Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1962-08-06 (59 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

71 Movies · 13 TV shows

Also Known As: Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng · 杨紫琼 · 楊紫瓊 · 양자경 · Μισέλ Γιο · Мишель Йео

Biography

Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng, PSM (; born 6 August 1962) is a Malaysian actress who rose to fame in 1990s Hong Kong action films and is best known internationally for her roles in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), along with recent international English-language films and series. She was more recently featured in CBS All-Access'/Netflix's Star Trek: Discovery (2017–2020) where she was the captain of the USS Shenzhou and Emperor from the Mirror Universe. She is also currently set to star in a Star Trek spinoff, about Section 31. Yeoh is credited as Michelle Khan in her early Hong Kong films.Born in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, she won the Miss Malaysia pageant of 1983 at the age of 20. She later achieved fame in the early 1990s after starring in a series of Hong Kong action films in which she performed her own stunts, such as Yes, Madam (1985), Police Story 3: Supercop (1992) and Holy Weapon (1993). She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress for her work in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.She has appeared in many English, Mandarin and Cantonese language films. Her other works include Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Reign of Assassins (2010), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016) and The Lady (2011), in which she portrayed Aung San Suu Kyi. In 2018, she starred in the American romantic comedy-drama film, Crazy Rich Asians. She has also co-starred in the 2018 film Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy and the 2019 film Last Christmas.The film review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes ranked her the greatest action heroine of all time in 2008. In 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".

Personal Life

Yeoh was married to Hong Kong entrepreneur Dickson Poon, owner of businesses such as Harvey Nichols and Charles Jourdan, from 1988 to 1992. In 1998, Yeoh was engaged to Alan Heldman, an American cardiologist. In 2004, she started dating Jean Todt, a leading figure in motor racing, and in July 2008 she confirmed her engagement to him during an interview with Craig Ferguson on CBS's The Late Late Show.Yeoh is a Buddhist. In March 2008, she visited Vietnam to film a documentary for the Asian Injury Prevention Foundation (AIPF). Yeoh is also a patron of the Save China's Tigers project committed to protect the endangered South China tiger.

Early Life

Yeoh was born on 6 August 1962 in Ipoh, Malaysia, to a local ethnic Malaysian Chinese family of Hokkien and Cantonese ancestry. Her parents are Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik (died on 5 November 2014), a lawyer and MCA politician, as well as the man behind the popular express bus service, Sri Maju.Yeoh was keen on dance from an early age, beginning ballet at the age of four. She studied at Main Convent Ipoh, an all-girls secondary school in Ipoh, as a primary student. At the age of 15, she moved with her parents to the United Kingdom, where she was enrolled in a boarding school. Yeoh later studied at the UK's Royal Academy of Dance in London, majoring in ballet. However, a spinal injury prevented her from becoming a professional ballet dancer, and she transferred her attention to choreography and other arts. She later received a BA degree in Creative Arts with a minor in Drama.

Movies & TV shows

2028.

1 Movie
Avatar 5

Avatar 5

6.8
2028
There is no known plot.

2026.

1 Movie
Avatar 4

Avatar 4

7.5
2026
The fourth film in the "Avatar" series is a science fiction film. The first episode of the film will be told on December 18, 2020.

2024.

1 Movie
Avatar 3

Avatar 3

2024
December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 2020, and December 19, 2025, are the release dates for the "Avatar" sequel.

2023.

1 Movie
The Tiger's Apprentice

The Tiger's Apprentice

2023
The story centers on a normal boy, Tom, who gets drawn into this world against his wishes when his eccentric grandmother who he lives with in San Francisco's Chinatown turns out to be the guardian of ...

2022.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Star Trek: Section 31

Star Trek: Section 31

2022
Section 31, in the fictional universe of Star Trek, is an organization that carries out covert operations for the United Federation of Planets.
Avatar 2

Avatar 2

6.67
2022
Sam Worthington reprises his role as Jake Sully in the sequel, The Way of Water, twelve years after he explored Pandora and joined the Na'vi. He established himself within the clans of the new world a...
Minions: The Rise of Gru

Minions: The Rise of Gru

7.57
2022
The Vicious 6 want to be bad so they can join them.

2021.

3 Movies
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

7.53
2021
When he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization, Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind.
Boss Level

Boss Level

6
2021
A retired special forces officer is trapped in a time loop on the day of his death.
Gunpowder Milkshake

Gunpowder Milkshake

2021
Sam was only 12 years old when her mother was forced to abandon her. Sam's mother worked for a ruthless crime syndicate. Sam has followed in her mother's footsteps and is now a fierce hit-woman. She c...

2020.

2 Movies
The Hidden Kingdoms of China

The Hidden Kingdoms of China

2020
The Hidden Kingdoms of China shows audiences the beauty of China's hidden kingdoms. With unique access to locations across the country, viewers go on a journey through these magical realm, exploring f...
Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times

Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times

2020
Nations United is a special, first of its kind film, created by the United Nations on its 75th Anniversary and to mark five years since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. In the midst...

2019.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Nezha

Nezha

2019
His parents are punished by the heavens. His effort came to fruition after he admitted his fault. The family of three are together.
TV
The Ready Room

The Ready Room

2019
The Ready Room is open. The cast and crew of Star Trek: Picard will be having a discussion every Thursday.
Last Christmas

Last Christmas

5.75
2019
Kate is a young woman who has a habit of making bad decisions, and her last date with disaster occurs after she accepts work as Santa's elf for a department store. Her life takes a new turn after she ...

2018.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

6.5
2018
An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to be thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.
TV
Star Trek: Short Treks

Star Trek: Short Treks

2018
Each episode of Star Trek: Short Treks has a stand-alone story that serves as an opportunity for deeper exploration of key characters and themes that fit into Star Trek: Discovery and the expanding St...
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

2018
Cheung Tin Chi tried to make a life with his son in Hong Kong, waiting tables at a bar that caters to expats after his defeat by Master Ip. He will be drawn to the fight once again by the mix of forei...

2017.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

6.3
2017
As they uncover the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage, theGuardians must fight to keep their family together.
TV
Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery

6.19
2017
Follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yoursel...

2016.

4 Movies
Mechanic: Resurrection

Mechanic: Resurrection

4.77
2016
When Arthur Bishop's foe kidnapped the love of his life, he thought he had put his past behind him. He is forced to travel the globe to complete three assassinations, and do what he does best, make th...
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

6
2016
A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last chance at redemption.
Morgan

Morgan

5.33
2016
A corporate risk-management consultant has to decide if or not to end an artificial being's life.
Dragon Girls !

Dragon Girls !

2016
The film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is the beginning of Yves Montmayeur's study of the new female warrior in Asian pop culture. He traveled from Beijing to Tokyo and Taiwan to meet with some of ...

2014.

1 TV show
TV
Chef Nic

2013.

1 Movie
Final Recipe

Final Recipe

2013
The restaurant is in danger of closing. Mark traveled to China to attend a cooking competition despite his grandfather's wishes for him to become an engineer. Mark takes the place of a contestant who ...

2011.

3 Movies
The Lady

The Lady

2011
The story of her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris, is told as she becomes the core of the democracy movement in her country.
Kung Fu Panda 2

Kung Fu Panda 2

6.34
2011
Po is living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace with his friends and fellow kung fu masters. The emergence of a formidable villain who plans to use a secret, unstoppable w...
Fucking Kassovitz

Fucking Kassovitz

2011
The production of Babylon A.D was chaotic. The year 2008.

2010.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Reign of Assassins

Reign of Assassins

2.5
2010
Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and...
True Legend

True Legend

2010
As a result of a conspiracy against him, a wealthy man lost his fortune and reputation. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and returns to being a patriotic ...
TV
Strike Back

Strike Back

5.75
2010
Section 20 is a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service that follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier who is drafted back into service.

2008.

4 Movies
Far North

Far North

2008
As Saiva is being born, a shaman declares that she is evil and will bring harm to everyone who becomes involved with her. Saiva is cast out of her tribe of herders and grows up to live a nomadic exist...
The Children of Huang Shi

The Children of Huang Shi

2008
A group of orphan children were saved by a British journalist and an Australian nurse during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

5.91
2008
An emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination pits Rick O'Connell against him. O'Connell enlisted the help of his wife and son to s...
Babylon A.D.

Babylon A.D.

5.88
2008
A veteran-turned-mercenary is hired to take a young woman with a secret from Eastern Europe to New York City.

2007.

1 Movie
Sunshine

Sunshine

6.6
2007
Fifty years from now, the sun is going to die and Earth is going to get cold. The mission to revive the Sun fails. A new team is sent to finish the mission after seven years.

2006.

1 Movie
Fearless

Fearless

4
2006
At the turn of the 20th century, Huo Yuan Jia was the most famous martial arts fighter in China. Huo overcame personal tragedy and fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial a...

2005.

1 Movie
Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

5
2005
In the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house in a sweeping romantic epic.

2004.

1 Movie
Silver Hawk

Silver Hawk

2004
As Silver Hawk, a superhero who fights injustice in skin-tight black leather, and as a rock star named Lulu Wong, who is a philanthropist by day and a super hero by night, there's a lot of similaritie...

2002.

4 Movies
The Touch

The Touch

2002
A sister and brother, the last heirs of a family of acrobats, are called upon by a Buddhist monk sect to retrieve an artifact that their ancestors have protected throughout the ages.
Bond Girls Are Forever

Bond Girls Are Forever

2002
Vintage film clips of past Bond movie epics, and with the participation of several former "Bond Girls" as interviewees. Diamonds and Ursula Andress are forever. The evolution of the typical James Bond...
Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious

Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious

2002
Not since the great Bruce Lee has a Chinese martial artist taken Hollywood by storm. Leaping out of dire poverty and obscurity, Jackie Chan has become the sensational international superstar of mayhem...
Ultimate Fights from the Movies

Ultimate Fights from the Movies

2002
The history of action movies from Hollywood to Hong Kong cinema can be found in the second film collection from FlixMix. This one has action scenes from 16 action-packed movies, including Jet Li and J...

2001.

1 Movie
Grit & Polish: Heroines from Hong Kong

Grit & Polish: Heroines from Hong Kong

2001
Female characters in martial arts films from Hong Kong: the women who played them and the directors who wrote the scenarios and directed the films.

2000.

1 Movie
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

5
2000
Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically- skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.

1999.

1 Movie
Moonlight Express

Moonlight Express

1999
On the eve of her wedding, Hitomi's fiancée, Tatsuya, is killed in a car accident. She traveled to Hong Kong to seek solace and met an undercover cop named Karbo. The duo is forced to take it on the l...

1998.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Highly Classified: The World of 007

Highly Classified: The World of 007

1998
His world is full of glamour, mystery and intrigue and now you can be a part of it. The undercover team will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the world of James Bond. The host is Desmond Llewelyn ...
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes

Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes

1998
Special honoring the grand masters of the martial arts with guest stars from film and television, music performances, live demonstrations,competitions and tributes to them.
Jackie Chan: My Story

Jackie Chan: My Story

1998
One of the world's biggest action stars is known for his wacky sense of humor, remarkable martial arts techniques, and willingness to perform incredible stunts without the use of a net. The video take...

1997.

3 Movies
The Soong Sisters

The Soong Sisters

1997
The Soong family was a political dynasty in China. The Soong daughters went to America and came back to China. A powerful businessman married Ai-ling. The founder of modern China was Sun Yat-sen. The ...
Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies

5.91
1997
A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. James Bond has to take on this evil mastermind in order to end his reign of terror and prev...
The Secrets of 007

The Secrets of 007

1997
There is a behind-the-scenes look at the James Bond film series.

1996.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Stunt Woman

The Stunt Woman

1996
Ah Kam joined the action director's team of regulars a few years ago.
TV
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

5.67
1996
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are tackled by The World's Fakest News Team.
Top Fighter 2

Top Fighter 2

1996
The sequel to "Top Fighter" focuses on the importance of the women in the martial-arts movies, from her first characters as "hero's girl" until becoming superstars by themselves. A voyage by the times...
TV
The Rosie O'Donnell Show

The Rosie O'Donnell Show

3.93
1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show was an American daytime television talk show hosted and produced by actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. It aired for six seasons from 1996 to 2002. Topics often discussed on...
Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar

Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar

1996
From Stuntman to Superstar is a documentary.

1994.

3 Movies
Wing Chun

Wing Chun

6
1994
Wing Chun, a martial arts expert, battles bandits in a film that provides as many laughs as it does wallops. Wing Chun has to deal with the men around her who can't handle a strong, independent woman....
Wonder Seven

Wonder Seven

1994
Wonder Seven, a secret group of well-trained government agents in China, has been assigned a case of a computer disc robbery. When a disastrous national conspiracy begins to unfold, everything seems t...
Shaolin Popey II: Messy Temple

Shaolin Popey II: Messy Temple

1994
Two bungling assassins are hired to chop off the right hand of a crochety master who commands magical kung-fu powers.

1993.

6 Movies
Executioners

Executioners

1993
The city was devastated by a nuclear attack. An evil villain controls the city's scarce water supply and exerts influence over both a popular leader and a militarist colonel. Wonder Woman and her daug...
Tai-Chi Master

Tai-Chi Master

1.5
1993
Two childhood friends who were wrongly accused of cheating in a martial arts competition are kicked out of their temple. They join opposing sides in a civil war as adults. They settle their difference...
Supercop 2

Supercop 2

1993
As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call Jessica Yang (Yeoh), a rising star in the ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves! What Jessica doesn't realize is that her boyfriend ...
Holy Weapon

Holy Weapon

1993
Mo Kake took a drink to defeat the best Japanese warrior, Super Sword. The samurai returned three years later with a plan to defeat Mo Kake.
The Heroic Trio

The Heroic Trio

1993
Both of them were adopted by the same master. Ching was kidnapped later by the eunuch-Chan. The scientist Li's assistant and officer married each other. He became a thief when he escaped from Chan. "T...
Butterfly & Sword

Butterfly & Sword

3.75
1993
The King's empire is in danger of being overthrown by a revolutionary group.

1992.

1 Movie
Police Story 3: Super Cop

Police Story 3: Super Cop

5.13
1992
A Chinese drug czar is stopped by a Hong Kong detective and his female counterpart.

1987.

2 Movies
Easy Money

Easy Money

1987
Ling Young is a millionaire playgirl who spends her free time staging elaborate heists for the thrill of getting away with it. Ling recruited a team of professionals from all over the world to steal b...
Magnificent Warriors

Magnificent Warriors

5.33
1987
A daredevil airplane pilot and spy must save the ruler of the city of Kaal from the clutches of a ruthless Japanese general and his army.

1986.

1 Movie
Royal Warriors

Royal Warriors

4.75
1986
Michelle Yip of the Hong Kong police is a mild-mannered Kung Fu expert; Michael Wong from air security is happy-go-lucky, stuck on himself, constantly talking, and smitten by her; Yamamoto is quiet, h...

1985.

2 Movies
Yes, Madam!

Yes, Madam!

5.33
1985
Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important micr...
Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars

Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars

4.48
1985
My Lucky Stars was the third in the Lucky Stars series. In order to stop a ruthless gang from ruining their reputations, taking their lives, and that of a key witness in an upcoming trial, the team ar...

1984.

1 Movie
The Owl vs Bombo

The Owl vs Bombo

1984
Sammo and George are partners in crime and they scam a group of people out of a lot of money. Three years later they both receive letters from Stanley Fung, in which he informs them that he has proof ...

1952.

1 TV show
TV
Today

Today

1952
NBC broadcasts a daily American morning television show called Today. January 14, 1952 is when the program began. It is the fifth-longest running American television series and was the first of its ki...

Unknown Year.

5 Movies · 2 TV shows
Billion Dollar Whale

Billion Dollar Whale

The 1MDB money-laundering scandal spans elite wealth, banking, Hollywood and politics.
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ARK: The Animated Series

ARK: The Animated Series

In a land populated by dinosaurs and other extinct creatures, people from throughout human history have been resurrected. When 21st century Australian paleontologist Helena Walker awakes there after t...
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The Witcher: Blood Origin

The Witcher: Blood Origin

The show is set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, and charts the events that lead to thejunction of the spheres, when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to becom...
The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil

The story is based on a young adult fantasy novel by Soman Chainani. Their friendship is put to the test after their fortunes are reversed.
Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once

A woman is trying to finish her taxes.
Rich People Problems

Rich People Problems

The third part of the "Crazy Rich Asians" trilogy is here.
Blazing Samurai

Blazing Samurai

The story is about a dog who fights to save a town from becoming a litter box.
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