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Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong, M.D., better known as Ken Jeong, was born on July 13, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America. Ken is a physician by profession, however, he rose to prominence as an actor and comedian. Ken’s most prominent roles have been landed in the series “The Hangover” trilogy and “Community”. Jeong has been active in the entertainment industry since 1997.
Ken Jeong Net Worth $ 14 Million
So just how rich is Ken Jeong? Sources have estimated that Ken’s current net worth is $14 million. The most important source of his wealth is acting and it is expected that the net worth will be rising in the future, too.
Ken Jeong’s father was a professor at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Ken graduated from Walter Hines Page High School winning Greensboro’s Youth of the Year Award for his superior achievements. Later, he graduated witha Bachelor degree from Duke University and a Master’s at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He became a professional physician while he was developing his abilities to perform as a stand up comedian. As with many other comedians. Jeong began his career appearing on the stage at various comedy clubs. In 1997, he debuted on television screens in the series “The Big Easy”. Afterwards, he episodically appeared in various television series such as “Cedric the Entertainer Presents” (2003), “Significant Others” (2004), “Two and a Half Men” (2005), “Three Strikes” (2006), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2007), “Worst Week” (2008), “Men of a Certain Age” (2009) and many others. In 2009, Ken gained the role in the main cast of the series “Community” (2009 – present) which made him famous and brought TV Guide Award for Favourite Ensemble and a nomination of Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Breakout Star. Afterwards, he appeared in series including “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness” (2013), “Sullivan & Son” (2013 – 2014), “Hot in Cleveland” (2014) and others.
In 2007, Ken Joeng debuted on the big screen in the film “Knocked Up” which was directed by Judd Apatow. The role of Leslie Chow in the film “The Hangover” (2009) directed and produced by Todd Phillips brought him MTV Movie Award and two nominations for Teen Choice and MTV Movie Awards. In 2011 and 2013 Ken appeared in the sequels of the film. He has also starred alongside Craig Robinson and Anna Kendrick in the film “Rapture-Palooza” (2013) directed by Paul Middleditch, and several other films. Currently, he is working on upcoming films “The Duff” directed by Ari Sandel, “Norm of the North” directed by Trevor Wall and “Ride Along 2” directed by Tim Story.
Ken Jeong has also voiced-over several films including “Turbo” (2013), “Birds of Paradise” (2013), “Penguins of Madagascar” (2014) and others. Of course, Ken quit his job as a doctor and pursued a career as an actor as trying to keep up doing both was far too difficult.
Ken Jeong is married to family physician Tran Ho. The family including twin daughters resides in Southern California.