It’s hard to believe that a doctor can also have the charm of an actor and comedian, which is also true for Ken Jeong, who apart from being a licensed doctor also refined his acting career and his stand-up-comedy talent. He is said to have started with comedy and then moved on to acting, his first film in 2007 is the movie Knocked Up, in which he played the leading role as Dr. Kuni. Ken is said to have fallen in love with his newfound career and gave his best for every movie role he got since then. His best performances so far are said to be in movies like Pineapple Express, Role Models, All About Steve, The Merchandise: Live Hard, Hangover Part 1, and Hangover Part 2.
Since he started as a comedian and actor in 1997, the versatile actor has won several awards in addition to his nomination for numerous prizes. In 2009 he won the MTV Film Award in the category “Best WTF Moment” for the film Hangover and in the same year, he took part in the TV Guide Award for Favourite Ensemble Community. He was also the winner of the 2013 Streamy Award for the best guest appearance in “Burning Love”.
Ken Jeong’s Family – Wife And Daughters
The doctor who became an actor and comedian is the son of a South Korean professor named D.K. Jeong, who once worked at North Carolina A&T State University. His mother is a Vietnamese woman named Young Jeong. His family is said to come from the upper-middle class, who believed in high educational standards, which is why Ken initially aspired to a career in the medical field. He is known for his brilliance in school, graduating from Walter Hines Page High School, Greensboro, North Carolina, where he received the Greensboro Youth of the Year Award, in 16th place, before moving on to Duke University and later to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
In 2004 Ken Jeong married his crush Tran Ho, who, like his mother, is Vietnamese and is a doctor by profession. The couple welcomed twin daughters named Zooey and Alexa in 2007.
His Wife’s Fight Against Cancer
About a year after the birth of her daughters, Ken’s wife Tran was diagnosed with breast cancer, which was a very traumatic experience for the new mother. With several treatments and after undergoing a series of chemotherapies, she finally won the battle against the deadly disease in 2010.
Tran revealed in an interview with Amy Robach, an ABC News reporter who also survived breast cancer, that her greatest encouragement came from her husband Ken, who did everything he could to ensure she was stress-free during treatment. She also said that her treatment process collided with the filming of The Hangover, which turned out to be a very therapeutic film for Tran, who laughed at the hilarious stunts Ken pulled as a Korean-speaking Vietnamese in the film. This eased the mood between the couple and the actor, and the actor also revealed that he felt he was communicating romantically with his wife during the filming of the movie, which further pushed him to give his best for the film.
Is He Gay?
The actor is not gay at all, as he is happily married to his wife Tran Ho. However, his sexuality might have been questioned due to his recent work Dr. Ken, a comedy show with gay characters, so that people would wonder if it would be a possibility for him to come out. There is no closet for Ken Jeong, as his work is purely business and has nothing to do with his sexuality.
Height: How Tall is Ken Jeong?
The actor is not a very tall man when it comes to his height, because he is said to be about 162.6 cm tall with 1.5 meters 4 inches, but his height carries his slim body perfectly.
Ken Jeong’s Net Worth
Ken Jeong, who has risen from a doctor to an actor and comedian, has made a very good living as an actor and comedian because according to sources he has an estimated net worth of over 14 million dollars.