Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng is a Malaysian actress, producer, and also a model. Michelle is one of the highest-paid actresses in Asia. Precisely, she is well known in the James Bond movie “Tomorrow Never Dies” from 1997 and in the martial arts movie with Jackie Chan “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” from 2000. 

Michelle is also “The Miss Malaysia 1983” at the age of 20. She came into the movie industry in the early 90s. Her movies have been awarded the “BAFTA Award for Best Actress,” along with her Action scenes.

Quick Info
Full NameMichelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng
Date of BirthAugust 6, 1962
Birth PlaceIpoh, Malaysia
Parent(s)Janet Yeoh, Yeoh Kian Teik
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Dickson Poon
​(m. 1988; div. 1992),
Jean Todd (2004–present)
Net worth$40 Million

Early Life and Bio

She was born on 6th August 1962 in the city of Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. She is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik. She has siblings, Lam Hoe Yeoh and Robert Yeoh.

Yeoh was very interested in dance, especially ballet dance. She joined the ballet dance class when she was four years old. Her family then migrated to the UK, so she got the opportunity to study at “The Royal Academy of Dance” with a major in Ballet.

She had a major back injury, so she had to discontinue her journey in ballet dance. However, she completed her BA degree in drama and arts. She even started in choreography and stunts, and she is quite well at it.

Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh Image source (pinterest.com)

Nationality and Physical Stats

Michelle Yeoh is 5’4” tall, weighing 55 KG. As body measurement, she has chest size 34 inches, waist of 26 inches, and hips of 36 inches; the bra size is 32B. She has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Although she lives in France, Paris. She is Malaysian by Nationality.

The zodiac sun sign of Michelle is Leo.


Movies and TV Series

The debut movie for her was “The Owl vs. Bambo” back in the year 1984. Some of the movies thus played by her are “Air Force,” “Once a Cop,” “Reign of Assassins,” “Final Recipe,” “Kung Fu Panda 2”, “The Lady” “Morgan.”

Her upcoming movies are “Avatar 2”, “Avatar 3”, “Blazing Samurai,” “Mawas,” “Gunpowder Milkshake.” 

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

This is a Chinese traditional movie from the year 2000. The movie is written by Wang Huiling, James Schamus, and Kuo Jung Tsai and directed by And Lee. The movie stars are Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Chung Lung and Cheng Pei-Pei.

Michelle has played the role of Yu Shu Lien.

The movie’s budget was $17 Million, and the box office income was $213.5 Million.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 7.8/10.

Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh Image source (youtube.com)

Crazy Rich Asians

The movie “Crazy Rich Asians” is an American romantic movie from 2018. The movie is directed by Jon M Chu and is based on the novel from 2013 with the same title. The movie stars are Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh.

Michelle has played the role of Eleanor Sung-Young.

The movie’s budget was $30 Million, and the box office income was $ 238 Million.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 6.9/10.

Awards and Achievements

Some special awards won by her are “Asian Media Award,” “ShoWest Award for International Star of the Year,” “Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema,” and also “The Asian Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema.” 

She has also been nominated for various awards “MTV Movie Award for Best Fight,” “Saturn Award for Best Actress,” “BAFTA Film Awards,” “Asian Film Award for Best Actress,” and also “Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television.” 

Also, as respect, she has handprints on the “Avenue of Stars” in Hong Kong.

Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh Image source (deadline.com)

Personal Life: Husband and Children

Michelle Yeoh was married to a Hong Kong executive manager, Dickson poon, from 1988 to 1992. They divorced after four years of togetherness. Later in 1998, she was engaged to Dr. Alan Heldman, a cardiologist originally from the USA. The relationship didn’t last long as they got separated very soon. 

Now she is engaged to sports executive and former CEO of Ferrari Jean Todd from 2004, then she lives in France, and they also had their engagement in 2008 July.

What is Michelle Yeoh’s Net worth?

The Net worth of Michelle is expected to be $40 Million. As she is one of the most expensive actresses in Asia, she has a wonderful time with her France partner. She was also listed in BBC’s 100 Women list of 2020.

Social Media Presence

Michelle Yeoh has a verified Instagram account with 500K+ followers. She is quite active on Facebook and Instagram as she frequently posts about her daily activities and gets updated daily. Also, she is one of “The Miss Malaysia”; therefore, being a model, she needs to be active in social media.


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