Maggie Cheung Ho-yee

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Not to be confused with Maggie Cheung.
Maggie Cheung Ho-yee
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Chinese name 張可頤 (traditional)
Chinese name 张可颐 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhāng Kěyí (Mandarin)
Jyutping Zoeng1 Ho2ji4 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Taishan, Guangdong
Born (1970-03-20) 20 March 1970 (age 44)[2]
Hong Kong
Years active 1989–present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Cheung.

Maggie Cheung Ho-yee (Chinese: 張可頤; pinyin: Zhāng Kěyí; born 20 March 1969[1] in Hong Kong); not to be confused with Maggie Cheung Man-yuk, is a Hong Kong actress, under contract to the television channel CTI.

Career[edit]

Maggie Cheung Ho-yee competed in TVB's 1994 Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant, reaching the final five but not placing. However she did gain a special award for best "potential artist" (最具演藝潛質獎) and was signed to the channel soon afterwards.

Her career spun off to a whirlwind of a start, as she was offered a leading role. However, she wanted to start from the bottom up and hence declined the role, only to accept a subsidiary role in another series. Many will say that her career kicked off with the well accepted Old Time Buddy, but some others say it is with her primary leading role in One Good Turn Deserves Another.

The popularity of artists in the Hong Kong television market depends as much on the popularity of the characters in a series as to the ability of the actors and it was not until 1998 that she achieved mainstream popularity with the series "Old Time Buddies", in which she played a character based on 60s teen idol Connie Chan Po-chu. The character was well received because of Maggie's excellent portrayal of Connie Chan. The immense success lead to sequel, To Catch A Thief, a movie, Those Were The Days, and even a platinum selling CD.

She has co-starred with numerous male actors, such as Gallen Lo, Louis Koo, Wong He, Roger Kwok, Steven Ma, Joe Ma, Moses Chan, Gordon Lam, and numerous others. Her chemistry with Gallen Lo lead to several other pairings in other series. Gordon Lam worked with Maggie Cheung in Plain Love II, which built a strong friendship amongst the two.

In 2003, she won the most coveted award a TVB actress can receive, Favorite Lead Actress, beating other "fa dan", a Cantonese term borrowed from Cantonese operas and roughly corresponding to modern notions of main actresses, such as Jessica Hsuan, Flora Chan, and Kenix Kwok. In 2004, she was in the race for the award again with new series that included "The Conqueror's Story" and "War and Beauty". However, the filming for the Jackie Chan/Stanley Kwan's project "To Live To Love" (Chang Hen Ge), interfered with the award ceremony, and Gigi Lai won the award.

In 2005, she was diagnosed with the rare Graves' Disease, preventing her from filming "Au Revoir Shanghai" and she was replaced by Anne Heung. After a break from showbiz for 2 years, she has just recovered and Maggie has said in an interview that she would be filming a new drama series in August 2007. Her numerous fans worldwide are avidly awaiting the release of a new drama from Cheung Ho Yee. Maggie also hosted the Mr Hong Kong 2007 contest with Dodo Cheng.

In 2010, Maggie became a spokesperson for the French's anti-aging skincare brand, RoC®.

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Awards
1995 The Condor Heroes 95 Ching Ying
The Unexpected Au Yeung Sau Lan (Cindy)
A Kindred Spirit Miss Yuen (Fanny)
1996 Cold Blood Warm Heart Yip Hiu Bing (Chris)
Ancient Heroes Jiu Yun San
Once Upon a Time in Shanghai Gu Ching Wah
One Good Turn Deserves Another Au Hok Yi (Queenie)
1997 A Road and a Will Chai Ho Fung
Old Time Buddy Ching Bo Chu TVB Award for Most Memorable Female Leading Role
Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actress
Mystery Files Man Ka Lei (Carrie)
A Recipe for the Heart Ha Jun Jun
1998 Old Time Buddy: To Catch a Thief Ching Bo Chu
1999 Plain Love II Pun Mui Nga Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
A Smiling Ghost Story Lam Ka Yi / Lee Wing Yan
2000 The Sky is the Limit Gam Lan
2001 The Awakening Story Suen Hing Ga (Rose) TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
2002 Burning Flame II Chung Yan Yee (Chris)
Let's Face It Ko Ka Lei
Police Station No.7 Tsang Bo Yin
2003 Ups and Downs in the Sea of Love Fong Nga Man (Yama)
The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow Liu Sei Leung TVB Award for Best Actress
TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
Nominated - Astro Wah Lai Toi Drama Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
Better Halves Lin Bak Hap
2004 War and Beauty On Sin Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actress
Nominated - TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
Astro Wah Lai Toi Drama Award for My Favourite Television Character
Nominated - Astro Wah Lai Toi Drama Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
The Conqueror's Story Empress Lü Zhi Nominated - Astro Wah Lai Toi Drama Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
2005 To Live To Love Wang Qiyao
2010 My Better Half Ko Lai Sum
Beauty Knows No Pain Sha Yuen-kei (Jackie) Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
Nominated - Astro Wah Lai Toi Drama Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
Nominated - Astro Wah Lai Toi Drama Award for My Favourite Television Character
2011 Forensic Heroes III Dr. Mandy Chung Hok-sum Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 5)
Nominated - Astro My AOD Drama Award for Best Actress (Top 5)
Nominated - Astro My AOD Drama Award for My Favourite Television Character
2012 The Last Steep Ascent Ku Sun-yuet Nominated - Astro My AOD Drama Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Astro My AOD Drama Award for My Favourite Television Character
2013 Legend of Lu Zhen Lou Qingxiang
2014 Sound of the Desert Empress Wei Zifu
To Be or Not To Be

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 A Better Tomorrow III Ling aka A Better Tomorrow 3: Love and Death in Saigon
1990 Spy Games Ken's girlfriend
1995 Highway Man
1996 Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star
1997 Those Were the Days Ching Bo Chu
1999 Gorgeous cameo
2000 Troublesome Night 8 Woman at Mrs. Bud's temple
When a Man Loves a Woman Fung
2001 Troublesome Night 9 Ms. Liu
Headlines Joey
Thou Shall Not Commit Maggie Yeung
2002 Reunion Yan
2010 Crossing Hennessy
2011 I Love Hong Kong Gau Gu Leung
Men Suddenly in Love Lau Yuk-hing
Punished Mrs. Wong
The Fortune Buddies Maggie

References[edit]

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