Birth Name: Kristin Laura Kreuk
Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth: December 30, 1982
*Chinese, with some Scottish and African (mother)
Kristin Kreuk is a Canadian actress. She starred in the television series Smallville. Her father, Peter Kreuk, is Dutch. Her mother, Deanna Che, who has roots in Jamaica, is of Chinese, and some Scottish and African, descent.
Kristin has said:
My grandmother was born in Jamaica of mixed descent. Her grandfather had come from China to work the Panama Canal. Her grandmother a woman of mixed heritage, was the daughter of a Scottish estate owner and an African slave. At least this is what I have been able to grasp from the data that is available… This… is not intended as a dissertation on my family history or the history of Jamaica itself, but more as a statement about how this quest has lead me to an unexpectedly immense feeling of connectedness.