B.D. Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in "M. Butterfly." He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the television series "All-American Girl" (1994), and has made guest appearances on "Sesame Street" (1969) and "The X-Files" (1993). He was in the off-Broadway musical revival of "As Thousands Cheer" and followed with a critically acclaimed performance as "Linus" in the revival of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," returned to SVU, and is now starring in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Pacific Overtures."IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Dicker
May 2003: published "Following Foo: the Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man", a memoir detailing the journey that he and longtime life partner, Richie Jackson, made towards parenthood with the assistance of a surrogate mother.
He and his partner welcomed their son, Jackson Foo Wong, on 28 May, 2000.
Chose to go by his initials while playing his breakthrough role, M. Butterfly. The title character's gender is ambiguous, and he decided that using his initials instead of his full name would make it difficult to guess whether he was a man or a woman, thus adding to the androgyny of the character he was playing.
Won Broadway's 1988 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for creating the role of Song Liling in "M. Butterfly."
Nominated for the 1989 Helen Hayes Award for his work in "M. Butterfly" (Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production).
His former partner is Richie Jackson
Graduated from San Francisco State University.
In 1999, Wong and his then-partner, Richie Jackson, hired a surrogate mother to bear their child. Wong provided the sperm and Jackson's sister provided the ovum. The mother gave birth to a set of male twins on May 28, 2000. One, Boaz Dov Wong, died at birth as a result of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome; the other, Jackson Foo Wong, was adopted by the couple. The couple later broke up; however, they still share joint custody of Jackson Foo. Wong later wrote a book about the experience entitled "Following Foo: the Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man".
Chosen by Goldsea Asian American Daily as one of the "100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time".
"It is always, always, always one of the harder things to do for me. I remain on "SVU" because it is an incredible opportunity. It affords me also the additional opportunity of doing [stage work]. I am really grateful for the opportunity to do that because it's pretty rare I think, and I also choose to live in New York, and it's been really great that way." When asked about balancing TV work with stage work.
(December 2004) Starring on Broadway in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Pacific Overtures".
(August 2009) Starring in the La Jolla Playhouse's production of "Herringbone". He plays 11 roles in this one-man show. Actor/director Roger Rees directs.
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