Katie Chang

"The Bling Ring" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Chang in 2013, photo by PrPhotos

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. She played the lead role in the Sofia Coppola film The Bling Ring.

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


Curious about ethnicity

11 Responses

  1. cwm85 says:

    She looks typically asian, European mix.

  2. Bobby Martnen says:

    Here is an obituary for her paternal grandfater, Edward Hajin Chang

  3. xoxo says:

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

  4. M says:

    Asian genes are strong, she looks half.

  5. Girll says:

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

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