Michelle Yeoh
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Malaysia
2023

Michelle
Yeoh

Yeoh made history with her lead role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” as the first Asian woman to receive the Oscar for best actress. And she has not slowed down since then, becoming a household name through her myriad projects. While she began her career starring in Hong Kong action movies, Yeoh’s roles today span several genres. Her most recent projects include Disney’s “American Born Chinese,” “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” and, most recently, Kenneth Branagh’s “A Haunting in Venice.” What lies ahead further demonstrates the range of her acting, from showing the world her vocal chops in the film adaption of the venerable “Wicked,” being helmed by John Chu, to signing on for James Cameron’s blockbuster “Avatar” franchise. This spring, Yeoh received the Kering Women in Motion Award at the Cannes Film Festival.  

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Michelle Yeoh to Star in ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Sequel Series at Amazon

Michelle Yeoh to Star in ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Sequel Series at Amazon

The "Blade Runner" series in the works at Amazon Prime Video has cast Michelle Yeoh in a lead role, Variety has learned. The series, titled "Blade Runner 2099," was ordered at Amazon in September 2022. It serves as a sequel to both the original "Blade Runner" film and the followup film, "Blade Runner 2049." Exact plot details are being kept under wraps, but sources say Yeoh will play a character named Olwen, described as a replicant near the end of...

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