Cung Le’s Momma Said Knock You Out
Your typical Hollywood Action Star has never lived in a refugee camp, but then again having first started his career as an MMA World Champion, Cung Le’s life has been anything but typical.
On this episode of Moment To Moment, the actor and martial artist shares everything from the breathtaking tale of his family’s harrowing escape from Vietnam moments before the fall of Saigon, to growing up in a small home with 14 people, and most formatively: to being bullied as a small Asian kid.
Born in Saigon, South Vietnam, Cung Le is a respected actor and retired martial artist. He escaped with his family just three days before the fall of Saigon in 1975 and they ultimately settled in San Jose, CA. He started Tae Kwon Do at the age of 10 and began wrestling competitively at age 14. He currently holds an undefeated Kickboxing career (17-0), and 4 US National Championships. He retired from martial arts in 2015 and has since focused on his acting career. He has appeared in films and TV shows including Tekken, Into the Badlands, Hawaii Five-0, and Dragon Eyes.