December 5, 1968
52 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm tall
63 kg | 139 lbs
7 US | 37.5 EU
Margaret Moran Cho was born in San Francisco, California, United States, on December 5, 1968, is an American actress.
Young Margaret Cho first started performing stand up comedy at the age of 16.
She made her big screen debut in romantic comedy drama film Angie (1994) in role as Admissions Nurse No. 2.
She got her television debut in VH1 documentary series Stand-Up Spotlight (1988) as a guest comedian.
Her breakthrough performance came as Margaret Kim in ABC sitcom All-American Girl (1994–1995).
She released her debut album "Cho Dependent" in 2010.
She won the An Anti-Hero Production Genre Best of Festival Award, the Georgia Shorts Film Festival Award and a End of Days Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role as Mrs. Moon in short horror Koreatown Ghost Story (2021).
Face/Off (1997) action thriller opposite John Travolta and Nicolas Cage
The Tavern (1999) drama with Cameron Dye and Nancy Ticotin
Bright (2017) urban fantasy action opposite Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace
Friendsgiving (2020) comedy drama with Malin Åkerman, Kat Dennings and Aisha Tyler
Faith Based (2020) comedy opposite Luke Barnett and David Koechner
She voiced Auntie Ling and Gretch in animated musical fantasy film Over the Moon (2020).
The Sixth Reel (2021) comedy in role as Doris, with Charles Busch and Julie Halston
Good on Paper (2021) romantic comedy in role as Margot, opposite Iliza Shlesinger and Britney Young
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Kim Jong-Il in NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2011-2012).
She was nominated for the NAMIC Vision Award for Best Performance Comedy for her role as Teri Lee in Lifetime legal comedy drama fantasy television series Drop Dead Diva (2009-2014).
She was nominated for the OFTA Television Award for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Lynne in HBO romantic comedy drama television series S*x and the City (2001) in episode "The Real Me".
Ghost Whisperer (2010) CBS supernatural series in role as Prof. Avery Grant
She co-hosted E! television series Fashion Police (2013-2017).
Good Trouble (2021) drama series in role as Margaret Cho
She voiced Morgan in animated television series Infinity Train (2021).
HBO Comedy Half-Hour (1994), for which she was nominated for the CableACE Award for Stand-Up Comedy Special
Filmed Live in Concert - I'm the One That I Want (2000)
Filmed Live in Concert - Notorious C.H.O. (2002)
CHO Revolution (2004), for which she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
Cho Dependent (2011), for which she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
Attended Lowell High School in San Francisco, California.
Graduated from McAteer High School for the Performing Art in San Francisco, California.
Studied drama at the San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California.
Has Korean and Chinese ancestry.
She won the American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic in 1994.
She published book of prose and essays "I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight" in 2005.
Published her autography "I’m the One That I Want" in 2002.
She released two studio albums:
Cho Dependent (2010)
American Myth (2016), for which she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
She released comedy albums:
Drunk with Power (1997)
Live in Houston (1998)
Live in Concert - I'm the One That I Want (2001)
Notorious C.H.O. - Live at Carnegie Hall (2002)
Live and Uncut - Beautiful (2009)
Cho Dependent - Live at the Tabernacle (2011)
She was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album for I'm the One That I Want (2001).
Good friends with Steve Harvey and Jane Lynch.
Lives in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.
She dated Scott Aukerman (1990).
She was married to artist Al Ridenour (2003-2015).