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.