Carol Cheng

Carol Cheng Yu Ling (Traditional Chinese: 鄭裕玲; born 9 September 1957), is arguably the most famous actress to have ever come out of Hong Kong during the British colonial period. She made her break in TVB Cantonese TV series, Man in the Net. In the 1980s, she was commonly referred to by her nickname Do Do. She is of Sichuanese heritage and her native language is Northern Mandarin. Her family taught her Cantonese since she was young so she speaks it like a native. She is currently a Hong Kong film and television actress and host, and one of the richest TV actresses in Hong Kong that have turned movie actress. She is regarded as a "living Hong Kong Cinema legend" who has brought to fame previous unknowns such as Jackie Chan, Jackie Cheung and Andy Lau. She has won numerous acting awards in both film and television genres, as well as hosting awards. In recent years, she retired from acting but is still involved in hosting. She is frequently the host of TVB Awards Presentation.[1]

Carol "Do Do" Cheng
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Born (1957-09-09) 9 September 1957 (age 64)
Hong Kong
Years active1975–present
Partner(s)Kam Kwok-Leung 甘國亮
Lui Fong 呂方
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest New Performer
1984 Last Affair
Best Actress
1991 Her Fatal Ways

Golden Horse AwardsBest Actress
1988 Moon, Stars & Sun

TVB Anniversary AwardsBest Actress
2000 War of Genders

Most Popular Character
2000 War of Genders
Best Host
2005 Justice for All
2016 Do Did Eat
2017 DoDo Goes Shopping sr 2
Outstanding Actress

Best Variety Show or Special Programme
2015 DoDo Goes Shopping

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese鄭裕玲
Simplified Chinese郑裕玲
Musical career
Also known asDo Do/Dodo Cheng (嘟嘟/嘟姐/Do姐)


Cheng began her career with Commercial Television Limited after secondary school in 1975. After the collapse of the TV station in 1978, she moved to Television Broadcasts Limited and has been a superstar at the channel since. She starred in various drama series. She also hosted shows like Miss Hong Kong Beauty Pageant and the Hong Kong version of the game show The Weakest Link between 2001–2002.

In 1984, Cheng won the 3rd Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Performer. In 1988 and 1991, Cheng won the Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actress. In 2000, Cheng won the TVB Anniversary Awards: My Favourite TV Role and Best Actress.[citation needed]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Cheng has been the recipient of several awards and nominations from the Hong Kong Film Awards:[2]

Year Award Category Film Result
1984 3rd Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Performer The Last Affair Won
1988 7th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Wonder Women Nominated
25th Golden Horse Awards Best Leading Actress Moon, Star and Sun Won
1989 8th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Heart To Hearts Nominated
1991 10th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Queen's Bench II Nominated
Best Actress Her Fatal Ways Won
1992 11th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Her Fatal Ways II Nominated
2000 TVB Anniversary Awards My Favourite Television Character War of Genders Won
Best Actress Won
2005 TVB Anniversary Awards Best Show Host Justice for All Won
2012 TVB Anniversary Award Outstanding Actress Won
2016 The StarHub TVB Awards My Favourite TVB Variety Show Host Do Did Eat Won
2016 TVB Anniversary Awards Best Show Host Do Did Eat Won

Selected filmographyEdit

Variety Shows HostingEdit


  1. ^ "2020 TVB anniversary awards show winner list". 10 January 2021. 38jiejie. 2021-01-10
  2. ^ "Carol 'DoDo' Cheng | on Hong Kong Movie World".
  3. ^ "Carol Cheng". Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Carol Cheng". Retrieved 30 March 2010.