There is no question that Michelle Yeoh is one of the most versatile actresses working today. To celebrate her 60th birthday (how is she 60?), diversity counts the best performances of her career so far.
From her first role in The Owl vs. Bombo (1984) to her most recent work in the box office hit Everything Everywhere All at Once, she has shown no sign of slowing down and continues to push the boundaries of her craft.
Over three decades she has built a career that has made her one of the biggest Asian stars in Hollywood. Known for her ability to access a character’s emotional core, regardless of genre – she even takes it a notch by performing many of her own stunts – Yeoh is a force in the game
As the highest-grossing film in A24 history, Everything Everywhere appears to be the top contender for awards in the first half of 2022. With a career that has included roles in cult films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Yeoh has never received an Oscar nomination. As we head into fall festival season and awards campaigns take shape, her performance as Evelyn, a Chinese-American laundromat exploring the multiverse, is her best shot at catching the Academy’s attention. Hopefully it won’t be her last. Next up is the role of Dr. Karina Mogue in James Cameron’s anticipated Avatar: The Way of Water (and the three following sequels) on her agenda. She also has a role in Netflix’s Paul Feig’s The School for Good and Evil, due out in October.
Read diversity Ranking of their top 10 performances.
recognitions: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017); “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2005); “Kung Fu Panda 2” (2011)
https://variety.com/lists/michelle-yeoh-best-movies-performances-ranked/ Best Michelle Yeoh Movies and Performances, Ranked