Born on February 17, 1992 in Winnipeg, actress Judy Jiao is best known for portraying the character Leia Chang in Degrassi: The Next Generation. She was born to Jack Jiao and Jean Zu, and has one brother. At the age of 13, she was spotted by a modeling scout at a mall and was signed immediately. She was later encouraged to enroll in acting classes, which led her to audition for several roles. Other talents of hers include playing the piano and speaking fluent Mandarin, French and English.