Changed her first name from Moran to Margaret at age ten
Encouraged by her parents to study voice, dance and piano
Began performing in children's theater at age 13
Auditioned for admission to San Francisco's High School of the Performing Arts by performing an Ophelia soliloquy from "Hamlet"
Began performing stand-up comedy at Rose & Thistle, a club above her parents' bookstore
Performed in the San Francisco comedy houses, The Improv and The Punchline
Moved to Los Angeles
Named West Coast Division Champion of the US College Comedy Competition
Launched her stand-up comedy career with a stint on "Star Search"
Made TV debut in the CBS short-lived spin-off, "The Golden Palace"
Appeared as one of "Six Comics in Search of a Generation" (Lifetime)
Appeared on the NBC comedy special "Bob Hope Presents the Ladies of Laughter"
Featured in the Showtime comedy special "Pair of Jokers: Margaret Cho & Bobby Collins"
Headlined the cable showcase, ""HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Margaret Cho"
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"
Made feature debut in "Angie" starring Geena Davis in the title role
Starred in the ABC sitcom, "All-American Girl," becoming the first Asian-American to have the lead role in a sitcom
Appeared in the AIDS-themed feature "It's My Party"
Appeared opposite John Travolta and Nicolas Cage in the action drama "Face/Off"
Made New York theatrical debut with the Off-Off-Broadway show "I'm the One That I Want"; filmed for release in 2000
Toured with new comedy show "The Notorious C.H.O."
Guest-starred on an episode of HBO's "Sex and the City" as a fashion show director
Released her live concert film "The Notorious C.H.O." in theaters
Received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album, for <i>Revolution</i>
Headlined (also produced) the live concert film "Margaret Cho: Assassin"
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
Hosted the summer's True Colors Tour with Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and Erasure
Returned to series TV as the star of VH1's "The Cho Show"
Appeared in the comedy "17 Again," starring Matthew Perry and Zac Efron
Co-starred opposite Brooke Elliott on the Lifetime comedy series "Drop Dead Diva"
Joined the 11th season of Dancing with the Stars" (ABC) as a contestant
Earned a Grammy nomination for her comedy album, <i>Cho Dependent</i>