|Ancestry||Kaiping, Guangdong, China|
December 28, 1955 |
|Spouse(s)||Cindy Yeung 楊諾思 (m.1993)|
|Children||Justin Baggio Cheung 張高銘 (b. 1994)
Jasmine Katherine Cheung 張一諾(b. 1997)
Jonathan Linux Cheung 張高翔 (b. 2000)
Alfred Cheung's hometown is Kaiping City, Guangdong province. He was born in Hong Kong in 1956 and also grew up there. His mother, with one suitcase and two children, left their hometown in order to find better opportunities in the prospering city of Hong Kong. There, Cheung grew up in a poor neighborhood, whilst his mother worked as a bar girl and domestic helper.
Upon graduating from the Chinese Language & Literature Faculty of the Hong Kong Baptist University, Alfred Cheung earned a diploma in film production from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Extramural studies). Cheung has been involved in the movie-making industry since he was young and attended The New School in New York, pursuing advanced studies in the Art of Movies.
He has been a scriptwriter since 1981, including 'The Story of Woo Viet' and 'Father & Son'. In 1983, he took the dual role of scriptwriter and director in the film 'Let's Make Laugh', which won him the 'Best Screenplay' and his leading actress won " The Best Actress" at the 3rd Hong Kong Film Awards.
In 1990, Alfred Cheung produced and directed a political satire movie, "Her Lethal Way", which film won another "Best Screenplay" and "Best Actress" for DoDo Cheng.
Cheung has developed comedy projects and has worked as producer, scriptwriter, actor and director.
In 2008, Cheung graduated from the EMBA of HKUST. In 2010, Cheung attends DBA course run by Victorial University (Swiss) organized by Beijing University. Within three years, Cheung had directed two films in Mainland China:" Contract Lover" and" Love At Seventh Sight"
In addition, Cheung is involved in other mass media: TV, radio, advertising and publishing as well as IT platforms, F&B and drama training workshops.
In 1996, Cheung founded 'entertainment.com', a showbiz web page.
He founded 'Alfred Cheung's Acting Studio'. Through dramatic training and role-play, participants learn how to appreciate customers' feelings and, ultimately, to build team spirit and enhance customer service standards.
Cheung is passionate in the performing arts and how it can transform education. He is the chairman of Dramatic English, the leading education corporation in the Greater China region.
Cheung also runs an F&B business, including a Cantonese restaurant chain with branches named after his movies such as 'Cousin Cafe'.
Additionally, he has a weekly column in the newspaper Ming Pao and Apple Daily News, where he shares his views about politics, economics and family.
He wrote a book called ”Doubt 爸聲“ in which he frames his experiences as the 'CEO' of his family and lessons he learnt from being a father.
Alfred Cheung has a family of five, including wife Cindy Yeung and three children Justin, Jasmine and Jonathan, who attend Chinese International School. Cindy Yeung, is the CEO of Emperor Watch & Jewelry, and daughter of Emperor Group's chairman Albert Yeung. His son Jonathan plays football for the Hong Kong Kitchee Football Club.