Facts of Ali Wong
Alexandra Wong, known by her stage name Ali Wong is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who is admired for her stand-up comedy performances like Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife on Netflix. Further, she is known for her contribution to Fresh Off the Boat as a scriptwriter for three seasons, American Housewife (reality tv show), and sitcom Are You There Chelsea?, Inside Amy Schumer (sketch comedy) and Black Box (series).
Alexandra Wong is married to Justin Hakuta and they have a happy married life. Her husband, vice president of technology company GoodRx, is a son of a very famous television personality Ken Hakuta. She has a net worth of $2.5 million. Let's know more about Wong in her short bio.
Ali Wong Net Worth
The average actor in the United States earns an average salary of $52,000 and Wong is currently associated with ABC's sitcom American Housewife in the main role so her yearly income from the sitcom must be $100,000 or more. Apart from her sitcom she also works as a stand-up comedian for Netflix so it adds up extra dollars to her salary. She has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
She lives in a decent house which is well furnished and has all the requirements needed for a comfortable living like a big screen tv, Luxurious couch, and it also has a small private library full of books.
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Looking at her house, lifestyle, and her salary we can guess that she must drive a good car which looks good is technologically advanced and has all the features that are deemed mandatory in today’s world.
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Following her online social media profiles, it can be known that she is a great foodie and loves to eat great food. She also loves to hang out in different places with the members of her family and with her friends.
Ali Wong Personal Life
Wong and her husband Justin Hakuta met each other at a party and they both instantly fell in love. After meeting for a few more times they decided to make their relationship official and they tied the knots on November 27, 2014. Their happiness increased and the bond between them grew stronger when they welcomed their first child, a girl (Mari Hakuta) into their life on November 2015.
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Justin Hakuta was born in Los Angeles, California, the United States on October 1981 to Ken Hakuta and Marilou Cantiller who are originally from Japan. He is a president of multi-billion technology company GoodRx and also a Product manager at Cargomatic Inc. He has a net worth of $1.5 million.
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Wong and her spouse are happily married and till date, there has been no rumor about any of them having an extra-marital affair and both are also happy with each other’s professional life.
They also share their responsibility towards each other and towards their family members. So, there is not an element that would bring bitterness such as divorce because of an illicit relationship with boyfriend or girlfriend. They know the values of being faithful.
Wong is also very active and popular on social media sites with 948,000 followers on Instagram, 125,000 followers on Twitter and 276,362 followers on Facebook.
Ali Wong Early Life, Education
Ali Wong was born in San Francisco, California, of the United States on April 19, 1982, to Adolphus Wong and Tam Wong. She is the youngest child among the four children of her parents. Her father was born in the United States and her mother moved to the United States in 1960.
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She went to San Francisco University High School and graduated from that School. She went to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and majored in Asian American Studies.
While in University she performed at LCC Theater company and she admits that her love for stage comedy act sprouted during that period.
Ali Wong Career
Ali Wong followed her love for the stage comedy act and was seeking an opportunity to get into the profession of a stand-up comedian. Her dreams started taking shape when she was hired by the Brainwash Café for the job of a comedian.
Wong then left for New York and there she worked hard during the initial phase of her career and sometimes as per request she performed the act up to 9 sessions a night.
Wong kept performing on various stages and she did not lose her hope even when she did not get a good break. She carried on with her shows in the hope that one day all her endeavors will be fruitful. Fortunately, she found opportunity on shows like The Tonight Show, Comedy Underground Show, and John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show.
Consequently, in 2013, she was selected as a cast in the NBC comedy series Are You There, Chelsea? , and was cast in a movie named Dealin’ with Idiots. Additionally, she worked in a drama series Black Box and starred as a guest in many episodes of Inside Amy Schumer in 2014.
Wong is passionate about stage act but that does not stop her there. She is trying to make a mark in the field of writing as well. Her first attempt in writing is for a series Fresh Off the Boat and she has been a scriptwriter for that series since 2014.
Ali Wong’s stand-up special Baby Cobra, released on Netflix in 2016, helped her reach a new height in the industry. Many reviewed and praised her work and she became a star after that release. She became popular and a well-known figure among a vast number of people.
Nowadays, Wong is busy working for ABC network’s sitcom American Housewife in a major role. It is a series about a family who moves into a new hometown of Westport and experiences a lifestyle that is different from what they experienced in the town where they lived earlier.
Wong’s latest special Hard Knock Wife was released on Netflix on May 13, 2018. It is a stand-up comedy where Wong talks about the ups and downs of life during pregnancy period.
Ali Wong Achievements
Ali Wong’s name was featured on the entertainment magazine Variety as one of the 10 Comics to Watch. American music channel VH1 described her in Best Week Ever and America’s another music channel referred her as Hey Girl in 2013. She also walked the ramp in New York Fashion Week opening ceremony show in 2018.
Ali Wong Facts
- Age: 36
- Star-sign: Aries
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Asian
- Profession: Stand-up comedian
- Height: 5 feet 2 inches
- Weight: 52 kg
- Twitter: 125,000
- Instagram: 948,000 followers
- Facebook: 276,362