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Shelby Chong on February 2010
|Birth name||Shelby Fiddis|
February 1, 1948 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, television, film|
|Spouse||Tommy Chong (1975–present)|
|Children||Paris, Gilbran, Precious, and Marcus Chong|
Shelby Chong (née Fiddis; born February 1, 1948) is an American comedian, producer, and actress. She was the executive producer of Best Buds (2003) and the associate producer of four Cheech & Chong films. She is the wife of comedian and actor Tommy Chong.
Interested in acting and comedy, she started performing in local clubs as a stand-up comedian.
Shelby Chong acted in Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980), Nice Dreams (1981) and Things Are Tough All Over (1982). She was associate producer for Still Smokin' (1983) and Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984). Her notable acting roles include "Nancy Reynolds" in Sandman (1993).
Shelby Chong performed as Tommy's opening act at his comedy shows from 1996–2000, when she became his comedy partner. Since Cheech and Chong's reunion in 2008, Shelby performed as their opening act at sold-out comedy shows on their cross-country tour.
In 1975 in Los Angeles, Fiddis married Canadian actor and comedian Tommy Chong, becoming his second wife. They adopted Marcus Wyatt (b. 1967) in 1978. They have three children together: Paris (b. 1974), Gilbran (b. 1981), and Precious Chong. Tommy Chong also has two daughters from his first marriage.
Marcus took the surname of his adoptive parents and siblings when he turned eighteen. He and three of his sisters have each pursued acting careers, and his two brothers have acted in occasional family movie productions.
- Shelby Chong at the Internet Movie Database
- Miriam Valle, "Shelby Chong: Tommy Chong's Wife is Helping Cancer Battle", 10 June 2010, Daily Entertainment website