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Michelle Yeoh

Actress / Model (person) / Film Actress | * 08/06/1962 (61) | Ipoh, Perak (Malaysia)
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Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng ( YOH; born Yeoh Choo Kheng; simplified Chinese: 杨紫琼; traditional Chinese: 楊紫瓊; 6 August 1962) is a Malaysian actress. Credited as Michelle Khan in her early films in Hong Kong, she rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s after starring in Hong Kong action films where she performed her own stunts. These roles include Yes, Madam (1985); Magnificent Warriors (1987); Police Story 3: Supercop (1992); The Heroic Trio (1993); Holy Weapon (1993); and Tai Chi Master (1993). After moving to the United States, Yeoh gained international recognition for starring in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and in Ang Lee's martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), the latter for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Her Hollywood career progressed with roles in ()
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Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng (born Yeoh Choo Kheng; 6 August 1962) is a Malaysian actress. Credited as Michelle Khan in her early films in Hong Kong, she rose to fame in the 1990s after starring in a series of Hong Kong action films where she performed her own stunts, such as Yes, Madam (1985), Magnificent Warriors (1987), Police Story 3: Supercop (1992), The Heroic Trio (1993), and Holy Weapon (1993).After moving to the United States, Yeoh gained recognition for starring in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and in Ang Lee's martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. For her role as an overwhelmed mother navigating the multiverse in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first Asian woman to win the award. Yeoh's other works include Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Sunshine (2007), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Reign of Assassins (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), and The Lady (2011), where she portrayed Aung San Suu Kyi. She played supporting roles in the romantic comedies Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and Last Christmas (2019), and the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021). On television, Yeoh has starred in Star Trek: Discovery (2017–2020) and The Witcher: Blood Origin (2022).

Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Drama | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Michelle Yeoh

Knight of The Legion of Honour Officer of The Legion of Honour Commander of The Legion of Honour 100 Women (BBC) 2x Asia's Most Influential Malaysia Saturn Awards Time 100 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award for Best Actress Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Academy Award for Best Actress
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Movies with Michelle Yeoh as Actress(82)

as Dr. Karina Mogue2031 Avatar 5
as Dr. Karina Mogue2029 Avatar 4
as Madame Morrible2025 Wicked Part 2
as Dr. Karina Mogue2025 Avatar 3
as Mrs. Lee (voice)2024 The Tiger's Apprentice
as Madame Morrible2024 Wicked Part 1
as Eleanor Sung-Young2023 Rich People Problems
as Yin Rong (Lady Yin)2023 The Legend of Nezha
as herself2023 Hong Kong Stories
as Joyce Reynolds2023 A Haunting in Venice
as Emperor Philippa Georgiou2023 Star Trek: Section 31
as Airazor (voice)2023 Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
as Master Chow (voice)2022 Minions: The Rise of Gru
as Professor Anemone2022 The School for Good and Evil
as Florence2021 Gunpowder Milkshake
as Narrator (voice)2020 The Hidden Kingdoms of China
as Dai Feng2020 Boss Level
as Santa2019 Last Christmas
as Self (archive footage)2019 Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks
as Eleanor Sung-Young2018 Crazy Rich Asians
as Tso Ngan Kwan2018 Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
as Dr. Lui Cheng2016 Morgan
as herself2016 Dragon Girls !
as Julia2013 Final Recipe
as Aung San Suu Kyi2011 The Lady
as The Soothsayer (voice)2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
as herself2011 Fucking Kassovitz
as herself2010 Rose, c'est Paris
as Sister Yu2010 True Legend
as Zeng Jing2010 Reign of Assassins
as Mrs. Wang2008 The Children of Huang Shi
as Saiva2008 Far North
as Schwester Rebecca2008 Babylon A.D.
as Corazon2007 Sunshine
as Miss Yang (Director's Cut only)2006 Fearless
as Mameha2005 Memoirs of a Geisha
as Lulu Wong2004 Silver Hawk
as Wai Lin (archive footage) (uncredited)2002 Best Ever Bond
as Yu Sau Lien (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) (archive footage)2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies
as Pak Yin Fay2002 The Touch
as herself2002 Bond Girls Are Forever
as Michelle1999 Moonlight Express
as herself1998 Jackie Chan: My Story
as Wai Lin1997 Tomorrow Never Dies
as Soong Ai-ling / Madam Kung1997 The Soong Sisters
as Self (Archive Footage)1996 Top Fighter 2
as Herself (archive footage)1996 Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar
as Ah Kam1996 The Stunt Woman
as Ying1994 Wonder Seven
as Yim Wing Chun1994 Wing Chun
as Qiu Xue (Falling Snow)1993 Tai-Chi Master
as Lady Ko1993 Butterfly & Sword
as Jessica Yang Jian Wa1993 Supercop 2
as Invisible Girl / Sandy Ching1993 Executioners: The Heroic Trio 2
as Ching1993 The Heroic Trio
as Mon Ching Sze / To Col Ching1993 Holy Weapon
as INTERPOL Insp. Yang Chien Hua / Hannah Lin1992 Police Story 3: Super Cop
as Michelle Yeung Ling1987 Easy Money
as Madam Michelle Yip1986 Royal Warriors
as Judo Instructor1985 Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars
as Senior Inspector Ng1985 Yes, Madam!
as Ms. Yeung1984 The Owl vs Bombo

TV Shows/Series with Michelle Yeoh as Actress(18)

as Mama Sun2024 The Brothers Sun
as Mei-Yin Li (voice)2024 ARK: The Animated Series
as Guanyin2023 American Born Chinese
as herself2019 The Ready Room
as Philippa Georgiou2018 Star Trek: Short Treks
as Captain Philippa Georgiou2017 Star Trek: Discovery
as Philippa Georgiou2017 Star Trek: Discovery
as Lotus2014 Marco Polo
as Mei Foster2010 Strike Back
as Self - Guest2007 The Graham Norton Show
as herself1998 Vivement dimanche
as Self - Guest1997 The View
as herself1996 The Daily Show
as herself??? Today

Movies with Michelle Yeoh as Crew(7)

Production/Producer2023 Billion Dollar Whale
Production/Executive Producer2023 Star Trek: Section 31
Production/Executive Producer2013 Final Recipe
Production/Producer2009 My Fair Gentleman
Production/Producer2004 Silver Hawk
Production/Producer2002 The Touch
Writing/Writer2002 The Touch

Additional Information

Citizenship: Malaysia
Born: Monday, 08/06 1962 (August) in Ipoh, Perak (Malaysia) (current age: 61 years + 297 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN), Malay (MS), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Educated at: Royal Academy of Dance, SMK Main Convent, Ipoh
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Spouses (current/former): Jean Todt
Father: Yeoh Kian Teik
Mother: Janet Yeoh
Other names for Michelle Yeoh (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng"
"杨紫琼"
"楊紫瓊"
"양자경"
"Μισέλ Γιο"
"Мишель Йео"
"Michelle Khan" (Pseudonym)
"Ziqiong Yang"
"Chi-King Yeung"
Michelle Yeoh frequently works together with these people:
James Cameron (16x, Crew)
Jackie Chan (15x, Actor)
Sammo Hung (13x, Actor)
Yuen Woo-ping (11x, Crew)
Jane Fonda (10x, Actress)
Tom Hanks (9x, Actor)
John Lithgow (9x, Actor)
Jon Stewart (9x, Actor)
Patrick Stewart (8x, Actor)
Mang Hoi (8x, Actor)
Nicole Dickinson (8x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:685, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/26/2024