Michelle Yeoh Net Worth, Height, Age, & Personal Info Wiki

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Actress Michelle Yeoh is an actress from Malaysia. 

Michelle Yeoh's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)

Height5 ft 0 in
1.54 m
Weight108 pounds
49 kg
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorDark Brown
Body TypeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Michelle Yeoh's Net Worth

Michelle Yeoh has a $40 million fortune.  (2)

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Michelle Yeoh's Early Life

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Yeoh was born in Ipoh, Perak, on August 6, 1962, to a Hokkien and Cantonese-speaking local ethnic Malaysian Chinese family. Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian-teik are her parents. Yeoh Kian-teik is a politician and lawyer who founded the well-known express bus service, Sri Maju. Yeoh developed a passion for dance at a young age and started learning ballet at four. (3)

Michelle Yeoh's Education

She attended the all-girls secondary school Main Convent Ipoh in Ipoh as a primary student. Michelle Yeoh relocated to the UK with her parents when she was 15 to participate in a boarding school there. Yeoh later majored in ballet while attending the Royal Academy of Dance in London, United Kingdom. She turned to choreography and other art forms instead of becoming a professional ballet dancer because of a spinal injury. Later, she earned a BA in creative arts with a drama minor.

Michelle Yeoh's Relationships and Family Life

From 1988 to 1992, Yeoh was wed to businessman Harvey Nichols and Charles Jourdan, owner of Dickson Poon of Hong Kong. Yeoh was engaged to American cardiologist Alan Heldman in 1998. She began dating Jean Todt in 2004, then the CEO and general manager of Scuderia Ferrari and later the president of the FIA. Michelle Yeoh announced her engagement to him in July 2008 while speaking with Craig Ferguson on CBS’s The Late Late Show.

Michelle Yeoh's Career

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Michelle Yeoh became well-known in the 1990s after appearing in several Hong Kong action movies, including Yes, Madam, Police Story 3: Supercop in 1992, and Holy Weapon, where she pulled off her stunts. Michelle Yeoh gained recognition abroad for her parts in the martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. Michelle Yeoh got nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress for the latter performance.

Yeoh is well-known for her role as Philippa Georgiou in the Star Trek franchise on television, which she played in the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Discovery from 2017 to 2020. Yeoh will star in an untitled spin-off series announced for 2019. She was named the most incredible action heroine in 2008 by the movie review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. She was named one of the 35 All-Time Screen Beauties in 2009 by the same publication that had called her one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1997. Michelle Yeoh was ranked among the top 100 most influential people in the World by Time in 2022.

Yeoh, then 20 years old, won the Miss Malaysia World pageant in 1983. She represented Malaysia at the Miss World pageant held in London in 1983. Michelle went to Australia later that year and won the Miss International Tourism Quest competition. From there, she starred with Jackie Chan in a television ad that caught the eye of D&B Films, a young Hong Kong production company. Michelle began her film career acting in action and martial arts films, where she did most of her stunts. Already with her third credit, Yes, Madam, in 1985, she was given the leading role. In these earlier movies, she was given the name Michelle Khan. D&B Films chose this alias because they believed it might be more appealing to foreign and western audiences. Yeoh gave up acting in 1987 to wed Dickson Poon, the head of the D&B Group. Yeoh, who divorced Poon, made a comeback to working with Police Story 3: Super Cop at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. She then made appearances in the 1993 and 1994 Yuen Woo-ping movies Tai Chi Master, Wing Chun, and The Heroic Trio. (1)

When she began her Hollywood career in 1997 with the film Tomorrow Never Dies, she returned to Michelle Yeoh as her stage name. She played Wai Lin in the 1997 James Bond movie opposite actor Pierce Brosnan. She was praised by Brosnan as a fantastic actress who was serious and dedicated to her craft. About her combat prowess, he described her as a female James Bond. Director Roger Spottiswoode disallowed her from performing her own stunts because he deemed them to be too dangerous. She nevertheless performed all of the fighting scenes herself. The Chinese martial arts movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, hired Yeoh to play Yu Shu Lien. The movie was filmed in several Chinese provinces. Yeoh spoke Malay and English as a child before learning Cantonese. She had a limited command of Mandarin and had phonetically learned the Mandarin dialogue from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Yeoh received a BAFTA 2000 nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role thanks to the film’s success on a global scale.

Yeoh played the lead role in the science fiction black comedy. Everything Everywhere All at Once from the Daniels filmmaking team, released in March to largely positive reviews. She portrayed the struggling laundromat owner Evelyn Wang in the movie, and the part earned her high praise from critics. David Ehrlich of IndieWire called it Michelle Yeoh’s best performance to date. Yeoh will play a role in the upcoming Disney+ series American Born Chinese, based on Gene Luen Yang’s book of the same name. She was cast in the eight-part Netflix series The Brothers Sun in 2022, and in August of that same year, she joined the cast of the Russo Brothers’ The Electric State, which also starred Millie Bobby Brown and Chris Pratt. (4)

References

  1. Michelle Yeoh, retrieved from https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000706/bio
  2. Michelle Yeoh Net Worth, retrieved from https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/actors/michelle-yeoh-net-worth/
  3. Michelle Yeoh, retrieved from https://www.biography.com/actor/michelle-yeoh
  4. Michelle Yeoh, retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Yeoh#Personal_life

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