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John Cho

John Cho first started catching people's attention in the 1999 breakthrough hit comedy American Pie in which he popularized the slang term MILF. Next, he achieved near-household name status starring as Harold Lee in the cult comedy Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle for New Line Cinema. As one of today's most exciting actors, Cho continues to deliver compelling performances in comedy and drama.

Cho is currently in production on J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Trek movie where he plays Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu. Star Trek is set for release in May 2009 through Paramount Pictures.

Cho has appeared in numerous films, including the Weitz Bros' American Dreamz, starring alongside Willem Dafoe and Hugh Grant, Margaret Cho's feature comedy, Better Luck Tomorrow, the American Pie series, Pavilion of Women, Steven Soderbergh's Solaris and 2000's Best Picture Oscar winner American Beauty. In addition to numerous guest roles on television, he was a series regular on the Weitz Bros' Off Centre for the WB and had a recurring role on last season's Kitchen Confidential for FOX.

Born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Los Angeles, California, Cho began acting while studying English literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He toured with his first show, an adaptation of the renowned memoir by Maxine Kingston, The Woman Warrior, across the country. Other stage roles include Laertes in Singapore Repertory Theater's production of Hamlet, and a variety of shows for East West Players. Cho resides in Los Angeles and is the lead singer for the band Left of Zed.

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John Cho Facts

BirthdayJune 16, 1972 (50)
BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is John Cho compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Star Trek Beyond
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
In Search of Balance
Star Trek
Star Trek Into Darkness
American Pie
Meet Dave
Wag The Dog
Identity Thief
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