What is Ali Wong’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Age:||39 Years Old|
|Born:||April 19, 1982|
Ali Wong is an American comedian, writer, and actress with a net worth of $3 million as of this year and the facts state her salary to be over $1 million annually. She is prominent for her Netflix Stand-up specials: Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife which she shot when she was 7 months pregnant.
She is also admired for her performance as a lead in the movie ‘Always Be My Maybe’ which was written and produced by herself along with her co-star Randall Park. Later on, she stepped her foot into many drama series and movies that brought her huge fame.
Ali Wong is known to be a passionate and determined woman who has a very strong opinionated point of view towards things people especially women hesitate to talk about that she gracefully and comically portrays through her works.
Early Life and Education
Alexandra Dawn a.k.a Ali Wong was born in San Francisco, California. She was the youngest of her four siblings. Tam a.k.a Tammy Wong, her mother, immigrated to the United States from Central Vietnam in 1960. There she was a social worker and her Chinese-American father, Adolphus Wong, worked for 30 years for Kaiser Permanente as an Anesthesiologist.
Wong completed her graduation from San Francisco University in 2000. She was the President of the Student Body Class. She then applied at UCLA majoring in Asian American studies and came across her keen interest in performing as a member of the university’s LCC Theatre Company. The theatre company was known to be the country’s biggest and oldest Asian-American college affiliated theatre company
In the summers, she worked at The Liar of the Golden Bear which is a UC Berkeley alumni summer family camp and stuck around in Hanoi, Vietnam during her junior year. In 2005, with a BA in Asian American studies, she graduated Summa Cum Laude and enrolled as a Fulbright scholar in Vietnam after college.
Career and Height of Success
2011-2013: Beginning of Career
23-year-old Wong, after her college graduation, attempted stand-up comedy at Brainwash Cafe and moved to New York City soon to be a professional comedian and started off by performing nine times a night.
Variety puts her name on one of the ’10 Comics to Watch list. She was invited to The Tonight Show, New York stand-up show by John Oliver, and Comedy Underground show by Dave Attell. In the NBC comedy series Are You There, Chelsea cast Wong. She was also on VH1’s Best Week Ever and Hey Girl on MTV in 2013. Soon after, she worked as a star in Oliver Stone’s Savages and played a role as Kate in the movie Dealin’ With Idiots.
2014- Till now : Netflix: A huge Turn of successful Events
In 2014, in Black Box, the ABC medical drama series, Wong played the role of Dr. Lina Lark, apace with Kelly Reilly and Venessa Redgrave. She was also invited as a star guest in several episodes of Inside Amy Schumer. Since 2014, Wong has written the script of Fresh Off the Boat. Randall Park is on the main cast and suggested Wong to be the perfect candidate for the writing role.
Netflix released a Standup special: Baby Cobra on Mother’s Day 2016. In September 2015, the special was shot at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle. Wong was seven months pregnant with her first child during this time. The critics highly appraised her performance in the special with positive reviews. Wong walked the runway and spoke during New York Fashion week for its Opening Ceremony in 2016 and in the same year, She starred in the main cast of American Housewife, an ABC sitcom.
Netflix released Wong’s second special: Hard Knock Wife in 2018 which was filmed in late 2017 at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto. During this time, she was again seven months pregnant with her second child.
The 2019 Netflix movie ‘Always Be My Maybe’ directed by Nahnatchka Khan and Wong, Park, and Michael Golamco as writers was a huge success. Wong also gave voice to the main character Bertie in the animated show entitled Tuca and Bertie on Netflix. In 2019, Wong launched a book named ‘Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living your Best Life. She says this book would act as a life guide for her two daughters when they become adults.
Wong met Justin Hakuta in 2010 who was the son of Ken Hakuta, a television figure, and inventor. They met at a mutual friend’s wedding. At healthcare startup GoodRx, Hakuta works as the vice president of products. In 2014, Wong and Hakuta got married. They have now two beautiful daughters, Mari and Nikki.
Wong’s been a strong personality as he has been open about miscarrying twins with the media and at the stand-ups before getting pregnant with her first daughter. Wong stated that she has been comically using her miscarriage as a coping strategy.
As of 2022, Ali wong’s net worth is estimated at around $3 million and her annual income is $250 thousand. Most of her income comes from comedy shows and brand endorsements.