Ken Jeong

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  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Physician

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Fast Facts

  • Was born in Detroit but raised in Greensboro, NC; he is the son of Korean immigrants.
  • During high school, he played violin and was elected to the student council. 
  • Graduated at 16 and earned Greensboro’s Youth of the Year award.
  • Won the Big Easy Laff Off comedy contest in New Orleans while completing his medical residency.
  • Made his feature-film debut as Dr. Kuni in Judd Apatow's 2007 comedy Knocked Up.
  • His wife, Tran, is also a physician, as well as a breast-cancer survivor.

Awards

  • 2016, Independent Spirit Awards — John Cassavetes Award: Nominee

Relationships

  • Tran Ho — Wife
  • Young Jeong — Mother
  • DK Jeong — Father
  • Alexa Jeong — Daughter
  • Zooey Jeong — Daughter

College

  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States; University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States (MD, 1995)

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  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Physician

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