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BD Wong
Dr. Henry Wu
in Jurassic Park, Jurassic World
Born and raised in San Francisco, BD WONG (Dr. Wu) is the only actor ever to have received all five major New York Theater awards for a single role—namely his performance in M. Butterfly (his Broadway debut): the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Theatre World Award, the Clarence Derwent Award and the Tony Award.

Wong gained notice on HBO’s critically acclaimed series Oz as the resilient prison priest (Father Ray) for the show’s six-season run. Then, for 11 seasons on the top-rated NBC series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit he played Dr. George Huang, an FBI forensic psychiatrist and expert on the criminal mind.

Wong co-starred in the NBC series Awake, in which he played Dr. John Lee, Det. Britten’s therapist in the red reality. Other television credits include ABC’s All-American Girl (as Margaret Cho’s brother, Stuart) and HBO’s telefilms And the Band Played On and The Normal Heart, as well as guest-starring roles on Sesame Street, The X-Files, Madam Secretary, Nurse Jackie and NCIS: New Orleans. He most recently has been seen in two drastically different television roles simultaneously: as the nefarious Hugo Strange on Gotham and as the mysterious trans-female hacker Whiterose on Mr. Robot. For his work on the latter, he received Primetime Emmy, Gold Derby and Critics’ Choice Awards nominations.

Wong has appeared in more than 20 feature films including Jurassic World, Focus, The Space Between Us, Stay, The Salton Sea, Executive Decision, Seven Years in Tibet, Jurassic Park, Father of the Bride (Part I and II) and The Freshman. He can also be heard as the voice of Shang in the Walt Disney Pictures animated films Mulan and Mulan II.

Wong’s additional New York theater credits include The Tempest, A Language of Their Own, As Thousands Cheer, Shanghai Moon, and the Broadway revivals of the musicals You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures (the latter for which he received a Drama League nomination for distinguished performance). He produced and directed The Yellow Wood for NYMF and Speak Up Connie, which starred Cindy Cheung for the All For One Festival, and he co-wrote and directed Alice Chan for the La Jolla Playhouse POP Tour. He recently starred regionally in The Orphan of Zhao at La Jolla Playhouse and San Francisco’s Studio A.C.T. In addition, he has starred in five productions of the one-man musical Herringbone, a project dear to his heart. This spring he will be appearing at the Atlantic Theatre Company in The Great Leap.

Wong published his first book, “Following Foo: The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man” (Harper Entertainment), a memoir about the extremely premature birth of his son, in 2003.
Community service recognitions include those from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian AIDS Project, GLAAD, National LGBTQ Task Force, Asian American Arts Alliance, Association of Asian-Pacific American Artists, East West Players, Second Generation, Organization of Chinese Americans and APICHA. He sits on the boards of both the Actors’ Fund of America and Rosie’s Theater Kids.

Wong resides in New York City.

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