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Michelle Yeoh

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Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng ( YOH; born Yeoh Choo Kheng; simplified Chinese: 杨紫琼; traditional Chinese: 楊紫瓊; pinyin: Yáng Zǐqióng; 6 August 1962) is a Malaysian actress. Credited as Michelle Khan in her early films in Hong Kong, she rose to fame in the 1990s after starring in a series of Hong Kong action films where she performed her own stunts, such as Yes, Madam (1985), Magnificent Warriors (1987), Police Story 3: Supercop (1992), The Heroic Trio (1993), and Holy Weapon (1993). After moving to the United States, Yeoh gained international recognition for starring in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and in Ang Lee's martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), the latter for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michelle Yeoh has received more than 15,434,966 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Michelle Yeoh is the 749th most popular actor (up from 991st in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Malaysia (up from 7th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Malaysian Actor.

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  • 15M

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  • 59.99

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Michelle Yeoh ranks 749 out of 9,996Before her are Conchata Ferrell, Buck Henry, Eva Green, Maureen O'Hara, Pamela Anderson, and Ethan Hawke. After her are Jane Wyman, Jim Broadbent, David Morse, Inger Nilsson, José Ferrer, and Dev Anand.

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Among people born in 1962, Michelle Yeoh ranks 25Before her are Jordan Belfort, Wesley Snipes, Izzy Stradlin, Kirk Hammett, Clyde Drexler, and Dave Gahan. After her are Joan Laporta, Anthony Kiedis, Carlos Sainz, Stephen Chow, Milo Đukanović, and Emilio Estevez.

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In Malaysia

Among people born in Malaysia, Michelle Yeoh ranks 5 out of 74Before her are Mahathir Mohamad (1925), Tunku Abdul Rahman (1903), Michael Gough (1916), and Abdul Halim of Kedah (1927). After her are Abdul Razak Hussein (1922), Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (1939), Hussein Onn (1922), Muhyiddin Yassin (1947), Jimmy Choo (1948), Najib Razak (1953), and Abdullah of Pahang (1959).

Among ACTORS In Malaysia

Among actors born in Malaysia, Michelle Yeoh ranks 2Before her are Michael Gough (1916). After her are Claudia Wells (1966), Henry Golding (1987), Simon Russell Beale (1961), and Angelica Lee (1976).

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