in 2005, but she shot to fame at the age of 16 after scoring the role over 3,000 other hopefuls.The popular Ravenclaw fought the Dark Side alongside the wizarding world's famous trio — Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger — as a member of Dumbledore's Army. Needless to say, she was the envy of fangirls and fanboys everywhere."I came away from them thinking that I didn't feel like a real actor…[and] wasn't certain I wanted to rely on acting as a career because of the uncertainty of it," the actress said."It has taken a while but now I feel more comfortable within myself." in 2008.
The actress opened up about the "casual racism" she's faced in the industry, telling .
She was also a killer Quidditch Seeker, danced with Robert Pattinson's Cedric Diggory (R. P.) at the Yule Ball, and just so happened to be the titular character's first crush. (We'll just get this one out of the way right now: It turns out that Leung is a Gryffindor at heart.) We've got all the answers about this star's post-Potter world. However, her casting and the publicity surrounding that infamous smooch made Leung the target of online abuse and racist comments via so-called "I Hate Katie" fansites.