Birth Name: Kristin Laura Kreuk
Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth: December 30, 1982
*father – Dutch
*maternal grandfather – Chinese-Indonesian
*maternal grandmother – Jamaican [Chinese, African, Scottish]
Kristin Kreuk is a Canadian actress. She starred as Lana Lang on the television series Smallville.
Her father, Peter Kreuk, is from St. Catharines, Ontario, and is of Dutch ancestry.
Her mother, Deanna Che, was born in Indonesia, to a Chinese-Indonesian father and a Jamaican mother of Chinese, Scottish, and African descent. A picture of Kristin’s maternal grandmother’s family can be seen here.
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.