Margaret Cho is an American comedienne, fashion designer and actress known for her stage performances, recordings and concert movies.
On television she is best known for her starring role as Teri Lee on the comedy-drama television fantasy series Drop Dead Diva, from 2009-2014.
Cho burst onto the scene in 1994 with her sitcom All-American Girl. In 1999, she chronicled her legendary struggles with network executives over her weight and ethnicity into a one-woman show, I'm The One That I Want, praised by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Great Performances of the Year.
In her following standup concert tours and films, Notorious C.H.O., Revolution, Assassin and Beautiful, Cho tackled the axis of evil, organised religion, homophobia, revolutionising one's self-esteem, the joy of bodily functions and her now world-famous mother.
She has been honoured by the ACLU of Southern California, the National Organization for Women (NOW), GLAAD, the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), and PFLAG for making a significant difference in promoting equal rights for all, regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identity.