Ms Anita Yuen Wing Yi


Actress & Singer

Born in Hong Kong, Anita Yuen was the winner of the Miss Hong Kong Pageant organised by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) in 1990. She then began her showbiz career, hosting TV programmes and acting in TV dramas such as Be My Guest (1991) and Angel’s Call (1992).

For her film debut, The Days of Being Dumb (1992), she won Best New Performer at the 12th Hong Kong Film Awards. With an androgynous, candid and cheerful screen persona, she quickly became well known. Swiftly rising to stardom, she won Best Actress two years in a row at the Hong Kong Film Awards for C’est la vie, mon chéri (1993) and He’s a Woman, She’s a Man (1994), with the former also bringing her a Golden Horse Awards nomination.

As one of the most sought-after actresses in town, she built a body of work that includes From Beijing with Love (1994), The Chinese Feast (1995), Who’s the Woman, Who’s the Man (1996), Stage Door (1996), Tristar (1996) and Till Death Do Us Part (1998), which brought her yet another Hong Kong Film Awards nomination for Best Actress, while she also garnered a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Stage Door.

As the new millennium dawned, she turned to television drama in mainland China and Taiwan, appearing in Hua Mulan (1999), Love’s Lone Flower (2005), Mr. Winner (2001) and Million Bride (2006), among others, as well as Hong Kong dramas such as Love Exchange (2008) and Love in Trouble Time (2009). She also made guest appearances in Hong Kong films, such as Protégé in 2007.

Yuen married Hong Kong singer and actor Julian Cheung in 2001, and gave birth to a son in 2006. In recent years, she has been active in TV dramas and variety shows on the mainland.