The Hollywood industry is home to the greatest actors of all time. Though the industry is crammed with actors and actresses, some have still made it to the peak of media popularity. The industry’s constant rise and colossal following can be attributed to these Hollywood stars, who bring with them a massive crowd of fans to the industry with every role they play. Acting is an art, and this selected bunch of Hollywood actors are the skillful artisans of it. One of the selective bunch of actors that has revolutionized the Hollywood industry with stunning acts.
Early Life & Education:
Benedict Wong was born in 1970 on the 3rd of July in Eccles, Lancashire, United Kingdom. His parents, Paula Wong and Pinua Wong, had arrived in the United Kingdom, emigrating from Hong Kong via Ireland. His upbringing took place in Salford. As far as his college and schooling are concerned, Benedict went to the college on Weaste Lane, De La Salle Sixth Form College, after completing his high school. After the De La Salle 6th Form College, he decided to complete his education in performing arts from Salford City College, a two-year course. Benedict was always an enthusiast of arts and always aspired to work in the industry.
Kickstart of Career:
Benedict Wong started his career from television shows before he made an impact on the big screen. His most early known television appearance dates to 1992 in the front “Screenplay,” in that he played the role of Le Van Dong in the episode named “Small Metal Jacket”. Benedict took the career boost from his role and further recognitions and offers came pouring in. His role in Kai Mei Sauce, a BBC Radio play in 1993, earned a huge applaud from the audience. Kevin Wong was the writer of that play.
Wong never stepped off the television roles; the series, “15 Storeys High”, which featured Wong in 12 episodes alongside Sean Lock, was a situational comedy from 2002 to 2004. Wong played the role of Errol Spears in it. The endeavor that got him the first tinge of the limelight was, however, released in 2007, a TV film named “Frankenstein,” he played the character of Dr. Ed Gore. Benedict kept appearing on the big screen simultaneously with his television appearances. In 2007, he played a role in two movies that got released, “Sunshine,” where he played the role of Trey, and “Grow Your Own,” where he played the role of Kung Sang.
Wong is renowned for playing the character of Kublai Khan in the 2014-2016 series of Netflix, “Marco Polo.” The massive chartbuster of all time, “The Martian,” a delight movie for all space enthusiasts, also featured Wong in the role of Bruce Ng, alongside the male protagonist, Matt Damon. The film broke many records on the big screen after its release in 2015. Benedict Wong’s career kept stepping up the level with every next movie he starred in.
Wong appeared in the movie “Prometheus” in 2012. In the film, he played the role of a spaceship pilot; the movie was directed by Ridley Scott. The character he played was named Ravel. Benedict Wong was also offered the position of lead cast actor at the Hampstead Theatre in the play “#aww: The Arrest of WeiWei.” Not long after this, Wong was included in the cast of a play called “Chimerica,” in the announcement by Almeida Theatre. In 2013 only, a gangster role was offered to Wong in the comedy-drama of BBC Two. The character’s name was Lau, and the drama was named “The Wrong Mans.” Very recently, in 2021, Wong gave his voice in the animated movie “Raya and the Last Dragon.” He has given his voice to the character Tong, who is a giant warrior in the film.
1) The Ultimate Success:
The Marvel Cinematic Universe, with billions of admirers, also featured Benedict Wong in their two most successful and profit-earning movies of all time. Wong started playing the character of Wong, a magician, and did it for three consecutive films, in “Doctor Strange” alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in 2016 and the “Avengers: Infinity War” in the year 2018, succeeded in the year 2019 by the chartbuster “Avengers: Endgame”.
Playing a role beside some of the greatest stars of Hollywood, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downy Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Wong became the part of “Avengers: Endgame,” a movie that gathered so much popularity that it crossed the $650million within 13 days of release, and became the fastest movie to do so, setting a world record. Wong has already featured in the next in line in Marvel’s films, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” released in 2022.
2) Benedict Wong Net Worth:
Benedict Wong is one of the wealthy actors in Hollywood; owing to his stunning roles in various TV series and on the big screen, he has accumulated a net worth amounting to a whopping $7million. The estimated net worth is expected to have spiked since his roles in “Shanghai” and “Grow Your Own.” He is estimated to have yearly earnings of $700,000. The net worth has been brought up after calculating the prices of all the assets under him.
3) Personal Life:
Benedict Wong currently lives in Manchester, England, with his family. He is a married man, and his wife, Neena Wong, to whom he got married in 2003, gave birth to their daughter Royale Wong. Benedict Wong’s full name happens to be Benedict Lee Wong. Wong’s religion can be regarded as Buddhist, as he was raised in Buddhism. Even though Wong was born in England, his ethnicity is Chinese. Wong was presented with his brother named Humphrey Wong.
4) Social Media Popularity:
Wong is active on almost all social media platforms and has a load of followers on them. He has a Twitter account with nearly 55,000 followers and an immensely active Instagram account with almost 400,000 followers. He regularly keeps his reports updated with recent photoshoots and his daily activities him. He is quite a social media sensation when it comes to dressing sense and how he carries himself.
Benedict Wong has often taken the audience with a storm owing to his graceful acting and voiceovers. He was nominated in 2003 for the Best Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards for his role in “Dirty Pretty Things” for playing the character of Guo Yi. He also went to the nominations as the Best Dramatic Performance in 2013 at the West End Frame for a role in “Chimerica,” in the character of Zhang Lin. Very recently, Wong gained the nomination for his stunning performance in “Nine Days” for playing the character of Kyo. He was nominated in the Best Supporting Male category for this role for a Spirit Award.
Wong continues to be a graceful actor in the Hollywood industry and keeps on living roles that will stay long in the audience’s minds. Ever since he stepped into the industry, he is clean of any controversies and arguments. The critics have had nothing other than praise for Wong for all his roles that have taken the audience with awe.