Michelle Yeoh

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Michelle Yeoh

楊紫瓊
Yeoh in 2017
Born
Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng

(1962-08-06) August 6, 1962 (age 61)
EducationRoyal Academy of Dance (BA)
OccupationActress
Years active1983–present
Spouse
Dickson Poon (m. 1988–1992)
PartnerJean Todt (2004–present)
AwardsFull list
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese杨紫琼
Traditional Chinese楊紫瓊

Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (or just Michelle Yeoh; born 6 August 1962) is a Chinese Malaysian actress of Chinese ancestry.[1] 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.[2] Also, she played as Yu Shu Lien in the 2000 movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.[3]

Her role in the 2022 movie Everything Everywhere All at Once, won her a Golden Globe Award[4] a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Academy Award for Best Actress.[5] She is the first Asian to win the Oscar for Best Actress.[6][7]

Career[change | change source]

Yeoh won the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant at age 20 in 1983.[8] She also represented Malaysia at the Queen of the Pacific 1983 beauty pageant.[8] The pageant was held in Australia. She won.[8]

Yeoh started her career acting in martial arts and action movies. She did her own stunts.[9]

Yeoh played the family matriarch Eleanor Young in Crazy Rich Asians in 2018.[10]

She was a member of the jury at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival in 1999.[11]

Yeow was born in Ipoh, Malaysia.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lhooq, Michelle (17 August 2018). "Michelle Yeoh Has Kicked Ass for Three Decades". GQ. Archived from the original on 2 August 2022. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  2. Cohen, David (11 February 1997). "Bond girl Yeoh gets licence to thrill 007". South China Morning Post.
  3. Bergeson, Samantha (16 March 2022). "Ang Lee on 'Tough' 'Crouching Tiger' Shoot After Michelle Yeoh Injury: 'That Was Supposed to Be Her Strength'". IndieWire. Archived from the original on 5 March 2023. Retrieved 5 March 2023.
  4. "Golden Globes 2023: Nominations List". Variety. December 12, 2022. Retrieved December 12, 2022.
  5. Pulver, Andrew (2023-03-13). "Michelle Yeoh wins best actress Oscar for Everything Everywhere All at Once". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on 13 March 2023. Retrieved 2023-03-13.
  6. Cava, Marco della. "Michelle Yeoh wins best actress, making Oscars history: 'A beacon of hope and possibilities'". USA TODAY. Archived from the original on 13 March 2023. Retrieved 2023-03-13.
  7. Sun, Rebecca (12 March 2023). "Michelle Yeoh Is Oscars' First Asian Best Actress Winner: "This is a Beacon of Hope and Possibilities"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Touma, Rafqa (2023-03-14). "Michelle Yeoh: rare footage of Oscar-winner at 1984 Australian beauty pageant unearthed". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on 14 March 2023. Retrieved 2023-03-14.
  9. "Michelle Yeoh Brings Kicks and Poise to Mummy". Reuters. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  10. "'Crazy Rich Asians' Adds Michelle Yeoh (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 8 May 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  11. "Berlinale-1999 Juries". The Berkin International Film Festival. Archived from the original on December 30, 2018. Retrieved December 26, 2018.