Aside from his endeavors in entertainment, Alex appreciates autobiographies, animals, hip-hop music, salsa, indie-rock, good scotch, and spicy foods.
The youngest of three brothers and two sisters, Duong (young) was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended Skyline High School, where he was kicked out for constantly testing his would be stand-up routine during classes. He eventually graduated (2002) from his home school, North Dallas High School, where he served as Master of Ceremonies to all Asian-cultured events.
Alex went on to receive The Rose/Silverthorne Foundation Scholarship for his essays depicting the stories of his family's death defying trip across the Atlantic Ocean during the Vietnam War.
While serving as a ward clerk in Parkland Hospital's Renal Transplant Unit, He was shortly accepted into Baylor University with a declared major in biology, thinking he wanted to be an anesthesiologist. His studies in medicine came to a sputter when his short story was optioned by an independent producer based in Orange County. While still in school, he was cast in a regional theatre production of "The Falun Gong Movement", a stageplay that followed the slaughter of Buddhist monks by the Chinese Communists.
Alex visited Southern California during the holidays where he caught the eye of a talent agent.
It was a sealed deal.
That winter (2006), Alex uprooted himself and made the trek out to Los Angeles. Today, Alex is a graduate of The Upright Citizen's Brigade LA and continues to act, write, and perform improv & stand-up comedy in and around Los Angeles. He most recently performed at The Laugh Factory, Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank (headliner), The Comedy Store, and many random coffee shops.
His writing sample for Comedy Central's hit show, Workaholics, beat out a record 8,600 submissions at 2013's Austin Film Festival, putting him in the top-ten percent during the festival's 20th annivesary.
In addition to several national commercials & print ads, his credits include Everybody Hates Chris, 90210, Death Valley, PrankStars, SPIKE TV's Video Game Awards, and Pretty Little Liars. Most recently, an original short screenplay he co-wrote, Life-Sized Godzilla placed in the finals at The LA Comedy Shorts Festival, the largest comedy festival in the country sponsored by FunnyOrDie.com.
The Upright Citizen's Brigade LA
Flappers Comedy Club Burbank, CA
SPIKE TV’S Video Game Awards
The Laugh Factory
The LA Comedy Shorts Festival