Bowen Yang is an American actor, comedian, podcaster, and writer who first earned recognition for hosting the pop-culture podcast, Las Culturistas. He was also popular among his followers for posting pop-culture lip-syncing videos on Twitter. In September 2018, he joined the writing cast of the iconic late-night sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL) and in September 2019, he was promoted as a member of the on-air cast; becoming the show’s first-ever Chinese-American and only the third openly gay male cast member. In January 2019, he was named in Forbes magazine’s ’30 Under 30′ list in the Hollywood & Entertainment category.
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
- Mildly stocky frame
- Has a mole on his chin and one near his lips
- Side-cropped hair
- Charming smile
Bowen Yang Facts
- Bowen’s family had moved from China to Australia in the 1980s after the cultural revolution in China (1966-1976) so that his father could eventually attend a university that was difficult in China post the revolution period.
- His family later relocated to Montreal, Canada and when he was 9 years old, his family eventually settled in Aurora, Colorado in the United States. As a child, he was inspired by late-night talk show hosts and .
- In a weird coincidence, in his high school yearbook’s superlatives section, he was voted as ‘Most Likely to Be a Cast Member on Saturday Night Live’.
- Bowen’s parents found out that he was gay when he was 17 after he had forgotten to close a social media chat window on the family’s computer. His parents were very upset at the revelation as gender fluidity was traditionally a very taboo subject in China. His father even sent him to an institution that held sessions for ‘gay conversion therapy’.
- While he was attending New York University, he met Matt Rogers and the duo decided to launch, in 2016, a weekly comedy podcast which was named Las Culturistas. From 2013 to 2018, after teaching himself Adobe Photoshop and graphic design, he had also worked for One Kings Lane (OKL), a luxury interior and home design website.
Featured Image by Bowen Yang / Instagram
Facts of Bowen Yang
- Gender Male
- full nameBowen Yang
- birthplaceBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Date of Birth November 06, 1990
- Age 31 years 2 months
- Horoscope Scorpio
- Lucky Number 9
- Lucky Stone Garnet
- Lucky Color Purple
- Best Match for Marriage Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
- net worth$3 Million
- professionActor, Comedian, Podcaster, Writer
- weight70 kg or 154.5 lbs
- height5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
- hair colorBlack
- eye colorDark Brown
- body type / buildSlim
- high schoolSmoky Hill High School
- collegeNew York University
- motherMeng Yang
- fatherRuilin Yang