19 Facts About Ali Wong


Alexandra Dawn Wong was born on April 19,1982 and is an American stand-up comedian and actress.


Ali Wong is best known for her Netflix stand-up specials Baby Cobra, Hard Knock Wife, and Don Wong.


Ali Wong was included in Times 100 Most Influential People of 2020 and 2023.


Alexandra Dawn Wong was born in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California, on April 19,1982, the youngest of four children.


Ali Wong's Vietnamese mother, Tam "Tammy" Wong, relocated from Hue in 1960 to work as a social worker in the US Ali Wong's Chinese-American father, Adolphus Wong, was an anesthesiologist who worked for Kaiser Permanente for 30 years.


In 2000, Ali Wong graduated from San Francisco University High School, where she was student body class president.


Ali Wong enrolled at UCLA, where she majored in Asian-American studies.

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Ali Wong soon moved to New York City to pursue comedy and began to perform up to nine times a night.


In 2014, Ali Wong played Dr Lina Lark in the ABC medical drama series Black Box, opposite Kelly Reilly and Vanessa Redgrave.


Ali Wong has been a writer on Fresh Off the Boat since 2014.


On Mother's Day 2016, Netflix released a stand-up special called Baby Cobra; the special was filmed in September 2015, when Ali Wong was seven months pregnant with her first child at the Neptune Theater in Seattle.


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


In October 2016, Ali Wong began starring in the ABC sitcom American Housewife.


Ali Wong starred with Randall Park in the 2019 Netflix film Always Be My Maybe, a film directed by Nahnatchka Khan, and written by Ali Wong, Park, and Michael Golamco.


On October 15,2019, Ali Wong published a book entitled Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life.


Ali Wong described it as a life guide for her daughters to read when they reach adulthood.


In February 2022, Ali Wong released her third Netflix stand-up special, Don Ali Wong.


Ali Wong co-starred with Steven Yeun in the 2023 Netflix drama-comedy series Beef, and was credited as an executive producer alongside Yeun.


Ali Wong met entrepreneur Justin Hakuta, the son of inventor Ken Hakuta, at the wedding of their mutual friends in 2010.