Ken Jeong, sometimes known as Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong, is a multitalented individual. He is a licensed physician in the United States, and a stand-up comedian, actor, producer, and writer. He became well-known for playing the comedic Leslie Chow in the famed Hangover movie trilogy and for playing Ben Chang in the hit sitcom Community. Since then, he has made several appearances in films, TV shows, and series.
Who is Ken Jeong?
Ken Jeong came to the media’s attention with his performances as an actor in numerous movies and tv shows. Apart from the Hangover movie series and Tv Sitcom Community, he has worked in other movies such as Knocked up(2007), role models (2008), The Duff( 2015), Ride Along 2 (2016), etc. He is even known as a writer and director. One of his performances as a sorted, director and producer is the ABC sitcom, Dr.Ken (2015-17). Even though he had a license to practice as a physician in California, he stepped away from it after venturing into the entertainment industry.
He has also appeared in various reality tv shows such as The Masked Singer, an American TV show in which he is a panelist. He has also made an appearance in a similar show which is in the British version. He has also tried his hand at hosting and is currently hosting the show I Can See Your Voice.
Ken Jeong Wiki:
|Full Name||Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong|
|Ken Jeong Net Worth||$14 Million|
|Date of Birth||13 July 1969|
|Age||53 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Currently, Live in||Detroit|
|Profession||Actor, Writer, Producer, Stand-up Comedian, and Physician|
|Debut||Film: The Hangover (2009)|
Television Series: Community (2009)
|Years Active||1995 – Present|
|Famous Role||Leslie Chow in Film The Hangover (2009)|
|Nationality||South Korean and American|
|School/High School||Walter Hines Page High School, North Carolina, United States|
|College/University||Duke University, North Carolina, United States|
Chapel Hill School of Medicine (The University of North Carolina)
University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Ken Jeong Biography:
Ken Jeon started off his journey as an actor while he was pursuing his studies as a medical student in North Carolina. While studying, he used to participate in various stand-up shows, open mic nights, etc. After completing his stupid at the Oschner Medical Center he went on to win the Big Easy Lay-off in 1995 which made people like NBC President Brandon Tartikoff and the founder of The Improv, Budd Friedman, ask him to. move to Los Angeles and try out a different path given his talents.
He then moved to California in the year 1998 and started practicing medicine there. He later indulged in stand-up comedy at well-known establishments like the Improve as well as the Laugh Factory comedy clubs. This led to his huge success as a comic artist and led to many more offers along the way. His appearance as a debutant in the movie Knocked Up proved to be a game-changer for him and brought him wide acclaim and glory.
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He then decided to move on from his practice of medicine and devote his time completely to the entertainment industry. This paved the path toward glory for him and he came up with several movies that proved his worth as an actor time and again. His appearance in the Hangover movie series has created a lasting impression on viewers. He became a popular face on the big screen as well as the small screen.
Ken Jeong Age:
Ken Jeong was born on the 13th of July in the year 1969 in Detroit. Currently, he is 53 years old and is living in Calabasas.
Ken Jeong Height & Weight:
Ken Jeong is about 5 feet and 5 inches tall or 165 centimeters and his weight is somewhat around 69kgs or 152 lbs.
Ken Jeong’s Physical Appearance:
The color of Ken Jeong’s eyes is brown and the color of his hair is also brown. He has a short and fashionable hairstyle. He has a body structure that is quite sturdy and appealing as well.
|Height (approx)||in centimeters: 165 cm|
in meters: 1.65 m
in feet inches: 5’ 5”
|Weight (approx)||in kilograms: 69kg|
in pounds: 152 lbs
Ken Jeong Family:
Ken Jeong is the son of South Korean immigrants, D.K and Young Jeong. His father D.k pursued his Ph.D. in Economics and later went on to serve as a Professor of the same at Wayne State University. Ken Jeong is married to Trans Ho, who also belongs to the field of medicine and healthcare. She works as a family physician.
She has also fought against breast cancer. The couple is parents to twin daughters. The name of their daughters is Zooey and Alexa who was born in the year 2007. They are currently living in Calabasas, California.
|Father Name||D.K. Jeong|
|Mother Name||Young Jeong|
|Sister Name||Wendi Park|
|Children Name||Zooey Jeong (Daughter)|
Alexa Jeong (Daughter)
Ken Jeong Education:
Ken Jeong was a student at Walter Hines Page High School from where he graduated at the mere age of 16 in the year 1986. While pursuing his studies at Duke University, he got interested in acting and continued pursuing it while a sophomore at Duke. After graduating in the year 1990, he went on to pursue a career in M.D at the UNC School of Medicine. Before going to Medica school, he opted for a course in acting at the prestigious University of California, Los Angeles.
Ken Jeong Social Media Accounts:
Ken Jeong has profiles on multiple social media platforms where he shares his life and day-to-day activities with his thousands of fans. The information and link for each profile have been given herein:-
|Ken Jeong Instagram Link||https://www.instagram.com/kenjeong/|
|Ken Jeong Facebook Link||https://www.facebook.com/ken.jeong.129/|
|Ken Jeong Twitter Link||https://twitter.com/kenjeong|
|Ken Jeong IMDB||https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0421822/|
Ken Jeong Career:
Ken Jeong has appeared in numerous TV shows as well as Movies. Even though the Hangover Series rose him to prominence, he has also given some remarkable performances in other movies through which he made his way into the hearts of the audience. He won worldwide popularity for his comic roles, especially for his role in the famous Tv Sitcom, Community.
Before debuting on the big screen he took classes under the director Natalia Lazarus at the Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory. He has also taken help from Lazarus to study acting for all his performances in the Hangover movie series, playing the role of Mr.Chow.
His other remarkable performances include Step Brothers, Pineapple Express, Role Models, All About Steve, The Goods, Love Hard Sell Hard, Couples Retreat, etc. He has also co-starred in several movies such as the Zookeeper and the infamous Transformers series.
His role as Senior Chang in the popular TV sitcom Community helped him steal the limelight. He was even nominated as the “Male Breakout Star” at the Teens Choice Awards. He was also nominated for two MTV movie awards. He has warned various other acclaims and awards.
He has also tried his hand at advertisement and has ventured into the world of ads with a campaign started by Adidas in which he starred as “Slim Chin” along with MBA stars Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose. Ken Jeong is a man of multiple talents and he has tried his luck at it all. He has also performed as a host at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in the year 2011.
Apart from the entertainment industry, he is also known for featuring in the Hands-only CPR PSA launched by the American Heart Association on the 15th of June. After that, he also hosted various tv shows such as I Can See Your Voice, New Year’s Eve Toast and Roast, etc.
Jeong is also known for serving as a panelist in the American version of a South Korean series namely, the Masked Singer. He has also served as a panelist on the British version of the very same show. He has many accolades attached to his name. He has also served his community by representing them on a global scale for which he earned the Visionary Award from the East-West Players. He also had quite a successful podcast series which he hosted with a fellow actor from the infamous Sitcom “Community”, Joel Machale.
Ken Jeong Controversy:
Ken Jeong has had a pretty mon controversial life. However, his very first comedy special landed him in trouble when the Epilepsy foundation complained that the technique represented in the act as first aid for seizure is false and therefore, inappropriate. The title of the act was You Completed Me, Ho, and it was released on Netflix in the year 2019. It was quite liked and enjoyed by the audience.
Ken Jeong Net Worth:
The current net worth of the American actor Ken Jeong is almost 14 million dollars. As an actor and aam with multiple talents, he has managed to grab the limelight through various mediums of entertainment. He has tried it all starting from acting, producing, directing, writing, and hosting to hosting podcasts.
He has managed to establish himself as one of the most popular actors in the Hollywood industry. Besides, his acting career and other path related to the entertainment industry, he has also contributed to making the community a better place. For example, his purpose of hosting a podcast along with a co-actor was to provide a source of entertainment as well as boost up people and fill them with hope and confidence which was dampened by the isolation caused by the Covid scenario.