Michelle Yeoh

Your success in life is determined by how well you are able to understand your calling in life. This is because it becomes easier to pursue your dreams without too much pressure. At the same time, you are always ready to sacrifice what needs to be sacrificed for the success of your career. Michelle understood this so well and decided to put all her efforts in one thing which is acting. Today, she is a well-known Malaysian actress for her work in films like Tomorrow Never Dies among others.

Well, how well do you know about Michelle Yeoh? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Michelle Yeoh’s net worth in 2021, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography, and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Michelle Yeoh to date.

Biography and Early Life

Michelle Yeoh was born Michelle Yeo Choo-Kheng on 6th of August in 1962. Her Malaysian-Chinese parents Yeoh Klan Teik and Janet Yeoh were living in Ipoh, Malaysia at the time of her birth. Her father was an MCA politician and a lawyer, and he, unfortunately, passed away on the 5th of November in 2014. He is also the man behind Sri Maju which is a very successful express bus service. There is no information of her siblings.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Michelle Yeoh in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, Michelle Yeoh’s age is 58 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 6 August 1962. Though, she is 5′ 0″ in feet and inches and 154 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 108 lbs in Pound and 49kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Golden brown and hair color is Auburn.


Michelle loved dancing and at the age of four, she had started taking ballet classes. As of her studies, she started off her schooling years at Main Convent Ipoh which was an all-girls high school in Ipoh. She was however enrolled there as a primary student. Her family however moved to United Kingdom when Michelle was 15 years of age and the parents decided to enroll her in a boarding school.

Later, she was enrolled to UK’s Royal Academy of Dance which is located in London and majored in ballet. Unfortunately, she suffered from a spinal injury which shuttered her dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer. This forced her to transfer her attention to other arts and choreography. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Arts. As well as a minor in Drama.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Michelle was married to a very successful entrepreneur in Hong Kong known as Dickson Poon. Dickson is the owner of businesses like Charles Jourdan and Harvey Nicholas. Their marriage however lasted for four years only as they married in 1988 and divorced in 1992. She then got engaged to an American cardiologist named Alan Heldman in 1998. There is no information of what happened, but their relationship didn’t work out.

She never gave up in love, and she later got engaged to a leading figure in motor racing known as Jean Todt in 2004. After four years, she announced their engagement during an interview in 2008. She however doesn’t have any kids to date.

Is Michelle Yeoh Lesbian?

Michelle might have been in several relationships, but she has never dated a fellow woman. For this reason, we can confidently confirm that she is not a lesbian.

Professional Career

Michelle’s film career was started with martial arts and action films like Yes Madam in 1983. This was followed by the Police Story 3 Supercop which was released in 1992. Ang Lee recruited her to be a starring in a Chinese language film. She was cast as Yu Shu Lien. One of the Chinese films she was featured in include: Crouching Tiger. When she was married to Dickson, she had taken his name and was therefore known as Michelle Poon. However, after their divorce, she went back to her former stage name Michelle Yeoh.

There was no stopping for her as she received different roles from different directors. Some of these include: The Heroic Trio, Tomorrow Never Dies, Hidden Dragon, The Touch, The Lady and Star Trek: Discovery among others.


Michelle Yeoh is highly celebrated as a great actress around the world. This has earned her great fame and appreciation as well as awards and nominations. Some of the nominations she has received in her career include: Legion of Honor in 2007, JCI Award in the category of Outstanding Young People of the World among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michelle Yeoh in 2021

Michelle is not only famous but also rich. For the many years, she has been active in the film industry, she has been able to earn a great fortune. As of 2021, Her net worth is a whopping $50 million all of which she has garnered from her career as an actress.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Michelle is a Save China’s Tigers project patron, and she has committed herself to saving and protecting the endangered South China Tigers.

Throughout her career in the film industry, she was always committed to giving her best. When in it came to martial arts and action movies, she wanted to use her own stands, but the director refused because he found them too dangerous. Her acting is comes from within which explains the reason why she does so well in every role she is given.


Facts of Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng

  • Gender Female
  • full nameMichelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng
  • birthplaceIpoh, Malaysia
  • Date of Birth August 06, 1962
  • Age 60 years 7 months
  • Horoscope Leo
  • Lucky Number 5
  • Lucky Stone Ruby
  • Lucky Color Gold
  • Best Match for Marriage Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
  • nationalityMalaysian
  • religionBuddhist
  • net worth$50 million
  • professionActress
  • weightIn Kilograms – 49 Kg, In Pounds – 108 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 154 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 0″
  • hair colorAuburn
  • eye colorGolden brown
  • high schoolMain Convent Ipoh

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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