Margaret Cho Biography (1968-)

Original name, Moran Cho; born December 5, 1968, in San Francisco, CA; daughter of Seung-Hoon (a bookstore owner) and Young-Hie (a bookstore owner); married Al Ridenour, June, 2003. Addresses: Agent: Stacy Mark, William Morris Agency Inc., 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, comedian, producer, writer
Birth Details
December 5, 1968
San Francisco, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Second admissions nurse, Angie, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Clerk's wife, The Doom Generation, Trimark Pictures, 1995
  • Charlene Lee, It's My Party, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996
  • Noreen, Sweethearts, 1996
  • Wanda, Face/Off, Paramount/Touchstone, 1997
  • Donna, Pink as the Day She Was Born, Globe Entertainment Network West, 1997
  • May-Ling, Fakin' Da Funk, Octillion Entertainment, 1997
  • Amanda, Ground Control (also known as Jet), Hardwork Productions, 1998
  • Voice of Lieutenant Klavin, The Rugrats Movie (animated), 1998
  • Asia Blue/Terry, The Thin Pink Line, 1998
  • JoJo, Can't Stop Dancing, PM Entertainment Group, 1999
  • Herself, Get Bruce! (documentary), Miramax, 1999
  • Carol, The Tavern, Castle Hill, 2000
  • $pent, Regent Entertainment, 2000
  • Herself, I'm the One that I Want, Cho Taussig Productions, 2000
  • Rental car agent, Nobody Knows Anything!, BCI Eclipse/Stargazer Entertainment, 2003
  • Janie, Social Grace, Off Hollywood Pictures/Alien-Nitrate Pictures/Bigfoot Partners, 2005
  • Celeste, Bam Bam and Celeste, Cho Taussig Productions, 2005
  • Also appeared in the film Behind the Revolution.
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, I'm the One that I Want, Cho Taussig Productions, 2000
  • Producer, Bam Bam and Celeste, Cho Taussig Productions, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Margaret Kim, All-American Girl (also known as An American Family), ABC, 1994-95
  • Herself, Life 360, PBS, 2001
  • Specials
  • Bob Hope Presents the Ladies of Laughter, NBC, 1992
  • Six Comics in Search of a Generation, Lifetime, 1992
  • Pair of Jokers: Margaret Cho and Bobby Collins, Showtime, 1993
  • Walt Disney World's Very Merry Christmas Parade, 1994
  • "HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Margaret Cho," ½ Hour Comedy Hour, HBO, 1994
  • The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic, ABC,1994
  • Florida host, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '95, ABC, 1994
  • Aspen Comedy Festival, Comedy Central, 1994
  • Comic Relief VII, HBO, 1995
  • Out There in Hollywood, Comedy Central, 1995
  • State of the Union: Undressed, 1996
  • Comics Come Home 3, Comedy Central, 1997
  • Comedy Central Presents the New York Friars Club Roast of Drew Carey, Comedy Central, 1998
  • Pulp Comics: Margaret Cho, Comedy Central, 1998
  • Norman Jewison on Comedy in the 20th Century: Funny Is Money, Showtime, 1999
  • Celebrity Profile: Margaret Cho, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
  • Maternity Ward: Every Stitch Counts, The Learning Channel, 2000
  • Guest, The Anna Nicole Show Holiday Special, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • Miss America, ABC, 2002
  • Notorious C.H.O., 2002
  • Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (also known as Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!--Uncensored), Comedy Central, 2003
  • Margaret Cho: Revolution, Sundance Channel, 2004
  • Margaret Cho: The Assassination Tour, Here! TV, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Star Search, 1991
  • Fong, "One Old Lady to Go," The Golden Palace, CBS, 1992
  • "Hotline," Red Shoe Diaries, Showtime, 1993
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 1994, 2004
  • Comedy Product (also known as Ground Zero), Comedy Central,1995
  • Voice of queen, "The Princess and the Pea," Happily Ever After: FairyTales for Every Child, HBO, 1995
  • Voice of Mai Lin, "In the Nam of the Father," Duckman (animated),1995
  • Caryn, "Mom's the Word," The Nanny, CBS, 1998
  • Voice, "Wisdom Teeth," Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (animated), 1999
  • Lynn Cameron, "The Real Me," Sex and the City, HBO, 2001
  • Coach, "Me & My Shadow," One on One, UPN, 2002
  • Guest, Comic Remix, 2002
  • Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003
  • Guest, The Isaac Mizrahi Show, Oxygen, 2003
  • Guest, Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, 2003
  • Guest, The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2003
  • Guest, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, 2004
  • Also appeared in episodes of Caroline's Comedy Hour; CNN Peoplein the News, Cable News Network; The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show; and The Remarkable Journey, NBC; Stand-up Spotlight, VH1. Voice of Queen Hul-Muh-Ni for "The Little Mermaid," an episode of Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, HBO; also voice of Kim for C-Bear and Jamal.
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards, TBS, 1994
  • Presenter, The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1995
  • Presenter, Screen Actors Guild Awards, NBC, 1995
  • Presenter, The 16th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1995
  • 2003 Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor, UPN, 2003
  • Other
  • Connie Tong, "Tonya: The Battle of Wounded Knee," National Lampoon's "Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 In. Woman" (movie; also known as Attack of the 5Ft. 2 In. Women), Showtime, 1994
  • Voice, The Critic (animated pilot), 1994
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Specials
  • Notorious C.H.O., 2002
  • Margaret Cho: Revolution, Sundance Channel, 2004
  • Margaret Cho: The Assassination Tour, Here! TV, 2005
  • Stage Appearances; Solo Shows
  • I'm the One That I Want, Wesbeth Theatre, New York City, 1999
  • Major Tours
  • Solo Shows
  • I'm the One That I Want, U.S. cities, 1999
  • The Notorious C.H.O., U.S. cities, 2001
  • Revolution, U.S. cities, 2003
  • State of Emergency, international cities, beginning 2004
  • Assassin, U.S. cities, 2005
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • (Contributor) The Comedians of the Year: Volume 1, Uproar, 1999
  • The Best of Colin's Sleazy Friends, Prism Leisure, 2001
  • Performer and executive producer, CHO Revolution, Cho Taussig Productions, 2004
  • Also recorded Margaret Cho: Live in Houston. Appeared as store clerk, also executive producer, director, and writer of "Grocery Store" (music video), Wellspring Media, 2002.
  • Albums
  • Margaret Cho: Drunk with Power, Uproar, 1996
  • Notorious C.H.O., Nettwerk America/EMI, 2002
  • Revolution, 2003
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Specials
  • "HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Margaret Cho," ½ Hour Comedy Hour, HBO, 1994
  • Notorious C.H.O., 2002
  • Margaret Cho: Revolution, Sundance Channel, 2004
  • Margaret Cho: The Assassination Tour, Here! TV, 2005
  • Screenplays
  • I'm the One that I Want, Cho Taussig Productions, 2000
  • Bam Bam and Celeste, Cho Taussig Productions, 2005
  • Video Scripts
  • CHO Revolution, Cho Taussig Productions, 2004
  • Books
  • I'm the One that I Want, Ballantine, 2001
  • I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight, 2005

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The television series All-American Girl (also known as An American Family), broadcast by ABC, 1994-95, was based on Cho's stand-up comedy act.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Cho, Margaret, I'm the One that I Want, Ballantine, 2001
    • Newsmakers 1995, Issue 4, Gale, 1995
    • Notable Asian Americans, Gale, 1995
    Periodicals
    • Advocate, August 24, 1993, pp. 54-55
    • Black Book, February, 2005, p. 115
    • Current Biography, October, 2000
    • Entertainment Weekly, September 16, 1994, p. 98; October 5, 2001,p. 119; August 2, 2002, p. 20
    • Genre, July, 2002, pp. 28, 30
    • Movieline, September, 2002, p. 26
    • New York Times Magazine, October 30, 1994, p. 52
    • Noodle, summer, 2002, pp. 32-37
    • People Weekly, October 10, 1994, pp. 91-92; June 12, 1995, p. 37;March 10, 2003, p. 83
    • Rosie, September, 2001, pp. 138-140, 143
    • Seventeen, October, 1994, p. 129
    • Transpacific, January-February, 1994, pp. 42-47
    Electronic
    • Margaret Cho Web Site, http://www.margaretcho.net, September 30, 2004
    Other
    • Celebrity Profile: Margaret Cho (television special), E! Entertainment Television, 1999

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