Ali Wong

Ali Wong


Alexandra Dawn "Ali" Wong is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She is best known for her Netflix stand-up specials Baby Cobra, Hard Knock Wife, and Don Wong. She starred in the film Always Be My Maybe, on which she also served as a writer and producer.

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Apr 19, 1982
5′ 0″
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Ali Wong is an American stand-up comedian and writer born in San Francisco, California, on April 19th, 1982. She is of Chinese and Vietnamese descent. After graduating from high school she attended UCLA where she majored in Asian-American Studies while also taking comedy classes.

In 2012, she made her debut as a stand-up at the Punchline Comedy Club in San Francisco. Since then, she has gone on to perform at various comedy clubs around the country including The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. She has also appeared on several television shows such as Last Call with Carson Daly and Chelsea Lately. Her first hour-long special called “Ali Wong: Baby Cobra” was released on Netflix in 2016 and it earned her two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and Outstanding Variety Special Pre-Recorded.

Wong has been featured in major publications such as The New Yorker and Rolling Stone magazine, where she discussed topics ranging from motherhood to racism. In 2018, she released her second hour-long stand up special titled “Hard Knock Wife” which was also released through Netflix and earned her another Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. She also wrote an essay collection entitled Dear Girls which became a New York Times bestseller in 2019.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ali Wong is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 19th, 1982, Ali Wong was born in San Francisco, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates High School</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wong graduates from Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starts Writing for “Fresh Off the Boat”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Begins writing for the ABC sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to New York City</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moves to New York City to pursue a career in standup comedy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Standup Special Airs on Comedy Central</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">“Ali Wong: Baby Cobra” airs on Comedy Central and becomes an instant success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Netflix Special "Hard Knock Wife" Debuts</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her second standup special titled “Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife” on Netflix.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Netflix Series “Ali Wong: Always Be My Maybe” Releases</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her first Netflix series titled “Ali Wong: Always Be My Maybe”.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She is a Groundbreaking Comedian</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ali Wong is a groundbreaking comedian who has made a name for herself in the standup comedy world by being unapologetically honest about her life and experiences as an Asian American woman. She also constantly pushes boundaries with her sharp wit and hilarious stories.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Incredibly Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ali Wong is incredibly talented when it comes to comedy. Her unique style of comedic timing, delivery, and writing have earned her numerous awards, including an Emmy Award nomination for her Netflix special “Baby Cobra”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ali Wong is an inspiration for many people, especially women and people of color. Her success has shown that hard work and dedication can pay off no matter what your background or identity is. Her success also shows that anyone can be successful if they put their mind to it.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Graduated from UCLA Law School</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ali Wong graduated from UCLA Law School and worked as a litigation associate for two years before quitting her job to pursue stand-up comedy.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Appeared in the Movies</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ali Wong has appeared in movies such as “The Interview,” “Dinner for Schmucks,” and “American Housewife.”</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Female Comedian to Record a Special While Pregnant</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ali Wong is the first female comedian to record a special while pregnant. She recorded Baby Cobra while seven months pregnant.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Host of the Netflix Show “Tasty Talk”</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ali Wong is the host of the Netflix show “Tasty Talk,” a food and comedy series featuring celebrity guests.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Mother of Two Daughters</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ali Wong is the mother of two daughters, Mari and Nikki, who often make cameos in her stand up comedy specials.</p></div>


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