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Born: December 5, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1979:
Changed her first name from Moran to Margaret at age ten
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Encouraged by her parents to study voice, dance and piano
1981:
Began performing in children's theater at age 13
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Auditioned for admission to San Francisco's High School of the Performing Arts by performing an Ophelia soliloquy from "Hamlet"
1989:
Began performing stand-up comedy at Rose & Thistle, a club above her parents' bookstore
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Performed in the San Francisco comedy houses, The Improv and The Punchline
1991:
Moved to Los Angeles
1991:
Named West Coast Division Champion of the US College Comedy Competition
1991:
Launched her stand-up comedy career with a stint on "Star Search"
1992:
Made TV debut in the CBS short-lived spin-off, "The Golden Palace"
1992:
Appeared as one of "Six Comics in Search of a Generation" (Lifetime)
1992:
Appeared on the NBC comedy special "Bob Hope Presents the Ladies of Laughter"
1993:
Featured in the Showtime comedy special "Pair of Jokers: Margaret Cho & Bobby Collins"
1994:
Headlined the cable showcase, ""HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Margaret Cho"
1994:
Spoofed CBS news anchor Connie Chung on "Tonya: The Battle of Wounded Knee," a segment of the Julie Brown special, "Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women"
1994:
Made feature debut in "Angie" starring Geena Davis in the title role
1994:
Starred in the ABC sitcom, "All-American Girl," becoming the first Asian-American to have the lead role in a sitcom
1996:
Appeared in the AIDS-themed feature "It's My Party"
1997:
Appeared opposite John Travolta and Nicolas Cage in the action drama "Face/Off"
1999:
Made New York theatrical debut with the Off-Off-Broadway show "I'm the One That I Want"; filmed for release in 2000
2001:
Toured with new comedy show "The Notorious C.H.O."
2001:
Guest-starred on an episode of HBO's "Sex and the City" as a fashion show director
2002:
Released her live concert film "The Notorious C.H.O." in theaters
2003:
Received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album, for <i>Revolution</i>
2005:
Headlined (also produced) the live concert film "Margaret Cho: Assassin"
2005:
Wrote first feature, the low-budget comedy "Bam Bam and Celeste"; shared writing credit with with friend and co-touring act Bruce Daniels; film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival
2007:
Hosted the summer's True Colors Tour with Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and Erasure
2008:
Returned to series TV as the star of VH1's "The Cho Show"
2009:
Appeared in the comedy "17 Again," starring Matthew Perry and Zac Efron
2009:
Co-starred opposite Brooke Elliott on the Lifetime comedy series "Drop Dead Diva"
2010:
Joined the 11th season of Dancing with the Stars" (ABC) as a contestant
2010:
Earned a Grammy nomination for her comedy album, <i>Cho Dependent</i>

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