Miriam Yeung

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Miriam Yeung
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Chinese name 楊千嬅 (traditional)
Chinese name 杨千嬅 (simplified)
Ancestry Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1974-02-03) 3 February 1974 (age 40)
Hong Kong
Occupation Singer, actress
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Singing, piano, guitar
Voice type(s) Alto
Label(s) Capital Artists (1996-2001, 2010-present)
Cinepoly Records (2001-2003
Gold Label (2003–2006))
Amusic (2007-2010)
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Real Ting (m. 2009)[1]
Children Torres Ting
Official Website www.miriamyeung.com.hk

Miriam Yeung, RN, (born 3 February 1974) is a Hong Kong actress and Cantopop singer. Before entering the entertainment business, she was a registered nurse at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong. She studied at the Holy Family Canossian College Kowloon. She entered the entertainment industry after coming third in the TVB 14th annual New Talent Singing Awards competition in 1995,[2] and has steadily gained popularity ever since.

Singing career[edit]

As a singer, Yeung has had many songs that have been mainstream hits and award winners, such as Why Aquarius (可惜我是水瓶座), Maiden's Prayer (少女的祈禱), "Sisters (姊妹), " and Small City, Important Matter (小城大事). "Small City, Important Matter" and "Maiden's Prayer" have won "Best Song of the Year Award" in 2004 and 2000. She has also been awarded with "Most Popular Female Singer", "2006 CRHK Chik Chak 903 Music Awards Favourite Female Singer", "Female Singer Golden Award", and "HK'S TOP 10 OUTSTANDING YOUTH 2005" which further attested her huge popularity.

Yeung's last album with Gold Label, "Unlimited", was released on 15 December 2006. Her music contract with Gold Label also ended on that day, and she joined Amusic soon after.

Yeung's album, Meridian, was released on 14 August 2007. All the songs that appear in the album were personally chosen by Leon Lai, as were the album's photographs.[3]

In 2008, Yeung was asked to perform the Cantonese version of " It's A Small World" at the grand opening of It's A Small World at Hong Kong Disneyland.

After eight years, Yeung releases her third mandarin album "Ready or Not" on 8 March 2011.[4]

Film career[edit]

As an actress, Yeung is known for performing in comedic films; often as a silly, naive, and clumsy girl. For example, in one of her very popular films, Love Undercover, she played a newly graduated police officer who failed every test as a cadet and had entertaining and nonsensical ways of completing her assignments. She tried different roles to good reviews both in 2003 and 2004. In Sound of Colors co-starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Yeung played a blind woman who found love in an unexpected way through a series of fate twisting events. The following year, she tried a darker role, in the Three...Extremes segment Dumplings. Yeung played Ching, a former TV actress, who fears of growing old and losing her looks, while trying to keep her cheating husband from abandoning her. She seeks out Mei (Bai Ling), who shares with Ching the horrific secret ingredient in her dumplings that keep her young. Yeung's greatest critical achievement of her acting career to date came in 2005 when she was nominated for Best Actress in Leading Role at the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards for her character, Fung Siu-Man, in the comedy Drink, Drank, Drunk.

Yeung's only film of 2006 was 2 Become 1, a "dramedy" which was released early that year. She co-starred with Taiwanese actor/singer Richie Ren for a second time, after starring with him in Elixir of Love in 2004. Yeung played Bingo, a woman who is an advertising executive that lives a somewhat carefree lifestyle. She meets a clinical psychologist, V (Richie Ren), one day, and discovers a lump on her breast. The movie chronicles her fight against breast cancer.

Yeung's next film, Hooked on You, was released on 28 June 2007 in Hong Kong. The film was directed by Law Wing-Cheong, and co-starred Eason Chan. This will also be the fourth time Yeung and Chan have collaborated with each other in a film, the first being 8 years ago in the film Rumble Ages. In Hooked On You, Yeung plays Miu, a fishmonger who sets out a plan to change her life before she turns the age of thirty. The film has been well received by critics, with LoveHKFilm.com praising "As of June 30th, it's hard to think of a 2007 Hong Kong movie that's better than this one."

Yeung won her first Best Actress award for Love in the Buff at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Award.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, Yeung began dating ex-VRF member Real Ting. The couple married on 11 August 2009 in Las Vegas. After returning to Hong Kong, the couple held two widely publicised wedding banquets in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Wan Chai on 20 December 2010 and in the L'hotel Island South in Aberdeen on 24 December 2010, inviting over 500 guests. Yeung gave birth to their first child, a son named Torres "RMB" Ting, on 5 June 2012.[6]

In early 2013, Yeung was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery after an asthma relapse and subsequent health problems.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Awards
2014 Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2
Aberdeen
Hello Babies
2012 Love in the Buff Won - 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actress
2011 The Sorcerer and the White Snake
The Founding of a Party
Summer Love Love
2010 Perfect Wedding Won - Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress
Love in a Puff Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
Here Comes Fortune
2009 ICAC Investigators 2009
2008 The Bronze Teeth IV
2007 Love At First Fight
Hooked on You
2006 The Heavenly Kings (cameo)
2 Become 1
2005 Drink, Drank, Drunk
2004 My Sweetie
Three... Extremes
Elixir of Love
2003 Three of a Kind
Anna in Kung-Fu Land
Sound of Colors
Dragon Loaded 2003
Love Undercover 2: Love Mission
My Lucky Star
2002 Frugal Game
Love Undercover
Dry Wood, Fierce Fire
2001 A Taste Of Love
Feel 100% II
Dummy Mommy, Without a Baby
1998 The Group

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Discography[edit]

Awards[edit]

Music Awards[edit]

Acting Awards[edit]

Yeung wins the Best Actress Award, her first film award, at the 17th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards in 2011.[10]

Miriam also won the award for Best Actress at the 32nd Annual Hong Kong Film Awards for her role as Cherie Yu in Pang Ho Cheung's Love in the Buff. This is her second nomination for Best Actress at HKFA and her first win.

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