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Ken Jeong Biography

Birth Name:
Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong
Birth Place:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Actor, comedian, physician

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


  • 2016Independent Spirit Awards-John Cassavetes Award: nominated


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