Maggie Cheung

Actress, Model
As one of Hong Kong's most popular and well-respected performers, actress Maggie Cheung has thrived on versatility, riding a wave of success in numerous martial arts flicks and acclaimed dramatic films on her way to ... Read more »
Born: 09/19/1964 in Hong Kong

Filmography

Actor (41)

As Tears Go By 2008 (Movie)

Ah Ngor (Actor)

Ashes of Time Redux 2008 (Movie)

The Woman (Actor)

Clean 2006 (Movie)

Emily Wang (Actor)

The Diary 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

2046 2005 (Movie)

Slz1960 (Actor)

Hero 2004 (Movie)

Flying Snow (Actor)

In the Mood for Love 2001 (Movie)

Su Li-zhen -- Mrs Chan (Actor)

Yijian Zhongqing 2000 (Movie)

Ellen (Actor)

Augustin: Roi du kung-fu 1999 (Movie)

Dr Ling (Actor)

Twin Dragons 1999 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

Chinese Box 1998 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Comrades, Almost a Love Story 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Irma Vep 1997 (Movie)

Maggie--Herself (Actor)

Song Jia Huang Chao 1997 (Movie)

Soong Ching-ling (Actor)

Days of Being Wild 1996 (Movie)

Su Lizhen (Actor)

Ashes of Time 1995 (Movie)

The Woman (Actor)

Executioners 1993 (Movie)

Chat--The Thief Catcher (Actor)

Green Snake 1993 (Movie)

Green Snake (Actor)

The Eagle Shooting Heroes: Dong Cheng Xi Jiu 1993 (Movie)

Imperial Master (Actor)

The Heroic Trio 1993 (Movie)

Chat--The Thief Catcher (Actor)

Dragon Inn 1992 (Movie)

Jade King (Actor)

Supercop 1992 (Movie)

May (Actor)

The Actress 1992 (Movie)

Ruan Ling-yu (Actor)

Project A II 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Song of the Exile 1991 (Movie)

Hueyin (Actor)

Full Moon in New York 1990 (Movie)

Li Feng Jiao (Actor)

Red Dust 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Seung Sing Gusi 1990 (Movie)

Olive (Actor)

Farewell China 1989 (Movie)

Li (Actor)

Battutmatdik Yan 1988 (Movie)

Ah-chu (Actor)

Police Story II 1988 (Movie)

May (Actor)

The Iceman Cometh 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heartbeat 100 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rose 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Game They Called Sex 1986 (Movie)

Chi Hsiao-min (Actor)

Police Story 1985 (Movie)

May (Actor)

Behind the Yellow Line 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Girl With the Diamond Slipper 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Prince Charming 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

As one of Hong Kong's most popular and well-respected performers, actress Maggie Cheung has thrived on versatility, riding a wave of success in numerous martial arts flicks and acclaimed dramatic films on her way to becoming an international star. Having played everything - an action hero, a comedienne, a damsel in distress, a lovelorn married woman, a suicidal silent film actress, and in one film, herself - Cheung emerged from her native Hong Kong to win acclaim abroad, including in the United States. In Hong Kong, she first established herself as the classic - albeit stereotypical - damsel in distress opposite action hero Jackie Chan in the first three pictures in the "Police Story" (1985-1992) franchise. Unsatisfied with the limiting roles of her early career, Cheung branched out into more challenging dramatic performances through her collaboration with Wong Kar-wai, who directed the actress in "As Tears Go By" (1989), "Ashes of Time" (1994) and the sultry "In the Mood for Love" (2001). In between, she won several top awards for her performance as doomed silent film star Ruan Lingyu in "Centre Stage" (1992), while earning high praise for her role in "Comrades: Almost a Love Story" (1996). But she eventually broke through as an international star with Zhang Yimou's epic historical fantasy "Hero" (2004), which finally allowed Cheung to display her wide-ranging talents to a larger foreign audience.

Relationships

Olivier Assayas Screenplay

Husband
married December 26, 1998 divorced 2002

Milestones

2004

Starred with Jet Li and Zhang Ziyi in the martial arts epic "Hero" directed by Zhang Yimou

2004

Starred in "Clean" directed and written by Olivier Assayas

2000

Starred in the art house darling Wong Kar-Wai's "In the Mood for Love"; won critical acclaim and a Tawianese Golden Horse award

1997

Won acclaim for her work in the romantic comedy "Comrades, Almost a Love Story," in which she played one of a pair of lovers kept apart for ten years by fate and circumstance

1997

Starred in Wayne Wang's "Chinese Box" her first English-language film alongside Jeremy Irons and Gong Li

1996

Starred as herself in "Irma Vep", an actress caught up in the chaos surrounding a filmmaker's attempts to make a tribute to Louis Feuillade's classic serial Les Vampires; directed by Olivier Assayas (whom Cheung later married)

1993

Starred in "The Heroic Trio" which she and fellow action stars Michelle Yeoh and Anita Mui were cast as comic book superwomen

1992

Starred opposite Jackie Chan in the action films, "Twin Dragons" and the third installment of the Police Story trilogy "Supercop"

1992

Won acclaim for her work in "The Actress (Center Stage)," Stanley Kwan's docudrama about a silent film icon

1990

Appearing in the Chow Yun-Fat action flick "A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon"

1990

Starred in the family conflict drama "Song of the Exile"

1989

Cast in Wong Kar-Wai's "As Tears Go By" with Andy Lau and Jacky Cheung; nominated for Best Actress at the Annual Hong Kong Film Awards

1988

Again starred opposite Jackie Chan in the "Police Story II"

1985

Appeared alongside Jackie Chan in "Police Story"

1983

Participated in the Miss Hong Kong pageant for which she was awarded first runner-up

Signed contracts with both TVB and Shaw Brothers Studios; appeared in several drama series and low budget comedies

Moved at the age of 8 with her family to England

Retuned to Hong Kong to begin modeling and appearing in commercials

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