Michelle Yeoh


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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 & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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(1997)
Kung Fu Panda 2 Soothsayer
(2011)
Crazy Rich Asians Eleanor Young
(2018)

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 2028 Avatar 5 (filming)
Dr. Karina Mogue
 2026 Avatar 4 (filming)
Dr. Karina Mogue
 2021 Blazing Samurai (filming)
Yuki (voice)
 2024 Avatar 3 (post-production)
Dr. Karina Mogue
 2022 Avatar 2 (post-production)
Dr. Karina Mogue
 2021 Minions: The Rise of Gru (completed)
Master Chow (voice)
 2017-2020 Star Trek: Discovery (TV Series)
Philippa Georgiou / Emperor Georgiou / Captain Philippa Georgiou / ...
- Episode #3.2 (2020) ... Emperor Philippa Georgiou
- Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (2019) ... Philippa Georgiou
- Such Sweet Sorrow (2019) ... Philippa Georgiou
- Perpetual Infinity (2019) ... Philippa Georgiou
- The Red Angel (2019) ... Philippa Georgiou
 2019 Last Christmas
Santa
 2018 Star Trek: Short Treks (TV Series short)
Lt. Philippa Georgiou
- The Brightest Star (2018) ... Lt. Philippa Georgiou
 2018 Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy
Tso Ngan Kwan
 2018 Crazy Rich Asians
Eleanor Young
 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Aleta Ogord
 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 Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes (TV Short)
Lotus
 2015 Strike Back (TV Series)
Li-Na / Mei Foster
- Legacy: Part 9 (2015) ... Li-Na
- Legacy: Part 8 (2015) ... Li-Na
- Legacy: Part 7 (2015) ... Li-Na
- Legacy: Part 6 (2015) ... Li-Na
- Legacy: Part 5 (2015) ... Li-Na
 2013 Final Recipe
Julia
 2011 The Lady
Aung San Suu Kyi
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Soothsayer (voice)
 2010 Reign of Assassins
Zeng Jing
 2010 True Legend
Dr. Yu
 2008 Babylon A.D.
Sister Rebeka
 2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Video Game)
Zi Juan (voice)
 2008 The Children of Huang Shi
Mrs. Wang
 2007 Far North
Saiva
 2007 Sunshine
Corazon
 2006 Fearless
Miss Yang (uncredited)
 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha
Mameha
 2004 Silver Hawk
Silver Hawk / Lulu
 2003 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Video Game)
Yu Shu Lien
 2002 The Touch
Pak Yin Fay
 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Yu Shu Lien
 1999 Moonlight Express
Michelle
 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies
Wai Lin
 1997 The Soong Sisters
Soong Ai-ling / Madam Kung (as Michelle Khan)
 1996 Ah Kam
Ah Kam
 1994 Wonder Seven
Ying
 1994 Wing Chun
Yim Wing Chun
 1993 Tai-Chi Master
Siu Lin
 1993 Supercop 2
Jessica Yang
 1993 Heroic Trio 2: Executioners
Ching / San / Carol
 1993 Holy Weapon
Mon Ching Sze / To Col Ching (as Chi-King Yeung)
 1993 The Heroic Trio
Ching / Invisible Woman / Number 3 (as Michelle Khan)
 1993 Butterfly and Sword
Lady Ko
 1992 Supercop
Insp. Jessica Yang - Director of INTERPOL (as Michelle Khan)
 1987 Easy Money
Michelle Yeung Ling
 1987 Dynamite Fighters
Fok Ming-Ming
 1986 In the Line of Duty
Michelle Yip, HK CID (as Michelle Khan)
 1985 Yes, Madam!
Inspector Ng
 1985 Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars
Judo Instructor
 1984 The Owl vs. Bumbo
Miss Yeung
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Tourism Bureau of Malaysia See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 9 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Michelle Khan | Ziqiong Yang | Chi-King Yeung

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's very important that I'm approaching a character that I've either not played before, or I can give it a different take. 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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