Ken Jeong is an actor, comedian, and physician. He is known as a star, but also for his support of several causes and charities. Causes he has supported are cancer, children’s causes, creative arts, education, health, hunger, and poverty. Charities he has worked for or been linked to are American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Sherry Lansing Foundation, and Stand Up To Cancer.
Ken Jeong was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He graduated from high school when he was 16. He won Greensboro’s Youth of the Year Award. He went on to graduate from Duke University in 1990 and earn his M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995.
Ken Jeong completed his internal medicine residency in New Orleans while also performing as a stand-up comic. He won the Big Easy Laff-Off in 1995. He moved to Los Angeles and worked as a physician at a hospital while also working on his comedy. He made several television appearances including The Office, Entourage, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. His film debut was in Knocked Up and several more popular roles followed. He has won awards.
In 2015, Ken began starring in, writing, and executive producing his medical comedy Dr. Ken. This comedy is a bit of art imitating life. He plays a doctor juggling work, marriage, and parenting. Ken is a husband to a family physician who is, also, a breast cancer survivor. They had twin daughters in 2008.
This life story can serve as inspiration to follow a dream. His wife encouraged him to follow acting roles and give up his career as a medical professional. Be inspired! Have a bright day!