Actor and comedian Ken Jeong was born July 13, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan. Raised by his South Korean immigrant parents, Ken grew up incredibly gifted, and was pursing a career in medicine when he discovered his passion for acting. On top of his already demanding medical studies, Ken picked up acting courses and began performing regularly at open mic nights. After graduating with his medical degree, Ken would move to LA to begin practicing medicine and after several years of working as a physician would make the switch to acting!
While Ken Jeong would make several smaller appearance in films including The Big Easy (1997) and Black Jaq (1998) while still practicing medicine full time, his first big role after moving to full time entertainer would come in 2007's comedy Knocked Up. Having caught the eye of Hollywood, Ken followed up his performance by starring with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in hit comedy Stepbrothers (2008).