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Michelle Yeoh


Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, she moved to London, England to study at the Royal ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Wo hu cang long Yu Shu Lien
(2000)
(1997)
Kung Fu Panda 2 Soothsayer
(2011)

Filmography

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  Blazing Samurai (announced)
Yuki (voice)
 2018 Nezha (Life as Lotus) (filming)
Yin Rong
 2018 Crazy Rich Asians
Eleanor Young
 2017-2018 Star Trek: Discovery (TV Series)
Emperor Georgiou / Captain Philippa Georgiou
- Will You Take My Hand? (2018) ... Emperor Georgiou
- The War Without, the War Within (2018) ... Emperor Georgiou
- What's Past is Prologue (2018) ... Emperor Georgiou
- Vaulting Ambition (2018) ... Emperor Georgiou
- The Wolf Inside (2018) ... Emperor Georgiou
 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Aleta Ogord
 2016 Morgan
Dr. Lui Cheng
 2016 Marco Polo (TV Series)
Lotus
- Whitehorse (2016) ... Lotus
- Lost Crane (2016) ... Lotus
- Serpent's Terms (2016) ... Lotus
- Lullaby (2016) ... Lotus
- Measure Against the Linchpin (2016) ... Lotus
 2015 Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes (TV Short)
Lotus
 2015 Strike Back (TV Series)
Mei Foster / Li-Na
- Episode #5.7 (2015) ... Mei Foster
- Episode #5.6 (2015) ... Mei Foster
- Episode #5.5 (2015) ... Li-Na
- Episode #5.4 (2015) ... Mei Foster
- Episode #5.3 (2015) ... Mei Foster
 2013 Final Recipe
Julia
 2011 The Lady
Aung San Suu Kyi
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Soothsayer (voice)
 2010 Jian yu
Zeng Jing
 2010 Su Qi-er
Dr. Yu
 2008 Babylon A.D.
Sister Rebeka
 2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Video Game)
Zi Juan (voice)
 2008 The Children of Huang Shi
Mrs. Wang
 2007 Far North
Saiva
 2007 Sunshine
Corazon
 2006 Huo yuanjia
Miss Yang (uncredited)
 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha
Mameha
 2004 Fei Ying
Silver Hawk / Lulu
 2003 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Video Game)
Yu Shu Lien
 2002 Tian mai zhuan qi
Pak Yin Fay
 2000 Wo hu cang long
Yu Shu Lien
 1999 Sing yuet tung wa
Michelle
 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies
Wai Lin
 1997 Song jia huang chao
Soong Ai-ling / Madam Kung (as Michelle Khan)
 1996 A Jin de gu shi
Ah Kam
 1994 7 jin gong
Ying
 1994 Wing Chun
Yim Wing Chun
 1993 Tai ji: Zhang San Feng
Siu Lin
 1993 Chao ji ji hua
Jessica Yang
 1993 Jin doi hou hap cyun
Ching / San / Carol
 1993 Wu xia qi gong zhu
Mon Ching Sze / To Col Ching (as Chi-King Yeung)
 1993 Dong fang san xia
Ching / Invisible Woman / Number 3 (as Michelle Khan)
 1993 Xin liu xing hu die jian
Lady Ko
 1992 Ging chaat goo si III: Chiu kup ging chaat
Insp. Jessica Yang, Director of INTERPOL (as Michelle Khan)
 1987 Tong tian da dao
Michelle Yeung Ling
 1987 Zhong hua zhan shi
Fok Ming-Ming
 1986 Wong ga jin si
Michelle Yip, HK CID (as Michelle Khan)
 1985 The Super Cops: Ultra Force II
Inspector Ng
 1985 Xia ri fu xing
Judo Instructor
 1984 Mao tou ying yu xiao fei xiang
Miss Yeung
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Other Works:

Studied Ballet at The Royal Academy in London. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 9 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Facebook page

Alternate Names:

Michelle Khan | Ziqiong Yang | Chi-King Yeung

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I believe all of us want to do good for our country. See more »

Trivia:

She speaks 3 languages, English, Malay and Cantonese. However, she can't read Chinese and relies on pinyin (a system of phonetic notation) to pronounce words. In Wo hu cang long (2000), she uses pinyin to recite her lines (with help from Mandarin speaking crew members) in Mandarin as she doesn't speak the language. See more »

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Leo

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