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Ali Wong Net Worth
Ali Wong net worth is $4 million as an American actress, stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and director.
Who is Ali Wong?
Ali Wong is an American actor and stand-up comedian who was born on April 19, 1982. She is most known for her Netflix stand-up specials Don Wong, Baby Cobra, and Hard Knock Wife (2022). She participated as a writer, producer, and actress in the 2019 movie Always Be My Maybe.
Wong has previously been on Inside Amy Schumer, Black Box, and Are You There, Chelsea. She was also a cast member of the ABC comedy series American Housewife. For the first three seasons of the sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, she wrote the scripts.
She provides the voice of Ali in the animated series Big Mouth as well as the title character Roberta “Bertie” Songthrush in the cartoon Tuca & Bertie. She was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the year 2020.
On April 19, 1982, in San Francisco, California, Ali Wong was born Alexandra Dawn Wong. Ali’s mother Tam immigrated to the United States in 1960 and was a Vietnamese social worker. Ali’s father Adolphus, a Chinese-American anesthesiologist who died in 2011, spent three decades working for Kaiser Permanente.
Ali Wong was the class president of San Francisco University High School’s student body and has three elder siblings. Asian-American studies was Ali’s area of study at UCLA after she graduated in 2000. She became a member of UCLA’s LCC Theatre Company, the country’s oldest and biggest Asian-American undergraduate theatrical company.
Ali Wong also spent a summer season working at The Lair of the Golden Bear, a family camp for UC Berkeley alums. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Asian-American studies in 2005, after which she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study in Vietnam.
‘I hated it because no one understood me,’ Ali said to ‘The Washington Post’ in 2012. “I’m not very good at Vietnamese, and I could probably express 5% of what I wanted to say. Nobody would get my references or my humor, and I felt super lonely and got really depressed because I couldn’t make anybody laugh. That’s when I decided, ‘I’ve gotta go home and try to do this for a living.'”
Ali Wong made her stand-up comedy debut at the age of 23, and shortly after that she relocated to New York City. She made appearances on “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” after being selected one of “Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch” in 2011.
Ali appeared as a guest star on “She played Olivia on NBC’s “Are You There, Chelsea?” (2012), which was based on the Chelsea Handler novel “Are You There, Vodka? “, “Breaking In” (2011), and “Inside Amy Schumer” (2014–2015).
She acted as Dr. Lina Lark in the ABC medical drama “Black Box” in 2014 after making appearances in the 2012 Oliver Stone-directed crime thriller “Savages” and the 2013 Jeff Garlin-directed comedy “Dealing with Idiots.” In 2016, “Ali Wong: Baby Cobra,” her debut comedy special, was made available on Netflix.
The advent of the special on Netflix is the kind of star-making event that unites the tastes of the unlikeliest followers, according to “New York Magazine,” which noted that Ali was seven months pregnant when she shot the program. In addition to being pregnant when she filmed “Hard Knock Wife” in 2017, she followed “Baby Cobra” with “Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife” in 2018 and “Ali Wong: Don Wong” in 2022.
Ali portrayed Doris on ABC’s “American Housewife” from 2016 to 2021. In 2017, she co-starred in the movie “Father Figures” with Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, J. K. Simmons, Katt Williams, Ving Rhames, Christopher Walken, and Glenn Close. She also guest-starred on “Fresh Off the Boat,” for which she had previously written.
She performed the voice of Felony for the $529.3 million box office success “Ralph Breaks the Internet” from Disney in 2018. In 2019, she and Tiffany Haddish started portraying Roberta “Bertie” Songthrush on “Tuca & Bertie.” The show was dropped by Netflix after its first season, but Adult Swim took it up and gave it a third season renewal in August 2021.
With Randall Park, Wong co-wrote and co-starred in the 2019 movie “Always Be My Maybe,” which more than 30 million Netflix subscribers watched in its first month of availability. She also started doing Ali’s voice for Netflix’s “Big Mouth” the same year, and in 2022, she did Becca’s voice for the spin-off “Human Resources.”
Ali Wong had a number of roles in 2020, including Ellen Yee in “Birds of Prey,” Gore in the Disney-Pixar film “Onward,” and Ms. Thomas in “Love, Victor” on Hulu. She had an appearance in five episodes of “Paper Girls” on Amazon Prime Video in 2022, and on the HGTV program “Celebrity IOU,” she surprised her friend Citadelle with a home remodel.
Ali and Vice President of GoodRx Justin Hakuta wed on November 27, 2014, after meeting in person at a wedding in 2010. Ken Hakuta, an inventor who hosted “The Dr. Fad Show,” a children’s creation program in the late 1980s and early 1990s, is the father of Justin. Before filing for divorce in April 2022, Ali and Justin welcomed daughters Mari (born in November 2015) and Nikki (born in December 2017). Wong has been candid about having a miscarriage prior to giving birth to her daughters and claims that laughing about it has helped her deal with it.
Ali discussed her miscarriage in her first television show, and she said “It was very taboo for women to talk about miscarriage and it still kind of is. Still to this day, people walk up to me on the street, thanking me for making them feel less embarrassed, less ashamed and less sad about having a miscarriage.”
Ali Wong received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2022 for “Ali Wong: Don Wong” in the category of Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. She was nominated for a Legacy Award in 2018 for Best Female Stand-Up Comedian at the Legionnaires of Laughter Legacy Awards, and in 2019 for Favorite Comedy Movie Star in the People’s Choice Awards. Ali has been nominated for a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Series – Shortform and an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production (2020) for “Tuca & Bertie” (2019).
Who is Justin Hakuta?
Entrepreneur and executive Justin Hakuta is from the United States. Ali Wong, a budding comedian, and actress, is married to him, and this has made him well-known. The well-known inventor and television personality Ken Hakuta, who formerly hosted the kids’ creation program “The Dr. Fad Show,” is Hakuta’s father. Justin was up in Washington, D.C., attended Sidwell Friends School and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and then transferred to Carnegie Mellon University to earn a B.S. in Decision Science. His M.B.A. from Harvard Business School was awarded to him in 2011.
In 2004, Hakuta started working for Honest Tea as a sales and marketing associate. He worked in a variety of positions at several companies during the ensuing years, spending a significant amount of time in sustainability and health-related areas. He formerly served as the CEO of YogaStart, an online provider of yoga and wellness services. Hakuta is currently the vice president of products at GoodRx, a website and mobile app that gathers information on the cost of prescription drugs and offers pharmacy coupons to its American subscribers.