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Michelle Yeoh Biography

Birth Name:
Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng
Birth Place:
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Crowned Miss Malaysia in 1983 after reluctantly entering the beauty pageant
  • First acting gig was opposite Jackie Chan in a watch commercial that aired in Hong Kong
  • One of the highest paid actresses in Asia
  • Owns a production company called Mythical Films
  • Frequently performs her own stunts
  • An ambassador for the Save China's Tigers project, which aims to protect and conserve endangered cat species in China

Awards

  • 2018Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2000Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Actress - Runner-up: winner

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