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Eugene Lee Yang is an actor, filmmaker, YouTuber, and social media star by profession.
Eugene Lee Yang is of Korean-American heritage and an American by nationality. He is loved and appreciated by his fans for his unique style of work.
For five years, Eugene Lee Yang did freelance work such as writing, filming commercials, and producing music videos. Yang started working for the video branch at the suggestion of a colleague who thought he was talented. He was given free control over exploring new video production and storytelling modes. Scroll down to know more about Eugene Lee Yang, his net worth, hobbies, interests, and relationships, among other things.
Eugene Lee Yang is considered rich and has a net worth of about $700,000.
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Eugene Lee Yang is 6 ft ( 183 cm ) tall. He has dark brown eyes.
He is 36 years old as of 2022, as he was born on January 18, 1986.
Yang is the son of Korean immigrants, Jae-Hong and Min-Yeong Lee, and was born and raised in Pflugerville, Texas. He has two sisters, Christie Yang, and Whitney Yang. He struggled with low self-esteem and body image issues and suffered bullying due to his appearance in childhood. Yang's Zodiac sign is Capricorn.
He worked on his Texan accent when his sister told him that it might be difficult for him to get into the Ivy League schools with the accent. Initially, he was insecure and self-conscious about his artistic abilities, believing that his Asian and unusual identities would hold him back.
In his school, he engaged in artistic activities such as dance, visual arts, illustration, and much more. Yang later graduated from the University of Southern California with a Cinema Production Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2008. After graduating, he did freelance work for five years, produced music video content, and wrote and filmed commercials. Then, in 2013, Yang started working for Buzzfeed Videos, a video branch of an internet media company. He wrote and directed six films while studying at the University of Southern California.
Yang is unmarried as of now. In personal life, Eugene met his partner, Mathew McLean, in a rec center in 2012; the couple began dating later that same year and are believed to be still together.
Eugene Lee Yang is very much attached to his parents, Jae Yang and Min-Young, and his two sisters, Whitney Yang and Christie Yang. Eugene Lee Yang has been a backer of variety, uniformity, and portrayal throughout his vocation, exhibiting his personality.
Eugene Lee Lang is best known for his work on the BuzzFeed series, 'The Try Guys,' a cooking show where each guy tries to make a popular dish without instructions, and he still continues to be part of this show.
Being a social activist, many of his YouTube videos have commented on social issues connected to Asian-American identity, and body image. Eugene Lee Yang is not only a member of the comedy show' The Try Guys' but also a producer, writer, actor, and director. This comedy group uploads two videos a week on their YouTube channel and one episode a week on their podcast, 'The Tripod'. His YouTube videos are loved and liked by many.
After college, Eugene Lee Yang did freelance work. He soon became very famous on social media platforms due to the videos he uploaded.
A few of Eugene's works are, 'If Disney Princes Were Real'. This video earned millions of views, and another of his videos is 'Women's Ideal Body Types Throughout History' which remains one of Buzzfeed's most-watched videos on YouTube. Yang's videos work as they're funny riffs on all-American culture, like awkward private moments, high school vs. college, and pet ownership.
The Try Guys group is a popular YouTube channel group with multi-hyphenate personalities named Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang. They write, produce, direct, shoot, and act in each episode. They generated an estimated net worth of $7 million from the platform, and Zach from TRY Guys is believed to have a net worth of $2 million.
Yang made a guest appearance on the NBC sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine in 2019, portraying Theo Lorql. Yang is set to star in the animated film Ambrosius Goldenloin and Nimona, to be released on Netflix in 2023.
Eugene Lee Yang has announced that his writing debut will be called 'The Unders', with the first book being released in spring 2024.
Eugene Lee Yang has won many awards for his work on The Try Guys. On June 20, 2016, he was awarded Male Breakout Star of the Year (2015). Yang was awarded the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award in October 2019.
In 2019, he was given the Phenom Award for LGBTQ+ Activism by the Shorty Awards for his work with The Trevor Project. For this project, he hosted many fundraising events and raised over $150,000. Yang was one of the first honorees in 2021 who was given the YouTube Channel Changer Award for his work for racial justice through his documentary called 'We Need To Talk About Anti-Asian Hate'.
On October 11, 2018, he took over the website of the advocacy group Human Rights Campaign and supported the LGBTQ community. Furthermore, to raise awareness about LGBTQ youth and by inviting volunteers in the video Eugene Volunteers at the Trevor Project, posted on December 3, 2018, he collaborated with this non-profit LGBTQ suicide prevention organization. Yang donated over $150,000 on June 15, 2019, for the cause.
Eugene Lee Yang's hobbies and interests are traveling and listening to music. The Try Guys have already achieved so much in the three years they've had their own company.
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