Who is Genevieve Kang? Age and career of Locke & Key actress explored

Amber Peake October 23, 2021
Who is Genevieve Kang? Age and career of Locke & Key actress explored


The second instalment of horror series Locke & Key premiered on Netflix yesterday, Friday 22 October. As fans watch series 2, some are curious to know more about the cast away from the show. Meet Locke & Key Jackie Veda actress, Genevieve Kang, as we explore her age and career so far.

Who is Genevieve Kang?

Actress Genevieve Kang is known to fans of horror series Locke & Key for her role as Jackie Veda. Away from her current role, Kang’s passion for acting started young and later developed after she was cast in her first musical in high school.

In an interview with Unclear magazine, Kang revealed the production led her to sign with her first agent. She explained: “It was after performing in that high school production when I signed with my first agent and within a few months, booked my first professional acting job.”

As per her IMDb, she made her on-screen debut on the Nickelodeon series Romeo! as a teen. The series ran between 2003 and 2006, with Kang featuring on an episode in 2004.

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How old is Genevieve Kang?

In Locke & Key the actress takes on the role of Jackie Veda, a high school student at Matheson High School.  As with most teen dramas, the cast is not always the same age as their character. While her character is a teenager, Genevieve Kang’s actual age is 32.

The actress recently joked about portraying a teen on the show to her followers on Instagram. While sharing a gif of her character, she wrote: “Still playing a high school student in your 30s? @lockandkeynetflix season 2 now streaming.”

Fellow Locke & Key actress Hallea Jones was one of the first to comment as she completed her co-star on her youthful looks: “30 never looked so youthful!”

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Why does she look familiar?

If you are a fan of Christmas movies, you may recognise Genevieve Kang from Christmas With A View as well as Hallmark’s Pride, Prejudice & Mistletoe. 

The Pride and Prejudice Christmas movie was not the only Hallmark release Kang has been a part of, as she has also starred in the TV series The Crossword Mysteries and movie The Good Witch’s Charm

Audiences may also be familiar with the actress for her roles in the TV shows The Strain, Jett and Impulse. 

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.