This is Katie's first professional role and her first-ever acting role.
Katie responded to an open casting call in February 2004 where she beat 5000 girls for the role of Cho Chang. Katie had no prior acting experience or coaching; it was quite by chance that her father saw an advertisement on a Chinese television channel for the casting call. Katie thought it might be quite fun to go along and try her luck, though that day she was more interested in going shopping.
On the day of the casting, Katie joined the queue of thousands of young girls desperate to win the part of Cho Chang. After the initial casting call, she was extremely shocked to hear that she had been short-listed and that the casting director wanted her back for further auditions; with no prior acting experience she was convinced that she wouldn't get the role. After more auditions and screen tests, her mother was called to say that Katie would be playing Cho Chang in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Katie is a huge music fan and listens to all kinds of music including R&B, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, and she also plays the piano.
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Katie Leung Facts
|Birth Name||Katie Liu Leung|
|Birthday||August 8, 1987 (33)|
|Birthplace||Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Height||5' 6½" (1m69) How tall is Katie Leung compared to you?|