Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress. She made her acting debut in the short Oedipus Wrecks directed by Woody Allen in the anthology film New York Stories. She then gained recognition for her role as child vampiress Claudia in the horror film Interview with the Vampire, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She also had roles in her youth in Little Women and the fantasy films Jumanji and Small Soldiers. In the late 1990s, Dunst transitioned to leading roles in a number of teen films, including the political satire Dick and the Sofia Coppola-directed drama The Virgin Suicides. In 2000, she starred in the lead role in the cheerleading film Bring It On, which has become a cult classic. She gained further wide attention for her role as Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.