Moon Lee

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Moon Lee
Born (1965-02-14) 14 February 1965 (age 52)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actress
Website Moon Lee's Sina blog site

Moon Lee Choi-Fung (李賽鳳); born 14 February 1965 is a former Hong Kong actress who frequently played roles related to the action and martial arts genres in TV serials and films. She was particularly notable in the subgenre known as girls with guns.

Biography[edit]

From age 6 to 12, Lee lived in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for six years with her father, who had business there. She attended Youchang Elementary School. During her stay in Taiwan, she learned Mandarin Chinese and developed her piano and dance expertise. As a result, she often had performances.

When she first returned to Hong Kong to attend middle school, her Cantonese was not perfect and she was sort of rustic. At age 15, Lee was accidentally discovered by a television director, Hsiao Hsianhui, during a school dancing performance. She was recommended to play a role in a television series Fatherland. Since the series did not require too much of her time and she could still study at school, her parents agreed to let her act. In the series, she was a country girl, by the name of A Mun, who looked just like Lee. Ever since then, people liked to call her A Mun. Her performance in the series was so impressive that she began her career as an actress. Since she has been practicing dances from her childhood, it is easy for her to perform action movies with her agile and flexible movements. After her first martial art movie in ancient costumes (Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain), she has not left the stage of action movies.

At 18, freshly graduated from middle school, she signed contracts with both Asia Television and Golden Harvest. Lee Choi Fung was sent to Japan to make an advertisement for Mitsubishi. The company asked her to pick an English name. She chose Moon, as the pronunciation of Mun in Cantonese is close to the English word, Moon.

She played in many television series, exceeding 400 episodes. Subsequently, she focused her efforts wholly on movies, mostly action movies.

In the late 1990s, she gradually left the movie field and was passionately involved in the promotion of the art of dance and established a dancing school to cultivate talented dancers. Her students won excellence awards in Hong Kong dance competitions.

Stunt accident[edit]

While performing the final stunt in Devil Hunters (1989), Lee sustained a third degree burn. Lee was supposed to jump off a window from a second story building to evade an explosion. Due to bad timing by the pyrotechnicians, she was engulfed in flames before she jumped down, resulting in severe burns to her hands and face. The epilogue of the film accounts the details about the accident, along with a message of commendation from the director for her courage and hardwork.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

TV serial drama[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 獨家公開被炸傷真面目
  2. ^ "Moon Lee". imdb.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Moon Lee". chinesemov.com. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 

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