December 9, 2022

Ali Wong Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Kids, Net Worth, Height…

Ali Wong Biography

Ali Wong (Alexandra) is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and writer.

Wong is noted for her Netflix stand-up specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife, as well as her television appearances in American Housewife, Are You There, Chelsea?, Inside Amy Schumer, and Black Box.

She also wrote for the first three seasons of the sitcom Fresh Off the Boat. In 2019, Ali had her first leading film role in Always Be My Maybe.

Ali Wong Career

Come 2014 she played “Dr. Lina Lark in the ABC medical drama series Black Box, opposite Kelly Reilly and Vanessa Redgrave. from there she appeared as a guest starred in several episodes of”Inside Amy Schumer”.

from the same year she became the writer in ” Fresh Off the Boat” In October 2016, she began starring in the main cast of the “ABC sitcom American Housewife”. On 13th May 2018, she realized her latest, special, called “Hard Knock Wife’, which was released on Netflix.

Ali Wong Age

Alexandra “Ali” Wong is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and writer. The American actress” was born on April 19. 1982 in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA. Ali Wong is 37 years old as of 2019.

Ali Wong Parents | Ali Wong Family

She was born to her mother is, Tam “Tammy” Wong, (moved in 1960 to the United States from Huế, Vietnam) and her father Adolphus Wong(who is an American-born citizen whose roots are from China.) Ali was born and raised together with his brother Andrew Wong and sister Mimi Wong.

Ali Wong Husband  |Ali Wong Kids

Wong is married to Justin Hakuta whom they met in the year 2010, at the wedding of a friend two of them. They both live in Los Angeles.

The couple joined together in the year 2014 and in November 2015 Ali gave birth to their first daughter whom they named Marie Kondo, after a famous writer of The “Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. in 2017 Ali gave birth to their second child still a daughter.

Ali Wong Height

Ali is an actress and comedian, known for Baby Cobra, American Housewife, Black Box and Always Be My Maybe. She stands at a height of a 5 feet tall. Wong Weight and other body measurement is under review and will be updated soon.

Ali Wong Net Worth

Stand-up comedian Ali Wong has been making people laugh since 2014. And with a Netflix movie, Always Be My Maybe, and memoir in the works, Ali’s taking her brand of raw and edgy, knee-slapping comedy to screens and bookshelves everywhere.

Ali Wong has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million dollars as of 2019. She secured her spot among the top earners in the industry!

Ali Wong Education

In 2000, she graduated from San Francisco University High School, where she was student body class president. In 2004, she graduated with a BA from UCLA, where she majored in Asian American Studies.

During her time in college, she spent a summer working at The Lair of the Golden Bear, a UC Berkeley alumni summer family camp.

At UCLA, Wong discovered her love of performing as a member of the university’s LCC Theatre Company, the largest and longest-running Asian-American theater company in the United States. During her junior year, she spent time in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Ali Wong Cobra baby

Ali perform her special Baby cobra when she was pregnant. Wong, a writer on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, shot the bold, boundary-pushing one-hour special last fall at seven-and-a-half-months pregnant. In the week since it premiered, Baby Cobra has become a sensation.

Ali is the first want to stand up when she was pregnant, pretending to trap a man’s head between her legs, but this is the beauty of Baby Cobra.

Ali at once challenges the notion that pregnant women have to retire as sexual beings, and that pregnant stand-ups may as well stay home.

She jokes about everything from her porn proclivities, STDs, trying to conceive, and her special brand of ironic antifeminism.

Ali Wong Tickets | Ali Wong Tickets Balboa Theatre April 20|

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Ali Wong Tour | Ali Wong events

Sun, Apr 21
7:00 PM
San Francisco, CA
Balboa Theatre

Sat, Feb 16
7:00 PM
Tucson, AZ
Tucson Convention Center

Sun, Feb 17
7:00 PM
Salt Lake City, UT
Abravanel Hall

Sat, Mar 97:00 PM
Portland, OR
Keller Auditorium

Sat, Mar 16
7:00 PM
Minneapolis, MN
State Theatre

Sun, Mar 17
7:00 PM
Grand Rapids, MI
DeVos Performance Hall

Tue, Mar 26
7:00 PM
Houston, TX
Revention Music Center

Wed, Mar 27
7:00 PM

Thu, Mar 28
8:30 PM
Austin, TX
Bass Concert Hall

Fri, Mar 29
8:30 PM
Austin, TX
Bass Concert Hall

Sat, Mar 30
7:00 PM
Dallas, TX
Winspear Opera House

Mon, Apr 1
7:00 PM
Dallas, TX
Winspear Opera House

Thu, Apr 11
12:00 AM
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium

Fri, Apr 19
7:00 PM
San Diego, CA
Balboa Theatre

Sat, Apr 20
9:30 PM
San Diego, CA
Balboa Theatre

Thu, May 2
7:30 PM
Indianapolis, IN
Old National Centre

Fri, May 3
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Masonic

Sat, May 4
7:00 PM
Detroit, MI

 Wong Stand Up

In 2011, Variety named her one of the “10 Comics to Watch”. Soon after, she appeared on The Tonight Show, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show and Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground Show.

She was also cast as series regular in the NBC comedy series Are You There, Chelsea? and appeared on Chelsea Lately. Following that, she was in VH1’s Best Week Ever and MTV’s Hey Girl in 2013.

Additionally, she starred in Oliver Stone’s Savages, opposite Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek, and as Kate in the film Dealin’ with Idiots.

Ali Wong Comedy

In 2011, Variety named her one of the “10 Comics to Watch”. Soon after, she appeared on The Tonight Show, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show and Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground Show.

She was also cast as series regular in the NBC comedy series Are You There, Chelsea? and appeared on Chelsea Lately.

Following that, she was in VH1’s Best Week Ever and MTV’s Hey Girl in 2013. Additionally, she starred in Oliver Stone’s Savages, opposite Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek, and as Kate in the film Dealin’ with Idiots.

Ali Wong Review

Ali told an audience at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood that “Squirting out of my titties,” she continued, circling her index fingers in front of her breasts.

“Squirting out of like fifteen holes in each titty. Like a Bellagio fountain.” Or her mucus. “I’m addicted to picking my nose,” she declared later that night, at a second gig.

“In a world of red tape and bureaucracy, where it takes forever to buy a house or get a cell-phone plan going, it’s so instant to just stick your finger up there and go for something your own body produces

.” Or her after birth “After the baby comes out, you know what else exists? Her house.”Ali Wong Costume

In honor of the stand-up comic, TV writer, actress, and badass, she wore her signature red glasses, fitted black and white striped dress, and of course, baby bump.

The look is inspired by Wong’s Netflix special Baby Cobra, which she taped while seven and a half months pregnant.

Ali Wong Feminist

Why Ali Wong Might Just Be the Feminist We Need

Two years after the much-lauded Baby Cobra, in which Ali Wong took on sex, dating, and marriage, the comedienne has returned to the small screen with her new Netflix standup comedy special Hard Knock Wife, now available on Netflix.

This time, she’s gracing us with her spot-on musings about life and labia after baby, not to mention the ironic brand of feminism that takes leaning in and topples it.

“Feminism is the worst thing that ever happened to women,” Wong said, and turned some heads, in Baby Cobra. “Our job used to be no job,” she lamented.

“We had it so good!… And then all these women had to show off and say, ‘We could do it; we could do anything!’… They ruined it for us!” In Hard Knock Wife, Wong echoes this sentiment, admitting her dreams of being a simple trophy wife were shattered when she realized she was more of a “commemorative plaque.”

In reality, the soon-to-be mother of two is quickly becoming one of the busiest women in showbiz. Formerly a writer on college pal Randall Park’s hit television show Fresh Off the Boat, Wong has stepped in front of the camera on ABC’s American Housewife and will soon costar with Park in a Netflix feature the pair co-wrote.

She is also writing a book of essays that will be released next year, and if that wasn’t enough, most nights, after putting her daughter to bed, Wong travels to comedy clubs around Los Angeles to perfect new stand-up material.

No wonder Wong verbally side-eyes Sheryl Sandberg’s edict to “lean in”: “I don’t wanna lean in, OK? I want to lie down.”

Hard Knock Wife continues to up the feminist ante, with insightful quips about the double standards that befall men and women in relationships, careers, and parenting.

Wong balks at how, when once in a blue moon, her husband musters up the courage to change their baby’s diaper, congratulatory confetti practically rains down from the sky. But Wong, who’s most often on diaper duty, gets pooped on the regular. “Where’s my confetti at?” she asks.

But Wong turns the humor into a feminist rallying cry, bemoaning the lack of maternity leave in the U.S. After all, the time off is necessary, “not just to bond with the baby — f*** the baby! Maternity leave is for new moms to hide and heal their demolished-ass bodies!”

No one has ever accused Wong of being afraid to tell it like it is, but it’s refreshing to see a woman — and a pregnant one at that — being so unapologetically truthful about the realities of motherhood, which she lovingly describes as being in “solitary confinement.” When people ask her how the baby is, Wong shrugs.

“I’m on the verge of putting her in the garbage. I need to be here to miss her so that I don’t go to jail!” Because, while Ali Wong may prefer lying down to leaning in, her stand-up reassures women that it’s totally normal to not have it all together. And that’s the brand of feminism that we just might need right about now.

Ali Wong Special

On Mother’s Day 2016 Netflix released a stand-up special called Baby Cobra which was filmed in September 2015 when Wong was 7 months pregnant with her first child[19] at the Neptune Theater in Seattle.

According to the New York Magazine, “The special’s arrival on Netflix is the sort of star-making moment that unites the tastes of the unlikeliest fans.”

On September 11. 2016, Wong spoke and walked the runway during New York Fashion Week for Opening Ceremony’s show.

In October 2016, Wong began starring in the main cast of the ABC sitcom American Housewife. On May 13. 2018, Wong’s second Netflix special, called Hard Knock Wife, was released.

It was filmed in late September 2017 at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto when she was 7 months pregnant with her second child.

Wong starred with Randall Park in the 2019 Netflix film “Always Be My Maybe”, a film directed by Nahnatchka Khan, and written by Wong, Park, and Michael Golamco. Wong voiced the titular character Bertie in the Netflix animated show “Tuca & Bertie”.

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Why Always Be My Maybe’s Asian American underachiever is groundbreaking

Hollywood has a long history of casting Asians as sidekicks, punchlines, or villains if we are cast at all. Last summer’s Crazy Rich Asians, about a young woman discovering that her boyfriend is one of Asia’s wealthiest bachelors, was a watershed victory for media representation in our community and became the highest-grossing romantic comedy in a decade.

Always Be My Maybe, another rom-com with an all-Asian-lead cast that was released on Netflix last week, carries the torch forward.

While Crazy Rich Asians was about the spectacle of obscene family wealth in Asia — an entertaining drama set in a far-off land — Always Be My Maybe’s story of a friendship turned romance is far more relatable for most audiences.

It also includes Asian American characters who aren’t the traditionally successful doctor or lawyer we are used to seeing on screen.

Always Be My Maybe shows a groundbreaking character: an Asian American underachiever

The film follows Sasha Tran “Ali Wong” and Marcus Kim (Randall Park), neighbors and childhood friends who grew up together in San Francisco.

As teenagers, Sasha and Marcus have awkward sex in the back of his old Corolla, but end up heading their separate ways after graduation.

Fifteen years later, Sasha is a celebrity chef in Los Angeles who returns to San Francisco to open a new restaurant. She and Marcus have an uncomfortable reunion when he shows up as a repairmen to fix Sasha’s broken AC unit.

She’s disappointed that he’s still living at home without much in the way of a career. But after Sasha falls out with her successful but emotionally distant fiancé, she finds herself drawn to Marcus’s unassuming nature.

He says what he thinks, noting how she uses her “phone voice” to code-switch on calls, and freely admitting he’s still hungry after an expensive meal at a fancy restaurant.

It might sound strange, but an Asian-American lead character playing a low achiever might just be what our community needs right now.

The story of Asians in America is happy one at first glance — as the nation’s fastest-growing racial group, we’re seen as educated “model minority” citizens who have earned society’s respect. But Asian American achievement often faces backlash.

Princeton psychologist Susan Fiske has found that people evaluate groups along two primary dimensions: warmth (friendly, trustworthy) and competence (capable, effective).

Numerous surveys have found that white Americans generally receive high marks for both warmth and competence, while black and Latinx Americans are seen as less competent and get mixed results on warmth, both depending on factors like income and profession.

Meanwhile, Asians and Jewish people are seen in these surveys as highly competent but colder, less friendly and may be untrustworthy.

These stereotypes can lead to feelings of envy, an ambivalent emotion that Fiske says is a mix of both admiration and resentment.

Crazy Rich Asians brought me to tears of joy, but every character in the film was highly educated, fantastically wealthy, or both.

Yes, Asian Americans have on average higher rates of college education and higher earnings, but we also have the largest income inequality of any racial group and our undocumented population has tripled since 2000.

The higher average earnings of Indians, Filipinos, and Chinese can obscure the lower earnings of Cambodians, Hmong, and Thai when we’re considered as a single group.

To be fair, Always Be My Maybe depicts Asian American success in the character of Sasha. But rather than working in finance or a STEM field, she has made it in the creative world of culinary arts.

Marcus strays even further from the model minority stereotype as a stoner who never made it past high school. But rather than being a joke or embarrassment, we see why Marcus stayed: he became his father’s caregiver, learned Cantonese to chat with the servers at his local dim sum joint, and built a cult following for his hip-hop band.

Why the “envied outside group” is a dangerous stereotype

Fully developed depictions of Asian Americans are rare and increasingly important — as an envied outside group, Asian Americans are in “a dangerous place,” Fiske told me.

While people might generally cooperate with us because we’re useful, in times of perceived competition for scarce resources, we can face “attack and sabotage.”

I’ve found that these attacks, while sometimes blatant, are more often subtle and difficult to pin down. Five years after I graduated from Stanford, I was selected by the White House for a prestigious technology fellowship.

Early into the program, I was introduced to a dozen senior government officials (all of whom were white). For inexplicable reasons, one remarked loudly that I didn’t appear old enough to have graduated from college.

She used a common stereotype of Asian Americans to undercut me in front of this influential group. Perhaps she felt I didn’t deserve all the fanfare and wanted to bring me down a notch. I’ll never know.

In the Students for Fair Admissions vs Harvard University lawsuit, statisticians found that Asian American students were “‘consistently rated’ as having less ‘positive personality,’ likability, courage, and kindness.

” These stereotypes around our personality were so detrimental that Asian Americans were less likely to be accepted into Harvard than whites, despite having higher standardized testing, academic, and extracurricular ratings.

These biases follow us into the workplace. A 2016 study looking at 106,000 Silicon Valley tech workers found that among professionals, Asian Americans make up the largest racial cohort. But once employed, we were the least likely among all races to get promoted to be managers or executives.

My research on Asian American men has found that we’re more likely to be recognized for working hard or our technical skills than for being creative or our leadership ability. We’re hired for our competence, but can’t seem to ascend.

Perhaps Asian Americans should simply be grateful for our general success and not complain about seemingly minor obstacles.

But this kind of envious prejudice can quickly take a dark turn. Fiske pointed out that historically speaking, “The targets of genocide are often successful outsiders.”

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, best known for his platform of universal basic income, fears that we are “one generation away” from Asians being targets of violence in the same way Jewish synagogues have been.

Through its main characters, Always Be My Maybe expands what it means to be Asian American. Marcus may not have a great career, but that’s never treated as a fundamental character flaw.

He ultimately reunites with Sasha not because he suddenly landed a record deal or a high-paying job, but because he overcame his fear of change and grew as a person. And that’s something we can all relate to.

So as much as I might aspire to the wealth and good looks of billionaire Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians, I’m grateful we also have the stumbling but lovable Marcus Kim in Always Be My Maybe, reminding us that Asian Americans come from all walks of life.