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.

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