Eugene Lee Yang Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Eugene Lee Yang Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth January 18, 1986 
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Boyfriend Matthew McLean

Eugene Lee Yang is an American filmmaker, actor, and social media personality who is well-known for his work with BuzzFeed from 2013 to 2018 and The Try Guys from where he began working in 2014. Shortly after coming out as gay, he has become an avid supporter of various human rights and LGBT advocacy charities.

Born Name

Eugene Lee Yang

Nick Name

Eugene

Eugene Lee Yang as seen in October 2016
Eugene Lee Yang as seen in October 2016 (Eugene Lee Yang / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Pflugerville, Texas, United States

Nationality

American

Education

He attended the University of Southern California where he graduated with a B.A. in Cinema Production in 2008.

Occupation

Actor, Producer, Director, Social Media Personality

Family

  • Father – Jae Yang
  • Mother – Min-Young
  • Siblings – He has 2 sisters.

Manager

He self-manages himself.

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

75kg or 165.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Eugene Lee Yang has dated –

  1. Matthew McLean (2019-Present)
Eugene Lee Yang in an Instagram post as seen in September 2019
Eugene Lee Yang in an Instagram post as seen in September 2019 (Eugene Lee Yang / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He has Korean ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Gay

Distinctive Features

  • Thick Eyebrows
  • Plump Lips
Eugene Lee Yang as seen in October 2015
Eugene Lee Yang as seen in October 2015 (Eugene Lee Yang / Instagram)

Brand Endorsements

Eugene Lee Yang has endorsed brands such as House99.

Eugene Lee Yang Favorite Things

  • Pets – Dogs

SourceInstagram

Eugene Lee Yang as seen in February 2020
Eugene Lee Yang as seen in February 2020 (Eugene Lee Yang / Instagram)

Eugene Lee Yang Facts

  1. When he was younger, he had body image issues and struggled with low self-esteem. He also suffered bullying due to his appearance, which made him even more doubtful of his worth and abilities.
  2. Before fame, he was first unsure of pursuing a career in the film industry as he doubted acquiring mainstream acceptance due to a lack of representation of Asian-American in most films.
  3. In school, he was a participative student and got himself engaged in various artistic activities including visual arts, illustration, theater, dance, and choir. His thought of giving filmmaking a try only came when a 7th-grade teacher suggested that he should consider studying filmmaking.
  4. During his time at the University of Southern California, he authored and directed 6 short films that flaunt out a wide variety of social and political topics such as mental health care, school shootings, and gay marriage.
  5. Before he rose to prominence, he had previously worked as a freelancer for producing music videos, writing, and filming commercials for 5 years.
  6. In 2013, Yang landed a job for the video brand of the internet media giant, BuzzFeed with the help of a colleague who recommended him after he realized Yang’s potential and competence in making short-format videos. There, some of his works were focused on stereotypes, body issues, and Asian-American identity.
  7. Yang was behind some of the most viewed videos on YouTube. He was the producer of the If Disney Princes Were Real which earned more than 70 million views and Women’s Ideal Body Types Throughout History which earned more than 40 million views.
  8. After receiving positive feedbacks from his early works, it opened more work opportunities and led him to create more provocative sketches such as The Try Guys which was established by BuzzFeed in 2014 alongside Ned Fulmer, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld. He was dubbed as the breakout star of The Try Guys by The New York Times.
  9. In 2019, he made a guest appearance as Theo Lorql on NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
  10. When closely working on any projects, he’s known as an advocate of equality, representation, and diversity.
  11. On March 17, 2017, Yang produced the Asian Men Re-Create Iconic Underwear Ads, taking a closer look at the theme of Asian men as s*xually inferior.
  12. On June 15, 2019, he explicitly admitted being gay after coming out as one in a music video.
  13. Yang received the Unforgettable 2015 “Male Breakout Star of the Year” on June 20, 2016, and, in October 2019, he was given the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award.

Featured Image by Eugene Lee Yang / Instagram

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