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Ali Wong Net Worth: How Rich Is Ali Wong?

Ali Wong is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and writer with a net worth of $3 million. Ali Wong was born in April 1982 in San Francisco, California. In 2012, she portrayed Olivia in the television series Are You There, Chelsea? In 2014, Wong portrayed Dr. Lina Lark on the television series Black box.

From 2016 until 2019, she portrayed Doris on the television series American Housewife. Ali Wong has also starred in films and episodes of television programmes such as Breaking In, Savages, Dealin’ with Idiots, Inside Amy Schumer, Fresh Off the Boat, Father Figures, Ask the Storybots, and Always Be My Maybe.

She has also given her voice for BoJack Horseman, Animals, The Angry Birds Movie, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and more. Ali Wong: Baby Cobra and Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife are Netflix comedy specials starring Wong. Ken Hakuta is her father-in-law.

 

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Early Life

Alexandra Dawn Wong was born on April 19, 1982 in the Pacific Heights district of San Francisco. She is the youngest of four siblings. Tam “Tammy” Wong, her Vietnamese mother, emigrated to the United States in 1960 to work as a social worker. Her Chinese-American father, Adolphus Wong (1937-2011), was a 30-year anesthesiologist at Kaiser Permanente.

Wong graduated from San Francisco University High School in 2000, where she served as student body president. She enrolled to UCLA, where she studied Asian-American studies and discovered her passion for performing as a member of the LCC Theatre Company, the largest and oldest Asian-American collegiate theatre company in the United States.

During her junior year, she worked at The Lair of the Golden Bear, a summer family camp for UC Berkeley alumni, and spent time in Hanoi. In 2005, she got a Bachelor of Arts in Asian-American studies. Following college graduation, she participated in a Fulbright programme in Vietnam.

 

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Career

After graduating from college at age 23, Wong attempted stand-up comedy for the first time. She promptly moved to New York City to pursue a career in comedy, where she began performing up to nine times every night. In 2011, she was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch.”

Shortly thereafter, she appeared on The Tonight Show, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, and Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground Show. In addition, she was cast as a series regular on NBC’s Are You There, Chelsea? and made a cameo on Chelsea Lately. She starred on VH1’s Best Week Ever and MTV’s Hey Girl in 2013. In addition, she appeared with Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek in Oliver Stone’s Savages as Kate in Dealin’ with Idiots.

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

Since then, she has appeared as a guest star in many episodes of Inside Amy Schumer. Since 2014, Wong has written for Fresh Off the Boat. Randall Park, who is also a member of the principal cast, suggested Wong for the role of writer.

On Mother’s Day 2016, Netflix broadcast a stand-up special titled Baby Cobra; the performance was recorded in September 2015 at the Neptune Theater in Seattle, while Wong was seven months pregnant with her first child.

According to New York Magazine, the premiere of the special on Netflix is a moment that unites even the most unlikely fans. On September 11, 2016, Wong spoke and walked the runway at the Opening Ceremony show during New York Fashion Week. In October 2016, Wong joined the cast of the ABC sitcom American Housewife.

Hard Knock Wife, Wong’s second Netflix special, released on May 13, 2018. It was filmed in Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre in late September 2017 while she was seven months pregnant with her second child. In a 2018 episode of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, she voiced the soda genie Citrus Twisty.

 

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Wong co-starred alongside Randall Park in the 2019 Netflix film Always Be My Maybe. Nahnatchka Khan directed the picture, which was co-written by Wong, Park, and Michael Golamco. Wong provided the voice for Bertie in the Netflix animated series Tuca & Bertie. On October 15, 2019, Wong published a book titled Dear Girls: Intimate Stories, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life. She refers to it as a life guide for her two daughters to read as adults.

Don Wong, Wong’s third Netflix stand-up special, was released in February 2022. This is the first time she has performed a stand-up special while not visibly pregnant.

Personal Life

In 2010, Wong met Justin Hakuta, vice president of product at GoodRx and son of inventor Ken Hakuta, during the wedding of mutual friends. In 2014, they tied the knot. They have two children, Mari and Nikki, and Wong has been open about having miscarried twins before to conceiving her first kid. She noted that making light of her miscarriage helped her cope.

In April 2022, Wong and Hakuta announced their divorce.

Ali Wong’s Husband

Ali Wong is no longer married. In 2010, she wed Justin Hakuta, vice president of products at GoodRx and son of inventor Ken Hakuta, at a wedding of mutual friends.

She wed in 2014. This couple is blessed with two beautiful kids, Mari and Nikki. This couple recently announced their split.

 

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Ali Wong 2022 Net Worth

It was estimated that Ali Wong had a net worth of $3 million. She earned a living as an American comedian, actress, and author.

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