Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Birthday B. D. Wong

Born on this day in 1960, Bradley Darryl Wong is a talented actor and writer, whose breakthrough Broadway role in M. Butterfly opposite John Lithgow was showered with honours: the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Clarence Derwent Award, and the Theatre World Award - an unprecedented feat.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketB. D. Wong currently appears as Dr. George Huang on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; previously he appeared as Father Ray Mukada on Oz. He also played Linus (my favourite character) in the 1999 Broadway revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

In 2003 Wong wrote a memoir entitled Following Foo: the Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man, which concerned the tribulations involved in surrogate parenting when he and his partner Richie Jackson had their son Jackson Foo*.

That same year he was also given a GLAAD Award, which almost never go to gay people, since GLAAD's job is kissing up to straights. Not that I'm bitter.

*Jackson Foo Wong had a twin brother named Boaz Dov, who died 90 minutes after he was born; the pair were conceived using Wong's sperm and an egg from Jackson's sister, then carried via a surrogate mother.
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