Michelle Yeoh

Actress (1963)
Fri Jul 24 2020
By   Ruku

Michelle Yeoh is one of the successful and world-wide famous actresses. The prestigious award-winning Yeoh has portrayed her role in martial art film Crouching Tiger as Yu Shu Lein, comedy-drama film Crazy Rich Asians as Eleanor Young, and on the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery.

The actress was born as Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng on August 6, 1963, in Ipoh, Malaysia. She was born to a Malaysian Chinese family Janet Yeoh (mother) and Yeoh Kian Teik (father). Her father was a lawyer and a Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), politician.  

As per academic details, Michelle majored in ballet from the Royal Academy of Dance located in London. She also received her B.A degree in creative arts.

Love Partner: Jean Todt

The 57-years-old stunning actress Yeoh is in a romantic relationship with Jean Todt. Michelle's partner Jean is a prominent persona in motor racing. Todt was the elected president of the International Automobile Federation. He also served as chief executive officer for Ferrari

 The Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh with her fiance Jean Todt.
Image: The Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh with her fiance Jean Todt.
Source: Instagram @michelleyeoh_official

The actress Michelle and the former motor car racer Jean began their romantic affair back in 2004. After dating for several years, the two merrily shared their engagement ring in 2008.

As of now, Yeoh and Todt are sharing a healthy bond as a perfect love partner. They visit public events and various exotic places together. Similarly, the couple also never misses a chance to flaunt romantic pictures on their social accounts.

Was A Married Woman

Before sharing a love life with Jean, the Crouching Tiger actress Michelle was in a marital relationship with the Hong Kong businessman Sir Dickson Poon. 

Michelle Yeoh was previously married to the businessman Dickson Poon from 1988 to 1992.
Picture: Michelle Yeoh was previously married to the businessman Dickson Poon from 1988 to 1992.
Source: Daily Mail

Michelle and Dickson met one another in the set of the Yes, Madam. In the action film, she has played the role of Inspector Ng and Poon has served as a producer. After the first encounter, they began spending their time together. 

Later in February 1988, Michelle married businessman Dickson. Everything was going fine, the two were sharing a healthy bond. However, after four-years, the formerly married pair divorced in 1992.

Michelle Yeoh step-child Nicolas Todt born via Jean's previous affair.
Photo: Michelle Yeoh step-child Nicolas Todt born via Jean's previous affair.
Source: Instagram @nicolastodt

Michelle did not share any kids neither with Dickson nor with his current fiance Jean. However, she has one step-child, Nicolas Todt, born on November 17, 1977. Nicolas was born via Jean's previous relationship with a mysterious woman.

Enjoys A Net Worth Of $40 million

The 5-feet-4-inch (163cm) tall Michelle has an impressive net worth of $40 million which she collected from her professional career as an actress. Yeoh is in the entertainment field since 1980

The woman has portrayed her role in numerous hit movies. Some of her films are listed below along with their box-office collection;

Movie Name RoleProduction BudgetBoc-Office Collection
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)Yu Shu Lien$17 million$213.5 million
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)Mameha$85 million$162.2 million
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)Zi Yuan$145 million$403.4 million
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)Soothsayer (voice role)$150 million$665.7 million
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)Mei$40 million$125.7 million
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)Aleta Ogord$200 million$863.8 million

From the appearance, Michelle has received a massive sum of wealth and is now living a lavish lifestyle. For the information, her upcoming filmy project includes Minions: The Rise of Gru, Avatar 2, Boss Level, among others.

Awards & Accolades

As mentioned above, Michelle is also honored with several prestigious awards. She has 1998 Asian Awards, 2001 ShoWest Award for International Star of the Year, 2019 The Asian Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema.

The Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh received The Asian Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema.
Snap: The Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh received The Asian Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema.
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Yeoh has also received international honors such as Knight of the National Orders of the Legion of Honour (2007), Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour (2012), and Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honour (2017).

Michelle has also won the national beauty pageant 1983 Miss Malaysia. Moreover, in 2009, People Magazine listed Michelle Yeoh as one of the '35 All-Time Screen Beauties.'

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