Bowen Yang Biography
Bowen Yang is a Chinese American actor, comedian, podcaster, writer and co-host of the comedy pop-culture podcast, Las Culturistas alongside Matt Rogers. He was hired as a staff writer for Saturday Night Love in September 2018.
In September 2019, he was promoted to an on-air cast for the show’s 45th season. He became the first Chinese-American, fourth cast member of Asian descent, and third openly gay male to be an on-air cast on the show.
Bowen Yang Age
Yang was born on November 6, 1990, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is 30 years old as of 2020.
Bowen Yang Height
Yang stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches. He weighs about 75 Kgs. There is no further information about his body measurements.
Bowen Yang Family
Yang was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. His father is named Ruilin. He grew up in Inner Mongolia, Mainland China. He struggled through his childhood ut managed to enroll at the University. Ruilin and his wife migrated from China in the 1980s mainly for him to earn his doctorate in mining explosives.
Yang’s mother is an obstetrician and gynecologist. He has an older sister called Yang Yang. In the household, the children spoke Mandarin and attended Chinese Sunday School. From Brisbane, the family moved to Montreal then Aurora, Colorado when Yang was 9 years old.
His father came to know about his sexual orientation when Yang was 17 years old. He had Yang go through eight sessions of gay conversion therapy. After high school, Yang enrolled at New York University. His father had his sister chaperone him in school as Yang tried “Straightness”.
Bowen Yang Education
Yang attended Smoky Hill High School. After graduating from high school in 2008, he moved to New York and enrolled at the New York University. He graduated from NYU with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.
Bowen Yang Career
Yang has always loved comedy since he was young. In high school, he was part of the improvisational comedy group. He met his co-host, Matt Rogers, while in college. The two started their weekly comedy podcast Las Culturistas. Each episode of the show opens with an interview with a pop culture guest.
Next, they have rounds of “I Don’t Think So, Honey!” where the hosts and guests each expound on pet peeves. “IDTSH” has transformed into its own show. He has performed stand-up comedy on 2 Dope Queens airing on HBO.
He was hired as a staff writer for Saturday Night Love in September 2018. In September 2019, he was promoted to an on-air cast for the show’s 45th season. His writings include; “GP Yass”, and “The Actress”.
Yang had his first opening season on September 28, 2019. He was included in the Cold Open where he played Kim Jong-Un giving advice to Donald Trump. He has also portrayed Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang in a parody town hall debate.
Yang made his debut on Weekend Update in October 2019 as Chinese trade representative Chen “Trade Daddy” Biao. His character returned as the newly appointed health minister for the COVID-19 pandemic.
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2021 making his first featured player to ever get a nomination. As a credited writer, Yang is working on the upcoming Apple TV+ musical comedy series Schmigadoon! which stars his SNL castmate Cecily Strong.
Bowen Yang Movies And TV Shows
- Isn’t it Romantic
- Broad City
- The Outs
- High Maintenance
- Awkwafina is Nora from Queens
Bowen Yang Married
Yang is openly gay. He has, however, not disclosed any information about his love life. Therefore, his relationship status is not known.
Bowen Yang Net Worth
Yang has an estimated net worth of 3 million. He has been able to create his net worth from his successful career as an actor, comedian, podcaster, and writer.