Kristin Kreuk

Kristin Kreuk

Kreuk in 2004, image by Prphotos

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. Her roles include Lana Lang on Smallville, as well as Edgemont, Beauty & the Beast, and Burden of Truth, and the films Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and EuroTrip.

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.

Kreuk in 2012, image via kathclick/


Curious about ethnicity

130 Responses

  1. indo says:

    I don’t know what you guys are talking about saying she just looks like a white woman, I can see the Asian in her.

  2. Lee says:

    Seperated from Q (Native Americans)

  3. Lee says:

    If anyone’s planning on taking a DNA test, I recommend ancestry or familyDNA.

  4. Mixed Kidd says:

    She looks beautiful and that is a great combo

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