Who is Kelsey Chow?
Kelsey Asbille Chow is an American actress who came to limelight after her role in Disney XD sitcom ‘Pair of Kings’. She has acted in several movies and shows throughout her professional career and has been interested in theatre from a very young age. Her first acting experiences were from community theatre plays. She landed her first television role at the age of 13. In 2017, she cut out her last surname, ‘Chow’, blaming the stereotyping Hollywood industry. She was criticized for decrying her Chinese heritage by the media. A human rights student at Columbia University she is widely popular in Hollywood for her different and unique roles. She is also said to be one of the promising actresses of the Hollywood industry.
Kelsey Asbille Chow says she was inspired by a community theatre play to take up a career in acting. She notes that she had some great experiences being a part of productions of ‘Ragtime’, ‘The Will Rogers Follies’ and ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’. Following her stint at the community theatre, she got her first TV role in the teenage drama ‘One Tree Hill’ where she was cast as Gigi Silveri. She played the recurring role on the show from 2005 to 2009.
In 2008, she made guest appearances on the sitcom ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’. In 2010, she also acted in ‘Den Brother’, an original film from Disney Channel. 2010 became the year where the dark-haired actress became recognized. She was cast in Disney XD’s original series ‘Pair of Kings’ as Mikayla. The gig went on until 2013. She also landed a small part in ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ (2012) and also did a part in the movie ‘Run’, in 2013. In 2014, she acted in the Fox drama ‘Hieroglyph’, however, the show was cancelled and did not premier. In 2015, she appeared in ‘Teen Wolf’, a fantasy drama, in the recurring role of Tracy Stewart. During the same year, she co-starred with Stefanie Scott on the music video ‘Girls like Girls’.
In 2017, she was cast in the movie ‘Wind River’ and also appeared in the television film ‘Brimming with Love’. Currently, she is acting in the American Television series ‘Yellowstone’ starring Kevin Kostner.
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Family & Personal Life
Kelsey Asbille Chow was born on 9 September 1991. She is the daughter of Jim and Jean Chow. Kelsey is an American national with a mixed ethnicity of Cherokee, English, and Chinese. Her father is Chinese and her mother is English, Kelseywas raised in Columbia along with her two siblings. She attended the Hammond School, Columbia, South Carolina. She went on to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Columbia. At Columbia University, she studied human rights with a special focus on indigenous rights.
Kelsey Asbille Chow has been in multiple relationships in the past. Reportedly, in 2009, she was dating actor Hutch Dano. Both of worked together in the movie ‘Den Brother’. In 2011, her name was linked to yet another actor Ethan Peck, however, they broke up after a brief period of time. Currently, she is in a relationship with actor William Moseley. The couple met on the sets of the movie ‘Run’, in 2013. They recently appeared together for the season 2 premiere celebration of American series ‘The Royals’.
Kelsey Asbille cut out her surname Chow in 2017 because she thought that the surname ‘Chow’ would have limited her exposure in the industry. She said that with the surname she would have ended up playing Chinese woman roles.