Who is Kerri Higuchi?
An actress, writer and director, Kerri Higuchi was born under the zodiac sign of Pisces on 28 February 1971, in Los Angeles, California USA; she holds American nationality although she comes from a family of Japanese descent. Kerri is perhaps known best for her role as Doctor Elizabeth Chen in the series “Grey’s Anatomy” but is also known as the wife of the famous “Harold and Kumar” actor, John Cho.
Early life and education
Kerri was raised in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, by her parents Charlotte and Day Higuchi; her father was born in Japan but moved with his family to the US when he was a toddler.
There is no information regarding her siblings, so she’s assumed to be an only child.
Kerri had an interest in acting From an early age, play with her dolls to make theatre scenes in her room. Her parents supported her dream, and took her to acting classes during her childhood. They had only one condition – she must have good grades and earn a degree from college.
Kerri attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1989, enrolled at the University of California, Berkley from which she graduated with a BA degree in 1993.
Growing up, Kerri had an aspiration to become a film and theatre director, thus after graduating she started working as an actor and director in the Asian theatre, East West Players, the first Asian-American theatre organization.
In 1999, Kerri fulfilled her dream, and made her acting debut on television, portraying Student #2 in an episode of the popular series “ER”, starring George Clooney, Anthony Edwards and Julianna Margulies, which had 370 award nominations, and won 156, including 23 Primetime Emmys.
She waited for three years, to make her first appearance on the big screen, cast to play Susie in “Sorority Boys”, a comedy drama directed by Wallace Wolodarsky, and then she portrayed Emi in the short movie “World Inside Me”.
In the crime thriller drama “Enough” starring Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, and Tessa Allen, Keri had a minor role as the Ticket Clerkm before her recurring and most notable role as Doctor Elizabeth Chen in “Grey’s Anatomy”, from 2005 to 2010.
This romantic drama which follows the story of the personal and professional lives of the hospital staff centered on the five surgical interns and their supervisors, was created by Shonda Rhimes, had 239 award nominations and won 83, including four Primetime Emmys.
In the following years, Kerri was seen in an episode or two of various series, such as “Without a Trace”, “Flashforward”, and “Selfie”, among others.
In 2015, she was cast to play Carrie in “Battle Creek”, and in the same year made her last television appearance as Nervous Female Librarian in the series “Scandal”, which was also created by Shonda Rhimes.
Love life and marriage with John Cho
Kerri hasn’t been the subject of any rumors concerning her love life and sexual orientation; she prefers to keep her private life away from the public eye, and hasn’t spoken about her previous relationships before she met her future husband.
Kerri and John Cho met for the first time while they were attending the same college, but a few years later met again, in 2004, at the event where their mutual friend presented them to each other, and then they realized that they’d met before.
John invited her to dinner, and they began dating, eventually tying the knot on New Year’s Eve in 2006. The wedding was held in Northern California in the presence of their closest family members and friends.
In May 2008, Kerri gave birth to their son, Kage Cho, and their daughter, whose name they haven’t revealed, was born in February 2013. The name of their son Kage (Kah-gay) is in the Japanese language, and it means ‘shadow’.
As of February 2022, Kerri is still in a marriage with John, they have two children, and live apparently happy lives in their residence in Los Angeles.
Age, height, and net worth
Kerri is 50 years old, with long, black hair and brown eyes; she weighs around 132lbs (60kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) tall with vital statistics of 35-25-36.
Her net worth, as of early 2022, has been estimated at $500,000, while the net worth of her husband is reputedly over $25 million.
Who is John Cho?
John Yohan Cho was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 16 June 1972, in Seoul, South Korea; he holds both Korean and American nationality, since his family moved to the US when he was six years old. He’s a writer, producer and actor, with over 100 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his role as Harold Lee in the “Harold & Kumar” franchise, and as Sulu in “Star Trek” movies.
John’s father was a minister in the Church of Christ, and the family moved a lot before they settled in Los Angeles, California, where John attended Herbert Hoover High School. Upon matriculating in 1990, John enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley from which he graduated with a BA degree in 1994.
Before he launched his acting career, he taught English at Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood, California, eventually making his acting debut as Joey in 1997, in the movie “Yellow”, and the same year he made his first television appearance in an episode of the series “Boston Common”.
In the following years, he had some support roles in various series and movies, before his appearance as John in the popular comedy “American Pie” in 1999, and then he was seen in its sequels. Since the list of his roles is too long to enumerate, we will mention some of his most notable ones, such as his role in “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” in 2004, also starring Kal Penn and Ethan Embry.
In 2009, John was cast to play Sulu in the Oscar-awarded “Star Trek”, starring Chris Pine, Simon Peg and Zachary Quinto; the movie had 95 award nominations and won 27, including the Oscar for Best Achievement in Make-up.
In the following years, he reprised his role as Harold and Sulu in the sequels of these movies, and was also seen in various series such as “Go On”, “Sleepy Hollow”, and “The Exorcist”, among others.
Unlike his wife, this 49-years-old actor is active on social media networks, such as Instagram and Twitter; his Instagram has been followed by over 250,000 people, while his Twitter has nearly 300,000 followers. On both accounts, he announced the releaseg of his first children’s book, entitled “Troublemaker”.