Michelle Yeoh or Michelle Yeoh Choo-kheng is a Malaysian actress, popular for her Hong Kong action movies. Michelle Yeoh stepped into the film industry during the 1980s and is best known for her roles in the James Bond movie, Tomorrow Never Dies, and other martial arts films, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Yeoh was the winner of the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant in 1983 when she was only 20 years old. Yeoh is famous for performing all the stunts in her own films. She has appeared in numerous films of diverse languages including English, Mandarin, and Cantonese language films. Due to her passion for martial arts and love for performing all the action sequences of her films, film-review aggregation major, Rotten Tomatoes has featured her in the list of the greatest action heroines of all time in 2008. She was also chosen by People in 1997 as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.” The same magazine has again listed her in 2009 as one of the “35 All-Time Screen Beauties”.
Michelle Yeoh Wiki/Biography
Michelle Yeoh was born on 06 August 1962, in Ipoh, Malaysia, Michelle is currently 59 years old, as of September 24, 2021. She was born to a local ethnic Malaysian Chinese family, the ancestry of which can be described as a mix of Hokkien and Cantonese. Born in Ipoh, Michelle was a student of an all-girls secondary school in Ipoh named Main Convent Ipoh, where she studied as a primary student. Yeoh was interested in dancing from a very early age and began practicing ballet when she was four years old.
Yeoh wanted to pursue ballet dancing professionally but unfortunately, she couldn’t do that, which is why she switched to choreography and other arts. She eventually earned another BA degree in Creative Arts with a minor in Drama.