Born and raised in San Francisco, California, BD Wong is the only actor ever to have received all five major New York Theater awards for a single role. For his performance in ‘M. Butterfly,' his Broadway debut, he received the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Theater World Award, the Clarence Derwent Award, and the Tony Award.
Wong appeared in the NBC series ‘Awake,' where he played Dr. Lee, Det. Britten's psychiatrist in the "red" reality. For 11 seasons audiences watched him on the top-rated series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,' as Dr. George Huang, a forensic psychiatrist and expert on the criminal mind.
Wong gained notice as a cast regular on HBO's critically acclaimed series ‘Oz,' playing the resilient prison priest, Father Ray, for the show's five-season run. His other television credits include a starring role in ABC's ‘All-American Girl' and HBO's telefilm ‘And the Band Played On,' as well as guest-starring roles on ‘Welcome to New York,' ‘Chicago Hope,' ‘The X-Files,' ‘Bless This House,' ‘Shannon's Deal,' and the Hallmark Mini Series ‘Marco Polo.'
Wong has also appeared in more than 20 feature films, including ‘Jurassic Park,' ‘The Freshman,' ‘Father of the Bride,' ‘Father of the Bride Part II,' ‘Seven Years in Tibet,' ‘Executive Decision,' ‘The Salton Sea,' and ‘Stay.' Wong can also be heard as the voice of Shang in the Disney animated films ‘Mulan' and ‘Mulan II'. He recently completed filming the new Will Smith film, Focus.
Wong's additional New York theater credits include ‘The Tempest,' ‘A Language of Their Own,' ‘As Thousands Cheer,' the Broadway musical revival of ‘You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' and the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Stephen Sondheim's ‘Pacific Overtures,' for which he received a Drama League nomination for distinguished performance. He produced and directed ‘The Yellow Wood' for NYMF and Cindy Cheung's ‘Speak Up Connie' for the All For One festival. He recently appeared in ‘Herringbone' at The McCarter Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and the Williamstown Theater Festival. He is currently developing the new musical, ‘Heading East,' by Leon Ko and Robert Lee.
Wong published his first book, ‘Following Foo: the electronic adventures of the Chestnut Man' (Harper Entertainment), which chronicles his son Jackson's struggle for life after he was born 11 weeks premature.
Community service recognitions from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian AIDS Project, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Association of Asian-Pacific American Artists, East/West Players, Second Generation, Organization of Chinese Americans and APICHA. Board member: Actors' Fund of America, Symphony Space and Rosie's Kids.
Wong currently resides in New York City.