Ali Wong is a San Francisco-based actor, stand-up comedian, and writer. She is most known for her Netflix stand-up specials ‘Baby Cobra’ and ‘Hard Knock Wife,’ as well as her appearances on ‘American Housewife,’ ‘Are You There, Chelsea?’, ‘Inside Amy Schumer,’ and ‘Black Box.’ As of 2022, Ali Wong’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million.
|Full Name||Alexandra Dawn Wong|
|Date of Birth||April 19, 1982|
|Birthplace||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Profession||Comedian, actress, writer|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
Ali Wong Biography
Alexandra Dawn Wong was born on April 19, 1982, in the Pacific Heights district of San Francisco, California, to a family of four. Tam “Tammy” Wong, her Vietnamese mother, moved to the United States from Hu in 1960 to work as a social worker. Adolphus Wong (1937–2011), her Chinese-American father, was an anesthesiologist who worked for Kaiser Permanente for 30 years.
Wong graduated from San Francisco University High School in 2000, where she served as class president of the student body. She went to UCLA to study Asian-American studies. She discovered her passion for acting as a member of the LCC Theatre Company, the country’s largest and oldest Asian-American collegiate theatre company.
She worked at The Lair of the Golden Bear, a UC Berkeley alumni summer family camp, and spent time in Hanoi during her junior year. In 2005, she earned a BA in Asian-American studies, summa cum laude. She studied in Vietnam as part of a Fulbright scholarship after college.
Ali Wong’s Story of Success
Wong tried stand-up comedy for the first time at 23 after graduating from college. Shortly after, she came to New York City to pursue comedy and began performing up to nine times every night.
She was named one of the “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety in 2011. Shortly after, she went on The Tonight Show, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, and Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground Show.
She was also featured on Chelsea Lately and was cast as a series regular in the NBC comedy series Are You There, Chelsea? In 2013, she appeared in VH1’s Best Week Ever and MTV’s Hey Girl. She also starred in Oliver Stone’s Savages alongside Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek, and Kate in Dealin’ with Idiots.
In 2014, Wong starred with Kelly Reilly and Vanessa Redgrave in the ABC medical drama series Black Box as Dr. Lina Lark. She has appeared in multiple episodes of Inside Amy Schumer since then. Since 2014, Wong has contributed to Fresh Off the Boat as a writer. Wong was proposed for the writing role by Randall Park, who is also a member of the main cast.
On Mother’s Day 2016, Netflix released Baby Cobra, a stand-up special taped in September 2015 at the Neptune Theater in Seattle while Wong was seven months pregnant with her first kid. “The special’s release on Netflix is the kind of star-making moment that unites the preferences of the unlikeliest admirers,” New York Magazine writes.
Wong spoke at and walked the runway at Opening Ceremony’s show on September 11, 2016, during New York Fashion Week. Wong joined the main cast of the ABC sitcom American Housewife in October 2016.
Wong’s second Netflix special, Hard Knock Wife, was released on May 13, 2018. It was shot at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto in late September 2017, when she was seven months pregnant with her second child. In an episode of OK K.O.! in 2018, she voiced the soda genie Citrus Twisty.
Wong and Randall Park co-starred in Nahnatchka Khan’s 2019 Netflix film Always Be My Maybe, written by Wong, Park, and Michael Golamco. In the Netflix animated series Tuca & Bertie, Wong voiced the titular character Bertie.
Wong published a book called Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life on October 15, 2019. She refers to it as a “life guide” for her two daughters to read as adults.
Don Wong, Wong’s third Netflix stand-up special, was released in February 2022.
Ali Wong Net Worth
As of 2022, the net worth of Ali Wong is estimated to be $3 million. The primary source of her earnings comes from her career as an actress.
Ali Wong Net Worth Growth
|Net worth in 2022||$3 million|
|Net worth in 2021||$2.6 million|
|Net worth in 2020||$2.3 million|
Wong and Justin Hakuta met at the wedding of mutual friends in 2010 when Justin Hakuta was vice president of products at the healthcare company GoodRx and the son of inventor Ken Hakuta. They were married in 2014. The couple has two daughters named Mari and Nikki, and Wong has been open about miscarrying twins before conceiving her first child. She has stated that making jokes about her miscarriage helped her to cope.
Wong and Hakuta announced their divorce in April 2022.
Ali Wong Height & Weight
Ali Wong stands at a height of 4 feet 11 inches or 152 cm tall and weighs around 50 kg or 110 lbs.
- Ali Wong is a San Francisco-based actor, stand-up comedian, and writer.
- She was born on April 19, 1982, in San Francisco, California.
- She tried stand-up comedy for the first time at 23 after graduating from college.
- As of 2022, Ali Wong net worth is estimated to be $3 million.