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Margaret Cho Fast Facts:
Parents emigrated from Korea to the Polk-Haight area of San Francisco in 1964.
Began stand-up at age 16 in a comedy club named The Rose & Thistle which was located above a bookstore run by her parents.
Won the 1991 U.S. College Comedy Competition, West Coast Division which offered opening for Jerry Seinfeld as the first prize.
Won the 1994 American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic.
Starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom
Performed in the one-woman Off-Broadway show
I'm the One That I Want
that chronicled her experiences on the ill-fated sitcom.
Received GLAAD's first Golden Gate Award in 2000 honoring her as "an entertainment pioneer who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."
Margaret Cho Relationships:
Young Hie Cho - Mother
Al Ridenour - Husband
Seung Hoon Cho - Father
Hahn Cho - Brother
Margaret Cho Awards:
2012 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
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