B. D. Wong is a Chinese-American actor based in Los Angeles, California and is active in the industry since 1983. Wong is known for his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly for which he was honored and awarded with many huge titles. He is also well known for his role in TV series like Law & Order, OZ and for being cast in the Jura s sic Franchise.
Early Life And Education Of B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong was born Bradley Darryl Wong to parents William D. Wong and Roberta Christine on October 24, 1960. He was born and raised in San Francisco, California with an older and younger brother. Wong's family is of Chinese descent and they are originally from Hongkong.
Wong did his schooling from California whilst attending Lincoln High School where he realized his interest in acting and took part in many school plays. He then enrolled at San Francisco State University and graduated with a Bachelor degree.
B. D. Wong's Career
Wong debuted in the Television industry in 1983 with a TV film named No Big Deal and entered in the film world with a role of a street kid in The Karate Kid Part II in 1986. He has done several movies and TV series since then including movies like Family Business, The Freshman, Jura s sic Park, Ref, Men of War, Seven years in Tibet, The Salton Sea, Mulan, Stay, White Frog, Focus and so on and has entertained the TV audience with his performance in Simon and Simon, Crash Course, All American Girl, The X-Files, Oz, Marco Polo, Awake, Mr. Robot and many more.
His recent movie projects include The Space between us and Jurrasic World: the Fallen Kingdom released in 2017 & 2018 respectively. In 2017 he played the role of Toad LIU Hai in an American animated series called Duck Tales. Among his many movies, Seven Years in Tibet was critically acclaimed and his role in the movie Mr. Robot earned him a nomination for a Critics Choice Television Award and even won him an Emmy for outstanding guest actor in a drama series.
Wong has also blown the audiences away with his performance in theatre plays by doing theatre like M. Butterfly, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pacific Overtures, and Herringbone. He entered in the theatre world by playing Song Liling in the 1988-1990's highly honored and Award-winning play by David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly. He has also done his part in the game world by featuring in action video games like Kingdom Heart II, Kingdom Heart II: Final Mix+ and Lego Jura s sic World.
B. D. Wong's Awards And Honors
Wong won several awards for his role in the theatre drama play, M. Butterfly. He won Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a play, won Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Debut Performance and finally won Theatre World Award for Most Promising and Male Performer.
In 2003, he was nominated for outstanding featured actor in a play for Shanghai Moon and won GLAAD Media Award the same year. After 10 years in 2013, he won Best Shorts Competition for voice-over talent in The No Name Painting Association and was nominated in 2016 & 2017 for Mr. Robot as Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for the title Critics' Choice Television Award and Primetime Emmy Awards.
B. D. Wong's Net Worth
B. D. Wong has a growing net worth of $8 million. He earned his fortune by being cast in movies, TV series and theatre plays. His movies, Jura s sic World earned $528.8 million at the box office while his other movies, The Space between us, Focus, Stay and Jura s sic Park, earned a box office collection of $7.9million, $503 million, $3.4 million and $45.3 million respectively.
He bought a 2,900 square foot apartment in 2005 which cost a whopping $1.25 million with the paycheque he received by being cast in "Law and Order". The apartment was lit with a ground-floor loft and a subterranean bedroom on East Fourth Street. He bought the house from architect William Sofield. He later kept the apartment for sale for $3.25 million as per contract.
Wong in 2016 bought a townhouse for 1.5 million in Brooklyn which has a bright and white place having a subterranean bedroom.
B. D. Wong's Personal Life
Wong dated talent agent Richie Jackson since 1988 and was together for 16 years until they separated in 2004. She gave birth to baby twins Boaz Dov and Jackson Foo Wong on May 28, 2000, who was born three months prematurely, with the help of a surrogate who was his wife Jackson's sister. One of his twin baby Boaz Dov died 90 min after birth reason being said the twin to twin transfusion syndrome, leaving them with only one child, Jackson Foo Wong who is a healthy child now but battled with health crisis as an infant. The couple separated 4 years after the birth of their child, the reason being the collateral damage after losing a child.
Richie married producer Jordan Roth afterward and shared joint custody of their only child. Wong to make a better life for his son learned cooking and decorated the apartment in the likeness of his child. Wong gathered some influential people around at his house and Jackson used to have a good time with them and jelled well with them. Wong even published a memoir book " Following Foo: The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man" where he wrote about his journey as a parent and his relationship with former partner Richie Jackson.
B. D. Wong gives interview relating his appearance in Jura s sic World 2015.
by ab-kalsang, 31 May, 2018