Born in San Francisco, Ali Wong established herself as one acclaimed comedian. The star is best known for her Netflix stand-up specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife. She rose to worldwide popularity because of her impressive ability to make people laugh. The comedian is happily married to her entrepreneur husband Justin Hakuta and has two children.
Ali Wong was born Alexandra Dawn Wong on 19 April 1982 in San Francisco, California. She is the daughter of Adolphus Wong, an anesthesiologist, and Tam Wong, a Vietnam immigrant mother. She grew up with her two siblings brother Andrew Wong and a sister Mimi Wong.
Wong attended San Francisco University High School and graduated in 2000. Later, she attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with a degree majoring in Asian American Studies in 2005.
During her college days, she grew interested in performing in the university's LCC theatre company. She belongs to American nationality and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is mixed.
Ali Wong's Career
Wong was interested in stand-up comedy thus after her graduation, she started performing at the Brainwash Cafe. Later, she flew to New York to pursue her career in comedy. There, she used to perform for 9 sessions on a night which eventually made her Variety's one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch in 2011.
Following the success, the comedian appeared on several talk shows including John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, The Tonight Show, and others. Afterward, she starred as a regular cast on the comedy series Are You There, Chelsea? and Chelsea Lately.
In 2012, Wong was cast on the crime thriller film Savages directed by Oliver Stone. Later in 2013, she appeared on the comedy series Best Week Ever and Hey Girl. Continuing her television role, the actor was cast on the medical drama Black Box alongside her co-stars Kelly Reilly and Vanessa Redgrave. She appeared on the American sketch comedy television series Inside Amy Schumer.
The gifted comedian rose to fame through her stand-up special Baby Cobra which was released on Netflix in May 2016. In the special, she was heavily pregnant with her first child and talked about the pregnancy hurdles and turns women's supposed weakness into the strength.
Then in October 2016, the actress was cast as a lead character Doris in the sitcom American Housewife. She stars in the series alongside Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly, and others.
Wong released her second stand-up special Hard Knock Wife in May 2018. While filming the special, she was seven months pregnant with her second child. The special also became a great success.
She is a writer for the American sitcom Fresh Off the Boat from the year 2014. The actress also starred on the sitcom as Margot for the episode The Flush.
Besides her remarkable television appearance, she gave her voice in several movies and series including BoJack Horseman (2015), The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Animals (2016), and others.
The multidisciplinary artist will be seen in an upcoming comedy film Always Be My Maybe. She is also working as a writer for the movie.
What Is Her Net Worth In 2019?
The successful comedian Ali Wong acc u mulated an impressive amount of money from her professional career. As per sources, she has an estimated net worth of $3 million. The multifaceted personality has collected such an impressive amount of money through her versatility in various fields.
Wong is also a writer who released her book called Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life on October 15, 2019. The book is priced $15.48 for KIndle and $16.29 for Hardcover.
It has been reported that the veteran comedian has a house in Los Angeles, California. The average price in LA is over $800k.
Who Is Ali Wong's Husband?
The outspoken comedian Ali Wong is married to Justin Hakuta. The two walked down the aisle on 27 November 2014. Her husband Hakuta is a vice president of the multimillion tech company GoodRx. He is a son of well-known television personality Ken Hakuta.
The beautiful couple Wong and Hakuta share two daughters; Mari Hakuta born in November 2015 and her second baby girl born in December 2017. As of 2019, the comedian resides in her Los Angeles home along with her husband and kids.
- Height = She stands at 5 feet 3 inches (1.6m).
- Body measurement = She has an attractive body measurement.
Here's a video of Ali Wong on The Ellen Show.
by manisha, 06 Sep, 2018