- The most notable female stand-up comedian, Ali Wong came to the limelight for her critically acclaimed Netflix specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife. She also has enjoyed an amazing career as a writer and actress.
- Wong moved farther into the spotlight winning widespread popularity with an iconic leading role in the 2019 movie Always Be My Maybe. She also served as a producer and writer for the project.
- Ali currently portrays Doris on the cult hit ABC American Housewife. Her other notable projects are Are You There, Chelsea?, Inside Amy Schumer, and Black Box.
- Her personal life is also as successful as her professional career. The mother of two kids, Wong is leading a blissful married with her husband Justin Hakuta for years now.
Is Ali Wong From an Asian Roots?
Wong was born on April 19, 1982, in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California. She is the daughter of Tom Wong and Adolphus Wong.
Her father was an American and worked as an anesthesiologist who spent nearly three-decade with Kaiser Permanente. Her ancestors were Chinese who are now settled in the United States.
Her mother Tom, a social worker immigrated to the United States from Huế, South Vietnam in 1960.
Ali has two siblings; Andrew Wong and Mimi Wong.
What ethnicity is Ali Wong?
Wong belongs to mixed ethnicity as the actress is the daughter of a Vietnamese mother and an American-born Chinese father. She is an American as per her nationality.
Is a Scholar
Ali Wong attended San Francisco University High School, graduating in 2000. She later joined the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Asian American studies in 2005.
Meanwhile, Wong involved in numerous college productions as well as became part of its LCC Theatre Company.
Her passion for education never let her any chance go to waste. Upon her graduation, a well-read Ali further studied in Vietnam as a Fulbright scholar.
Her Career as a Stand-Up Comedian and an Actress
Ali Wong’s first stand-up job was at Brainwash Cafe, in St, San Francisco. Subsequently, the then-promising comedian, Ali featured in a number of hit shows such as John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show and The Tonight Show. However, Wong became more famous after portrayed Dr. Lina Lark in the ABC series Black Box in 2014.
But it was not until Wong came out with her Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, released on Mother’s day 2016 that launched her to stardom. She gained further attention after her second Netflix special, Hard Know Wife released on 13 May 2018.
In October 2016, the entertainer joined the cast of the ABC sitcom American Housewife as a Doris. She has since played the main role in the show. Moreover, Ali acted in the Netflix film Always Be My Maybe along with Randall Park in 2019.
In addition to her comedy and acting, Wong likewise lent her voice in many projects, including Tuca & Bertie and Big Mouth.
Wong is a writer on Fresh Off the Boat for nearly six-year. On October 15, 2019, she released a book called Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life. Ali wrote the book as a life guide for her two kids.
Ali Wong Husband and Children
Wong tied the knot with her husband Justin Hakuta, a businessman on 27th November 2014, in a private wedding ceremony. They are together ever since.
The two first met at one of their mutual friend’s weddings in 2010. They dated for a few years before marrying in 2014.
The couple is also blessed with two kids. They welcomed their first child, a daughter Mari Hakuta in November 2015. She gave birth to their second daughter, Nikki Hakuta in Dec 2017.
Wong currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband and children.