Diane Kruger Biography
On July 15, 1976, Diane Heidkrüger was born. She was raised Catholic and went to Catholic school. One of her grandmothers was Polish, she claims.
Her younger brother, Stefan, raised her in West Germany. When she was a teenager, her mother sent her to student exchange programs to enhance her English. Kruger wanted to be a ballerina as a child and auditioned for the Royal Ballet School in London, but a knee injury ended her ballet career. Kruger afterwards traveled to Paris to work as a model and began learning French.
Diane Kruger Career
Diane Kruger is an actress who is both German and American. Kruger rose to prominence early in her career, winning the Trophée Chopard at the Cannes Film Festival. Kruger represented Germany in the Elite Model Look in 1993 and then began modeling. Despite her petite stature as a model, she has landed bookings such as advertisements for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani, Jil Sander, Christian Dior, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton; runway shows for Marc Jacobs, D&G, and Sonia Rykiel; and covers for Vogue Paris, Marie Claire, and Cosmopolitan. Kruger became interested in acting and enrolled at the Cours Florent. In Jean-Pierre Roux’s TV drama The Piano Player, she made her film debut in 2002, opposite Dennis Hopper and Christopher Lambert. The same year, she participated in her then-directorial husband’s debut, Mon Idole.
Kruger had a rare cinematic appearance in Germany in 2017, in Fatih Akin’s thriller In the Fade, for which she won multiple prizes. Kruger played a BND agent in the 2019 spy film The 355, replacing Marion Cotillard.
Kruger appeared in the thriller “Out of the Blue” in 2022, alongside Ray Nicholson, Jack’s son.
Diane Kruger Personal Life
She began dating French actor and director Guillaume Canet in 1999. They married on September 1, 2001. They co-starred in Joyeux Noel (2005) before splitting up in 2006. Kruger stated that the marriage failed because their jobs kept them in separate regions of the world.
She was in a relationship with actor Joshua Jackson from 2006 till 2016.
On the set of Sky in 2015, Kruger met actor Norman Reedus. The couple was first spotted together in July 2016. Kruger gave birth to their daughter in November 2018, her first and his second kid.
Diane Kruger Net Worth
Diane Kruger has an estimated net worth of approximately $24 million.