Bowen Yang - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 14, 2020

Bowen Yang
Profession: Actor, Comedian, Producer, Writer
Best Known For: SNL
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 7, 1990 (age 31)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Bowen Yang
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, USA
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: Ruilin Yang
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 1

Yang Yang (older sister)

High School: Smoky Hill High School
University: New York University
Ethnicity: Chinese
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.72 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 70 kg (154.32 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 9 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Bowen Yang?

Bowen Yang is a comedian, actor, producer, writer by profession and American by nationality. He rose to fame after being the first Chinese-American to be cast in the Saturday Night Live (SNL) and the third openly gay male cast member. 

Bowen Yang – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Bowen Yang’s birth took place on 7 November 1990 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He was born to Chinese immigrant mother and father whose name is Ruilin Yang. He is not the only child of his parents and has an older sibling, sister Yang Yang. 

young Bowen Yang with his older sister  Yang Yang (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Yang was raised in Denver, Colorado. After completing high school from Smoky Hill High School, he studied at New York University. He graduated from the same with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. 

His ethnicity is Chinese.

Bowen Yang – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Bowen Yang is gay by sexuality. He is open about his sexuality, he has not shared many details about his former boyfriends. Although he is considered to be a single man, a secret boyfriend cannot be ruled out. Currently, he is unmarried, sans husband and children.

Yang revealed in January 2020 that his father had set him up in eight sessions to conversion therapy.

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Bowen Yang – Career

Early Career

Although Bowen Yang was determined to pursue a career as a doctor (as he was deeply influenced by Grey’s Anatomy), he eventually turned to acting and performing as a comedian. 

While studying at New York University, Bowen Yang met Matt Rogers but was in rival theater groups. It took them some time to become friends. The duo began their own podcast Las Culturistas in 2016. The show is mostly about popular culture, gay topics and helps Bowen Yang to build a fanbase through it.

Bowen Yang, Matt Rogers (Zimbio)

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Since 2018

In 2018 Yang starred alongside Awkwafina and BD Wong in a show which was picked up by Comedy Central. In 2019 he was named Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30.  

Moreover, Bowen Yang has had appearances on numerous shows including Broad City, The Outs (2012), High Maintenance (2016), Isn't It Romantic (2019). Yang is also well known for his Twitter lip-syncing videos. His videos have garnered thousands of likes as well as retweets.

In September 2019 Saturday Night Live (SNL) announced that Bowen Yang has been cast as a writer in the season 45 of the SNL. He became the first Chinese-American cast member and third openly gay male cast member on SNL.

Fellow Cast

Yang was cast alongside Shane Gillis and Chloe Fineman in the season 45 of SNL after actress and comedian Leslie Jones departed from the show. But when Gillis’ old racial and homophobic slurs resurfaced, he was fired from the show before his debut performance. 

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Bowen Yang, Sandra Oh (Instagram)

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Bowen Yang – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth has been estimated at around $3 million while the figure on his annual salary are still under review and will be updated.

Bowen Yang – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Bowen Yang is active on Twitter, Instagram but his absent from Facebook. 

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