Q: Has the actress who played Doris on "American Housewife" done anything else? I think she's great.

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

I see you used the past tense -- "played" -- there, which means you've heard the bad news. "American Housewife" may have been canceled after five seasons, but Ali Wong will do just fine.

Premiering in 2016, Wong played Doris on all 103 episodes of the show (though she wasn't always on set), and that's kind of amazing considering how many other things she's had on the go in that time.

Most notably, she produced, wrote and starred in the feature-length Netflix rom-com "Always Be My Maybe" in 2019. It was a hit, a critical darling and a (brief) cultural phenomenon that was originally conceived when Wong was working and otherwise hanging out with co-creator and star Randall Park ("The Interview," 2014) on the West Coast comedy circuit.

That's another thing that keeps Wong busy: she's an in-demand standup comic who's already had a handful of specials on TV.

She and Park also teamed up on his sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat," on which she worked as a consultant and writer.

Between all that, Wong's also a busy voice actress. One of the stars and executive producers of "Tuca & Bertie," an animated sitcom about a couple of anthropomorphic bird-women (she plays Bertie), Wong's other voice roles include parts in "Big Mouth," "Bojack Horseman" and American Dad," as well as big-screen hits "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (2018) and "The Angry Birds Movie" (2016).


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