|Chinese name||苗僑偉 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||苗侨伟 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Miáo Qiáowěi (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Miu4 Kiu4-wai5 (Cantonese)|
June 18, 1958 |
Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China
|Other name(s)||Sam Gaw (三哥; lit. Third Brother),
Ah Miu (阿苗)
|Years active||1980–1996, 1999, 2004–present|
Five Tiger Generals
|Spouse(s)||Jaime Chik (m. 1990)|
|Children||Miu Yung b. 1991
Miu Chun b. 1993
Michael Miu Kiu-wai (born 18 June 1958) is a Hong Kong actor. He was considered as one of the most popular young actors of the 1980s, and along with Tony Leung, Andy Lau, Felix Wong, and Kent Tong, he was a member of TVB's Five Tigers. Miu's trade mark role was as the dashing and suave wuxia Knight-errant, although he is perhaps best known for the villainous Yeung Hong in the 1983 TV drama The Legend of the Condor Heroes.
Born in Zhoushan, Zhejiang in 1958, Miu and his mother moved to Hong Kong to rejoin his father when he was five. Miu rarely saw his father, a merchant mariner, and was mainly raised by his mother. Miu's father contracted cancer and he was forced to work to support the family. He was originally a furniture making apprentice, but the work did not pay well.
Miu was recruited into TVB's Artiste Training Academy in September 1979. While he was a trainee, he made cameo appearances in several major dramas, such as the 1980 The Bund. Miu's debut character role was in the 1980 The Adventurer's. Immediately after graduating from the training academy, Miu was offered a major role in the 1981 thriller drama The Lonely Hunter, starring alongside his classmate Felix Wong with seniors Carol Cheng and Money Chan.
From 1981 to 1986, Miu together with Tony Leung, Andy Lau, Felix Wong, and Kent Tong were promoted as TVB's Five Tigers, a group of five of the most popular young actors in Hong Kong at the time. In 1987 Miu left TVB, investing in a company manufacturing and selling glasses.
During the 90s Michael Miu devoted himself to his optical business and earned a reputation as a business man. After selling his optical business to an Australian company in 2002, he returned to TVB. He resumed his acting career in 2004 with a comeback performance in the cop drama The Academy.
Miu first met Hong Kong actress Jaime Chik in 1981 while shooting for the TVB television drama You Only Live Twice. They began dating, but separated a year later. Miu dated Anita Mui briefly in 1983, whom he met on the set of Summer Kisses, Winter Tears. Miu and Chik reconciled and the couple married in 1990. Their first child, daughter Phoebe Miu, was born in 1991. Their second child, son Murphy Miu, was born in 1993. Both Phoebe and Murphy attended a private international school in Hong Kong, Sha Tin College. Phoebe attained her Bachelor's Degree at the University of British Columbia located in Canada. Murphy just graduated from a Canadian top ranking high school St. Michaels University School, and this year (2013) he is currently doing his sophomore days in University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
- "Jaime Chik discusses Michael Miu and Anita Mui's romance". Xinhua news (in Chinese). 2009-12-97. Retrieved 2012-06-10.