Michelle Yeoh

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Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh Cannes 2017.jpg
Born
Yeoh Choo-Kheng

(1962-08-06) 6 August 1962 (age 57)
ResidenceParis, France[1]
NationalityMalaysian
Other namesMichelle Khan
OccupationActress
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)
Dickson Poon
(m. 1988; div. 1992)
Partner(s)Jean Todt (2004–present)
Parent(s)Yeoh Kian Teik (father)
Janet Yeoh (mother)
AwardsFull list
United Nations Global Road Safety Ambassador
Assumed office
12 April 2011
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese楊紫瓊
Simplified Chinese杨紫琼

Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (or just Michelle Yeoh; born 6 August 1962) is a Malaysian actress. She became famous by having a number of roles in 1990s Hong Kong action movies. She is best known for her role as Wai Lin in Tomorrow Never Dies. Also, she played as Yu Shu Lien in the 2000 movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Yeow won the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant at age 20 in 1983. She also represented Malaysia at the Queen of the Pacific 1983 beauty pageant. The pageant was held in Australia. She won.

Yeoh started her career acting in martial arts and action movies. She did her own stunts.[2] In a few earlier movies, she was credited as Michelle Khan. She later wanted to use her real name.

Yeoh played the family matriarch Eleanor Young in Crazy Rich Asians in 2018.

She was a member of the jury at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival in 1999.[3]

Yeow was born in Ipoh, Malaysia.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Michelle Yeoh 楊紫瓊 Instagram". 4 September 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  2. "Michelle Yeoh Brings Kicks and Poise to Mummy". Reuters. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  3. "Berlinale-1999 Juries". The Berkin International Film Festival. Retrieved December 26, 2018.