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Cecilia Cheung

Cecilia Cheung

Born in Hong Kong and educated in Australia, willowy beauty Cecilia Cheung speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. She was discovered in a TV soft drink commercial by Chu Wing Lung, who is now her manager.

Cecilia made her film debut in comedian Stephen Chow's 1999 Chinese New Year release King of Comedy, in which she plays a nightclub hostess who experiences an unhappy love affair. More than a dozen films followed, including Master Q 2001, with Cecilia starring opposite Nicolas Tse.

Most recently, Cecilia garnered the title of Best Actress at the 2004 Hong Kong Film Awards -- among the most prestigious on the global Chinese-language cinema circuit -- for her role in Lost in Time, in which she plays a young woman meeting a new love after the death of her boyfriend.

Aside from her motion picture career, Cecilia has made a name for herself in the recording industry. Her first CD, Any Weather, was released in 1999, followed by several more including a live album and Cecilia Party All the Time.

Cheung is also well known in the advertising world, having done both commercials and print ads for such internationally known companies as American Express, Benetton, and Marks & Spencer.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Cecilia Cheung Facts

BirthdayMay 24, 1980 (43)
BirthplaceHong Kong
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Cecilia Cheung compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Legendary Amazons
Dangerous Liaisons
The Promise
Shaolin Soccer
Zu Warriors
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