• Kelsey Asbille Chow was born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1991.
• She has an estimated net worth of over $3 million.
• She attended Hammond School and Columbia University.
• Her breakthrough role was in One Tree Hill in 2005.
• She has also appeared in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Den Brother, Pair of Kings, The Amazing Spider-Man, Run, Hieroglyph, Wind River, and Yellowstone.

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Date Of BirthSeptember 9, 1991

Who is Kelsey Chow?

Kelsey Asbille Chow was born on 9 September 1991, in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, and is an actress, best known for her role as Gigi Silveri on the television drama “One Tree Hill”. She also appeared in the MTV series “Teen Wolf” from 2015 to 2016, playing the character Tracy Stewart.

The Riches of Kelsey Chow

How rich is Kelsey Chow? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting since 2005, appearing in both films as well as television. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

According to Kelsey, her father is Chinese while her mother is American, claiming that she has ancestry from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. However, this has not been proven as there is no record or evidence to this effect. She grew up with two younger siblings, and attended Hammond School located in her hometown. The school was founded in 1966 and was originally known as a segregation academy. Later on, it became known for their academic and athletic achievements.

Kelsey Chow

After matriculating from high school, she moved to New York City to study at Columbia University, taking up a degree in Human Rights. Columbia University is one of the prestigious Ivy League universities and is the fifth oldest institution of higher education in the country. It has been consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the world. The university is known for creating scientists and scholars who’ve had a significant impact in their respective fields. They’ve made strides in fields such as genetics, nuclear technology, laser, and the brain-computer interface.

Acting Career

Chow had already been pursuing an acting career at a young age, and gained experience in community theatre during her primary school years. In 2005 after entering high school, she got her breakthrough when she was cast in “One Tree Hill” at the age of 13. The show ran for a total of nine seasons from 2003 to 2012, though she only stayed with the show until 2009. The show focuses on the lives of the main characters through their high school years, though the show later did a time skip, showcasing their lives after college.

During her time with the show, she also made a guest appearance in “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” and also worked on the Disney Channel original film entitled “Den Brother”. In 2010, she then became the star of the Disney XD original series entitled “Pair of Kings” in which she played Mikayla. The sitcom aired for three years, and was filmed in front of a live studio audience – the story revolves around two Chicago teens who discover that they are actually rulers of a fictitious Pacific Island nation.

Recent Projects

In 2012, Kelsey was given a support role in the film “The Amazing Spider-Man”. The film is based on the highly popular Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, taking its title from the comic book series which is the character’s longest running, and is a reboot of the Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” trilogy which aired from 2002 to 2007, and starred Andrew Garfield alongside Emma Stone. It tells the story of Peter Parker, a teenager from New York City who takes on the mask of “Spider-Man” after being bit by a genetically engineered spider. Shortly after that appearance, she  appeared in the film “Run” before being cast in the drama “Hieroglyph”.

In 2015, she appeared alongside Stefanie Scott in the music video for the song “Girls Like Girls” by Hayley Kiyoko, and was then given a recurring role in the fifth season of the show “Teen Wolf”, playing the character Tracy Stewart for 10 episodes, in the series loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, following the story of a teenager who is bitten by a werewolf and now has to cope with how it changes his life. Two of her latest projects are “Wind River” and “Yellowstone”, in which she portrayed Native American women. Instead of using her usual last name, she billed herself as Kelsey Asbille for these projects.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, not much is known in terms of Chow’s romantic relationships. She hasn’t shared a lot about this aspect of her life and many believe that she is single as she has not given evidence to the contrary. According to her, she really loves acting, and one of her idols is Sean Connery. She also mentioned that one of her biggest inspirations is her grandmother, who was one of the first women to complete medical school at the top of her class. According to her, she enjoys being ethnically ambiguous, as it allows her to play many roles.

Similar to numerous actresses, she is active online through accounts on social media. She has an account on Instagram on which she has over 96,000 followers, and uses the platform to post personal photos from events or projects she’s had in recent months. She promotes a lot of her work online, and also posts a few behind the scenes photos occasionally. She’s been featured by several publications too, such as “Schon Magazine” and “Flaunt Magazine”.

General Info

Full NameKelsey Chow
Date Of BirthSeptember 9, 1991
Height1.7 m
EducationColumbia University


ParentsJim Chow, Jean Chow


MoviesWind River, Run, The Wine of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man, Den Brother, My Sweet Misery
TV ShowsPair of Kings, Hieroglyph

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1The Wine of Summer (2013) is a beautiful film about love lost and found, and the complexities of life while discovering who you are. It was filmed primarily in and around Barcelona, and the imagery is breathtaking.
2I want to do roles that will challenge me. I'm definitely interested in period pieces. But I definitely don't want to limit myself. I'm very open to different roles.
3It's fun to get away from myself for a while when I take on these roles that have very different personalities from my own. I get to say things I normally wouldn't say or act in ways I normally wouldn't act. After all, such roles are more challenging because you really have to immerse yourself in the character.
4Run (2013) is exciting, about family secrets, the mystery surrounding them and the outdoor sport of parkour. The story itself is full of intrigue and action, but the parkour takes the story to another level. It was an absolutely incredible experience, working with experts from all over the country.
5I enjoy having the ability to play a variety of ethnicities. Being ethnically ambiguous allows me to explore many roles, and I enjoy being free to be whoever I want to be.
6I love mixing prints. The costume designer for Pair of Kings (2010) and I have actually incorporated the trend for my character 'Mikayla.'
7The more you love a person, you more you should respect that person. Encourage her to be the best she can be, and you'll both be happier.
8I definitely want to study global health. Right now I'm working on all the prerequisite core curriculum that Columbia has. So getting all of that out of the way. And I definitely want to pursue something along the lines of public health.
9I'm very lucky to have a strong support system with my friends and my family. They have kept me grounded.
10Pair of Kings (2010) is so much fun, literally. It is a very physical show with loads of stunts and green screen work, and you never know what great adventure is ahead of you! It's also a nice change in terms of being of similar ages to Larramie Doc Shaw and Mitchel Musso.
11I enjoyed the drama of One Tree Hill (2003) and the opportunity to be one of the comedic aspects, initially.
12Dance and theatre afforded me the opportunity to discover my passion for acting, for telling stories.
13One Tree Hill (2003) was my first television experience, so naturally I was nervous initially. There is no rehearsal, you get your script a few days ahead, and you work. I was also the youngest actor, 13, on set at that time, but it was amazing to be able to 'learn the ropes' with such a supportive group of people.
14I wish I could read minds. It's a dangerous superpower, so I'd wish for it to come with a switch where I could turn it off if I wanted to. You'd learn a lot about people, that's for sure!
15I like vintage dresses that I can just slip on.
16My 94-year-old grandmother has always been so inspiring to me. She is kind, smart, brave, and independent. After graduating number one in her medical school class at a time when it was extremely rare for women to attend medical school, she worked with the World Health Organization in North Africa to eradicate tuberculosis.
17I was really young when I started on One Tree Hill (2003) and the encouragement from my friends and family has been crucial in my development as an actress. I'm also continuously surprised and humbled by the kindness and generosity of the fans.
18I've always wanted to work with Sean Connery - there's something about his style, and his calm, cool demeanor that I find intriguing.
19One Tree Hill (2003) will always be very, very special to me. It was my first television show. And my first gig in the business. It was surreal. I booked the role when I was 13. I had just started high school, and literally, I think, a week into high school, I found out I got the role. It was unimaginable! I learned so much from that show.
20When you're young, you don't think about your career or your future - you perform because you love it.




Brimming with Love2017TV Movie post-productionAllie Morgan
Splitting Up Together2017TV Movie pre-productionCharlotte
Wind River2017Natalie Hanson
Embeds2017TV SeriesMarissa
Teen Wolf2015-2016TV SeriesTracy Stewart
Chicago Sanitation2015Short
Full of Grace2015/IZara (as Kelsey Chow)
Hayley Kiyoko: Girls Like Girls2015Video shortSonya
Found Footage2014/IIIShort as Kelsey Chow
Baby Daddy2014TV SeriesStephanie
Hieroglyph2014TV MovieLotus Tenry (as Kelsey Chow)
The Wine of Summer2013Brit (as Kelsey Chow)
Run2013/IEmily Baltimore (as Kelsey Chow)
Pair of Kings2010-2013TV SeriesMikayla Makoola
The Amazing Spider-Man2012Hot Girl (as Kelsey Chow)
Den Brother2010TV MovieMatisse Burrows (as Kelsey Chow)
My Sweet Misery2009Girlfriend Past (as Kelsey Chow)
One Tree Hill2005-2009TV SeriesGigi
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody2008TV SeriesDakota


Mojave2015special thanks - as Kelsey Chow


Access Hollywood2013TV SeriesHerself
Punk'd2012TV Series
Disney Friends for Change Games2011TV SpecialHerself (as Kelsey Chow)

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