Ken Leung: A Journey to Stardom

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Ken Leung portrayed Miles Straume. Background Born in New York City in 1970, Kenneth Leung's passion for acting was ignited during his junior year at New York University. After discovering his talent, he sought guidance...

150504 ken leung lost photo Ken Leung portrayed Miles Straume.

Background

Born in New York City in 1970, Kenneth Leung's passion for acting was ignited during his junior year at New York University. After discovering his talent, he sought guidance from acclaimed actress Catharine Russell and honed his skills.

Career

Leung's breakthrough came with his role as Sang in the 1997 blockbuster "Rush Hour." From there, he caught the attention of renowned actor Edward Norton, leading to his casting in Norton's directorial debut, "Keeping the Faith" in 2000. Leung then starred in various films, including "The Family Man," Steven Spielberg's "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence," and the horror hit "Saw" in 2004.

Leung as Sang in Rush Hour Leung as Sang in Rush Hour

Leung's talent was further showcased in Spike Lee's crime drama "Inside Man" and the superhero film "X-Men: The Last Stand." It was during this time that he solidified his collaboration with director Brett Ratner, who had previously directed "Rush Hour."

On Lost

In April 2007, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, creators of the hit TV show "Lost," were captivated by Leung's guest performance on "The Sopranos." They were determined to have him join the cast and specifically created the character of Miles Straume for him. Leung impressed during his audition, leading to his inclusion as a main cast member in the show's fourth season.

Leung as Kid Omega in X-Men: The Last Stand Leung as Kid Omega in X-Men: The Last Stand

Leung's portrayal of Miles Straume resonated with viewers, and he continued as a principal cast member in seasons five and six. The character proved to be a vital addition to the "Lost" cast, further solidifying Leung's place in the entertainment industry.

Selected Filmography

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) - Admiral Statura
  • Person of Interest (2012) - Leon Tao
  • Lost (2008-2010) - Miles Straume
  • Year of the Fish (2007) - Johnny
  • The Sopranos (2007) - Carter Chong
  • Shanghai Kiss (2007) - Liam Liu
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) - Kid Omega
  • East Broadway (2006) - Ming
  • Inside Man (2006) - Wing
  • The Squid and the Whale (2005) - School Therapist
  • Whoopi (2004) - Terrence
  • Saw (2004) - Steven Sing

Ken Leung's versatility and captivating performances have made him a respected and sought-after actor in the industry. From his early successes in blockbusters to his memorable role in "Lost," Leung continues to leave a lasting impression on audiences worldwide.

*Note: The information in this article is based on credible sources and portrays the career journey of Ken Leung.

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