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Michelle Yeoh

pramesh Published On Thu Jan 30 2020   Modified On Thu Jan 30 2020
Michelle Yeoh

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Full NameMichelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng
First NameMichelle
Middle NameYeoh
Last NameChoo-Kheng
Birth NameMichelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng
EthnicityAsian/Han Chinese(Hokkien)
Birth CityPerak
Birth CountryMalaysia
Father NameYeoh Kian Teik
Father ProfessionAn MCA Politician
Mother NameJanet Yeoh
Mother ProfessionA Lawyer
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusRelation
SpouseDickson Poon
Relation WithJean Todt
AwardsOutstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema,Asian Media Award,ShoWest Award for International Star of the Year,Crazy Rich Asians
SibilingsRobert Yeoh, Lam Hoe Yeoh
Filmography53 Films,4 Television Shows
EducationRoyal Academy of Dance, Royal Academy of Arts
Height163 cm
Weight55 kg
Networth$40 M
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Date of BirthAugust 6,1962
Age58 years


    of Michelle Yeoh

    What is Michelle Yeoh marital status ?Relation
    Who is Michelle Yeoh married with?Dickson Poon
    Who is Michelle Yeoh in Relation with?Jean Todt
    What is the height of Michelle Yeoh?163 cm
    What is the weight of Michelle Yeoh?55 kg

    Who Is Michelle Yeoh?

    Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng, shortly named Michelle Yeoh, is an Actress from Malaysia, well recognized for performing her stunts in the action films that brought her to fame in the early 1990s.

    Why Is Michelle Yeoh famous?

    Michelle Yeoh is best recognized in the Western world for starring in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, as Wai Lin, and the multiple Academy Award-winning Chinese action film Crouching Tiger: Hidden Dragon, for which Michelle was nominated the BAFTA for "Best Actress". 

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    Michelle Yeoh

    In 2008, the film “Critic Submission: Rotten Tomatoes” was ranked as the greatest action heroine of all time.

    Besides acting, she is well known on Instagram with around 36.2k followers.

    Michelle Yeoh Bio, Early life and Career

    Michelle Yeoh who paved the way for a whole lot of Asian actors, was born on the 6th of August, 1962, in Ipoh, Federation of Malaysia. Currently, she is 57 years old and was seen alongside actors like Tom Wu, Lorenzo Richelmy, Claudia Kim, Olivia Cheng, and Zhu Zhu in a Netflix Original series Marko Polo.

    Her mother Janet Yeoh was a lawyer and her father Yeoh Kian Teik was an MCA politician. She was interested in dance from an early age, starting ballet at the age of four.

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    Michelle Yeoh in her Early Days 

    She studied at Convent Ipoh (Main Convent) as a primary student. Michelle studied at the UK's Royal Academy of Dance in London, majoring in ballet after moving to the United Kingdom. 

    With her a spinal injury, she was unable to become a professional ballet dancer and gave her attention to choreography and other skills. Later, She collected her BA degree in Creative Arts with a subsidiary in Drama. 

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    Michelle Yeoh With Other Beauty Queens

    When she was just 20, Michelle won the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant, held in Australia, in 1983. Later in Melbourne, he also won the Miss Moomba title. 

    Her first starring on camera was in 1984 commercial with martial arts star Jackie Chan. In 1985, she started making action movies with D&B Films of Hong Kong. 

    She was first known as Michelle Khan, then later, Michelle Yeoh. Never trained with a martial artist, she dependent on her dance discipline and her on-set trainers to prepare for her martial arts action scenes.

    Michelle makes many dance skills in her movies. Michelle still does most of her stunts and was injured many times while doing so. Regardless of this fact, she still cannot read Chinese and she has to have a Chinese script reader to her. 

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    Michelle Yeoh with Dickson Poon

    In 1988, she married wealthy D&B Films executive Dickson Poon and took retirement from acting.

    Even though they were separated from divorce in 1992, she is close to Poon's second wife and a patroness to Poon's daughter. 

    Video: Tomorrow Never Dies, Michelle Yeoh

    When she returned to the acting industry, she became very popular to Chinese audiences and she became re-known to western audiences through her co-starring roles in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). 

    Later, her popularity rose to the ultimate height, after she was cast in the extraordinaire successful Crouching Tiger: Hidden Dragon (released in 2000), directed by Ang Lee. She turned down a cast in a sequel to The Matrix (released in 1999).

    With several movies released after that, recently in 2019, she played Christmas themed-store owner "Santa" in Last Christmas, antagonist to Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke.

    What is Michelle Yeoh’s Net Worth?

    Asian Media Award, Sho-West Award for International Star of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema, and appearing in lots of Films and Television shows, she has collected a huge amount of wealth to her name.

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    Michelle Yeoh with her Ferrari
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    It is estimated that the Malaysian actress has a net worth of $40 million. She reportedly receives over $1 million per movie and as a cast of the hit Netflix series, Marko Polo she reportedly claimed over $150 thousand per episode.

    This fame and money was undoubtedly the result of her super hard work and was only possible due to her dedication and hard work in her career as both an actress and a model.

    Michelle Yeoh’s Relationship Status

    Michelle Yeoh was married to Hong Kong based entrepreneur Dickson Poon, proprietor of businesses such as Harvey Nichols and Charles Jourdan, from 1988 to 1992. 

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    Michelle Yeoh with Jean Todt

    In 1998, Michelle was engaged to Alan-Heldman, who is an American cardiologist. 

    In 2004, she began dating Jean Todt, a central figure in motor racing, and in July 2008 she revealed her engagement date during an interview with Craig Ferguson on CBS's The Late Late Show.

    Michelle Yeoh and Buddhism

    Mechelle is a Buddhist. In March 2008, she went to Vietnam to film a documentary for the Asian Injury Prevention Foundation (AIPF). 

    She also has visited Bodhi Gaya where lord Gautama got enlightened and became the Buddha.

    Michelle is also an end-user of the Save China's Tigers project committed to protecting the endangered South China tiger.

    Michelle Yeoh’s Body Measurements

    Michelle being beauty with brains, she has a charming and beautiful figure. Here are some facts about her and her body measurements:

    Dob6th August, 1962
    Weight55 kg
    Height5 feet 4 inches
    Hair Dark Brown
    EyesDark Brown
    BoyfriendJean Todt
    Net Worth$40 million

    Some FAQs Related to Michelle Yeoh

    What is Michelle Yeoh's nationality?

    Michelle Yeoh is a famous Hollywood actress from Malaysia.

    How old is Michelle Yeoh?

    Michelle Yeoh is currently 57 years old.

    Did Michelle Yeoh do her own stunts?

    Michelle does execute most of her own stunts. She is famous for doing many difficult stunts on her own. 

    Was Michelle Yeoh In Star Trek Series? Who Played Philippa Georgiou in Star Ttrek?

    Yes! Actress Michelle Yeoh was is Star Trek Series. appeared as Philippa Georgiou in a famous TV series Star Trek: Discovery.