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Ali Wong      

Stand-Up Comedian & Writer for ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat;" Known for "Always Be My Maybe" & Netflix Comedy Specials

Alexandra "Ali" Wong is an actress, stand-up comedian, and writer. She is noted for her Netflix stand-up specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife, as well as her television appearances in American Housewife, Are You There, Chelsea?, Inside Amy Schumer, and Black Box. She also wrote for the first three seasons of the sitcom Fresh Off the Boat.

Following graduation from college in 2005, when she was 23 years old, Wong tried stand-up for the first time at Brainwash Cafe, then moved to New York City soon after to further pursue comedy. In New York, she would perform up to nine times a night.

In 2011, Variety named her one of the "10 Comics to Watch". Soon after, she appeared on The Tonight Show, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show and Dave Atell's Comedy Underground Show. She was also cast as series regular in the NBC comedy series Are You There, Chelsea? and appeared on Chelsea Lately. Following that, she was in VH1's Best Week Ever and MTV's Hey Girl in 2013. Additionally, she starred in Oliver Stone's Savages, opposite Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek, and as Kate in the film Dealin' with Idiots.

In 2014, Wong played Dr. Lina Lark in the ABC medical drama series Black Box, opposite Kelly Reilly and Vanessa Redgrave. Since then, she has guest starred in several episodes of Inside Amy Schumer. Wong has been a writer on Fresh Off the Boat since 2014.

On Mother's Day 2016, Netflix released a stand-up special called Baby Cobra which was filmed in September 2015 when Wong was 7 months pregnant with her first child at the Neptune Theater in Seattle. According to the New York Magazine, "The special's arrival on Netflix is the sort of star-making moment that unites the tastes of the unlikeliest fans."

On September 11, 2016, Wong spoke and walked the runway during New York Fashion Week for Opening Ceremony's show. In October 2016, Wong began starring in the main cast of the ABC sitcom American Housewife. On May 13, 2018, Wong's latest special, called Hard Knock Wife, was released on Netflix. It was filmed in late September 2017 at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto when she was 7 months pregnant with her second child.

In 2017, she became the very first artist to sell out 8 shows at the SF Masonic Theater. She also voiced the co-lead and executive produced the Netflix animation show, "Tuca and Bertie" alongside Tiffany Haddish.

In 2919, Ali is starred in the Netflix movie, "Always Be My Maybe," that she co-wrote with her long time friend and creative collaborator, Randall Park. She also wrote "Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life," which contains heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.

News


Ali Wong Knows How the Internet Sees Her - The New York Times

Ali Wong Credit Brad Swonetz/Redux, for The New York Times. You recorded your Netflix stand-up special, “Baby Cobra,” while seven and a half months ...

Will Joking About Pregnancy Kill Your Baby? -- The Cut

No. But Ali Wong's Netflix special made me realize why there's so little comedy about gestation.

Meet Ali Wong, comedy's newest star, who filmed her breakthrough ...

Comedian Ali Wong walks onstage at Drafthouse in a gray crew-neck sweatshirt and matching gray sweatpants. The outfit says: Dress for the job you want.

Ali Wong's Baby Cobra: Have We Entered Television's Golden Age ...

So rising comedian Ali Wong draws loud applause but also silent awe when she steps onstage to perform her one-hour comedy act in the Netflix special Baby ...

Ali Wong: Mastering Pregnancy As a Punchline - The Takeaway ...

Comedian Ali Wong says there is nothing funnier than a pregnant woman, and there is no shortage of good material.

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