Ken Jeong has donated $50,000 to the families of the victims of last week’s deadly shootings at two Atlanta-area spas.
Six of the eight victims killed were women of Asian descent.
Each donation was for $10,000.
NBC News confirmed that the doctor-turned-comedian made the donations to each fund.
He also shared links to some of the accounts on his Twitter page and produced a video calling for the end of anti-Asian racism that features other Asian American actors, The Wrap reported.
Jeong’s parents migrated to the U.S. from South Korea. He was born in Detroit in 1969, according to Biography. Before launching his career in comedy, he earned a medical degree from the University of North Carolina in 1995 and completed his residency in internal medicine in New Orleans as he worked on acting and comedy during his off time. He was a doctor for seven years at Kaiser Permanente and at the same time, performed at the Improv and Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, eventually appearing on “The View” and earning the name “The Funniest Doctor in America.”
His breakout role was in the 2009 film “The Hangover.” He also appeared on “Community” and headlined his own show “Dr. Ken.”