1960-10-24

B.D. WONG, American actor, born; A fourth generation Chinese-American, B.D. Wong made his Broadway debut in 1988 in M. Butterfly, for which he became and remains the only actor to win the five major theater prizes for the same role. But it was not enough to convince David Cronenberg to cast him in the movie version five years later, when he chose John Lone instead. Wong starred with Margaret Cho in her much praised, quickly canceled series All American Girl, then played a priest on Oz, and Dr. George Huang, a psychiatrist, on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He and his former partner Richie Jackson, an agent (who married producer Jordan Roth in 2012) are parents of a son named Foo, the surviving one of two twins born extremely prematurely. Wong wrote a book about the experience called Following Foo.