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Bowen Yang was born on 6 November, 1990 in Brisbane, is an American actor, podcaster, writer and comedian. Discover Bowen Yang's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 30 years old?

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Occupation Comedian,writer,podcaster,actor
Age 31 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born 6 November 1990
Birthday 6 November
Birthplace Brisbane
Nationality Brisbane

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2019

The podcast Yang co-hosts with Matt Rogers, Las Culturistas, is described by Vulture as both "delightfully screwy" and a "two-headed snark routine". As of September 2019, the podcast has 170 episodes. Each one opens with an interview with a pop culture guest, then goes to one-minute rounds of "I Don't Think So, Honey!" (IDTSH) where the hosts and guests each expound on pet peeves. IDTSH has also morphed into its own live show. Yang credits the Las Culturistas podcast with Rogers for building his fanbase, in 2018 It was nominated for a Shorty Award recognizing the best in social media. Yang appeared in shows such as Comedy Central's Broad City, a Vimeo web series The Outs, and the HBO web comedy High Maintenance. He was a supporting cast member in the 2019 film Isn't It Romantic. Yang also performed stand-up on HBO's 2 Dope Queens. He played fashion designer Alexander Wang in a sketch series on Comedy Central, Up Next.

Yang also is known for his posts of "expertly-timed lip-sync videos of famous movie scenes", where he "reproduces dialogue from diva scenes" to Twitter and well-known moments in popular culture, such as a monologue by Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, Tyra Banks yelling at contestant Tiffany Richardson on America's Next Top Model, and a viral video of Cardi B talking about the 2019 government shutdown. Each garnered thousands of likes and retweets.

In January 2019, he was named to Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment list.

In September 2019, Yang was promoted to featured cast member for the 45th season, alongside improviser Chloe Fineman. Yang is the show's first ever Chinese-American cast member, and third openly gay male cast member after Terry Sweeney and John Milhiser.

Yang premiered on the season's opening show September 28, 2019, with host Woody Harrelson. Notably he was included in the show's cold open playing Kim Jong-un giving advice to Trump on handling the Ukraine controversy including the whistleblower who helped trigger the 2019 impeachment hearings. In other sketches he portrayed Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang in a parody town hall debate, and was an extra in a mock movie trailer for Downton Abbey. In October 2019, Yang made his debut on Weekend Update (WU), as Chinese trade representative Chen “Trade Daddy” Biao in a segment about Donald Trump's trade war that was "brief, funny and took some clever satirical shots". Yang's Biao character returned to WU as the newly-appointed health minister for the Covid-19 pandemic which he unconvincingly tries to assure China has in control. Perhaps his “filthiest” sketch, also co-written with friend Julio Torres, was for guest host Harry Styles as an incompetent Sara Lee Corporation social media manager who mixes up his own gay BDSM account on Instagram with the company's “wholesome bread brand”.

2018

Yang plays Nora Lin's (portrayed by Awkwafina) mobile app-developer cousin, both being raised by her dad (BD Wong) and grandmother (Lori Tan Chinn) in the Comedy Central sitcom Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, picked up in 2018, and premiered in January 2020; and renewed for a second season.

In 2018, Yang was hired as a staff writer on Saturday Night Live for the show's 44th season. He said he "always loved SNL growing up, but had trouble imagining himself on the show, because he'd never seen people who looked like him associated with the series". Yang is credited with writing on twenty-one episodes of the show for the 2018–2019 season. His writing included: "GP Yass", a play on a vehicle's GPS navigation device that utilizes drag queens to deliver driving directions; and two sketches co-written with Julio Torres, which features Yang's talent for infusing "drama, tension, and exquisite backstory" into an everyday activity like paying bills in "Cheques" with Sandra Oh, and an actress doing a cameo in a gay pornography film, "The Actress" with Emma Stone. "The Actress" was hailed by Out as the "gayest SNL sketch of all-time," and featured Stone as an earnest method actress taking her role as a cheated-on housewife too seriously alongside real-life gay porn actor Ty Mitchell. The pre-tape—so-called as it is filmed days ahead rather than acted live—was championed by Stone to be included on air. SNL creator Lorne Michaels knew Yang would be an on-air talent but wanted him to be comfortable on their stage first. Yang made a cameo appearance during the Sandra Oh/Tame Impala episode as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un while Oh played his translator.

2016

Yang was inspired by Sandra Oh's character Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy for her character's neurotic and relentless pursuits, and aspired to be a doctor. He went to pre-med classes and graduated from NYU with a bachelor's degree in microbiology. After realizing he was actually inspired by Oh for her acting ability, he decided to pursue a career in comedy instead. At NYU he met Matt Rogers, with whom in 2016 he would start Las Culturistas, a weekly comedy podcast where Yang "unapologetically expresses his personality, story and himself by sharing his experiences as a member of the LGBTQ community".

SNL has had "little representation from Asian actors, as cast members or hosts" over several decades. Up until Yang's promotion there had been only three cast members, and six hosts who were of Asian descent. A 2016 study of SNL revealed: 90% of 1975–2016's show hosts (826 total) were white, 6.8% were black, 1.2% were Hispanic, and 1.1% were labelled "other". Similarly SNL has had comparatively low representation of LGBTQ on-air cast and guest hosts since the series started in 1975. Yang is the third openly gay male, and fifth LGBTQ cast member. News of the Chinese and openly gay Yang's new job was reported internationally, but within hours was overshadowed by revelations that comedian Shane Gillis, who had been hired at the same time, aired homophobic and anti-Asian jokes. Gillis issued a non-apology apology, but within days was let go by SNL.

2013

Yang taught himself Adobe Photoshop, graphic design software, and landed work designing graphics at One Kings Lane (OKL), a luxury interior and home design website, from 2013–2018. OKL was woman-centered, and was flexible with Yang's time-off needs for comedy. He was on the improv team Dangerbox. Yang has also performed improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade.

2008

Yang's high school calculus teacher, Adrian Holguin, was also his coach for Smoky Hill High School's improvisational comedy group, Spontaneous Combustion. Holguin noted that Yang was not only "very smart", but also "had the ability to see things from an alternative perspective." Yang cites Holguin's coaching influence's "helping him craft his comedic sensibilities," while his former teacher says he stressed that all his improv students should develop "characterization and honest reactions" in their works. Yang graduated from Smoky Hill High School in 2008 where he was voted "Most Likely to Be a Cast Member on Saturday Night Live" in the yearbook superlatives. When he was seventeen, Yang's father found out Bowen was gay from an “open chat window” on the family’s computer. His parents were not receptive to the news, stating that such things did not happen in China. Bowen's father cried often over the revelation and being non-religious but wanting to “solve problems”, arranged for him to attend eight sessions of gay conversion therapy, a disreputable practice increasingly outlawed for minors in the U.S. that purports to change one's sexuality from gay to straight. Bowen attended the conversion therapy to appease his parents, and recalls being immediately alarmed by the counselor's mix of religion and use of pseudo-scientific reasoning to explain away positive homosexual manifestations. In an interview for The New York Times, Maureen Dowd questioned why his parents, both scientists, did not see the disconnection. Bowen said, “It was a cultural thing for them, this cultural value around masculinity, around keeping the family line going, keeping certain things holy and sacred,” he said “It was me wanting to meet them halfway but realizing it had to be pretty absolute. It was an either-or thing. There was not that much middle ground.” He moved to New York in 2008 to attend New York University (NYU) like his older sister, his father assigned her to chaperone him, Bowen trying “straightness on for size and failing miserably.” He came to accept being gay, incorporating it into his comedy, and hoped his parents would learn to accept that aspect of him. They have since found a truce and go on family vacations.

2000

Yang resides in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. He is gay, having come out in the 2000s.

1990

Bowen Yang (Chinese: 杨伯文 ; born November 6, 1990) is an American actor, comedian, podcaster, and writer from Aurora, Colorado. He co-hosts a comedy pop-culture podcast, Las Culturistas, with Matt Rogers. He also posts pop-culture lip-syncing videos on Twitter. Since September 2018, he has been on the writing staff of Saturday Night Live (SNL). Yang was promoted to on-air cast for SNL's 45th season, in September 2019, becoming its first Chinese-American, third openly gay male, and fourth Asian American cast member.

Bowen Yang was born November 6, 1990 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, to a family that had emigrated from East Asia in the 1980s. His father, Ruilin, was raised in rural China, a little south of Mongolia, growing up in a straw and mud hut. Ruilin's parents were illiterate, but he read books for hours by candlelight, compromising his eyesight, and eventually got into university—a rarity so soon after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), which effectively shut down universities. Bowen's mother is a ob-gyn (obstetrician and gynaecologist). The couple moved to Brisbane so Ruilin could earn his doctorate in mining explosives. Bowen has an older sister with the first name of Yang, the children spoke Mandarin in their home, and attended Chinese Sunday school. Bowen's sexual awakening came was when he was five and inherited toys from his sister including a Ken doll of Aladdin “with a smooth crotch”. The family moved to Montreal, Canada, and when Bowen was nine moved again to Aurora, Colorado, a suburb of Denver in the United States, where he was raised. As a kid he was drawn to late-night comedians and hosts David Letterman and Conan O’Brien.