|Miriam Yeung Chin-wah|
|Chinese name||楊千嬅 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||杨千嬅 (simplified)|
|Ancestry||Chaozhou, Guangdong, China|
3 February 1974 |
|Instrument(s)||Singing, piano, guitar|
|Label(s)||Capital Artists (1996-2001, 2010-2012)
Cinepoly Records (2001-2003)
Gold Label (2003-2006)
Media Asia Music(2012-present)
|Spouse(s)||Real Ting (m. 2009)|
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,. 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).
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).
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.
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.
Awards for music and acting
Yeung has won numerous awards for her singing and acting.
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").
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
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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
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.
In early 2013, Yeung was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery after an asthma attack.
|2014||Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2|
|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|
|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|
|Dry Wood, Fierce Fire|
|2001||A Taste Of Love|
|Feel 100% II|
|Dummy Mommy, Without a Baby|
- Miriam Yeung and Real Ting secretly married; Real admits, Miriam avoids
- Xinhua News. Interview with Miriam Yeung. 18 April 2005. Retrieved 23 July 2007.
- "32nd Hong Kong Film Awards 2013". HK Neo Reviews. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
- "Miriam Yeung's dragon baby Torres is born". Yahoo! HK News (in Chinese). 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
- "Miriam Yeung". imdb.com. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
- "Miriam Yeung". chinesemov.com. Retrieved 5 April 2010.