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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 20 October 1971Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Choi dreamed of becoming an actor. Against his family's wishes, Choi left college to pursue that dream. He literally ran away from home, cutting all ties with his family for 5 years to train and study before moving to Los Angeles. His dream became a reality as he landed guest appearances in 6 television series during his first year including "The West Wing" and "Roswell". Choi gained recognition as both a comedic and dramatic actor with memorable guest turns on hit sitcoms "The King of Queens", "Reba", "According to Jim" and recurring roles in critically successful dramas such as "House" and "24". In 2008, Choi landed a starring role in the ABC Family series "Samurai Girl" opposite Jamie Chung, as well as recurring arcs in 2009 with Starz's "Crash" and Fox's "Glee", and in 2010 with TNT's "Hawthorne" and FX's critically-acclaimed "Sons Of Anarchy" playing Henry Lin.

In 2004, Choi was cast in Steven Spielberg's "The Terminal". This sparked a surge in Choi's film career as he completed more than a dozen films through 2012 working with acclaimed writer/director David Ayer in "Street Kings" and "Harsh Times", and high profile roles in Lionsgate's "War" opposite Jason Statham, "Red Dawn" opposite Chris Hemsworth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan and his supporting lead role in the Marvel blockbuster, "Captain America: The First Avenger" playing Howling Commando Jim Morita.

Choi gained 25 pounds to play the tough but hilarious Chester Ming alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated, "The Wolf Of Wall Street". That same year, he landed a starring role in the NBC series, "Ironside" opposite Blair Underwood.

In 2015, audiences will soon see Kenneth Choi in the highly-anticipated NBC Russian-spy thriller, "Allegiance".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Fifteen Minutes

Trivia (7)

Attended Purdue University as an accounting major and left to pursue an acting career.
Born and raised in Chicago.
Had no contact with his family for five years in order to pursue a career in acting.
Gained almost 25 pounds for his role in The Wolf Of Wall Street.
Attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, IL.
His Priceline commercial, in which he impersonates William Shatner, aired twice during the 2009 Super Bowl.

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