Currently alive, at 50 years of age.
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1868 – Margaret Cho was born on the 5th of December and raised in San Francisco. Her grandfather was a Methodist minister who ran an orphanage in Seoul during the Korean War.
1984 – Cho started performing stand-up at age 16 in a comedy club above the bookstore her parents ran. Soon after, she won a comedy contest where first prize was opening for Jerry Seinfeld.
1988 – Graduated from McAteer High School for the Performing Arts, San Francisco, California.
1990 – She moved to Los Angeles and hit the college circuit, where she immediately became the most booked act in the market and garnered a nomination for Campus Comedian of the Year.
1994 – She performed over 300 concerts within 2 years and subsequently won the American Comedy Award for Female Comedian.
1999 – She’s hugely successful Off-Broadway show, I’m The One That I Want, toured the country, was made into a hit movie and became a bestselling book. Her following show, The Notorious C.H.O., also became a successful movie. She is currently on tour in her latest show, Revolution.