Tran Jeong is a celebrity spouse who is famous for being married to American stand-up comedian, actor, and licensed physician Ken Jeong. Similar to her husband, Tran is also a licensed doctor and a family physician.
Talking about her husband, Ken is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, writer, and physician. He gained popularity for playing Leslie Chow in the Hangover films series. Ken has also played roles in the popular series Community and the sitcom Dr. Ken.
We know Tran Jeong, as the wife of famous actor/comedian Ken Jeong. But who was she before she came into the limelight? What does she do for a living? Who are her parents? What devastating incident haunted the Jeong family? To answer these questions and to know more about Tran’s personal life, early childhood, career choice, net worth and her life with Ken keep on reading.
Tran Jeong’s Early Life And Education
Tran Jeong was born Tran T. Ho, on February 24, 1972, in the United States of America. She is of Asian descent as her parents are originally from Vietnam.
Back on the 29th of February in 2020, Tran celebrated her 48th birthday with her husband Ken Jeong & also shared a photo of him and his wife, with Chef Helene and captioned,
We had the BEST birthday dinner for Tran ever at @dalatrosebh!!! Much love and thanks to the An family!!!! Especially Chef Helene An!!! We love you so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Well, talking about Tran’s academics, she studied at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she received her degree in medicine in 1998.
Tran’s Career: She Is A Licensed Physician
Tran Jeong has been practicing medicine for two decades. She is a board-certified family physician licensed to practice medicine in California. At present, she is working as a family specialist in the Woodland Hills area. Although, she also has a second practice in Thousand Oaks, California.
Besides being a doctor, Tran Jeong has also made a couple of television appearances. In 2015, she appeared in an episode of The Story of Cancer – The Emperor of All Maladies along with her husband Ken. Later in 2021, Tran co-hosted a show Stand Up to Cancer that raised funds to support research and treatments of cancer.
Tran Jeong Married Life With Husband Ken Jeong
Tran and Ken have been together for nearly two decades. The couple first met when they were both working at Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills, California in 2002. They clicked and began dating right away. The duo tied the knot in September of 2004, in an intimate wedding ceremony.
From their marital relationship, the pair also gave birth to their fraternal twin daughters Alexa Jeong and Zooey Jeong on May 26, 2007, nearly three years after their marriage. Their seemingly perfect married life, however, had to pass through a narrow phase when Tran was diagnosed with cancer.
As of 2022, their daughters are only 15 so it might be too early to talk about Zooey and Alexa’s career choices. In an interview, when asked about his daughter’s career choice, Ken said,
“I don’t mind what they do. It would be hypocritical for me to mind what they do. But they want to be like mommy.”
Although we do know that both of the sisters are interested in their mother’s career and are thinking of pursuing medicine after high school.
Tran Jeong’s Fight With Cancer
Ken and Tran Jeong welcomed their twin daughters in the year 2007 and we’re excited to enter parenthood. But, their happiness didn’t last for long as a year later, Tran was diagnosed with stage III triple-negative breast cancer that apparently had less than a 23-percent chance of survival.
Tran’s husband Ken said, during the middle of the most challenging time of their lives, Tran stood strong. He further added that he was shocked and angry. But seeing how his wife Tran Jeong was facing her diagnosis, Ken realized he would have to stand up and be the man she needed him to be. That’s when he changed his mentality and gave her strength and with the help of humor tried to lessen the pain of those hard times.
Finally, after her grueling treatments which included 16 chemotherapy sessions, and a mastectomy, followed by radiation, Tran Jeong became cancer-free. After the exhausting two years, in 2010 the family of four regained their happiness after Trans won against cancer.
In 2011, on the occasion of Mother’s Day, Ken penned a lengthy blog in the Huffington Post, praising his wife’s courage to fight cancer. Ken expressed his relief after his wife won the battle with cancer in the blog writing,
“When Tran was told she was cancer-free, it was the greatest moment of my life. In a way, it surpassed our wedding and the birth of our girls because it meant that we would be able to celebrate both of those moments, for the rest of our lives.”
Ken further added that Tran Jeong fought back against cancer with everything for her daughters, so that they would grow up knowing a mother’s love, a mother’s instinct, and a mother’s touch.
Tran Motivated Ken To Follow His Passion
While Tran Jeong was still diagnosed with cancer, Ken got a call. A few months into Tran’s treatment, Ken was offered a role in The Hangover. He was going to turn it down, but Tran encouraged him not to. She would not let her diagnosis change their lives or strip them from their dreams.
For as long as they had known each other, Tran had been Ken’s biggest champion in his efforts to pursue a career in comedy. She knew this was his chance, and again, she selflessly put herself second. It was the hardest decision that Ken had to make, and there were days he thought he had made the biggest mistake.
Ken was ready to pack his bags and come home. But, Tran wouldn’t hear of it and continued to give Ken her love and support. He used his time on The Hangover as therapy — channeling all of his frustrations into that insane role that allowed Ken to act out in ways no human being ever should.
Tran Jeong’s Net Worth And Facts
Tran and her husband Ken live in their lavish home in Calabasas along with their two daughters. The couple bought a home in the gated residents in 2016, which set them back $3.95 million.
The couple earns a healthy sum of money from their respective careers. Ken as an actor and a stand-up comedian had amassed a fortune of $14 million. Whereas, his wife Tran Jeong’s net worth is yet to be revealed.
Tran Jeong is 5 feet 3 inches tall. She has naturally black hair complemented by a pair of brown eyes.