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Maggie Cheung

Highest Rated:   96% Supercop (1996)
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Birthplace:   Hong Kong
One of Hong Kong's most respected and best-liked actresses, Maggie Cheung has done it all. Cheung's versatility as an action star, talented comedienne, and dramatic actress has allowed her to transcend the Hong Kong film industry to become a vibrant figure in international cinema.Born in Hong Kong on September 20, 1964, Cheung moved to England with her family at the age of eight. She remained in England until she finished her secondary school education. Upon returning to Hong Kong, she began a modeling career, which led to TV commercials and the title of first runner-up for Miss Hong Kong 1983. The following year, she broke into film, doing a number of vapid comedies with titles like Prince Charming, The Frog Prince, Happy Ghost 3, Happy Fat New Year, and Love Hungry Suicide Squad. She got her big break in 1985, when she was cast opposite legendary action star Jackie Chan in Police Story. The film's success gave her greater exposure, but it also resulted in her being typed in comic or damsel-in-distress roles. Cheung got her next big break, and her chance to prove herself as a dramatic actress, when Wong Kar-Wai cast her in his 1988 crime drama As Tears Go By. Although she continued to do comedies and put-upon-woman roles (starring in the Police Story sequels and appearing in the Chow Yun-Fat action flick A Better Tomorrow 3), she also sought out more challenging work. She earned strong notices for her work in such films as the family conflict drama Song of the Exile (1990) and Wong Kar-Wai's 1991 period drama Days of Being Wild. In 1992, Cheung won some of the greatest acclaim of her career for her work in The Actress, Stanley Kwan's docudrama about a silent film icon. That same year, Cheung further proved her versatility with starring roles in three more action films, Twin Dragons with Jackie Chan; the third installment of the Police Story trilogy; and The Heroic Trio, in which she and fellow action stars Michelle Yeoh and Anita Mui were cast as comic book superwomen. Following another collaboration with Wong on Ashes of Time, a 1994 period drama, Cheung broke through to an international audience in Irma Vep (1996). The popular film, directed by Olivier Assayas (whom Cheung married in 1998), featured Cheung as herself, an actress caught up in the chaos surrounding a filmmaker's attempts to make a tribute to Louis Feuillade's classic serial Les Vampires. Spending much of the film clad in an extremely flattering cat suit, Cheung endeared herself to international critics and audiences alike. The following year, she made her first English-language film, starring alongside Jeremy Irons and Gong Li in Wayne Wang's Chinese Box. Cast as a mysterious young woman named Jean, Cheung held her own against the more internationally well-established Irons and Gong. That same year, she won further acclaim for her work in the romantic comedy Comrades, Almost a Love Story, in which she played one of a pair of lovers kept apart for ten years by fate and circumstance.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Punished (Bou ying)
  • Mrs. Wong
2011
No Score Yet Better Life
  • Actor
2011
80% Ashes of Time Redux
  • Brother's Wife
2008
85% 2046
  • Slz1960
$1.3M 2005
72% Clean
  • Emily Wang
2005
95% Hero
  • Flying Snow
$53.6M 2004
89% In the Mood for Love
  • Su Li-zhen
2001
No Score Yet Yi jian zhong qing, (Sausalito)
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Augustin, Roi du Kung-Fu (Augustin, King of Kung-Fu)
  • Actor
1999
62% Chinese Box
  • Jean
1998
88% Comrades, Almost a Love Story
  • Qiao Li
1996
91% Irma Vep
  • Herself
1996
96% Supercop
  • May
1996
No Score Yet The Soong Sisters
  • Soong Ching-Ling
1996
No Score Yet Augustin
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet In Between (San Tung Gui See Doi)
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet New Age of Living Together
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Executioners
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Chai gong (Mad Monk)
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Flying Dagger
  • Flying Cat
1993
78% The Heroic Trio (Dung fong saam hap)
  • Chat/Thief Catcher
1993
No Score Yet Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau (The Eagle Shooting Heroes)
  • Imperial Master
1993
No Score Yet The Barefooted Kid
  • Pak Siu-kwan
1993
No Score Yet Ching Se
  • Green Snake
1993
No Score Yet Shen Jing Dao yu Fei Tian Mao (Flying Dagger)
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet First Shot
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Holy Weapon
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet The Moon Warriors
  • Hsien
1992
No Score Yet Dragon Inn (Xin long men ke zhan)
  • Jade King
1992
No Score Yet Center Stage
  • Ruan Ling-yu
1992
No Score Yet Hua! ying xiong (What a Hero)
  • Actor
1992
45% Twin Dragons (Shuang long hui) (Brother vs. Brother)
  • Barbara
1992
No Score Yet Jia you xi shi (All's Well, Ends Well) (Family Happiness)
  • Ho Yok
1992
No Score Yet Seung sing gusi (Alan and Eric Between Hello and Goodbye)
  • Olive
1991
No Score Yet Iceman Cometh
  • Polla
1991
No Score Yet Will of Iron
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Farewell China
  • Li Hung
1990
No Score Yet The Dragon from Russia
  • Actor
1990
90% Days of Being Wild (A Fei zheng chuan)
  • Su Lizen
$18.6k 1990
No Score Yet Full Moon in New York (Ren zai Niu Yue)
  • Li Feng Jiao
1990
No Score Yet Song of the Exile
  • Cheung Hueyin
1990
No Score Yet Red Dust
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet A Fishy Story
  • Ah-chu
1989
82% As Tears Go By
  • Ngor
1989
No Score Yet Ji dong ji xia (The Iceman Cometh)
  • Actor
1989
86% Police Story 2 (Ging chaat goo si juk jaap) (Police Force II)
  • May
1988
No Score Yet Paper Marriage (Guo bu xin lang)
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Call Girl 1988
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Earth, Moon & Sun
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Paper Marriage
  • Jade Lee
1988
67% Jackie Chan's Project A2 ('A' gai wak juk jap) (Project A, Part II)
  • Maggie
1987
No Score Yet Cheng chong chui lui chai (The Romancing Star)
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Heartbeat 100
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Happy Ghost III
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet The Seventh Curse (Yuan Zhen-Xia yu Wei Si-Li)
  • Tsai-Hung
1986
83% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force)
  • May
1985
No Score Yet It's a Drink, It's a Bomb! (Sheng dan qi yu jie liang yuan) (Christmas Romance)
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Yuen fan (Fate) (Behind the Yellow Line)
  • Actor
1984
82% Jackie Chan's Project A ('A' gai wak) (Pirate Patrol)
  • Actor
1983

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