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B.D. Wong

Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Wong is the only actor ever to have received all five major New York theater awards for a single role. For his performance in M. Butterfly, his Broadway debut, he received the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Theater World Award, and the Clarence Derwent Award. Additional New York theater credits include The Tempest, A Language of Their Own, As Thousands Cheer, and the Broadway musical revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown in a critically acclaimed performance as Linus. This season, Wong will star in the Roundabout Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim's PACIFIC OVERTURES.

Wong gained notice as a cast regular on HBO's critically acclaimed series Oz, playing the resilient prison priest Father Ray for the show's five-season run. His other television credits include a starring role in the network series All-American Girl, HBO's telefilm And the Band Played On, as well as guest-starring roles on Welcome to New York, Chicago Hope, The X-Files, Bless This House and Shannon's Deal.

Wong has also appeared in more than 20 feature films, including Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, The Freshman opposite Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick, Father of the Bride (the original and sequel), Seven Years in Tibet, Executive Decision, and most recently The Salton Sea starring Val Kilmer and Vincent D'Onofrio. Wong can also be heard as the voice of Shang in the Disney animated film Mulan and the upcoming sequel Mulan II. He will soon be seen in Marc Forster's STAY starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.

Wong recently published his first book Following Foo: (the electronic adventures of the Chestnut Man) (Harper Entertainment), which chronicles his son Jackson's struggle for life after he was born 11 weeks premature.

Wong just completed directing his first feature film, SOCIAL GRACE, starring Gale Harold, Roger Rees, Christine Baranski, Faye Ann Lee and former SVU cast member Stephanie March.

Wong currently resides in New York City.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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B.D. Wong Facts

Birth NameBradley Darryl Wong
BirthdayOctober 24, 1962 (60)
BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is B.D. Wong compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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