Dr. John Lee
Tony Award winner BD Wong plays Dr. Lee, one of the therapists helping Detective Michael Britton (Jason Isaacs) unravel his two worlds in NBC's "Awake."
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Wong is the only actor ever to have received all five major New York Theater awards for a single role. For his performance in "M. Butterfly," his Broadway debut, he received the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Theater World Award, the Clarence Derwent Award and a Tony Award.
Wong appeared on the top-rated series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" for 11 seasons where he played Dr. George Huang, a forensic psychiatrist and expert on the criminal mind.
Additionally, Wong gained notice as a cast regular on HBO's critically acclaimed series "Oz," playing the resilient prison priest, Father Ray, for the show's five-season run. His other television credits include a starring role in "All-American Girl" and HBO's telefilm "And the Band Played On," as well as guest-starring roles in "Welcome to New York," "Chicago Hope," "The X-Files," "Bless This House," "Shannon's Deal" and the Hallmark miniseries, "Marco Polo."
Wong has also appeared in more than 20 feature films, including "Jurassic Park," "The Freshman," "Father of the Bride" (1 & 2), "Seven Years in Tibet," "Executive Decision," "The Salton Sea" and "Stay." Wong can also be heard as the voice of Shang in the Disney animated films "Mulan" and "Mulan II."
Wong's additional New York theater credits include "The Tempest," "A Language of Their Own," and "As Thousands Cheer." He gained accolades in the Broadway musical revival of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" in a critically acclaimed performance as Linus, and in the Roundabout Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim's "Pacific Overtures," for which he received a Drama League nomination for distinguished performance. He produced and directed "The Yellow Wood" for NYMF, and recently appeared in "Herringbone" at The McCarter Theatre and the La Jolla Playhouse.
Wong resides in New York City.