Michelle Yeoh is a former beauty pageant and actress who originate from Malaysia. She rose to prominence for her roles in the 1990s Hong Kong action films. Many people know her for acting roles in many films like Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), and Star Trek: Discovery (2017–2020).
Furthermore, she has received national and international honors including Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honour in 2017. Her many awards include 2019 The Asian Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema for her role in Crazy Rich Asians. Wanna know more about the actress then keep on scrolling.
Caption: The actress, Michelle Yeoh.
Michelle Yeoh: Bio, Family, Education
The actress was born on 6 August 1962 in Ipoh, Perak, Malaya as Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng. She was born as the daughter of local ethnic Malaysian Chinese family parents Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian-teik. Her father who died on 5 November 2014 had served as a lawyer and MCA politician as well as founded the popular express bus service, Sri Maju. She belongs to Hokkien and Cantonese ancestry.
Regarding her education, she studied at an all-girls secondary school, Main Convent Ipoh, in Ipoh, as a primary student. She then moved to the UK with her parents and enrolled in a boarding school, at the age of 15. Furthermore, she had a keen interest in dancing from the young age of 4. Following her interest in dancing, she joined the UK’s Royal Academy of Dance in London and majored in ballet. But she transferred to choreography after having a spinal injury. She went on to earn a BA in Creative Arts with a Drama minor.
Michelle Yeoh: Career & Life Achievements
She has participated in the beauty pageants starting at the age of 20 when she won the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant in 1983. She then represented Malaysia in Miss World 1983 pageant in London. In the same year, she traveled to Australia to participate in other beauty pageants and then won “Queen of the Pacific” and “Miss Moomba”.
After that, she appeared in commercials and ad campaigns along with actor Jackie Chan. Also, she started her acting journeys in action and martial arts film. Also, she has gained several honors, awards, and accolades to date. Her acting roles include Yes, Madam, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Reign of Assassins, Star Trek: Discovery, and Crazy Rich Asians.
Michelle Yeoh: Personal Life & Boyfriend
Yeoh is currently in a relationship with her long-time boyfriend Jean Todt. Jean is a French motor racing executive and former rally co-driver. He currently serves as the President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Since 2014, the couple started dating and confirming their engagement in July 2008. She announced her engagement during an interview with Craig Ferguson on CBS’s The Late Late Show.
Previously, she was married to Hong Kong entrepreneur Dickson Poon from 1988 to 1992. He is the owner of businesses such as Harvey Nichols and Charles Jourdan. Following her divorce, she began dating an American cardiologist, Alan Heldman, and was engaged in 1998. In addition, her fiance Todt has a son, Nicolas, born in 1977.
Caption: Michelle Yeoh and fiance Jean Todt.
Michelle Yeoh: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Coming over to her earning, she has been making a hefty fortune from her acting work in the entertainment industry. Therefore, she has an estimated net worth of around $40 million. Further, her partner Jaen Todt has an estimated net worth of around $10 million.
On Instagram, she has a verified account @michelleyeoh_official with 619k followers. She has an unverified Twitter account @michelle_yeoh with more than 2k followers. On Facebook, she goes by the verified account under her name with 272k followers.
Michelle Yeoh: Body Measurements
She has a slim and attractive body that measures 31 inches chest size, 24 inches waist size, and 35 inches hips size. Her body stood to a height of 5 feet 4 inches or 1.63 meters and weighs around 55kg. She has hazel eyes color with brown hair color.
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