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Ken Leung Biography

Ken Leung
  • Age: 47 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
  • Name: Ken Leung
  • Birth Name: Kenneth Leung
  • Nick Name: Ken
  • Father: Wang-Gang Leung
  • Mother: Kim- Chong Lui
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: New York City, New York
  • Ethnicity: White Ethnicity
  • Profession: Actor
  • Working For: ABC television
  • Net Worth: $2 million dollar
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Weight in KG: 45 kg
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Ken
  • Children: N/A
  • Education: New York University, Old Bridge High School
  • Awards: N/A
  • Online Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Instagram
  • Movies: Saw 2004
  • TV Show: The Night Shift Since 2014
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Kenneth "Ken" Leung is an American actor who was born on the 21st of January, 1970 and is currently 45 years of age. He was born in New York City, United States of America and was raised in Manhattan on the Lower east side. Was the only child of a Chinese business personality named Wang-Gang Leung and Kim- Chong Lui. He was in his mother’s womb while the couple travelled to the United States and then settled down there. Thus Ken is an American by nationality, and belongs to white ethnicity. With his parents following Buddhism, he doesn’t follow any religion in particular but has equal respect towards all of them.

He started going to school when the family moved to Brooklyn and he joined the Pieree English Boarding. A shy child, he wasn’t open for talks and was the quietest in the lot. Not comfortable with hi school, he was transferred to another school in New Jersey named Old Bridge High School. Ken completed his graduation from there, and after being ignited for a desire to act, went to the New York University, where he joined the Fine Arts Course and kept acting in his major. He graduated alongside actors like Nan Smithner and Cathy Russell in 1995, and was actively involved in many acts and plays as he possibly could. He mostly hung around black box theatres and downtown and was involved with Ma-Yi Theater Company. He also joined the touring group of artists like New Perspectives and STAR, and worked for some time as an amateur.

Ken appeared in some theatre works and musical plays too, but his first break in a big screen came only in 1997, when he made his start in the movie Rush Hour. Directed by Brett Ratner, he considered Ken to be a very good actor with abilities to portray any kind of roles. The two who became good friends had worked in many occasions later on like in: The Family Man (2002), Red Dragon (2002) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). He even debuted as a director and came up with the film Keeping the Faith, early in 2000. As Edward Norton was also working in the same project, he praised Ken as in an interview with The Washington Post, he said "Ken’s show stopping performance turned a throwaway scene into one of the film's best."

With his acting range being very versatile and effective, Ken has also worked in many independent films and some TV shows, Daily soaps etc.  Making his official Broadway debut in 2002 with the musical play Thoroughly Modern Millie, he played in many of such plays like in Corpus Christi, Dance of Death etc.  Regarding his TV career, he had been playing in Shanghai Kiss in 2007 and was respected for his role at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. He also featured in the HBO’s The Sopranos and ABC’s Lost, and has been since the beginning of the show. 

Regarding Ken's relationships and affairs, not much is known to the media. Although there are news about him being married, there is no solid evidence on the basis of which we can confirm the rumors. He is the kind of person who doesn;t like to discuss his personal life out in the media. 

  • Last modified : 13 May, 2015
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