BD Wong

BD Wong (“Mr. Young”): For his role in the Broadway production of M. Butterfly (1988), talented stage and screen actor B.D. Wong is the only actor ever to be honored with a Tony, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Clarence Derwent Award, and a Theater World Award for a single performance. Proving equally adept onscreen, Wong’s memorable early roles in The Freshman (1990) and Father of the Bride (1991) found him simultaneously attempting to break out of the Asian-American cinema stereotype while seeking out roles that would expand his dramatic capabilities. Following much critical acclaim, Wong gained onscreen momentum with roles in Jurassic Park (1993) and the HBO AIDS-drama And the Band Played On (1993). In his constant search to portray original and diverse characters, Wong had a recurring role as “Father Ray Makuda” on the HBO series Oz. Subsequent performances included roles in Seven Years in Tibet (1997), voice work in the animated Disney film Mulan (1998), and the crime thriller The Salton Sea (2002). He has now become most recognizable for his recurring role on Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit as “Dr. George Huang.” BD is openly gay himself and is very active in the LGBT and Asian-American communities.

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