Joey Wong Cho-Yee (AKA Joey Wang, Wang Tsu Hsien, or Joey Ong Jyo Han/Hen) (Chinese: 王祖賢; pinyin: Wáng Zǔxián, born 31 January 1967) is a Hong Kong based Taiwanese actress and singer. Along with Maggie Cheung, Rosamund Kwan and Cherie Chung, she is widely regarded as one of the ‘Four Flowers’ of Hong Kong cinema.
|Other names||Joey Wang|
Joey Ong Jyo Han/Hen (Taiwanese), Wang Tsu Hsien
|Alma mater||Guoguang Arts School|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Partner(s)||Chyi Chin (1985-2002)|
Wong was born on 31 January 1967 and raised in Taipei, where she completed her secondary school. She has an older brother, a younger brother and a sister. Her father was a basketball player and encouraged her to become a professional basketball player when she was fourteen. Shortly thereafter she shot a TV commercial for sport shoes which drew the attention of a film producer who made her the leading lady of film It'll Be Very Cold by the Lakeside This Year. Her appearance in the film attracted the attention of producer Mona Fong of Shaw Brothers who invited Wong to come to Hong Kong. In 1985, Wong then appeared in the Hong Kong film Let's Make Laugh II, opposite Derek Yee Tung Sing.
In 1987, she portrayed a beautiful ghost in A Chinese Ghost Story. Her portrayal led to her becoming a film idol in Japan and South Korea. In the following years, Wong continued to star in a dozen more movies playing similar characters, such as a ghost or a vixen.
In 1989, she starred in the Japanese TV series A Woman From Hong Kong, later also starring in commercials and publishing photo albums.
In 1992, she made her singing debut with the Japanese and Mandarin CD single, "Hold You In My Arms Forever". In 1993, she appeared as the White Snake in Tsui Hark's Green Snake, a revision of the Madame White Snake legend told from the perspective of the younger Green Snake.
In 1994, Wong expressed a desire to retire from film making, staying away from the limelight until 1997 when she returned to the silver screen in the Japanese movie Peking Genjin (Peking Man) and released the companion CD single "Who Are You?".
In 1998, she released the extended Japanese CD Angelus and her first and only full CD, in Mandarin, Isolation a.k.a. Isolated From The World.
She returned to semi-retirement after the release of Isolation, but returned once again to films in 2001 with Peony Pavilion, then once again announced her retirement in 2002 after leaving Chyi Chin.
In 2004, she appeared in Shanghai Story and reportedly appeared in a Taiwanese TV series with on again, off again beau Chyi Chin. It was reported that she enjoyed her return to films and reportedly signed a multi-film contract. However, the unexpected suicide of her friend and former movie co-star Leslie Cheung caused her to withdraw once again from the limelight.
In September 2005, coinciding with the worldwide release of Shanghai Story, she once again announced her formal retirement. She currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is studying English.
|1984||Lake Spirit||今年湖畔會很冷||Gong Yu Ping|
|1985||How to Choose a Royal Bride||天官賜福||Nalan Qiong Yao|
|Let's Make a Laugh II||再見七日情||Joey|
|1986||The Ghost Snatchers||俾鬼捉||Hsueh|
|Last Song in Paris||偶然||Julia|||
|Walking Beside Me||心動||Joey Ling|
|A Hearty Response||義蓋雲天||Kwong Sun|
|100 Ways to Murder Your Wife||殺妻二人組||Wang Hsiao Hsien|
|Where's Officer Tuba?||霹靂大喇叭||Joanne|
|1987||To Err Is Humane||標錯參||Jo Chou|
|Private Life||香港小姐寫真||Sam Lee Shing-Pui||a.k.a. Miss Hong Kong|
|Pretty Girl||紅粉情佳人||Lin Yun Fung|
|A Chinese Ghost Story||倩女幽魂||Lip Siu Sin||Nominated Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress|
|The Legend of Wisely||衛斯理傳奇||Sue Pak||a.k.a. Legend of the Golden Pearl|
|1988||Law or Justice?||法中情||Joey Ling|
|My Dream Is Yours||夢過界||Yik Man Sing|
|The Big Heat||城巿特警||Nurse Ada|
|The Diary of a Big Man||大丈夫日記||Joey|
|Fractured Follies||長短腳之戀||May Yau|
|Carry On Hotel||金裝大酒店||Sunflower|
|Picture of a Nymph||畫中仙||Mo Chiu|
|1989||Deception||驚魂記||Queenie / Catherine||a.k.a. Web of Deception|
|God of Gamblers||賭神||Jane|
|My Heart is That Eternal Rose||殺手蝴蝶夢||Lap|
|Spirit Love||飛越陰陽界||Ginny / Ah Fun|
|The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus||潘金蓮之前世今生||Lotus|
|Missing Man||都市獵人||Rebecca / Yat|
|Gift from Heaven||打工狂想曲||Angie|
|1990||Spy Games||中日南北和||Inspector Wong|
|Demoness from Thousand Years||千年女妖||Yun Yuk Yi|
|An Eye for an Eye||唯我獨尊||Wong Fung Yee|
|Kung Fu VS Acrobatic||摩登如來神掌||Princess Yun Lo||a.k.a. Modern Buddha's Palm|
|A Tale from the East||漫畫奇俠||Chu Kor Yee|
|The Big Score||絕橋智多星||Penny Shang|
|Family Honor||無名家族||Hor Yee|
|Point of No Return||都市煞星||Julie Kao|
|The Cyprus Tigers||東方老虎||Joey|
|A Chinese Ghost Story II||倩女幽魂II人間道||Windy Fu Ching Fung|
|1991||Hong Kong Godfather||衝擊天子門生||Mrs Leung Chun Bong|
|A Chinese Ghost Story III||倩女幽魂III 道道道||Lotus||Won Catalonian International Film Festival for Best Actress|
|Fox Legend||靈狐||Suet Gei||a.k.a. Foxy Spirits|
|The Banquet||豪門夜宴||Jacky's wife|
|Red and Black||鬼幹部||Shan|
|A Chinese Legend||追日||Ku Moon Cher|
|An Eternal Combat||天地玄門||Gigi Wong Yi San|
|1992||Casino Tycoon||賭城大亨之新哥傳奇||Vivian Cheng Le Erh|
|Casino Tycoon II||賭城大亨II之至尊無敵||Vivian Cheng Le Erh||Guest star|
|Painted Skin||畫皮之陰陽法王||Yau Fung|
|The Prince of Temple Street||廟街十二少||Teresa|
|1993||Butterfly and Sword||新流星蝴蝶劍||Butterfly|
|The Beheaded 1000||千人斬||Blood Lotus|
|The Eagle Shooting Heroes||射鵰英雄傳之東成西就||Suqiu|
|City Hunter||城市獵人||Carrie / Kaori|
|Green Snake||青蛇||Sou Ching / White Snake|
|Chez N'Ham Story||芝士火腿||Joey Chan|
|The East Is Red||東方不敗─風雲再起||Cici / Snow|
|All Men Are Brothers||水滸傳之英雄本色||Lin Chung's wife|
|2001||Peony Pavilion||遊園驚夢||Nominated Golden Bauhinia Awards for Best Actress|
|1998||世纪末之诗||Japanese television series|
|永遠に抱きしめて||11 March 1992|
|Who are you?||3 December 1997|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1988||7th Hong Kong Film Awards||A Chinese Ghost Story||Best Actress||Nominated|||
|1992||22nd Catalonian International Film Festival||A Chinese Ghost Story III||Best Actress||Won|||
|2002||7th Golden Bauhinia Awards||Peony Pavilion||Nominated|
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