How Michelle Yeoh is going strong in Hollywood

The Malaysian actress, known for headlining action films, hams it up for Last Christmas

Michelle Yeoh credits luck and tenacity for her success.
Michelle Yeoh credits luck and tenacity for her success. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

The Ipoh-born actress cut her teeth on Hong Kong action flicks and became an international name with the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and martial-arts hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).

But as her peers faded from view, she revived her career with a scene-stealing role in the comedy Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and Star Trek: Discovery (2017 to present).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 02, 2019, with the headline 'How Michelle Yeoh is going strong in Hollywood'. Print Edition | Subscribe