Michelle Yeoh is a successful actress from Hong Kong who first received international recognition from the spy film, Tomorrow Never Dies. She has won the heart of numerous audiences with her performances and she is not showing any sign of stopping.
|Full Name||Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng, PSM|
|Date of birth||August 6, 1962|
|Birth Place||Ipoh, Malaysia|
Yeoh Kian Teik
|Spouse||Dickson Poon (Divorced)|
|Partner||Jean Todt (Present)|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Net worth||US $40 million|
Bio, Family, Education, and Young
Michelle Yeoh was born on 6th August of 1962 in the capital city of the state Perak called Ipoh in Malaysia. Her full name is Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng and is the daughter of a lawyer, Janet Yeoh, and MCA politician, Yeoh Kian Teik. She was born into a wealthy family and grew up with her 2 brothers namely, Lam Hoe and Robert Yeoh.
Growing up, Yeoh started taking ballet dancing lessons when she was only 4 years old. She attended Main Convent Ipoh school in her city. She moved to the United Kingdom with her family when she was 15 years old. There she attended boarding school and later continued her ballet. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance in the UK with a ballet major. Unfortunately, Michelle Yeoh back injury prevented her from becoming a professional ballet dancer and later graduated with a degree in Drama.
Nationality, Age, Height, and Weight
Being 58 years old, Yeoh has flawlessly maintained her body shape fit, and healthy as well as her beauty intact. She has a height of 5 feet and 4 inches with a bodyweight of about 55kg. She has a slim body build and dark brown hair with black hair. Her distinctive features include her long-rounded chin and a pleasant smile. Talking about her diet, she prefers organic vegetables and seafood. Michelle Yeoh takes smaller meals and is a slow eater. She has her excessive workout routine and active in other physical activities like swimming, hiking. She was known to spend 8 hours in the gym and also practicing martial arts sometimes. As a former ballet dancer, she possesses a flexible body.
Michelle Yeoh belongs to Asian ethnicity and has Cantonese and Hokkien ancestry. Her nationality is Malaysian. She has Leo as her zodiac sign and her sexual orientation is straight.
Personal life, Husband, and Children’s
Michelle Yeoh is currently believed to reside in Paris, France with her husband Jean Todt. She was previously committed to a Hong Kong businessman of luxury goods, Dickson Poon. They parted their ways in 1992 and later she got engaged to an American cardiologist named Alan Heldman in 1998. She confirmed her relationship with former French rally driver, Jean Todt in 2004 and doesn’t have any children of her own yet. She follows Buddhism.
Social: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
Yeoh is active on Instagram and has over 531 thousand followers. Her favorite things include The Exorcist film, and her favorite foods include chicken, bean sprouts, and fish head curry.
Yeoh made her film debut in 1984 from the action-comedy film, The Owl vs Bamboo as Miss Yeung. Following year, she landed a major role in the comedy film Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars as a Judo instructor. The same year, she starred in the action-comedy film, Yes, Madam as Inspector Ng. Her performance received her Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer nomination that year. She then continued on making her appearances in other films like Royal Warriors in 1986, Magnificent Warriors, and Easy Money in 1987.
In 1992, she landed another major role in the Hong Kong action film, Police Story 3: Super Cop alongside Jackie Chan as Inspector Jessica. In 1993, she starred in 6 action films namely The Heroic Trio, Butterfly and Sword, Executioners, Holy Weapon, Once a Cop, and Tai Chi Master. Since then, she has been in numerous action films like Wonder Seven, WingChun, The Stunt Woman, The Soong Sisters. She made her international film debut in 1997 with the James Bond series film, Tomorrow Never Dies where she starred as Wai Lin.
In 2000, she made her breakthrough from the film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon where she starred as Yu Shu Lien. For her performance, she earned multiple nominations including BAFTA Film Award, Saturn Award for Best Actress, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress, and others.
Yeoh received her first Asian Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema after her performance in the American romantic comedy film, Crazy Rich Asians starred along with Henry Golding and Gemma Chan where she starred as Eleanor Young. Michelle Yeoh is currently preparing for a number of films like Avatar 2 and 3, Nezha, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Blazing Samurai, Boss Level, and so on. She will also be voicing in the animated film, Minions: The Rise of Gru as Master Chow.
Michelle Yeoh made her television debut in 2015, receiving the recurring role in the British-American action tv series called Strike Back: Legacy as Mei Foster. She then played the role of Lotus in the series Marco Polo in 2016. In 2017, she played the role of captain Philippa in the American tv series, Star Trek: Discovery for which she earned Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television. Michelle Yeoh also made her small appearance in Star Trek: Short Treks in 2018.
Michelle Yeoh will be doing a voice role in an animated tv series called Ark: The Animated Series as Mei-Yin Li. She is also preparing for her role in the new Star Trek series.
Michelle Yeoh has a net worth of 40 million dollars as of 2021. Without any doubt, she earns all her millions from the film industry. She is not only successful as an actress but also a film producer. She has also endorsed a number of brands like Anlene, Guy Larouche, Puma, and Tourism Bureau of Malaysia. She also endorsed the skincare brand called Guerlain in 2011.