Miriam Yeung

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Miriam Yeung
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, 2010-2012)
Cinepoly Records (2001-2003)
Gold Label (2003-2006)
Amusic (2007-2010)

Media Asia Music(2012-present)
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 famous 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. She has got “TVB Jade Solid Gold – The Most popular Female Singer Award (HK),” 3 times(2002, 2008, 2009). In 2012, Miriam won the Best Actress Award at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards in Love in the Buff. In 2005, Miriam is elected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong (TOYP Awards).

Singing career[edit]

As a singer, Miriam worked in the Asia entertainment business for 18 years and produced more than 40 records in Cantonese & Mandarin. Many of Miriam's published songs are mainstream hits and award winners, such as "Maiden's Prayer"(少女的祈禱), "Sisters"(姊妹), "Why Aquarius"(可惜我是水瓶座) and "Small City, Important Matter" (小城大事) which took the Asia region by storm.

She also performed Cantonese version of "It's A Small World," at the grand opening of It's A Small World at the Hong Kong Disneyland in 2008.

These songs played a distinguish role in gaining Miriam's popularity and recognition in the Chinese music industries around the world, of which "Small City, Important Matter," and "Maiden's Prayer" have won "Best Song of the Year Award" in HK in 2004 and 2000. Her hits also won her countless Asian music awards around the globe, such as 2000, 2002, 2004 “Commercial Radio Best Female Singer Gold Award (HK),” 2002, 2008, 2009 “TVB Jade Solid Gold – The Most popular Female Singer Award (HK),” 2004 “Four Prominent HK Media Best Album Award (HK),” and “Commercial Radio Best Album Award (HK),” 2002 “Canada’s Most Prominent Asian Female Singer Award (Canada),” and 2005 “Asia Pacific Best Asian Female Singer Award (Sydney),” projecting Miriam’s well established music career and the result of her contributions to the Asian music industry.

Film career[edit]

Miriam is a reputable actress, known as one of the queen of the Hong Kong box office who starred in over 30 films with a total box office of around US$50 million worldwide, and was the voice of three Korean and Thailand movies. Miriam also stands out at the worldwide picture with her global awards such as the “Italy Udine Far East Film Festival – The Most Popular Artiste Award” in 2002.

Her most notable works are Sound of Colors , Drink, Drank, Drunk , Hooked on You , Perfect Wedding , Love in a Puff and Love in the Buff .

In 2003, Miriam starred in "Sound of Colors" with Tony Leung Chiu Wai, playing a blind women who found love through a series of fate twisting events. She was nominated as the “Best Leading Actress” by The 9th Golden Bauhinia Awards, a HK film award organized by the HK Film Critics Association.

In 2005, she was nominated for “Best Actress in the leading role” by The 42nd Golden Horse Film Festival Awards in Taiwan for her character in the comedy "Drink, Drank, Drunk."

In 2006, Miriam received “My Favorite Actress Golden Award,” from Performer Year Awards voted by the HK public.

In 2007, she was nominated as “The Best Leading Actress” by The Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award in "Hooked on You".

In 2011, Miriam won her first Best Actress award for Perfect Wedding at the 17th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award. And she was nominated as “The Best Leading Actress” by the 30th Hong Kong Film Award in Love in a Puff.

In 2013, Miriam won her Second Best Actress award for Love in the Buff at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Award.[3]

Other talents[edit]

Miriam is also involved in literature and drawing, reflecting her creatively and talent as an artiste. , her published book is “Miriam experience of school entry” 1998. which encompasses short passages about her reflections on life, travel journals, and sharing with friends. As a full-fledged entertainer, Miriam still made a conscious effort to link her writing to her work. In 1997, she made her first attempt to write her own lyrics to a song named “The Writing is on the Wall” ("字跡").

Charity work and social spokesperson[edit]

Starting from 1999, Miriam has joined numerous charity works and being different Social Development Spokesperson. In 2005, Miriam is elected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong (TOYP Awards), a prestigious award in Hong Kong recognizing outstanding societal achievement and contributions

1999 Charity: Participated in World AIDS Campaign “I Care” Party for youth

2000 Charity: Nominated by UNAIDS (the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) to be the first UNAIDS National Goodwill Ambassador for the HKSAR

2000 Charity: Participated in the 1999 Best Project Awards of the “Youth Action on AIDS Funding Scheme cum Exhibition”; Teen AIDS Walker 2000; Appealed to youth on “Positive Response” VCD and “Positive Response” Day in 2000 World AIDS Campaign

2000-2001 Charity: World Vision 30 Famine Hours Closing Concert (HK)

2001 Performed various duties as “Anti-Drugs Ambassador” for Hong Kong and Macau, such as filming advertisements for the Government targeting youths to stay away from drugs

2001 Charity: Released Charity Stamps for “Action for Smiling (HK)”

2001 Charity: Participated in the Radio show “Safety Seven”; “Building a Harmonious Community” Red Ribbon Centre Fourth Anniversary Publicity Function and Drawing contest; “Fluttering Red Ribbon” Public Performance in Beijing; World AIDS Campaign “We Care” kick-off ceremony

2002 Released “Finding Angels,” a book encouraging people to be angels of today’s society

2003 Various ambassador duties related to child development, such as: Ambassador for Hong Kong Correctional Services Department’s Educational Fund, Po Leung Kuk Child Sponsoring Programme, Caritas’ “Self-Motivation and Resilience in Academic Adversity” Programme, Honorary Celebrity Ambassador of the “Friends of Tung Wah Donation Programme” for underprivileged children

2003 Various ambassador duties to promote health and general wellbeing in Hong Kong such as: “Honourary Occupational Safety and Health Ambassador”, “Dental Health Ambassador”, “Sunny Heart Ambassador” (Mental Health), “Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation Ambassador”, “Organ Donation Promotional Ambassador”

2003 Charity: Chinese New Year Giving Warmth and Care Concert (HK)

2003 Charity: 36 Hours Love World Peace Concert (HK)

2005 Charity: Various appointments by UNICEF such as: Ambassador of the Hong Kong Committee, Ambassador to the South-East Asia and Asia-Pacific Region and Care Ambassador to promote child development

2005 Charity: Field mission to Shanxi of China to show concern to the HIV/AIDS affected children and families with UNICEF

2005 Charity: “Love without borders Concert” (Hong Kong)

2005 Charity: “Macau Teenage No Drugs Concert” (Macau)

2005 Charity: “McDonald’s World Children’s Day Concert” (Hong Kong)

2006 Charity: Miriam participated in the Opening Ceremony of the New Wing of Red Ribbon Centre UNAIDS Collaborating Centre for Technical Support. She is also participated the kick-off ceremony for World AIDS Day activities, organized by the Red Ribbon Centre

2006 Charity: Released Charity Stamps for the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation

2007 Awarded Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, to recognize her outstanding services to the community in promoting public health issues and well-being, and to honor her previous engagement as the Faculty Ambassador in assisting the faculty in raising awareness of medical issues to the wider community

2007 Charity: Met with HIV-infected patients at Integrated Treatment Centre; School tour spreading AIDS protection messages; participated in the production of Announcement of Public Interest “Accept and Care” and related posters; participated in the kick-off ceremony of 2007 World AIDS Campaign “Stop AIDS. Keep the promise,” organized by the Red Ribbon Centre

2007 Charity: Released Charity T-shirts for the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation

2007 Charity: “Healing Hands” Charity Concert with Otic Foundation Ltd, to promote hearing health and assist the hearing impaired community.

2007 Celebrity spokesperson for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to promote the premium quality of Hong Kong’s branded merchandise for the Style Hong Kong Show in Hangzhou

2008 Torch-bearer for the 2008 Beijing Olympics

2008 Appointed Hong Kong Tourism Ambassador and Ambassador for the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s “Hong Kong Shopping Festival”

2008 Charity: Led two UNICEF field visits – Sichuan quake zones and Qinghai. Visited children who were ravaged by the massive earthquake; Also traveled to villages in the remote areas of Qinghai to understand the health projects carried out by UNICEF for underprivileged children and mothers

2008 Charity: Radio Drama “Miriam’s Voice on AIDS” was broadcast in Hong Kong

2008 Charity: “To Hear with Love” Charity Sports Day 2008 & “Healing Hands” Charity Musical Drama 2008 with Otic Foundation Ltd (HK)

2009 Charity: Returned to Sichuan on a UNICEF mission to oversee the rebuilding projects in the quake zones. Upon her mission, she participated in the Press Conference in Beijing to share with the media and the public her experience in Sichuan and the work progress of UNICEF.

2009 Charity: Miriam participated in the production of an UNAIDS radio drama, the production of API “Travel Smart, Play Safe” and related posters and also in the World AIDS Day activity in Shenzhen

2009 Charity: “To Hear with Love” Charity Concert & Lyric Contest Award Ceremony 2009 with Otic Foundation Ltd (HK)

2009 Promoted Hong Kong for the Style Hong Kong Show in Wuhan for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council

2010 Charity: Acted as Regional Ambassador of UNICEF led the field visit to Ethiopia together with UNICEF “Change for Good Inflight Fundraising Programme (CFG)” with Cathay Pacific staff members. The Programme has been raised over HK$91million for UNICEF so far.

2011-2013 Acted as ambassador of Junior Chamber International "City Lady" (Hong Kong)

2012 Established a team of volunteers among her fans to coordinate various community service projects and visits, spreading love and care to the Hong Kong society.

2012 Recorded a song "Dear" for the Hong Kong government to promote family harmony.

2012 Shortly after giving birth, acted as Captain of the Guangzhou Team in China Central Television’s large-scale charity show “Dream Choir” to raise funds for charity

2013 Recorded SARS 10th anniversary song

2014 Charity: Officiating Guest at "World Wish Day 2014" event and charity sale organized by Make-A-Wish Hong Kong

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, Miriam 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. Miriam gave birth to their first child, a son named Torres "RMB" Ting, on 5 June 2012.[4]

In early 2013, Miriam was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery after an asthma relapse and subsequent health problems.[5]


Year Title Role Awards
2014 Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2
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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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.[8]

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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