Kelsey Asbille

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Kelsey Asbille Chow (born September 9, 1991) is an American actress.[1] She is known for her role as Mikayla in the Disney XD sitcom Pair of Kings, and as Monica Dutton in the TV Series Yellowstone. From 2005 to 2009, she had a recurring role as Gigi Silveri on the drama One Tree Hill. She portrayed Tracy Stewart in MTV's Teen Wolf from 2015–2016.

Kelsey Asbille Chow
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Chow at the 2011 Hollywood Style Awards
Kelsey Asbille Chow

(1991-09-09) September 9, 1991 (age 30)
Other namesKelsey Asbille, Kelsey Chow
EducationColumbia University
Years active2005–present
Partner(s)William Moseley (2012–present)

For all of her screen credits up through 2017, she is listed as Kelsey Chow. For most of her roles since that year, such as for Wind River, Yellowstone, and Fargo, she is credited as Kelsey Asbille.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Her parents are Dr. James Chow and Jean Chow. She has two younger siblings: a brother, Forrest, and a sister, Kiersten.[3] Chow has said her father is Chinese, and her mother an American from Columbia, South Carolina.[4][2] She stated in 2010 that because her father is Chinese, she wanted to be more fluent in Mandarin Chinese, as well as read traditional Chinese characters.[4]

In 2017 and 2018, when she was cast in Native American roles, she claimed to be "part Cherokee"[5] and to have a "Cherokee identity."[6] She told The New York Times that she was of "Eastern Band Cherokee descent" and that playing an Indigenous woman was "in [her] blood."[7] This resulted in the tribe issuing a statement that they have no record of Chow, nor did they find any evidence that she is a descendant.[2][8]

Chow attended Hammond School for high school, located in Columbia, SC. She is based in Los Angeles,[9] but also lives part-time in New York City[9][10] where she attended Columbia University as a Human Rights major.[11][12][5][13]


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.[14][15]

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.[16]

In 2012, Chow had a small part in The Amazing Spider-Man,[17] and was later cast in the feature film Run.[18]

In 2014, she was cast in the Fox drama Hieroglyph.[19] However, the series was cancelled before it premiered.[20]

She co-starred in 2015 with Stefanie Scott in the music video for Hayley Kiyoko's song "Girls Like Girls",[21] and appeared in the recurring role of Tracy Stewart on season five of Teen Wolf (the first ten episodes premiered on June 29, 2015, while the second half premiered on January 5, 2016).

For all of her screen credits up through 2017, she is listed as Kelsey Chow. For most of her roles since that year, such as for Wind River, Yellowstone, and Fargo (when she has portrayed Native American women) she is credited as Kelsey Asbille.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Chow has been dating British actor William Moseley since 2012.[22]


For all of her roles, unless otherwise indicated, she is credited as Kelsey Chow.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 My Sweet Misery Girlfriend Past
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Sally Avril[23] Credited as "Hot Girl"
2013 The Wine of Summer Brit
2013 Run Emily Baltimore
2014 Found Footage Girl Short film
2015 Full of Grace Zara
2015 Chicago Sanitation Sanitation Worker Short film
2017 Wind River Natalie Hanson (credited as Kelsey Asbille)


Year Title Role Notes
2005–2009 One Tree Hill Gigi Silveri Recurring role; 18 episodes
2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Dakota Episode: "Romancing the Phone"
2010 Den Brother Matisse Burrows Disney Channel Original Movie
2010–2013 Pair of Kings Mikayla Makoola Main role; 63 episodes
2011 Disney's Friends for Change Games Herself Red Team member
2012 Punk'd Herself Episode: "Lucy Hale"
2014 Baby Daddy Stephanie Episode: "An Affair Not to Remember"
2014 Hieroglyph Lotus Tenry Unsold pilot
2015–2016 Teen Wolf Tracy Stewart Recurring role; 13 episodes
2016 Embeds Marissa main role; 6 episodes
2017 Brimming with Love Allie Morgan Television film; (credited as Kelsey Asbille)
2018 Splitting Up Together Charlotte Recurring role; 2 episodes
2018-present Yellowstone Monica Dutton Main role; 29 episodes, (credited as Kelsey Asbille)
2020 Fargo Swanee Capps Season 4, recurring role; (credited as Kelsey Asbille)

Music videosEdit

Year Song Role Artist
2013 "Sleepwalker" Girl Bonnie McKee
2015 "Girls Like Girls" Sonya Hayley Kiyoko


  1. ^ "Kelsey Chow Biography". Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Says Wind River and Yellowstone Actress is Not Enrolled nor Descended from Tribe". September 19, 2017. Archived from the original on September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Former Hammond student stars on Disney | Columbia Star". August 20, 2010. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Kelsey Chow speaks Chinese for LA Teen Festival". YouTube. Archived from the original on December 15, 2021. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "interview | kelsey asbille". Schön! Magazine. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  6. ^ Comita, Jenny (November 26, 2018). "Yellowstone Star Kelsey Asbille Grows Into Her Cherokee Identity Onscreen". W Magazine. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  7. ^ Maillard, Kevin Noble (August 1, 2017). "What's So Hard About Casting Indian Actors in Indian Roles?". The New York Times. Retrieved October 20, 2021.
  8. ^ Yu, Heather Johnson (September 21, 2017). "Eurasian Actress Exposed After Falsely Claiming She Was Part Native American Over Film Role". NextShark. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Kelsey Chow: The Columbus Dispatch". March 28, 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  10. ^ "Exclusive Interview: 'PAIR OF KINGS' Kelsey Chow Talks Fight Scenes, Spider-Man and True Blood". August 17, 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  11. ^ Staples, Pam (August 20, 2010). "Former Hammond student stars on Disney". Columbia Star. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  12. ^ Asbille, Kelsey (July 21, 2017). "What It's Like to Be a Successful Actress and an Ivy League Student at the Same Time". Town & Country. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  13. ^ "Columbia Spectator 19 January 2012 — Columbia Spectator". Retrieved August 29, 2021.
  14. ^ Taylor, Amanda (October 7, 2005). "Hammond student gets big break". Columbia Star. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  15. ^ "Hammond Student Shines on 'One Tree Hill'", The State, November 16, 2005.
  16. ^ "October Cover Girl: Kelsey Chow « Dream Magazine". Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  17. ^ Laurence, Emily (June 9, 2012). "Kelsey Chow Interview - The Amazing Spider-Man Movie Scoop". Seventeen. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  18. ^ Jeff Sneider (March 12, 2012). "Kelsey Chow on the 'Run' with indie". Variety. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 15, 2014). "Fox Adds Kendrick Sampson To 'Gracepoint', Kelsey Chow To 'Hieroglyph'". Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  20. ^ Hibberd, James (June 30, 2014). "Fox cancels Ancient Egypt drama 'Hieroglyph'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  21. ^ "The 'Jem And The Holograms' Girls Get Together For An LGBT-Positive Music Video". MTV. June 24, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  22. ^ Ortiz, Jen (July 18, 2018). "'Yellowstone' Star Kelsey Asbille Is all About Binge-Watching TV and Ordering Takeout". Marie Claire. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  23. ^ Ngwije Americ (August 17, 2011). "Exclusive Interview: Pair of Kings' Kelsey Chow Talks Fight Scenes, Spider-Man and True Blood". TV Equals.

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