American actress, writer, and comedian Ali Wong have a net worth of $3 million. During her seventh month of pregnancy, she filmed two stand-up specials for Netflix: Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife.
The film Always Be My Maybe, in which she starred alongside co-star Randall Park, was co-written and produced by the two of them, and garnered much acclaim for both them. Her subsequent appearances in other drama series and films catapulted her to stardom.
Ali Wong’s works are recognized to be graceful and humorous, but she is also renowned as a passionate and resolute woman who has a very strong opinionated point of view regarding things people, especially women, hesitate to talk about.
Time in the Past
The 19th of April, 1982, was the day when Alexandra Wong entered the world in San Francisco, California. Her Chinese-American grandfather, Adolphus Wong, was a physician for Kaiser Permanente for 30 years.
Wong was elected president of the student body at San Francisco University High School, where she graduated in 2000. She attended UCLA and earned a BA in 2004 with a concentration in Asian American Studies.
At the age of 23, after finishing her undergraduate degree, Wong made her first attempt at stand-up comedy at the Brainwash Cafe. She would sometimes perform nine times in a single night in the Big Apple.
She was hailed as one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2011. Not long after, she made appearances on both John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show and Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground Show.
In 2014, Wong starred with Kelly Reilly and Vanessa Redgrave in the ABC medical drama series “Black Box” as Dr. Lina Lark. She has since appeared on multiple episodes of “Inside Amy Schumer” as a special guest star.
Hard Knock Wife is Wong’s second Netflix special, and it premiered in 2018. It took place at Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre in late September 2017, when she was seven months along in her second pregnancy.
‘Always Be My Maybe,’ a 2019 Netflix film starring Wong and Randall Park, was directed by Nahnatchka Khan and written by Wong, Park, and Michael Golamco.
As of 2021, Ali Wong is expected to have amassed a net worth of $.
Comedian work undoubtedly contributed to Wong’s financial success. The going rate for one of her stand-up shows, according to insiders, is about $45 per ticket.
Ali, as the headlining performer, gets a substantial cut of earnings. During the height of her career, Ali’s fame caused a bidding war between television powerhouses Netflix and HBO.
In the end, Netflix prevailed, and they reportedly paid Wong around $1.5 million for her programs. Ali Wong has a current net worth of $3 million.
Justin Hakuta is Ali Wong’s husband.
Ali said in an interview that she and her future husband Justin first met at a wedding reception in 2010. Ali fell madly in love with Justin at first sight and set out to win him over.
Contrarily, after seeing one of Ali’s stand-up performances, Justin found himself falling for her. Although they went on five dates together, Wong said they didn’t make out until the fifth. After dating for four years, Ali and Justin Hakuta finally tied the knot.
But before they could, Justin’s folks asked for a prenup to safeguard the family fortune. As Ali has admitted, the document initially gave her pause.
The realization that she had to rely on herself financially came slowly, but finally. The pair have been together through good times and bad.
A miscarriage was an additional difficulty they faced. Ali said in an interview that they used mushrooms as a means of coping. Though they had never consumed hallucinogens before, this trip to Mexico in quest of Ayahuasca wasn’t their first experience with the paranormal.
In 2010, Wong attended the wedding of common friends and there he met GoodRx’s vice president of product and the son of inventor Ken Hakuta, Justin Hakuta. In 2014, they finally tied the knot.
Wong has been open about miscarrying twins before conceiving her first kid, and the couple now has two children, Mari and Nikki. She found that laughing off her miscarriage helped her get through it.
The split between Wong and Hakuta was made public in April of 2022.