Who is Michelle Yeoh?

Michelle Yeoh is a Malaysian actress and producer who is active in the field of entertainment since 1983 to date. She came into the limelight from the Hongkong film industry and eventually became known to the world for her amazing acting in the Hollywood industry. Likewise, her famous role in an American movie came in ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ in 1997. Michelle is also well-known for her television role in the ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ where she played Captain Philippa Georgiou. Moreover, she is also famous for her role in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ as Eleanor Young. Yeoh has also received various national and international honors for her huge contribution to the entertainment industry.

Quick Info
Full NameMichelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng
ProfessionActress and Producer
Birth Date6 August 1962
Birth Place Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Parents NameYeoh Kian Teik
Janet Yeoh
Siblings2 brothers
Partner Jean Todt (2004-Present)
HusbandDickson Poon (1988-1992)
Net Worth 2021$50 million
Height5 feet and 4 inches (162cm/1.62m)
Weight55 kg (121lbs)

Michelle Yeoh


Michelle Yeoh’s full name is Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng. She was born on 6 August 1962 in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. Her parents were local Malaysian Chinese named Yeoh Kian Teik and Janet Yeoh. Likewise, her father was an MCA politician who died in 2014 while her mother worked as a lawyer. She grew alongside her two brothers Lam Hoe Yeoh and Robert Yeoh. Additionally, she is currently 58 years old with a Leo star sign.

Early Life/Education

Michelle Yeoh had an early interest in dance and ballet which led her to learn dance at the age of four. She also majored in ballet from the Royal Academy of Dance, London. Sadly, she was not able to pursue her career in ballet due to her injury. So she determined to focus herself on acting for which she joined Creative Arts and Drama and received her BA degree.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Michelle Yeoh holds a Malaysian nationality and as per her ethnicity, she is Asian. She belongs to Hokkien and Cantonese ancestry. Her religious views are Buddhist. Besides this, she stands 5 feet and 4 inches (162cm/1.62m) and weighs around 55 kg (121lbs). She has a slim body type with a long rounded chin. Moreover, she has a pair of black colored eyes and dark brown hair color.


Michelle Yeoh has active social media accounts. Her Instagram account (@michelleyeoh_official) has 540 thousand followers. Likewise, she also has a Facebook account with 117.8 thousand likes and 169.5 thousand followers.

Personal Life 

Michelle Yeoh previously engaged cardiologist Dr. Alan Heldman in 1988. She then married an entrepreneur named Dickson Poon in 1988. Sadly, their relationship ended in 1992. Likewise, she then dated French motorsport executive, Jean Todt in 2004. Though they aren’t married they are engaged and living together in Paris, France.

Michelle Yeoh



Movies of Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh landed her debut film role in the 1984 film ‘The Owl vs Bombo’ as Miss Yeung. She then appeared in the cameo role in ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars’ and played in ‘Yes, Madam’ in 1986. Likewise, she also starred in ‘Magnificent Warriors’ in 1987, ‘ Police Story 3: Super Cop’ in 1992, ‘The Heroic Trio,’ ‘Butterfly and Sword,’ and ‘Holy Weapon’ in 1993. This actress is also known for her role in ‘Wing Chun’ in 1994, ‘The Soong Sisters,’ ‘Tomorrow Never Dies,’ in 1997, and ‘Moonlight Express’ in 1999. Similarly, Michelle also landed her role in the 2000 film ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ as Yu Shu Lien for which she received various nominations. She also became the producer of the film ‘Silver Hawk’ in 2004.

Furthermore, her other movie roles are ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ in 2005, ‘Fearless’ in 2006, ‘Sunshine’ in 2007, ‘The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’ in 2008, and ‘Reign of Assassins’ in 2010. Yeoh also had a voice role in ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ and played in a biographical film ‘The Lady’ in 2011. Talking more, she is also known for her role in ‘Final Recipe’ in 2013, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny,’ ‘Mechanic: Resurrection,’ and ‘Morgan’ in 2016. She also had a cameo role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ in 2017. This film starred a huge cast named Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell.


In the year 2018, she appeared in a romantic comedy film ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ where she played Eleanor Young. In this film, she shared the screen with Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, and Ken Jeong. Additionally, she also appeared in ‘Last Christmas’ as Santa/ Huang Qing Shin in 2019. In the year 2021, she has a list of movies that are working in post-production. They are ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,’ ‘Boss Level,’ and ‘Gunpowder Milkshake.’ Likewise, she also has the role in ‘Blazing Samurai’ and ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ as a voice role. Moreover, her upcoming movies are ‘Avatar 2’ and she is currently filming for ‘Avatar 3.’

TV Shows

Michelle Yeoh landed her first television role in ‘Strike Back: Legacy’ in 2015. She then starred in ‘Marco Polo’ in 2016 and ‘Star Trek Discover’ from 2017 to 2020. In this series, she shared her screen alongside Mary Wiseman, Jason Isaacs, Wilson Cruz, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, and many more. Meanwhile, Michelle also played in ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ as Lieutenant Philippa Georgiou. Her upcoming series are ‘ Ark: The Animated Series’ where she had a voice role.

Michelle Yeoh

Awards and Achivements

Michelle Yeoh has received various national and international honorable awards. Likewise, she is also the recipient of The Asian Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema for her film role in ‘Crazy Rich Asian’ in 2019. Moreover, she has also won the Asian Media Award in 1998 and the ShoWest Award for International Star of the Year in 2001. Furthermore, Michelle has also received the Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema Awards in 2013.

Net Worth of Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh is a famous name in the film industry. She has an estimated net worth of $50 million as of 2021.Bernie Mac