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.
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.
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.
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”.
— Kelsey Asbille (@kelsey_asbille_) February 26, 2016
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”.