Michelle Yeoh Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Age, Facts, Career, Children

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Michelle Yeoh

Facts About Michelle Yeoh

Celebrated Name Michelle Yeoh
Age 59 Years
Nick Name Michelle
Birth Name Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng
Birth Date 1962-08-06
Gender Female
Profession Actress and Producer
Birth Nation Malaysia
Place Of Birth Ipoh, Perak
Nationality Malaysian
Ethnicity Asian
Horoscope Leo
Mother Janet Yeoh
Father Yeoh Kian-teik
School Main Convent Ipoh
Education BA degree in Creative Arts
Famous For Famous as a Malaysian actress and producer
Best Known For Known for her role as Wai Lin in the 1997 James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies"
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Engaged
Boyfriend Jean Todt
Net Worth $45 million
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Height 5ft 4 inches(1.63m)
Weight 55kg(121 lbs)
Body Measurement 35-23-36 inches
Links Instagram Facebook

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Michelle Yeoh is a Malaysian actress and producer who is best known for her role as Wai Lin in the 1997 James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies". Her character has received critical acclaim, being widely regarded as one of the best Bond girls in the series. She also portrayed the role of Yu Shu Lien in the Chinese martial arts film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" in 2000. Michelle was included on the BBC's list of 100 Women to Watch in 2020. From 2017 to 2020, she starred as Philippa Georgiou in the American television series "Star Trek: Discovery". 

Besides, Michelle is active on the social media platform with around 831k followers on her verified Instagram account: @michelleyeoh_official and has over 321k followers on her verified Facebook account: @Michelle Yeoh 楊紫瓊

What is Michelle Yeoh famous for?

  • Famous as a Malaysian actress and producer
  • Known for her role as Wai Lin in the 1997 James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies"

Michelle Yeoh parents

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Where is Michelle Yeoh from?

Michelle Yeoh was born on August 6, 1962, in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. Her birth name is Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng. She holds Malaysian nationality. Her ethnicity is Asian while Leo is her zodiac sign. She is of  Hokkien and Cantonese descent.

Michelle was born to Janet Yeoh(mother) and Yeoh Kian-teik(father). Her father was a lawyer and MCA politician who played a vital role in the popular express bus service, Sri Maju.

She was raised in her hometown, Ipoh. At the age of 4, she started learning ballet. She did her schooling at Main Convent Ipoh. When she was 15, her family moved to the United Kingdom where she joined a boarding school.

Growing up, she developed a great interest in dance and went on to graduate from the UK's Royal Academy of Dance in London with a major in ballet. She gave up her ambition of being a professional dancer after suffering a spinal injury and shifted her focus to choreography and other disciplines.

Later, she earned a BA degree in Creative Arts with a minor in Drama. Michelle won the Miss Malaysia World contest in 1983 at the age of 20 which gained her huge popularity. She represented Malaysia at the Miss World pageant in London in 1983. She proceeded to Australia later that year and won two more beauty pageants, "Queen of the Pacific" and "Miss Moomba."

Michelle Yeoh's Career

  • Michelle Yeoh made her first television debut by making her appearance in a television commercial with Jackie Chan. The commercial drew the attention of a film production company, D&B Films which offered her acting roles.
  • She then worked in several martial arts and action films including "Yes Madam" (1985), "Royal Warriors" (1986), "Magnificent Warriors" (1987), and "Easy Money" (1987).
  • Following her divorce, she made her return to acting with the action film "Police Story 3: Super Cop" in 1992. Other blockbusters followed, including 'The Heroic Trio' (1993), 'Tai Chi Master' (1994), and 'Wing Chun' (1994).
  • Michelle got her career breakthrough in 1997 after she starred as Wai Lin in the 1997 James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies". Her role garnered critical acclaim and also earned her international recognition.  
  • she was a member of the jury at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival in 1999.
  • She portrayed the role of Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, a Chinese language martial arts film (2000). The film was shot in several Chinese regions. The film was a worldwide hit, earning her a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2000.
  • In the year 2002, she produced and starred in the Hong Kong action martial arts film "The Touch" through her own production company, Mythical Films.
  • JCI named her one of the Outstanding Young People of the World (TOYP) (Cultural Achievement) on November 25, 2002. (Junior Chamber International)
  • She then starred as the graceful Mameha in the American epic period drama film "Memoirs of a Geisha" in 2005.
  • She also appeared in the fantasy action film "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" with Brendan Fraser and Jet Li in 2008.

Michelle Yeoh awards

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  • Michelle became a skincare ambassador in Guerlain in October 2011.
  • In March 2013, she was honored with the Excellence in Asian Cinema award at the 7th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.
  • She was the Chief Guest at India's International Film Festival on November 30, 2013.
  • She has acted in two biopics "The Soong Sisters", and "The Lady". The Burmese government placed her on a no-fly list as a result of her involvement in The Lady; she was denied entrance to Myanmar on June 22, 2011, and deported the same day.
  • She made her TV series debut in 2015 by playing the role of Mei Foster on the fifth and final season of the Cinemax/Sky series "Strike Back".
  • In the year 2016, she starred in the TV series "Marco Polo". In the same year, she appeared in various films including "Mechanic: Resurrection" and "Morgan".
  • She appeared in the role of  Eleanor Young in the 2018 American romantic comedy-drama film "Crazy Rich Asians". The film is based on Kevin Kwan's book of the same name.
  • She then starred with Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke in the 2019 film Last Christmas as "Santa," a Christmas-themed business owner. The film was released on November 8, 2019, and it was a box office hit, making more than $121 million worldwide.
  • In 2021, she played the role of Ying Nan in Marvel Studios "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings".
  • Michelle portrayed the starring role of Evelyn Wang in the American science fiction black comedy action film "Everything Everywhere All at Once" in 2022. Her performance in the film was praised by critics, with David Enrlich of IndieWire calling it the "best performance Michelle has ever done."
  • She will also feature in Ark: The Animated Series, a series based on Studio Wildcard's computer game Ark: Survival Evolved, in which she will play Mei-Yin Li, the Beast Queen of the Jungle, according to The Game Awards 2020.

Michelle Yeoh Awards 

  • Asian Media Award (Asian American International Film Festival)
  • ShoWest Award for International Star of the Year
  • Asian Film Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema
  • Cinema Legend Award (Singapore International Film Festival)
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
  • The Asian Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema

Michelle Yeoh Husband

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Who is Michelle Yeoh married to?

Michelle Yeoh is currently in a relationship with her fiance, Jean Todt. Todt is a French motor racing executive and former rally co-driver who is the former president of the FIA. The couple started dating each other in 2004 and finally got engaged in July 2008. The couple is happily living together in her house in Geneva, Switzerland. Previously, she was married to Dickson Poon from 1998 to 1992. Poon is a Hong Kong entrepreneur who owns businesses such as "Harvey Nichols" and "Charles Jourdan". Later in 1998, she got engaged to an American cardiologist, Alan Heldman. 

Besides, she is a Buddhist. She went to Vietnam in March 2008 to make a documentary for the Asian Injury Prevention Foundation. She is also a supporter of Save China's Tigers initiative, which aims to save the endangered South China tiger.

Michelle Yeoh Dickson Poon

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How much is Michelle Yeoh worth?

Michelle Yeoh has earned a handsome sum of money from her profession as an actress and producer. Michelle began her acting career in a television commercial and has since progressed to become one of Asia's highest-paid actresses. She has appeared in many films and television programs and has received various accolades and earnings as a result of her work. She also owns a tropical paradise resort in Malaysia, which is enormous in every way. Including all of her earnings, Michelle has an estimated net worth of $45 million as of 2022.

How tall is Michelle Yeoh?

Michelle Yeoh is a beautiful woman with a well-maintained athletic body physique in her late 50s. Also, People magazine named her one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1997. She has a fair complexion with brown hair and a pair of brown eyes. She stands tall with a height of 5ft 4 inches(1.63m) and has a body weight of 55kg(121 lbs). Her body measurement is 35-23-36 inches.

Did You Know?

  • Michelle Yeoh is of Hokkien and Cantonese ancestry.
  • People's magazine listed her as one of the "35 All-Time Screen Beauties".
  • She received a special award for her contribution to Malaysian cinema at the 24th Malaysian Film Festival.
  • The French government honored her with the Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres accolade on February 12, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur.
  • She was included in the BBC's 100 Women list of 2020
  • She is credited as Michelle Khan in her early Hong Kong films.