Ken Leung Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Kenneth Leung was born on 21 January 1970, in New York City, USA, and is an actor, perhaps best known for being part of the television series “Lost” as Miles Straume. He was also seen in the film “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” playing Admiral Statura, but all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Ken Leung? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through success in acting. Other films he has been a part of were “Saw” in which he played Detective Stephen Singm and “X-Men: The Last Stand” playing Kid Omega. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Ken Leung Net Worth $2 Million

Ken grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan before his family moved to Midwood, Brooklyn. He attended high school in Old Bridge, New Jersey, and after matriculating, he attended New York University (NYU) as a University Scholar, and would build his interest in acting there. After graduating, he joined the HB Studio and would find work in various black box theaters – small sometimes unofficial venues.

One of Leung’s first notable opportunities was in Brett Ratner’s “Rush Hour”, in which he played the villain’s henchmen in the buddy action comedy film starred Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.

Leung’s skills were noticed by the director, and soon more opportunities would open for him. His net worth started to increase significantly as he was cast in “The Family Man”, “Red Dragon”, and “X-Men: The Last Stand”, and for Edward Norton’s directorial debut entitled “Keeping the Faith”, he cast Leung in one of the roles, also starring Edward Norton, Ben Stiller and Jenna Elfman.

Leung received a lot of acclaim for his performance and was recommended by Norton for other projects. Leung also performed in various television movies and independent projects, but continued to work with Brett Ratner in other film projects and would then work with Spike Lee for two films.

In 1998, Ken joined the play “Corpus Christi” in which he played James the Less and God. In 2002 he made his Broadway debut in “Thoroughly Modern Millie”. He continued to work starring in the independent film “Shanghai Kiss” in 2007, alongside Hayden Panettiere, earning a Special Mention at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, and the film also won the Feature Film Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival. During the same year, he also made a guest appearance in the final season of “The Sopranos” before joining the cast of “Lost” as Miles Straume, playing the character from the fourth season in 2008 up to the final season in 2010. All of these opportunities continued to build his net worth.

A few of Leung’s recent projects include “Star Wars; the Force Awakens” in 2015, and he was also a series regular in “The Night Shift” from 2014 to 2016. He has been cast in the Marvel series “Inhumans” too, as Karnak, set to release in 2017.

Not much is known about Ken’s personal life, which he prefers to keep private.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 21, 1970
Birth place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Height:1.7 m
Profession:Actor
Education:New York University, Old Bridge High School
Nationality:American
Awards:Gold Derby TV Award (2008), Special Mention - Breakout Performance (2007 (2007), San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival)
Nominations:Gold Derby Awards (2010), Golden Nymph (2010 (2010), Monte-Carlo TV Festival)
Movies:“Star Wars: the Force Awakens”, “Saw”, “X-Men: The Last Stand”, “The Family Man”, “Shanghai Kiss” (2007), “Red Dragon”, “X-Men: The Last Stand”, “Keeping the Faith”
TV shows:“Corpus Christi” (1998), “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (2002), “The Sopranos”, “Lost”, “The Night Shift” (2014-2016), “Inhumans”
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Worked on 3 projects alongside Michael Emerson - Saw, Lost, and Person of Interest.
2Was considered for the role of Wah Sing Ku in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).
3Frequently works with Brett Ratner.
4Made his Broadway debut as Ching Ho in the 2002 Tony Award winning musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie."


Quotes

#Quote
1I did this thing for HBO called 'Strip Search' with Sidney Lumet, who was one of the best directors I've ever worked with. We actually had a rehearsal period before we shot, which is unusual.
2You ask politicians a question, and they have an answer. It's almost like the more articulate the answer, the more something feels wrong because that question takes thought.
3My face frowns by default, so when I'm most calm is when I appear the least approachable.
4If I'm in a room full of intense people, I'm pretty normal. If I'm in a room full of people who aren't, maybe I'm intense.
5If I'm in a room full of intense people, I'm pretty normal. If I'm in a room full of people who aren't, maybe I'm intense. I don't know, I don't think of it that way.
6I have an awareness of a spiritual realm, and I see signs that I feel speak to me - I don't know if that falls into superstition.
7I haven't been in a position to have the luxury to pick roles for most of my career, so I'm not practiced in that. Usually, when you want to be an actor, you take whatever comes along. If there's an audition, you go for it. If you get the job, you do it - just to get experience, to act, to meet people.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearLost (2004)· Naveen Andrews
· Henry Ian Cusick
· Jeremy Davies
· Emilie de Ravin
· Michael Emerson
· Matthew Fox
· Jorge Garcia
· Josh Holloway
· Daniel Dae Kim
· Yunjin Kim
· Evangeline Lilly
· Rebecca Mader
· Elizabeth Mitchell
· Terry O'Quinn
· Harold Perrineau
2007Special MentionSan Francisco International Asian American Film FestivalBreakout PerformanceShanghai Kiss (2007)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearLost (2004)· Naveen Andrews
· Nestor Carbonell
· Henry Ian Cusick
· Alan Dale
· Emilie de Ravin
· Michael Emerson
· Jeff Fahey
· Matthew Fox
· Jorge Garcia
· Josh Holloway
· Daniel Dae Kim
· Yunjin Kim
· Evangeline Lilly
· Terry O'Quinn
· Zuleikha Robinson
2010Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Drama SeriesLost (2004)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oz2001TV SeriesBian Yixue
The Family Man2000Sam Wong
Maze2000Dr. Mikao
Deadline2000TV SeriesFung
Keeping the Faith2000Don
Wonderland2000TV Series
Man of the Century1999Mike Ramsey
Fly1998ShortJeremy Kim
Rush Hour1998Sang
Kundun1997voice
Red Corner1997Peng
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesDavid Kwan
Welcome to the Dollhouse1995Barry
Pictures of Baby Jane Doe1995Shopkeeper
The Night Shift2014-2016TV SeriesDr. Topher Zia
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens2015Admiral Statura
Zero Hour2013TV SeriesFather Reggie
Person of Interest2012-2013TV SeriesLeon Tao
Deception2013TV SeriesDonald Cheng
Susan 3132012TV MovieGene
Big Mike2011TV MovieBernie Li
The Good Wife2011TV SeriesShen Yuan
Lost2008-2010TV SeriesMiles Straume
Works of Art2010ShortJohn Kim
Year of the Fish2007Johnny
The Sopranos2007TV SeriesCarter Chong
Shanghai Kiss2007Liam Liu
X-Men: The Last Stand2006Kid Omega
Falling for Grace2006Ming
Inside Man2006Wing
The Squid and the Whale2005School Therapist
Hate2005TV MovieMo
Sucker Free City2004TV MovieLincoln Ma
The Jury2004TV SeriesKen Arata
Strip Search2004TV MovieLiu Tsung-Yuan
Whoopi2004TV SeriesTerrence
Saw2004Detective Steven Sing
Law & Order1995-2002TV SeriesTommy Wong / Stephen Wong / Forensic Technician Chung / ...
Red Dragon2002Lloyd Bowman
Face2002Willie
Vanilla Sky2001Art Editor
Spy Game2001Li
Home Sweet Hoboken2001
A.I. Artificial Intelligence2001Syatyoo-Sama

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Keeping the Faith2000performer: "Jessie's Girl", "Ready to Take a Chance Again"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lost: The Final Journey2010TV Movie documentary special thanks
Lost: Final Chapter2010TV Movie special thanks
Lost: A Journey in Time2009TV Movie special thanks
Lost: Destiny Calls2009TV Movie special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
One Question Interviews2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lost: Final Chapter2010TV MovieMiles Straume
Lost: A Journey in Time2009TV MovieMiles Straume (uncredited)
Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 62009TV MovieMiles Straume (uncredited)
Lost: Destiny Calls2009TV MovieMiles Straume (uncredited)

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