Katie Chang

by ethnic on August 20, 2013

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Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Date of Birth: May 3, 1995

Ethnicity: Korean (paternal grandfather), Irish, German

Katie Chang is an American actress. She is known for her lead role in the Sofia Coppola film, The Bling Ring.

Katie’s paternal grandfather was of Korean descent. Katie’s other ancestry includes Irish and German.

On her father’s side, Katie is the granddaughter of Edward Hajin Chang (the son of Won Hong Chang and On Chun Kim) and Beverly Jean Smith.

On her mother’s side, Katie is the granddaughter of John E. Scally and Susan “Sue” Ann Kayser (the daughter of Clarence Albert Kayser and Vernetta Rozina Kuehl). Susan was born in Waterloo, Iowa. Vernetta was born in Cushing, Iowa, to Hans Kuehl and Anna Miller.

Sources: Obituary of Katie’s paternal grandfather, Edward Hajin Chang – http://www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Article about Katie’s maternal grandmother, Susan Ann (Kayser) Scally – http://qconline.com

Obituary of Katie’s maternal great-grandmother, Vernetta Rozina (Kuehl) Chang – http://wcfcourier.com

Photo by PrPhotos

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

cwm85 November 29, 2015 at 5:36 pm

She looks typically asian, European mix.

Bobby Martnen November 29, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Here is an obituary for her paternal grandfater, Edward Hajin Chang
http://www.whitefuneralhomes.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2151832

follers November 29, 2015 at 5:10 pm

Thank you.

Bobby Martnen December 5, 2015 at 12:41 pm

You’re Welcome.

Beverly’s middle name is Jean, btw.
http://www.intelius.com/people/Beverly-Chang/06dw2k1kprg

xoxo November 4, 2015 at 1:46 am

I just looked up more pictures of this chick and in some she looks mostly white, while in others she looks mixed with Asian.

neiltennant August 4, 2015 at 10:30 am

her look would be rather normal in countries like AFGHANISTAN or in the former soviet union

even in st. Petersburg some can see girls like her with asian eyes but blue eyes

M June 14, 2015 at 8:34 pm

Asian genes are strong, she looks half.

Alice July 3, 2015 at 4:30 am

It depends. I’ve seen a few people who have a Chinese grandparent and you’d never know unless they told you.

Girll April 10, 2015 at 3:44 am

She can pass as half Korean, not just a quarter.

cwm85 August 4, 2015 at 8:35 am

She probably is half. Since her grandfather is Korean. Unless he married other side of his ethnicity.

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