GREENSBORO — Actor and Greensboro native Ken Jeong has a new gig lined up for May: speaking at UNCG’s commencement.
The university announced Monday that Jeong will be the keynote speaker for its May 10 graduation ceremony.
Jeong is a comedic actor known for his film roles in the “The Hangover” trilogy and “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Jeong has a slew of N.C. connections. He grew up in Greensboro and attended Page High School while his father taught at N.C. A&T. He got a bachelor’s degree at Duke before earning his medical degree from UNC.
In a 2009 interview with the News & Record, Jeong talked about graduating from high school at age 16, doing stand-up while in medical school and going on to start a medical practice while picking acting roles on the side.
UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. said he was “thrilled” to have a commencement speaker “who has achieved such incredible and diverse success in his life” to speak to the class of 2019.