Who is Ronny Chieng? His Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Height, Shang Chi, Age, and More
Ronny Xin Yi Chieng is a Chinese-Malaysian actor and comedian but currently, he is a senior correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Moreover, he is a star and a creator of the sitcom Ronny Chieng: International Student, which premiered in 2017 on ABC, Australia, and Comedy Central Asia.
Furthermore, Chieng rises to fame after appearing at various comedy series alongside Trevor Noah. As of 2021, he is 36 years old. He owns Malaysian nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity. Moreover, his birth sign is Scorpio.
In this article, we are covering the detail of Ronny Chieng’s personal life, career, net worth, wife, movies, and more. So, be with us till the end to know more about his life.
Ronny Chieng Early life, Parents and Siblings
Ronny Chieng was born on November 21, 1985, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, into a Malaysian-Chinese parent father, Mr. Xin Chieng, and mother Mrs. Ohio Chieng. Since childhood, he grew up in both Singapore and the United States of America, living in Manchester, New Hampshire from 1989 to 1994. About his siblings, he has one sister whose name is unknown.
Later he moved to Australia, despite living in Australia for a decade, He doesn’t own citizenship or permanent residency certificate in Australia.
Ronny Chieng Educational Background
When he lived in Johor Bahru, Singapore, he attended Fuchun Primary School. Then, he attended Pioneer Secondary School and Pioneer Junior College in Singapore. After moving to Australia, where he attended the University of Melbourne in Australia before that he was a student at Trinity College.
He graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Commerce in finance and a Bachelor of Laws. In addition, in 2012 he was graduated with Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.
Ronny began his career in comedy in 2009, in Melbourne. From that, the popular comedian and actor have toured 4 sold-out global stand-up comedy theater tours in many countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and London.
Chieng came to in limelight after performing along with Trevor Noah in 2013 at a comedy festival in Melbourne, Australia. After two years, he was proposed to audition for the correspondent role on The Daily Show, which Noah hosts.
In July 2016, he was named one of 10 Comics to Watch by Variety. Currently, he is working as a senior correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central.
Ronny Chieng Movies and TV Shows
In 2016, he co-wrote and starred in the pilot of a sitcom called Ronny Chieng: International Student, based on his own experience as a Malaysian student in Australia. Which later was formed into a series for Comedy Central in America and ABC TV in Australia and premiered in June 2017.
He made his American debut with the film Crazy Rich Asians in 2018, directed by Jon M. Chu and with fellow co-star Constance Wu and Henry Golding. In 2019, Netflix started streaming its stand-up special, Asian Comedian Destroys America!, which has jokes about consumerism, racism, and immigrants.
Moreover, Chieng starred in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in April 2020 which is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and is premiered in theaters on 3 September 2021. And the same year in July, it was announced Ronny Chieng will co-write a Sony Martial Arts action-comedy film with his The Daily Show collaborator Sebastian DiNatale.
Viral response to Fox News segment
In October 2016, Ronny Chieng came to The Daily Show to present his response to Jesse Watters who is a Fox News segment against racist. Where he made expletive-laden criticism of the conservative network’s segment. Thus, he even revisited New York City’s Chinatown, where he interviewed residents of Mandarin and Cantonese before Watters had mocked residents. As a result, the video went viral and received coverage in the Washington Post and Slate.
Ronny Chieng Awards and Nominations
Throughout his career in the entertainment industry, Ronny has won awards such as The Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2012.
Not only that, in 2014, he has won the Directors Choice Awards at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Moreover, in 2013 he has won the Best of the Best Award at the Sydney Comedy Festival.
Ronny Chieng Dating History, Marrital Life, Wife, and Children
Talking about his previous affairs, there is no information regarding his love life. But Ronny Chieng is a married man with a wife named Hannah Pham. Ronny and Hannah tied the knot on September 9, 2016. However, the couple does not have any children yet but may have in the future.
Moreover, information about Hannah is not available on the internet, except for her ethnicity which is discovered to be Vietnamese-Australian and has Vietnamese-Australian citizen. We can assume that the couple is living a happily married life judging by their red carpet appearances. They together live with their family in Sydney, Australia.
Ronny Chieng’s Net worth and Earnings
Ronny Chieng has amassed a significant amount of wealth at the age of 36 through his successful career. As of 2020, he has an estimated net worth of $3 Million. He has amassed a good fortune from his work as an actor and comedian.
He earns over $500,000 yearly from his career. Moreover, he is a senior correspondent on The Daily Show. However, he has remained tight-lipped about his income and profits in the media.
Ronny Chieng Height, Weight and Body Measurement
Ronny has maintained his body in order through morning-evening workouts and having a balanced diet. He stands at a decent height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.70m) and his body weighs around 75kg (165lbs). On other hand, his body measures 41 inches which is the chest size, his waist size is 32 inches, and his biceps size is 14 inches.
Additionally, he has a pair of brown eyes color with black hair color and has Asian face features which are obvious as he is of Chinese- Malaysia descent.
Is Ronny Chieng Present in Social Media?
Talking about his social media presence, he is active on social media platforms with many fan followers. Ronny Chieng joined Twitter in February 2010 which has over 138.6K followers on username @ronnychieng so far.
He is also available on Instagram as @ronnychieng which has over 377k followers with 1,120 posts. Similarly, Ronny also owns a Facebook page with over 391k followers under the username of Ronny Chieng.