Carol Cheng

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Carol "Do Do" Cheng
Chinese name 鄭裕玲 (traditional)
Chinese name 郑裕玲 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhèng Yùlíng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Zeng6 Jyu6-ling4 (Cantonese)
Born (1957-09-09) 9 September 1957 (age 59)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Do Do/Dodo Cheng (嘟嘟/嘟姐/Do姐)
Years active 1975–present
Partner(s) Kam Kwok-Leung 甘國亮
Lui Fong 呂方
Ancestry Chongqing, Sichuan

Carol Cheng (Traditional Chinese: 鄭裕玲; born 9 September 1957), commonly referred to by her nickname Do Do, is an award-winning Hong Kong film and television actress and a reputable host with decades of experience in Hong Kong entertainment industry. She has won numerous acting awards in both film and television genres, as well as hosting awards. In recent years, she retired from acting but is still involved in hosting.


Cheng began her career in 1975 working on a number of Television Broadcasts Limited series. She also hosted the Hong Kong version of the game show The Weakest Link between 2001–2002. In 1980, she made her debut along with Chow Yun-fat.[citation needed] After her film debut her output became so prolific that at one point she was working on nine films simultaneously, leading her to have the nickname "Nine films Cheng."[1] It was also during this very prolific time in her career that she became the highest-paid actress in the region, beating out Maggie Cheung, Anita Mui and Michelle Yeoh, who rounded up the top 5. During her peak period, she set a record of nine sets of operas in one day. "Cheng nine group's" fame was a box office guarantee with Cheng's high output, with which she was able to match with high quality performances.

In 1984, Cheng won the 3rd Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Performer. In 1988 and 1991, Cheng won the Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actress. When Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited Hong Kong in 1989, Cheng represented Hong Kong's Performing Arts as one of the co-hosts of their reception.

Cheng began hosting entertainment programmes for TVB. In 1997, she returned to acting with a critically acclaimed performance in the TVB sitcom, "War of Genders". It immediately became the highest rated show for the network,TVB, and garnered Cheng a Best Actress win at the annual awards. In 2000, Cheng won the TVB Anniversary Awards: My Favourite TV Role and Best Actress.

Cheng set a lot of records: the first television to accept three international television stations CNN, CNBC and BBC access artist; is the Chief MC of Hong Kong, and in Hong Kong and Guangdong Pearl River Delta region, Taiwan's various large-scale show, live programs can be seen her chair, Cheng is the highest-paid female employee of TVB. She is TVB's Chief actress who is well-respected by many in the entertainment circle in Hong Kong.

Cheng's display of the positive image in terms of her health, nobility, professionalism and responsibility has rendered her the darling of many advertisers.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Cheng has been the recipient of several awards and nominations from the Hong Kong Film Awards:[2]

Year Award Category Film Result
1984 3rd Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Performer The Last Affair Won
1988 7th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Wonder Women Nominated
25th Golden Horse Awards Best Leading Actress Moon, Star and Sun Won
1989 8th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Heart To Hearts Nominated
1991 10th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Queen's Bench II Nominated
Best Actress Her Fatal Ways Won
1992 11th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Her Fatal Ways II Nominated
2000 TVB Anniversary Awards My Favourite Television Character War of Genders Won
Best Actress Won
2005 TVB Anniversary Awards Best Show Host Justice for All Won
2012 TVB Anniversary Award Outstanding Actress Won
2016 The StarHub TVB Awards My Favourite TVB Variety Show Host Do Did Eat Won
2016 TVB Anniversary Awards Best Show Host Do Did Eat Won

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Profile at HK cinemagic Accessed 16 May 2009
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  3. ^ "Carol Cheng". Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Carol Cheng". Retrieved 30 March 2010.