Karen Mok at the 2009 Hong Kong International Film Festival
|Pinyin||Mò Wénwèi (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Mok6 Man4-wai3 (Cantonese)|
|Birth name||Karen Joy Morris|
2 June 1970 |
|Occupation||singer, actress, composer, producer, designer|
|Genre(s)||Cantopop, C-Rock, Alternative pop, Pop rock, Mandopop|
|Instrument(s)||Piano, Oboe, Gu Zheng|
|Label(s)||Star Records (1993–1995)
Rock Records (1996–2001)
Sony BMG (2002–2008)
Universal Music (2009–present)
|Spouse(s)||Johannes (m. 2011)|
Karen Mok known in the Chinese-speaking communities by Mok Man-wai/Mo Wen Wei (莫文蔚), is one of the leading Chinese actors and pop stars. She has won the Golden Melody Award three times, has released over 20 solo CDs and has acted in over 40 movies.
Mok was born on 2 June 1970 as Karen Joy Morris in Hong Kong and is the sister of the writer and producer Trevor Morris, and a granddaughter of Alfred Morris, the first principal of King's College, Hong Kong. She speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, German and French.
She is of mixed ancestry: her father is half-Chinese and half-Welsh, while her mother is half-Chinese, quarter-Iranian, and quarter-German. Mok attended Diocesan Girls' School from primary to secondary grade in Hong Kong. When she was a F.5 student, she received the 1st Hong Kong Outstanding Students Awards. She later left Hong Kong in 1987 and studied abroad. She attended United World College of the Adriatic near Trieste, Italy from 1987 to 1989, and majored in Italian literature when studying at the Royal Holloway, University of London.
In her initial Hollywood productions such as Around the World in 80 Days (2004) Mok used her birth name Karen Joy Morris, but went to using her stage name Karen Mok for all future productions such as Man of Tai Chi (2013) . She also supplied the voice of Princess Kida for the Cantonese dub of Walt Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001). Mok played the female lead in the 10th anniversary Asian tour of the hit Broadway musical Rent in the lead role of Mimi in 2005 and 2006.
Mok conducted a number of international concert tours, the most recent ones being The original Karen Mok show (2011/2012), The Age of MOKnificence (2014/2015) and the world tour REGARDEZ (2015/2016). She was the first Chinese pop artist to give solo concerts in Madrid and Milan. For her tour REGARDEZ, she also acted as concert director.
Mok married her first boyfriend, German-born Johannes Natterer, at a church near Florence, Italy, on 1 October 2011. Mok has 3 step-children and spends her time between London and her international engagements.
Mok is a strong advocate for animals and animals rights and has been involved in numerous campaigns for this purpose. Amongst others, she has joined efforts to help bears in China whose bile is used for medicinal purposes   and has been on an expedition with Hong Kong Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to demonstrate against culling of baby seals. She has also been involved with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia-Pacific's (PETA).
In 2007, Mok was involved with MTV EXIT, a campaign against human trafficking in Asia. She presented Traffic: An MTV EXIT Special, a documentary on trafficking. Karen currently serves as ambassador for UNICEF, SPCA, Animals Asia Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Enlighten-Action for Epilepsy, Template:Care for Children and Roll Back Malaria (RBM).
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes|
|1993||The Tigers – The Legend of Canton||廣東五虎之鐵拳無敵孫中山||Feminist||cameo|
|1995||Out of the Dark||回魂夜||Kwan|
|1995||Heaven Can't Wait||救世神棍||Joan|
|1995||A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box||西遊記之月光寶盒||Pak Jing-jing|
|1995||A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella||西遊記2之仙履奇緣||Pak Jing-jing|
|1996||The God of Cookery||食神||Twin Dagger Turkey|
|1996||Black Mask||黑俠||Tracy Lee|
|1996||Best of the Best||飛虎II之傲氣比天高||Karen Kook|
|1996||Four Faces of Eve||四面夏娃||Mistress of Chan Giu's husband|
|1996||Young and Dangerous 3||古惑仔III之隻手遮天||Lam Shuk-fan|
|1996||Sexy and Dangerous||古惑女||Van Chai / Chan Lai-wan|
|1996||Those Were the Days||4個32A和一個香蕉少年||Patricia (adult)|
|1996||wkw/tk/1996@7'55"hk.net||commercial short film|
|1997||Task Force||熱面最強||Shirley Lau|
|1997||Lawyer Lawyer||算死草||Wu Man|
|1997||First Love: The Litter on the Breeze||初纏戀後之二人世界|
|1997||Young and Dangerous 4||97古惑仔之战无不胜||Wasabi / Lam Shuk-fan|
|1999||King of Comedy||喜劇之王||Sister Cuckoo|
|1999||Tempting Heart||心動||Chen Li|
|2000||The Teacher Without Chalk||流氓師表||Sister Teresa|
|2000||Roaring Wheels||車神傳說||Suki Fung|
|2000||Bruce Law Stunts||特技猛龍||(herself)||documentary film|
|2001||Goodbye, Mr. Cool||九龍冰室||Helen Poon / Macau Hung|
|2001||Shaolin Soccer||少林足球||Dragon Twin|
|2002||The Irresistible Piggies||豬扒大聯盟||So Mei|
|2002||So Close||夕陽天使||Kong Yat-hung|
|2003||The Twins Effect||千機變||Ivy|
|2003||Love Under the Sun||愛在陽光下|
|2004||Enter the Phoenix||大佬愛美麗||Julie Lui|
|2004||Around the World in 80 Days||環遊世界80天||General Fang|
|2005||DragonBlade: The Legend of Lang||龍刀奇緣||Ying Ying (voice)|
|2005||Wait 'til You're Older||童夢奇緣||Tsui Man|
|2006||The Heavenly Kings||四大天王||(herself)|
|2006||Magic & Me||千變魔手||(herself)|
|2007||Mr. Cinema||老港正傳||Luk Min|
|2008||Lost Indulgence||迷果||Su Dan|
|2008||The Coffin||Zoe||Thai film|
|2010||Go Lala Go!||杜拉拉升职记||Rose|
|2010||The Road Less Traveled||一路有你||Susan|
|2011||The Law of Attraction||万有引力||Mei|
|2011||East Meets West||東成西就2011||Chung Siu-ming / Sammi|
|2013||Man of Tai Chi||太極俠||Sun Jing Shi|
|2013||Better and Better (film)||越來越好·村晚|
|2014||The Great Hypnotist||催眠大師||Ren Xiaoyan|
|2016||A Chinese Odyssey Part Three|
|No.||Album title||Language||Year of release|
|2nd||全身莫文蔚 Karen Mok in Totality||Cantonese||1996|
|3rd||做自己 To Be||Mandarin||1997|
|4th||我要說 I Say||Mandarin||1998|
|5th||就是莫文蔚 This Is Karen Mok||Mandarin||1999|
|6th||你可以 You Can||Mandarin||1999|
|7th||莫文蔚NO.1新曲+精選 Karen More||Mandarin||2000|
|8th||十二樓的莫文蔚 Karen Mok on the Twelfth Floor||Mandarin||2000|
|9th||一朵金花 Golden Flower||Cantonese||2001|
|12th||如果沒有你 Without You||Mandarin||2006|
|13th||拉活...莫文蔚 L!VE is... KAREN MOK||Mandarin||2007|
|14th||就i Karen 莫文蔚精選 I Love Karen Mok Best Collection||Mandarin||2008|
|15th||Hui Wei (回蔚)(also available as a digital album)||Mandarin||2009|
|17th||Somewhere I Belong||English||2013|
|No.||Album title||Language||Year of release|
|1st||愛自己 Love Yourself||Chinese||1997|
|2nd||莫文蔚我愛你 Karen Mok I Love You||Chinese||1998|
|5th||實況轉播 Live Show||Chinese||1999|
|7th||再生 Live Again||Cantonese||2000|
|No.||Album title||Year of release|
|1st||我愛你 電影原聲大碟 I Love You||1998|
|2nd||海上花 電影原聲大碟 Flowers of Shanghai||1998|
|3rd||喜劇之王 電影原聲大碟 King of Comedy||1999|
|4th||走到底 電影原聲大碟 All the way||2001|
|5th||夕陽天使 電影原聲大碟 So Close||2002|
|6th||求婚事務所 電視原聲大碟 Say Yes Enterprise||2004|
- Hong Kong Movie Database
- TIMEasia Karen Mok: 'My Best is Yet to Come' 3/13/2000
- Beech, Hannah (23 April 2001) "Eurasian invasion", Time Asia.
- Episode 44, 19 April 2008 – Be My Guest
- "HK star Karen Mok: Olympic torch is my best birthday gift". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Mok pictures – 2008 China Mobile ...". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "HK actress Karen Mok launches perfume". Chinadaily.com.cn. 10 October 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "The original Karen Mok show". Retrieved 31 May 2015.
- "The Age of MOKnificence" KAREN MOK CONCERT WORLD TOUR 2015 – MACAO". Retrieved 31 May 2015.
- "Press Conference – KAREN MOK 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT TOUR". Retrieved 31 May 2015.
- "World Tour 2015". Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- "MIKA on Twitter". Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- "Karen Mok Regardez World Tour 莫文蔚 看看世界巡迴演唱会2015-2016". Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- "Canon 2009 TVC (Mainland China)". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Press release – China Dongxiang (Group) Co. Ltd". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Chinese Cadillac SRC ad with Karen Mok". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Karen Mok endorsements". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "China Jewelry Market Leading Brands". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Lux "Exhibition" Karen Mok TVC". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Solvil et Titus Ladies Watch Collection". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Celebrity Fans | Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group". Mandarinoriental.com. 28 February 2014.
- AsiaOne Thursday, 26 April 2012 (26 April 2012). "Karen Mok joins Mandarin Oriental's celebrity fan campaign". News.asiaone.com.
- "Celebrity weddings: Karen Mok and Johannes". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Prestige Hong Kong – Luxury Lifestyle ....". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "China Bear Rescue, Rescue Diary". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Growlers World Interview Featuring Karen Mok". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Karen Mok vs. Canadian Sealers". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Maggie Q, Karen Mok, And Sun Li Make Peta'S Exclusive Best-Dressed List". Petaasiapacific.com. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- "Traffic: Karen Mok (Mandarin) on Vimeo". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Karen Mok – more than magnificent". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Habitat for Humanity China". Habitatchina.org.
- "Roll Back Malaria Partnership Champion Karen Mok". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- "Karen Mok awarded cultural ambassador in Bergamo". Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- "Pop Icon Named China's 1st Cultural Ambassador to Italy". Retrieved 4 June 2016.
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