Ronny Chieng Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 May, 2021
Facts of Ronny Chieng
Birth Name Ronny Xin Yi Chieng
Nationality Malaysian
Birth Place/City Johor Bahru
Profession Actor
Net Worth $3 million
Married to Hannah Pham ‚Äč( 2016 - present)
Education University of Melbourne, Australian National University
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
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Ronny Xin Yi Chieng is a Malaysian comedian and actor who currently serves as a senior correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show. He is also the creator of the sitcom Ronny Chieng: International Student that premiered on ABC and Comedy Central Asia in 2017.

How old is Ronny Chieng? Age, Height, Parents, & Early Life

Chieng is currently 35 years old. He was born on November 21, 1985, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, to a Malaysian Chinese family. Talking about his height, he is cited to be 5 ft and 5 in tall. He spent his early years in both Singapore and Manchester, New Hampshire, in the United States with his parents. While his family lived in Johor Bahru, Chieng commuted to Fuchun Primary School in neighboring Singapore.

He later attended Pioneer Secondary School and Pioneer Junior College in Singapore. The 35-year-old then enrolled at the University of Melbourne in Australia, while living at Trinity College, and graduated with Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees in 2009. He also received a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University in 2012.

Who is Ronny Chieng married to? Wife & Children

Cheing married his longtime girlfriend, Hannah Pham, on September 9, 2016. However, the couple ended up having not one but three separate wedding ceremonies. "We had to get married three times. The first wedding we had in Melbourne, Australia," Cheing revealed in the Netflix stand-up special. As a matter of fact, his wife Hannah is Vietnamese-Australian. 

"Then we got married in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia even though I'm not from Kuala Lumpur but who gives a f--k what the groom wants!," he added. The duo married for the third time in "New York for green card purposes." The 35-year-old also gave some details about the traditional Chinese tea ceremony in Melbourne, which unfortunately he couldn't even be part of because of the flight delays.

CAPTION: Ronny Chieng and his wife Vietnamese-Australian Hannah Pham married in 2016. SOURCE: HITC  

It is not known when Hannah and Ronny met, but both graduated from the University of Melbourne with a dual bachelor's degree in commerce and law. They got engaged in December 2015 and tied the knot less than a year later. The pair have no kids as of now and reside in New York City.

What is Ronny Chieng's net worth in 2021?

According to some online sources, Chieng has amassed an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2021. In the early years of his career, he performed with Trevor Noah at a comedy festival in Melbourne, Australia. Following this, he auditioned for the correspondent role on The Daily Show and appeared on the show to give his response to a controversial Jesse Watters Fox News segment in 2016.

That same year, he co-wrote and starred in the pilot of a sitcom called Ronny Chieng: International Student, which was later developed into a series for Comedy Central in America and ABC TV in Australia in 2017. Two years later, Netflix started streaming his stand-up special called Asian Comedian Destroys America!. He is now set to appear in Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, scheduled to release in September 2021.