Michelle Yeoh is an internationally recognized Malaysian-born actress who rose to fame in 1990s Hong Kong action films before going on to shatter convention and star in a myriad of globally acclaimed blockbusters.
Having appeared in more than 70 features and television series, the former Bond girl’s filmography is a collection of iconic roles, from Ang Lee’s CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON 1 & 2 and Rob Marshall’s MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, to Roger Spottiswoode’s TOMORROW NEVER DIES, Danny Boyle’s SUNSHINE, and Jon Chu’s romantic comedy, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, the highest-grossing romantic comedy in the U.S. of the past 10 years. After appearing in James Gunn’s second installment of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY franchise, Yeoh returned to the Marvel universe in Destin Daniel Cretton’s SHANG-CHI.
In 2022 alone, Yeoh starred in the Daniels’ original sci-fi feature for A24, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, for which she was the first Asian actor to win the Academy Award for Performance by a Leading Actress. She was also in James Cameron’s AVATAR sequel and Paul Feig’s THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL for Netflix, an adaptation of the bestselling book. Other credits included voicing roles in the animated comedy features, MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU for Universal and Paramount’s PAWS OF FURY.
Next, she will be reuniting with Destin Daniel Cretton in Disney+’s AMERICAN BORN CHINESE and starring in Netflix’s upcoming limited series, THE WITCHER: BLOOD ORIGIN.
Yeoh has recently been featured in both TIME100 and the BBC’s 100 Women list of 2020. And in 2016, Yeoh was appointed Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations, focusing on raising awareness and mobilizing support for environmental issues.