Eugene Lee Yang is an America YouTuber and social media personality who is known for his filmmaking skills and his unfiltered views about the evils that prevail in American society. He is also a writer, producer, and filmmaker.
Eugene Lee Yang was born on January 18, 1986, in Pflugerville, Texas, USA. He is of Korean descent. Yang is very attached to his parents, Min Young and Jae Yang and his two sisters, Christie and Whitney Yang.
Yang graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree. During his time at the University of Southern California, he wrote and directed six films. He graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in cinema production degree.
After graduating from university, he did freelance work and produced music videos and also wrote and filmed commercials. Moreover, he did freelance work for around five years.
After that, in 2013, he then started working for the video branch of the internet media company, Buzzfeed.
At BuzzFeed, he was given control over experimental video productions and was given the chance to explore new modes of storytelling.
He then became quite popular with his work at BuzzFeed.
His video ‘If Disney Princes Were Real’ garner over 70 million views, whereas his other video, ‘Women’s Ideal Body Types Throughout History’ gained over 40 million views. He has been advocating equality, representation, and diversity in all his projects, and helped in tackling the racial issues surrounding Asian-American identity.
Lee Yang has become one of the most-recognized and influential social media and internet personality. He also produced ‘Asian Men Re-Create Iconic Underwear’ Ads in March of 2017 where he cast Asian male models. As the only queer member among the cast of ‘The Try Guys’, Lee has produced several popular LGBTQ-themed videos.
The New York Times announced him as the breakout star of ‘The Try Guys’. He also hosted BuzzFeed’s Queer Prom five-part video series. They left BuzzFeed in June of 2018 and established their own company, ‘2nd Try LLC’.
On TV, he made a guest appearance in an episode on the popular NBC sitcom, ‘Brooklyn 99’ in 2019.
He has an estimated net worth of around $700k.
Yang came out as gay in June 2019. However, not much is known about his personal life other than that. He has not revealed his dating history to the public. Currently, he seems to be single.
He stands at a height of 6 feet. He has brown eyes and black-colored hair.
He is very active on social media sites and quiet popular, too. He has around 2.1 million followers on Instagram. Similarly, his Twitter account has around 598k followers and his Facebook has around 688k followers.