Yang Kuei-mei

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Yang Kuei-mei
Born (1959-09-06) September 6, 1959 (age 60)
Other namesYang Guimei
Years active1980-present

Yang Kuei-mei (Chinese: 楊貴媚; pinyin: Yáng Guìmèi; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Iûⁿ Kùi-bī; born September 6, 1959) is a Taiwanese actress. She has had starring roles in Eat Drink Man Woman, Vive L'Amour, and The Hole.[1]

Yang has received several awards for her acting. She was named Best Asian Actress at the 1999 Singapore International Film Festival for The Hole ("For the subtlety and sophistication of her performance in the role of a woman determined to hurdle the stresses of urban life"). She also won the Best Actress award at the 2004 Golden Horse Film Festival for her role in The Moon Also Rises.[2][3][4]



Year English title Original title Role Notes
1980 Everlasting Chivalry 俠影留香
1980 Another Spring 又見春天 alternative title: Once Again with Love
1986 Wu Fu Qian Sui Yu Ying Zi Gong 五府千歲與嬰仔公
1986 Feng Kuang Da Zuo Xiu 瘋狂大作秀
1988 Gunman from Nowhere 轟天雙雄
1988 Strawman 稻草人 Wide mouth's wife
1988 The Green Trees 校樹青青
1988 My Beloved 媽媽再愛我一次
1989 We Are in the Same Boat 咱們都是台灣人
1990 Hua Ji 花祭
1992 Hill of No Return 無言的山丘 A-jou
1994 Lonely Hearts Club 寂寞芳心俱樂部
1994 Eat Drink Man Woman 飲食男女 Chu Chia-chen
1994 Vive L'Amour 愛情萬歲 May Lin
1995 Sun Valley 日光峽谷 Hong Liu
1995 Modern Republic 摩登共和國
1996 Tonight Nobody Goes Home 今天不回家 Qin Zhen
1996 In a Strange City 在陌生的城市 Jane Yu
1997 The River 河流 Girl in hotel
1998 A Little Life-Opera 一生一台戲 / 一生愛著戲 Xueyan
1998 The Hole The woman downstairs
2000 100 Reasons for Loving You 愛你的一百個理由
2002 Double Vision 雙瞳 Coroner
2002 Robinson's Crusoe 魯濱遜漂流記 Billie
2003 Goodbye, Dragon Inn 不散 Peanut-eating woman
2004 The Moon Also Rises 月光下,我記得 Chen Pao-chai
2005 The Wayward Cloud 天邊一朵雲 News presenter
2005 Moonlight In Tokyo 情義我心知 Yan
2005 The Fire Ball 紅孩兒:決戰火焰山 Princess Fan Voice
2005 Blue Cha Cha 深海
2006 The Knot 雲水謠 Xu Fengniang
2007 Pleasure Factory 快樂工廠 Linda
2008 Detours to Paradise 歧路天堂 Fei Man-guan
2009 Face
2009 Young Spirit of a Taiwanese Opera Singer 青春歌仔 Television
2009 Our Island, Our Dreams 星月無盡 Huang Te-yue
2012 Love Mark's mother
2013 Stray Dogs 郊遊 Woman
2014 Lion Dancing 鐵獅玉玲瓏
2014 Taipei Factory II: Alla scoperta di Taipei 臺北工廠 II segment "The Thrill is Gone"
2014 The Crossing 太平輪 Yan's mother Part 1 & Part 2
2015 Jupiter's Choice 愛神卡拉OK Hsueh Hung Television
2015 Love You So 牡丹 Short film
2016 A Trip with Mom 親旅行 Short film
2016 Summer Wind 夏風 Television
2017 The Mad King of Taipei 西城童話 Wu Kuei-mei
2017 Hanky Panky 大釣哥 Pai Hsiu-chuan
2017 Damn Mother 媽的!一百種死法 A-man Short film

Television series[edit]

Year English title Original title Role Notes
Needle and Thread 針線情
Duo Qing Cuo 多情厝
Lily of the Valley 火中蓮
Women's Story 女人的故事之旅情
Chocolate 濃情巧克力
1984 Ku Xin Lian 苦心蓮 Kuo Yu-chun
1989 Golden Chair 金交椅 Chu Piao-hung
1990 Reincarnated Flower 再生花
1991 Two Moons 兩個月亮
1991 Career Master 草地狀元
1992 Liang Ren 良人
1993 The Journey Toward Blessings 路長情更長 Ou Mei-yi
1998 Ai Ni Ru Gu 愛你入骨
2002 Everlasting Smile 永遠的微笑 Lin's mother
2003 Great Love on the Street 大愛一條街
2003 Quartet 四重奏 Chen Mei-yue
2007 Stars Know My Heart 2007 星星知我心2007 Lin Ming-yu
2008 I Do? 幸福的抉擇 Fu Ming-chu
2009 The Grass Green Sky 芳草碧連天 Kao Chen A-wang
2011 Taste of Happiness 人間渡系列-幸福的滋味 Kuo Tsai A-min
2011 Facing Life with a Smile 微笑面對 Hou Mei-ying
2012 Dong Men Si Shao 東門四少 Chu Piao-hsiang
2012 Home 回家 Su-liao Ching-mei
2012 Alice in Wonder City 給愛麗絲的奇蹟 Lisa King
2014 Sun After the Rain 雨後驕陽 Chin Mu-dan
2014 Brave Lover 加油愛人 Lin Shu-yuan
2016 Where the Heart Belongs 歸·娘家 Wu Chia-lin
2016 Life List 遺憾拼圖 Yu Chiu-lan
2016 Reborn from the Dust 蘇足 Su Zu (middle-aged)
2017 Go Home 企業戰士回家記 Chao An-pang's wife
2017 She's Family 媽媽不見了 Chen Chin-hsiu
2017 April Rain 四月望雨

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1992 29th Golden Horse Awards Best Actress Hill of No Return Nominated
1993 Singapore International Film Festival Best Actress Won
1995 Singapore International Film Festival Best Actress Vive L'Amour Won
1998 35th Golden Horse Awards Best Actress The Hole Nominated
1999 Singapore International Film Festival Best Actress Won
34th Golden Bell Awards Best Leading Actress in a Television Series Heaven Loves Good Men Won
2002 39th Golden Horse Awards Best Actress Robinson's Crusoe Nominated
2004 41st Golden Horse Awards Best Actress The Moon Also Rises Won
39th Golden Bell Awards Best Leading Actress in a Television Series Quartet Nominated
Asia-Pacific Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Goodbye, Dragon Inn Won
2010 15th Asian Television Awards Best Actress The Grass Green Sky Nominated
2017 52nd Golden Bell Awards Best Leading Actress in a Television Series Life List Nominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film She's Family Nominated
22nd Asian Television Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won


  1. ^ "楊貴媚 - Yang Kuei Mei". 齊石傳播. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Kuei-Mei Yang - Awards". imdb.com. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "'Kekexili' Wins Best Film at Chinese Oscars". english.cri.cn. December 6, 2004. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "Yang Kuei-mei As the New Celebrity Ambassador for the 2016 MOD Microfilm and Golden Short Film Contest - Taipei Film Commission". www.filmcommission.taipei. Retrieved August 8, 2019.

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