Miriam Yeung

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Miriam Yeung Chin-wah
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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, 2010-2012)
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 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] In 2012, Yeung won the Best Actress Award at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards for Love in the Buff. In 2005, she was elected one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong (TOYP Awards).

Singing career[edit]

Yeung has released more than 40 albums in Cantonese and Mandarin. Many of her songs have been 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).

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

Discography[edit]

Film career[edit]

As an actress, Yeung has appeared in over 30 films with a total box office of around US$50 million worldwide, and had voice roles in three Korean and Thai movies. She won the Most Popular Artiste Award at Italy's Udine Far East Film Festival 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 2011, Yeung won her first Best Actress award for Perfect Wedding at the 17th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award. In 2013 she won her second Best Actress award for Love in the Buff at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Award.[3]

Awards for music and acting[edit]

Yeung has won numerous awards for her singing and acting.

Other work[edit]

Yeung is also involved in literature and drawing. She published “Miriam experience of school entry” in 1998, which encompasses short passages about her reflections on life, travel journals, and sharing with friends. 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, Yeung has done a lot of work for charity. In 2005, she was elected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong (TOYP Awards), an award in Hong Kong recognising 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 Anti-Drugs Ambassador for Hong Kong and Macau governments

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

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

2003 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 Honorary 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: 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

2007 Work in support of 2007 World AIDS Campaign “Stop AIDS. Keep the promise”

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.

2008 Torch-bearer for the 2008 Beijing Olympics

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: “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.

2009 Charity: 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)

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.

2012 Established a team of volunteers to coordinate various community service projects in Hong Kong.

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, Yeung began dating ex-VRF member Real Ting Chi-ko. The couple married on 11 August 2009 in Las Vegas. After returning to Hong Kong, the couple held two wedding banquets in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Wan Chai on 20 December 2010 and in L'hotel Island South in Aberdeen on 24 December 2010, inviting over 500 guests. She gave birth to their first child, a son named Torres "RMB" Ting, on 5 June 2012.[4]

In early 2013, Yeung was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery after an asthma attack.[5]

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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