|Daughter of Ali Wong
Nikki Hakuta is one of the two daughters Ali Wong has with her former husband Justin Hakuta. The two met at a wedding in 2010, and by 2014, they got married. Yet, their marriage hasn’t survived a decade, as they got divorced recently.
Nikki is one of their two children. Ali is known as a stand-up comedian with several specials on the streaming platform Netflix. She also appeared in a couple of movies.
But how much do we know about her daughter Nikki? Let’s find out.
Who Is Her Mother?
Before we can talk about Nikki, we have to talk about her famous mother. Born Alexandra Dawn Wong, Ali is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She is most famous for her Netflix specials, Baby Cobra, Hard Knock Wife, and Don Wong.
Ali gained popularity for her appearance in television shows like American Housewife, Inside Amy Schumer, Black Box, and more. She served as the writer for the first three seasons of the sitcom Fresh Off the Boat. In 2020, Time magazine put her on the list of 100 most influential people.
Alexandra Wong was born in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Born in April 1982, she was the youngest of four children. Ali had a Vietnamese mother. Her mother, Tam Tammy Wong, relocated from Hue in 1960 to work as a social worker in the US. Ali’s father is Chinese-American, called Adolphus Wong. He was an anesthesiologist who worked for Kaiser Permanente for 30 years.
In 2000, Ali graduated from San Francisco University high school. Then, she enrolled at UCLA where she majored in Asian-American studies and discovered her love of performing. At the time, she was a member of the university’s LCC Theatre Company. To this day, it remains the country’s largest and oldest Asian-American collegiate theater company.
Following her graduation from college, Ali tried stand-up comedy. She was 23 at the time. To pursue her comedy career, Ali Wong moved to New York City. She performed up to nine times per night.
In 2011, Variety named her one of the 10 Comics to Watch, and soon after, she appeared on The Tonight Show.
In 2014, she portrayed Dr. Lina Lark in the ABC drama television series Black Box. She then had a couple of guest-starring episodes in Inside Amy Schumer. In 2014, she began working on Fresh Off the Boat as a writer.
In 2016, on Mother’s Day, Netflix released her first stand-up special. Ali filmed the special Baby Cobra in September 2015, when she was seven months pregnant with her first child. In October 2016, she began her stint as part of American Housewife.
In October 2019, she released her first book, Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life. More on this later on.
Her Parents Split Up
Wong and Justin Hakuta first met in 2010. They were both attending a wedding in California. Justin is the Vice president of Products of GoodRx and the son of inventor Ken Hakuta.
Ali and Justin got married in 2014, and soon after they welcomed their children. They have two daughters, Mari Hakuta and Nikki Hakuta.
Before giving birth to her first daughter, Ali had a miscarriage with twins. Making jokes about her miscarriage has helped her cope with the problem.
In April 2022, Ali and Justin announced they filed for divorce. They were married for nearly eight years, and have two children together. Mari Hakuta is the older daughter, born in 2015. Nikki was born in 2017.
Wong speaks openly about her relationship in her Netflix specials. Her husband is a Harvard Business School graduate.
In her latest comedy special, Don Wong, she acknowledged “how being the breadwinner of my family has turned me into a 50-year-old man”. She also joked about how she wants to cheat on her husband after nearly a decade together.
She also says he saw something in her before she was famous. Speaking about it, Wong said, “He was smart enough to choose me, to invest in me when I was 20 pounds heavier, had chronic acne and no money. He bought low, and if we get divorced, he gonna sell high”.
And what do you know, sometime after her Don Wong special, she filed for a divorce.
Now let’s talk about Ali’s younger daughter, Nikki Hakuta. She is her second child with Justin, a Filipino-Japanese entrepreneur who is the Vice President of an American healthcare company called GoodRx.
They met in 2010 and got married in 2014. By 2015, they welcomed their first child, Mari Hakuta. Fun fact: the exact birth date of Mari is not known. But given that Ali filmed her first special in September 2015 while pregnant, we can assume it is the last quarter of 2015.
Nikki was born in 2017, but her exact birth date is also not known. While Ali is open about her relationship with Justin, she is quite secretive about her daughters. She wants to protect them from the media spotlight.
As of May 2023, Nikki Hakuta should be five years old. She has an older sister, Mari, who is seven years old.
There is no info about her early life, educational background, or anything else. But Nikki is yet to begin her school days.
Her Mother Wrote A Book About Her
As we said before, in 2019, Ali published her first book, titled Dear Girls. In that book, she writes about her daughters and gives them advice about their future life.
While there is no such thing as oversharing with a comedian like Wong, she draws the line with her children. She and her former husband refrained from sharing personal details about their children. Even pictures of Mari and Nikki are hard to find online.
Speaking about her book during the Ellen DeGeneres Show, she said, “With my girls, they only know me after I filmed those specials with them in utero. They don’t know everything I went through to get where I am and I think that’s really important”.
The book Dear Girls Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life is a book made of writing letters, or chapters, to her young daughters. The letters are hilarious, often talking about cautionary candid tales of Ali’s life.
Is She On Social Media?
As we said before, Nikki is just five years old. She is too young to be on social media. Platforms like Instagram have a 12-years age limit.
Her mother, on the other hand, is quite active on Instagram. While she shares almost everything about her life, you can hardly find a picture of actress Ali Wong with her daughters. Ali has more than 2 million followers on her Instagram account.
You cannot talk about the net worth of a five-year-old young kid, right? Yes, some kids earn money thanks to YouTube and similar platforms. But it is their parents that do it for them.
Nikki doesn’t have such a problem. Her mother comedian Ali Wong earns enough money to allow her children to enjoy a stress-free life. She doesn’t need to use her children in YouTube videos to earn money.
As of May 2023, Ali Wong has a net worth of more than $3 million. And the American actress and comedian is only in her early 40s. We can expect her wealth to grow.