Ali Wong Biography; Age, Height, Career, Marriage, Net Worth

Alexandra Dawn “Ali” Wong is an American stand-up Comedian and Actress. She was born on April 19, 1982. She is popular for her Netflix stand-up specials Baby Cobra (2016), Hard Knock Wife (2018), and Don Wong (2022). She participated as a Writer, Producer, and Actress in the 2019 movie Always Be My Maybe.

Wong has previously appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, Black Box, and Are You There, Chelsea? She was also a cast member of the ABC comedy series American Housewife. Wong wrote the scripts for the first three seasons of the of the sitcom Fresh Off the Boat. She voices Ali in the animated series Big Mouth as well as the title character Roberta “Bertie” Songthrush on the animated series Tuca & Bertie. She was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

Ali Wong’s Life

Alexandre Dawn Wong, the youngest of four children, was born in the Pacific Heights district of San Francisco, California. Tam “Tammy” Wong, her Vietnamese mother, moved to the United States from Hue in 1960 to work as a social worker. Her father, Adolphus Wong (1937-2011), a Chinese-American anesthesiologist who spent 30 years working at Kaiser Permanente, passed away in 2011.

Ali Wong: Profile Summary

First Name: Alexandra Dawn Wong

Gender: Female

Date of Birth: April 19, 1982

Age: 40

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, U.S.

Profession: Comedian, Actress

Active Years: 2000- present

Weight: 127 lbs. (57kg)

Height: 5feet 1inches (157cm)

Father’s Name: Adolphus Wong (1937-2011)

Mother’s Name: Tam “Tammy” Wong

Spouse(s): Justin Hakuta (m. 2004; div. 2022)

Children: 2 (Mari and Nikki)

Relatives: Ken Hakuta (father-in-law)


Net Worth: $3 Million

Ali Wong’s Education

Wong graduated from San Francisco University High School in 2000 while serving as the class president of the student body. She enrolled at UCLA, where she Asian-American studies and fell in love with performing as a member school’s LCC Theatre Company, the largest and most illustrious Asian-American collegiate theatrical group in the nation. She visited Hanoi during her junior year and worked at The Lair of the Golden Bear, a summer family camp run by UC Berkeley alumni. Wong earned a BA in Asian-American studies from Summa Cum laude in 2005. After college, she participated in a Fulbright program to study in Vietnam. 

Ali Wong’s Marriage

An image of Ali Wong and her ex- husband
Ali Wong, right, and her ex-husband Justin Hakuta arrive at the premiere of “Always Be My Maybe” on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)

Wong first met Ken Hakuta’s son, Justin Hakuta, vice president of product at the healthcare company GoodRx, at a mutual friend’s wedding in 2010. The couple got married in 2014. Mari and Niki, are their daughters. Wong has been open about miscarrying twins before getting pregnant with her first daughter. She claimed that making jokes of her miscarriage had given her a way to deal.

Wong and Hakuta announced their divorce filing in April 2022.

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