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Kathy Chow in April 2011
|Chinese name||周海媚 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||周海媚 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Zhōu Hǎimèi (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Zaau1 Hoi2 Mei6 (Cantonese)|
6 December 1966|
|Other names||Hoi Mei (海味)|
|Years active||1985 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Ray Lui (1988, divorced)|
|Ancestry||Guwalgiya clan of the Plain White Banner |
Kathy Chow Hoi-mei (Chinese: 周海媚; pinyin: Zhōu Hǎimèi; Jyutping: Zaau1 Hoi2 Mei6; born December 6, 1966 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong actress who is widely known for her leading roles in Hong Kong TVB series during the late 1980s to 1990s such as The Breaking Point and Time Before Time. Her popularity peaked in Asia following her portrayal of Zhou Zhiruo in the 1994 Taiwanese adaptation of The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber.
She is a former Miss Hong Kong pageant participant. During the late 1980s and 1990s, she actively modeled and starred in Hong Kong TVB series.
She switched work to ATV in 1998. During this time she would occasionally be featured in Hong Kong films and appear in award shows. Kathy was only with ATV up to 2001 and later left to Beijing for new prospects in her career.
In recent years, she starred occasionally in a few TVB series, but her focus is still in mainland China's productions.
|1986||Cadets on the Beat (豬仔出更)||Jojo|
|1988||How to Pick Girls Up! (求愛敢死隊)||Didi|
|1988||The Truth (法內情)||Eve|
|1989||Nobody's Hero (情義我心知)|
|1989||My Dear Son (我要富貴)|
|1990||The Wildgoose Chase (不文小丈夫)||May|
|1990||King of Gambler (賭王)||Bobo|
|1991||The Holy Virgin Versus the Evil Dead (魔唇劫)||Director Cho|
|1992||James Wong in Japan & Korea (帶你嫖韓日)||May|
|1993||Insanity (觸目驚心)||John's wife|
|1993||Fight Back to School III (逃學威龍Ⅲ之龍過雞年)||Man Ching|
|1994||The Private Eye Blues (非常偵探)||PI's wife|
|1994||Love Recipe (愛情色香味)|
|1995||Don't Give a Damn (冇面俾)||Yau Ching|
|1996||First Option (飛虎)||Sue|
|1997||Cause We Are So Young (求戀期)||Mrs. Chan|
|1998||The Love and Sex of the Eastern Hollywood (愛在娛樂圈的日子)||Maggie Shum|
|1998||Cheap Killers (愈墮落愈英雄)||Ling|
|1998||Beast Cops (野獸刑警)||Yo-yo|
|1998||The Sleepless Town (不夜城)||Xiu Hong|
|1998||Nude Fear (追兇20年)||Joyce Chan Jing-yee|
|2000||Sound from the Dark (陰風耳)||DVD|
|2000||A Game of No Rule (無法無天)||Jeanie Fok|
|2001||Vampire Controller (趕屍先生)||Tien Gee|
|2003||We're Not the Worst (五個墮落的男女)||Moon|
|2004||City Crisis (中年危機)||Siu Ling|
|2004||A Decisive Move (同步凶間)||Siu Lui|
|2007||Crazy Money & Funny Men (大話股神)||Xiao Ling|
|2011||To Love or Not (一夜未了情)||Song Mei|
|2011||Legendary Amazons (楊門女將之軍令如山)||Ma Saiying|
|2013||The Legend of Dunhuang (敦煌傳奇)|
|2015||Hot Blood Band|
Kathy Chow Hoi-Mei also appeared in Jacky Cheung's music video for the song 吻別.
- Wei, An (2013-12-20). "Top 10 timeless female Chinese stars". China Internet Information Center. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
- 金马最佳女配惠英红领衔娱乐圈十大满族明星 [Kara Hui leads the top ten list of Manchu Celebrities] (in Chinese). Hunan TV. 2009-12-29. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
- "Kathy Chow Has Not Aged in 20 Years". Mingpao Hong Kong. 2015-02-06. Retrieved 2015-02-06.
- "Hong Kong's Top 10... TV Soaps". Time Out. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
- Yau, Yan Shuang (2015-01-19). 不老女神發威! 48歲周海媚睽違21年再扮周芷若 [Ageless Goddess! After 21 years, 48 Year Old Chow Hoi-Mei portrays Zhou Zhiruo again]. ETtoday (in Chinese). Eastern Television. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
- "《香蜜沉沉烬如霜》曝照 周海媚何中华强势加盟". Sina (in Chinese). September 22, 2017.