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Michelle Yeoh

1962-08-06 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Image of Michelle Yeoh


Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng (born Yeoh Choo Kheng; 6 August 1962) is a Malaysian actress. Credited as Michelle Khan in her early films in Hong Kong, she rose to fame in the 1990s after starring in a series of Hong Kong action films where she performed her own stunts, such as Yes, Madam (1985), Magnificent Warriors (1987), Police Story 3: Supercop (1992), The Heroic Trio (1993), and Holy Weapon (1993). After moving to the United States, Yeoh gained recognition for starring in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and in Ang Lee's martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. For her role as an overwhelmed mother navigating the multiverse in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first Asian woman to win the award. Yeoh won a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award as well. Her performance also garnered her nominations for a BAFTA Award and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, among other accolades. Yeoh's other notable works include Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Sunshine (2007), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Reign of Assassins (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), and The Lady (2011), where she portrayed Aung San Suu Kyi. She played supporting roles in the romantic comedies Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and Last Christmas (2019), the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 (2017) and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), Gunpowder Milkshake (2021), Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022), The School for Good and Evil (2022), Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023), A Haunting in Venice (2023), Wicked: Part One and Two (2024 and 2025), and Avatar 3 and its sequels (2025 onwards). In television, Yeoh has starred in Marco Polo (2014-2016), Star Trek: Discovery (2017–2020), The Witcher: Blood Origin (2022), American Born Chinese (2023) and The Brothers Sun (2024).


Avatar 5 Dr. Karina Mogue 2031-12-18
Avatar 4 Dr. Karina Mogue 2029-12-20
Avatar 3 Dr. Karina Mogue 2025-12-19
Wicked Part Two Madame Morrible 2025-11-26
The Tiger's Apprentice Loo (voice) 2024-04-04
Wicked Madame Morrible 2024-11-27
The New Face of Hollywood – A Soul of a Nation Presentation Self 2023-05-26
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Airazor (voice) 2023-06-06
A Haunting in Venice Joyce Reynolds 2023-09-13
Minions: The Rise of Gru Master Chow (voice) 2022-06-29
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank Yuki (voice) 2022-07-14
Everything Everywhere All at Once Evelyn Wang 2022-03-24
The School for Good and Evil Professor Anemone 2022-10-19
Making The Witcher: Blood Origin 2022-12-25
Jean Todt, la méthode Self 2022-11-13
Gunpowder Milkshake Florence 2021-07-14
Boss Level Dai Feng 2021-02-19
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Ying Nan 2021-09-01
Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times 2020-09-19
The Hidden Kingdoms of China Narrator (voice) 2020-02-22
Last Christmas Santa 2019-11-07
Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks Self (archive footage) 2019-08-14
葉問外傳:張天志 Tso Ngan Kwan 2018-12-20
Crazy Rich Asians Eleanor Sung-Young 2018-08-15
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Aleta Ogord 2017-04-19
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny Yu Shu Lien 2016-02-18
Morgan Dr. Lui Cheng 2016-09-01
Mechanic: Resurrection Mei 2016-08-25
Dragon Girls ! Les amazones de la pop culture asiatique Herself 2016-07-03
Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes Lotus 2015-12-26
Final Recipe Julia 2013-10-10
Kung Fu Panda 2 The Soothsayer (voice) 2011-05-25
Fucking Kassovitz Self 2011-11-16
The Lady Aung San Suu Kyi 2011-11-30
苏乞儿 Sister Yu 2010-02-09
Rose, c'est Paris self 2010-05-05
剑雨 Zeng Jing 2010-09-01
Among the Great Apes with Michelle Yeoh Self / Narrator 2009-12-09
黃石的孩子 Mrs. Wang 2008-04-03
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Zi Yuan 2008-07-01
Far North Saiva 2008-04-08
Purple Mountain 2008-01-01
Babylon A.D. Sister Rebeka 2008-08-20
Sunshine Corazon 2007-04-05
霍元甲 Miss Yang 2006-01-26
Memoirs of a Geisha Mameha 2005-12-06
飞鹰 Lulu Wong 2004-01-15
Hong Kong Stories Herself 2003-01-01
Bond Girls Are Forever Herself 2002-11-06
Ultimate Fights from the Movies Yu Sau Lien (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious Herself 2002-12-10
The Touch Pak Yin Fay 2002-08-01
Best Ever Bond Wai Lin (archive footage) (uncredited) 2002-11-22
Grit & Polish: Heroines from Hong Kong Herself 2001-10-01
卧虎藏龍 Yu Shu Lien 2000-07-06
星月童話 Michelle 1999-01-01
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes Self (archive footage) 1998-08-18
成龍的傳奇 Herself 1998-07-17
Highly Classified: The World of 007 1998-01-01
The Secrets of 007 1997-12-04
Tomorrow Never Dies Wai Lin 1997-12-11
宋家皇朝 Soong Ai-ling / Madam Kung 1997-05-01
Top Fighter 2 Self (Archive Footage) 1996-09-10
阿金 Ah Kam 1996-10-10
Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar Herself (archive footage) 1996-08-30
7金剛 Ying 1994-04-01
笑林小子2:新烏龍院 Ah King 1994-12-04
Wing Chun Yim Wing Chun 1994-03-24
新流星蝴蝶劍 Lady Ko 1993-01-16
東方三俠 Ching / Invisible Girl 1993-02-12
武俠七公主之天劍絕刀 Mon Ching Sze / To Col Ching 1993-06-03
超級警察2 Jessica Yang Jian Wa 1993-10-21
現代豪俠傳 Ching / Invisible Girl 1993-09-30
太极张三丰 Qiu Xue / Falling Snow 1993-11-18
警察故事 III:超級警察 INTERPOL Insp. Yang Chien Hua / Hannah Lin 1992-07-04
中華戰士 Ming 1987-04-16
通天大盜 Michelle Yeung Ling 1987-08-20
皇家戰士 Madam Michelle Yip 1986-06-26
皇家師姐 Senior Inspector Ng 1985-11-20
夏日福星 Judo Instructor 1985-08-15
貓頭鷹與小飛象 Ms. Yeung 1984-12-12
Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Everything Everywhere All at Once
魔方小姐 申艳红
The Mother
Star Trek: Section 31 Emperor Philippa Georgiou
大闹东海 Yin Rong (Lady Yin)
Rich People Problems Eleanor Sung-Young