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Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh's biography

Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng is 60 years old actor born at Ipoh. She was born on Monday 6th of August 1962. Michelle is often nicknamed as Michelle Khan, Ziqiong Yang, Chi-King Yeung, Queen of Martial Arts. According to year of birth 1962 Michelle belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 6th of August means she is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.

Michelle is asian malaysian. Michelle is citizen of Malaysia. She is buddhist. Michelle´s primary profession is to be actor. You can know her also as model, beauty pageant contestant. Michelle is recently known as film actor.

Michelle Yeoh's dad

Michelle Yeoh's father's name is Yeoh Kian Teik. Michelle´s father was born in 1925. Michelle´s father died on Wednesday 5th of November 2014. Yeoh Kian Teik was 52 years old, when this happened.

Michelle Yeoh's mom

Michelle Yeoh's mother's name is Janet Yeoh.

Michelle Yeoh's family

Michelle Yeoh's ex husband

Jean Todt

Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt have been together.

Michelle Yeoh's schools

We found 2 schools Michelle attended. Complete list of schools: Royal Academy of Dance, SMK Main Convent, Ipoh.

Detailed informations about her schools

She studied university - BA Dance, Royal Academy of Dance, London, England.

Michelle Yeoh's career

Michelle´s main focus is to be actor. She is famous thanks to Action movie star in Hong Kong, Miss Malaysia 1983.

Is Michelle Yeoh gay ?

She is known to be straight.

What Michelle Yeoh has done for a first time

  • Only the second Asian actress to play the major James Bond girl in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). The first one was Mie Hama in You Only Live Twice (1967), thirty years earlier.

Michelle Yeoh's quotes

  • Learning how to walk in a kimono was an art form in itself - if you didn't learn to do it properly it was like dragging a dead cat across the floor! We had to walk with a piece of paper between your knees and a tea tray balanced on your head.
  • In Asia, we constantly play Koreans, Malay, Chinese. We do not question that, as you do not question an Englishman playing an American or a German.
  • I prefer to be kicked four or five times well, you know, hard, than twenty or twenty five times not so good...
  • [on playing Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady (2011)] If there is one thing I learned from this experience it's you need to believe in people, and their ability to grow and to change. You can never give up hope.
  • My career in the movie business began in Hong Kong, my heart has always been tied to Asia, and it is immensely gratifying to see international recognition for Asian cinema as a whole.
  • I have been presented with roles with demand not just a physical ability but mental disciplines as well. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) was not so much about physical exertion... it was much more graceful and contained than that.
  • Wai Lin is the first Bond Girl who is on a par with Bond, someone who can match up with him mentally and physically. From the moment our characters see each other, there is a wariness and a recognition that this person is not who she or he seems to be.
  • I have people who love me and people that I love and a man that I love. So in that sense, I feel that I'm pretty well rounded.
  • Martial arts is just practice. Being a geisha requires complete control.
  • To be a geisha, you have to have to an iron-clad layer around you - around your physical body and your heart.
  • As an actor, you hope to find roles that are challenging to you as an artist. Then if you are truly blessed, you will find that it also carries a message that you can impart to your audience.
  • In many ways, I feel I'm still as physically fit as I was 20 years ago because I've always been athletic.
  • I have done many films across the globe and would love to be a part of Bollywood, but the script must have a strong character for me.
  • If I only get to play Malaysian roles, there wouldn't be very many roles for me to play.
  • When I watch myself on-screen, I always look for the flaws.
  • I grew up in Malaysia, and Bollywood is really big there. As a result, I've grown up watching a lot of Hindi movies.
  • When you love someone, you don't try to change them.
  • I don't like cutting my hair. I did that once, and my mum thought I was a boy.
  • India is a great talent pool of actors. I see Freida Pinto making it big in Hollywood, and I am sure many others can also make it.
  • I'm not a fashion victim, and I don't closely follow trends. I dress the way I feel comfortable because, at the end of the day, you have to be comfortable.
  • My mother is a very big cinema buff, so as a kid, we watched a lot of Indian and Malay films.
  • I stretch and do my squats when I brush my teeth.
  • This world belongs to all of us, and all sexes should be able to live in respect and harmony.
  • When men have a smile on their faces, that does a lot for me.
  • Let's empower men and help them take a stand to stop acts of violence against women.
  • I kick and punch quite hard, and it surprises people.
  • When a movie becomes very successful, it's automatic that people will start thinking a sequel, a prequel, a quel-quel.
  • I always thought of myself as James Bond.
  • As a producer, what you want to do is make the next hit. But you also want to lead the audience into wanting to watch different movies. You have to vary your content.
  • I thoroughly enjoy a good hot bath. That is my ultimate luxury.
  • You have to have integrity.
  • Your timing has to be very accurate. I've done a lot of wire work before. I can see that experience makes a big difference.
  • There is no guaranteed formula. And that's one of the interesting things about film making. You could put $115 million in, and it doesn't guarantee success.
  • There is so much we can do to save lives on our roads.
  • The Asia and the Pacific region is facing an epidemic of road death and injury, but we also have innovative Asian road safety solutions.
  • Every time you do a movie, it's important for your career, your reputation.
  • For an actress, everything is always fine - you are looked after, you have your trailer, and everything provided. But the crew are the ones out there in the wilds all the time, hours before and after us.
  • You never know whether the subject matter will click with the audience at that particular time. I wish there was a formula, you know, 'That plus that equals success.'
  • As producers, we can influence where the budget goes, but only the director really controls what tone, what type of movie you are trying to make.
  • 'Crouching Tiger,' of course, was a very dramatic role for me, and the fighting was very serious.
  • As an actress, you know there are limitations on what you can do creatively.
  • Sometimes, being a girl away from home - it gets to you.
  • In a movie, that's the only time when you're allowed these kind of fantasies to be lived. Being able to look so cool and be able to fight five bad guys and take them down. When can you do that?
  • The beauty about being a producer is you sit there, and you explore ideas which become a passion, which slowly becomes a reality.
  • I'm terrible on the phone. I just text my friends and family and say, 'Hey, I'm in town.'
  • Body language is more fascinating to me than actual language.
  • It can only be true love when you enable your other half to be better, to be the person they're destined to be.
  • It's so important for me to do my own stunts. The sense of achievement is so immense. But the studios don't want to take the risk.
  • San Suu's story will always involve politics, but the essence is the love story.
  • Before you get into the mind, you have to inhabit the physicality. Body language is a great way of speaking.
  • It's very important for us all to understand that we are interconnected and we need to hold hands together, especially when the going gets tough.
  • We all learn every day, and that's the magic about film making.
  • On 'Far North,' we were always aware of being at the whim of mother nature. She's the biggest star in the film.
  • Martial arts is something you can learn or pick up and think you could do really well.
  • Some of the martial arts films, the motivation is about martial arts. That's where it's coming from. It is a visual, commercial film, to showcase the next stunt, the biggest thing. And character development becomes a side thing.
  • They won't take you seriously because you are a girl. These guys had to understand that you are just as tough as them, and you have to take them on.
  • Playing Aung San Suu Kyi was a journey in itself. She represents many things for many people and for many reasons. Although I have played many important roles in my life, I can say that this role has been a journey of self-realization.
  • There might never be another 'Crouching Tiger.' There might be something that's even better than 'Crouching Tiger.'
  • Acting is not just impersonating your character.
  • In one take, I had to do 24 combat sequences, which is hard. It makes you think, 'I'd better get on my toes again.'
  • Why do we have 'Transformers 5 or 6?' Because young kids will go and see it four or five times.
  • Action shouldn't just be seeing all those crashes. You can blow up a cathedral; next time you blow up the Great Wall of China, and then what? But when you're in love with your characters, the smallest action becomes an important action.
  • Movies cater to what the audiences want.
  • I went to the Gobi Desert, even though I had no scenes there. This is the greatness of China, the landscape, even for us.
  • When you're a teenager, you could do a lot more crazy things, and your body recovers faster.
  • I believe all of us want to do good for our country.
  • I did ballet, piano and all that - my brother did martial arts, my passion.
  • I don't plan to go out and do action or not do action.
  • I love action films, and to be able to put together 'Silver Hawk' was so exciting.
  • I love my martial arts and action movies. They give another dimension to the acting world: the emotional plus the physical.
  • Jackie Chan is like a big bro to me.
  • I gravitate towards roles where women find strength in very difficult, uncompromising situations but maintain clarity in mind, discipline at heart, and a certain strength in spirit.
  • When someone acknowledges you for something that they think about you, it's a huge compliment.
  • Sometimes when I'm on the phone, someone will say, 'Yes, Mr. Yeoh.' And I'm thinking, 'I'm not Mr. Yeoh, man.'
  • The first one I did was an action film with Sammo Hung and George Lam, but I had the usual female role for that time: you know, damsel in distress, rescued by the hero.
  • Unfortunately, many parents reject helmets for their kids out of a mistaken perception that helmets are unsafe for children.
  • Every time I choose to do a movie, I make the decision because of what I think I can learn from it.
  • When I made my first film, it was just an adventure. But after my first movie, I guess I got more of a feeling of what was happening around me.
  • Playing a sinner is very liberating!
  • Raising awareness for Nepal was and still is an important role for me.
  • In Europe and America, you never see a director pick up a camera. They all sit behind monitors.
  • When you face up to bad things in the past, the most important thing is not to allow them to happen today or in the future, and as storytellers, we must play our part in that.
  • With an award like the Asian Film Awards, we've sent a message saying that 'Asian Cinema is here, it matters, and more importantly, we are all part of the same fraternity!' The AFA is truly, then, an award for Asia, by Asia.
  • We have to make movies where we do not think this is for the American market or this is for the Chinese market. We have to make a good movie that anyone would just want to sit down and watch because love, language, culture transcend everything.
  • If you were ever a ballerina, you know the pain: just to be able to look like it's all so light, but when they take off their shoes, it's all bloody.
  • It's very important that I'm approaching a character that I've either not played before, or I can give it a different take.
  • I think that learning Burmese has to have been one of the most challenging things that I have had to do for a movie.
  • 'The Lady' is an incredible love story about how a family was cut off from each other, about sacrifice, about the ability to put the needs of million of people before your own.
  • I want to be there for all those who are left behind in this world, whether it's because they are born poor, born a woman, or born in an area affected by devastation.
  • I had an amazing teacher, who was Burmese, and she was living in Paris at the time, and she is one of very few who doesn't actually receive a credit in the film because she still has family over there.
  • It's our responsibility as filmmakers to tell a story that's a human drama.
  • It was like baptism by fire. There was no school for studying acting. You just have to take it upon yourself to learn from your peers. It's about opening your eyes, listening, and watching.
  • As an actor, you can't just imitate someone. You have to get under her skin.
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Michelle Yeoh's height, weight, body shape, eye color, hair color

Lets describe how Michelle Yeoh looks. We will focus on her height, weight, body shape, eye color, hair color and shoe size. She is tall as 5' 4" (163 cm). Michelle weights 110lbs (50 kg). Body build is slim. Her eyes are tinted brown - dark. Michelle´s hair is shade of brown - dark. If you are really curious, you may find interesting Michelle´s shoe size is 7.

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