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Michelle Yeoh


Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, she moved to London, England to study at the Royal ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Tomorrow Never Dies
(1997)
Sunshine
Sunshine Corazon
(2007)
Babylon A.D.
Babylon A.D. Sister Rebeka
(2008)

Filmography

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 2018 Mawas (pre-production)
Chen Wen
 2017 Star Trek: Discovery (TV Series) (pre-production)
Captain Georgiou
- Episode #1.15 (2017) ... Captain Georgiou
- Episode #1.14 (2017) ... Captain Georgiou
- Episode #1.13 (2017)
- Episode #1.12 (2017)
- Episode #1.11 (2017)
  Blazing Samurai (announced)
Yuki (voice)
  Crazy Rich Asians (pre-production)
Eleanor Young
 2016 Morgan
Dr. Lui Cheng
 2016 Marco Polo (TV Series)
Lotus
- Whitehorse (2016) ... Lotus
- Lost Crane (2016) ... Lotus
- Serpent's Terms (2016) ... Lotus
- Lullaby (2016) ... Lotus
- Measure Against the Linchpin (2016) ... Lotus
 2015 Strike Back (TV Series)
Mei Foster / Li-Na
- Episode #5.7 (2015) ... Mei Foster
- Episode #5.6 (2015) ... Mei Foster
- Episode #5.5 (2015) ... Li-Na
- Episode #5.4 (2015) ... Mei Foster
- Episode #5.3 (2015) ... Mei Foster
 2013 Final Recipe
Julia
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Soothsayer (voice)
 2010 Jian yu
Zeng Jing
 2010 Su Qi-er
Dr. Yu
 2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Video Game)
Zi Juan (voice)
 2007 Far North
Saiva
 2007 Sunshine
Corazon
 2006 Fearless
Miss Yang (uncredited)
 2004 Fei Ying
Silver Hawk / Lulu
 2002 Tian mai zhuan qi
Pak Yin Fay
 1999 Sing yuet tung wa
Michelle
 1997 Song jia huang chao
Soong Ai-ling / Madam Kung (as Michelle Khan)
 1996 A Jin de gu shi
Ah Kam
 1994 7 jin gong
Ying
 1993 Jin doi hou hap cyun
Ching / San / Carol
 1993 Wu xia qi gong zhu
Mon Ching Sze / To Col Ching (as Chi-King Yeung)
 1993 Dong fang san xia
Ching / Invisible Woman / Number 3 (as Michelle Khan)
 1993 San lau sing woo dip gim
Lady Ko
 1987 Tong tian da dao
Michelle Yeung Ling
 1987 Zhong hua zhan shi
Fok Ming-Ming
 1986 Wong ga jin si
Michelle Yip, HK CID (as Michelle Khan)
 1985 Huang jia shi jie
Inspector Ng
 1985 Xia ri fu xing
Judo Instructor
 1984 Mao tou ying yu xiao fei xiang
Miss Yeung
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Other Works:

Studied Ballet at The Royal Academy in London. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 8 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Michelle Khan | Ziqiong Yang | Chi-King Yeung

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

They won't take you seriously because you are a girl. These guys had to understand that you are just as tough as them, and you have to take them on. See more »

Trivia:

She speaks 3 languages, English, Malay and Cantonese. However, she can't read Chinese and relies on pinyin (a system of phonetic notation) to pronounce words. In Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), she uses pinyin to recite her lines (with help from Mandarin speaking crew members) in Mandarin as she doesn't speak the language. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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