ack in 1994 comic Margaret Cho was hailed as the star of the first network TV show built around an Asian American family. When All-American Girl was cancelled during its first season, Cho's career went into a tailspin. It took four years to shake off the failure of Margaret Cho Lite and build the bigger, better full-strength version. It was worth the wait. In 1999 Cho took her one-woman show I'm the One I Want on the road. Its success laid the foundation for a mini-conglomerate fueled by the wellspring of laughter Cho manages to tap at the many absurdities of American society.
Cho's four one-woman shows have been critically acclaimed and turned into films. She's now in the midst of a 26-city concert tour of her "Assassin" show and recently wrapped principal photography on Bam Bam and Celeste, her first narrative feature project. She has been honored by the National Organization for Women (NOW), GLAAD, Lambda Legal, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).
Margaret Cho has gone beyond speaking for the Asian American or gay and lesbiain perspectives. Today she is recognized as one of America's most penetrating and relevant voices. Her success inspires all Asian Americans to reject the limited roles assigned by the mainstream media and to grow as big as our talents allow.