Katie Leung

Scottish actress

Katie Liu Leung (born 8 August 1987) is a Scottish actress. She is most famous for her roles as Cho Chang in the Harry Potter series.[1] She was born in Motherwell, Scotland.

Katie Leung
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Katie Leung at the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Tokyo premiere, 2005
Katie Liu Leung

(1987-08-08) 8 August 1987 (age 34)
Years active2004–present
Known forCho Chang in Harry Potter franchise
Height5 ft 4.5 in (1.64 m)

Her parents, Peter and Kar Wai Li Leung, are Chinese immigrants. After her parents got divorced, she lived with her father in a £400,000 house in Motherwell, Scotland. Her two brothers and a younger sister, also live with her. Her father owns a restaurant and a fast food business in Motherwell. Leung went to school at Hamilton College, a Scottish private school in Glasgow. She speaks fluent Cantonese and some Mandarin.

Leung has been named as Scotland's most stylish female and as the hottest Scotswoman by The Scotsman.[2] She has also been in Teen Vogue and in Evening Standard.[3][4]

Film & Television & StageEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Cho Chang Movie
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Cho Chang Movie, Voice Over on Video Game
Love Coming Home (愛回家) (Music Video) – Leo Ku Girlfriend Music Video
2008 Agatha Christie's Poirot Hsui Tai (TV) Episode "Cat Amongst the Pigeons".ITV1 TV Production
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cho Chang Movie, Voice Over on Video Game
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Cho Chang Movie
2012 Wild Swans Jung Chang Stage Production
2013 Run Ying TV Mini-Series (4 Episodes)
2017 T2 Transpotting Nurse Movie
The Foreigner Fan Movie
2018 Strangers Lau Chen TV series
2019 Chimerica Liuli TV mini-series (4 Episodes)
Moominvalley Too-Ticky Animated series; Voice




  • Scotland's Most Stylish Female
  • No. 80 on the Cosmogirl's Hot 100 List.[6]


  • Outstanding Newcomer Award, Asian Excellence Awards (Top 4)
  • Young Scots Award (nominee)


  1. Synnot, Siobhan (21 June 2007). "KISS ME KATIE". Daily Record. Retrieved 29 November 2009.
  2. Watson, Jeremy (18 November 2007). "Harry Potter actress flies from Hogwarts to top of eligibles list". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2 December 2007.
  3. "Teen Vogue". All Stars Online. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  4. "Katie Leung Evening Standard photoshoot, June 2007". SnitchSeeker.com. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  5. "2008 Movie Awards Winners". MTV Networks. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  6. "Katie Leung in Cosmo Girl magazine". snitch seeker.com. 22 May 2007. Retrieved 1 April 2012.