Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh

Highest Rated: 97% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Lowest Rated: 6% Babylon A.D. (2008)

Birthday: Aug 06, 1962

Birthplace: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Michelle Yeoh was a Malaysian film and television actress who rose to international film in the 1990s and early 2000s with her roles in films like "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000), and "Memoirs of a Geisha" (2005). Born in Ipoh, West Malaysia, Yeoh took an early interest in dancing. She started doing ballet at the age of 5, and after moving with her parents to England at the age of 15, enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dance in London. Yeoh loved ballet and envisioned a career as a dancer, but her life would take an unexpected turn when, at the age of 20, she won the 1983 Miss Malaysia contest. After winning the contest Yeoh appeared in a commercial alongside the Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan, which exposed her to a Hong Kong production company of martial arts films. The company, D&B Films, began casting Yeoh in many of its martial arts films, including "The Owl vs. Bumbo" (1984), "Yes, Madam!" (1985), and "Easy Money" (1987). Yeoh was quickly making a name for herself as a star of Hong Kong martial arts films, when, in 1987, she married the American businessman Dickson Poon and retired from acting. Yeoh eventually divorced Poon in 1992, and promptly returned to acting with roles in films like "Supercop 2" (1993) and "Wing Chun" (1994). It was her appearance in the 1997 James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies," however, that exposed Yeoh to western audiences for the first time, thus making her an international star in the process. More roles in western films with international appeal followed, including "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Memoirs of a Geisha," and "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon" (2008). Yeoh continued working steadily well into the 2010s, with parts in blockbuster Hollywood films like "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (2017) and "Crazy Rich Asians" (2018), as well as a recurring role on the science-fiction series "Star Trek: Discovery" (CBS, 2017- ). Furthermore, Yeoh appeared in two high profile Hollywood films in 2019, the science-fiction thriller "Boss Level," directed by Joe Carnahan, and the comedy "Last Christmas," directed by Paul Feig, thus proving she had no intentions of slowing down.

Highest rated movies

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Crazy Rich Asians
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
The Tai Chi Master
Far North
Executioners
The Heroic Trio
Sunshine

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Avatar 2 Dr. Karina Mogue (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Minions: The Rise of Gru Master Chow (Voice) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Jiang Nan (Character) - 2021
73% 76% Boss Level Dai Feng (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunpowder Milkshake Florence (Character) - 2021
46% 81% Last Christmas Santa (Character) $35.1M 2019
89% 46% Master Z: Ip Man Legacy Tso Ngan Kwan (Character) $188.7K 2018
91% 76% Crazy Rich Asians Eleanor Young (Character) $174.5M 2018
No Score Yet 39% Mechanic: Ressurection Unknown (Character) - 2016
31% 40% Mechanic: Resurrection Mei (Character) $21.2M 2016
37% 30% Morgan Dr. Lui Cheng (Character) $3.9M 2016
20% 39% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny Yu Shu Lien (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 73% Final Recipe Julia (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2013
81% 74% Kung Fu Panda 2 Soothsayer (Voice) - 2011
36% 62% The Lady Aung San Suu Kyi (Character) - 2011
64% 55% True Legend Sister Yu (Character) - 2010
70% 73% Reign of Assassins Drizzle (Character) - 2010
6% 26% Babylon A.D. Sister Rebeka (Character) $22.5M 2008
12% 30% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Zi Yuan (Character) $102.2M 2008
31% 66% The Children of Huang Shi Madame Wang (Character) $110.8K 2008
83% 47% Far North Saiva (Character) - 2007
77% 73% Sunshine Corazon (Character) $3.7M 2007
35% 83% Memoirs of a Geisha Mameha (Character) $57M 2005
No Score Yet 35% Silver Hawk Lulu (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2004
No Score Yet 31% The Touch Pak Yin Fay (Character),
Producer
- 2002
97% 86% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Yu Shu Lien (Character) $128.1M 2000
No Score Yet 45% Moonlight Express Michelle (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 79% The Soong Sisters Soong Ai-ling / Madam Kung (Character) - 1997
57% 53% Tomorrow Never Dies Colonel Wai-Lin (Character) $145M 1997
No Score Yet 70% The Stunt Woman Ah Kam (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 20% Holy Weapon Ching Sze/To Col Ching (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 73% Wing Chun Yim Wing Chun (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 25% Wonder Seven Ying (Character) - 1994
60% 40% Supercop 2 Jessica Yang (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 50% Butterfly and Sword Sister Ko (Character) - 1993
80% 46% Executioners Ching/San/Carol (Character) - 1993
86% 84% The Tai Chi Master Sin Lin (Character) - 1993
80% 66% The Heroic Trio Ching/Invisible Woman (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tong Fong Sam Hop Ching/Invisible Woman/Number 3 (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 27% Easy Money Michelle Yeung (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 50% Magnificent Warriors Fok Ming-Ming (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Royal Warriors Michelle Yip (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 62% Yes, Madam Inspector Ng (Character) - 1985

TV

Credit
84% 42% Star Trek: Discovery Philippa Georgiou (Character) 2017-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hidden Kingdoms of China Narrator 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019
No Score Yet 20% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Guide to Film Unknown (Character) 2016
66% 94% Marco Polo The Handmaiden (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
85% 74% Strike Back: Origins Mei Foster (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2005

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