Ali Wong’s net worth is $3 million. She is an American stand-up comic, actress and writer born in San Francisco. She is popular for her stand-up comedy specials BabyCobra and ‘Hard Knock Wife’ in Netflix, as appearing on TV in ‘American Homewife ‘Are You There’ “Chelsea?”‘, “Inside Amy Schumer’ and the ‘Black Box’.
Alexandra Wong was born in San Francisco, California, on 19 April 1982. Her father’s name was Adolphus Wong, a Chinese American who worked for Kaiser Permanente as an anesthesiologist for 30 years. He passed away in 2011. Tam was her mother, a Vietnamese social worker, and in 1960, she relocated to America. Wong has three older siblings.
She attended University High School San Francisco, where she was the class president. On finishing High School in 2000, she majored in Asian-American studies at UCLA. While at UCLA, she was part of the oldest and largest Asian-American collegiate theatre group, the LCC Theatre Company.
During the summer, Wong worked at a family camp for UC Berkeley alums, The Lair of the Golden Bear. In 2005, She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian-American studies; graduating summa cum laude, she got a scholarship to study in Vietnam.
In 2012, she mentioned to “The Washington Post” that she hated it since she was not understood. She could barely express what she wanted to say because she was not very good at Vietnamese. She always felt lonely because there was no one to relate with, after which she decided to return home.
At Brainwash Cafe, Wong, for the first time, performed a stand-up comedy. She was 23 then. To pursue her comedy career, she relocated to New York City. She performed close to 9 times every night. She was named one of the ten comics to watch by Variety in 2011 after she was on ‘Tonight show’, New York Stand Up Show by John Oliver and Comedy Underground Show by Dave Attell.
When Wong was 23 years old, she began performing stand-up comedy in her first stand-up comedy show, and then she relocated from the Philippines to New York City soon after. In 2011 the magazine named her one of “10 Comics to Watch” by “Variety,” then she was in “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Funny as Hell,” “Best Week Ever,” “@midnight,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell.”
In the year 2012, Ali guest-starred on “Breaking In” (2011) as well as “Inside Amy Schumer” (2014-2015) as well as she portrayed Olivia on “NBC’s “Are You There, Chelsea?” (2012) the show was inspired by the Chelsea Handler book “Are You There, Vodka? It’s me, Chelsea.” She played a role in the Oliver Stone-directed crime drama “Savages” and the film directed by Jeff Garlin in 2013 “, Dealin’ Idiots.”
In 2014, she was a character in character Dr Lina Lark’s role on the ABC medical drama “Black Box.” Her first comedy-themed special, “Ali Wong: Baby Cobra,” was on Netflix in 2016. Ali was seven months pregnant when she made the unique “New York Magazine” and stated, “The special’s arrival on Netflix is the sort of star-making moment that unites the tastes of the unlikeliest fans.” The actress continued to film “Baby Cobra” with “Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife” in the year 2018, in addition to “Ali Wong: Don Wong” in 2022. she was also expecting when she shot “Hard Knock Wife” in 2017.
From 2016 until 2021, Ali was Doris in the ABC show “American Housewife.” In 2017, she was a guest star in the film “Fresh Off the Boat,” which she wrote and co-starred alongside Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, J. K. Simmons, Katt Williams, Ving Rhames, Christopher Walken as well as Glenn Close in the film “Father Figures.” Ali was the voice of Felony in the 2017 Disney movie “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which earned $529.3 million in the theatre.
Later, in 2019, she began acting as Roberta “Bertie” Songthrush on “Tuca & Bertie” alongside Tiffany Haddish. Netflix pulled the series after the first episode, but it was re-acquired in the spring of 2019 by Adult Swim, which renewed the show for a third season that will begin in august 2021. Wong co-starred and wrote the film 2019 “Always Be My Maybe” with Randall Park, which was seen in more than 30 million viewers on Netflix within the initial month of release.
In the same year, she started voicing Ali for the Netflix show “Big Mouth,” In 2022, she played Becca in the sequel “Human Resources.” The year 2020 saw Wong appear as Ellen Yee in the film “Birds of Prey,” voiced Gore for Disney’s Pixar film “Onward,” and had a recurring part as Mrs Thomas on Hulu’s “Love, Victor.” She also was a guest in five episodes on Amazon Prime Video’s “Paper Girls,” and she stunned her friend Citadelle by completing a house renovation in the HGTV show “Celebrity IOU.”
Ali married Justin Hakuta, Vice president GoodRXIn on 27 November 2014. They met at a wedding in 2010. Ken Hakuta, an inventor who hosted the children’s invention program, was Justin’s father. Wong spoke about her miscarriage openly before they were blessed with the first child, Mari, born in November 2015 and the second child, Nikki, born in December 2017.
Her speech concerning her miscarriage made most women who experienced the same thing feel more comfortable.
At the Legionnaires of Laughter Legacy Awards, she was awarded the Best Stand-Up Comedian in 2018, and for favourite comedy Movie Star in 2019, she received a People’s Choice Award. In 2020, she got awarded Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production (2020), and for the breakthrough series, she got a Gotham award.
Wong earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for an episode of the Variety Special for “Ali Wong: Don Wong” in 2022.