Carol Cheng


Carol Cheng
Carol "Do Do" Cheng
Chinese name 鄭裕玲 (Traditional)
Chinese name 郑裕玲 (Simplified)
Ancestry Chongqing, Sichuan
Born 9 September 1957 (1957-09-09) (age 54)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Do Do/Dodo Cheng (嘟嘟)
Years active 1976 - present
Partner(s) Kam Kwok-Leung 甘國亮
(1980-1990)
David Lui Fong 呂方
(1992-2008)

Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲, b. 9 September 1957), commonly referred to as Do Do, is an actress and host from Hong Kong.[1]

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Biography

Cheng began her career in the 1970s working on a number of Television Broadcasts Limited series. She also hosted the Hong Kong version of the game show The Weakest Link from 2001-2002. In 1983, she made her debut along with Chow Yun-fat, with whom she would later become romantically involved.[citation needed] After her film debut her output became so prolific that at one point she was working on nine films simultaneously, leading her to have the nickname "Nine films Cheng."[2] It was also during this very prolific time in her career that she became the highest paid actress in the region, beating out Maggie Cheung, Anita Mui and Michelle Yeoh, who rounded up the top 5. In 2000, after not appearing on screen for 6 years, she returned to television with a critically acclaimed performance in the sitcom, "War of Genders". It immediately become the highest rated show for the network, TVB and garnered Cheng a Best Actress trophy at the annual awards. She is the highest-paid female employee of TVB.

Personal Life

Cheng still keeps "no marriage and no kids".

In her childhood, her parents frequently quarreled and even fought. When she was eight, they divorced. Her father ran away and left nothing for responsibility, her mother brought up her and her younger brother. The life was often very tough. So she is extremely afraid of marriage and she never wants to have kids at all.

So far, she has had two profound love stories. From 1980 to 1990 , she was the girlfriend of Kam Kwok-Leung. From 1992 to 2008 , she was together with David Lui Fong. Now,they remain friends.

Awards and nominations

Cheng has been the recipient of several awards and nominations from the Hong Kong Film Awards[3]:

  • Best New Performer Award (1983 The Last Affair)
  • Best Actress Nomination (1987 Wonder Women)
  • Best Actress Nomination (1988 Heart To Hearts)
  • Best Actress Nomination (1991 Her Fatal Ways II)
  • Best Supporting Actress Nomination (1990 Queen's Bench II)
  • Best Actress Award (1990 Her Fatal Ways)

She has also won a Golden Horse Best Actress Award, Asia'a version of the Oscars, for her portrayal of a feisty club hostess in the cult movie, Moon, Star, Sun.

Select filmography

  • I Love Hong Kong (2011)
  • Frugal Game (2002)
  • My Rice Noodle Shop (1998)
  • Always Be the Winners (1994)
  • Her Fatal Ways 4 (1994)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1994)
  • Holy Weapon (1993)
  • Murder (1993)
  • Once Upon a Time a Hero in China II (1993)
  • Her Fatal Ways 3 (1993)
  • She Starts the Fire (1992)
  • Heart Against Hearts (1992)
  • Now You See Love... Now You Don't (1992)
  • Neverending Summer (1992)
  • Second to None (1992)
  • Once a Black Sheep (1992)
  • The Banquet (1991)
  • Her Fatal Ways 2 (1991)
  • Armour of God II: Operation Condor (1991)
  • Her Fatal Ways (1991)
  • Queen of Gamble (1991)
  • Slickers vs. Killers (1991)
  • The Top Bet (1991)
  • To Catch a Thief (1991)
  • BB 30 (1990)
  • Tiger Cage 2 (1990)
  • Promising Miss Bowie (1990)
  • Queen of Temple Street (1990)
  • Brief Encounter in Tokyo (1990)
  • Heart Into Hearts (1990)
  • The Return of the Condor Heroes (1976)[4][5]

References

  1. ^ Carol Cheng at the Internet Movie Database Accessed May 16th, 2009
  2. ^ Profile at HK cinemagic Accessed May 16th, 2009
  3. ^ http://www.simonyam.com/hkmw/actors/dodocheng/
  4. ^ "Carol Cheng". imdb.com. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0155546/. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Carol Cheng". chinesemov.com. http://chinesemov.com/actors/Carol%20Cheng.html. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 



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