Michelle Yeoh Biography (1963-)

Surname pronounced "you"; original name, Yeoh Chu-Kheng (some sources cite name as Yang Zi Chong); born August 6, 1963, in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia; daughterof Yeoh Kian Geik (a lawyer) and Janet Yeoh; married Dickson Poon (a boutique owner and film studio executive), 1988 (divorced, c. 1992). Addresses: Agent: April Lim, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 516, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actress, stunt performer, dancer, choreographer
Birth Details
August 6, 1963
Ipoh, Malaysia

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Miss Yeung, Mao tou ying yu xiao fei xiang (also known as The Owl and Bumbo, The Owl vs. Bumbo, and Owl vs. Dumbo), 1984
  • Judo instructor, Xia ri fu xing (also known as My Lucky Stars 2: Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars and The Target), 1985
  • (As Michelle Khan) Michelle Yip, Wong ga jin si (also known as In the Line of Duty, Police Assassins, Royal Warriors, Ultra Force, and Huang jia zhan shi), 1986
  • (As Michelle Khan) Inspector Ng, Huang gu shi jie (also known as In the Line of Duty 2, Police Assassins, Royal Warriors,Super Cops, Ultra Force, and Yes, Madam), Tai Seng, 1986
  • Fok Ming-Ming, Zhong hua zhan shi (also known as Magnificent Warriors and Yes, Madam III), 1987
  • Michelle Yeung, Tong tian da dao (also known as Easy Money), 1987
  • Zhong jian ren (also known as In the Line of Duty 2, Inthe Line of Duty 5, In the Line of Fire 3, Middle Man, Police Assassins 2, and Yes, Madam 5), 1987
  • Ching (invisible woman), Tong fong sam hop (also known as Eastern Three Heroes, The Heroic Trio, and Dong fang san xia), Rim Film Distributors, 1992
  • (As Michelle Khan) Inspector Jessica Yang (some sources cite as Yang-Hana), Jing cha gu shi III: Chao ji jing cha (also known as Police Story III: Supercop, Police Story 3, and Supercop), Dimension Films, 1992
  • Ching San (some sources cite as Chan San), Xian dai hao xia zhuan(also known as Executioners, Heroic Trio 2: Executioners, Modern Day Wonder Heroes Legend, and Yin doi ho hap juen), 1993
  • Ching Sze/To Col Ching, Wu xia qi gong zhu (also known as HolyWeapon, Seven Maidens, and The Seven Princesses), 1993
  • Jessica Yang (some sources cite Yang Kin-wah), Chao ji ji hua (also known as Once a Cop, Police Story 3 Part 2, Police Story 4: Project S, Police Story V, Project S, and Supercop 2), 1993
  • Qiuxue (some sources cite Siu Lin), Tai ji zhang san feng (also known as Tai-Chi, The Tai Chi Master, and Twin Warriors),1993
  • Sister Ko, Xin liu xing hu die jian (also known as Butterfly and Sword, Butterfly Sword, and Comet, Butterfly, and Sword),Youngtze Film and Video, 1993
  • (As Michelle Khan) Yim Wing Chung, Yong Chun (also known as Wing Chun), Tai Seng Video, 1994
  • Ying, Qi jin gang (also known as Wonder Seven and 7 jingong), 1994
  • Xiao lin xiao zi 2: Xin wu long yuan (also known a Shaolin Popey 2: Messy Temple), 1994
  • Title role, Ah Kam (also known as The Stunt Woman and Ajin de gu shi), Golden Harvest, 1996
  • Colonel Wai-Lin, Tomorrow Never Dies, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997
  • Soong Ai-ling (some sources cite Sung Ngoi-ling), Song jia huang chao (also known as The Soong Sisters), Golden Harvest, 1997
  • Herself, Jackie Chan: My Story (documentary), 1998
  • Karbo's former partner, Moonlight Express, 1999
  • Yu Shu Lien, Wo hu cang long (also known as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Gua hu chang long, and Wo hu chang long), subtitled version, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000
  • Yan Fei, The Touch, Miramax, 2002
  • Film Work
  • Executive Producer
  • The Touch, Miramax, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Herself, Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files, CBS, 1997
  • Presenter, The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001
  • Episodic
  • The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Radio Appearances
  • Episodic
  • The Howard Stern Show, 1998
  • Appeared in a radio interview broadcast on National Public Radio.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in stage productions.

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, November 21, 1997, p. 70; December 26, 1997,p. 67
    • Esquire, December, 1997, p. 106
    • Femme Fatales, May/June, 2001, pp. 44-45
    • People Weekly, May 12, 1997, p. 148; January 12, 1998, p. 160
    • Starlog, December, 1997
    • Time, May 5, 1997, p. 96
    • Variety, August 21, 2000, p. 37

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