(written from a Production point of view)
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Date of Birth||January 21, 1970|
|Role on LOST||Miles Straume|
|IMDB||Ken Leung at IMDB|
Ken Leung plays the part of Miles Straume on LOST.
He was born in New York City and initially raised in the Two Bridges section of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. His family moved to Midwood, Brooklyn where he grew up before finishing high school in Old Bridge, New Jersey.
Leung later attended New York University (NYU) as a University Scholar and discovered acting in his junior year, where he studied acting with Catherine Russell and Nan Smithner, then briefly with Anne Jackson at HB Studio. During this time he also acted mostly in downtown spaces and black boxes, finding artistic homes with groups such as Ma-Yi, New Perspectives, and STAR, a traveling group of actors-educators based in Mount Sinai Hospital.
In 1997, he made his debut in Brett Ratner's Rush Hour. Edward Norton cast him in his directorial debut, Keeping the Faith in 2000. Since then Leung has appeared in several independent and television films, as well as features, including four films with Brett Ratner and two with Spike Lee. In 1998, he played James the Less and God in Terrence McNally's passion play, Corpus Christi, and in 2002 made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. He starred in the 2007 independent film Shanghai Kiss with Hayden Panettiere.
Episodes Appeared inEdit
Ken Leung was credited as a part of the main cast in the first episode of Season 4.