Mary Jean Reimer
|Chinese name||翁靜晶 (traditional)|
|Pinyin||Wēng Jìngjīng (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Jung1 Zing6 Zing1 (Cantonese)|
|Born||22 May 1964|
|Other name(s)||Yung Ching Ching|
|Spouse(s)||Lau Kar-leung (1984-2013, his death)|
|Children||Jeanne Lau, Rosemary Lau|
Mary Jean Reimer (born 22 May 1964), also known as Yung Jing-Jing, is a Hong Kong solicitor, insurance agent and actress.
Early life and film career
Reimer was born in Vietnam (or the United States) to an American father and Hoa mother. Her family moved to Hong Kong in 1965. She began her acting career with the TV series The Youth (年青人) and in 1980, she co-starred with Leslie Cheung in Clifford Choi's youth drama Encore (喝彩). She reached her foremost fame with fantasy Wuxia films, among which is Little Dragon Maiden (楊過與小龍女) where she played the title character Xiaolongnü. Reimer ended her acting career after marriage to Lau Kar-leung in 1984.
Reimer started to work as an insurance consultant in 1989. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education in 1996 and began her career as a solicitor after her exam for her insurance agent qualifications has sections with regards to law, in which she scored 92 points. Reimer owned her business Reimer & Partners. In 2014, she retired after developing hypothyroidism from the physical and emotional stress from being a solicitor.
Reimer was also renowned as a TV and radio host and as a freelance writer with a newspaper column, Dangerous Persons. She has two daughters, Jeanne and Rosemary, with Lau Kar-leung.