Margaret Cho

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From her first moment onstage with her high school improv group, Margaret Cho knew that performing was her destiny. It didn't matter if she became rich or famous-she knew that being onstage and making people laugh would make her happy. In 1994, after paying her dues in comedy clubs across the United States, Cho landed a sitcom, All-American Girl, about a rebellious daughter in a conservative Korean-American household. Though it made television history as the first sitcom to feature a mostly Asian cast, the show ...
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Overview

From her first moment onstage with her high school improv group, Margaret Cho knew that performing was her destiny. It didn't matter if she became rich or famous-she knew that being onstage and making people laugh would make her happy. In 1994, after paying her dues in comedy clubs across the United States, Cho landed a sitcom, All-American Girl, about a rebellious daughter in a conservative Korean-American household. Though it made television history as the first sitcom to feature a mostly Asian cast, the show was short-lived, and its failure hit Cho hard. In her early twenties, she struggled with low self-esteem, and drug and alcohol addiction. Ultimately, Cho rebuilt her confidence and decided to use her comedy as a cathartic vehicle to help others. Since then she has launched several popular comedy tours, written books, built a huge fan base, and has become, in the words of the Washington Post, "the patron saint of anyone who has ever felt like an outsider."
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  • ISBN-13: 9780791092750
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Series: Asian Americans of Achievement Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Reason for Being     7
Outsider in a City of Outsiders     14
On the Road     25
Margaret Cho, Television Star     35
Bouncing Back     49
Patron Saint of Outsiders     56
Woman on a Mission     72
Healthy Body, Mind, and Soul     84
Filmography     92
Chronology     95
Timeline     96
Glossary     100
Bibliography     101
Further Reading     105
Index     110
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