Cecilia Cheung is a famous Hong Kong actress and the ex-wife of actor Nicholas Tse. She is known as a Sing girl—an actress who first received media attention through starring alongside Stephen Chow, and later went on to have a successful career of her own.
Birth Full Name: Cheung Pak-chi
Other names: Other Names: Zhang Baizhi, Pak-Chi Cheung, Cecilia Cheung Pak-Chi, Cheung Pak-Chi, Baizhi Zhang, Bozhi Zhang
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1998–present
Born: 24 May 1980, 39 years and 4 months, Hong Kong, China
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Spouse(s) Nicholas Tse (m. 2006; div. 2011)
Partner(s) Earn Chen (2014–2015), Sun Donghai (2015–present)
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5ft 5in (1.65 m)
Body Measurements: 33-25-34 (84-63-86 cm)
Bra size 32B
Voice type Contralto
Her parents divorced when she was nine years old. She was sent to Melbourne, Australia to live with her aunt at the age of fourteen and then attended Camberwell Girls Grammar School. She has an elder half-sister, two younger brothers and a younger half-brother from her father side.
Her career began in 1998, when she was cast in a television commercial advertising lemon tea. She caught the attention of Stephen Chow after shooting the ad. Later, Cheung made her film debut as a young nightclub hostess in Stephen Chow King of Comedy (1999). King of Comedy became the highest grossing local film of the year, and shot Cheung to fame in Hong Kong. She then starred in Fly Me to Polaris (1999), which earned her the award for Best Newcomer at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Cheung also sung the theme song for Fly Me to Polaris, which gained attention among the masses for her singing ability. In the same year, Cheung launched her singing career with her first Cantopop album Any Weather (1999).
Cheung made inroads into the Korean market with Failan (2001) co-starring Choi Min-shik. The film earned her a nomination at the Grand Bell Awards for Best Actress. She then starred in the Chinese comedy film The Lion Roars (2002). Cheung impressed the audiences with her portrayal of the independent and spunky heroine, and won the Most Popular Actress award at the Chinese Film Media Awards.
For Derek Yee romantic drama Lost in Time (2003), Cheung won the award for Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards. She played a young woman who lost her fiance to a traffic accident, which left her as a grieving single mother struggling to make ends meet. Cheung earned praises for successfully expressing a string of emotional transformations. Cheung also won the Best Actress award at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for her performance in Running on Karma (2003).
Cheung reunited with Derek Yee in the crime thriller One Nite in Mongkok (2004) where she played a prostitute who cross paths with an assassin (played by Daniel Wu). She was nominated for the Best Actress award at the Hong Kong Film Awards for the third time. She then starred alongside Jang Dong-gun in the romance epic The Promise (2005), a $30 million pan-Asian production directed by Chen Kaige which was chosen to represent China in the Academy Awards.
Cheung was cast in her first television project, where she played the legendary singer Zhou Xuan in The Wandering Songstress (2008). She was reportedly paid 200,000 yuan per episode to film the drama.
In early 2008, she was involved in a sex photo scandal with Edison Chen whose naughty pictures were stolen and published when Chen laptop was repaired. After that, Cheung had to temporarily leave showbiz and became a housewife. In August 2011, Cheung divorced her husband. Best Known For Movie Shaolin Soccer.
After a 5-year hiatus from acting, Cheung made her comeback in the comedy film All Well, Ends Well 2011. However, Cheung next few films failed to achieve commercial success and were critically panned. She received the Most Disappointing Actress award at the Golden Broom Awards for her performance in Legendary Amazons and Treasure Hunt.
Cheung has earned 70 million HKD in 2014, ranking number nine in the top ten list of Hong Kong highest (entertainment) celebrity incomes in 2014
Cheung married fellow Hong Kong entertainer Nicholas Tse in a secret wedding ceremony in the Philippines in September 2006. She gave birth to their first son in August 2007 and their second son in May 2010.
On 23 August 2011, the couple made a public announcement of an agreement to a divorce. They agreed to hold joint custody of their two sons. Cecilia dated Singaporean lifestyle entrepreneur and restaurateur Earn Chen in 2014 and later the Chinese entertainment magnate Sun Donghai from 2015 onwards.
1999 Triad threat incident
In 1999, her triad member father, known as Bearded Bravery or Bearded Yung, got into a misunderstanding with a rival gang. As a result, Cheung received rape and death threats against her, when she was still relatively new in the film industry.
2008 Edison Chen Photo scandal
Main article: Edison Chen photo scandal
In January and February 2008, many explicit photos were found online involving Cheung and Edison Chen. The scandal also involved Gillian Chung and Bobo Chan.
Cecilia Cheung Pulls Sons Out of School Once Again.
Negative gossip follows Cecilia Cheung wherever she steps foot. In a recent Singapore vacation, Cecilia was accused of flirting with various men while on a wake-boarding trip. Cecilia appeared in a bikini while surrounded by topless, muscular men. Accompanying Cecilia were her two sons, 6-year-old Lucas and 3-year-old Quintus, who were once again pulled out of school to take their vacations.
Netizens shared photos of Cecilia and her sons as they were spotted at various locations in Singapore, including at an amusement arcade. While Cecilia may have intended to take her sons on a fun trip, her parenting style is once again being criticized as being irresponsible in making the boys skip school for leisure activities.
Although no dates were found on the travel photos, it was reported that the principal of Lucas’ school has already issued a last warning letter to get him back to school. Even father Nicholas Tse has claimed that he is looking into the matter.
While it was not stipulated in the Education Ordinance the minimum number of days a child must stay in school in order to comply with the Education directive, parents must have a valid reason for their children to miss school. By the number of warning letters the school has been issuing to Lucas, it is apparent Cecilia has not provided a valid reason for Lucas’ absences. Even then, she does not seem to be affected much by the warning letters, as she continues to have a good time with her sons while travelling.
Cecilia Cheung was accused of flirting with many guys during S’pore vacation.