Who is Tran Jeong?

Tran Jeong was born in the USA, apparently on 23 February 1972 – her zodiac sign is Pisces, she holds American nationality, and is of Vietnamese descent. She is a physician, but who is widely known for being the wife of Ken Jeong, a famous American actor, comedian, film writer and producer, and a licensed physician.

Childhood and education

Tran was raised in the US by her parents, both of whom hold college degrees and she’s believed to be an only child because she hasn’t talked about any siblings she might have.

She was urged by her parents to focus on her education, which is why she spent most of her time during four years of high school studying.

Tran was also interested in various things though, including acting, writing and playing sports, but still chose to focus on obtaining her college degree. Upon matriculating in 1990, Tran enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles’s David Geffen School of Medicine, from which she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 1994.

Tran’s career

Tran has been staying away from the media’s attention, but it’s known that she’s been working as a physician for close to two decades now. Today, she has a practice in both Thousand Oaks and Woodland Hills in California.

Love life and marriage with Ken Jeong

Tran met her future other half, Ken Jeong in 2002, when they were both working at Kaiser Permanente in Washington, D.C. They spent the first couple of months being friends, before Ken asked Tran out on their first date. In 2004, the two exchanged vows in front of their wide circle of friends and family members, and in 2007, Tran gave birth to their twins Alexa and Zooey.

In 2008, Tran was diagnosed with stage 3 triple negative breast cancer. Ken was at that time shooting for the film “The Hangover”, and while he wanted to quit to be there with his wife, his friends as well as Tran talked him into finishing the film.

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He came back home when Tran was supposed to undergo chemotherapy, and after 16 sessions of chemo and a mastectomy, it was announced that the cancer was gone. The type of cancer which Tran had often returns after two years, but she’s turned out to be one of the lucky ones, and 18 February 2020 marked 11 years of Tran being cancer-free.

As of January 2021, Tran is married to Ken Jeong, and they have two daughters together.

Hobbies and other interests

Tran is keen on travelling and her career has taken her to various American states.

She has kept her husband company during his red carpet events held all around the US, while the two have also vacationed in several European and Asian countries. Tran’s dream travel destination is Paris in France.

She is a cat-lover and has several pet cats, although her favorite animals are dolphins.

Tran likes to read romantic and historical books, and her two favorites are “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen and “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco.

She is also keen on watching movies in her spare time, and her favorite actors and actresses are her husband, Osric Chau and Jamie Chung, while her favorite movies include “Sucker Punch”, “The Hangover Part II” and “Grown Ups”.

Ken Jeong and Tran Jeong

Age, height and net worth

Tran is 48 years old. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 115lbs (52kgs). As of January 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $500,000m while Ken’s net worth is reputedly over $14 million.

Who is Ken Jeong?

Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong was born in Detroit, Michigan USA, on 13 July 1969 – his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. He might still be known best for his portrayal of Mr. Chow in the 2009 comedy film “The Hangover”, which starred Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Justin Bartha, and follows three friends who wake up in Las Vegas after a bachelor party without knowing what happened the night before.

The movie was a huge hit, winning 13 awards including one Golden Globe, while it was nominated for 25 others.

Ken was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina by his South Korean parents Young Jeong and D. K. He studied at Walter Hines Page High School at which he played violin for the school’s orchestra. He matriculated aged 16, and for that received a Greensboro’s Youth of the Year Award. He went on to attend Duke University, graduating in 1990 and then enrolled at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine, from which he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1995. While studying, Ken also practiced acting, and began appearing in theatre plays. He often performed at Charlie Goodnights and The Comedy Spot.

In 1998, Ken moved to Los Angeles and began working in a hospital as a physician of internal medicine. He occasionally performed stand-up comedy, and after being noticed by scouts, was invited to appear in an episode of several comedy series, including “The Office”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Entourage”. After he appeared in his first movie, “Knocked Up”, in 2007, Ken decided to leave medicine behind him, and focus on his career as an actor.

The following years saw him appear in various movies, such as the comedies “Step Brothers” and “All About Steve”, and the romantic comedy “Couples Retreat”.

Ken also reprised his role as Mr. Chow in “The Hangover Part II” and “The Hangover Part III”. He played lead characters in two 2011 movies: the science fiction action “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and the fantasy romantic comedy “Zookeeper”. He went on to portray Senor Chang, one of the lead characters in the comedy series “Community”, and was for his performance nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Male Breakout Star, while he won two MTV Movie Awards for Best Villain and Best WTF Moment. For his performance in the comedy series “Burning Love”, he was rewarded with a Streamy Award for Best Guest Appearance.

Ken wrote and produced his own medical comedy series “Dr. Ken”, which aired its first episode on 2 October 2015. Some of his most recent roles have been in the TV series “Bless the Harts”, “Staged” and “Adventures in Wonder Park”.

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Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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