Ronny Chieng is a Malaysian comedian and actor. He is currently a senior correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. He is also the creator and star of the ABC sitcom Ronny Chieng: International Student. His act caught the attention of the esteemed Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, where he performed in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016. There he was noticed by comedians and talent scouts who helped him launch sold-out stand-up tours in Australia, Hong Kong, and Canada.
Ronny Xin Yi Chieng
Birthday / Date of Birth
Ronny Chieng was born on the 21st of November 1985, in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
He’s currently 37 years old.
He is of Chinese descent.
Chieng commuted to Fuchun Primary School in Singapore. He subsequently attended Pioneer Secondary School and Pioneer Junior College in Singapore. He attended the University of Melbourne in Australia, living at Trinity College and graduating in 2009, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance and a Bachelor of Laws degree. In 2012, he also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.
- Father – Unknown
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – Unknown
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ronny Chieng has dated –
- Hannah Pham (2015-Present) – On September 9, 2016, the comedian tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Hannah Pham. The couple met and began dating while studying commerce and law at the University of Melbourne. Ronny had 3 different wedding ceremonies starting with Melbourne in Australia, then Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and lastly, in New York.
- In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
- In centimeters – 170 cm
- In meters – 1.70 m
- In Kilograms – 62 kg
- In Pounds – 137 lbs
He wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.
Ronny became known for his role as a senior correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (2015-Present). He is also the creator and lead actor of the sitcom Ronny Chieng: International Student and he has starred in films and television series such as Legally Brown, The Katering Show and Crazy Rich Asians.
In 2018, Chieng had his first film onscreen role in the romantic comedy-drama film Crazy Rich Asians as Edison “Eddie” Cheng.
In 2012, Ronny landed his first role in television by appearing as Mr. Meowgi in the series, Problems.
Chieng has done endorsement work for several brands such as Sheike, Bonobos, Lexus, Curated Basics, Adidas, Wolf & Shepherd, Chubbies, Determinant, J.Crew, Warby Parker, Uniqlo.
Ronny Chieng Net worth
Ronny Chieng has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million dollars as of 2023.
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Ronny Chieng
- Chieng was born into a Malaysian Chinese family in Johor Bahru. He grew up in both Singapore and the United States; from 1989 to 1994, he lived in Manchester, New Hampshire.
- In his youth, he was a Singapore Sea Scout. When he lived in Johor Bahru, Chieng commuted to Fuchun Primary School in neighbouring Singapore.
- In 2013, Chieng performed with Trevor Noah at an Australian comedy festival in Melbourne.
- In 2015, he was asked to audition for the correspondent role on The Daily Show, which Noah hosted from 2015 to 2022.
- In July 2016, he was named one of 10 Comics to Watch by Variety. Three months later, he had a segment on The Daily Show in which he gave an expletive-laden criticism of a Jesse Watters clip on Fox News deemed by many as racist.
- He also revisited New York City’s Chinatown neighborhood, where Watters had mocked residents, and conducted more respectful interviews in Mandarin and Cantonese. he video went viral and received coverage in The Washington Post and on Slate.
- In 2017, Chieng began co-writing and starring in the sitcom Ronny Chieng: International Student, based on his own experience as a Malaysian student in Australia. It was developed for Comedy Central in America and ABC TV in Australia.
- In 2019, his first stand-up special with Netflix, Asian Comedian Destroys America!, was released, directed by his Daily Show collaborator Sebastian DiNatale.
- In 2021, Chieng signed a deal with Netflix for two additional stand-up specials and a docu-comedy. Chieng’s second Netflix special, Speakeasy, was released on 5 April 2022.
- In October 2022, Chieng commented on Rishi Sunak becoming Britain’s first Asian Prime Minister during a Daily Show segment.