Bowen Yang Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Bowen Yang :

NameBowen Yang
Date of Birth6 November 1990
Age (2024)34 Years
Height5ft 7in
ProfessionAmerican actor, comedian, and writer
EducationNew York University (BA)
Net Worth5-6 Million Dollars

Who is Bowen Yang ?

Bowen Yang, born on November 6, 1990, is a trailblazing American actor, comedian, and writer who has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. Hailing from Brisbane, Queensland, Bowen’s journey from a childhood enamored with late-night comedians to becoming the first Chinese-American and third openly gay male cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a testament to his talent and resilience.

Bowen Yang
Bowen Yang

His early life, marked by a move to Canada and later to Aurora, Colorado, was shaped by his passion for comedy, nurtured by his high school improv group and inspired by late-night luminaries like David Letterman and Conan O’Brien. Bowen’s path to self-discovery was a poignant one, marked by the challenges of coming out as gay, navigating familial expectations rooted in cultural values, and even enduring eight sessions of gay conversion therapy arranged by his father.

Undeterred by these challenges, Bowen Yang moved to New York in 2008 to attend New York University (NYU), where he initially pursued pre-med studies. However, his passion for comedy prevailed, leading him to a career that would eventually redefine the landscape of American comedy.

Facts about Bowen Yang :

  • Bowen Yang is an American comedian, actor, and writer. (Already mentioned)
  • He joined Saturday Night Live (SNL) as a writer in 2018.
  • A year later, he became the first Chinese-American cast member on SNL.
  • He is also the third openly gay male cast member on the show.
  • Yang made history by being the first SNL featured player nominated for an Emmy Award (2021).
  • He co-hosts the popular comedy podcast, Las Culturistas, with Matt Rogers.
  • Yang has appeared in various TV shows including Awkwafina is Nora from Queens and movies like Fire Island and Bros.
Bowen Yang
Bowen Yang
  • He was born in Brisbane, Australia, to parents who emigrated from China.
  • His father initially struggled to accept Bowen being gay.
  • Yang graduated from New York University with a degree in chemistry.
  • He initially aspired to be a doctor, inspired by Sandra Oh’s character on Grey’s Anatomy.
  • Before SNL, Yang worked as a graphic designer.
  • He gained recognition for his viral lip-sync videos on Twitter.
  • Yang was included in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment list in 2019.
  • His SNL writing credits include “GP Yass” and sketches with Sandra Oh and Emma Stone.
  • He first appeared on-air on SNL as Kim Jong-un during the Sandra Oh episode.
  • Yang has impersonated various characters on SNL, including Andrew Yang and Yao Ming.
  • He played a controversial role as Congressman George Santos in recent sketches.
  • In 2021, Yang spoke out against the rise in violence against Asian-Americans.
  • He was included on Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list in 2021.

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