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Karen Mok

Highest Rated:   95% Fallen Angels (1995)
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A rare case of an actress who is confident enough in her skills to sacrifice beauty for laughs, talented Hong Kong screen beauty Karen Mok has charmed audiences with off-kilter roles in such features as Wong Kar-Wai's arty crime drama Fallen Angels and Stephen Chow's deliciously bizarre comedy God of Cookery. Born Karen Morris in Hong Kong, Mok is multilingual, speaking fluent English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, and French. Her initial bid for stardom revolved not around her acting talent -- but her vocal skills. Following studies at Italy's United World College, the aspiring vocalist recorded numerous demo tapes, eventually landing a coveted role in the London stage production of Miss Saigon. Though the prospect of a Hong Kong recording contract may have momentarily lured Mok away from the stage, a lukewarm reception and middling sales soon prompted the aspiring singer to return to England to complete her education at the University of London. In the years that followed, Mok opted to pursue a career in film, and an early role opposite Chow in A Chinese Odyssey almost instantaneously cemented her reputation as a talent to watch for. Her performance as a shrieking, fright-wig-wearing punker in the following year's Fallen Angels earned Mok a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. With her role as Stephen Chow's unsightly muse in God of Cookery, Mok was equally effective and unrecognizable -- her seemingly hypnotic lazy eye compelling audiences into involuntary fits of laughter. A hilarious performance in Viva Erotica was quick to follow, with subsequent work in the action film Black Mask offering international exposure. By this point, Mok's professional relationship with actor/filmmaker Chow was only warming up, and subsequent roles in Lawyer Lawyer and The King of Comedy not only offered filmgoers abundant laughs -- but soon fueled rumors of romantic involvement between the two frequent collaborators. The pair was reluctant to comment on the state of their private lives, though, with any rumors of heated romance remaining unfounded. A quick cameo in Chow's comedy smash Shaolin Soccer got hearty laughs from those who caught her all-too-brief appearance, and a role as a beautiful cop with razor sharp instinct found the bullets flying fast in the sci-fi-flavored action thriller So Close. After facing off against some malevolent supernatural forces in Haunted Office, Mok took yet another hilarious turn onscreen with an extended cameo as a drunken bride (Jackie Chan's drunken bride no less) in the cotton-candy vampire flick The Twins Effect (released stateside as The Vampire Effect). Her status as a serious player in the Hong Kong film industry was later evidenced with a role in the all-star adventure comedy Around the World in 80 Days (2004).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three
  • Actor
2016
71% Man of Tai Chi
  • Sun Jingshi (Captain of Hongkong Police Officer)
2013
No Score Yet Go Lala Go! (Du Lala sheng zhi ji)
  • Mei Gui - Rose
2010
No Score Yet The Road Less Travelled (Yat lou yau nei)
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Enter the Phoenix
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Coffin
  • Su
2008
No Score Yet Lost Indulgence (Mi guo)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Mr. Cinema
  • Luk Min
2007
No Score Yet Wait 'Till You're Older
  • Tsui Man
2005
No Score Yet DragonBlade: The Beginning
  • Actor
2005
31% Around the World in 80 Days
  • General Fang
2004
No Score Yet Enter the Phoenix
  • Julie
2004
91% Shaolin Soccer
  • Slender Dragon Team Player
2004
81% So Close
  • Hong Yat Hong
2003
No Score Yet Roaring Wheels
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Office yauh gwai (Haunted Office)
  • Pat
2002
No Score Yet Goodbye Mr. Cool
  • Helen
2001
No Score Yet Roaring Wheels
  • Suki
2000
No Score Yet Tempting Heart
  • Chen-Li
1999
No Score Yet The King of Comedy (Hei kek ji wong)
  • Cuckoo To
1999
No Score Yet First Love: The Litter On The Breeze (Choh chin luen hau dik yi yan sai gaai)
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Task Force
  • Shirley Lau
1997
No Score Yet Lawyer Lawyer (Suen sei cho)
  • Wu-man
1997
No Score Yet 4 Faces of Eve
  • Actor
1997
48% Black Mask
  • Tracy
1997
No Score Yet Se qing nan nu (Viva Erotica)
  • May
1997
No Score Yet Kitchen
  • Jenny
1997
No Score Yet The God of Cookery
  • Turkey
1996
No Score Yet Young and Dangerous 3
  • Shuk-Fan
1996
No Score Yet Best of the Best (Fei hu xiong xin 2 zhi ao qi bi tian gao)
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet A Chinese Odyssey
  • Pak Jing-jing
1996
95% Fallen Angels
  • Blondie
1995
No Score Yet Out of the Dark
  • Kwan
1995
No Score Yet A Chinese Odyssey, Part 2: Cinderella
  • Pak Jing-jing
1994

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