Ken Jeong Biography


Ken Jeong

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Birth Name: Ken Jeong
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Birth Sign: cancer
Age:   47 Years
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MTV Movie Awards winner for Best WTF Moment, Ken Jeong is an actor and comedian from United States and he is mainly popular in the world for starring the role of gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover Trilogy. Ken is also a retired physician. Ken Jeong was from the upper middle class family born as Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America to Young Jeong and D.K. Jeong. He is an American and is of South Korean descent.

In September 2004, Ken got married to Dr. Tran Ho. Dr. Tran Ho is  a family physician and she is popular for being a breast cancer survivor. As a married couple, they welcomed a twin daughter in 2008.

As a child, Ken joined Walter Hines Page High School. There he was active in several things. There he was the member of High IQ team and he also used to play violin in the orchestra. He completed his high school graduation at the age of 16 and for this he was honored with Greensboro's Youth of the Year award. He then joined Duke University and finally earned his M.D. in 1995 from University of North Carolina.

In 1995, Ken took part in Big Easy Laff-Off and at the end he also won this show. Then he began performing at the Improv and Laugh Factory comedy clubs as a comedian. Few months later, he moved to Los Angeles where he practiced medicine for several years. During that time, he also appeared in several shows. He finally made his acting debut in 1997 and that was in the television series, The Big Easy starring the role of Dr. Tang. For his role in The Hangover Part III, he earned the salary of $5,000,000. His net worth is said to be around $14 million.

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Born in Detroit, Michigan

1969 13th of December

Ken Jeong was from the upper middle class family born as Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America to Young Jeong and D.K. Jeong. He is an American and is of South Korean descent.

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Graduated from Walter Hines Page High School

1985

As a child, Ken joined Walter Hines Page High School. There he was active in several things. There he was the member of High IQ team and he also used to play violin in the orchestra. He completed his high school graduation at the age of 16. 

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Graduated from University of North Carolina

1995

After his high school graduation, he was honored with Greensboro's Youth of the Year award. Then he joined Duke University and he completed his undergraduate degree in medicine in 1990 and then he attended University of North Carolina and he finally earned his M.D. in 1995.

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Won Big Easy Laff-Off

1995

In 1995, Ken took part in Big Easy Laff-Off and at the end he also won this show. Then he began performing at the Improv and Laugh Factory comedy clubs as a comedian. Few months later, he moved to Los Angeles where he practiced medicine for several years. 

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Began his acting career

1997

During his early days in Los Angeles, he also appeared in several shows. He finally made his acting debut in 1997 and that was in the television series, The Big Easy starring the role of Dr. Tang. 

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Married to Dr Tran Ho

2004

In September 2004, Ken got married to Dr. Tran Ho. Dr. Tran Ho is  a family physician and she is popular for being a breast cancer survivor. As a married couple, they welcomed a twin daughter in 2008.

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First feature film, Knocked Up

2007

He made his feature film debut in 2007. That year, he appeared in the movie, Knocked Up playing the role of Dr. Kuni. Next year, he portrayed the role of Employment Agent in the movie, Step Brothers.

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Welcomed twin daughter

2008

After being married to Dr. Tran Ho, he became father for the first time in 2008. He and his sweet wife welcomed their first child together that year. She gave birth to twin daughters that year and they named them Zooey Jeong and Alexa Jeong.

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Appeared in the movie, The Hangover

2009

As an actor, his breakthrough role came in 2009 after he starred the role of gangster Leslie Chow in the movie, The Hangover. He also got nominated in several awards for this role. Two years later, he appeared in the movie, The Hangover Part II.

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Won MTV Movie Awards

2010

In 2010, for his role of gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover, he got nominated in MTV Movie Awards from two different categories. That year, he was nominated in this award for Best Villain and Best WTF Moment. He won this award from his later nomination.

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Won TV Guide Awards

2012

In 2012 for starring his role in the television series, Community he got his first and only nomination in TV Guide Awards. He was nominated in this award for Favorite Ensemble. He was also honored with this award that year.

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Won The Streamy Awards

2013

Till now, he has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won several of them. In 2013, he was honored with The Streamy Awards. He won this award for Best Guest Appearance.

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