Charlie Young (actress)

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Charlie Young
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Background information
Chinese name 楊采妮 (traditional)
Chinese name 杨采妮 (simplified)
Pinyin Yáng Cǎinī (Mandarin)
Jyutping Jeong4 Coi2 Nei4 (Cantonese)
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1974-05-23) 23 May 1974 (age 42)
Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Other name(s) Charlie Yeung
Occupation Singer, actress, director
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Qiu Shao Zhi (m. 2013)[1]

Charlie Young, sometimes spelled Charlie Yeung, is a Hong Kong film actress and singer. She was first noticed after appearing in a jewellery commercial with Aaron Kwok. Since then she has participated in the music videos of artists such as Hacken Lee, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Jacky Cheung and made a number of films, most famously with Tsui Hark (The Lovers, Love in the Time of Twilight, Seven Swords) and Wong Kar-wai (Ashes of Time, Fallen Angels).

She retired at the height of her career in 1997, but has since returned in 2004 in New Police Story.


In 1992, she was signed on to be a singer with EMI (Hong Kong). After releasing a couple of albums with some success (she won the TVB Jade Solid Gold (1993)'s Gold Award of "The Best New Female Singer"), she made her feature-film debut in Wong Kar-wai's arthouse martial arts film Ashes of Time alongside superstars such as Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Brigitte Lin.

In 1994, she made her first collaboration with director Tsui Hark in the film The Lovers (梁祝), a Chinese classical tale about the Butterfly Lovers. Yeung was cast as the female lead, Zhu Yingtai opposite Nicky Wu's Liang Shanbo. Her performance received widespread critical acclaim, rising Yeung to stardom. The film today has been hailed as Yeung's most representative work to date.

Between 1994 and 1997, she was arguably the most popular artist in Hong Kong, with her charming face appearing everywhere from magazines and posters to advertisements and movies.

At the height of her popularity in 1997, however, she called it quits and retired from the industry to start an image consultant business with her Singaporean lawyer-boyfriend in Malaysia.

In 2004, after a failed relationship and business, she made her comeback as the lead actress in Jackie Chan's New Police Story. Following that, she collaborated once again with Tsui Hark in the martial arts movie Seven Swords and starred alongside Andy Lau in the love movie All About Love. She later co-starred in the film After This Our Exile opposite Aaron Kwok. She has made plans to appear in a sequel to Seven Swords. She also played the deaf love interest to Nicolas Cage in Bangkok Dangerous.

In 2006, Yeung and her friends Valen Hsu, Gigi Leung and Angelica Lee, formed "Hope Foundation", a non-profit organization to help children in need, and later formed "Save-a-Smile".

Personal life[edit]

It was a glittery occasion when Charlie Yeung tied the knot with her long-time Singaporean boyfriend Khoo Shao Tze on 2 November 2013. She was the charming star of the silver screen in the mid-1990s, with films such as The Lovers (1994) and the high-profile celebrity guest list at the wedding included bridesmaid and singer Valen Hsu, actress Anita Yuen and director Tsui Hark. This meant that the regional media was out in force as well. Access to the ballroom area was controlled with W Singapore wrist-tags and the contingent of 40-plus media was allowed to stake out the area outside the ballroom. The couple had met in 1993 but split up for a period of time. They reportedly got back together in 2011. The bride and groom obligingly stopped for photographs and to answer a few quick questions on their way in. Yeung said she was very happy and added that she and her husband felt very blessed. Dressed in a white off-shoulder Romona Keveza gown and carrying a bouquet of purple flowers, she looked radiant and elegant while he looked debonair in a black suit.


[2] [3] .


  • Feeling of Love (1993)
  • First Love (1994)
  • Forget Me Not (1994)
  • Smiling with Tears (1995)
  • Mythology (1995)
  • Do Whatever you Want (1996)


  1. ^ "Star-studded ComChest Care & Share Charity Show 2014 raises over S$6m". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Charlie Yeung". Retrieved April 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Charlie Yeung". Retrieved April 8, 2010. 

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