Margaret Cho who is an American, actress, comedian, author, fashion designer, as well as singer and song writer was born on 5th December 1968. She is mostly known for her stand-up comedians through which, she critiques the social as well as political problems especially those pertaining to race and sexuality. She is the native of San Francisco, California, US. As a child, she was named as Margaret Moran Cho. She is of Korean ancestry. She was grown up in racially diverse neighborhood in 1970s and 1980s. She is the daughter of Korean couple Young-Hie and Seung-Hoon Cho her father and mother ran Paperback Traffic which was the book store on the Polk Street at California Street in the San Francisco. During her school years, she was kicked out for her poor grades.

She then expressed her interest in the performance and she was auditioned as well as accepted in San Francisco School of Arts which is an area arts high school. While there, she got involved with improvisational comedy group of school along with actors Aisha Tyler and Sam Rockwell. She then appeared in numbers of television shows such as Move the Coward, The Critic, Duckman, The Nanny, One on One, Two Sisters, 30 Rock, Five Houses, Sex and the City, ‘Til Death, Drop Dead Diva, Ghost Whisperer and many more. In addition to that, Cho also began to work on her 1st self written film in late 2004. Her other filmography includes Angie, Spent, It’s My Party, Sweethearts, Face/Off, Love Is Love, 17 Again, Wedding Palace, Fish Power, Senior Project, Falling for Grace, Grocery Store, Can’t Stop Dancing, Ground Control, The Tavern, The Snake, The Immigrant, Bam Bam and Celeste, The Thin Pink Line, The Doom Generation and more.

Prior to that, Cho is also an author. She has released two book which are titled as I’m the One That I Want in 2000 and I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight in 2005. In addition to that, she released her single on iTunes in September of 2008 which was titled I Cho Am a Woman which was produced by Desmond Child. The song was featured on VH1 series. She worked on fill length album throughout the year 2010. She gone through the titles Guitarded and Banjovi before she finally set on Cho Dependent which was released on 24th August 2010. Her album was also nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Later, Showtime released the stand-up comedy special in 2011 which was entitled Margaret Cho: Cho Dependent that featured the musical performances from album. In addition to that, she directed as well as also appeared in music video on May 2010 for I Wanna Be a Bear by Pixie Herculon. She has also made her appearance in Weird Al Yankovic music video Tacky in July of 2014.

To talk about her personal life, Cho is a married woman. She is married to her husband Al Ridenour who is an artist involved in production of the Cacophony Society and Art of Bleeding. The couple got married with each other in the year 2003. Previous to that, she was in relationship with Quentin Tarantino in 1994. After her marriage, Cho was featured in Art of Bleeding performance in March of 2006. As of 2009, she is resides in the Peachtree City, Georgia.

Apart from that, she is now at the age of 46 and she stands tall at the height of five feet and five inches. She is openly bisexual. Margaret lost 30 pounds of weight in two weeks before filming the debut episode of the All-American Girl. Night after completing the filming, her kidneys got collapsed which caused her to be hospitalized. Besides that, she also got the tattoos on various parts of her body. She has founded the clothing line called High Class Cho in 2002 along with friend as well as fashion designer Ava Stander. She also joined board of the Good Vibrations in November of 2006. 


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  • Single
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