Cung Le’s Net Worth, Height, Age, & Personal Info Wiki

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American actor Cung Le is a former mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and Sanshou competitor, is of Vietnamese descent. Cung Le competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a middleweight and had a 2-2 record. Before switching to mixed martial arts, Cung had a professional kickboxing record of 17-0 and was the former Light Heavyweight World Champion of the International Kickboxing Federation in kickboxing and sansho. He defeated Frank Shamrock to win the title of second Middleweight Champion for Strikeforce, which he then relinquished to further his acting career. Le is probably best known in mixed martial arts for his work with Strikeforce, where he held a 7-1 record before the company’s demise. (1)

Facts About Cung Le

NationalityAmerican
Estimate Net Worth$4 million
ReligionNA
Zodiac SignGemini
BirthplaceSouth Vietnam
BirthdayMay 25, 1972

Cung Le's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)

Height5 ft 10 in
1.78 m
Weight 185 pounds
84 kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Body TypeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Cung Le's Net Worth

American mixed martial artist Cung Le has a  net worth of $4 million.  (2)

Cung Le's Early Life

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The birthplace of Cung Lê is South Vietnam’s Saigon. Three days before Saigon fell in 1975, Cung Le and his mother Anne boarded a helicopter and flew out of Vietnam. Father Le remained in Vietnam and ended up being taken, prisoner. After spending a short while in a refugee camp in the Philippines, Le eventually made it to San Jose, California, where early prejudice and bullying motivated him to pursue a martial arts education. When he was ten, his mother signed him up for Tae Kwon Do lessons. We started wrestling professionally at the age of 14. (3)

Cung Le's Education

Cung graduated from San Jose High School and won All-American wrestling honors after being inspired to box by Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky. Cung Le competed for West Valley College in Saratoga, California, winning the 158-pound California Junior College State Championship class and was named a junior college All-American. Along with other martial arts, Le is practiced Judo, Karate, Kuntao, and Sambo. Around 21, he started learning Sanshou because it complemented Cung Le’s wrestling and Tae Kwon Do training. Cung is a three-time world champion in kickboxing and has a 17-0 professional record.

Cung Le's Ex-Wife and Family Life

Cung Le and his ex-wife have two sons. He is wed to Sunshine Spring Le, a Native American bikini model.

Cung Le's Career

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Le co-starred as Marshall Law in the live-action Tekken movie, released on November 5, 2009, and based on the well-known martial arts fighting game. Le appeared in supporting roles in the 2009 drama Fighting, co-starring Channing Tatum and the science fiction film Pandorum, starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster. He also starred in the December 18, 2009, release of the Hong Kong martial arts movie Bodyguards and Assassins. This was his first collaboration with Donnie Yen, the legendary martial arts star of Hong Kong, and featured a fight scene with him.

As one of the few times Le has spoken Vietnamese on camera, he also made an appearance on the Vietnamese music program Paris By Night 99 – Tôi Là Ngi Viet Nam, where Cung was interviewed by Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen. Le played the lead in Joel Silver’s 2012 action movie Dragon Eyes, which also starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. The film is “MMA-themed” and is based on the Akira Kurosawa classic Yojimbo. Le performed the role of Bronze Lion in RZA’s 2012 film The Man with the Iron Fists. He starred in the 2014 action movie Puncture Wounds, which was co-written and directed by James Coyne and was directed by Giorgio Serafini.

On March 2006, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Le made his professional mixed martial arts debut at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie by finishing kickboxing opponent Mike Altman at 3:51 of the opening frame. Le and Altman first crossed paths in San Jose in 1999 during a kickboxing match, which Le won by a body shot in the third round. Three months later, he faced KOTC veteran Brian Warren and defeated him by first-round knockout at 4:19. Le previously competed against Warren in a K-1 Sanshou match, which he won by decision. Le defeated UFC veteran Jason Von Flue at Strikeforce: Triple Threat on December 8, 2006, in 0:43 of the opening round after a kick cut forced the referee to stop the fight. Le next faced Tony Fryklund. Late in the third round, Le struck Fryklund, resulting in a TKO victory. Le then faced Sammy Morgan at Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives, where he defeated Morgan by TKO shortly after. (4)

References

  1. Cung Le, retrieved from https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1087183/bio
  2. Cung Le Net Worth, retrieved from https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-athletes/mma-net-worth/cung-le-net-worth/
  3. Cung Le, retrieved from https://pantheon.world/profile/person/Cung_Le
  4. Cung Le, retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cung_Le

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