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Michelle Yeoh

Born: 1962

Biography

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 (2023).
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Resources

Movies

Far North

Saiva in Far North

The Touch

Pak Yin Fay in The Touch

Wing Chun

Yim Wing Chun in Wing Chun

Silver Hawk

Lulu Wong in Silver Hawk

Magnificent Warriors

Ming in Magnificent Warriors

Reign of Assassins

Zeng Jing in Reign of Assassins

Royal Warriors

Madam Michelle Yip in Royal Warriors

Yes, Madam!

Senior Inspector Ng in Yes, Madam!

Wonder Seven

Ying in Wonder Seven

The Lady

Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady

The Stunt Woman

Ah Kam in The Stunt Woman

Easy Money

Michelle Yeung Ling in Easy Money

Supercop 2

Jessica Yang Jian Wa in Supercop 2

Top Fighter 2

Self (Archive Footage) in Top Fighter 2

The Legend of Nezha

Yin Rong (Lady Yin) in The Legend of Nezha

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Evelyn Wang in Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Hidden Kingdoms of China

Narrator (voice) in The Hidden Kingdoms of China

Among the Great Apes with Michelle Yeoh

Self / Narrator in Among the Great Apes with Michelle Yeoh

Purple Mountain

in Purple Mountain

Star Trek: Section 31

Emperor Philippa Georgiou in Star Trek: Section 31

The New Face of Hollywood – A Soul of a Nation Presentation

Self in The New Face of Hollywood – A Soul of a Nation Presentation

The Mother

in The Mother

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Police Story 3: Super Cop

INTERPOL Insp. Yang Chien Hua / Hannah Lin in Police Story 3: Super Cop

Babylon A.D.

Sister Rebeka in Babylon A.D.

Butterfly and Sword

Lady Ko in Butterfly and Sword

The Soong Sisters

Soong Ai-ling / Madam Kung in The Soong Sisters

The Heroic Trio

Ching / Invisible Girl in The Heroic Trio

Executioners: The Heroic Trio 2

Ching / Invisible Girl in Executioners: The Heroic Trio 2

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

Tai-Chi Master

Qiu Xue / Falling Snow in Tai-Chi Master

Final Recipe

Julia in Final Recipe

Jean Todt, la méthode

Self in Jean Todt, la méthode

Tomorrow Never Dies

Wai Lin in Tomorrow Never Dies

Holy Weapon

Mon Ching Sze / To Col Ching in Holy Weapon

Crazy Rich Asians

Eleanor Sung-Young in Crazy Rich Asians

Rich People Problems

Eleanor Sung-Young in Rich People Problems

Last Christmas

Santa in Last Christmas

Grit & Polish: Heroines from Hong Kong

Herself in Grit & Polish: Heroines from Hong Kong

Memoirs of a Geisha

Mameha in Memoirs of a Geisha

Making The Witcher: Blood Origin

in Making The Witcher: Blood Origin

Sunshine

Corazon in Sunshine

The Children of Huang Shi

Mrs. Wang in The Children of Huang Shi

Ultimate Fights from the Movies

Yu Sau Lien (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) (archive footage) in Ultimate Fights from the Movies

The Owl vs Bombo

Ms. Yeung in The Owl vs Bombo

Mechanic: Resurrection

Mei in Mechanic: Resurrection

Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times

in Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times

Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

Lotus in Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes

Moonlight Express

Michelle in Moonlight Express

Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious

Herself in Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious

Shaolin Popey II: Messy Temple

Ah King in Shaolin Popey II: Messy Temple

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

Tso Ngan Kwan in Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes

Self (archive footage) in Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes

Fucking Kassovitz

Self in Fucking Kassovitz

Gunpowder Milkshake

Florence in Gunpowder Milkshake

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Master Chow (voice) in Minions: The Rise of Gru

The Tiger's Apprentice

Loo (voice) in The Tiger's Apprentice

Wicked

Madame Morrible in Wicked

Wicked Part Two

Madame Morrible in Wicked Part Two

True Legend

Sister Yu in True Legend

Jackie Chan: My Story

Herself in Jackie Chan: My Story

Morgan

Dr. Lui Cheng in Morgan

Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar

Herself (archive footage) in Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar

The School for Good and Evil

Professor Anemone in The School for Good and Evil

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Airazor (voice) in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Zi Yuan in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Dragon Girls !

Herself in Dragon Girls !

Hong Kong Stories

Herself in Hong Kong Stories

Avatar 3

Dr. Karina Mogue in Avatar 3

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Ying Nan in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Highly Classified: The World of 007

in Highly Classified: The World of 007

Kung Fu Panda 2

The Soothsayer (voice) in Kung Fu Panda 2

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

Yuki (voice) in Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

Boss Level

Dai Feng in Boss Level

Bond Girls Are Forever

Herself in Bond Girls Are Forever

Avatar 4

Dr. Karina Mogue in Avatar 4

Avatar 5

Dr. Karina Mogue in Avatar 5

A Haunting in Venice

Joyce Reynolds in A Haunting in Venice

Rose, c'est Paris

self in Rose, c'est Paris

The Secrets of 007

in The Secrets of 007

Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars

Judo Instructor in Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars

Fearless

Miss Yang in Fearless

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Aleta Ogord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks

Self (archive footage) in Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks

Best Ever Bond

Wai Lin (archive footage) (uncredited) in Best Ever Bond

TV Shows