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Maggie Cheung

Maggie Cheung Man-yuk (張 曼玉 pinyin: zhang1 man4 yu4; Cantonese: dzoeng1 maan6 juk9/juk2) (born September 20, 1964) is a Hong Kong film star who cast in more than 80 films since the 1980s.

Cheung moved from Hong Kong to England with her family when she was 8 years old. She returned to Hong Kong after finishing secondary school and worked as a model for a clothing store.

She won second place in the Miss Hong Kong pageant in 1983 at the age of 19, and was later cast in a number of TV dramas and movies. Her career rocketed after she co-stared in Police Story, as Jackie Chan's girlfriend.

She has won numerous Best Actress awards and is best known around the world for her roles in Police Story (1985), Super Cop (1992), Actress (1992), Chinese Box (1997), In the Mood for Love (2000) and Hero (2003). She won HK's top actress award in 1990.

The success of In the Mood for Love left Cheung and costar Tony Leung as two of Asia's most internationally recognized stars.

In December 1998, Cheung married French film maker Olivier Assayas, who directed her in Irma Vep and reduced her work load to two films a year. The marriage lasted for three years and Cheung divorced in 2001. Local newspaper said on September 2003 that she was dating with Guillaume Brochard, the former administrative president of a watch company.

Table of contents
1 Awards
2 Filmography, as actress, includes
3 TV Drama, as actress, includes
4 External link


Filmography, as actress, includes

"In the Mood for Love"

TV Drama, as actress, includes


See also: Cinema of China

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