Françoise Yip

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Françoise Yip
Françoise Fong-Wa Yip

(1972-09-04) September 4, 1972 (age 46)
Years active1995–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese葉芳華
Simplified Chinese叶芳华

Françoise Fong-Wa Yip (葉芳華; born September 4, 1972) is a Canadian actress. She first became known for her performances in Hong Kong films, before later also starring in North American films and television shows.

Early life and education[edit]

Yip was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was raised in Toronto, Ontario. Her father is a Canadian of Chinese descent and her mother is French-Canadian.[1]


Her best-known roles are the redeemable bad girls in Jackie Chan's Rumble in the Bronx and Jet Li's Black Mask. Yip appeared in the television series Andromeda as two different characters. She did two movies with Jet Li, the first as a lead romantic interest in Black Mask and the second in Romeo Must Die, where she played a Chinese gangster motorcycle assassin killed by Jet Li and Aaliyah. She has appeared in the film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and Blade: Trinity and guest-starred in the Canadian TV show Blood Ties.



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Ghost Punting Policewoman subordinate
1995 Fighting for My Daughter Girlfriend TV Movie
1995 Rumble in the Bronx Nancy
1995 Nie Lian Maggie
1995 Two Impossible Films Johann Woo Short Film
1996 Kuang ye san qian xiang Wai
1996 How to Meet the Lucky Stars Francoise
1996 Wan feng Herself
1996 Meng Bo Saeko Nogami / Yachi
1996 Black Mask Yeuk Laan
1997 Ni ge mie ye chang Susan
1997 Web of Deception Fion Wong
1998 Futuresport Keahi TV Movie
2000 Romeo Must Die Meriana Sing,the Motorcycle Fighter
2000 Special Delivery Flight Attendant TV Movie
2000 A Good Burn Koa
2001 Witness to a Kill Kirsten Lee
2001 Lunch with Charles Cora
2001 The Pledge Bartender at Airport
2001 Mindstorm Newscaster TV Movie
2002 Cabin Pressure Tammy TV Movie
2002 The New Beachcombers Constable Kelly Mah TV Movie
2004 A Beachcombers Christmas Constable Kelly Mah TV Movie
2004 Blade: Trinity Virago
2005 Alone in the Dark Agent Cheung
2005 Edison Crow
2005 The Deal Janice Long
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Ms. Cullen Yutani
2008 Dim Sum Funeral Victoria
2009 Motherland Raffi Tang
2010 The King of Fighters Chizuru Kagura
2011 Possessing Piper Rose Margot Lace TV Movie
2013 Garage Sale Mystery Katherine Norbert TV Movie
2014 The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story Pauline Gosselaar TV Movie
2017 Deadly Lessons Beverly TV Movie
2018 The Predator Cullen / Tracking Supervisor


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Millennium Stewardess #2 Episode: "The Innocents"
1999 Earth: Final Conflict Beverly Wu Episode: "Heroes & Heartbreak"
1999 Deep in the City Episode: Deranged Marriages
2000 Secret Agent Man Felicia Episode: "WhupSumAss"
2000 Seven Days Li Mai Episode: "Olga's Excellent Vacation"
2001 Wolf Lake Reporter Unaired Pilot
2001 These Arms of Mine Jenny Wong 3 episodes
2001 RoboCop: Prime Directives Lexx Icon 2 episodes
2000-2001 Freedom Jin 8 episodes
2002 Flatland Amy Li 22 episodes
2003 Jeremiah Rachel 2 episodes
2003-2004 Smallville Dr. Lia Tang 5 episodes
2004 Stephen King's Dead Zone Maria Episode: Speak Now
2001-2005 Andromeda Ashael / Rekel Ben-Tzion 2 episodes
2006 Men in Trees Alice K Episode: "Pilot"
2007 Flash Gordon Susan Glass Episode: "Conspiracy Theory"
2007-2008 Blood Ties Kate Lam 14 episodes
2010 Caprica Desiree Willow 2 episodes
2011 Fringe Dr. Rosa Oporto Episode: "Bloodline"
2011 Sanctuary Dr. Lillian Lee 3 episodes
2015 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Aja Episode: "Rule #92: Don't Do the Crime If You Can't Do the Crime"
2015 Arrow The Priestess 2 episodes
2015 Proof Police Officer Episode: "St. Luke's"
2015 Mistresses Doctor Episode: "Unreliable Witness"
2015 Ties That Bind Ying Episode: "Paying for It"
2016 No Tomorrow Rose Episode: "No Soup for You"
2018-2019 Shadowhunters Jia Penhallow 4 episodes
2018 The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells Georgia television film
2018 Take Two Cheryl Axelrod episode: "Death Becomes Him"


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