Ali Wong Biography
Ali Wong is a stand-up comedian, actress, and writer known for her sharp wit, irreverent humor, and candid observations about life, relationships, and motherhood. Born on April 19, 1982, in San Francisco, California, Ali Wong grew up in a mixed-race household with her Chinese-American father and Vietnamese mother. She is 5 Feet 3 Inches tall.
Ali Wong attended San Francisco University High School. Also, Wong graduated from UCLA with a degree in Asian American Studies. During her time in college, she discovered her passion for comedy and began performing at local clubs and open mic nights.
After graduating, Wong moved to New York City and continued honing her comedic skills. She gained recognition in the comedy circuit and appeared on various TV shows, including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show.” She also wrote for the first three seasons of the sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat.”
In 2016, Ali Wong gained widespread acclaim with the release of her Netflix stand-up special, “Ali Wong: Baby Cobra.” The special, which she performed while seven months pregnant, tackled taboo subjects with raw and hilarious honesty. It propelled her to stardom and established her as one of the leading voices in comedy.
Apart from her stand-up career, Ali Wong has also appeared in several films and TV shows. She starred in the romantic comedy “Always Be My Maybe” (2019), which she co-wrote with her longtime friend and collaborator, Randall Park. Wong has also appeared in movies like “Birds of Prey” (2020) and lent her voice to characters in animated films such as “Raya and the Last Dragon” (2021) and “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” (2021).
In addition to her comedic work, Ali Wong is a dedicated advocate for women’s rights and Asian representation in the entertainment industry. She uses her platform to address social issues and promote inclusivity.
Ali Wong continues to tour, perform stand-up, and work on new projects. Her unique blend of edgy humor, relatable storytelling, and unapologetic approach to taboo subjects has endeared her to audiences worldwide.
Ali Wong Movies and TV Shows
Ali Wong has appeared in a variety of movies and TV shows throughout her career. Here are some notable examples:
- “Savages” (2007)
- “Dealin’ with Idiots” (2013)
- “Somnia” (2014)
- “The Internship” (2013)
- “Baby Cobra” (2016) – Stand-up comedy special on Netflix
- “Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife” (2018) – Stand-up comedy special on Netflix
- “Always Be My Maybe” (2019) – Co-writer and lead role alongside Randall Park
- “Birds of Prey” (2020) – Played the character Ellen Yee
- “Raya and the Last Dragon” (2021) – Provided the voice for the character of Wong
- “Breaking In” (2012-2013)
- “Inside Amy Schumer” (2013-2014)
- “Fresh Off the Boat” (2015-2018) – Writer for the show’s first three seasons
- “American Dad!” (2015-2020) – Provided voice work for various characters
- “Black Box” (2014)
- “BoJack Horseman” (2014-2020) – Provided voice work for the character of Kelsey Jannings
- “Tuca & Bertie” (2019-2021) – Provided voice work for the character of Bertie
Ali Wong Net Worth
Ali Wong has an estimated net worth of about $3million.