B. D. Wong is popular American actor, praised for his acting talent, which has been acknowledged with numerous movie and TV-screen awards.
Actually, there is no other American actor who has won four of most significant acting awards for a single role (in a Broadway play M. Butterfly), which included: Drama Desk Award, Tony Award, Theatre World Award and Outer Critics Circle Award, all of which were won in 1988. You probably remember him as Dr George Huang in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Dr Stuart Kim on the All-American Girl or as Father Ray Mukada on the critically well praised series Oz by HBO.
B. D. Wong was born in San Francisco, California on October 24, 1960, with full name Bradley Darryl Wong. He is a middle child in family of a Roberta Christine, who worked as a supervisor in a telephone company, and William D. Wong who worked for many years as a postal officer. He has two brothers. He is of Chinese origin, with family members who arrived to America from Hong Kong). Wong first discovered his love or acting in high school-he went to Lincoln High School in San Francisco, and acted in numerous plays in his school, before he enrolled to San Francisco State University. B. D. Wong is known for openly stating that he is homosexual.
B. D. Wong first rose to fame acting along John Lithgow in a Broadway play M. Butterfly. The play was very successful and won several awards, including few for B. D. Wong as well. His first movie role was in a movie No Big Deal in 1983. After this role came minor ones in Double Switch, Crash Course and The Karate Kid, Part II. Bigger roles came in no time, such as role of Henry Wu on a Jurassic Park and Howard Weinstein in Father of the Bride. B. D. Won wrote a memoir entitled Following Foo: the Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man.
His movie roles include: Big Deal (1983), Simon and Simon (1986), The Karate Kid, Part II (1986), Double Switch (1987), Crash Course (1988), Family Business (1989), Good Night, Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston (1990), The Freshman (1990), Mystery Date (1991), Father of the Bride (1991), The Lounge People (1992), Jurassic Park (1993), And the Band Played On (1993), The Ref (1994), Men of War (1994), Magical Make-Over (1994), Kalamazoo (1995), Dazzle (1995), Father of the Bride Part II (1995), Executive Decision (1996), Joe's Apartment (1996), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Slappy and the Stinkers (1998) , The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998), Mulan (1998), Kim Possible (2002), The Salton Sea (2002), Century City (2004), Mulan II (2004), Stay (2005), Kingdom Hearts II (2006), Falling for Grace (2007), Awake (2012) and White Frog (2012).
TV roles include: All American Girl (1994), Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995), Bless This House (1995), The X-Files (1996), Oz (1997), Chicago Hope (1999), Welcome to New York (2000), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2001-today).