She was brought up Roman Catholic and attended Catholic school. She has stated that one of her grandmothers was Polish.

She was brought up in West Germany with her younger brother, Stefan. Her mother sent her to student exchange programmes when she was a teenager to improve her English. As a child, Kruger wanted to become a ballerina and successfully auditioned for the Royal Ballet School in London, but a knee injury cut her ballet career short. Later, Kruger moved to Paris where she worked as a model and learned French.


Kruger is fluent in German, English, and French. In 2013, she became an American citizen. In 1999, she began dating the French actor and director Guillaume Canet. They were married on 1 September 2001. They acted together in Joyeux Noël (2005) and divorced in 2006. Kruger said that the marriage was unsuccessful because their careers had kept them in different parts of the world. She dated actor Joshua Jackson from 2006 to 2016.

During the production of the film Sky, in 2015, Kruger met her co-star for that film, Norman Reedus. The two were first seen together as a couple in July 2016. In November 2018, Kruger gave birth to their daughter, her first and his second child.


2001Point de lendemain [fr]AgnesFrench 
The Piano Player [de; fr; ru]Erika NileEnglish
Not For, or Against (Quite the Contrary)A call girlFrench 
Mon IdoleClara Broustal 
2003Michel VaillantJulie Wood 
Wicker ParkLisa 
NarcoLa fille du night-clubFrench 
National TreasureAbigail ChaseEnglish 
2005Joyeux NoëlAnna SørensenFrench, English,
Frankie [fr]FrankieFrench 
2006Les Brigades du TigreConstance Radetsky 
Copying BeethovenAnna HoltzEnglish 
2007Goodbye BafanaGloria Gregory 
Days of DarknessVéronica StarFrench 
The Hunting PartyMirjanaEnglish 
National Treasure: Book of SecretsAbigail Chase 
2008Anything for HerLisaFrench 
2009Inglourious BasterdsBridget von HammersmarkEnglish, French, German 
Mr. NobodyAnnaEnglish 
FarewellFemme joggingFrench 
2010InhaleDiane StantonEnglish 
FringeMiranda Green 
Lily Sometimes ClaraFrench 
Forces spécialesElsaFrench 
2012Farewell, My QueenQueen Marie Antoinette 
Un plan parfaitIsabelle 
2013The HostThe Seeker/LaceyEnglish 
Me, Myself and MumIngeborgFrench 
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to EdenMargret WittmerEnglish 
2014The Better AngelsSarah Bush Lincoln 
2015Fathers and DaughtersElizabeth 
2016The InfiltratorKathy Ertz 
2017In the FadeKatja SekerciGerman 
All That Divides UsJulia KellerFrench 
2018JT LeRoyEvaEnglish 
Welcome to MarwenDeja Thoris 
2019The OperativeRachel 
QT8: The First EightHerself 

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 18 July 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

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