One might find it hard to believe that a physician can also possess the charm of an actor and comedian which is true of Ken Jeong who besides the fact that he is a licensed physician has also honed his acting career and his stand-up comedy talents. He is said to have started off with comedy then proceeded to acting with his first movie being the 2007 film Knocked Up in which he starred as Dr. Kuni. Ken is said to have fallen in love with his newfound career and gave his best to every movie role he landed since then. His best performances so far are said to be in movies like Pineapple Express, Role Models, All about Steve, The goods: Live Hard, Hangover part 1 and Hangover part 2.
The versatile actor has also won several awards alongside being nominated for numerous awards ever since he started off as a comedian and actor in 1997. He was the 2009 winner of the MTV movie award under the category ‘Best WTF Moment’ for the movie Hangover and that same year, he shared in the TV Guide award for favorite ensemble community. He also emerged the winner of the 2013 Streamy Award for Best Guest appearance in Burning Love.
Ken Jeong’s Family – Wife And Daughters
The physician turned actor and comedian is the son of a South-Korean professor named D.K. Jeong who once worked with the North Carolina A&T State University and his mother is a Vietnamese woman named Young Jeong. His family is said to be of the high middle class who believed in strong educational standards hence the reason behind Ken’s initial pursuit of a career in the medical field. He is known for his brilliance in school which made him graduate at the 16th position from Walter Hines Page High School, Greensboro, North Carolina where he won the Greensboro’s Youth of the Year award before proceeding to Duke University and later the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
In 2004, Ken Jeong got married to his heartthrob Tran Ho, who also happens to be a Vietnamese like his mother and a physician by profession. The couple welcomed twin daughters named Zooey and Alexa in 2007.
His Wife’s Fight Against Cancer
Approximately a year after the birth of their daughters, Ken’s wife Tran was diagnosed with breast cancer which was a very traumatic experience for the new mother. However, with several treatments and after undergoing series of chemotherapy, she finally won the battle against the deadly disease in 2010.
Tran revealed in an interview with ABC News reporter Amy Robach who is also a breast cancer survivor that her main encouragement came from her husband Ken who did all he could to ensure she was stress-free during the treatment. She also said that her treatment process collided with the filming of the movie The Hangover which turned out to be a very therapeutic movie for Tran who would laugh at the hilarious stunts Ken was pulling in the film as a Korean speaking Vietnamese. This lightened the mood between the couple and the actor also revealed he felt he was romantically communicating with his wife while shooting the movie which pushed him further to give his best to the film.
Is He Gay?
The actor is not at all gay as he is happily married to his wife Tran Ho, however, his sexuality might have been questioned because of his latest work Dr. Ken which is a comedy show which has gay characters in it hence people would wonder if it was a way for him to come out of the closet. For Ken Jeong, there is no closet as his work is strictly 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 height as he is said to stand at 5 ft 4 inches approximately 162.6 cm, however, his height carries his slender body perfectly.
Ken Jeong’s Net Worth
Ken Jeong who has transited from being a certified physician into stumbling into stardom as an actor and comedian has made a very good living for himself as sources have it that he has an estimated net worth of over $14 million.