B. D. Wong Bio, wiki, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Family.
B. D. Wong is a Chinese-American actor who has been working in the profession since 1983. He is based in Los Angeles, California. Wong is well known for his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly, for which he received numerous accolades and awards. He’s also recognized for his roles in TV shows such as Law & Order, OZ, and the Jurassic Park franchise.
B. D. Wong’s Childhood and Education
On October 24, 1960, B. D. Wong was born Bradley Darryl Wong to William D. Wong and Roberta Christine. With an elder and younger brother, he grew up in San Francisco, California. Wong’s ancestors are of Chinese ethnicity and hail from Hong Kong.
Wong received his education in California while attending Lincoln High School, where he discovered his passion for acting and participated in numerous school productions. He subsequently went on to San Francisco State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree.
The career of B. D. Wong
In 1983, Wong had his television debut in the film No Big Deal, and in 1986, he made his film debut in The Karate Youngster Part II, playing a street kid. Since then, he has appeared in several films and television series, including Family Business, Jurassic Park, Ref, Men of War, Seven Years in Tibet, The Salton Sea, Mulan, Stay, White Frog, Focus, and others, as well as entertaining television audiences in Simon and Simon, Crash Course, All American Girl, The X-Files, Oz, Marco Polo, Awake, Mr. Robot, and others.
His most recent film efforts include The Space Between Us and Jurrasic World: the Fallen Kingdom, both of which were released in 2017 and 2018. In 2017, he appeared in the American anime series Duck Tales as Toad LIU Hai. Seven Years in Tibet was one of his numerous films that received critical acclaim, and his part in Mr. Robot got him a Critics Choice Television Award nomination and an Emmy for outstanding guest actor in a drama series.
Wong has also wowed audiences with his acting in stage productions such as M. Butterfly, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pacific Overtures, and Herringbone. He made his stage debut as Song Liling in David Henry Hwang’s highly acclaimed and award-winning play M. Butterfly, which ran from 1988 to 1990. He’s also made an appearance in action video games such as Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+, and Lego Jurassic World.
Awards and Honors for B. D. Wong
Wong earned several prizes for his performance in M. Butterfly, a stage drama. He received Tony Award nominations for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Outstanding Debut Performance, and Theatre World Award nominations for Most Promising and Male Performer.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for Shanghai Moon in 2003, and he won the GLAAD Media Award that same year. In 2013, he won The No Name Painting Association’s Best Shorts Competition for voice-over talent after ten years, and he was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award and Primetime Emmy Award for Mr. Robot in the categories of Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2016 and 2017.
B. D. Wong’s Salary
B. D. Wong’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million. He made his riches by appearing in films, television shows, and stage productions. Jurassic World grossed $528.8 million at the box office, whereas The Space Between Us, Focus, Stay, and Jurassic Park grossed $7.9 million, $503 million, $3.4 million, and $45.3 million at the box office, respectively. With the paycheque he received from being cast in “Law and Order,” he purchased a 2,900 square foot apartment in 2005 for $1.25 million. On East Fourth Street, the apartment was illuminated by a ground-floor loft and a subterranean bedroom. He bought the house from William Sofield, an architect. He later listed the apartment for $3.25 million as per the arrangement.
In 2016, Wong paid 1.5 million for a townhouse in Brooklyn with a bright and white interior and an underground bedroom.
Personal Life of B. D. Wong
Wong had been dating talent agent Richie Jackson since 1988, and the two had been together for 16 years before splitting up in 2004. On May 28, 2000, she gave birth to newborn twins Boaz Dov and Jackson Foo Wong, who was born three months early thanks to a surrogate, his wife Jackson’s sister. Boaz Dov, one of his twin babies, died 90 minutes after birth from twin to twin transfusion syndrome, leaving them with only one child, Jackson Foo Wong, who is now a healthy child but struggled with health issues as an infant. The couple split up four years after their child was born, citing the collateral trauma that comes with losing a child as the reason.
After that, Richie married producer Jordan Roth and they had joint custody of their only kid. Wong learned to cook to provide a better life for his son, and he furnished his flat in his son’s likeness. Wong organized a group of powerful individuals at his home, and Jackson enjoyed his time with them and got along well with them. He talked about his journey as a dad and his relationship with former partner Richie Jackson in his biography ” Following Foo: The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man.”
|Date of Birth:||1960, October-24|
|Age:||61 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 4 Inch|
|Name||B. D. Wong|
|Birth Name||Bradley Darryl Wong|
|Father||William D. Wong|
|Mother||Roberta Christine Leong|
|Birth Place/City||San Francisco|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Weight in KG||55|
|Awards||Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theatre World Award|