Last updated on August 18th, 2023 at 04:43 am
Facts About Ken Jeong
|Celebrated Name||Ken Jeong|
|Age||53 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong|
|Place Of Birth||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|High School||Walter Hines Page High School|
|University||Duke University and University of North Carolina|
|Educational Qualification||Degree of M.D.|
|Children||Two - Zooey Jeong and Alexa Jeong|
|Height||5 feet 5 inches|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||$ 14 Million|
|Salary||$ 5 Million - Per Movie|
|Wife||Dr. Tran Ho (M. 2004 - Present)|
|Favorite Palce||Greensboro, North Carolina|
|Career Start||In 1997|
|Links||Wikipedia, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, IMDb|
Ken Jeong is a popular American actor and a physician. Besides acting, he has proved his might in comedy as well. He is active in the entertainment field since 1997 and his role as Ben Chang and Leslie Chow on ‘NBC/Yahoo sitcom community’ and ‘ The Hangover Trilogy’ respectively gained immense popularity.
- A popular American actor, comedian, and a physician.
- His role as Ben Chang and Leslie Chow on ‘NBC/Yahoo sitcom community’ and ‘ The Hangover Trilogy’.
Early Life of Ken Jeong
Back to Ken Jeong early life, He was born in Detroit and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was born on 13 July 1969 and named as Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong.
He was born to South Korean immigrants. His mother’s name is Young Jeong and father’s name is D.K. Jeong. He is of Korean ethnicity and has American nationality. There is no information on his siblings.
Talking about his education, Jeong studied at Walter Hines Page High School where he earned him Greensboro’s Youth of the Year award. He graduated from the Duke University in 1990 and obtained his M.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1995.
Career of Ken Jeong
Talking about career journey of Ken Jeong, he started out as a physician practicing medicine for several years at a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Woodland Hills. His background in theater and improv has led to several television appearances. In 1997, he debuted in the television series The Big Easy as Dr. Tang.
After onward, he appeared in numerous television show with short roles. In 2007, he appeared in the movie Knocked up portraying the character of Dr. Kuni. After landing a few more roles in movies and TV, he was encouraged by his wife to quit his job and pursue a full-time acting career.
His career took on a successful path when he portrayed the character of Leslie Chow in The Hangover Trilogy. For the role, he was nominated in several awards and he was known to the world as an actor as well. He has won MTV Movie Awards for Best WTF Moment for his role in Hangover.
In 2009, he appeared as Ben Chang in the television show Community which ended in 2015. In 2015, he appeared in the lead role of Ken Park in the television show Dr.Ken. He also has seen in the Norm of the North and Ride Along 2. He was also a creator, writer and executive producer of the show but the show got canceled in 2017.
From 2018-19, the actor playing the role in the TV series Magnum P.I. sharing the credits along with Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, and Zachary Knighton.
Furthermore, He has also appeared in the music video I Like How It Feels and Boombox. Following his performance, Ken bagged many roles in movies like, The Hangover as Leslie Chow, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell hard, Despicable Me, The Hangover Part II, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Muppets, Despicable Me 2, Penguins of Madagascar, Advantageous as character Han of which he is also the producer.
In addition, Ken has been seen in series such as American Dad, Community as character Senor Ben Chang, Burning Love as Ballerina, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Dr.Ken, Justice League Action, The Kids Ate Alright, Turbo Fast to name a few.
Awards and Achievements of Ken Jeong
Ken Jeong is a versatile actor who has many awards and nominations in his kitty. He won the MTV movie award for ‘Best WTF Moment’ for the film ‘ Hangover’ in 2009. He also won the ‘Streamy Award’ for ‘Best Guest appearance’ in the film Burning Love back in 2013. Ken also shared the TV Guide award for favorite ensemble community in 2009. Besides, he has been nominated for a series of other awards and his achievements are limitless.
Net Worth of Ken Jeong
Ken Jeong has collected a gigantic amount of net worth from his illustrious acting career. His estimated net worth is around $14 million, as per celebrity net worth, in 2019. For his role in the movie The Hangover Part III, he earned the salary of $ 5 Million.
Personal Life of Ken Jeong
Reflecting on the personal life of Ken Jeong, he is a married man. He is married to physician Dr. Tran Ho since September 2004. Her wife Tran Ho is the survival of breast cancer. The couple has been blessed with twin daughters named Zooey Jeong and Alexa Jeong in 2008. They are living a happy married life having no rumor on their separation. He doesn’t seem to have any extramarital affairs. There isn’t other information regarding his romantic affairs that we know of.
In addition, He is active on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, He has more than 477k followers on Facebook, he has around 481k followers on Instagram and has more than 1.06 million on Twitter.
Body Measurements of Ken Jeong
The actor is not a very tall man when it comes to height as he is said to stand at 5 feet 5 inches. However, his height carries his slender body perfectly. Similarly, He has a balanced body weight of 152 lbs. He has black hair color and his eye color is dark brown.