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Katie Leung

Biography

Scottish actress who increased to fame on her behalf role as Cho Chang in the Harry Potter film franchise. After showing up in Harry Potter as well as the Deathly Hallows – Component 2, she performed roles in Crazy Swans and Work. She attended supplementary college at Hamilton University. She waited four hours in-line for any five-minute audition for the part of Cho Chang. Her parents are Peter Leung and Kar Wai Li Leung. She’s a brother called Jonathan and a sister called Violet. She was the 1st on-screen kiss partner of Daniel Radcliffe.

Quick Facts


Full Name Katie Leung
Date Of Birth August 8, 1987
Place Of Birth Motherwell, Scotland
Height 1.64 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Hamilton College, Hamilton College, South Lanarkshire, University of the Arts London
Nationality Scottish
Parents Kar Wai Li Leung, Peter Leung
Siblings Jonathan Leung, Darren Leung, Nichole Leung
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
Movies The Foreigner, T2 Trainspotting, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
TV Shows Run, One Child
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1 Finland - promoting Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). [July 2007]
2 Hong Kong - promoting Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). [November 2005]
3 Favorite actor is Joaquin Phoenix.
4 Her favorite Chinese actors are Aaron Kwok and Stephen Chow.
5 Values her brother, Jonathan's, opinions most
6 Has two brothers (one named Jonathan) and a younger sister (Violet)
7 Can speak Cantonese and some Mandarin.
8 According to her father, she had never been in a school play and went for the audition "on a whim"..
9 Author J.K. Rowling insisted that the actress to play "Cho" had to be a complete unknown.
10 Attended Hamilton College, a prestigious private school in Hamilton, Scotland. Since finishing school in May 2005, Katie wants to either study art at university or embark on an acting career.
11 Parents are Kar Wai Li & Peter Leung (divorced)
12 Beat out over 3,000 girls to make her debut as "Cho Chang" in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Child 2014 TV Mini-Series Mei Ashley
Father Brown 2014 TV Series Jia-Li Gerard
Run 2013 TV Mini-Series Ying
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 Cho Chang
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 Cho Chang
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 Cho Chang
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 Video Game Cho Chang (voice)
Agatha Christie's Poirot 2008 TV Series Hsui Tai
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 Video Game Cho Chang (voice)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 Cho Chang
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 Cho Chang
The Foreigner 2017 post-production
T2 Trainspotting 2017 Nurse

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The British Academy Scotland Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows T4 Premiere Special 2010 TV Movie Herself
Empire Movie Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Herself
HBO First Look 2005-2007 TV Series documentary Herself
Preparing for the Yule Ball 2006 Video documentary short Herself
Reflections on the Fourth Film 2006 Video documentary short Herself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Nominee
'Harry Potter': Behind the Magic 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Too Much TV 2016 TV Series Mei - One Child

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) · Daniel Radcliffe


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#Quote
1 I always had a problem with shyness at school and would never stick my hand up in class if I was stuck at something. I didn't want to be the center of attention, all those eyes looking at me would have made me really nervous. I guess some actresses use that adrenalin to push themselves.
2 [on playing Cho] "If this turns out to be my only film then I think it would be pretty cool to be known as Harry Potter's first crush."
3 [on hate sites regarding her and her role in Harry Potter] "This kind of stuff is inevitable because Dan has so many female fans - millions of them - so I'm nor surprised some of them don't like me. But I don't think it's all based on jealousy. I'm not going to satisfy everyone's preconceptions of Cho."
4 [on acting] "I wouldn't want to be in a film because I'm Asian. I want to get respect as an actress."


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