Anita Yuen

Anita Yuen Wing-yi (born 4 September 1971) is a Hong Kong film and television actress.

Anita Yuen
袁詠儀
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Attending an event organised by Lancôme Hong Kong in April 2019
Born (1971-09-04) September 4, 1971 (age 49)
Other namesLeng Leng (靚靚)
OccupationActress
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2001)
ChildrenMorton Cheung (son) (b. 2006)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese袁詠儀
Simplified Chinese袁咏仪

Pageant careerEdit

At the age of 18, Yuen entered the Miss Hong Kong 1990 pageant. She was a heavy favorite to win the crown from the semifinal to final. During the semifinals on August 5, 1990, she won the Miss Photogenic award. She had a semifinal score of 485, placing 3rd overall. The finals were held on August 21, 1990. She eventually beat out another big favorite, Helen Yung who was 1st runner up and the winner of 2 other awards. Yuen later represented Hong Kong at the Miss Chinese International 1991 pageant, held on February 2, 1991. She took 1st runner up for Hong Kong. She also competed at the Miss Universe 1991 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. She failed to make the top 10 and was placed 60th.

Film careerEdit

Yuen is best known for her role as the female lead in Derek Yee's 1993 tear-jerker C'est la vie, mon chéri (1993). She is also well-remembered in her cross-gender comic role opposite Leslie Cheung in He's a Woman, She's a Man (1994). The two roles won for her the Hong Kong Academy Best Actress awards. She also gave a powerful performance in, for instance, The Chinese Feast, co-starring together with Leslie Cheung. Apart from her role in a great many films, she has also acted in a number of Mainland-Taiwan television serials, such as Hua Mu Lan, opposite Vincent Zhao.

Personal lifeEdit

Her husband is Hong Kong actor and singer Julian Cheung. In May 2006, Yuen announced that she was 3 months pregnant with their first child. Their son, Morton Cheung, was born on November 12, 2006. On June 23, 2007, Yuen was a guest on TVB's Be My Guest with host Stephen Chan revealing that she and Julian were secretly married in Shibuya City, Japan, back in 2001. Anita had finally revealed in early 2021 that after she gave birth to Morton, she and her husband Julian attempted to have a second child first through natural conception with desire for their son Morton to have a little brother or sister, however this attempt failed as Anita's natural increasing age played a large role in this barrier. Anita and Julian then agreed to try In vitro fertilisation using sperm extracted from Julian's collected preserved semen to impregnate Anita, but after multiple procedural attempts, the attempted pregnancy was unsuccessful and they eventually gave up on the attempt. [1][2]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role
1992 The Days of Being Dumb Jane
Talk to Me Dicky
Handsome Siblings Madam Ti
1993 A Warrior's Tragedy Ting Ling-Lam
Prince of Portland Street Yao-Yao
Tom, Dick and Hairy Fong
The Incorruptible Joss Lee
Last Hero in China Miss Nine
Legend of the Liquid Sword Red
The Sword Stained with Royal Blood Jade Ho
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother Yee/Lynn
1994 From Beijing with Love Siu Kam
He's a Woman, She's a Man Lam Chi Wing
C'est la vie, mon chéri Min
Crystal Fortune Run Ko Kit
The True Hero Hung
I've Got You, Babe Ron
The Wrath of Silence Kwong Mei-Chi
Crossings Mo-yung
It's a Wonderful Life Shou-Kit Ho
He & She Tai Lok-Yee
I Will Wait for You Cheung Wai-Sum
A Taste of Killing and Romance Yu-Feng
Whatever You Want Ko Sau-Ping
Tears and Triumph Sai Ming-Jun
1995 Heaven Can't Wait Moon Lady
Just Married
The Chinese Feast Au Ka-Wai
The Age of Miracles Mrs. Sheung
Tragic Commitment Lam Hiu-Tung
Thunderbolt Amy Yip
The Golden Girls Mei-Ball
I Want to Go on Living Yip Fan
01:00 A.M. Fong Siu-Yin
Tricky Business Moon
1996 Entrance of the P-Side Yip Yuk-Sum
Tristar Bai Xuehua
Till Death Do Us Laugh Yuen Siu-Wen
Who's the Woman, Who's the Man Lam Chi Wing
Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star Beautiful
1997 A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation Xiaoqian
Hong Kong Night Club Cora
God of Gamblers 3: The Early Stage Seven
He Comes from Planet K Moon
Up for the Rising Sun
The Wedding Days Rachel Lam
1998 Enter the Eagles Lucy
Anna Magdalena Assistant Editor
Till Death Do Us Part BoBo
2000 Don't Look Back... Or You'll Be Sorry!! Lisa
Lensman: Power of the Lens
Dragon Heat
2003 Kung Fu Girls
2004 Love Trilogy Chui
2005 Love's Lone Flower Yuanfeng
2007 Protégé Kwan's wife
2010 72 Tenants of Prosperity Pinky
2011 I Love Hong Kong Pak Su Jun
2013 Ip Man: The Final Fight Cheung Wing-sing
The Love Experience
2014 The Deathday Party Helen Xin Hailun
2015 I Am Somebody
2019 A Home with a View Mrs.Lu
Integrity Guest Role
Be Water, My Friend

Television dramaEdit

Year English Title Original Title Role Network
1991 Be My Guest Fong On Yee TVB
1992 Angel's Call Ling Shanshan TVB
1992 I'm mad for money 我為錢狂 Garbage-lady TVB
1999 Hua Mulan 花木兰 Hua Mulan CTV
2000 State of Divinity 笑傲江湖 Ren Yingying CTV
2001 The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung 新楚留香 Song Xihu CTS
2002 Innocently Guilty Lin Tian En
2002 The Monkey King 西遊記 The Goddess of Nine Heaven TVB
2004 The River Flows Eastwards 一江春水向东流 Sufen
2005 Love's Lone Flower Yun Fang CTS
2006 The 36th Chamber of Shaolin 南少林三十六房 吕四娘
2008 Love Exchange Sit Tze Yiu (Zita) TVB
2009 Born Rich Cheuk Yat-sam TVB
Love in Trouble Time Sam So ATV
2011 All Men Are Brothers 新水浒传 Lin Chong's wife
2013 Longmen Express 龙门客栈 Sheng Qiuyue
2015 Two Families from Wenzhou 温州两家人 Lin Jialai CCTV
2016 The Adoption/The Adopt 领养 Linda CCTV-8

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Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Nominated work Category Result
1993
12th Hong Kong Film Awards
The Days of Being Dumb Best New Performer Won
30th Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards
C'est la vie, mon chéri Best Actress Nominated
1994
13th Hong Kong Film Awards
Won
18th Hong Kong International Film Festival
Won
1st China Zhuhai Film Festival
Won
1995
14th Hong Kong Film Awards
He's a Woman, She's a Man Won
1997
16th Hong Kong Film Awards
Entrance of the P-Side Best Supporting Actress Nominated
1999
18th Hong Kong Film Awards
Till Death Do Us Part Best Actress Nominated
4th Golden Bauhinia Awards
Best Actress Nominated
2008
27th Hong Kong Film Awards
Protégé Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2009
13th TVB Anniversary Awards
Born Rich Best Actress Nominated
My Favourite Female Character Nominated
2016
19th Huading Awards
Two Families from Wenzhou Best Supporting Actress Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  • Halliwell, Leslie; Walker, John (2003). Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies (15th ed.). HarperCollins. p. 503. ISBN 0-06-053423-0.
  • "Anita Yuen". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2009. Archived from the original on 2007-11-13. Retrieved 2008-08-07.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Monica Chan
Miss Hong Kong
1990
Succeeded by
Amy Kwok
Preceded by
Maggie Cheung
for Center Stage
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actress
1994
for C'est la vie, mon chéri
1995
for He's a Woman, She's a Man
Succeeded by
Josephine Siao
for Summer Snow