Who is Jimmy O Yang? 6 Facts About The American-Chinese Actor

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Jimmy O Yang is fast becoming a star in the American entertainment industry. He has begun a multi-dimensional career which includes acting, comedy, and writing; however, he is best known for his acting skills. He came into the limelight following his appearance on the American sitcom TV series Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, Jimmy is a Chinese immigrant who came to the US over a decade ago and had his college education in the US City of California. Read on, as we take you through the life of the American-Chinese actor.

Who is Jimmy O Yang?

Jimmy O Yang is an upcoming Chinese-American actor, comedian, and writer. He was born on the 11th of June 1987. The writer was born Au-yeung Man-Sing in the famous city of Hong Kong, China, however, his parents’ identities remain unknown. Information about his family show that Jimmy has brothers, however, their names and occupations are not known.

The actor lived with part of his family members in Hong Kong before moving to the United States to be with his aunt and grandmother. The primary reason for his family’s migration to the United States was to be able to access better schools for him and his siblings. The high school Jimmy O Yang attended remains a mystery but he had his college education at the University of California, San Diego where he majored in economics.

After graduation from college, Jimmy got a job at a financial organization known as Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. It is not known how many years he spent there but his acting career began in 2012 when he appeared in the television series, 2 Broke Girls. The next year saw more of Jimmy, as he featured in two other television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

His next role was as a character named Phil in the comedy series Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight. This series tells the story of a variety of relationships that emphasizes the idea that nothing good happens after midnight. Jimmy’s most popular role to date is his role in the TV series that began in 2014 Silicon Valley as Jian Yang.

Aside from the series mentioned above, Jimmy has appeared on several other films such as Drunk History and Fresh Off The Boat. He made his first movie appearance in 2013 in the American comedy film The Internship. Majority of the roles he took in movies where minor and largely uncredited.

As a comedian, things have been rather slow for Jimmy, he has had a few stand up events over the course of his career. He made his late-night comedy debut appearance at The Arsenio Hall Show, after which he got resounding applause for his performance.

6 Facts About The American-Chinese Actor

1. Other Endeavors

Before going into acting and comedy, the Chinese actor was a Disk Jockey at a strip club where he entertained clubbers with music and ensured they had a good time. It is somewhat difficult to accept but this one time DJ was also a consultant at Harlem Globetrotters. It was more of a day consultancy where he got paid $200.

Aside consultancy, he is also a writer who authored the non-fictional book How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents. The book is centered on his life as a Chinese migrant who wanted a career in the American movie industry, Hollywood.

2. The “Chinese” Factor

Jimmy O Yang is of Chinese ancestry, which has been both a curse and a blessing. Most Asian families expect their children to take up professional careers like being doctors, lawyers, and others. So as expected, his family is not happy with his involvement with Hollywood or comedy.

On the bright side, he is a Chinese immigrant in America pursuing a non-conventional profession in China, therefore making him a source of encouragement to other Asians like him. Also, some of the roles he has gotten where due to certain traits that are related to his being Chinese such as his accent and being able to play the ping-pong, among other roles.

3. His Family

The identities of his family members are not known, neither are any of them into showbiz; however, their pictures are on the internet. Jimmy seems to be close to his family as he often posts pictures of them on his social media handles.

4. Relationship Life

Currently, nothing is known about the comedian’s love life. He also hasn’t been spotted with any lady nor admitted to be interested in anyone in particular. In fact, there are also no records of any past relationships. But as is the case with most celebrities, he may be having a clandestine relationship, away from the public eye and may surprise everyone with a wedding invitation soon.


5. His Net Worth

Jimmy O Yang has done several jobs, mostly odd ones like being a DJ at a strip club, a one-day consultant, an Uber Taxi driver and so on. However, he is an actor and a comedian professionally. These two jobs are continually gaining him momentum and fame. With all his work as an actor and a comedian, he has been able to garner a net worth of an impressive sum of $1 million.

6. Social Media Presence

The American-Chinese actor has been on social media for a while now and appears to be loved by many. On Twitter, Jimmy O Yang has over 46,900 followers and over 118,200 followers on Instagram. He is also active on his accounts and often shares updates about his life. He recently called out a lesbian celebrity as his crush.

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