Mary Jean Reimer
|Spouse(s)||Lau Kar-leung (1984-2013, his death) |
Sean Eric Mclean Hotung (m. 2019)
|Children||Jeanne Lau (b.1986)|
Rosemary Lau (b.1989)
|Also known as||Yung Ching Ching|
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 South 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.
Reimer is a practising Buddhist who used to sit on the board of Ting Wai Monastery. She exposed Sik Chi Ding, the abbess, for mishandling millions of Hong Kong dollars in donations and sham marriages with two monks for residency purposes. She has also been active in exposing the practice of fake monks begging in Hong Kong and foreign cities.
- Arnaud Lanuque, Mary Jean Reimer – Biographie, Hong Kong Cinemagic
- Albert Wong (1 April 2006), "Sex, scars and soured affairs", The Standard, archived from the original on 4 June 2011