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Margaret Cho

Highest Rated:   92% Face/Off (1997)
Lowest Rated:   0% One Missed Call (2008)
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A self-described "Korean-American fag-hag, s**t-starter, girl comic, trash talker," Margaret Cho is nothing if not straightforward, and this forthright approach to her material made her one of the more compulsively entertaining -- and startling -- comedians to gain an audience in the 1990s. The daughter of Korean immigrants, Cho was born in San Francisco on December 5, 1968. Partially raised by her parents, who owned a bookstore, and partially raised by a motley crew of gay men and drag queens, Cho's upbringing in the city's Haight district made for a colorful childhood and adolescence. She began doing standup at 16, performing in a comedy club above her parents' store. A short time later, she won a comedy contest, first prize being the chance to open for Jerry Seinfeld. After moving to Los Angeles in the early '90s, Cho found her audience growing, and, after appearing on shows hosted by Arsenio Hall and Bob Hope and winning the 1994 American Comedy Award for Female Comedian, she was approached to be the star of her own sitcom, CBS' All-American Girl. Billed by the network as a ground-breaking show thanks to its status as the first network series about Asian-Americans, All-American Girl proved to be controversial, attacked by some for not being Asian enough even as others criticized it for being too Asian. For her part, Cho found herself in the center of the controversy, and the pressures surrounding her -- many of which were manifested in the network's orders to her to lose weight -- lent themselves to the comedian's addiction to diet pills and alcohol, a struggle she would later detail in her one-woman show I'm the One That I Want. Following the short-lived sitcom's cancellation, Cho continued to deal with drug and alcohol problems. She eventually kicked her addictions and became visible again, appearing in supporting roles in films ranging from The Doom Generation (1995) to John Woo's Face/Off (1997) and performing sold-out shows across the country.In the late '90s, Cho used her experiences with All-American Girl as the basis for her off-Broadway show I'm the One That I Want. The show became a huge success among critics and audiences alike, and subsequently toured the U.S. for over two years. In 2000 it was adapted for the screen; that same year Cho kept busy with a number of other projects, including Spent, an independent drama about addiction and dysfunction among a group of twenty-somethings. Cho continued to work as a stand-up comic throughout the 2000s, and in 2007 voiced a character in Rick and Steve, a short lived animated series. In 2010, Cho participated in the 11th season of dancing with the stars.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Bright
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Hurricane Bianca
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Robin Williams: Behind Closed Doors
  • Actor
2016
84% Call Me Lucky
  • Actor
2015
84% Do I Sound Gay?
  • Actor
$88.2k 2015
No Score Yet Tooken
  • Brown Finger
2015
No Score Yet Senior Project
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Margaret Cho: PsyCHO
  • Actor
2015
33% Wedding Palace
  • The Shaman
2013
No Score Yet Amelia's 25th
  • Babs
2013
No Score Yet Keep The Promise: The Global Fight Against Aids
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Sexing The Transman
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Cho Dependent
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet I Am Comic
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Snake
  • The Expert
2009
No Score Yet Margaret Cho: Beautiful
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
2009
0% One Missed Call
  • Mickey Lee
$26.9M 2008
No Score Yet Bam Bam and Celeste
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Celeste/Mommy
2007
No Score Yet Falling for Grace
  • Janie
2007
No Score Yet The List
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Phone Sex
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet My Name is Jackie Beat
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The A.C.L.U. Freedom Files
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Gay Games VII
  • Actor
2006
38% Margaret Cho: Assassin
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
2005
No Score Yet Wisecrack
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Margaret Cho - Revolution
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Richard Pryor - I Ain't Dead Yet #%$#@!! Uncensored
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Funny Ladies
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Nobody Knows Anything
  • Actor
2003
84% Margaret Cho - Notorious C.H.O.
  • Actor
$0.9M 2002
No Score Yet Notorious C.H.O.
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Spent
  • Travel Agent
2000
No Score Yet Paul McCartney & Friends: The PETA Concert for Party Animals
  • Actor
2000
59% I'm the One That I Want
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2000
60% The Tavern
  • Carol
1999
71% Get Bruce
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Drew Carey
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Ground Control
  • Amanda
1998
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Actor
1997
92% Face/Off
  • Wanda
1997
No Score Yet Fakin' Da Funk
  • May-Ling
1997
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Noreen
1997
47% It's My Party
  • Charlene Lee
1996
47% The Doom Generation
  • Clerk's Wife
1995
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries: Hotline
  • Actor
1994
40% Angie
  • 2nd Admissions Nurse
1994
75% The Mosquito Coast
  • Verny
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Talk Show the Game Show
2017
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
  • Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
79% Chelsea Does
2016
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2003
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
  • Appearing
  • 2015
7% Dr. Ken
2015
  • Dr. Wendi
  • 2015
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet World's Funniest Fails
2015
  • Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sullivan & Son
2012-2014
  • Jenny
  • 2014
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Teri Lee
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
2012-2013
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Kim Jong-Il Kim Jong-il
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Professor Avery Grant
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Actor
  • Reality cast member
  • Appearing
  • 2010
  • 2006
No Score Yet 'Til Death
2006-2010
  • Nicole
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Lost Room
2006
  • Suzie Kang
  • 2006
No Score Yet Art in the Twenty-First Century
2001-2016
  • Host
  • Appearing
  • 2003
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Guest
  • 2000

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