Ali Wong is a talented American comic star, actress, as well as a prolific writer; notable for her appearances on Netflix stand-up comedy series such as Hard Knock Wife, Baby Cobra, as well as other TV sitcoms including Black Box, Inside Amy Schumer, Fresh Off the Boat, and American Housewife, just to mention a few. Ali’s comedy career has been running for over a decade since she made her first appearance at the Brainwash Café in 2005. The comic star has also featured in a great number of popular shows. Read on, to know more about Ali Wong, her comedy career, and other interesting facts below
Who is Ali Wong?
The comic actress was born as Alexandra Wong in San Francisco, California on the 19th of April 1982. Her parents are Adolphus Wong and his wife Tam Wong. Although her father was born in the US; he possesses Chinese ancestry while her mother is a Vietnamese immigrant to the United States. As a child, Ali received her basic education at the San Francisco University High School where she served as the student union president.
Upon graduation, Ali went to the University of California, Los Angeles where she majored in Asian-American studies. During her college days, Ali discovered she had comic skills and the ability to make people laugh out their worries. She started developing herself and further joined the school’s Theatre Company at the time.
Career and Rise to Mainstream
After she left school in 2005, Ali Wong started her standup comedy career; making her first professional appearance at the Brainwash Café. Shortly after that, she relocated to New York where she started performing in front of a larger audience. While in New York, Ali would perform in several shows and would feature up to nine times every night.
The comedian got her first recognition in 2011 when she was named among the Top 10 Fast-rising Comics by Variety magazine. She went on to star in John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show as well Dave Atell’s show called Comedy Underground Show. In 2012, Ali portrayed the role of an actress while appearing regularly on NBC Comic series Are You There, Chelsea? She also appeared on Chelsea Lately as well as Savages where she starred alongside Benicio Del Toro.
The following year, Ali portrayed the role of Katiee in Jeff Garlin’s sitcom titled Dealing with Idiots. In 2014, she played the role of Dr. Lina Lark opposite Vanessa Redgrave and Kelly Reilly in the ABC series titled Black Box. She equally played a recurring role in Inside Amy Schumer from 2014 to 2015. In 2016, she joined the cast of the Netflix comedy series titled Baby Cobra. She went on to appear in other comedy specials such as Hard Knock Wife, BoJack Horseman, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, and many more.
How Much is Ali Wong Worth?
The talented American comic star has been enjoying a blossoming comedy career and has earned a decent amount from her shows and acting career. Her net worth is currently running in millions, all thanks to her funny and witty jokes. However, Wong’s net worth cannot be ascertained at the moment as it is still under review. Nevertheless, some sources have estimated her net worth to be between $1.2 million – $2 million. She earns her income from her comedy career as well as her acting career and other endeavors.
Family Life: Sister, Husband, and Daughter
Just like we earlier mentioned that the comic actress was born to Chinese-American father Adolphus Wong and his wife Tam Wong who is a Vietnamese. She grew up along with her four other siblings including her older sister Mimi Wong. They all grew up together in Chinatown and her family was supportive during the early stages of Ali’s career. Sadly, her father passed on in 2011 after suffering from cancer. There is no much information with regards to her other siblings and their mother; they currently reside in California.
The brilliant comedian, asides from her comedy career, is also successful in her love life. Although she enjoys keeping details of her personal life under the shades, Wong has got an amazing husband and kids. She is married to a man named Justin Hakuta. Justin was born and raised in Washington D.C. He completed his education at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico and also has certificates from Carnegie Mellon University as well as Harvard Business School. He has worked with a wide range of notable companies and is currently serving as the Vice President of GoodRx.
The duo first saw each other in 2010 when they attended a mutual friend’s wedding. Seeing the connection they shared, it didn’t take long before they started their relationship. After a few years, they tied the knot in a wedding held in November 2014. After their wedding, the perfect couple welcomed their first daughter named Mari Hakuta in November 2015. Two years later, they welcomed their second child, another daughter in December 2017. The amazing couple has been living together peacefully with is no sign of marital issues or divorce between them.