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Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh at Cannes, 2000
Born Yeoh Choo-Kheng
August 6, 1962 (1962-08-06) (age 45)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Spouse(s) Dickson Poon (1988-1992)

Dato' Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (traditional Chinese: 楊紫瓊; simplified Chinese: 杨紫琼; pinyin: Yáng Zǐqióng; Cantonese (Yale romanization): yèuhng jí kìhng; born August 6, 1962) is an BAFTA-Award nominated Chinese Malaysian actress and dancer, well known for performing her own stunts in the action films that brought her to fame in the early 1990s. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State Establishment Around 1880 Government  - Mayor Mohamad Rafiai Moktar Area  - City 643 km²  (248. ... For other uses, see Perak (disambiguation). ... Dickson Poon is a Hong Kong business man in the luxury goods retailing sector. ... The Malay language has a complex system of titles and honorifics which is still extensively used in Malaysia and Brunei. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... A Chinese Malaysian (Mandarin: ma lai xi ya hua ren (馬來西亞華人), Hokkien: mah lai se ah hua kiao, Cantonese: mah lah zai wah kew (馬來西亞華僑), Bahasa Malaysia: fill-in) is an overseas Chinese who resides in Malaysia. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... Hong Kong action cinema is the principal source of the Hong Kong film industrys global fame. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


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. Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State Establishment Around 1880 Government  - Mayor Mohamad Rafiai Moktar Area  - City 643 km²  (248. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


She is best known 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". This article is about the spy series. ... Tomorrow Never Dies, released in 1997, is the eighteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as MI6 agent James Bond. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Traditional Chinese: 臥虎藏龍; Simplified Chinese: 卧虎藏龙; pinyin: Wòhǔ Cánglóng) is a Taiwanese wuxia (martial arts and chivalry) film released in 2000. ...


She is credited as Michelle Khan in some of her earlier films.

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Beginning of career

Michelle Yeoh was born to an ethnic Chinese family in Ipoh, Malaysia on August 6, 1962. She was very sporty when she was young and had a passion for dance. She started to study ballet at the age of four years old. At the age 15, her parents accompanied her to England and enrolled her at a boarding school there. Later Yeoh entered London Royal Academy of Dance, majoring in Ballet. But a spinal injury ended her dream of being a prima ballerina, and she consequently had to switch her focus away from dance to choreography and other arts. She later received a B.A. degree in Creative Arts with a minor in Drama. Malay name Malay: Orang Cina Malaysia A Malaysian Chinese is an overseas Chinese who is a citizen or long-term resident of Malaysia. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State Establishment Around 1880 Government  - Mayor Mohamad Rafiai Moktar Area  - City 643 km²  (248. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It was at the age of 21 when Yeoh became the winner of the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant in 1983. She was also Malaysia's representative at the 1983 Miss World pageant in London. From there, she appeared in a television commercial with Jackie Chan which caught the attention of a fledgling film production company called D&B Films. Miss Malaysia represents Malaysia in two of the major international pageant contest - Miss World and Miss Universe. ... A beauty contest, or beauty pageant, is a competition between people, based largely, though not always entirely, on the beauty of their physical appearance. ... This article is about the pageant. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ...


Yeoh's career in Hong Kong started with a few commercials for Charles Jourdan, opposite action movie heroes Jackie Chan and Chow Yun-Fat before being offered a film contract. The Charles Jourdan brand was handled by D&B Group in Hong Kong, run by Yeoh's future husband, Dickson Poon. In 1988, she retired from acting after marrying Poon. Three years later, the couple divorced, and Yeoh returned to acting in 1992. Her first movie after the comeback was Police Story 3, which was partly shot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Charles Jourdan (1883-1976) was a French fashion designer born in the same year as Coco Chanel, and known best for his designs of womens shoes starting in 1919. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... Chow Yun-Fat (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born May 18, 1955) is a Hong Kong actor. ... Dickson Poon is a Hong Kong business man in the luxury goods retailing sector. ... Police Story 3 DVD cover USA DVD cover Police Story 3 or Super Cop (警察故事3超級警察) is a 1992 Hong Kong movie starring Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh and Maggie Cheung. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ...


Ascension to fame

Yeoh started her film career acting in action and martial arts films such as The Heroic Trio in 1993, and the Yuen Woo-ping films Tai Chi Master and Wing Chun in 1994. Yeoh has had no formal martial arts training and she relies on her dance training and instructors, and does many of her own stunts[1]. Martial arts film is a film genre that originated in the Pacific Rim. ... The Heroic Trio (Dung fong saam hap, TC: 東方三俠, pinyin: dōng fāng sān xiá) is a 1993 Hong Kong action film directed by Johnny To, starring Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui and Maggie Cheung as the titular trio. ... Yuen Woo-ping on the set of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yuen. ... Twin Warriors (originally titled Tai Chi Master, Chinese title: 太極張三豐) is a 1993 martial arts action/adventure film starring Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh. ... Wing Chun (Yong Chun) is a wuxia film made in Hong Kong in 1994. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... An under 16s motorbike display team perform a potentially dangerous stunt Freestyle & Stunt Show 2007 - Landrévarzec A stunt is an unusual and difficult physical feat, or any act requiring a special skill, performed for artistic purposes in TV, theatre or cinema. ...


Yeoh learned English and Malay before Cantonese, and cannot read Chinese characters. As she does not speak Mandarin, she learned the lines for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon phonetically. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Not to be confused with the Malayalam language, spoken in India. ... This article is about all of the Cantonese (Yue) dialects. ... This article is on all of the Northern and Southwestern Chinese dialects. ... For other uses, see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (disambiguation). ... Phonetics (from the Greek word φωνή, phone meaning sound or voice) is the study of the sounds of human speech. ...


Like many other Hong Kong stars, Yeoh has attempted to break into Hollywood. She starred in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies as Wai Lin (1997). Natasha Henstridge was rumoured as cast in the lead Bond Girl role but eventually Yeoh was confirmed.[2] Brosnan was impressed, describing her as a "wonderful actress" who was "serious and committed about her work".[3] She wanted to perform her own stunts but was prevented because director Roger Spottiswoode ruled it too dangerous and uninsured.[4][5] Thereafter, she was offered the role of Seraph in the two sequels to The Matrix, and she could not accept due to a scheduling conflict (the Matrix writers then changed Seraph into a male character and cast Collin Chou in the role). In 2002, she produced her first English film, The Touch through her own production company, Mythical Films. ... This article is about the spy series. ... Tomorrow Never Dies, released in 1997, is the eighteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as MI6 agent James Bond. ... Wai Lin is a fictional character in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, portrayed by Michelle Yeoh. ... Natasha Henstridge (born August 15, 1974) is a Canadian fashion model turned actress. ... Roger Spottiswoode (born January 6, 1945) is a Canadian film director and writer, most notable for directing the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies starring Pierce Brosnan. ... Seraph is the name of a fictional character (played by Collin Chou) in the science fiction film saga, The Matrix. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... Collin Chou (born August 11, 1967 in Taiwan), sometimes credited as Ngai Sing, is a Taiwanese actor best known in the United States for his portrayal of Seraph in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... This article is about the film starring Michelle Yeoh. ...


In 2005, Yeoh starred as the graceful Mameha in the film adaptation of Memoirs of a Geisha, and she continued her English-language work in 2007 with Sunshine. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Memoirs of a Geisha is an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning movie adaptation of the novel of the same name, produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblin Entertainment and directed by Rob Marshall. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Sunshine is a 2007 science fiction film directed by Danny Boyle from a screenplay by Alex Garland. ...


Private life

Michelle Yeoh was previously married to Hong Kong businessman Dickson Poon. [6] Dickson Poon is a Hong Kong business man in the luxury goods retailing sector. ...


She is engaged to French and former CEO of Scuderia Ferrari, Jean Todt.[6] [1]. Rumors spread by the Asian press about an upcoming marriage but has been denied several times by Yeoh [2]. Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. ... Jean Todt (b. ...


Recently, in March 2008 she visited Vietnam to film the documentary for the Asian Injury Prevention Foundation (AIPF).


Awards

On April 19, 2001, Yeoh was awarded the Darjah Datuk Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP), which carries the title Dato' by Sultan Azlan Shah, the Sultan of Perak, her home state, in recognition of the fame she brought to the state[7]. The award was given in conjunction with the Sultan's 73rd birthday celebrations. Dato is an honorary Malaysian title somewhat like a British knighthood, and it lies below the ranks of Dato' Seri, Tan Sri and Tun. is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Malay language has a complex system of titles and honorifics which is still extensively used in Malaysia and Brunei. ... For other uses, see Sultan (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Perak (disambiguation). ... A title is a prefix or suffix added to a persons name to signify either veneration, an official position or a professional or academic qualification. ... A statue of an armoured knight of the Middle Ages For the chess piece, see knight (chess). ...


On November 25, 2002, Michelle Yeoh was honored as The Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) (Cultural Achievement) by JCI (Junior Chamber International). is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


On 23 April 2007 President Jacques Chirac awarded her Knight of the Legion of Honour of France. The decoration was presented to her in a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur on 3 October 2007.[8] is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The President of France, known officially as the President of the Republic (Président de la République in French), is Frances elected Head of State. ... “Chirac” redirects here. ... Chiang Kai-sheks Légion dhonneur. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Nominations

BAFTA Film Awards 2000 - Best Actress (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)


Filmography

Remake of My Lucky Stars in which Jackie is a supporting actor. ... Police Story 3 DVD cover USA DVD cover Police Story 3 or Super Cop (警察故事3超級警察) is a 1992 Hong Kong movie starring Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh and Maggie Cheung. ... The Heroic Trio (Dung fong saam hap, TC: 東方三俠, pinyin: dōng fāng sān xiá) is a 1993 Hong Kong action film directed by Johnny To, starring Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui and Maggie Cheung as the titular trio. ... Butterfly and Sword aka “Comet, Butterfly & Sword” is a martial arts film directed by Michael Mak, starring Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung, Donnie Yen, and Joey Wong. ... Executioners DVD cover Executioners (Xian dai hao xia zhuan), is a 1993 Hong Kong action film directed by Johnny To, starring Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui and Maggie Cheung, returning as the lead characters of The Heroic Trio. ... Holy Weapon promotional poster Holy Weapon ( Wu xia qi gong zhu ), is a 1993 Hong Kong historical fantasy/comedy/action film directed by Jing Wong. ... This film title has confused many fans as it has many names, Police Story V, Police Story 3 Part 2, Once a Cop, Project S, Supercop (UK) and Supercop 2 (USA). ... Wing Chun (Yong Chun) is a wuxia film made in Hong Kong in 1994. ... Twin Warriors (originally titled Tai Chi Master, Chinese title: 太極張三豐) is a 1993 martial arts action/adventure film starring Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh. ... The Soong Sisters (宋家皇朝) is a 1997 Hong Kong movie dramatization of the lives of the Soong sisters from 1911 to 1949, the period the Republic of China administered the mainland. ... Tomorrow Never Dies, released in 1997, is the eighteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as MI6 agent James Bond. ... Moonlight Express is a joint Hong Kong/Japan film released in 1999. ... For other uses, see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (disambiguation). ... This article is about the film starring Michelle Yeoh. ... For the animated series, see Silverhawks Silver Hawk (Orig. ... Memoirs of a Geisha is an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning movie adaptation of the novel of the same name, produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblin Entertainment and directed by Rob Marshall. ... For other uses, see Fearless. ... Sunshine is a 2007 science fiction film directed by Danny Boyle from a screenplay by Alex Garland. ... Far North is a colloquial term used to describe the northern regions of several countries and states. ... The Children of Huang Shi is an upcoming film which is scheduled for release in December of 2007. ... Babylon A.D. is a 2008 science fiction film based on the novel Babylon Babies by Maurice Georges Dantec. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/Sunpeople/Sunday/Features/20070408122900/Article/index2_html
  2. ^ Ferguson, Amy. "Back In Action", Tribute. Retrieved on 2007-01-05. 
  3. ^ Cohen, David. "Bond girl Yeoh gets licence to thrill 007", South China Morning Post, 1997-02-11. Retrieved on 2007-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Bond Leading Lady Won't Do Stunts", Associated Press, 1997-05-21. Retrieved on 2007-01-06. 
  5. ^ "Much More Than Just A Bond Girl", South China Morning Post, 1997-05-30. Retrieved on 2007-01-07. 
  6. ^ a b "No business like Yeoh business", The Sunday Times, 2007-03-25. Retrieved on 2007-04-08. 
  7. ^ Just Call Me Datuk - Asiaweek, 4 May 2001
  8. ^ Yeoh receives France's top honour, BBC News, 4 October 2007.

Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The South China Morning Post, together with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is the dominant English-language newspaper in Hong Kong, with a circulation of 104,000. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The South China Morning Post, together with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is the dominant English-language newspaper in Hong Kong, with a circulation of 104,000. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article refers to the news department of the British Broadcasting Corporation, for the BBC News Channel see BBC News (TV channel). ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

See also

  • List of women warriors in folklore, literature, and popular culture

This article is about examples of woman warriors in a number of contexts. ...

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NAME Yeoh, Michelle
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DATE OF BIRTH August 6, 1962
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Michelle Yeoh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1025 words)
Dato' Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (Chinese: 楊紫瓊; pinyin: Yáng Zǐqióng; born August 6, 1962) is a Hong Kong-based actress and dancer, sometimes billed as "Michelle Khan".
Yeoh is a Chinese Malaysian born in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Yeoh stated that she was happy with the relationship as it was and that she would "inform everyone if she got married in the future." Todt and Yeoh met in June 2004 in a promotional event organized by Ferrari in Shanghai, China.
Michelle Yeoh (528 words)
Yeoh returned to Malaysia in 1983 when a back injury ended her dancing career.
Yeoh immediately became one of Hong Kong's biggest female action stars and was soon appearing in films at a dizzying rate.
In 1998 MGM studios were in talks to have Yeoh return in her role for the next James Bond film, or perhaps develop a solo film instead.
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