Full Name: Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng
Birthdate: August 6, 1962
Birthplace: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Known For: Actress
Family: Yeoh Kian Teik (Father), Janet Yeoh (Mother), Robert Yeoh (Brother). Lam Hoe Yeoh (Brother), Jean Todt (Partner).
Michelle Yeoh, born on August 6, 1962, is a Malaysian actress, model, and producer known for her roles in 1990s Hong Kong action movies as well as her work in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), and James Bond movie, Tomorrow Never Dies, among many other stellar performances.
Michelle Yeoh was born in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia and is a much-decorated actress known for several award-winning performances. She rose to fame in the 1900s playing significant roles and starring in Hong Kong action films as well as performing her own stunts.
She started her career in 1980 and has been active since then.
In 1983, at the young age of 20, Michelle won the Miss Malaysia pageant. She subsequently starred in a commercial with Jackie Chan and went into the movie industry thereafter.
She has been the recipient of several awards.
Let us have a look at her biography. Who is Michelle Yeoh? Who is her family? Where is she from? What does she do? And what other significant details should you know about her?
Michelle has two brothers, Robert Yeoh and Lam Hoe Yeoh from her parents, Yeoh Kian Teik and Janet Yeoh.
She is from her an ethnic Malaysian Chinese family that is of Hokkien and Cantonese descent. Her father, Yeoh Kian Teik, was behind the well-known express bus service, Sir Maju.
She is married to Jean Todt. Todt is a former Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari, a post he held from 2004 through 2008. He is also a former Peugeot Talbot Sport’s Director as well as Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team principal.
MICHELLE YEOH AGE
Michelle Yeoh was born in Ipoh, Malaysia on August 6, 1962. She is 58 years old. RELATIONSHIPS AND EDUCATION
In terms of relationships, Michelle Yeoh has been married once. Her first and only marriage till date was with Hong Kong entrepreneur and businessman, Dickson Poon.
Dickson owns businesses like Harvey Nichols and Charles Jourdan. The couple got married in 1988 but divorced four years later in 1992. While married, Michelle briefly took a break from acting.
Also, Michelle got engaged to American cardiologist, Alan Heldman, but it never led to marriage.
She subsequently entered into a relationship with ex-Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari, Jean Todt in 2004.
The pair confirmed their engagement in July 2008 on CBS’s The Late Late Show to host, Craig Ferguson. They are currently in a relationship.
Michelle Yeoh is a Buddhist.
Michelle has been interested in dancing from an early age and began Ballet at the tender age of four. She went on to study at Main Convent Ipoh, which is an all-girls secondary school in her place of birth, Ipoh.
When she moved to the United Kingdom with her parents at the age of 15, she was enrolled in a boarding school. She went on to major in Ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance in London.
Unfortunately, a spinal injury thwarted her dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer, so she had to transfer her attention to choreography as well as other arts.
Later on, she earned a BA in Creative Arts, minoring in Drama.
HEIGHT AND MEASUREMENTS
Michelle Yeoh has a height of 5ft4in, which is about 163cm. As at 2020, she weighs 55kg. Michelle’s eyes are dark brown, and so is her hair.
Her body measurements are 34-26-36. Her sexual preference is straight.
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Michelle Yeoh seems like she enjoys social media, and this is made evident by her activity on the platforms she is on.
She also seems to enjoy nature and wildlife as she is regularly sharing pictures of these.
Her Instagram handle @michelleyeoh_official has over 480,000 followers, and she uses the page to share pictures of herself, personal life, and her interests in wildlife and tourism.
She also uses the page to share awareness and issues of concern. She has a Facebook page as well. It is unclear as to whether she operates it herself.
NET WORTH AND INCOME
Asides acting, Michelle Yeoh is also a Producer and model. As at 2020, she has a net worth of $40 million.
MICHELLE YEOH AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Michelle Yeoh is a multi-award-winning actress that has starred in several movies since the 1990s. She has featured in several English, Cantonese, and Mandarin language films.
Starting from 1998, she won the Asian Media Award. She was also one of the juries at Berlin’s 49th International Film Festival in 1999.
Two years later, on April 19, Michelle Yeoh was recognised for the fame she has brought to her state by being awarded the Darjah Datuk Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP).
The following year, she was awarded as The Outstanding Young People of the World (TOYP) by the Junior Chamber International (JCI).
In the same year, she won the ShowWest Award for International Star of the Year.
In 2007, she was honoured with the Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by then French President, Jacques Chirac while Nikola Sarkozy promoted her to Officer of the same French order.
At the Malaysian Film Festival in 2011, Michelle Yeoh was the recipient of a special award that recognised her contribution to Malaysian cinema.
Between 2011 to 2013, she received several awards including Excellence in Asian Cinema Award, Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) award, as well as being Chief Guest at India’s International Film Festival.
On February 12, 2016, at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Michelle Yeoh was conferred with France’s Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Some of her most popular movies include Tomorrow Never Dies, Yes, Madam, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Crazy Rich Asians, Star Trek: Discovery, Reign of Assassins, among many others.