Birth Name: Katherine Chang
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 3, 1995
Ethnicity: Korean (paternal grandfather), Irish, German, Luxembourgish, Scottish, likely some Swedish
Katie Chang is an American actress, producer, and writer. Her roles include the films The Bling Ring, A Birder’s Guide to Everything, Anesthesia, The Outcasts (2017), and Daniel Isn’t Real, and, in voice performance, the animated show Pantheon.
She was raised in Winnetka, Illinois.
Katie’s paternal grandfather was Edward Hajin Chang (the son of Won Hong Chang and On Chun Kim). Edward was of Korean origin.
Katie’s paternal grandmother is named Beverly Jean Smith.
Katie’s maternal grandfather is John Edward Scally, Jr. (the son of John Edward Scally, Sr. and Edith Bernadine Shepherd). Katie’s grandfather John was born in Iowa, and was of Irish, and some Scottish, descent. Katie’s great-grandfather John was the son of John Edward Scally and Rose Ella McEnany. Edith was the daughter of Charles Legge Shepherd and Regina Kirk.
Katie’s maternal grandmother is Susan Ann “Sue” Kayser (the daughter of Clarence Albert Kayser and Vernetta Rozina Kuehl). Susan was born in Waterloo, Iowa. Clarence was of Luxembourgish descent, and was the son of Nicholas Kayser and Eva Shuler. Vernetta was born in Cushing, Iowa, the daughter of Hans Kuehl and Anna Miller, whose mother was possibly of part Swedish descent.
Sources: Obituary of Katie’s paternal grandfather, Edward Hajin Chang – http://www.startribune.com
Article about Katie’s maternal grandmother, Susan Ann “Sue” (Kayser) Scally – http://qconline.com
Obituary of Katie’s maternal great-grandmother, Vernetta Rozina (Kuehl) Kayser – http://wcfcourier.com