Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1962-08-06 (61 years old)

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 (2024).

Filmography

all 118

Movies 92

self 31

TV Shows 26

Voice 3

Producer 2

Director 1

Dr. Karina Mogue
Avatar 3

Avatar 3 (2025)

Movie
Madame Morrible
Wicked

Wicked (2024)

Movie
Eileen 'Mama' Sun
The Brothers Sun

The Brothers Sun (2024)

TV
Emperor Philippa Georgiou / Captain Philippa Georgiou
Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery (2017)

TV
6.35
Aung San Suu Kyi
The Lady

The Lady (2011)

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

Best Ever Bond (2002)

Movie
Wai Lin, 'Tomorrow Never Dies' (archive footage)
Bond Girls Are Forever

Bond Girls Are Forever (2002)

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

Ultimate Fights from the Movies (2002)

Movie
Self (Archive Footage)
Top Fighter 2

Top Fighter 2 (1996)

Movie
Insp. Jessica Yang - Director of INTERPOL
Police Story 3: Super Cop

Police Story 3: Super Cop (1992)

Movie
5.13
Michelle Yeung Ling
Easy Money

Easy Money (1987)

Movie
Self - Presenter / Self
The Oscars

The Oscars (1953)

TV
Dr. Karina Mogue
Avatar 5

Avatar 5

Movie
申艳红
Lady R

Lady R

Movie
Eleanor Sung-Young
Rich People Problems

Rich People Problems

Movie
Dr. Karina Mogue
Avatar 4

Avatar 4

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.03
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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1962-08-06 (61 years old)

Birth Place
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Religion
Buddhism

Spouse
Jean Todt

Father
Yeoh Kian Teik

Mother
Janet Yeoh

Citizenships
Malaysia

Also Known As
Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng, 양자경, Μισέλ Γιο, Мишель Йео, Michelle Khan, Ziqiong Yang, Chi-King Yeung, Yeoh Choo-kheng, מישל יאו, میشل یئو, Dương Tử Quỳnh, Мішель Йєо

Awards
BBC 100 Women, Knight of the Legion of Honour, Asia's Most Influential Malaysia, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Commander of the Legion of Honour, Officer of the Legion of Honour, Time 100, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Saturn Award, Academy Award for Best Actress

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