Ronny Xin Yi Chieng (Chinese: 錢信伊; pinyin: Qián Xìnyī; born 21 November 1985) is a Malaysian comedian and actor. Chieng is currently a senior correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central and creator and star of the sitcom Ronny Chieng: International Student which premiered on ABC (Australia) and Comedy Central Asia in 2017.
In his youth, Chieng was a Singapore Sea Scout.Despite living in Australia for a decade, he does not have citizenship or permanent residency status in Australia.Chieng has been living in New York City since 2015. He married Vietnamese-Australian Hannah Pham on September 9, 2016. In 2018, Chieng joked that he was cynophobic on the Daily Show, but later clarified in an interview that he was "100 per cent not scared of dogs".
Chieng was born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, to a Malaysian Chinese family. He grew up in both Singapore and Manchester, New Hampshire, in the US.When he lived in Johor Bahru, he commuted to Fuchun Primary School in neighboring 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. He graduated in 2009 with Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws degrees. He also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University in 2012.
Movies & TV shows
6 Movies · 1 TV show
The story of a 19-yr old college student living in a working-class neighborhood of modern-day Shanghai who has big dreams but little means. He was given the chance to connect with his childhood best f...
Godzilla vs. Kong
The monster war rages on the surface and deep within our world as the secret realm of the titans known as the hollow earth is revealed.
Daddario plays a newscaster in Justice, which is set in Paris and New York. The couple is faced with temptation, jealousy and a mystery when two seductive strangers enter their lives.
The coming-of-age journey shows the unforgettable moments and incredible relationships that took Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson from ordinary kid to extraordinary superstar.
Long Story Short
Teddy wakes up in a parallel life on the morning after his wedding, where he leaps forward an entire year every few minutes. He sees a mess and self-centeredness when he looks at time. Teddy must use ...
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The master of kung fu had a lot of adventures.
A recently-divorced guy is attracted to an enchanting woman's theory that they live in a harsh, alternative world simulation inside of a beautiful, blissful reality.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Howie Mandel's 5th Annual All-Star Gala
One-of-a-kind performances from some of the best stand-up comedians today are hosted by Mandel from The JFL Festival in Montréal.
Aunty Donna's Big Ol House of Fun
Aunty Donna are a comedy trio that showcase their unique and offbeat style through an array of sketches, songs and eclectic characters.
Remembering RBG: A Nation Ugly Cries
“Remembering RBG: A Nation Ugly Cries with Desi Lydic” follows Lydic on a journey through the five stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and… what's the opposite of the acceptance? —a...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Crazy Rich Asians
An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore to attend his best friend's wedding, only to be thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.
Ronny Chieng: International Student
Ronny is a Malaysian student who’s come to Australia to study law. Though smart, driven and competitive, he’s also blunt and barbed, so it’s not long before Ronny is at odds with most people on campus...
Ronny Chieng - Chieng Reaction
Pun-based comedy show names are an automatic winner, and Ronny Chieng’s Chieng Reaction is a golden example of this. Coming off the back of record-breaking sold out shows at the last two Melbourne Int...
1 TV show
This is Littleton
Littleton's Town Hall is the centre of activity for its community. In this 4-part Australian sketch comedy, we meet the lovable but flawed people of Littleton: council employees, councillors and a ver...
1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Have You Been Paying Attention?
Five guests are competing to remember the most about the week in a comedy-quiz show. The least-rich quiz show on Australian TV is Have You Been Paying attention?, hosted by Tom Gleisner and starring s...
Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery
One of Australia's finest comics will be invited to take a trip down Memory Lane each week by Julia. There is a bus route. The bike path is named after a memory. Julia and her guest will make their wa...
Ronny Chieng: The Ron Way
The debut one hour comedy special commedian Ronny Chieng performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013. It represents the best of his award winning material from the first 4 years of his career from...
A brilliant toy company roboticist uses artificial intelligence to develop M3GAN, a life-like doll that is programmed to emotionally bond with her niece. When the doll's programming works well, she be...
Ronny Chieng - Tone Issues
One of the stars of the worldwide smash hit movie Crazy Rich Asians, correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, is also seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Ronny Chieng will be performi...
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