Michelle Yeoh is a Malaysian actress who has achieved international recognition for her starring roles in several Hollywood and Chinese films, most notably as the Bond girl Wai Lin in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and as Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady (2011).
Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, to an ethnic Chinese family of Hokkien descent, Yeoh was encouraged by her parents to pursue a career in ballet. However, an injury at age 14 ended her ballet dreams and she subsequently returned to Malaysia where she began acting and modeling. She soon caught the attention of film director Yang Yewan who cast her in his film Supercop 2 (1993), which became a box office hit throughout Asia.
Michelle Yeoh Parents
Michelle Yeoh was born on 6 August 1962 in Ipoh, Perak. She is 60 years old, as of 2022. She was born to a local ethnic Malaysian Chinese family of Hokkien and Cantonese ancestry.
Her parents are Janet Yeoh and the late Yeoh Kian-teik, a lawyer and MCA politician who was also behind the popular express bus service Sri Maju.
Michelle Yeoh Education
Michelle Yeoh was interested in dance from a young age. When she was four, she started ballet. When she was fifteen, she moved to the United Kingdom and went to a boarding school.
Eventually, Yeoh attended the Royal Academy of Dance in London to study ballet where she planned majoring. Unfortunately, a spinal injury stopped her from becoming a professional ballet dancer so she decided to pursue other passions within the arts instead. Subsequently, Yeoh received a BA degree in creative arts as well as minoring in drama.
Michelle Yeoh Wiki, Bio
|Real Name||Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng|
|Nick Name||Michelle Yeoh|
|Age||60 years old, as of 2022|
|Net Worth||$45 million|
|Birthday||August 6, 1962|
|Height (approx.)||In Feet Inches: 5′ 3″|
In Meters: 1.63 m
In Centimetres: 163 cm
|Weight (approx.)||In Kilograms- 55 kg|
In Pounds- 124 lbs
|Body Measurements||approx. 34-26-40 inches|
|Bra Cup Size||34 BB|
|Shoe Size||5.5 (US)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Husband Name||Dickson Poon from 1988 to 1992|
Alan Heldman (engaged)
|Family Members||Father: Name Not Known|
Mother: Not Known
|Educational Qualifications||BA degree in creative arts|
|Social Media Accounts||Instagram: michelleyeoh_official|
Twitter: Not Active
Facebook: Not Any
Michelle Yeoh Height & Weight
How tall is Michelle Yeoh? Her height is 5 feet 8 inches tall and her body weight is around 55 kg. Also, Michelle has got dark brown hair and a pair of black eyes. Her hourglass-shaped body measures 34-26-40 inches. She fits in a 4(US) size dress and she puts on shoe size of 8(US). She wears a Bra of size 34BB.
Michelle Yeoh Early Life
In 1983, at the age of 20, Yeoh won the Miss Malaysia World contest and went on to represent her country in the Miss World pageant in London. Later that year she traveled to Australia where she took first place in the Miss International Tourism Quest pageant.
From there, a television commercial featuring Jackie Chan caught her attention and led her to D&B Films; a Hong Kong film production company just getting started. Yeoh started her film career acting in action and martial arts films, where she did most of her own stunts. Already with her third credit, Yes, Madam (1985), she was given a main role.
After Yeoh divorced Poon, she made a comeback to acting with Police Story 3: Super Cop (1992), and followed up with appearances in The Heroic Trio (1993) as well as the Yuen Woo-ping films Tai Chi Master(1993) and Wing Chun (1994).