Kelsey ChowPosted in Pics on January 11th, 2011 by Jody
Surely I’m not the only person who’s noticed that the Disney Channel features plenty of mixed-race girls in its programming. (Whereas, it features few if any mixed-race boys, mostly preferring white actors, especially for lead roles. But that’s a discussion for another website.)
Off the top of my head, the list of mixed-race Disney actresses includes Vanessa Hudgens, half-Mexicans Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, and Miley Cyrus (just kidding about that last one, though Miley does have a half-Asian look-alike who happens to be an amateur pornstar: search for “sasha brooke tube8” ). Well here is another actress to add to that list.
Kelsey Asbill Chow is an actress from Columbia, South Carolina, who may be best known for playing Gigi on the teen soap One Tree Hill from 2005 to 2009. This past year, she took a break from her studies at Columbia University in the City of New York (continuing in the tradition of teen actresses on hiatus from Columbia such as Lauryn Hill, Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, and Emmy Rossum) to star in the Disney Channel movie Den Brother as well as on the Disney XD series Pair of Kings.
Like fellow actress Malese Jow, she is half-Chinese and half-Caucasian/Native American.
For more info, check out her website, her Wikipedia entry, and her IMDb entry. Also check out this interview and this fascinating NY Post article about how she (and other teen stars) decided whether to attend college.
Pictures and video after the jump.
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