“Failure in Diversity,” he began on Instagram. “I’m asking my Native Actors to stay away from this project.
“Yellowstone” is telling the world that there are no Native actresses capable of leading a TV show. Unless your great-great grandparents are Cherokee.”
“I speak on behalf of all my woman Natives who work so hard to get noticed and they wake up to this,” he wrote in a separate comment underneath the photo.
According to reports, the 25-year-old actress is half-white/half-Taiwanese “with some Cherokee ancestry.” Others state that she was born to a “Chinese-Taiwanese father and a mother of English and Cherokee descent.” Either way, she reportedly has some Native American in her ancestry, but her ethnicity is primarily Asian and European.
She stated in 2010 that she wanted to be able to speak more fluently in Mandarin Chinese as well as be able to read traditional Chinese characters. She has two younger siblings: a brother who is two years younger and a sister who is eight years younger. She attended Hammond School for high school, located in Columbia, SC. Kelsey Chow’s residence is in Los Angeles, California, but she currently lives in New York City where she attends Columbia University. Career
After gaining experience in community theatre, Chow got her first television role in 2005 where she played the recurring role of Gigi Silveri on One Tree Hill at the age of 13 appearing on the show until 2009.
In 2008, she guest starred on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. She also co-starred in the Disney Channel original film, Den Brother.From 2010 to 2013, Chow co-starred as Mikayla on Disney XD original series, Pair of Kings.
In 2012, Chow had a small part in The Amazing Spider-Man, and was later cast in the feature film Run. In 2014, she was cast in the Fox drama Hieroglyph. However, the series was cancelled before it premiered.
She co-starred in the music video for Hayley Kiyoko’s song “Girls Like Girls”. Kelsey appeared in the recurring role of Tracy Stewart on season 5, part 1 of Teen Wolf, which premiered on June 29, 2015 and reassumed her role for part 2, which premiered on January 5, 2016.