GREENSBORO, North Carolina — UNC Greensboro (UNCG) confirmed Monday that writer, producer, and Greensboro native Ken Jeong will deliver the keynote address at the university's May 10 Commencement at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Jeong went to Page High School, earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University, and then got his medical degree at UNC Chapel Hill.
Jeong gained international fame for his role in the sleeper-hit film The Hangover, one of the biggest comedy franchises of all time. He also starred in the box office hit, Crazy Rich Asians.
“We are thrilled to have a Greensboro native who has achieved such incredible and diverse success in his life come and share his story with our 2019 graduates,” said Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. “His path has taken him from kid in Greensboro to medical school, television and film stardom, and to his tremendous work on behalf of breast cancer survivors. What a great role model for our students. I know he will offer words of wisdom, and encouragement, with a dose of humor, as he tells our newest Spartan alumni how he found his way and achieved his dreams.”
Today, Jeong spends much of his time volunteering with Stand Up 2 Cancer, a cause very dear to his heart. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and twin daughters.