Michelle Yeoh Biography , Profession , Awards ,Early Life

Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng was born on 6 August 1962 is a Malaysian actresses . She rose to fame in the 1990s after starring in Hong Kong action films where she performed her own stunts such as Yes Madam (1985) , Magnificent Warriors (1987) , Police Story 3 Supercop (1992) to name a few .

After Moving to the United States , Yeoh gained international recognition for starring in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and in Aung lee ‘s martial arts films Crouching Tiger . Hidden Dragon (2000) for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a leading Role .

Michelle Yeoh Has also Played supporting roles in various such as a Crazy Rich Asian which is an Romantic Comedy (2018) and last Christmas (2019) , and the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) . The film review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes ranked her the greatest action heroine of all time in 2008 . In the year 1997 She was chosen by People as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World and in 2009 the same magazine listed her as one of the” 35 All Time Screen Beauties

Early Life :

Michelle Yeoh was born on 6 August 1962 Ipoh Perak . Her father was elected as a Senator of Malaysia from 1959 to 1969 representing Perak’s Malaysian Chinese Association . Yeoh was keen on dancing from an early age and beginning to practice Ballet at age of four .

She studied at Main Convent Ipoh which is an all girls secondary school as a primary student . At age 15 she moved with her parents to the United Kingdom where she was enrolled in the Hammond School , Chester . where she started to train as a Ballet dancer . later on she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative arts with a minor drama in the year 1982.

Professional career :

In 1983 Twenty year old Michelle Yeoh won the Miss Malaysia World Contest . She was the Malaysia’s representative at Miss World 1983 pageant in London where she placed eighteenth . later that year she travelled to Australia where she won the Miss Moomba International 1984 pageant .

Her first acting work was in a television commercial for Guy Laroche watches with Jackie Chan . Yeoh began her film career acting in action and martial arts films in which she performed most of her stunts . In the Movie Yes Madam (1985) she was given a main role . She was credited as Michelle Khan in her earlier films . Yeoh married Dickson Poon , who headed the D&B Group in 1987 and retired from acting .

Yeoh returned to acting with Police Story 3 Super Cop (1992) . after having divorced Poon . She also appeared in The Heroic Trio (1993) . she changed her stage name back to Michelle Yeoh when she started her Hollywood career with Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997 .

Career Fluctuations:

In 2002 , Yeoh produced her first English film The Touch , through her own production company Mythical Films . In 2005 Yeoh starred as Mameha in the film adaptation of Memoirs Of a Geisha and she continued her English language work in 2007 with sunshine in 2008 . Yeoh starred in the fantasy film The Mummy : Tomb of the Dragon Emperor with Brendan Fraser and Jet Li . In October 2011 , Yeoh was chosen by Guerlain to be its skin ambassador

Award :

In 2022 Yeoh starred in the science fiction Surreal comedy film Everything Everywhere All At Once . In the film she played struggling Laundromat owner Evelyn Wang , a role that was widely praised by Critics . It was for this role that Yeoh earned her first Golden Globe win Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes . Yeoh also appeared in the Disney series American Born Chinese based on the book of the same name by Gene Luen Yang

Honors :

In 1999 she was a member of the jury at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival . On April 19 , 2001 Yeoh was awarded the Darjah Datuk Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMK )which carries the title Dato by Sultan Azlan Shah the Sultan of Perak . On November 2002, Yeoh was honored as the Outstanding Young People Of The World (TYQP) (Cultural Achievement by JCI (Junior Chamber International) . On 12 February 2016 , Yeoh was an officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ambassador to Kuala Lumpur becoming the first Malaysian citizen to receive that honor .

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