Biography

Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng is a Hong Kong-based Malaysian actress and dancer, well known for performing her own stunts in the action films that brought her to fame in the early 1990s.

Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, she is based in Hong Kong and was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1997.

She is best known in the Western world for her roles in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, playing Wai Lin, and the multiple Academy Award-winning Chinese action film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for which she was nominated the BAFTA for "Best Actress". In 2008, the film critic website Rotten Tomatoes ranked her the greatest action heroine of all time.

She is credited as Michelle Khan in some of her earlier films. This alias was chosen by the D&B studio who thought it might be more marketable to international and western audiences. Yeoh later preferred using her real name.

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Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng is a Hong Kong-based Malaysian actress and dancer, well known for performing her own stunts in the action films that brought her to fame in the early 1990s.

Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, she is based in Hong Kong and was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1997.

She is best known in the Western world for her roles in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, playing Wai Lin, and the multiple Academy Award-winning Chinese action film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for which she was nominated the BAFTA for "Best Actress". In 2008, the film critic website Rotten Tomatoes ranked her the greatest action heroine of all time.

She is credited as Michelle Khan in some of her earlier films. This alias was chosen by the D&B studio who thought it might be more marketable to international and western audiences. Yeoh later preferred using her real name.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Michelle Yeoh, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 59

Birthday 1962-08-06

Place of Birth Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng
  • 杨紫琼
  • 楊紫瓊
  • 양자경

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Everything Everywhere All at Once
2019 Corto Maltese
2018 Master Z: Ip Man Legacy as Sis Ha
2018 Nezha as Yin Rong (Lady Yin)
2018 Crazy Rich Asians as Eleanor Sung-Young
2018 Blazing Samurai as Yuki
2017 Star Trek: Discovery(4 episodes) as Emperor Georgiou
2017 Star Trek: Discovery(3 episodes) as Philippa Georgiou
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Aleta Ogord
2016 Morgan as Dr. Lui Cheng
2016 Mechanic: Resurrection as Mei
2016 Dragon Girls ! as Herself
2016 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny as Yu Shu Lien
2013 Final Recipe
2011 The Lady as Aung San Suu Kyi
2011 Fucking Kassovitz as Michelle Yeoh
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 as The Soothsayer (voice)
2010 Reign of Assassins as Zeng Jing
2010 Strike Back(10 episodes) as Mei Foster
2010 True Legend as Sister Yu
2008 Babylon A.D. as Schwester Rebecca
2008 The Children of Huang Shi as Mrs. Wang
2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor as Zi Juan
2008 Far North as Saiva
2007 Sunshine as Corazon
2005 Memoirs of a Geisha as Mameha
2004 Silver Hawk as Lulu Wong
2002 Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious as Herself
2002 Bond Girls Are Forever as Herself
2002 The Touch as Pak Yin Fay
2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies as Yu Sau Lien (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) (archive footage)
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as Yu Shu Lien
1999 Moonlight Express as Michelle
1998 Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes as Herself (archive footage)
1998 Jackie Chan: My Story as Herself
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies as Wai Lin
1997 The Soong Sisters as Soong Ai-ling / Madam Kung
1996 Ah Kam as Ah Kam
1996 Top Fighter 2: Deadly China Dolls as Herself (Archive Footage)
1996 Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar as Herself (archive footage)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show(1 episode)
1994 Shaolin Popey II: Messy Temple
1994 Wonder Seven as Ying
1994 Wing Chun as Yim Wing Chun
1993 Tai-Chi Master as Qiu Xue (Falling Snow)
1993 Project S as Jessica Yang Jian Wa
1993 Executioners as Ching
1993 Holy Weapon as Mon Ching Sze / To Col Ching
1993 The Heroic Trio as Ching
1993 Butterfly Sword as Lady Ko
1992 Police Story 3: Supercop as Capt Yang Chien Hua
1987 Easy Money
1987 Magnificent Warriors as Ming
1986 Royal Warriors as Madam Michelle Yip
1985 Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars as Judo Instructor
1985 Yes, Madam as Senior Inspector Ng
1984 The Owl vs Bombo as Ms. Yeung
1952 Today(1 episode)

Production

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