Margaret Cho was born Dec. 5, 1968 and raised in San Francisco. “It was different than any other place on Earth,” she says. “I grew up and went to grammar school on Haight Street during the ’70s. There were old hippies, ex-druggies, burnouts, drag queens, and Chinese people. To say it was a melting pot – that’s the least of it. It was a really confusing, enlightening, wonderful time.” 

Racing toward adulthood as fast as she could to escape the constant bullying she endured, Margaret began writing jokes at 14 and professionally performing at age 16. Getting picked on, and not having a feeling of belonging, is a subject that’s not only near to Margaret’s heart, but something she still feels very deeply despite all of her successes.

To date Margaret Cho has starred in dozens of movies including Face/Off (with John Travolta) and 17 Again (with Zac Efron) as well as countless TV appearances including: The Cho Show, Dancing with the Stars, 30 Rock, Family Guy, Sex and the City, Hell's Kitchen, Law & Order: SVU and most recently The Masked Singer in 2019. 


Her stand-up comedy is in high demand for private corporate audiences worldwide. 

Margaret Cho Awards: 

Three-time Grammy and Emmy nominee