Ms. Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi (1980-)
Actress and singer Cecilia Cheung was born in Hong Kong and after graduation from an Australian High School, she made a soft drink commercial in Hong Kong that drew the attention of director Stephen Chow, who invited Cheung to take the leading role in his new film “King of Comedy” (1999). That same year, she was casted as female lead in “Fly Me to Polaris” (1999), which won her a Best New Performer Award in the Hong Kong Film Awards. Later she starred in dozens of movies, including “Twelve Nights” (2000), “Wu Yen” (2001), “Second Time Around” (2002), “Running on Karma” (2003), “One Nite in Mongkok” (2004), “The Promise” (2005), etc. In 2004, Cheung won Best Actress Awards in both the Hong Kong Film Awards and Bauhinia Film Awards for “Lost in Time” (2003), and won a Best Actress Award from the Hong Kong Film Critics Society for “Running on Karma” (2003). In 2001, she took up lead role in a Korean film “Failan” (2001) directed by Korean director Song Hae-sung, which hugely enhanced her polularity in Korea. The film won her an nomination in Korea’s Dae Jong Film Awards. She left the silver screen after her marriage to Nicholas Tse in 2006, and returned after 2010, playing in “All's Well, Ends Well” (2011).